This afternoon in Topic, Bluebirds were having a Stone Age experience! We made Stone Age style jewellery out of salt dough.
First, we looked at images of Stone Age jewellery on the interactive white board.
Then Mrs Moore showed us how to roll and manipulate the salt dough into bead and tooth shapes. We use a plastic needle to make the hole so we could thread them into a necklace. We will leave leave our beads over night to dry out and then thread them tomorrow!
Last week in Topic, the Bluebirds were learning about the Stone Age and how people got their food. On Thursday, we learnt about the seasonal plans and berries Stone Age people would gather to eat. We looked at information and skimmed and scanned the information to find which plants and berries were gathered in which season. We drew the plants and labelled them in our books.
On Friday, we watched a short film where an archeologist showed us how Stone Age people made tools and weapons. We discussed the materials used and how the weapons and tools were made and why Stone Age people had to make them in order to catch their food. Then we designed our own Stone Age weapon, thinking about what materials we would use and how it would be used.
Today in English, the Bluebirds in year 3 started reading Stone Age Boy, we were all very excited!
We looked at the animals on the inside cover and discussed which ones are now extinct, Maarya remembered and told the class that the first humans were found in Eastern Africa.
We looked at the page where the two main characters meet and discussed their reaction to each other. Helen – she’s looking at his clothes Zi yan – she’s feeling his clothes Alexie – she’s pointing at his glasses Daisy G – she tries his glasses on!
We talked about why the girl reacted in this way, why it was funny, and why they can not communicate with each other.
In Topic this week, Bluebirds have started their learning about the Stone Age. We have discussed what we already knew and made a spider diagram together on the board. We also looked a timeline outside on the playground to help us when thinking about events and different eras.