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Year Three

Topic - What makes our world angry? We've had an 'explosive' start to the term too. We have been enjoying the story of Escape from Pompeii and learning about where volcanos are located and how they erupt. Watch this space for more.....

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Wow! We have been investigating the artist Hokusai and his artwork, 'the Great Wave'. Look at our sketch books where we have tried to sample the watercolours he used, patterns and techniques. Aren't they fab?!

Christmas arts and crafts. Half of our cards went to raise Christmas spirit in Favourdale, the local nursing home.Using techniques of collage, marbling, water-colour and threading. Merry Christmas everyone! 🌲

Look at the fab, history display we created. We've had a fantastic time learning about prehistoric times!

A smelly day for year 3. We architects have been dissecting stone age poo! We think this is from a hunter gatherer!

Science - We have been finding out how animals including humans move around. We know that the human skeleton supports us , protects vival organs and helps us move. We have been learning some new names of the bones in our body with a little help from a visitor to class.

Science - we have found it really interesting comparing our skeletons to other animals skeletons and how they are the same and different. We have tried to idenfity the animals by the bones in their bodies and which bones they could be.

Art & Design - We have been investigating what Stone Age paintings tell us. We have used our sketch books to experiment with different drawing media e.g. drawing pencils, oil pastels, charcoals and chunky graphite pencils. We have observed closely Stone Age paintings and produced sketches.

Art & Design - colour mixing

 

We have revised which colours are primary colours and how to make secondary colours. We have also used black and white to create shades and tones. We have then observed the colours used in Stone Age paintings and suggested how they created the colours as they definitely did not have red or brown paints in plastic bottles like we have today!!!

Art & Design - Cave Paintings/drawing. We have used oil pastels to produce these drawings of an example of a Stone Age painting. We observed the colours used, shapes, lines and shades.

Art & Design - we have been discussing how we thought Stone Age people created their art. We got a little messy using our hands and making our own paint brushes and paint from natural materials.

What a super trip to our local Ball Grove! We found out all about how to identify trees by their leaves, what plants need to grow, we used keys and identified all the different parts of the tree.

We learnt about all the parts of the tree and the job they do.

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The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

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For National poetry day, we have been learning how to perform and entertain people with the nonsense poem 'On the Ning Nang Nong' by Spike Milligan. We hope our makes you smile :)

Stone Age homes... Which would you like to live in the most, and why?

We've been learning about different harvests around the world and discussing the importance of Harvest. Do you like the pumpkins and apples we've made? They have words such as: 'Thank you God for our food and drinks', 'Harvest is important because we can share food with others' and 'I love harvest because we can pray and sing together in church', written on them. Why is harvest special to you?

Soon Year 3 are going to be making their own Stone Age houses, so we have been busy researching all the materials and shapes used by the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic people and making mood boards. Take a look...

Year 3 have been architects. Look at the Stone Age artefacts they have found. Who would have thought the Amesbury Archer would have been here at Christ Church! There was one artefact missing. Who can remember what it was?

In English we are studying 'The boy with the bronze axe.' Who would like to ask Tenko a question? Maybe you'd like too know which animal fur he is wearing or whether his girdle is made of sinew.

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