We are Palaeontologists

This week in Science, Year 3 learnt about fossilisation. The children became palaeontologists and a special box arrived from the Natural History Museum. We unpacked the delicate rock samples inside the box. We discovered that the rocks were actually real fossils of animals and plants. Some of them were over 500 million years old! We held graptolites, belemnites, calamites, ammonites, fossilised coral and even a cast of a fossilised T-Rex tooth! The children made observations and handled the fossils carefully.

In English, we have been writing a diary inspired by the book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura, concentrating on basic skills including capital letters, full stops, conjunctions and ensuring that all our letters are sitting on the line.

In Maths, we have been using our knowledge of number bonds to ten to add and subtract using mental strategies.

On Thursday, we had our first visit to the Library this year. The children browsed the shelves and chose their own books based on their interests. The children are able to bring their library books home and they will have the opportunity to change their library books on Thursdays.

Yesterday, was Superhero Day and the children were treated to a special lunch. Huge thanks to everyone working in the lunch hall who dressed up to make the day really special for the children.

As always, please remember to keep recorders, Homework Diaries and school reading books in children’s school bags every day so they are there when the children need them. Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team