PE days - Lapwing and Kingfisher - Monday and Thursday
Oyster Catcher - Wednesday and Thursday
Over the summer term we often make the most of the nice weather and so would ask pupils to keep a full PE kit in school all week.
Learn your Times Tables
A huge THANK-YOU to all that came to our Great Year3 Feast. We had a wonderful time preparing and cooking a healthy meal to share with you.
Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to all those parents that came to our 'Learning in Action' session. The children and adults really enjoyed sharing our learning with you.
Butser Ancient Farm visit
Oystercatcher class, Kingfisher Class and Lapwing Class visited Butser Ancient Farm on Monday 21st of November. They attended workshops that explored life in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Early Iron Age.
The workshops included using chalk and flint to create talismans, jewellery making, archaeology and wool spinning. Between activities, pupils experienced the amazing shelter and protection of an Iron Age roundhouse in conditions that were at times a bit cold and windy.
The real wood fire in the roundhouse helped keep the elements at bay and provided an inspiring setting for pupils’ writing in their English lessons when they got back to school.
Pupils were surprised at how sharp rocks could be and used flint tools to carve a replica of a Stone Age necklace from chalk. Pupils learned how archaeologists believe the chalk necklaces were used for religious purposes because of the artefacts they have discovered and researched around the world.
This linked well to the other archaeology activity of the day where pupils used the same tools as a palaeontologist or archaeologist to uncover real artefacts. They were able to identify the artefacts with the help of the activity leader at Butser.
Pupils were surprised at how strong wool spun with a drop spindle can be and some even took home twine they had spun themselves. The standout activity for many was making Bronze Age jewellery and some beautiful creations were wound from silver wire into swirling rings and bracelets.
The pupils were shocked at Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age toilet habits and their many uses for human urine. Thankfully, despite the weather, pupils learned a lot more than that. Pupils used what they had learned at Butser Ancient Farm to produce some excellent Non-Chronological reports and as a setting for their Bronze Age Boy stories.