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Year 3 visit to the Ashmolean Museum

On Thursday the Year 3 children visited the Ashmolean Musuem in Oxford. The pupils were able to explore the museum and learn more about our history topic, Ancient Egypt. The Ashmolean’s collections from ancient Egypt and Sudan are among the most extensive in Britain, with approximately 50,000 objects representing every period of human occupation in the Nile Valley from prehistory to the 7th century AD.

The children enjoyed sharing facts about what they had already learnt about ancient Egypt, whilst also learning new pieces of information from the artefacts they held and studied.





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Roman Workshop

Year 3 have started the year with all of the excitement of a Roman visitor in school. The children explored Roman life whilst being able to interact with the many artefacts that were part of the experience. Children tried writing with a quill and wax tablet, spinning wool and creating a pattern rubbing. They also acted out a battle in costume and visited a mint to create their own souvenir Roman coin.

What did you enjoy about the Roman workshop? Comment below…


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Upon returning from our history trip last Thursday, we took some time to reflect on our learning. We chose our own ways to respond to the trip. Some people made posters, some made booklets, others word searches. Below are some examples of our creations.

“amazing and full of history” Seth

“very interesting, it feels like you’ve gone back in time” Jack

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Egyptian Adventure

To kick off our Egyptian topic, the Year 3s travelled to Oxford to visit the oldest museum in the world, the Ashmolean. The children had a great day exploring, learning, sharing, experiencing and investigating all about the Ancient Egyptians.

Have a look at the photos below…

Egyptian Adventure from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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Egyptian Gamis

In their recent ICT lesson, Chestnut class have been having some fun learning about a new ipad app called Telligami,

After researching an Egyptian topic and each writing their own speech, the children used the app to make an information report – also known as a GAMI.  Have a look at a selection of their creations in the video below. Each Gami has been researched, written and produced completely by the children.

Leave some comments please… Do you like the app? Have they done a good job? Did you learn anything new?

Egyptian Gamis from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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Rocking all over the world

Yesterday all of Year 3 went to visit the Oxford Museum of Natural History and the Pitt’s River Museum in order to learn lots of new things about their rocks and Egypt topics. Much fun, learning and interest occurred. Here is a video which shows the many highlights of the day. Enjoy and please leave your comments below…

Year 3 Rocks and Egypt Trip 2015 from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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Roman Letters

Year 3 have combined their work on letter writing in English lessons with their Roman history knowledge to create some superb Roman letters. The task was to write a letter to their parents back in Rome, describing their time as a Roman soldier in Britain.

Have a look at these few examples to see what they achieved…

Can you spot the features of a letter used?  

What other Roman facts do you know?

The other children’s letters will be visible around the classrooms shortly.

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Roman History Workshop

Today the children in Year 3 were excited to find out they were having a visit from the ‘Living History Workshop.’

With talks, demonstrations, practical activities and hands on fun, the children learnt all about the Romans. There were swords, musical instruments, games, clothes, artifacts and ornaments all to be explored.

Everyone is now eager to begin our history topic and continue to find out many new things!


Roman History Workshop 2014 from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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Local Area Presentation Winners


Year 3 have spent homework time during the first part of the Summer term producing some fabulous presentations about their local area.

The whole year group have enjoyed watching them over the last few days and the standard of presentation was exceptional. It was really pleasing to see that children had considered the comments from their previous presentation task and taken steps to work on their targets this time round.

Due to the brilliant standard of work, Mr Cluett and Mr Boynes found it very difficult to pick winners. There had been so much effort put into the displays, and each and every child should feel very proud to have produced such splendid work. For this reason, each child has been awarded 5 house points.

Pictured are Logan, William, George, Mia, Amy and Medhi, whose presentations showed all of the success criteria and had some extra sparkle.

Whose presentation did you like and why?

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