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This week during lockdown we have written our own newspaper reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. We spent time researching the event and carefully planning the different parts of our reports. It was really interesting learning all about Howard Carter's discovery and we enjoyed being reporters and writing about it.
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.