Category Archives: History

Stone (soap) knapping

This afternoon during topic, the Bluebirds had a go at Stone Age flint knapping with bars of soap and plastic knives.

First, we looked at flint spear heads that Stone Age people used as weapons. We then each had a bar of soap and a plastic knife and shaved the egdes of the bar into the shape of a spear head.

Salt dough Stone Age jewellery

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!

Black History Month – Millie’s work

This month is Black History Month and during their Topic lessons, the Bluebirds in year 3 have been learning about famous black people throughout History.

This morning, Millie brought in some work she had done at home. She had researched some famous black people and written some facts about them. How fantastic – well done Millie.

We have put Millie’s work up on the board so everyone can read it and she what she has been doing at home.

Stonehenge in clay!

Last week on Friday, we had a rather messy topic lesson in year 3! We were recreating Stonehenge in clay!

First, we came up with some ideas to why Stonehenge might have been built – we had some fantastic ones!

Then we had a go at making parts of Stonehenge in clay to bring together to form a class collaboration of Stonehenge in clay.

It looks really impressive – well done Year 3, what a team effort!

Stone Age Boy – Seasonal plans and berries

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.

Feelings – Stone Age Boy

Today in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 finished reading Stone Age Boy.

We continued with thinking about how the boy was thinking and feeling and our task today was to find certain parts of the text, using our skimming and scanning skills to fill out the sheet.

We had some fantastic work and the Bluebirds really thought hard about how the boy would feel and what he might think in different situations. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!

Stone Age Boy

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.

We will continue reading tomorrow!

Stone Age

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.

Canopic Jars

Bluebirds are extremely proud of their fantastic Canopic jars. They designed their God head shape, modelled the lidded jar and then decorated them in Egyptian colours.

We had some fantastic creations. Ancient Egyptians used these to store the lungs, stomach, intestines and liver in because they believed the dead person would need them ready for the afterlife.