We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 3 in and out of the classroom and for useful information for Ash and Silver Birch classes.
Stone Age tools forest school session
Year 3 have completed their engaging Stone Age topic with a fun session in Forest School. We set the children a task of working collaboratively to design and make an effective Stone Age tool. They had to source the materials (though did have some modern means of attaching the rock to the handle). We were so pleased with some of the team work and the children managed to make a range of axes, spears and bow and arrows. Well done Year 3.
Discovering the Stone Age
Year 3 have enjoyed learning about Stone Age cave paintings. After finding out that these painting are an excellent source of knowledge about prehistoric times, the children looked at the content of the painting. This developed their understanding of the importance of animals in their hunter/gatherer lifestyles. During guided reading, the children found out about how Stone Age people made their paints with powdered minerals bound together with animal fat or water. We didn’t mix our own paints but the children had a go at recreating their own cave paintings. They used paints and chalks to draw animals and recreated hand prints and outlines.