Local Area Migration Walk

On Tuesday 14th March, Year 3 Orange and Year 3 Gold went on local walks around the Brick Lane area. In our topic work, we have been learning about migration and the causes for migration. We found that our local area is a wonderful example of a community that has developed to accommodate migrants from many different countries around the world. 

We have learnt about both negative and positive reasons that people migrate to new countries. Some of the causes include war, droughts, adventure, job opportunities and family ties.

On our trip, we took a close look at some of the graffiti in our area and how many of the messages are about migration. We took some time to design our own positive messages, inspired by the graffiti we saw. We are planning to spray paint some of our graffiti on to newspapers to display in our classrooms – how exciting! We were also keeping a close eye out for businesses, restaurants and shops that are from different countries, showing us how diverse our own area is.

Stay tuned for more updates of our spray painting adventures.

Pancake Day!

 

On Tuesday 28th February, Year 3 celebrated Pancake Day. We learnt about the special Christian holiday of Lent and why Shrove Tuesday is important.

With a selection and fruits and spreads, we work in groups to cut and share out the fruit equally. We felt that it was very important to share as it reflected the important values that many people who celebrate Lent follow.

Finally, there was the added bonus of devouring our lovely, sweet treats after all that hard work.

Ancient Egyptians!

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Year 3 Orange and Gold classes visited the British Museum on Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Year 3’s have been learning about Ancient Egypt this half term and were fortunate to visit the incredible exhibitions showcasing life in Ancient Egypt at the British Museum. We saw many sculptures dating between 2600 BC and 2nd century AD.  These magnificent sculptures were of different Pharaoh’s and their burial tombs. Hieroglyphs covered the sculptures and we had lots of fun trying to find a number of specific symbols.

We also had a close look at Ancient Egyptian artefacts and mummies. We learnt about different materials that were used to make household goods as well as special jewellery that Pharaohs and Queens wore. In Literacy we have been working on writing explanation texts and this tied in really well with finding out about the mummification process.

We had a great trip to the British Museum and it really helped our learning and understanding of what life was like in Ancient Egypt.