We had a fantastic trip to London Zoo to introduce our topic of The Rainforest. The children saw many insects, birds and mammals that are found in the rainforest and got the chance to experience a hot, humid climate. In the zoo's rainforest biome, they saw the different layers of the rainforest and the sorts of plants and creatures found on each layer including a 1 day old sloth! During a workshop, the children were given binoculars and spotters guide to spot the animals as well as equipment to measure the temperature and humidity. We also saw a few non-rainforest animals such as Humbolt Penguins and African Hunting Dogs.
To celebrate the opening of The Fellowship Inn in Bellingham, Year 3 took part in an art workshop to make lanterns for the opening parade. The children were given a chance to work with a range of materials and develop their DT skills. They needed to apply measuring and fraction knowledge from Maths and Science knowledge about how light travels to solve problems. The task was not easy but the children worked brilliantly with their partners to produce some beautiful lanterns.
During the Spring term we will be looking at prehistoric Britain starting with the Stone Age and moving onto the Bronze Age and then the Stone Age. We will be looking at how people lived and how Britain changed during this time.
Our Autumn 2 topic is 'The Earth and Beyond'. We will be learning about the countries, continents rivers and seas that make up our planet as well as delving into our galaxy and space travel. We will be reading the book 'Moon Man' by Tomi Ungerer to support our learning.
We had a fantastic day on the Southbank to culminate our 'My London' topic. We started with a 30 minute cruise down the Thames where we spotted the landmarks we had researched in class and learnt more about them from our guide. We followed that with a 4D cinema experience, a picnic and game of Tag in the Jubilee gardens, and then a walk along the SouthBank where we saw street performers, skateboarders and our favourite landmarks. My personal highlight of the day was seeing the children's excitement as our train pulled into Waterloo and they started to spot the landmarks they had been learning about.