Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Celtic day pictures!

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We really enjoyed exploring outside on Friday’s Celtic day. We ‘ate’ nettle soup and found out our celtic names. We even had to save Flopsy the sheep from another Celtic tribe! Well done year 3 you all looked amazing- thank you for your participation.


Miss Shaw and Miss Turner

Celtic Day – Friday 17th October 2014

We had a fantastic day on Friday dressed up and experiencing life in as a Celt!

In the morning we did some cave paintings on the walls outside, in the playground.  We used chalk to do this and tried to use earthy and natural colours.  We also had a tour of a Celtic village including the remains of a roundhouse; the readily available nettles for soup; the wheat grinding equipment; and even the luxurious outside toilet facilities! Unfortunately, one of the prize sheep was stolen and we had to invade a neighbouring tribe to retrieve Flopsy! It later emerged that the person responsible for the theft was one of our own tribe members.  We dealt with the culprit accordingly.

In the afternoon, we made amulets, from clay, for the children’s new Celtic names.  We also had the chance to do some weaving using paper.  It was very tricky and took a lot of commitment and collaboration to get them finished.  Some children had time to make some bread. The rest of the children will get the opportunity to make bread on Monday afternoon with Mrs Chapman.

Thank you for all of the support from homw with the costumes.  The children all looked great and really helped to make this experience come to life for the children.

Pictures to follow!

Miss Turner and Miss Shaw






Dancing to the Continental Drift

Year three have had a busy week  completing their Stonehenge information pages and refreshing their memories on their 3D shape knowledge.

In our topic work this week, we have been looking into the Bronze Age and we have created pottery similar to those from this period of time.  We were very impressed with the standard of the pots and know the children are very excited about taking these home at the and of the half term.

A highlight of the week was learning to dance to the Ice Age ‘…Do the Sid!’ The children thoroughly enjoyed joining into this dance and I’m sure would love to show you their new moves.

We have Celtic Day coming up next week on Friday.  Dress warmly with layers.  Oversized t-shirts/jumpers, dark colours, trousers and a belt will be sufficient.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Turner and Miss Shaw


Telling the time…

This week, the children have demonstrated commitment towards learning to tell the time.   Telling the time is a difficult concept for many children to grasp and so it is important that they are given as much experience as possible at telling the time.  We have been using the clock through the day and telling the time together.

If you are looking for ways of supporting your child this week at home, encouraging them to tell the time across the weekend using an analogue clock would be invaluable.  Some children are ready to move onto thinking about what the digital clock would look like and so this could be a next step. For example; ‘I know that 20 minutes to four is 3:40 on the digital clock.  This is tricky and takes ‘time’ to conquer fully!

In other news, a huge well done to Hippo class for winning the Golden dustpan award in assembly today as well as being the class with the highest attendance in KS2.  Keep up the good work.

Have a lovely weekend telling the time!

Miss Turner and Miss Shaw