Year 3 learnt some new stitches in order to make their own Christmas stocking. In Year 2, they learnt running stitch and used this for part of their stocking. But then they learnt how to attach buttons and use blanket stitch to connect the front and back of the felt.
The Snowman Trail at Knole Park
Year 3 are finishing the term with some persuasion writing. The aim was to persuade families to visit Knole Park over the holidays, so naturally we had to visit ourselves. Lucky for us, there was a snowman trail based on Raymond Briggs' The Snowman book, mixed with a bit of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Can you work out which day of Christmas these snowmen are?
Horniman Museum Visit
Year 3 had a FANTASTIC time at the Horniman Museum. We had a Stone Age workshop where we got to hold a real mammoth tooth, various animal skulls and Stone Age tools. As well as this, we looked around the different galleries in the museum, seeing hundreds of fossils, stuffed animals and cultural artefacts from around the world.
Today, we visited Sevenoaks Library to see what amazing resources are at our doorstep. Everyone found something that they were interested in.
This week, we have been looking at estimating lengths in m, cm and mm. We built Lego towers and estimated the width of the netball court (even in the rain!)
Year 3 and Year 4 were visited by author Kate O'Hearn this week to talk about her theatre production 'The Caterpillar and The Blackbird'. Based on her short story, it sees an adventurous caterpillar who does not like eating leaves, but will eat pretty much everything else! Kate O'Hearn's story was inspired by the caterpillars eating her lettuces, which showed us that inspiration for stories can be found anywhere!
We look forward to seeing the production next week.
We are Homo sapiens
We learnt about the first humans to Britain with evidence showing that Homo heidelbergensis were first, then Neanderthals, and finally, Homo sapiens. After looking at the reconstruction of skulls found, we had a go at making our own Homo sapiens - ourselves.