Books and summertime go together.”

Lisa Schroede

Welcome to Year Three for the Summer Term!!  Our first topic was ‘Roman Invasion’.  …

 

Year 3 visited Chedworth Roman Villa, as part of their learning in History. 

During their workshop, the guide showed them the underfloor heating system and the bath house, both powered in the same way by a furnace. The children were amazed to hear that how clever the Romans were and that even 2,000 years ago they had underfloor heating! The children were fascinated by the pillar system that held up the floor and allowed hot air to move between the pillars and heat up the rooms/water above.

The guide explained to them about Roman toileting, which caused some consternation, as they found out that toilets were communal and shared by everyone. They were also very astonished to hear that there was no toilet paper, just a sponge on a stick, that would be shared…

They also investigated the mosaics in the building and were very impressed that they were still there. They asked their guide some very searching questions! Afterwards they got to make their own mosaics, which they thoroughly enjoyed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Science we have continued with our plants topic from last term and have been super scientists investigating if plants need light to grow.  We worked together to plan our investigations and chose where to grow the cress seeds; one pot was to go in the light and the other pot with little or no light.  We have predicted what we think will happen and will check the pots regularly to observe any changes.  

Day 1

 

Day 4 

We collected our pots to have a closer look at what had happened.  Can you work out which ones have been where?

 

We wonder what will happen on Day 7…

What a busy week we have had to start our summer term!  Miss Taylor is proud of all of the class for being such enthusiastic learners!