Today Year 3 have had a visit from Mr Garside and his Lego workshop. We have had a brilliant morning constructing different parts of a Lego city. We worked in groups of 6 with children from 3JW to build a house and garden, followed by our own choice of building or vehicle. We all came together with our constructions at the end of the morning.
We have finished our Science topic of "Animals including humans" by carrying out an investigation into the relationship between different body parts. In pairs we chose two parts of the body to compare, then thought of our own question eg. "Do people with longer arms have longer legs?" We then planned and carried out our investigation before writing what we had found out in our own words. Here we are busily measuring!
The theme in class 3RC during Arts Week was "Carnival". We made carnival masks, banners to show countries where well known carnivals are held and brightly coloured musical instruments. Here are a few photos from our Friday afternoon exhibition.
Today we have been learning about our skeleton with Miss Salter. We found out the "posh" names for some of the bones in our skeleton and decided where they should be placed on a blank body outline. At the end of the lesson we used what we'd learned to put together a skeleton and name the bones.
Today our class Eco-Council representative led us through some activities to support the work of the Eco-Council in school. We each had an item and had to decide on the best place to put it for it to be reused (if possible). There were some tricky items, such as batteries, to place. We then discussed how we could help the environment by making a change to how we leave electrical items on standby.
Today we held our annual "Egg-Mobile" competition. This year's theme was "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" and we had some fantastic entries. Here are our 8 winners, either the the designer of the Egg-Mobile which travelled the furthest or the "best dressed" in each year group. Well done to everyone who took part and we hope that you enjoy looking through the photos!
Class 3RC in action!
Here are class 3RC's Egg-Mobile entrants for the Year 3 competition!
Today we marked Comic Relief Red Nose Day by wearing our own clothes and something red. Thank you for the accompanying donations.
Our Science topic this half term is "Plants". We have labelled parts of a flowering plant and thought about the jobs of the roots. This week we have looked at leaves and stems. Hopefully we will see some changes in our carnations and celery in the coming week! Following this we took apart a daffodil in pairs, then tried to find and name the parts of the flower.
This week we have held a book week in school. Each teacher chose a different book and we went our separate ways to different classrooms. In class 3RC our chosen book was "Poles Apart", the story of a family of penguins' journey from pole to pole. We have found out about the features of the Earth, written riddles about different animals and their habitats, made animal masks and finished the week with some polar research, an acrostic poem and an icy treat!
Today we have been celebrating World Book Day. We had a school parade in the hall followed by activities in each class. We hope you'll agree that we all look fantastic!
Today Year 3 had a visit from Mr Wigley, a Year 4 parent and geologist. He has helped us greatly with our learning by bringing in rock samples, and equipment that he uses in his job. We learnt about different types of rock, how they are used in everyday life and asked some tricky questions that we wanted to know the answers to! Many thanks again to Mr Wigley for giving up his time to come and help us in school.
This week we have been learning about fossils. We looked at the type of rock that they are found in and how they got there. We then made our own fossils using plasticene, card, shells and alginate. We have decorated them to make our fossil stand out.
January 2017 - Rock activities
In Science we have been learning about different types of rock, where they come from, how they are formed and what they can be used for. We completed six different activities in class over two weeks testing, observing and researching different rocks.
This week in English we have be learning how to write riddles. We thought of good vocabulary including similes, metaphors, alliteration and onomatopoeia! We put all of our ideas together to write our own riddles about volcanoes. We hope that you enjoy reading them!
Our new topic for this term is called "Restless Earth". We will be learning about where and how volcanoes are formed, earthquakes and other natural disasters. This also links to our new Science topic of "Rocks". This week we have been busy making, painting and exploding our volcanoes. Today we needed to observe the "ingredients" needed to make our volcanoes explode so that we are ready to write our own instructions next week.
Welcome back everyone! We hope that you all had a good holiday. During the last week of the Autumn Term we were busy making our magnetic games. Here we are with our finished designs.
Thursday 15th December
It has been a very busy week for Year 3! Today it was our school Christmas Fair! We spent the second lesson of the morning wrapping our Lucky Dip prizes and getting our signs ready for the stalls. Then in the afternoon it was time to run our stalls and spend our money in all of the classes. We had a great time! Thank you very much for all of the contributions. We had the most Lucky Dip prizes that we have ever received and sold out both sessions in record time!
Wednesday 14th December 2016
Year 3 have put the school in a festive mood by performing our Christmas Production, 'The Stars Come Out At Christmas'. Thank you to families and friends who came to watch the show on Tuesday and Wednesday, and for your support in providing and making costumes. The children have worked very hard for the last few weeks learning numerous lines and songs and put on a wonderful show! For more photos, see class 3JW's web page.
Friday 9th December - Magnetic Games
Today we have been completing a DT and Science project by designing and making our own games that are played with magnets. We began by looking at some games that children in the Year 3 classes had brought in and discussed how they use magnets. We looked at pictures of other games before designing our own game and explaining how to play it. We then measured and sawed 4 lengths of wood to make a frame, then built our game upon it.
Friday 18th November 2016 - Measuring capacity
This week in maths we have been measuring. At the beginning of the week we practised measuring length accurately using a ruler. Today we have been estimating and measuring capacity in ml and l.
November 2016 - Anti-bullying week
During the week, we listened to assemblies and had lessons about what bullying is and how we can stop it. The message was 'Words can hurt, use your powers for good.' In class we thought it was very important to be kind to others and made friendship tokens to give out. We also discussed how we could help someone who was being bullied and expressed our ideas through role play.
Science - Forces and Magnets October 2016
As part of our Forces and Magnets topic we tried to make our own compasses. We stroked a needle on a magnet at least 100 times, placed it in a dish of water and watched what happened!
Geography - October 2016
We have been down to Stamford Park to do some map work.
Poetry Week - October 2016
As part of our Poetry Week Year 3 looked at the life and work of Allan Ahlberg. We did some research about his life and wrote our own "Excuses" poems about why we couldn't do our homework!
Maths - September
In maths we have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes.
We had fun making our own shapes from blu-tak and art straws.
Computing - September
In Computing there has been much excitement as we have been learning how to log on to our own computer in the suite. We have been discussing sensible ways to keep safe when using the internet, and are about to start our new topic about email.
Our new Year 3 have now settled into the Juniors. The week begins with a hockey lesson on Monday. After this energetic start , the children are ready for lessons in the classroom.