This week we have been learning all about Remembrance, the children have completed lots of different activities related to this topic. They have all made a poppy using PVA glue and red paint, researched all about Remembrance and created a mind map with lots of different facts. The children did a sunset painting using water colours and then used a template to create a silhouette. It has been a fantastic week. Please look at our pictures below.
This week, in science, we investigated the effects of refraction. Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one transparent substance into another. We investigated what happened to an arrow and other pictures when we looked at it through a glass of water .
This week in Science we have been learning about the eat well plate and the different food groups. The children worked in groups and made their own eat well plate. They did a fantastic job of sorting the foods into the correct food groups. Please see our pictures below.
Year 3 have been learning about the different jobs inside a hospital. We invited a Sister to come down and talk to the class about her experiences and what she liked to do. We were amazed at the things she did and at how many people she helped in a day.
It was also the 70th birthday of the NHS. We designed our own special birthday cards to take to the hospital.
We then turned our classroom into a hospital and we really enjoyed our bandaging station. At the end we could name 22 different jobs that you would find in a hospital.
As part of our Stone Age Topic, year 3 have been creating their own Stone Age Art. We looked at the fantastic cave paintings from around the world. We practised them in our sketchbooks. We then created our own caves by turning our tables upside down or by crawling under them. We found it really difficult to draw upside down but they all enjoyed it.
We have had great success with fractions this week and our writing is improving all the time. Our narrative ‘The Fossil’ should be finished next week. We hope you can come to assembly next week to see more of what we have been doing.
We have been identifying and sorting rocks all week. We have found out that there are 3 types: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. We have tested their properties and have have found rocks that are porous (allows water to pass through) and even found rocks that float. We have sketched them and written about them in our descriptive writing. We will be writing about fossils next.
We enjoyed our Stone Age Workshop and found out lots of things about how people lived. We looked at artefacts, foods and clothing. We are looking forward to investigating and writing our own stories.
In Wednesday, it was Key Stage 2’s Christmas Carol Service. We sang lots of songs and shared more about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. It was an excellent start to the festivities! …
It was a great day in Year 3 when all our volcanoes erupted. We had made them by surrounding a plastic bottle with paper mache and then painting them. We then took them outside and carefully poured in water, vinegar and red food colouring. We then added baking powder which caused them to fiz and erupt! One pupil said that it was the best science lesson that he had ever had.
We are finishing our topic of volcanoes and will start our new topic about the Stone Age in the new year.
A big thank you to all our parents who watched our assembly last week.
Year 3 have been investigating Tim Berners Lee as part of our Famous British People Enrichment Week. He invented the World Wide Web in 1989. We converted our classroom into a network and demonstrated how the WWW uses the Internet to pass information. We were amazed that a request to open a webpage travels to London, then to New York and then to Los Angeles and back again in under one second!
We also designed our own inventions that we could use in the future. These included a rocket skateboard, propeller powered arm bands, techno glasses and a pencil that does all your work for you.
Year 3 have had a great time being witches! After finishing our ghost story “the Storm”, we continued the spooky theme by performing the witches scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We all practised and then performed in front of the class. It was great fun. We then wrote our own ingredients for magic potions that could do all kinds of different things such as allow us to fly, to be invisible, to be brave and to be clever.