Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 15
    Jul

    Final few days!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Two requests for our final week of term: Please can all Y3 children bring in a strong carrier bag which is clearly named either on or before Thursday this week. Children will be taking their completed school books home on the final day of term. On Friday, children are invited to bring in a board game, card game or appropriate toy to play with their classmates as part of our 'End of Term Celebrations.' Hand held games consoles are not permitted.
  • 09
    Jul

    Who was Mary Anning?

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, we have travelled back in time to the early 1800s, to learn about the fascinating life of Mary Anning. Mary is significant to our topic, because she was the first person to discover and understand the importance of fossils. We planned our ideas for writing and then used the computer to present about what we have learnt using Purple Mash. We added images of fossils to complete our work.
  • 07
    Jul

    Treat Winners

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Well done to the house winners Scott who have earned the swimming pool treat tomorrow! Please ensure that all Scott children bring in sun cream, towel and costume ready for their treat. They may also bring in woggles, floats and pre-pumped inflatables! Many thanks and a huge well done!
  • 01
    Jul

    Transition Afternoon to Year 4

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today we took part in a 'transition afternoon', which means we got to spend some time learning in our new classroom for September... Year 4!! We were so excited to explore our new learning environment and to ask questions about our new year group. We had the opportunity to create a special portrait of ourselves, based on the cubist style of Pablo Picasso. We used some weird and wonderful shapes to create our portraits, exaggerating our features and choosing bold colours to bring our portraits to life. Ms Tough will be putting our portraits up on display in our new classroom during the Summer holiday for everyone to enjoy and marvel at when we return in September!
  • 26
    Jun

    Year 3 and the "Rock-olate" Factory

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today, we learnt about how the three main types of rocks are formed... using chocolate! First, we made sedimentary rocks by layering up milk and white chocolate crumbs (sediment). We had to press down hard to make a solid rock. Next, we made metamorphic rock. We had to squeeze the chocolate and use the warmth from our hands to help it change shape. We noticed the patterns and colour changing, too. After, we made igneous rock. We placed the chocolate container in warm water until it melted into lava. After, the lava cooled down to make igneous rock. Finally we enjoyed tasting our delicious, chocolatey rocks. We decided to name the activity "Year 3 and the Rock-alate Factory" after recently enjoying stories by Roald Dahl!.
  • 24
    Jun

    Measuring mass

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    In Maths, we have been looking at units of measurement. We found everyday items around the classroom, including some rocks from our topic box, and then estimated the mass of each object. Next, we used balancing scales to help calculate the approximate weight of each object. We discovered that 1kg is equal to 1000g. This knowledge helps us in lots of different ways, especially when comparing mass using < or > signs. Can you practise measuring mass when cooking at home? Remember to read the scales carefully!
  • 21
    Jun

    Mindfulness

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today we listened to a guided meditation for children. We listened to a story about Dina - a young fiery dragon, who can sometimes feel angry or frustrated if she doesn't quite get things right straight away.Through the story we learnt how Dina uses her powerful breath to cool off when she needs to be calm. Can you practise your mindful breathing for a few minutes each day?
  • 19
    Jun

    Rock Experiments

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We carried out some investigations to test whether rocks were permeable or non-permeable. We used pipettes to drop small amounts of water onto the rocks and observed whether the water was absorbed or not. Slate was the least permeable and chalk was the most permeable. After, we decided to investigate the hardness of rocks. We rubbed each rock with sandpaper and noticed how crumbly each one was. Again, slate was the most durable. We decided that slate would make a great building material, especially for a roof to help keep rain water out.
  • 19
    Jun

    Constructing prisms and pyramids

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Toda in Maths, we used modelling materials to help us construct different prisms and pyramids. We used straws and play dough to construct edges and vertices. Afterwards, we had a go at constructing shapes using nets which was a bit trickier but we persevered and spoke confidently about our learning using precise mathematical vocabulary.
  • 17
    Jun

    3D shapes

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We have been exploring the properties of 3D shapes, and have used our knowledge to help sort them into carroll diagrams. Today we sorted shapes based on whether or not they were prisms. We also considered whether faces and edges were flat or curved, and carefully counted the vertices. We hid a shape in a box and our classmates had to ask questions to help them work out the name of the 3D shape hiding in there! How many 3D shapes can you spot at home?