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Trip to Cheddar Gorge

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3R Class Assembly

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Art Day, Challenge Day and Sports Day

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Our Italy trip to Strada

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Entry Point Day- Natural Disasters

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Ukulele

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Trip to Cheddar Gorge

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Year 3

Trip to Cheddar Gorge

On Thursday 2nd November, Year 3 went on their first school trip of the year to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. We had a lovely day and many children said it was worth the 3 hours travelling either side to get there- although they were definitely ready for bed by the end of the day!

Half of year 3 started off the day by visiting the museum of pre-history. There we read lots of interesting information about the Stone Age, including what tools they used and what animals they ate. We also learned more about the Cheddar Man, whose bones were found in Cheddar Gorge and had been there since approximately 7150BC, and we got to draw our own cave paintings! In the garden of the museum we met a Stone Age man who taught us how to make tools from stone (flint knapping) and how to make fire. He also let us try on animal fur and skins, (the same sort of clothes that people would have worn in the Stone Age) and go in a Stone Age tent from the mesolithic era. 

After that, we went into Gough's Cave to see where Stone Age people would have lived in the paleolithic period (before they started creating their own homes). We saw Cheddar Man's bones and the lady who worked at the cave told us all about him- apparently there is a teacher who lives in the local village who is related to him! The cave was so big inside and we walked the whole 1/4 of a mile to the end of it. 

In the afternoon we went to 'Dream Hunters', an amazing interactive experience where a video was projected onto the walls of the cave. We had to follow the running man through the dark caves and we learnt about our ancestors. It was really fun (if a little bit scary in the dark!). 

All in all, we had a great day and learnt lots about the Stone Age.



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