Year three having been showing off their drama skills this week, taking on the role of different characters such as evil witches, fearsome dragons, very old kings and even a singing mouse! We practised moving around the classroom in the style of these different characters to help us think of interesting synonyms for walk.
In maths, year three have been estimating amounts and counting in groups of different sizes. The children estimated the number of pieces of pasta they had then decided which size group would be most efficient to count in.
We looked at the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his painting Sunflowers. The children spent some time looking at the sunflowers they grew in year two and practised different pencil techniques to help them add texture and detail to their work.
In the ICE Zone the children have been learning all about the Tudors. After our amazing Tudor day, the children have become more inquisitive and have enjoyed learning about the kings and queens, the battles that took place and Tudor art. Using fruit, the children have created some wonderful portraits and have researched into the artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo with Mrs Cornell.
While learning about The War of the Roses, the children have discovered some very interesting facts, including dates and names of battle fields. They have written diary entries in role of King Henry V!! or King Edward and considered what it was like to be part of the war. Also in the Ice Zone there is an apothecary. In here the children are learning to weigh herbs and create remedies.
Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic day being Tudors with History Off the Page. In the morning, there were a selection of activities for the children to try including: candle making, bookmark and ink making, sewing, an apothecary and medic centre. The children thoroughly enjoyed participating in these activities. Some children went out hunting with Sir Phillip to catch food for the feast and some learned to also make gold (it was rather smelly).
In the afternoon, the children were divided into groups and prepared either a song, dance or play to perform at the feast. Some children were servants while others had to privilege of sitting at the head table and being waited on. The children were fantastic with their performances and really enjoyed their day. Their costumes were fabulous as well.