Week beginning 5th October
This week, Europe North have been testing different rocks to see which would be most suitable for the walls and roof of a house. We talked about the different types of rock and used their scientific names. I wonder who can explain what sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks are?
This week, Europe North have been busy in Science and Art. We have been making close observations of rocks and learning about how fossils are formed. Ask us what kind of rock you find fossils in and what we did in class to learn about his kind of rock.
This week, Europe South have also been busy in History, Science and Computing. In History we built on our Stone Age knowledge, moving on to learn about the Bronze Age. In Science we have been testing rocks to determine which rocks are strong and permeable. Finally, we linked our Flint and Fire topic to Computing by using Paint to create a Stone Age cave painting.
North Europe have looked at Cave paintings from the Lascaux Caves in France as well as reading 'The First Drawing'. We then used the 'Paint' on the computers to create our own cave paintings. we had fun trying to control the mouse.
South Europe have started investigating different rocks in Science, studying them closely and noticing similarities and differences. Then they moved onto learning how fossils are formed and even made a class fossil!
Both classes have been enjoying PE and games outdoors - making the most of the lovely weather!
Both classes are practising their computing skills, both in the classroom -learning about inputs, ouputs and processes - and in the ICT suite where using a mouse has been the focus!
This Friday, Year 3 will have their first experience of going up to our woodland area, The Copse, where they will be preparing for some very exciting outdoor learning next week!