On the 15th May a Roman Solider came to visit year 3 in an attempt to recruit for the Roman Army. We practised following orders from a Roman, marching and battle formations. We learnt that the testudo formation enabled the army to advance in battle by protecting the soldiers from any incoming attacks.
Trip to Hilliers
This week Year 3 have been on a trip to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens as part of their Roman topic. The day involved looking at artefacts, making and cooking over an open fire, digging for Roman remains and even marching like a Roman army! It was an excellent day and gave the children the opportunity to experience many of the things they have been learning about in class
Removal of brains
Canopic jars for lungs,liver,stomach and intestine
Oil and resin
Wrapped in linen
Casket – put in Book of the Dead
Year 3 are learning about the Stone Age. On Tuesday we had a visiting archaeologist who showed us lots of different finds from the Neolithic period. The children were able to experience cave painting and making beads from clay into a necklace.
Galahad class have been accurately measuring parts of their bodies.
They were using tape measures and measuring in cm to the nearest mm.
We recorded the difference between our leg and arm measurements and discussed which body part were the closest in length.
Year 3 had a wonderful time at the Nuffield Theatre on Tuesday. They went to see Fantastic Mr Fox. Here are their reviews of the show.
Year 3 have been learning about the artist Matisse. They had a go at creating their own artwork in his style.
Year 3 have been learning about a healthy diet. As part of the topic, they made some sandwiches ensuring they had balanced all the food groups. Their parents were invited in to try. They all commented on how delicious it was!
Well done Year 3.
Galahad had an RE day learning about special books. The children brought in books from home which were special to them.
Galahad enjoyed playing maths games at beginning of term.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Curriculum Evening. If you were unable to attend, the hand outs will be sent home this week with your child and the powerpoint can be found on the class page.