On our journey back 2.5 million years to the Stone Age, we became hunter-gatherers, collecting fresh fruits and berries and hunting wild animals that we came across. After gathering in all of our fresh ingredients, we decided to test out our Stone Age culinary skills, by following a recipe to cook Stone Age stewed fruit! Apples, pears and blackberries were all chopped, mixed with honey, and cooked into a tasty fruit stew. All children then got the chance to taste their fruity creation to boost their energy levels back up after a long day hunting and cooking! As the photos suggest, it was a massive hit (with most)!
This week, Year 3 have continued their exploration of light and dark. Children have investigated opaque, transparent and translucent objects; looked at how shadows are formed; and how they can change. Some even had time to put on their very own shadow puppet show!
This week, we learnt what it meant to be hunter-gatherers.
In the Mesolithic period of the Stone Age, people often moved around to fine their food - they never settled. Because of this, they had to become very skilled at hunting animals as well as knowing what fruits and nuts they could gather.
We had a go at being hunter-gatherers using our very own spears (javelins)!
Year 3 started their weekly swimming sessions this week. They will go every Thursday morning for 15 weeks and we can't wait to see the amazing things they will achieve. We have already had some fantastic feedback from the instructors!
This week we journeyed through time from the present day (2019 AD), all the way back through the Bronze Age and Iron Age to the Stone Age, 2.5 million years ago!
Children revisited key events in history, including the Great Fire of London, the Gunpowder plot, and even Mr Cavanagh and Mrs Hawkins' Birthdays!
We then worked together to plot all of these on to very special timelines.
This week we launched our topic: Fire Starters!
We became superb archaeologists and did a little digging to find out more about our fantastic topic which takes up back thousands of years to the Stone Age!
We very carefully brushed our evidence to reveal a bit of information about our Stone Age friends before recording our evidence in our books.
Great work Year 3!
Year 3 Blog
In Year 3, we have Miss Williams in 3DW and Mrs McRoy and Miss Myers in 3MM. We have wonderful support staff who help us with our learning every day; they are Miss S Smith and Mrs Lloyd.