“…all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
During the first half term our topic was ‘Rock and Roll’ where we were learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We learnt about what life was like in prehistoric times and how this changed over time. We made torcs, stewed fruit and even went up Bredon Hill to see the remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort.
In science we have been studying rocks, fossils and soil. We used our observation skills to study their properties and designed our own experiment to test them.
We then made our own fossils by using plaster of paris to create a cast model of a shell (replicating a cast fossil).
The children then continued their learning outside the classroom with their un-homework. They were given the task of presenting their understanding of 10 words. Year 3 were very imaginative, creating dictionaries, glossaries, videos and even bringing in different soil samples!
Cross-curricular Volcano Work
Year 3 had a very exciting cross-curricular unit on Volcanoes in the second half term. As well as learning about how volcanoes are formed and where in the world they can be found, the children used their Geography topic to inspire their learning in Computing, Art and Science by learning how to use Procreate on the ipads, to produce volcano-inspired art, and making papier mache volcanoes which they made erupt through the power of science.
This half term we linked this learning to their History topic on the Ancient Romans, by learning about Pompeii. Their ‘Book as a Hook’, ‘Escape from Pompeii’, by Christina Balit, not only supported the children’s learning in English, but also in History.