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W/C 18th September


In art this week we have been exploring natural art. We discussed the materials available for artists in the stone age and then searched for these on the playground. We used sticks, leaves and even soil to create fantastic artwork and then we told the stories of our art to our class! They included a Stone Age wedding, a campfire song and even people meeting at a waterfall.


In literacy this week we have been learning all about newspapers as part of our non-fiction focus. After reading Stone Age Boy we reported on the discovery of new cave paintings using headlines such as 'PREHISTORIC PAINTINGS MADE PUBLIC' and 'SUPER STONE ART SEEN'. We then used drama to explore the style of news reports and even conducted interviews with Om and the little boy! 



W/C 11th September.


This week we have been looking at place value in maths. We started the week by using base 10 to make different numbers up to 100. We then moved on to writing numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words! We had great fun setting each other challenges outside and writing our numbers with chalk. 




In topic this week we have been learning all about cave paintings. We listened to the story of Altamira, a cave in Spain where archaeologists discovered ancient cave paintings, and thought hard about what we would include on our own paintings. We were set the challenge of painting with our hands and explored mark making and how to create different textures in the paint. In history we researched how cave paintings were created, one of our key questions for this topic. We discovered some really interesting facts which we would be happy to share with you. 













Our first week in Year 3!


We have had an excellent start to Year 3 this week. We have been settling in to our new daily routines and working hard in our new lessons. 


This week we have been revising our four operations in maths. We have worked really hard using our maths bags and resources to add and subtract numbers up to 100 and to multiply and divide by 2, 4 and 5. 


Our topic this term is the Stone Age. In Literacy we have been using drama to explore a picture of people in the Stone Age. We have used freeze frames to capture a moment in time and used speech and dialogue to bring them to life. 


We are hoping to find out more about what people in the Stone Age eat and where they live as this is something that we found out interests us. Hopefully we will learn this soon and will be able to tell you all about it!