Welcome to Beech Class
Welcome to Year 3. This term we will be learning all about the Stone Age. We will be exploring the Stone Age way of life, learning about all the activities people did, including making fires, hunting for food, building homes and cave paintings. We will be using a range of sources to answer the question 'How do we know about the Stone Age?' Our topic will be complimented by six day trips to the fantastic Wildwood Craft, where will get a hands on opportunity to experience the Stone Age for ourselves. We will be using the story 'Stone Age Boy' to inspire our English week, as we look forward to writing diary entries as well as our own Stone Age adventure stories. Keeping with the topic of rocks, in science we will be learning all about rocks and soils. Looking at natural, as well as man made rocks and investigation how soil is made. In PE this term we are focusing on invasion games and orienteering. This term we will be working with Miss Ward, as part of Carre's outreach, as we learn and practice the skills needed to successfully play games of Quidditch! It really needs to be seen to be believed! On top of all the other exciting things we will be learning about this term, I'm sure we're going to have a fantastic start to the year!
Mr Hickerton and Mrs Bennett
P.S PE this term is on Wednesday and Thursday, new reading books will be sent home on Monday, to be returned Friday and information about homework will be on our class page.
In English this term we have read 'The Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. We used drama to express how the Stone Age Boy would have felt when he first entered the magnificent cave, full of wondrous cave paintings. We used these pictures to help inspire us as we wrote our own diary entries. (Pictures coming soon!)
In PE this term we have been getting to grips with invasion games by playing games of robbing the nest and Aztecs. We have also introduced the year 3s to orienteering, combining both maths as well as map reading. (Pictures on their way!)
This week we have been thinking about our Christian Value of Thankfulness. We decorated our own 'Thankfulness Flowers' with words and images showing things that we are thankful for. They have really brightened up our class reflection area!
Year 3 had the opportunity to experience the Stone Age for the first of their six visits to Wild Woodcraft. We worked as a class to build a shelter, had a go at tanning a goat skin and handled lots of Stone Age tools, spears, clothes, animal skins, bones, bags and bowls etc. We can't wait to go back next week and see what Maria and Matthew have planned for us!
This week in English we have been planning our own Stone Age adventure stories. We started the week by acting out Stone Age scenes in groups before drawing story maps of our stories. The final part of the planning stage was talking our stories through with our classmates. Next week will begin to write them. We can’t wait to share them with you.
This week we combined maths and orienteering. Not only did we have to answer sums, we had to find the numbers first!
PE and Sport
This week we braved the rain to fine tune our passing skills in football, as part of our invasion games topic. Miss Ward also joined us as we took part in our first Carre’s Outreach event - tennis. It was windy, but a lot of fun.