On Wednesday, Ash and Oak class visited Butser Ancient farm as part of their Stone Age topic in History.
We sat in a Stone Age style house around an open fire which was quite smoky! Karen and Holly from Butser Ancient Farm told us lots about the history of the Stone Age and then we did some exciting activities.
First we made sketchings in chalk using flint and green leaves for colour, then we became archaeologists digging for evidence carefully using trowels and brushes to find artefacts. After lunch outside, we wattled wood to make a fence in pairs and finally we used wire to create a piece of jewellery – either a pendant for a necklace, a bracelet or a ring.
It was a fantastic trip and we can’t wait to use this in our learning during Topic lessons.
Well done to all those who ran for either School Council representative or Eco representative. It was very close during voting and everyone who stood up to make a speech should be very proud of themselves! For our class, our school council representative this year is Veronica, and our Eco Councillor is Archie! We can’t wait for you to get started and share the class’ ideas for the school.
Archie has set himself a challenge for September, to walk 11,000 steps a day to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research. He has already reached his target of £250 and is now aiming for £600! Well done Archie!
On behalf of the Year 3 staff, I would like to give a warm welcome to the new Ash class for 2019! We had a fantastic first week studying Ed Stafford as part of our Commando Joe topic and everyone is very excited for the learning to come this year.
Wow, what a fantastic year we have had! I am very proud of all the progress Ash class have made this year and how well you have settled in to the junior school. I hope you all have a wonderful, restful summer and have a smooth transition into year 4 in September.
Year 3 had a wonderful trip to sunny Fishbourne Roman Palace today! They took part in lots of activities, including dressing up as Roman slaves, cooking in a Roman kitchen, writing in old Latin lettering (even Miss Duncan had a go!), and searching for mosaics in the museum. There was also time to explore the scented gardens full of lavender and visit the grumpy gardener! The children represented the school beautifully and are looking forward to using their learning in their upcoming topic lessons. Well done Ash class!
Over half term, Ash class created some wonderful Roman mosaics as part of our unit in history this term. These are currently on display to wow people as they walk past! Here are a selection of their creations.
Last Thursday Ash class became rock detectives. To try to find out more about the three types of rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous), they carried out tests to find out about their properties. The density test was dropping the rocks into water to see if they floated if they were low density or sunk which meant they were high density. The permeability test was putting a small amount of water onto the rock to see if it went through. The final test was durability, testing the rock by rubbing sandpaper against the rock to see if it fell apart or not.
Today we’ve been cleaning the outside areas of the school. We planted some plants at the front of the school with Mrs Attree and Mrs Kail to make it look pretty. We also decorated the tyres on the amphitheater so that it looks pretty and people don’t step on them. Mrs Attree’s group also planted poppies and made lovely baskets of flowers for each classroom which we hope will sprout and grow over the next term.
Thank you to Mr Stanley and Mr Haycock for sorting school grounds day, Mrs Newman for the plant pots and lots of plants, Mrs Ring for the seeds, and Mrs Kail and Mrs Duncan for helping us.
We will keep you updated with our plants’ progress!