We have been making our own Stone Age weapons this week! We made sticks and stones out of paper mache, painted them then attached them together using techniques that people during the Stone Age used! We've had so much fun making them and even more fun pretending we are Homo Sapiens hunting animals in the Stone Age!
This half term, we have been learning about tools that people during the Stone Age used. The clue is in the name...they used stones! We know from evidence from archaeological research that they used stones as hammers so we used our own hammerstones to create leaf hammerings on fabric. We spent time in the nature garden choosing leaves to hammer and even experimented with some flowers!
On Wednesday 3rd May, Year 3 had a very special visitor! Dr Henry Jones (Portals to the Past), an amazing archaeologist, came in and talked to us about the Stone Age! He taught us all about how people lived in The Stone Age, what they ate and how they were able to survive. We built our own Stone Henge, looked at some objects and artefacts and took part in a very exciting quiz! What an amazing day we had!
This half term, Year 3 are learning about The Stone Age! We have been learning about cave paintings and where they have been found. We learned about different prehistoric animals and their names and then had a go at creating our own cave paintings of the animals we learned about. We used out fingers to paint and we only used colours that people The Stone Age had access to, by using natural minerals.
On Friday 31st March, Year 3 visited Abbey House Museum as part of our work about Victorians. Lots of the children dressed up as Victorian children and we had an amazing time learning about how Victorians lived in Leeds!
This half term we are learning about Victorians. On Tuesday, we went to get our Writing books and they had disappeared! Instead there was a letter saying that Mrs Davis had been transformed into a Victorian school teacher and we were going to do Victorian school lessons! Instead of our books, we had to use a board and chalk. We had to practise our handwriting and numbers. We also had to stand up to show respect to Mrs Pettman and Mr Dunderdale when they came to visit us. At the end of the lesson, we were very glad we could go back to normal lessons. Victorian school sounds hard!
In DT this half term, we have been planning and making our own chocolate bars! We found a recipe which included 3 ingredients and made delicious chocolate that included lots of marvellous fillings, just like Willy Wonka's chocolate. As you can see, we absolutely loved our tasty chocolate bars.
This half term, we made our own papyrus style paper using a a brown paper bag, glue and lots of sticky hands! It was so much fun! We even wrote our own messages using Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Can you work out what we have written in our secret messages?
On 31st October, we had a super spooky day in school. We did lots of fun activities, including wrapping ourselves up as scary Egyptian mummies! Take a look at our fantastic spooky costumes. BOO!