Year 3 Blog 2018-19

Welcome to our Year 3 page!
 
On the right you will find newsletters, topic webs and homework information.
 
Below there are some photos of our activities and trips that show our learning in Year 3.
 
  

Victorian Art Day

We started our new topic about the Victorians with a BANG! On Friday 11th January we dropped our usual lessons for a day dedicated to the Victorian artist William Morris. We explored his designs and patterns and went into our very own Nature Garden to get inspired. There we did observational drawings which we later based our artwork on. At six different stations in both Year 3 classrooms we experimented with different motifs and printing techniques including printing with natural objects. Look at our photos to find out more!  

Iron Age warriors 
 
We have been practising our sketching skills in art, trying to add texture and tone to our drawings. We turned ourselves into fierce Iron Age warriors ready to go to battle. Can you recognise some of us??? 
Kenning poetry
 
We have been exploring kennings over the last few weeks and had a go at writing our own kenning poems. Read William and Rhys's kenning and other examples below. Can you guess what they are about?
Bronze Age pottery
 
Just like the Beaker people from Europe who came to Britain during the Bronze Age, we created beakers (or pots) to gain a better insight of life in the Bronze Age. We loved the mess! 
Trip to Ely Museum
 
Last week both Year 3 classes visited Ely Museum to learn more about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Juts like real archaeologists, we closely examined artifacts and replicas from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We also had a go at carving patterns into hard pieces of antler. That was tough because people back in the Stone Age didn't have the metal tools that we have nowadays. So we tried our best only equipped with a sharp piece of flint. It took a lot of sweat and determination though! After that we used ochre to colour our artwork. 
Discovering Stonehenge through art
 
We learnt about the Neolithic monument Stonehenge, which was used for funerals and ceremonies by the people of the New Stone Age. After some internet research, we got creative and recreated Stonehenge in different ways. We are particularly pleased with our background washes and the silhouette of Stonehenge's standing stones in the foreground. 
Stone Age Day
 
On Thursday 11th October it was Stone Age Day. So we all dressed up as Stone Age people or creatures, which was great fun. Both classes got together to do lots of different indoor and outdoor activities, for example cave painting, foraging, making weapons and jewellery. Have a good look at our photos. Can you spot a deer and mammoth?  
Learning about life in Neolithic Britain
 
In Year 3 we have travelled back in time into the Stone Age. After learning about the amazing discovery of the Neolithic village of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands in 1850, we set out to build our own Neolithic settlement. We went outdoors to collect natural materials that we used for our designs. When you look at our villages, you will be able to see houses, farmland, animal pens and many more details showing how life was like for Neolthic people settling down for the very first time.