Stone Age to Iron Age
In Term 3 year 3 visited Cheddar Gorge as part of our topic – Iron age to Stone Age. We were particularly excited to learn about ‘Cheddar man’. We had a tour around the caves, a look around the museum and met a cave man who showed us how to make fire.
We all had a fabulous time and it inspired us in our learning.
We also considered the importance of things that tell about history, especially from pre-history. The iron Age fort in Worlebury is being damaged by trees. We considered which was the most important trees or the historical site? We sent our thoughts to the council as part of their request for local consultation. A representative from the council was due to visit us to talk to us about our ideas. Hopefully this will happen when the school reopens. This dilemma was a real opportunity for the children to reflect on their learning from a previous topic about environmental issues (We can make a difference).
You can make a difference
Our first topic of the year was “You can make a difference’. We worked alongside the year 4s and had a great wow day where we made models out of junk, sorted rubbish into the correct recycling bins, did a rubbish survey and recycled water bottles into calming glitter bottles that looked like the sea.
In this topic we did some great art work based on the animal paintings of Petr Horáček. We also learnt about the problems of plastic pollution and how we can all make a difference for example by not using plastic straws. It was fantastic to see the children so involved in environmental issues.