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International Week

 

What a messy, fun, crazy, energetic week we had exploring the world. South Africa was the theme of Year 3 and the class had a ball creating various items from South Africa. 

 

 

 

 

Forests, Plants, Jungles....

The term has flown by and the children have been engrossed in their learning. From investigating what plants need to grow, to discovering rain forests and creating art based on an Amazonian Indian's work. 

Such fun!    

 

 

 

 

Summer Term is here!

 

It's been a busy first week back as we have been discovering about Rainforests through english, topic and in science it's about plants. With various art activities thrown in, it's been very full for only being a four day week.

 

 

 

Writing a description of the rainforests, using our senses to guide us.

 

Writing a description of the rainforests, using our senses to guide us.

 

Wow amazing Easter Bonnets, well done Y3.

Wow amazing Easter Bonnets, well done Y3. 1

Another year 3 hard at work!

Another year 3 hard at work! 1

Hard at work measuring the length of shadows

Hard at work measuring the length of shadows 1 Hard at work measuring and calculating shadows
Hard at work measuring the length of shadows 2
Hard at work measuring the length of shadows 3

1st March 2019

This week the children have been investigating how shadows change during the day. They have been measuring the length of shadows at various times during the day. We have also been doing writing based on a DVD clip. Next week we will include some of their work to show what they have achieved.

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. 

 

Science Day Image 1

 

 

Having charged our balloons, we managed to get them to move the cans across the table. 

 

Science Day Image 2

 

 

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!

 

10.11.18

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!

 

5.10.18

 

Another fantastic two weeks of learning in Year 3!

 

Maths

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!

English

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.

 

14.9.18

 

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!

 

Mrs Atkinson

Working with partners to discover numbers in numerals and words!

Working with partners to discover numbers in numerals and words! 1
Working with partners to discover numbers in numerals and words! 2
Working with partners to discover numbers in numerals and words! 3

Discovering a Stone Age man's den in the modern world - a collection of modern curiosities!

Discovering a Stone Age man's den in the modern world - a collection of modern curiosities! 1
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