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Week 7

This week at forest school year 3 experienced some jobs Stone Age people would have completed. They...

  • made and baked Stone Age cookies
  • made spears using wood and rocks
  • made Stone Age jewellery using clay and string

They found out Stone Age jobs were hard and would have taken a long time to complete!

Stone Age Jewelrey

Week 6

This week year 3 have been learning how to use charcoal in Art. They put their new skills to good use to create some cave art!


In science, year 3 found out how fossils are formed. They made their own fossils from plaster of Paris. 

Week 5

This week year 3 have been reading Stone Age boy. Today they acted out the scene where Stone Age Boy and Om entered the cave and saw the cave art on the walls.

Stone Age Shelters

Today year 3 designed, made, and tested their model Stone Age houses. They had to find out if they were windproof and waterproof. They discovered that their houses needed to be secure to the ground so they didn’t blow away. The leaves made the houses waterproof.

Week 4

In science this week, year 3 have been learning about how rocks are formed. They used the particle model to explain how igneous rocks are formed. 


Today year 3 wrote instructions on how to wash a woolly mammoth based on the book by Michelle Robinson. Take a look at some of their work!

Week 3

Today year 3 learned about the different types of Stone Age houses. They found out that hunter-gatherers from the Mesolithic era built temporary shelters and moved around to find food. These shelters were made of wooden poles in a teepee shape and covered in animal skins. They used ferns, moss and other plants to make a soft, warm floor. At forest school year 3 had a go at building their own temporary shelters!

Week 2

This week year 3 have learned about the Stone Age and why hunting was so important! They have found out about how hunter-gathers lived in the Mesolithic Stone Age. They had a go a hunting Stone Age animals with spears and gathering nuts, berries and plants from the forest!


Today year 3 created a role play to instruct and explain the steps they would need to take in order for how to was a woolly mammoth! They performed and narrated their role play to the rest of the class.

Week 1

This week year 3 have been reading How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Hindley. The children have researched facts about mammoths, learned to use verbs and prepositions in sentences and how to read and follow instructions to make a woolly mammoth. 

Congratulations to our Junior Great North Run runners!