Fabulous felt

In our English lessons we have been writing instructions to make felt. We then used these to make the felt in our DT lessons which we turned into purses like they would have used in the Stone Age. These would have been used to carry around precious coins. Have a look at how we did!

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This term we are studying animals in Science. On Thursday we made skeletons using cut out bones and labelled them. We drew around one person in our group to get an outline and tried our best using our knowledge of skeletons to make a person. Check out the photos below to see how we did!

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Super Stone Age homework!

Wow! What amazing homework Ash class have created over the half term. Miss Duncan and Mrs Attree were so impressed by the models you have made, we had to show them off! Here are some of them.

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Butser Ancient Farm

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.

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Stone Age Counting

Ash class were set an interesting homework last week, creating a new way of counting in the Stone Age!

The children used imaginative ways to record these. Here are just a few!

Dylan’s idea
Niamh’s numbers
A number from Evie’s video!
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Class representatives

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.

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Go Archie!

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!

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Welcome to year 3!

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.

– Miss Duncan

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End of the 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.

~ Miss Duncan

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Fishbourne Roman Palace trip

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!

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