Bring Me Sunshine topic homework grid
Our topic this half term has been ‘The Earth Beneath Us!' Sadly this topic has been all too brief yet we have managed to learn some amazing things about what lies beneath our feet.
In Art and Design, we made working models of volcanoes with plastic bottles and papier mache. It was incredible to see them erupt and we were amazed at how much lava was produced! We also used modelling clay to make models of the Earth which we dissected to show the different layers.
In Science, we did lots of hands on interaction with rocks and soils this topic. We tested the permeability and hardness of rocks to see if they were igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. We also observed them closely to identify their characteristics to help sort them. We used filters to test different soils from Cumbria, Northumberland and Cornwall to see which soils drained water the best.
In Maths, we have been recapping number from rounding to estimating an answer to formal written methods to add and subtract. We then moved on to looking at measuring length and reading scales accurately.
In English, we have been reading the text ‘The Afterdark Princess’ and have been using this text to develop our reading and comprehension skills further. We have been writing setting descriptions and developing our use of adverbs and descriptive language.
We shall miss learning all about the Earth but are looking forward to our next topic ‘Bring me Sunshine!'
We hope you have a restful half term break and look forward to our final half term.
Today we have been testing three soil samples from different parts of the country to see how permeable they were. We used filter paper and funnels to observe how quickly the water soaked through and made notes on our initial observations and after 5 minutes.
Volcano models - we have been making our own model volcanos using papier mache which we are eager to erupt next week!
Sorting rocks - today we tested rocks for their hardness and permeability to help us to sort them into igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
We made models of the Earth using modelling clay to show the different layers. We then used the Pic Collage app to label the different layers.
Our layers of the Earth display!
William Morris week - whilst some children were away at Condover Hall, the rest of us have been learning about William Morris and his work with textiles. We created our own art in his style and used ink to print a pattern.
Our topic this half term our topic has been 'It’s Freezing!' and we have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the animals as well as the climate and environment in the polar regions and how they are at risk due to climate change.
In Art and Design, we created some excellent silhouettes of the northern lights using coloured chalks and black paper. We made lots of pieces of art for our topic display such as Emperor penguins using paints and chalk polar bear portraits. We used card to make 3D artwork of daffodils for our Easter church performance.
In Science, we have been learning all about Magnets. We learnt that there are different types of magnets and that magnets have two poles that attract or repel. We explored the strength of the magnets using paper clips and tested which materials were magnetic.
In Maths, we have been learning about direction and using vocabulary such as; clockwise, anti-clockwise, North, South, East, West, right-angled turns, half turns and quarter turns. We used compasses and clocks to make turns and explored parallel and perpendicular lines.
In English, we have been learning the features of a persuasive text such as using rhetorical questions, repetition and superlatives. We wrote persuasive letters to the government to protect polar bears. We then moved on to writing non-chronological reports about polar animals.
We shall miss learning all about the polar regions but are looking forward to our next topic ‘Beneath the Earth’. We hope you have a restful Easter break and look forward to another busy term.
In Science we have been exploring the strength of different magnets.
Beautiful Mother’s Day cards
Welcome to Year 3!
Teacher: Mrs Caitlin Barnes
Mrs Leona Dutton
LSA: Mrs Kathryn Anderson
Our topic this half term has been ‘Footprints in the Sand’. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about life in Ancient Egypt with the highlight of our topic being our visit to the New Walk Museum to see real mummies and Egyptian artifacts.
In Art and Design, we made ourselves into Pharaohs by designing and making necklaces and headdresses that we displayed in our class assembly. We made fantastic cityscape reflection art for the art gallery using watercolours and mixed media.
In Science, we have been learning about Plants. We dissected plants to learn about the different parts of a flower and their functions and made our own scientific labelled models. We explored how water travels through the stem by observing a plant change over time when food colouring is added to the water.
In Maths, we have been recapping place value and practising written methods to add and subtract two and three digit numbers. We then moved on to multiplication and have been working hard on learning our 4x and 8x tables and have begun to look at written methods to multiply two digit numbers.
We shall miss learning all about Ancient Egypt but are looking forward to our next topic ‘It’s Freezing’ where we will be learning all about the polar regions. We hope you have a restful half term break and look forward to another busy term after the break.
Labelled scientific flower models
As part of our science topic of Plants we have been learning the parts of a flower and their functions from dissecting a flower to look at the parts more closely.
Our trip to New Walk Museum - we have a fabulous time during our trip to the museum and loved looking at all the Egyptian artifacts.
This week we have been busy creating our art work for the upcoming gallery. We have been focusing on reflections of buildings using watercolours and mixed media.
Our topic this half-term has been 'The Flintstones'. We have enjoyed continuing our learning about the Stone Age and have moved on this half-term to learning about life during the Iron Age and the Bronze Age. We learnt about the Celts and made some fantastic Celtic artwork using pieces of brightly coloured paper to make patterns. We also learnt about Boudica and why she formed an army to fight against the Romans.
In Maths this half-term, we have been finding fractions of amounts and finding equivalent fractions using a fraction wall. We have also been learning to name and identify the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
For Children in Need, we had a lovely walk around the reservoir and had to hunt for different things for each letter of the alphabet.
In Science, we learnt about the different food groups and the importance of food labels on packaging and how that tells us which foods contain a lot of sugar and salt. We designed healthy meals and learnt and compared the diets of different animals.
We have enjoyed learning and performing this year’s Christmas performance ‘The Inn-Spectors’, everyone learned their lines well and sang beautifully. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to another busy term next year!
What a wonderful start to Year 3 it has been!
So far during our ‘Flintstones’ topic, we have been learning all about life during the Stone Age and created our own cave paintings and made Stone Age necklaces out of clay. We enjoyed a trip to Creswell Crags where we learnt about being a hunter gatherer and got to explore inside real caves and create Stone Age music.
In English, we have written recounts and created our own portal stories inspired by our class text ‘The Stone Age Boy’.
In Maths, we have been deepening our understanding of place value and learning different methods to add and subtract numbers mentally. We are beginning to look at formal written methods to add and subtract which we will continue next half term.
In Science, we have been learning all about the human body and skeletons. We know that the functions of our skeleton are to protect, to help with movement and for support. We will be looking at the skeletons of other animals next half-term and moving on to look at healthy diets and the impact of food on our bodies.
An enjoyable topic so far with many more exciting things to look forward to after the half-term break.
Fruit & Muesli Breakfast Pots - today Year 3 made healthy Fruit & Muesli Breakfast Pots using skills such as using scales, beating ingredients together, using a lemon squeezer and chopping. We talked about making food healthy choices.
Autumn Leave for Harvest Festival
This week we have been making Stone Age necklaces like the ones found at Skara Brae. We used clay to make bones and beads and painted them using natural colours.
Welcome to Year 3! We have been learning in Science all about why we have bones in our bodies. We learnt that we have bones for support otherwise we would be floppy and to help us move. We made model hands to show how our muscles help to move our bones.