This Autumn term our learning challenge topic is geography based where the children have opportunities to research and compare the landmarks and layout of Stoke-on-Trent and Liverpool. On Thursday 21st September we visited, ‘The Museum of Liverpool’ to find out why this city is such a tourist attraction. We learnt about the River Mersey being used to develop Liverpool’s shipping and trading industry. We discovered different famous people who helped to shape the City of Liverpool like Captain Walker and the Beatles and took pictures of famous works of art and statues. The children enjoyed the visit to Liverpool and have written a recount to report on the different things that they found out during the day.
Adopt a school – Chef John. This week made delicious bread. We were taught how to mix the ingredients, knead the dough and how to bake the bread at home. Everybody had a great time!
Year 3 had a great time during their ‘Stone Age’ morning. We discovered how hunters and gatherers collected food to survive and utilised the animal skins for clothing. We were able to order the stone age tools in chronological order using the evidence researched.
This week we followed instructions in order to make a chicken salad with Chef John. We were taught how to use the kitchen utensils correctly when cutting the vegetables in the crab and bridge position so that we were all safe. The chicken wraps were delicious!
This week we met Chef John for the first time and worked together to explore our taste buds. We all tried many different flavours, described them and located them on the position of the tongue. In the end, we were able to distinguish between sour, sweet, salty and bitter tastes with the different foods that we were given.
This term our learning challenge was based around the question, ‘Liverpool or Stoke-on-Trent, which city would you choose?
To support our learning we organised a visit to the Museum of Liverpool on Thursday 13th October, so that we could learn more about the local area, the docks and explore historical artefacts. Whilst on the visit, the children took part in the ‘Liverpool, History of a city,’ workshop.
Towards the end of the visit the children observed the geographical features of the city and produced line drawings from the viewing platform in the museum.
This term our learning challenge was based around the question, ‘How did the pottery industry shape Stoke-on-Trent?’
During our educational visit to Gladstone Pottery Museum, on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November, the children had a tour of the historical factory and learned many facts about how Stoke-on-Trent became known as ‘The Potteries’.
The children were also shown many techniques of how pottery was made and had the opportunity to paint a plate in the style of Clarice Cliff.
In Year 3 our learning challenge was based around the question ‘Why is Liverpool a cool place?’ To support our learning we organised a visit to the Liverpool Merseyside Maritime Museum, so that we could learn more about the local area, the docks and explore the artefacts. The children took part in the ‘Old dock experience’ and collected many facts about the imports and exports which took place in Liverpool at that time.