The children really enjoyed learning all about Scotland during the Autumn term.
They have learnt many interesting facts in their theme lessons such as:
Scotland is at the North of the United Kingdom;
The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh;
Edinburgh castle sits on Castle Rock which is an extinct volcano;
Scotland can be divided into three areas: The Highlands and Islands; The Central Lowlands and the Southern Uplands;
The Shetland islands are closer to Norway than Scotland;
There are many different tartan patterns;
Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn;
Without the River Clyde, Glasgow might never have been the city it is today;
The Scottish flag is blue and white;
The children enjoyed learning about Tartan and have designed and made their own pattern using paper by weaving strips of card together. They then designed and made another pattern using felt and ribbon.
Year 3 have also enjoyed welcoming many visitors into school during the Autumn term. Their first visit was from a dance teacher who taught the children a Highland Dance. It was so much fun! They were also excited about their visit from Peter from the Royal Lifeboat Institution who taught the children about how to stay safe near water. Finally, they had a visit from Mr Smith from Severn Trent water who taught them all about water and how water is used.
Year 3 were asked to create a project about Scotland for their homework during the term and their teachers were really impressed by all their efforts and the amazing work they produced.
The children enjoyed sharing all their interesting work in their year group assembly.
Learning in Year 3 has been amazing so far and the children are looking forward to this Spring term where they will be learning about The Stone, Bronze and Iron Age.
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