Junior School

Cross Curricular LinkS

26 March 2021

 

In the Junior School classrooms we find that linking our topics across different subjects can really benefit the children’s learning and demonstrate how different subjects intertwine. Typically we find that mathematical data is beneficial when viewing scientific data. 

In Year 3 we have explored our Stone Age topic and used these cross curricular links across our History, Art and Science lessons as well as using our geographical and mathematical knowledge to support our learning. 

The Stone Age people were the first to domesticate animals and farm the land. This was when the first humans found cheese. The story is that a Neolithic man was carrying milk on his travels in a cow hide container and as the milk soured it reacted with the cow hide and created the first cheese! The children were fascinated by the story and intrigued to find out how and why this happened.

Through a practical lesson and to help consolidate and bring the story to life, we explored souring milk using lemon juice and squeezing out the curds and whey. We talked about how using scientific equipment meant that the cheese would not be edible but that if the equipment was from the kitchen the children could have tasted the cheese and even added flavours. They enjoyed watching the reaction between the milk and lemon juice and talked about how the mixture went from a liquid to a solid, albeit a lumpy solid!

The results were extremely smelly but the children enjoyed watching the process! Across the Junior School we include; Building models, Roman Mosaics, Cave Art and more in our Art subjects. 

 

Miss Sarah Taylor

Year 3 Teacher

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