Mr Cole's Class
Hello and welcome to Year 3 with Mr Cole!
This week, the children have carried on trying out things that Stone Age people may have done. On Tuesday, we build tripods and frames from sticks and string, thinking about how people may have used them to dry food or to cure leather in the past. We were quite glad that we had string to use as the more authentical animal sinew may have been unpleasant.
On Wednesday, we dimmed the lights and climbed under our tables to try out cave painting. We used charcoal, talking about how likely it was that some of the first every drawings were done with burnt sticks. The children had loads of other ideas of how to make natural pigment - berries, animal blood, flowers, etc. Below are some you could try at home, if you're feeling brave! I'd love to see the results if you do.
National Poetry Day - Thurs 1st Oct
The Big Anti-Bullying Assembly
Science - Learning the Bones in our Bodies
History - How long ago were dinosaurs alive?
In order to gain a little more understanding of just how long ago dinosaur were alive, we tried to turn ourselves into timelines (spoiler alert - this was tougher than expected!). The main takeaway was to understand that dinosaurs and people make up only a tiny part of the Earth's history.
We also made a timeline from string that was to scale. the first 0.5cm was the entirety of human history. The first dinosaurs were 5.75m away. Even the dinosaur extinction was 1.65m away from people.