Taking Science Outside!
In Science this half term our topic has been 'light and shadows'. We have learnt a lot about different light sources and how a shadow is formed. We created our own shadows using our hands, take a look!
This half term Year 3 have been learning all about the Romans. As part of our English lessons we wrote a commentary for a Roman chariot race (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjXP-wstrUY), we used lots of exciting vocabulary and worked really hard to describe what was happening so someone who wasn't watching would know.
Take a listen and let us know what you think!
As part of our Romans topic we have been looking at the myth of Romulus and Remus. We read the book 'Romulus and Remus and the Stolen Wives' and had a class debate afterwards to discuss whether Romulus was right to kill Remus or not.
We came up with some fantastic arguments like:
"Romulus should have given Remus another chance!"
"Remus should not have destroyed the wall"
"Why couldn't they just be friends?"
"Family should always come first!"
"The wall could have just been built again!"
The children were very enthusiastic and enjoyed discussing their ideas!
To finish our 'Meet the Flintstones' topic Year 3 created a museum for Year 6. We became tour guides and showed Year 6 everything we have learnt about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We showed them our explanation texts, comic strips, clay models and lots more that we have been working on in all of our subjects this half term. The Year 6 children were amazed at how knowledgeable we were and they all learnt something new!
Our new topic is Meet the Flintstones, we have a new reading area to encourage our reading for pleasure!
So far, we have made our own cave paintings using pastels. We scrunched up the paper to make it look more like a cave wall! The pictures we have drawn tell a story, this is how cavemen communicated.
We have also been looking at instruction writing in English and have written instructions for how to make a flint arrow for a caveman.
This half term we have been learning about Europe in our O La La topic. We have learned lots of interesting facts about different countries and we are now experts on landmarks!
We looked at the artist Leonid Afremov, who creates beautiful paintings of landmarks, and tried to recreate some of his work.
We used multicoloured splodges of paint for the background then we carefully drew a silhouette of a European landmark to put in the foreground, take a look at some of our work:
To end our O La La topic, we had an afternoon dedicated to Art. As our learning has had a focus on France, we created our own stamps out of string, and string printed the Eiffel Tower. We had a lot of fun thinking about contrasting and complimentary colours.
On Monday 21st May, the whole school took their learning outdoors. In Year 3, we spent our Computing lesson as human data on the playground, enjoyed playing instruments in the Music Garden and were very lucky because we cooked bananas on the campfire.
A Reading Area Update
As our topic changed this half term, so did our reading area. It was transformed from Mount Vesuvius into Mont Blanc to fit with our O La La topic.
Year 3 had an amazing time on their trip to Brancaster Activity Centre. Here are some pictures to show the wonderful things that they did whilst they were there.
In science last term, the children were learning about forces and magnets. This meant that they got to complete lots of different scientific investigations, which they really enjoyed. They looked at push, pull and twist forces, made predictions about magnetic materials and tested magnets to find out how strong they were. Here are some pictures of their learning.
Year 3 had a great time taking their learning outside the classroom during Roman outdoor day. They played games, learnt marching chants, practised their battle formations and even got to eat their own Roman toast.
Mrs May has been very busy creating a great reading area in the year 3 classroom. Last term, to fit with our topic, our reading area was transformed into a cave. The children have really enjoyed sitting the cave to read their books. As our topic has now changed, so has our reading area. Our cave has been transformed into Mount Vesuvius to fit in with our Roman theme.
Year 3 really enjoyed their topic, Meet the Flintstones, last term. The children worked hard, and learnt a great deal about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Here are some pictures to show their learning.
Last half term Year 3 spent their Science lessons learning about light and shadows. One of their favourite parts of this topic was discovering how shadows are formed.
Year 3 had an amazing time on their trip to Burwell House. Here are some pictures to show the wonderful things that they did whilst they were there.
Year 3 were very fortunate to have the opportunity to combine their love of outdoor learning and their current topic of the Romans by participating in several themed Forest School sessions. The class seemed to particularly enjoy learning Roman marching chants, legionary battle formations and cooking Roman toast over the campfire.
Space to Earth Challenge
As part of a whole school event our class took part in a challenge to run, jog and walk around our school field. We had an enjoyable time and helped the school to raise money towards resurfacing our school playground. We were surprised and excited to find out that between our class and Reception we helped to raise 50% of the total money raised. This means we will have £100 to spend for our class!! :)
Welcome to our class page. We have enjoyed an exciting half term getting to know each other and our new classroom.
We have thought about what makes a great classmate and decided on some 'class jobs', so we can all contribute to making our classroom a HAPPY place.