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Year 3 Papier Mache Volcanoes

December 2nd, 2019 by

Year 3 had a fantastic time making their papier mache volcanoes this week. Thank you to all parents for helping to provide children with newspaper, a plastic bottle and some cardboard to help make this very fun (but messy!) model. The children loved getting their hands dirty and enjoyed sculpting their very own Mount Vesuvius. We are excited to paint them and eventually explode our volcanoes! Great work, Year 3.


French afternoon

November 19th, 2019 by

Year 3 have had a great French afternoon where we applied what we have been learning about recently. The children wrote short conversations in French including phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘my name is…’, ‘how old are you?’ and ‘what is your name?’.

The children loved practising French phrases with their partner and are really developing their pronunciation. Très bien!


The Grinch

November 15th, 2019 by

Year 3 had a great time at the Vue Cinema watching the Grinch. We learnt a lot from the film such as understanding that everybody is different and we should always look out for those who may feel lonely. It was a perfect way to get into the festive spirit and the children absolutely loved the experience! We had lots of fun travelling on the top deck of the bus too!

Bikers Against Bullies

November 13th, 2019 by

Year 3 had a fantastic afternoon with the Bikers Against Bullying. The children first listened to an assembly all about bullying and then had the joy of looking at the bikers’ bikes on the yard. They were very excited to sit on the bikes – even the teachers had a go!


Mount Vesuvius

November 4th, 2019 by

Today, as part of our Creative topic on Horrible Histories, we moved on from the Stone Age and fast forwarded 10,000 years to The Romans. We focussed on the natural disaster that hit a famous Roman City in 79AD, Pompeii. The bustling city was wiped out by a devastating volcano eruption. The children looked at where Mount Vesuvius is based, how it erupted and how volcanoes are formed. We then created our very own volcanoes using play dough and made them erupt using a chemical reaction between vinegar and  bicarbonate of soda. We also used red food colouring to make it look like lava! The children had a fantastic time and were fascinated when their volcanoes erupted. The children could explain that the pressure build up caused the eruption. Excellent work, Year 3!

 

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Amazing Art Day

October 30th, 2019 by

Year 3 focussed on the pop artist Andy Warhol for our amazing art day. We looked at Warhol’s famous work along with his impressive printing techniques, repeated patterns and use of bold, contrasting colours. Year 3 used his work to create their own repeated patterns using nature in the style of Andy Warhol. We also used different media to colour in our images such as oil pastels, chalk, pencils and pens. We also replicated Warhol’s famous Queen image by colouring in the picture using bright colours. Some of us used collage to decorate the background to really make it stand out. To top it off, the children explored printing by printing their own hand prints onto layered coloured pieces of card. What a fun day we have had!

 


Spooky disco

October 30th, 2019 by

Year 3 looked absolutely fantastic in their costumes ready for the Spooky Disco!

 


Science experiment

October 15th, 2019 by

Today, Year 3 were learning about our muscles and how they work. We learnt that we have voluntary muscles, that we can control, but we also have involuntary muscles that we don’t have any control over such as our heart. We discussed the different muscles that we have and used this to predict which muscles we would use when running. Using a diagram, the children circled what muscles they thought they would use to help them run. We then went outside and jogged around the playground, focussing on the muscles we were using. Once we stopped running, we felt our muscle in our chest, the heart, beat fast and felt it slowing itself down the more we rested. We then discussed the muscles we used to run such as our hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, abdominals and even our glutes! Some children were surprised when they discovered some muscles, that they did not expect, helped us to run. Great work, Year 3.


World Mental Health Day

October 11th, 2019 by

Year 3 were reflecting on World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October. Today, the children watched a video which explained how sometimes we can feel a little overwhelmed, stressed and worried. We talked about how things like school, friendships and responsibilities can affect our mood, emotions and how we think. The children thought about times when they have felt deflated or upset and discussed ways in which we can help our mental health such as talking to someone and doing things we enjoy. We then talked about how sometimes we can be our biggest critic as we often tell ourselves that we’re not very good at something. The children wrote down on a heart what they believed weren’t very good about themselves such as ‘I’m not very good at maths’ and ‘I could be more helpful’. We then swapped our hearts with somebody else and they had to write down three things that was good about that person. The children then gave back the hearts to their owner and gave what we sometimes need, a friendly hug. This was a fantastic way of the children realising that we should always try to be kind to others as they may appear fine on the outside but may be suffering on the inside. We also learnt the importance of being kind to ourselves and realising mental health is just as important as physical health. Well done, Year 3.


Stone Age jewellery

September 23rd, 2019 by

Today, Year 3 explored what jewellery looked like during the Stone Age and what natural resources were used back in those days. We compared Stone Age jewellery to what is worn nowadays – we were amazed! We then used our sketch books to design our very own Stone Age jewellery as well as labelling the resources that would have been used such as animal teeth, rocks and shells. We will then use our designs to create our bracelets or necklaces in the coming weeks using clay – we can’t wait!