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Monday 19th November - Bronze Age beakers 

 

We spent the afternoon pretending to be Bronze Age Beaker People. We learnt who the beaker people were, how they made beakers and what they used the beakers for. It was a very messy afternoon but we had fun and learnt a lot. 

Anti-bullying week 

 

This week we have been thinking about how we can choose respect to make sure we are being a good friend. On Monday we wore odd socks to celebrate the fact that everyone is different. The day started off with an assembly on what bullying is and what respect means. On Tuesday we discussed ways in which people could show respect and gave each other compliments to spread positivity. On Friday we had a visit from somebody who taught us how to deal with bullying and discussed how we could be respectful to each other to prevent people from feeling sad and alone in school. 

Tuesday 13th November - Magnetic games 

 

In science we have been learning about how magnets work and have designed our own magnetic games. Today we started making them! There was lots of dangerous equipment so we had to work together and make sure we were following the Design and Technology rules. We all managed to use the saw and a ruler to cut our wooden sticks to the correct length ready to make into our jinx frame next week. 

Monday 12th November - Stone Circles 

 

We did some research about Stone Henge. We learnt about how it was built, what historians think it was used for and why people still visit it today. We then designed our own Stone circles. We had lots of uses for our monuments; some people created monuments to celebrate friendship, some people created them for spending time with families and some made an arena for fighting. We then made our monuments in sand trays. 
 

Wednesday 7th November - Acting 

 

Today we read an extract from a story called ‘Oi Caveboy’. This story is about a young boy called Iggy, his mum and his dad. It is set in the Stone Age time. Once we had read the first 2 chapters together the children predicted what would happen next and acted them out. The children thoroughly enjoyed their drama lesson and I think everybody enjoyed their little plays. Here are some photos of the children in action. 

 

 

Monday 5th November - Becoming archaeologists 

 

Today the children in year 3 became archaeologists. They had a tray of sand and they had to sieve it to find some objects. They then had to work in their teams to decide which of the objects were important. They then discussed in their groups what the artefact was, why they thought it was important and what it told us about the lives of the Stone Age people. 

Monday 15th October - Cave paintings 

 

In year 3, we have been learning about prehistory. We looked at some of the ways the homosapiens communicated. After looking at cave paintings around the world, we discussed the key themes and designed our own. We then mixed paints to make a colour you might find in a cave. Finally, we stuck our painted pieces of card underneath our tables and lay under it to draw our pictures so it was like we were actually in a cave. Here are some photos of us creating our masterpieces. 

Friday 5th October - Harvest festival 

 

Today we celebrated the harvest. Year 4 did an amazing assembly with lots of information about why the harvest is important and some lovely singing too. Thank you for all of your very kind donations which will now help people in our community who are less fortunate than us. 

 

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Tuesday 2nd October - Trip to the park 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘New Beginnings’. We have been learning about our local area, orienteering around the school and learning about map symbols. Today, we were lucky enough to put our map reading skills to the test as we orienteered around Stamford Park. Thank you to all of the parents who helped us and well done to all of the children for being wonderful! 

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Wednesday 12th September

 

Thank you to everyone who came to 'Meet the Teacher'. Please find the PowerPoint used for the session. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Tuesday 11th September - Science 

 

Our first Science topic this half term is ‘Forces and Magnets’. Today we were investigating which surface created the most friction. Here is our first ever science experiment in action!!

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