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.
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.