Snowy Breaktime. 23 January 2019
Mrs Kearney allowed us a special treat- a longer playtime and an opportunity to play in the snow on the field. We made some cool snowmen!
Science Day: 16 January 2019
Year 3 had a fun morning investigating and discovering how an electrical storm worked. After learning about how lightning is created, we recreated our own mini electrical storm using balloons and cans.
Having charged our balloons, we managed to get them to move the cans across the table.
Can you guess whether we pushed or pulled the cans?
Once we had had our fill of balloons, we recorded our findings.
We then investigated whether sound travels faster than light. It was loads of fun!
With half term at the end of October it has been a while since we have updated our page but not to worry - we have been up to plenty of amazing activities!
We had our Class Assembly where the children shared our learning. Some read their wonderful writing about Ruby Bridges, some shared our ideas linked to this about equality from PSHE and Black History Month. We sang 'Happy', one of our favourite songs, by the talented black musician Pharrell Williams. After that, others explained what life was life in the Stone Age as part of our Topic Work and we sang a fantastic Stone Age version of 'We Will Rock You'!
We have also experienced a Dance Workshop where we got to explore lots of different rhythm and music - linked to our work in Music where we have been investigating different music types. We hope you enjoy the photographs as much as we enjoyed the workshop!
Please see our 'Trips and Events' page for photos of our awe-inspiring trip to Eton College!
Another fantastic two weeks of learning in Year 3!
We started to apply our understanding of place value to word problems - we hope you enjoy the photos of us working in teams to solve different problems! We have been exploring counting in different multiples. At the beginning of the week the children were not at all sure what this meant but by the end of the week they had counted in multiples of 4, 5, 8, 50 and 100. Fabulous progress!
Wow - the children have gone from strength to strength when exploring non-fiction in the last two weeks. We started looking at information texts about dinosaurs and the children then applied this to writing about stone age animals. For Black History Month we moved onto looking at Ruby Bridges, the first black child to go to school with white children. When learning about Ruby Bridges the children did some fantastic role play about how she would have felt on her first day at school (see the pictures below) and wrote wonderful non-fiction and diary entries from her point of view.
What a fabulous first two weeks we have had together!
We have been swimming together as a class for the first time.
Our class book is Stig of the Dump and we had a fabulous time discovering a secret Stone Age man's den on our school field (see pictures below!). This led to superb progress in the children's writing description of setting and character.
We are studying Number and Place value in Maths and the children have been discovering how to read and write three digit numbers in numerals and words. We went from being quite unsure about this at the beginning of the week, to being able to apply our skills to word problems at the end of the week. Fantastic effort all round!
In Science the children tasted porridge this week to supplement our learning of nutrition and learnt lots about the benefits of oats.
I look forward to sharing more exciting learning in the coming weeks!