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Meteors – Year 3

Mr Attewell (Class Teacher)

Mrs Gourlay (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Ebbs, Miss White (LSAs)

Summer 2017

This term, we have been learning all about the Romans. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from History Off the Page, during which we had opportunities to use authentic Roman techniques and materials to create mosaics, broaches, skin products, clay pots, medicines and wax tablets.

We also experienced what life would have been like as a Roman legionary (soldier)

…or as a servant!

In maths, we have been learning about measurements and took advantage of the recent sunshine to carry out our learning outside. We examined a variety of containers and predicted which had the largest capacities. We then tested our predictions by using our measuring skills to investigate.

Throughout the year, we have also been learning to play the violin. We have learnt the correct way to hold the instrument and the ways which it can be played to create different sounds. We have become familiar with some of the Italian words used to describe these techniques, such as pizzicato (to pluck) and forte (to play loudly). We were very proud of our recent performance to our friends and family.


Autumn 2016

We have had an exciting start to the year in Meteors class and the children are thoroughly enjoying their new subjects of swimming, French and violins. We have also been learning about Prehistoric Britain and what life was like for people living in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. 

We studied various examples of Stone Age cave paintings and used chalk, charcoal and pastels to create our own. 
We also learnt about the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and used colour-mixing techniques to create an evening sky on which we placed black paper ‘silhouettes’ of the famous Stonehenge ‘horseshoes’.
In addition to this, we have made the most of the remaining sunshine to investigate how our shadows change in length and direction throughout the course of a school day.  
In PE we have considered interesting ways of moving around and have been developing gymnastic sequences to perform to our classmates.