Our art is based on the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H.Reynolds. This story, which is about perseverance and resilience, inspired us to be creative and make our own mark. Whilst making our own mark, we were all developing our drawing skills, using chalk pastel.
For the art show, we were inspired by nature. We used a range of different media and enjoyed taking our learning outdoors. Even Green Team were involved and they created their own nature wands in our Wild Area.
Year 3 had an exciting trip to Celtic Harmony where they were transported back in time to a Neolithic village and experienced the life as it would have been in Stone Age. They foraged herbs and plants, made stew and even witnessed making fire by rubbing wood. Later they enjoyed their time in a roundhouse with thatched roof and made their own dens from sticks and leaves. It was enlightening to know that Stone Age was a time of discovery and growth. Trading activities were a fantastic way to learn about the goods and valuables of that time period alongside brushing up on some Maths skills. The day ended in an exciting weapons making activity followed by hunting where a mammoth hunt was the most celebrated act and taught valuable group skills.
St Albans Cathedral
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to St Albans Cathedral. They took part in a maths trail around the Cathedral where they investigated different shapes and symmetry in real life. Later, they measured the width, length and even height of the Cathedral using both standard and non-standard measures. Finally, they explored the beautiful stained glass windows and then created their own.