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THROUGH THE AGES

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Year 3 will be looking closely at the different changes that were made in prehistoric Britain. We will be looking at their clothes, jobs, houses, lifestyle and discussing how it is both similar and different to ours.

Keep an eye out on this page to see what 3LB have been up to in their journey back in time!

 

Take a look at the time machines we made to go back in time...

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3LB looked at the information and dates given on the pieces of paper. They then worked as a team to put the timeline into the correct order.

The children were very lucky to be able to have Alive and kicking come into school to take them on a journey back in time to the stone age. We were able to think about what they would eat, how they would eat it and the day to day activities. The children talked about key workers during the stone age times and their importance in the tribe. We were able to go inside our very own cave and listen to a story about a girl called Narla who came to find herself in a lot of trouble. Would she be banished from the tribe or would she be given another chance? Find out and alternative endings to the stories... COMING SOON!

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3LB have started to read Stone Age boy. If you would like to look at it click on the power point below. We started reading the book together as a class and then acted out some of the different parts of the book. The children created freeze frames and the others in the class guessed which part it was. We really enjoyed acting like Stone Age people!

Year 3 have looked closely at Stonehenge. We looked at a legend behind how Stonehenge was created. Many people used to believe that Stonehenge started by giants dancing around in a circle to happy music. Suddenly due to a big thunderstorm, all of the giants froze and turned into rocks. Over time, due to weather, Stonehenge has changed shape and some parts of the rocks are missing. We know that not everyone believed in the legend and another side to the story is that it took 600 men a lot of years to build Stonehenge. How did they get the stones to Wiltshire without cars or boats?

 

 

 

The children acted out the dancing giants legend and used our lovely school field to act out what might have happened. They then wrote some fantastic eyewitness reports about the incident!

Whilst learning about Stonehenge, 3LB had a parent involvement day. This is where parents can come in and help children with a particular piece of work or they can come and see the work their child has been doing during the half term. Our parent involvement challenged the children and parents to make Stonehenge using just bourbon biscuits. Everyone involved loved the afternoon and it got very competitive in 3LB! All of the bourbon Stonehenge creations were fabulous, but our winners of the day were Sam, Alysha and Amy – Jade. Well done to 3LB and the parents!

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We have been looking at the clothes that Stone age people would wear. We discussed that it wouldn’t have just been clothes, but people also wear jewellery. 3LB knew that in the Stone age there was no metal, but they did know that they could have used rocks and animal bones or teeth to make lovely jewellery. Using salt dough, we had a go at making our own!

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The children have been reading a new book called Ug the boy genius of the Stone age. The children have really enjoyed this book and have created some fantastic work from it! Ug wants to invent lots of new things to make his life better. These include: new soft football, fabric trousers, soft quilt and a fire to cook his food on. The children acted out the different scenarios explaining why it would  make life better for the Stone age people.

3LB created their own stone age monster. We talked about what a monster was like. We discussed that they were angry, fierce, mean and ferocious! The children then had a go at drawing their own Stone age monster and collaged them. 3LB have created some fantastic monsters and I was absolutely terrified when I saw them! Take a look for yourself!

You will not believe what has happened to our classroom! Those horrible, nasty monsters came into our class during breaktime and absolutely trashed our classroom! They ruined everything and made us all very upset. We followed the clues around the classroom and then made WANTED posters. If you see any of our monsters, please let Miss Brennan know immediately! We MUST catch them.

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Maths - No Problem!

 

This year we are using a new math scheme. The children are absolutely loving the different way of problem solving and discussing our answers. The children are working in pairs and using lots of different resources to reach their findings. If you have any questions about this new math scheme, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me!

 

 

Chapter 1

 

3LB are learning about:

 

 

Numbers to 1000.

 

 

3LB have been looking at the place value of 3 - digit numbers and their value. We have also been counting in 50s, 10s, 100s, 3s, 4s and 8s!

 

We are using lots of different resources such as number lines, place value charts and part whole models to work out our answers.

 

 

Chapter 2

 

3LB are learning about:

 

 

Addition

 

3LB are looking at adding ones, tens and hundreds to three digit numbers. They are using base 10, number trackers, number squares and number bond diagrams. We have been completing some pretty tricky calculations and hope to keep improving our mathematical skills!

 

3LB are now able to add two three digit numbers together. Sometimes this may involve renaming not only once, but twice! We have looked at working the sums out using base ten and the column method. 

 

Subtraction 

 

Children are using many different methods to subtract numbers. we have used the crossing out method. We are now looking at the base ten method and using the column method. 3LB are working extremely hard with this and we will keep you updated with how we get on! 

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Year 3 are looking at rocks and soils in their Science topic this half term. So far we have looked at fossils and how they are formed. We know that a fossil is thousands of years old and that they are formed at the bottom of the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled as we look further into fossil formation and learn other interesting facts about rocks and soils.

 

Can you name any rocks you might find around school or in the garden?

 

Do you know the three main types of rocks?

 

How could we test what the rocks could be used for?

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In science, 3LB were looking at the properties of different rocks. We wanted to test which we thought would be the best rock to use as a weapon. We discussed that the rock needed to be strong to get through the animal’s skin, sharp so that it can cut through the skin and waterproof so that it doesn’t break when covered in blood! To test all of these we tested the rocks permeability, durability and general use.

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