This half term, as you already know, we have been learning about ‘Our European Neighbours’. As a cross-curricular link to this, we have created some Art work of the Eiffel Tower. First, we used watercolour paint to create the sky. Then, we used our Maths symmetry skills, along with our sketching skills, to draw one half of the Eiffel Tower. Finally, we used a printing technique to mix different shades of green and, using a sponge, printed some bushes. The children were extremely proud of their work and, although they found the drawing quite challenging, we think that they did a fantastic job! Well done, Year 3
Our European Neighbours
Our new Geography topic this half term is ‘Our European Neighbours’. Together, we learnt the 7 continents of the world and where Europe is located. Then, we learnt some of the countries in Europe and discussed their flags, currency and famous landmarks. The children, in pairs, were given a landmark to make and research using resources around the classroom. Here are some photos of their creative ideas. Remember to test your child at home to see if they can remember all of the continents and give you some facts about some of the countries in Europe!
During half term, linking with our Geography topic, Year 3 were set an optional homework challenge to create or build a rainforest or rainforest animal. We were absolutely amazed with the children’s work, their creativity and their techniques. We also loved hearing about how they made their work and who at home they worked with. Thank you to all parents and adults who helped our children with this! We are already looking forward to next half term’s challenge!
Visitors from Monkey World
This week, we were extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to have a visit from the Education Team at Monkey World. The workshop linked with the National Curriculum and was a great way to enrich our Rainforest topic. Ali talked about their Orang-utans, the work that Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre undertakes and the plight of the orang-utans in the wild.
Also, as we wanted to support Monkey World’s ‘Great Ape-eal’, we presented Ali with a range of treats for their amazing apes.
The Monkey World Team
We are really proud that Ali thoroughly enjoyed her trip to Warren Park who messaged to say –
As she didn’t have time to answer all of our questions during her visit, Ali and the amazing Monkey World Team kindly sent us a video message to answer our enquiries. Thank you Ali!