Friday, 13 March 2015

Fun Filled Start for Year 3

Well it has been a very eventful second half of the Spring term for Year 3. With a visit to Butser Farm in our first week back, which was great fun even though a little wet, windy and muddy. Thank you to Ms.Webb, Mrs. Pomery and Mrs. Clarke for all their help on the day.

We learnt how the Stone Age people built their round houses from the natural materials they found around them, how important carving was to them and we were given the opportunity to do some ourselves, using flint tools and carving into chalk. We also made our own jewellery using copper wire and stone age designs for inspiration, Spun wool (almost straight from the sheep's back) and did some archaeology in the Roman Villa.

In our second week we had our school assembly, which we would like to thank you all for coming to. Our first one, so we thought about what we had enjoyed most recently and combined our experiences and what we had learnt from Music, PE and Butser Farm. We hope you all enjoyed it and we are hoping to be able to perform bigger and better ones in the future for you all. Thank you for all your support, the children I know loved knowing and seeing you all there.

This week we are looking at our History in more depth and trying to understand just how long ago the Stone Age really was. Mr. Boyd-Wallis got us to make a human time line, where one of us was Britain coming out of the Ice Age, all the way to the present day, with a few of us thrown in, being World War II, Queen Victoria, the Invasion of the Romans to Britain and the Birth of Jesus and as you can see we needed the whole field.

In Maths we have been looking a measurement, using metres, centimetres and millimetres for real accuracy. Getting to measure items around the room of various sizes and even each others feet. On this note, please parents don't worry all hands and pencils were washed after the exercise.


  1. Well Year 3, you have certainly had a busy and interesting time so far this term. I think I will visit Butser Farm myself soon - but I will wait for a warmer, drier day! It looks like you all had a lot of fun in spite of the weather.
    Mrs Andrews

  2. Well, Y3! It seems like you've been having a whale of a time over the past few weeks. Mr Boyd-Wallis has obviously been SO busy teaching you all kinds of fun stuff that he's only just been able to find time to write about it on the blog. Super work, everyone! Keep it up!

  3. Great blog post, it's really interesting to see what you have all been learning. Your class assembly was excellent, and I'm enjoying the edible homework!

    Amy's mum

    1. Great blog post, it's really interesting to see how hard we have been working.I enjoyed the class assembly I think it was excellent, and I enjoy having you as a teacher! From Natasha

  4. WOW!Its been really cool going to Butser farm and I loved making our eggs and Easter cards. An awesome term.
    By Bobbie xx

  5. Great blog post, you must off worked hard Mr Boyd-Wallis!!


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