Today Year three were very lucky to go on an intriguing and exciting trip to Creswell Crags in Worksop. We got to go in a real limestone cave (which we have learned in our science topic is a sedimentary rock!) that real Neanderthals used and lived in during the stone age. The children were very excited to see some real flint tools that would have been used for hunting although none of them were keen to trial living in a cave for a day or two! Our lovely guides also took us to the back of the cave where they showed us some examples of the kinds of skeletons that were found in the back of the cave when it was first excavated. The children were very surprised to find out that cave hyena would have lived in Creswell Crags, we were even shown some hyena 'coprolite' (fossilised poo or poo stone) that was found in he caves.
As well as going in the cave we got to practice some traditional survival skills to give us a further insight into the lives of stone age men. Do you like our bender huts?
Today was the Year 3 Assembly and we took our audiences on a Stone Age journey.
The children did a fantastic job sharing some of their fabulous work from this Term. We shared some of our exciting stories entitled 'The ground gave way' and even gave instructions on how to wash a Wolly Mammoth!
Some of our favourite facts were also shared. The other children in school were very impressed with our toilet roll timelines which stretched all theway around the school hall.
We have been learning all about the process of making soil this week in science and writing an explanation text in Literacy to share all of our learning. We even have actions to help us remember the features of the four processes involved in making soil (Additions, Losses, Translocations and Transformations).
Today in science we were investigating the job of worms as translocators in soil by making our own compost bins. We will be checking in on our compost bins to see how they are doing and have even written some instructions on how to make your own .
We have had a fabulous day today in year 3 celebrating a belated World Book Day. Everyone dressed to impress and we had some fabulous costumes - Well Done Everyone!
As part of our celebration of reading we spent some time reading with other children across school. 3IP got to read with 6SH and 3DW read with 1SO. We really enjoyed sharing our favourite books together.
We LOVE reading!!
Year 3 Blog
In Year 3 Mr Cavanagh's class and Mrs Hawkins's class. We have lots of wonderful support staff who help us with our learning every day; they are Miss S Smith, Miss Thomas, Miss Hudson and Mrs Lloyd.