Year 3 News
Year 3 Trip to DEWA Roman Experience
Year 3 had a great experience marching in the footsteps of Roman soldiers in the city of Chester on Monday 11th November. They learnt about the daily life of Roman soldiers. After time spent as Roman soldiers in the Roman Gardens and at the Amphitheatre they then visited the remains of different houses, excavated under the streets of Chester. They observed many artefacts that had been found as well as discovering what it would have been like to live in Chester in Roman times. To finish, they dressed up in Roman clothes, did some excavating themselves and saw the roads that the Romans had built across the country, many of which still exist today in a more modern form. A very interesting day, despite the wild weather. See more photos in our class gallery.
Science - Fossils
Year 3 have been learning about fossils in science. They have completed their own research on dinosaur fossils and have recreated some different types of fossils using salt dough. Can you spot the mould fossil of the shell? Did you know that footprints are a type of trace fossils? See more photos in our class gallery.
As part of our work on fossils we have learnt about the Mesozoic era. This was a period of history that stretched from 248 to 65 million years ago. It is divided into the three time periods in which the dinosaurs lived: the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The animals and plants in the world during this period changed a lot, with the evolution of dinosaurs and the first mammals & birds.
Science - Poos from the past
Archaeologists use a number of methods to help discover, examine and record the secrets of the past. A great way to understand more about humans from history is to learn what they ate. We became archaeologists as part of our cross curricular science and history 'poos from the past' project. Year 3 worked scientifically, recording evidence of bread grains, melon seeds, olive stones, orange or lemon pips, and small stones from bread made by grinding grains with stones (called quern stones) in the samples. We looked at examples of Tudor, Viking and Roman diets before coming to the conclusion that this must be a Roman poo! See more photos in our class gallery.
Maths - Number Bonds
Year 3 have been working on number bonds to 1000 and 10, 000. The children have enjoyed playing bingo, pairs and dominoes to help them with their learning. See more photos in our class gallery.