Mount Vesuvius

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

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

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

 

Science experiment

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

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

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!

 

Year 3 emotion talk

Nicola, from Northumbria Police, visited the Year 3 class on Thursday afternoon to talk all about emotions. The children worked in groups to study a range of different photographs of children with a wide range of emotions and expressions. They then guessed how that child was feeling and thought of reasons why they might feel that way. Next, we then discussed how sometimes you can see emotions on the outside based on a child’s or an adult’s behaviour or by their facial expressions. We then talked about how we can feel emotions on the inside without always showing it. The children thought of scenarios of what might upset us and other people and thought of reasons why they might not want to show their true emotions. Year 3 learnt that it is always wise to be careful what we say to others as sometimes this may upset someone without you even knowing. We also learnt of how to help children and adults we know who may be feeling angry, stressed or upset. We also learnt safe ways of dealing with certain scenarios such as a stranger being angry in the shopping centre. The children understood it is best to alert our parents or somebody we trust such as a person who works in the store. We finished the session by passing a smile around the room. Well done, Year 3.

Year 3

What a fantastic week Year 3 have had! The children came back raring to go in KS2. They started the week by learning how to use watercolours to create some beautiful Autumn Art for our new Creative topic. On Thursday, we looked at internet safety and wrote down 5 ways we can stay safe online. We have had a very positive week and the children have made Miss Walker and Mrs Robinson-Crow very proud. Well done.

 

Big Clean Up cont.

Year 3 did their fair share of our clean up too. Focusing their attention in the church grounds, they managed to collect a great about of litter which had been blown and caught up in the trees. Great work.

We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!

Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.

The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.

There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.

Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.

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