Class 3 have been very busy this week commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. We have made butterflies for a banner in Nailsworth, created clay poppies, visited the war memorial at Eastcombe, took part in a WW1 workshop, found out about life in the trenches, made model trenches, found out what life was like 100 years ago in our WW1 school day and had a victory tea party…Phew! Take a look at some of our pictures from the week.
Welcome to the new Year 3
We have made a great start to the new school year beginning our theme 80 Days around the World. We have already been thinking about our locality within the UK and Europe. We went on a fantastic walk into the Toadsmoor Valley where we did some sketching of the lake and collected items of nature for some 3D artwork. We are really looking forward to starting our journey around the World learning about different continents and countries both hot and cold.
Class 3 had a fantastic day at Copsegrove Farm on Tuesday 12th June. We were split into groups of Celts and Romans and had to build roundhouses and villas in the woods. We ate scone twists by the fire and had a go at solving Roman numeral puzzles. We searched for Roman Gods and Goddesses and made wattle and daub using willow and clay. As always we enjoyed the walk to the farm but were very tired by the end of the day. A brilliant day was had by all.
We have been learning about the Celtic Queen Boudicca and her fight with the Romans in Britain. We re-enacted the story of Boudicca and created storyboards of the events.
We have begun our new theme by thinking about what Britain was like before the Romans arrived, during the time of the Iron Age Celts. We have learnt about the way they lived, how they hunted and what they were like as warriors. We have been in the nature area completing trails and making Celtic shield designs with nature.
We have also made Celtic roundhouses and life size models of Celtic warriors and Roman soldiers.
Class 3 had great fun learning all about the Cotswold canals as part of their homework. They produced some amazing work which was wonderful to share. We have really enjoyed looking at what everyone has done. Here are some pictures of some of their projects.
Class 3 have been begun our new theme by thinking about what we can see below the water. We made portholes and painted scenes through the window. We had great fun making the portholes and wrote poems to go with them. We have also transformed our shared area outside classes 3 and 4 into a watery wonderland. Come and see our underwater paradise.
Class 3 has been really busy over the last couple of weeks learning about the Solar System and the planets and stars within it. We have found out the relative distance of the planets using loo roll on the playground.
We have also made our own planets out of Paper Mache
We have found out about the phases of the moon and made brilliant flip books.
And we have created constellations out of marsh mallows and spaghetti!
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.