Today, as part of National Sports Week, 3RC have visited Hale Tennis Club for a coaching session. We learned new skills and listened to the coaches very well.
In our Science topic of “Animals, including humans” we have been learning about food, nutrition, skeletons and muscles. Last week we tried learning some “posh” names of bones. In groups we put together large human skeletons and placed the names where we thought they should go.
In maths we have been using our knowledge of 3D shapes to make skeleton shapes out of straws and plasticine. We were successful in making lots of different shapes!
As part of Science week we have been finding out about minibeasts. We made our own grasshopper from Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach". We then made minibeasts come to life with the Augmentifyit app and answers quiz questions about insects and arachnids. We hope to complete a minibeast hunt before the end of the week.
In March Year 3 visited DEWA to learn more about the Romans. We were greeted by a soldier who taught us skills for battle and then went to a visitor's centre to find out about Roman Life.
This week we have been holding a book week in school. Each teacher has chosen a different book and the children have been working in mixed classes. Today, on World Book Day, we welcomed illustrator and author Matt Buckingham to Year 3. He talked about his work and we had fun creating our own mythical creatures which he then drew for each group. We have also come to school dressed as characters from our favourite books.
As part of our rocks topic we welcomed Mr Wigley into class. He brought in lots of different types of rocks for us to look at and some of the equipment that he uses in his job. He answered all of our tricky questions and was a great help to us a the end of our topic!
Our topic for this half term is "Restless Earth". As part of this topic we have made model volcanoes. Today we exploded them with a secret list of ingredients! Next week we are going be writing instructions for how to explode a volcano.
Our games are finished! We have been working hard on our magnetic games on Thursday afternoons. This week we have finished making our games and had a go at playing each other's. Our final task was to decide what we liked about our games and how we would improve them if we were to make them again.
On Maths Day a whole school quiz was held to find the Maths Factor champions of SPJS. Here is the team that represented 3RC. Well done to them!
Today we have been completing our magnetic games. We have each designed a game based on a wooden frame which can be played using magnets, eg a racing game or a fishing type game. We have been busy measuring, sawing, sticking and decorating our games!
During anti-bullying week we have been thinking about the qualities that make us unique. We each drew around our hand and and thought of five things to celebrate about ourselves which have been made into a class wreath. We have also completed a jigsaw to show how we are all different but join together as a class.
We have recently held a French Day in school. We built model towers, tasted food and practised what we have already learned to say when meeting and greeting other people!
We enjoyed doing some Geography fieldwork in Stamford Park. We had to use our map to find features in the park and plot land use.
Our Autumn 1 Science topic is "Forces and Magnets". We have learned about pushes and pulls and how forces can make things slow down and stop. In our first magnets lesson we used magnets to turn pins into compasses!
Welcome to 3RC 2017-2018. We hope that you enjoy looking at all of the new things that we are learning about this year.