We looked at the Ancient Greek tale of the Fall of Troy and, in particular, the Greek victory using unconventional tactics. In the spirit of experimental archaeology in Year 3, we tried them out…it was a bit cramped!
We discovered that the stones for Stone Henge came from quite far to get to the site. We looked at how they might have moved them, using only neolithic technology.
Year 3 is looking at the differences and similarities between multiplication and division this week as well as learning how to use the distribution method to solve more complex multiplications and divisions.
We used manipulatives and concept grids to explore the way that multiplication is structured.
We have begun to make our books to showcase our rewriting of Cinderella using our knowledge of Ancient Egypt. When we have finished, we will send the finished products to the British Museum as part of a project we have been involved in.
In preparation for our grand procession and interment of the “fish pharaoh” at the end of term, our priests of Anubis began to wash clean, and prepare the body for mummification. The body was washed and its internal organs were removed. Its heart was left in but the lungs, stomach, liver, and intestine were placed in a canopic jar. The whole body was covered in natron ( a mixture of salt and baking soda) that will dry and preserve the fish over the next few weeks.
The next stage of the process will happen then.
We used our investigation skills to see how the neolithic people of Skara Brae might have prepared the ground for planting and farming. We had a lot of fun on the way!
Year 3 looked at their arithmetic skills, how they add up, and the way that numbers fit together. They made some amazing discoveries!