Year 3 had a fantastic day at Copsegrove Farm on their Mission to the Moon. The children survived the long walk to the farm to find out they were going to be launching rockets to the Moon. But first they had to discover their team names by finding clues in the woods. The teams were Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Neptune. Throughout the day they had to find out facts about Planets, make space wraps containing asteroids, moons and chocolate spread, create aliens in clay and of course build their rockets!
The new class 3 have come back to school raring and ready to go. Already we have had fun creating paper mache planets, doing an outdoor trail on Space and the odd bit of alien spotting. A few strange aliens keep arriving in the classroom and they seem to particularly like the windows. The children have been bringing in lots of books and information about Space which is fantastic. It is great to see them so enthusiastic. We have created a space ship in our shared area and the classroom is beginning to look full already.
Year 3 had a great day in Gloucester learning about how the Anglo-Saxons created St Peter’s Abbey which later became the Cathedral today. They had good fun dressing up as Anglo-Saxons on probably the hottest day of the year so far. (we couldn’t persuade them to take them off!) We looked at artefacts, learnt about Kings and even went down into the Crypt at the Cathedral which was really interesting and cold. Here are some pictures of our day.
Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time on residential this week at The Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset. We lived like Vikings in a traditional Long house and dressed up in Viking clothing. The children learnt how to make vegetable stew, grind flour to make bread, make butter from double cream and make cheese. They ate a long hanging tables around the fire. Out side the children had to collect , chop and saw the firewood ready for the fire. We learnt how to pay Viking games and were able to explore the roundhouse and work the waterwheel. At bedtime the children rolled out sheepskin rugs to sleep on (some had more sleep than others!) In the morning we had breakfast and packed ready to go home. What an amazing experience, one I’m sure they will not forget.
Class 3 had a fantastic day at Copsegrove farm last week. After a long walk to the farm we gathered round the campfire to be given our first task which was a trail in the woods and time to explore. The children had to find the names of places the Vikings came from and went to.
We also had to investigate the loo!
After the trail we had a look at the types of items the Vikings would have traded such as honey and animal furs for wine and silks.
Next we were given 3 tasks to complete, Viking cooking over the wood fire, longhouse building in the woods and solving rune riddles.
After a fantastic day, we walked back to Bisley to meet our parents, not before saying “Hello” to Elvis the Bull.
The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings have arrived in Class 3 this term. We have already been finding out where they came from and why they came to Britain. We have looked at Anglo-Saxon artefacts and completed maps. We are really looking forward to visiting Copsegrove Farm and our Viking residential later in the term.
Year 3 had a fantastic day on the 13th January going back in time to the Stone Age. Or as it turned out The Ice Age! The children had fun hunting Mammoths, Sabre toothed tigers and Mastadons as well as gathering berries, nuts and honey in the school grounds. They ate Mammoth steaks over the camp fire and made berry stew. In the afternoon, they created Mammoths out of milk cartons which are now walking proudly across our classroom wall. Great fun was had by all.
You may have noticed some strange happenings down in the Year 3 and 4 shared area. No, we haven’t taken over the Amazon delivery service, but we have been slowly converting the area into a Stone Age Cave as part of our new theme. I think you will agree it is looking fantastic. The children have worked really hard on creating the art work for the walls and have thoroughly enjoyed finding out about the Stone Age so far. Here is a taste of things to come.
Class 3 have been researching habitats around the World. In groups they had to find out about their habitat, discover where in the world it can be found, what animals and plants live there and what the climate is like. They really enjoyed this task and each group produced a poster to show the information collected.
Arctic and Antarctic
Ponds and Lakes
We have been finding out about the history of Bussage and the school. We found some old maps and photographs of the estate before and after it was built. The most interesting photographs were of the old school building and the building of the new school. We spent a fascinating afternoon looking at the pictures and spotting all the changes that have happened over time.