A magical and memorable visit to Kents Cavern in Torquay
We loved being archaeologists and artists!
Feeling excited, we crept towards the mouth of the cave. It looks a lot different from how it would have appeared in Stone Age times!
Inside the dark cave, we learned about how the rock and cave had formed, marvelled at the stalagmites and stalactites...
...and even stopped at the ‘Wishing Stone’!
The light from the shell lamps shone bright. When the light was extinguished, we experienced the darkest of darks! We couldn’t even see our own hands waving in front of our faces!
We refuelled in the cafe...
Then, feeling refreshed, we headed back to the cave to show off our artistic skills.
At the end of the trip, we set off back to school with our treasured gems from the dig, our wonderful cave drawings, lots of new learning and a heart full of happy memories!
Well done Year 3. Your ‘Back to the Stone Age’ assembly was simply stunning! What a team!
Delicious Nettle Stew!
As part of our learning in science we have been learning all about different types of rocks. The children have carefully studied rock samples and observed the properties of each. We enjoyed investigating lots of rocks today!
Congratulations to our celebration assembly certificate winners!
We had so much fun on our ‘Stone Age Survival Day’. Thank you to all the adults who helped to create the wonderful costumes to make the day extra-special for the children. We really felt like we had travelled back in time. We can now forage for food and supplies, make jewellery, create natural paint, build a shelter, use Stone Age tools and lots more! The class supported each other brilliantly; showing patience, resilience, teamwork and creativity in everything they tried. Well done, Year 3! 👍
Designing and creating Stone Age jewellery using clay
Finding out about Stone Age survival and trying out the replica tools & weapons (as well as real antlers!)
Making paint using foraged berries, grass, mud, charcoal etc.
Shelter building, inventing games and making music
Lighting a fire and toasting marshmallows to end a perfect day!
A huge ‘thank you’ to Debbie from WildAboutWoods for making our outdoor experience so much fun.
Violent volcanoes are erupting in Year 3!
In science we have been learning all about the Earths structure and how volcanoes are formed. The children have been enjoying this topic immensely, especially when we created our own volcanic reaction in class! Please see the link below for how you could recreate this at home. Perhaps you could take a photo to share with us if you choose to give it a go.
It is lovely to see everyone back from the summer break refreshed and ready to learn. We have really enjoyed sharing our news and adventures as we get back into the rhythm of school life. There is so much to look forward this term, from Stone Age themed days to a whole school Christmas performance! Our fantastic range of clubs start next week (17th September) and end the week beginning 28th November. Please bring in your yellow slips for a chance to join in!
We already share ideas brilliantly with talk partners!
It was lovely to see so many children speaking so confidently about their summer holidays. Some wonderful homework has been completed. Some are on display in the corridor. Come and see the quality! Well done, Year 3!
We have begun to travel, balance and jump with control. Today we perfected our crab walks, bunny hops, caterpillar walks and hummingbird movements. We learned the five basic jumps and started to link together a jumping sequence (tucked, star and half twist!) Mrs Dean is so impressed with how carefully we move and hold our shapes!