In Class 3 our topic this term was Ancient Greece. The children found out lots of information about life in different areas of Greece, as well as their religious beliefs. They designed their own pots after discussing how pots are a useful source of evidence. They also constructed a model of the Parthenon. The children amazed us all with the facts that they had learnt when we visited the Museum of Classical Archaeology. During the morning at the Museum the children enjoyed hearing stories and answering questions about some of the amazing statues. We were also very lucky to be loaned a box of Ancient Greek artefacts, which the children loved unwrapping and guessing what the object was used for. This was linked to literacy work on myths and legends, where they enjoyed listening to stories and writing some fantastic adventures of their own.
In Science last half term the topic was healthy eating and teeth. We looked at the different diets of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and how animal teeth reflect what they eat. The children carried out an experiment, leaving egg shells (which have a similar structure to tooth enamel) in a variety of drinks for a few days. They made their own dental record and, with some advice from Pam Ayres, learnt how to look after their teeth. In DT we looked at pneumatic systems and how air pressure can create movement. This resulted in designing and making their very own mythical moving monster.