A day in the Stone Age
Friday 23rd October | 2 comments
Year 3 had a fantastic day on Thursday as they travelled back in time to the Stone Age. Their costumes were fantastic and they got stuck into a variety of exciting activities. The children had a go at creating their own Stone Age dance sequences, demonstrating how hunter gatherers would have moved across their land. They then battled the elements outside as they had a go at making their own fires using a fire steel, some cotton wool and a shell. The children were able to explain how not all of these things would be found in the Stone Age but it was certainly more challenging than using a match! Mrs Wylie was VERY impressed to find some budding sculptors in the year group as the children transformed a piece of clay into a fine pot. In the afternoon, they foraged around the school ground in search of bones, animal footprints, sticks, apples and flint. The children also learnt about the discovery of different cave paintings and had a go at creating some of their own using crayons – they even did it under their desk to make it seem more cave like! The day came to an end with an exceptionally competitive quiz, giving the children the chance to show off their knowledge of the Stone Age. Well done to our class winners!
In Maths, we have been continuing our work on addition and subtraction. The children have worked on a range of learning objectives including adding 1s or 10s to a 3-digit number that involve an exchange. On Friday, they were given the opportunity to apply their calculation skills to the addition and subtraction of money as they were challenged to extract fossils (chocolate chips) from the ground (biscuit) in order to qualify as a palaeontologist!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a week at Farfield if we didn’t get our hands dirty! The children took to the school fields in our science lesson this week to dig up some soil. They were learning about the different layers that made up soil and why different types of soil are used for different purposes. They enjoyed looking at (and feeling) different samples of soil and using the Chromebooks to carry out some independent research.
Homework… The children have been given a Halloween themed maths challenge booklet to work on over the holiday. It is expected that they spend an hour on this however if they would like to spend longer finishing it, that would be brilliant! Please ensure your child continues to work on their spelling targets set as part of their learning log the other week. Extreme learning should still be filled in and we recommend that children spend time completing a range of maths activities and reading.
Well done to all of Year 3 for a BRILLIANT half term. It has been lovely to see the children so enthusiastic about their learning. Have a wonderful half term break – you deserve it!!
From, Miss Ellis