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Today we walked to Railway Street. When we arrived, we sketched maps of the area and collected data to find out which road was busier: Railway Street or Manchester Street.
Today we wore yellow to celebrate World Mental Health Day and brought in donations to support the charity Young Minds. We began our session discussing what mental health is. We came up with a class definition: " Looking after our own thoughts and feelings,."
We then took part in a Happy Breathing session to help find our own 'Happy Place', where we feel safe, calm and relaxed.
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Today we met Farmer Tom. We will be working together this year to discuss how our learning in the classroom is useful in the wider world, especially on Tom's farm. We asked Tom lots of questions and are excited to get to know more about life on the farm. He told us that he will be on BBC1 this Sunday at 6pm on Countryfile. Tune in to find out all about harvesting.
In the afternoon, we looked at a variety of cave art discovered around Europe. We noticed how many of the images were of people and animals. We discussed how animals were very important as people were hunter-gatherers and needed to hunt for their survival. We noticed the colours used were very limited and were made using natural pigments.
During the workshop, we worked together to create freeze-frames to show how people lived throughout the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
We began the day with a performance of Prehistoric Park. In this performance we learned about the chronology and changes of life in the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
In today's lesson, we looked at the chronology of British history by exploring our school time line. We discussed the importance of reading and writing when it comes to history. Time before written records is known as pre-history. In table groups, we then created
our own timelines before recording these in our books.
In today's lesson we became geologists. We drew Venn diagrams on our desks and sorted a variety of rocks according to their shape, colour and how they felt. We discussed that today we had been classifying and grouping.
Today we went on to the school field to excavate our very own dig site. We became archaeologists as we discovered Stone Age artefacts. We carefully used our hands and paint brushes so we would not damage our discoveries.
We welcome your children back to a new school year in Year 3! We hope that you have had a lovely Summer and are now looking forward to this academic year filled with lots of great learning. Look out for our half termly newsletters informing you of what your child will be focussing on this year.
Your child's class teacher is Mr Jarvis and our teaching assistant is Miss Worsley. Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Remember to check our web page for learning taking place in our class each term!