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Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 3 Blog

Autumn 1 Term - The Stone Age

What a busy first half term to start the year off! Year 3 have learnt all about The Stone Age. From Stone Age cave art, recreating Stone Henge itself and designing and making their very own Stone Age tools, the children have loved all of the art and design technology that they have worked on. 

The Stone Age workshop with 'Go Wild Outdoors' was a huge hit with all of the children. They looked closely at different pieces of flint that had been carefully carved to make a range of tools. They explored evolution and the different ways of making fire, and even got to have a go at making their own fires! The hand-print cave art they did looked amazing! The children also learnt more about how Stone Age people hunted, and had the opportunity to try some soft archery.  Den building was also thoroughly enjoyed by all of the children and staff. 

In Science we have been learning all about rocks, including the three different types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic), how fossils are formed and how soil is made. The children have helped to plan and conduct a range of experiments to test the permeability of different rocks, show how fossilisation works, and to explore the different layers in soil.

During Art Week, the children learnt all about the American artist Kara Walker. Much of her artwork is based on silhouettes. The children thought about a happy memory that they had, and then recreated this in the form of a silhouette picture, with some very effective results. 

We are looking forward to the second half of the Autumn term, when our new topic will be 'Mountains'.