What glorious weather we had today for our final trip of Year 3! We had a blast digging in the sand, making kingdoms, collecting shells, burying each other (and Mrs Cummings), paddling in the sea and eating ice cream!
As part of our 'Oh I do like to be beside the Quayside' theme, we went to visit the Baltic. We had a very informative talk about the regeneration of the Quayside over the years and then we explored some of the exhibitions they had on display. Because of the wonderful weather, after lunch, we went for a stroll along the Quayside to see if we could spot any of the changes we have been learning about. We even went on the outdoor gym equipment - we didn't think this was there 100 years ago!
As part of our science topic (Rocks and Soils), we visited the life science centre where we looked at different rock types and identified them from given clues. We investigated the permeability of soil and sand to see which would be better to use when planting, and looked at how rocks and soil are moved by rivers.
We got a surprise when Miss Dalley and Mrs Cummings said we could go ice-skating!
We have been to investigate the Stone Age to Iron Age in preparation for Autumn 2. Excitedly, we explored the gallery in search of artefacts from this time period and found lots of AMAZING things made from a variety of materials. We noticed that some objects survived over time much better than others.
This week we visited Gateshead Library to choose our new reading books. The Library Assistant told us some hilarious jokes and we even joined in with some of the short stories.