Author Archives: Mrs M. Whitelaw

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Last Wednesday we had a visit from Sarah Lord, an iron age woman who taught us all about the history of pottery from the Palaeolithic era to the Iron Age.  We made our own Prehistoric pots using natural objects and tools that Prehistoric people would have used.  You can see it all here!  What a fantastic day we had!

First, we looked at a timeline from the Ice Age up to the Romans occupation of Britain…

Then we explored the types of clay pots made from Mesolithic era to the Iron age…  People created fancier and fancier designs:

       

We even looked at clothing and tool replicas from prehistoric times:

           

We loved the feel of real cow hide!

 

Then we designed our own prehistoric pots and used tools from that time to make them:

         

Look at some of our finished products!  We are so proud of our work!  Sarah is going to fire them and we should get our finished products back soon!  We can’t wait!

Y3 Science:  Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Y3 Science: Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Using models of different tree seeds that Mother Nature had designed to disperse far from the parent tree (in order to have space, more light and more water to grow), Year 3 investigated the design of 8 different seeds.  Each Year 3 scientist, with the help of our Work Experience volunteers, pretended to be the…Read More

Y3 Design And Technology:  Tynemouth Priory

Y3 Design And Technology: Tynemouth Priory

Y3 were given card, double-sided sticky tape, scissors, crayons and felt-tips, as well as some great techniques for designing (such as scoring, joining hinges, standing feet, etc.) to creat a replica of Tynemouth Priory that would stand alone.  Just look at what they accomplished independently!          Read More

Do You Want To Build And Program Machines Y3? – Yes, WeDo!

Do You Want To Build And Program Machines Y3? – Yes, WeDo!

Year 3 have been building a series of mechanisms (gearing mechanisms, cam mechanisms, etc.) using LEGO.  They then learned how to program these mechanisms to move using WeDo.  They learned so much that they were able to apply their computing knowledge to building windmills, jumping boys and drumming monkeys!  Check it out!                            Read More

Y3’s Clean Up Challenge With The Waters Of Tyne!

Y3’s Clean Up Challenge With The Waters Of Tyne!

Yes, we’ve been learning our local song, ‘Waters Of Tyne’, but we have also been using our science skills to see how clean we could get our river water!  Using beakers, funnels, sieves, filter paper, etc., we set to work:                   Lucy did the best job of cleaning up our water!  Well done Lucy!Read More

Y3’s Toontastic History Tour Of Newcastle Upon Tyne!

Y3’s Toontastic History Tour Of Newcastle Upon Tyne!

At 9am yesterday, Monday 17th June, we walked up to Wallsend metro from school.  We could see the cranes and Segedunum’s  tower from the metro station.  Little Thomas Robson, a local boy who lived in the 1900s and died in Wallsend’s G Pit, used to live near these Swan Hunter cranes.  Take a look at…Read More

Y3 Have Been Measuring Strength In Science!

Y3 Have Been Measuring Strength In Science!

Year 3 have been thinking about how they could measure the strength of their muscles in their arms as part of their science topic, ‘Animals, Including Humans’.  The question that was raised through this investigation was, “What might you notice if you took that measurement every minute?”  Take a look at their work:       Read More