Welcome to Year 3
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A brilliant day at the Museum
In January, Year 3 visited the Natural History Museum in Oxford to extend their knowledge and understanding of skeletons. Within Science, they were studying the unit 'Animal including humans' and the museum enabled them to study the bones of different animals as well as the main types of skeleton; exoskeleton, endoskeleton and hydrostatic skeleton first hand.
While there, they also participated in a hands on workshop and became science detectives by searching out answers for their worksheets throughout the day. The exhibits also enabled them to revisit previous science units such as rocks and fossils, refreshing their understanding of metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks as well as learning how minerals are used in every day products such as pencils and toothpaste!
It was an awesome day!
A brilliant day at the Natural History Museum in Oxford
Roald Dahl Museum
A fandoodletastic day at the Roald Dahl Museum
Today, Year 3 visited the Roald Dahl Museum in Aylesbury to discover more about Roald Dahl and his amazing stories. The museum was full of exciting interactive displays such as Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel and the BFG's huge all-hearing ear. They also participated in Mick TV's television show by being shrunk and patted by a huge teddy bear; even the teachers fell at his peril by being eaten by the enormous crocodile!
In the adjacent museum, the children examined exhibits linking with their study of prehistory as well as other historic finds from the area. Among them, they found metal arrow heads, fossils and even a woolly mammoth's tusk!
All in all it was a splendifiocious day!
Roartastic Rocks and fossil workshop by Portals from the Past
A roar-tastic rocks and fossils workshop
As part of our Science, we had an exciting workshop during Autumn 1 Term to round off our first topic. The children were able to wanderer through the many detailed dinosaurs that roamed the school hall while using their enquiry skills to search for answers to the many questions on their worksheets.
In the afternoon, the children drew various fossils as well as meeting one of the first ladies to discover fossils many years ago...Mary Anning! She joined us to explain a little bit about her life and the strange things she found while strolling on her local beach.