Year 3 have had a very exciting half term learning all about Ancient Greece and writing their own myths and newspapers! Well done.
In Writing, we have been learning about the features and structure of a narrative story and using this information to write our own exciting myths. We have also looked at newspaper reports and used our experience of the Ancient Greece workshop day to create our own newspaper.
In History, our topic has been all about Ancient Greece. First, we looked at the country Greece and researched facts about it. Next, we had a visit from Dantastic Education who showed us lots of different Greek weapons and armour as well as taught us all about the Olympics and how the Ancient Greeks lived. We discussed what aspects of Ancient Greek life has influenced our lives today such as columns in buildings and democracy!
As we are looking at Ancient Greece this half term, we have created some Greek urns in our art lessons following the style of Henri Matisse. First we created a fact file for Henri Matisse and discovered that he used bright colours and different brush strokes. We practised mixing the primary and secondary colours and using different brush strokes. For our final piece, we used these to decorate an outline of an urn to put on our own patterns.
In Music, we have continued our scheme of learning on Charanga, creating more opportunities to improve our skills on the Glockenspiels. We have loved copying, following and improvising with different pieces of music as well as learning some sign language!
The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Art club, Keyboard Club and Cooking Club. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!
The Year 3 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 3 this half term and it has been uplifting to see so many children dedicated and excited for their learning.
We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 6 weeks of new learning and experiences.
See you soon,
Year 3 Team.