Our school trip to Butser Ancient Farm!
On Tuesday 2nd October, we visited Butser Ancient Farm near Petersfield. We have been learning all about the Stone Age to the Iron Age and so, being able to take part in activities and see replica houses from these ages was extremely interesting and good fun!
Our first activity was building a clunch wall. We used mud, chalk, straw and water to create our clunch mixture and then we used it to help build a wall. It was extremely messy but great fun!
Our second activity was pottery. We used clay straight from the ground to create small pots which we shaped and decorated to make them more personal.
After lunch, we used copper wires to create our own Iron Age jewellery. We created swirls using the copper and ended up with our own rings to wear!
Lastly, we built our own wattle walls. We did this in pairs as we needed to make sure that we were weaving and bending the branches properly and carefully.
Overall, we had a fantastic day and learnt a lot of things. Many of the children asked me if they could go back the next day!
We will now be writing our recounts of the trip in English to help us remember everything we learnt.
In English, Dragonflies have been working on writing a setting description of a scene from 'Stone Age Boy'. We have looked at using expanded noun phrases and our senses to create a vivid picture in the reader's minds.
In Maths, we have continued to look at place value. We have been focusing on different ways to represent numbers using concrete and abstract materials. We have also been problem solving and reasoning.
In Topic, we have been looking at different reasons why Stonehenge was built. We had to order the different theories about why Stonehenge was built from the most likely theory to the least likely. We all then wrote our own conclusions.
We have been working on different balances in Gymnastics and we are building up to performing a sequence.
Dragonflies have had an exciting start to the new term. We have introduced our new topics and have begun working really hard across all subjects.
In English, we have started looking at the book 'Stone Age Boy'. It is about a young boy who travels back in time to the Stone Age and discovers lots of amazing things that he has never seen before. We have made predictions about the book and we have created story maps to help us remember the sequence of events which take place within the story.
In maths, we have been looking at finding different ways to make 20, completing number sequences and finding patterns and we have been partitioning numbers.
Within our topic of the Stone Age, we have looked at whether or not it is true that Stone Age man was just a simple hunter-gatherer only interested in food and shelter. We have also explored how life changed when Stone Age men started farming.
In science, we have been looking at different types of rock and how we can classify them according to their properties.