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Summer 

 

Shadows of the past

 

This term we have begun looking into our present.  The world's climates and biomes to be exact!

 

What do these terms mean?  Where are the different climate zones and biomes in the world?  What does this mean to the people, animals and plants that inhabit them?

 

We started with research at school to answer these questions and then went on a marevelous adventure to the Rainforest and Mediteranian Biomes at the 'Eden Project' Cornwall.

 

 

First we explored our temperate climate zone and associated vegetation in science. We recorded our observations and then presented this data in bar graphs. Then we researched other biomes and presented this information to each other in the class.

First we explored our temperate climate zone and associated vegetation in science.  We recorded our observations and then presented this data in bar graphs.  Then we researched other biomes and presented this information to each other in the class. 1
First we explored our temperate climate zone and associated vegetation in science.  We recorded our observations and then presented this data in bar graphs.  Then we researched other biomes and presented this information to each other in the class. 2
First we explored our temperate climate zone and associated vegetation in science.  We recorded our observations and then presented this data in bar graphs.  Then we researched other biomes and presented this information to each other in the class. 3

An inspiring trip for inquisitive children! We observed plants closely with Mrs Redhead, our school artist, then we learnt how to sketch them using ghost lines as a technique. In the afternoon, the children received a tor from an Eden staff member who told us about the 'Puzzling Plants' in Rainforest vegetation.

A selection of the marvelous pieces that Yr3 created during our Geography unit that allowed children to identify features from the 'Moor to Sea'. We were inspired by the work of Valerie Leblonde, who actually sent us an email to say good luck with our work!

Spring 1

 

'There's moor to Sea'

In our first Spring half term the children and I explored the human and animal body.  We discovered that what we knew of skeletons needed slightly adjusting!  Ribs aren't in our legs and arms too...

 

We studied xrays of animals and humans of which we spotted similarities and differences.  Then we built our own skeletons to show off our new knowledge.

 

Next the children looked at the different types of joints in our bodies and how they assist muscles with movement.

 

Humans and animals need skeletons for support - what do they look like?

Gymnastics Event at Parklands!

Gymnastics Event at Parklands! 1 We learnt a danc eto all perform together.
Gymnastics Event at Parklands! 2 There was a trampoline!
Gymnastics Event at Parklands! 3 There were lots of fast heart raising activities!

Bronze Age to Iron Age

Bronze Age to Iron Age 1 We walked along our timeline...
Bronze Age to Iron Age 2 Then looked back from the Stone Age to Present!
Bronze Age to Iron Age 3 We then organised some events with key dates.

Autumn 1

 

Stone Age to the Bronze Age

Rocks and Soils

 

 

Elicitation excercise - What do we already know?

After the initial lesson Hare Tor set out to explore the properties of rocks and then soils.

 

Children were tasked with answering these key questions each lesson;

 

Which rocks are permeable or impermeable? Can they be grouped together in any categories?  How are fossils formed?

What is soil made from?

 

 

Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar.

Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar. 1
Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar. 2
Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar. 3
Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar. 4
Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar. 5
Cave Paintings using raw ingredients such as chalk, terricota and charcoal that the children ground down in a pestle and mortar. 6
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