Welcome to Year Three 2018/2019
The teachers in Year Three are:
Jay Class - Mrs Susan Fisher
Owl Class - Mrs Anna Maxwell
Supporting us with our learning in class is
Miss Clare Dyer
Mrs Morrison, Mrs Sedgwick & Mrs Roberts cover during PPA
PE kit with outdoor sports wear and trainers are needed for sports lessons.
For indoor PE, please bring shorts and t-shirt .
Year 3 Westonbirt Arboretum Trip 7th May 2019
Year Three children have recently enjoyed a fantastic day at Westonbirt Arboretum in support of the Term 5 & 6 Project 'Treemendous'.
As well as exploring the grounds the children undertook a workshop with the educational staff at Westonbirt.; learning about what a tree needs to grow, how soil is created, the process of photosynthesis and the elements of the tree itself. They were very interested to find the oldest tree, one that has a fire-resistant bark as well as one that was thought to be around in the time of the dinosaurs, become extinct but found again in Australia! Many thanks to all the adults who supported us during the trip and we hope you enjoy the photos.
Stone Age Shelters
As you can see from the attached photographs, Year Three children have been very busy constructing their own Stone Age shelters. They were given some very basic equipment, together with sticks, string, clay and fabric and invited as a group to design and make their own shelters. As you can see they threw themselves wholeheartedly into the task with some fantastic results! Not only did they create some very solid shelters, they all worked together really well within their teams. If you are passing Year Three area, stop and have a look at the display.
Year Three became archaeologists today, dissecting a chocolate chip cookie as a way of identifying how difficult and painstaking the work is to uncover hidden bones and old treasures! In fact it became something of a competition to see how many they could find in each one!
They all agreed it was very difficult work but have become fascinated in how historical items have been rediscovered. During the day they also enjoyed creating their own 'cave paintings' which now form part of a display as well as decorating their project books. We also now have a stunning collection of 'bone jewellery' made from clay made during the day.
Year Three Trip to Cheddar Caves.
The children have recently enjoyed a very successful trip to the Caves to further their knowledge of the Stone Age. During the visit they all had the opportunity to meet a 'Cave Man' and learn about his very basic lifestyle. After an initial introduction to the caves, they all enjoyed their visit deep underground and had the opportunity to explore the local museum. They were also fascinated to earn more about the discovery of the Cheddar Man skeleton and the subsequent reconstruction of what scientists feel he may well have looked like. Enjoy our photos.