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When Monkey and Fox class returned to school after the summer holidays, we found that our classrooms had been transformed into a Stone Age village complete with our very own cave reading corner.

That first morning we received a Stone Age visitor and were transported back to prehistoric times thinking about finding food and escaping from sabre-toothed tigers.

The visitor made us want to learn even more about this era so in our History sessions we researched how to survive in the Stone Age. To help with this, we time-travelled to prehistoric times and discovered what we would need to do in order to survive.

During our Art sessions, we have been learning about Stone Age symbols and cave paintings. We created Stone Age art, focussing on colour, line and tone.

In Science, we have been learning about rocks and soils. We carried out some experiments to help us identify and group different rocks. We then looked at fossilisation and focussed on palaeontologists such as Mary Anning. Next we will be investigating different soil types and making our own compost bins, which we hope will provide a suitable habitat for some wiggly worms. We cannot wait to see how much they enjoy their new homes…


Spring Term:

Year three are working on updating a class blog. To access our blog, complete the following steps:


Type in : https://mrshartfox.edublogs.org/ into a web browser.

  • Read the posts we have made. The most recent post will show first – scroll down for older posts.
  • If you want to, you can make a comment to let us know what you think about our learning. You can do this by clicking on the small speech bubble above the post. You can then type in your name, e-mail address and comment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • We will be updating our blog regularly for the rest of this half term, so please keep checking the above website. Your child will know when a new blog post has been made; please ask them to keep you updated.

Summer Term:

Fox class had a very exciting adventure on the first day back after the Easter holidays.  We received a letter from Maid Marian asking us to go the school playground.  Once there we were met by the Go Wild team who showed us how to build shelters, use a map and compass and develop archery skills.  We all had and amazing time and really enjoyed our day.  We have also begun to learn about Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men!

Fox class have recently learnt about geometry.  We  made 3D shapes out of play-doh and were set the challenge of making a rubix cube out of multi link squares.  We have really enjoyed our geometry learning and look forward to our next challenge.



Nymans Gardens 

On Tuesday 13th June we visited Nymans Gardens and had the most amazing time.  We began our visit by going on a very long woodland walk which took us nearly two hours!!  During our walk we climbed steep hills, hunted for different plants and flowers and occasionally stopped for a much needed break.  We were lucky enough to find beautiful wood carvings of owls, fish and a kingfisher.  We also found another carving that looked like a fox, which pleased all of Fox class!  

After our walk we had lunch and a rest under the shade of some trees and then took part in an art competition to draw the trees we were sitting under.

It was such a wonderful day and enjoyed by everyone.   A big thank you to our parent helpers for joining our trip and taking part in our woodland adventure.