January was a very busy month in Katie’s third class. We learned about Ancient Rome and completed group projects based on this topic. Each project was bound into a book and displayed for all to see. All the projects included information about the history of Ancient Rome, slavery, Ancient Roman society and much more. The children also wrote diary entries to show the life of an Ancient Roman.
Gladiators were of significant interest while learning about Ancient Rome. The boys and girls were fascinated to learn about the battles gladiators endured in the Colosseum. They created their very own pop up Colosseum using chalk pastels.
We also learnt about mosaics in Ancient Roman times and created our own mosaics using small squares of coloured card.
In science the boys and girls learned about heat and completed an experiment to investigate which material would work best as an insulator. Each group was put on a timer to see how long they could keep their hands in a bucket of iced water using various pieces of insulating materials as gloves. It was clear that the blubber (or butter as we used!) worked as the best insulator.
We completed many lessons based on music literacy. We focused on identifying different types of music values – semibreves, minims, crotchets and quavers. Everyone was very creative and composed their own rhythms using percussion instruments.