Roman Day in Bumblebees!
To celebrate the end of our Roman topic we enjoyed the opportunity to dress up as a Roman and take part in different activities, such as making a laurel wreath headdress, creating a mosaic, learning Roman numerals, drawing a Roman soldier and eating some foods that Romans may have liked to - what a busy day!
Fishbourne Roman Palace Trip!
During our trip we were able to learn about the palace from the artefacts in the museum and complete the quiz to help us read the information carefully.
Bumblebees have begun their Roman topic by visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace.
We were all very impressed by the mosaics and enjoyed looking for animals in some of the designs.
We all had great fun and learnt so much from the Roman Life workshop. The activities we could enjoy were role playing in a Roman kitchen, spinning lamb's wool, creating our own mosaics, playing Roman games, writing our names using Roman letters, puzzles and building a bridge. We all got to dress up as Roman slaves and two of us became a king and a queen!
Walking with my Iguana
As part of our English unit in Performance Poetry, we have been practicing and performing the poem Walking with my Iguana.
We spent a couple of lessons practicing and text marking to identify which words might need actions, emphasis or different voices/pace. The children really enjoyed this poem and we have gone on to write our own poems all about chocolate!
Check out our performance below!
On Tuesday Bumblebees had the most exciting day ever! We got to dress up as a superhero that we had invented ourselves! We created our costumes as part of our Topic homework and then we did some special superhero jobs at school!
We started off by looking at a timeline of comic books, we discovered when our favourite superheroes were first invented! We then had our very own fashion parade in the hall with Dragonflies to show off our amazing costumes.
In the afternoon we did some Superhero PE (Superhero Simon Says!) and we designed our own superhero masks which we are going to make using felt later on in the half term.
Have a look at our amazing costumes below!
Bumblebees Trip to the Library!
Last Friday, Bumblebees and Dragonflies went on their first adventure to Bitterne Library! We walked all the way there and then we were incredibly lucky to explore the library. The librarian told us all about how to find the books we like and the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. We then got the chance to have a look at the books and we even got to choose one to bring back to school!
In Science this half term we have been learning about Animals including humans. We have begun to investigate what our bodies are made up of and how we move. We have looked at different types of skeletons that animals have as well as the scientific names of the bones in our bodies.
The children had a go at creating their own skeletons and some challenged themselves to name the bones with their scientific names!
In English we have been looking at stories with morals. We started by looking at Oliver Jeffers books and then we retold the story of The Boy who Cried Wolf.
Now, it was our turn to write our own stories with morals! Our moral was 'treat others how you wish to be treated'. The children planned their stories using a lion, mouse and an owl as their main characters.
We retold the story using our plans and actions to help us remember what happened. Take a look at us acting out our stories!
Literary Heroes Topic Launch!
Bumblebees began their Literary Heroes topic by exploring different ways of writing. During our fun morning all the children could investigate using a quill with ink, stamps, clay, chalk and writing their name in different languages that have different letter shapes and even hieroglyphics.
All the children were so engaged with what they were doing and it was a super start to their first Year 3 topic!