19/11/2018 - History and Art/Design
This afternoon, Year 3 continued with their learning about the story of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. They looked at what the buildings would have been like during this time period and find some information to create a fact file. They then created the building from clay.
16/11/2018 - English
This week, Year 3 have been creating their own newspaper articles this week about a natural disaster. They had the choice of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the Haiti earthquake or the Iceland ash cloud. They created a masthead as a class and created their own headlines for their news stories.
15/11/2018 - R.E
This term, Year 3 are looking at Sikhism during their RE lessons. They started off by looking at the story of Guru Nanak and how he became a teacher of the Sikh religion. They learnt about how he disappeared for three days and returned with the teachings of their God, Waheguru. They had to work in groups to show what the thought Guru Nanak did during his three days of disappearance.
15/11/2018 - Happy Sleep Workshop
This morning, Year 3 learnt all about sleeping. They had to discuss what the thought was a good bedtime routine and then they learnt about different ways to help them sleep. They also created their own sleep masks and a dream catcher.
14/11/2018 - Geography
This afternoon, Year 3 looked at Tsunamis and discussed what causes them and had to use technical language to create explanations. They created their own tsunami simulation in trays and using blocks and looked at how waves were formed when a seismic force was created.
12/11/2018 - Geography/PSHE
This afternoon, Year 3 looked at Earthquakes and Tsunamis in more detail. They looked at the Richter Scale and understood how it was used to measure the impact of an earthquake. They then looked at images of an earthquake and wrote down what damage they could see and gave it a score from that. They then looked at how earthquakes under water can cause a tsunami and they looked into the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. They had to consider what the impact of these events has on the environment and human life.
12/11/2018 - Anti-bullying Week
Year 3 sported their odd socks today; in support of Anti-bullying week.
09/11/2018 - English
This week, Year 3 have been creating some descriptions about volcanoes. They had to try and use similes, alliteration as well as onomatopoeia words. They then had to put this into a poem form; they had the choice of creating a shape poem or a narrative poem.
09/11/2018 - Geologist Visit
Year 3 and 4 were very lucky today to have a special guest come into school and talk to them all about rocks. PhD Geology student, Mr Head spoke to the children about different types of rocks, where they could be found and how they are used in different buildings in the local area. They then had to work in groups to investigate rocks and decide on how to group their rocks using different criteria e.g. the shape of it, the colour of it etc.
07/11/2018 - English
Year 3 have been looking at volcanoes in English this week and using super adjectives to describe them. Today they looked at pictures of a volcano erupting and then had to create phrases to best describe them and challenge themselves to use similes. Here are a few examples of the sentences...
07/11/2018 - Maths
This week, the children in Year 3 are focussing on measurements in maths and one group investigated the length of different items around school. They had to think about what the most appropriate piece of equipment was to measure an object and also what units were used to measure.
31/10/2018 - English
This week, Year 3 are focussing on recounts based on their launch event from Tuesday. Today they looked at features of a recount and then created their own success criteria to use the rest of the week.
31/10/2018 - Chinese with Meta
Year 3 were lucky today to learn all about Chinese culture and history from our Chinese language assistant, Meta. They also learnt how to say, 'Hello'.
30/10/2018 - Launch Event
This morning, Year 3 and 4 joined together in an eruption of activities! They took part in five different activities, which explored their new Tremors project. They created their own lava lamps, made seismometers, created rock sculptures, used clay to make victims of Pompeii and they also created earthquake proof buildings! It was a very busy morning but certainly introduced the new project to the children and made them excited for their learning to come.