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Year 3 - tour eiffel

 

We are the Tour Eiffel class!

Whether you're lucky enough to have visited Paris or have only ever dreamed of going there, chances are you know of the French capital's most beloved landmark, The Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition of 1889. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world. 

Although, at the beginning it was meant to be a temporary structure, it proved to be extremely popular and soon became a symbol for Paris. 

IPC and STEM

The Tour Eiffel class will be studying the topic ‘Footprints from the past’. This unit gives the children a chance to learn about dinosaurs and what happened to them. They will find out about the different periods of time when dinosaurs lived, how to make dinosaur footprints, what the Earth looked like millions of years ago, how artists draw dinosaurs and where dinosaurs have been found around the world.

This links perfectly with our STEM topic of ‘Rocks’. We will be finding out about what is under our feet. Children are always fascinated by rocks and, in this topic, they will describe rocks and compare their properties after tackling some exciting activities. They will discover how soil is formed from rocks and investigate the permeability of different soils.

As part of these units, we shall be visiting the National History museum for our class trip. As part of this trip, we will have the opportunity to become palaeontologists and carefully unearth the remains of a dinosaur and view the vast selection of artefacts on display.