Well done to Daniel this week, for writing a very exciting second part to his Jack and the Beanstalk story. We are very proud of you!
For our Design and Technology unit, we have been using clay to make our own clay pots, similar to those used during the Stone Age. When making our pots, we used the techniques practiced in the last lesson. Everyone worked incredibly hard making their pots and they look fantastic!
In Muddy Adventures we had a ‘den-off’ where the boys and girls competed to see who could make the best den!
Miss Lindsay and Miss Caldwell saw some fantastic designs and incredible teamwork from the boys and the girls!
It was a very tough decision, but the girls did win the den challenge!
This week we have been carrying out experiments to find out the properties of rock. We tested each rock’s:
Can you remember what our 4 experiments were?
This week in Literacy we have been writing explanation texts about ‘How to be a hunter-gatherer’, explaining to our readers how we can live like people during the Stone Age! Averie has done a fantastic peice of independent writing today! Well done!
In preparation for when we use clay, in Year 3 we have been practicing using play-doh to create pots. We looked at the sausage technique by rolling out our material, then winding it into a spiral shape and pressing the edges together. We had lots of fun as well as some great practice! I’m sure when we use the clay, our pots will look fantastic!
This week in History Ash and Aspen have been learning about cave paintings created by Stone Age people. We studied real examples and then had a go a drawing our own using charcoal and chalk!
What did you draw in your own cave painting?
In Science, we have been exploring rocks! We looked at them closely, studied them through magnifying glasses, felt them and described them. After, we compared rocks and sorted them into different groups.
Can you remember the names of any of these rocks?
This week in Computing we have been learning about computer networks. We discussed our school network and went on a ‘network hunt’. These are some important things we found that are part of our computer network:
The router (connects to our ISP)
Our school server
What can you remember about these important devices in our school network?