Year 3/4 Base 2
Year 3/4 Base 2 took part in the Newton Abbot ‘My Place’ community art project. The project involves local schools and other community groups in putting together artwork depicting different aspects of Newton Abbot’s history to coincide with the development of Newton’s Place, a community hub which will include the new Museum. Each group is responsible for one subject; the subjects range from the Middle Ages to World War II, and include the lives of various local notables. Year 3/4 artwork was based on our topic World War II.
The artwork will be displayed on panels attached to hoardings around a development site in the town centre, and will also be used in a fold-out book for use in schools and elsewhere. The aim is for the children to develop a greater understanding of the town’s heritage.
On Monday 8th October year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Dawlish Warren. We had been learning lots about our Coastlines. We met the rangers at the educational hub and they taught us about how our coast is formed. We had lots of fun building our sand castles and using different natural materials to protect them from erosion. We got to Dawlish Warren just in time to see the Flying Scotsman, however Mrs Cousins couldn’t get her camera out quick enough!
I enjoyed making sandcastles. I learnt that if homes are on the beach the waves can go on the sand and the house can come off the sand.
I enjoyed making sandcastles. The waves make cliffs collapse.
We learnt that sea defenses can help the waves in a storm.
I enjoyed going to the beach and learning about the coast.
I learnt that the flying Scotsman was the first train to reach 100mph, it also hold the record for a single trip of 422 miles.