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Year 3 WOW day to the Wetlands
As part of Year 3's Geography topic on locality, we took a trip to our local wetlands. Whilst at the Firs Farm wetlands we explored the area and used our Art and location knowledge to draw maps, in order to direct someone unfamiliar with the area, discuss the impact of pollution and even spot some mini-beast! We had so much fun exploring the woodlands for a variety of mini-beasts; we found woodlouse, spiders, worms and even frogs spawn! As part of this topic we will be comparing life in our local area to how it would be for someone living in Spain. We thoroughly enjoyed our WOW day and benefited from taking our collaborative learning outside! We hope you enjoy looking at our photos. Can you spot a mini-beast you know the name of?
As part of Year 3's literacy work on Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer each class created their own mock courtroom so that they could decide if the Moon Man should be sent to jail for invading the Earth or released as he is a refugee. Each child took on a role; from Lawyers to Juror and Judge to Usher. As part of the preparation they looked at persuasive arguments for and against the issue - practising tone and pace to make our point! During the trial each class was visited by the High Court Judge Miss Price , making sure we were all applying the Rule of Law. The children's arguments were very clear and the concentration in the court room was impressive. The teachers were very proud of the high level of enthusiasm shown by the children and the quality of their persuasive writing was excellent!
In Year 3 we have been learning about Healthy Eating. We have been discussing the different food groups including; Protein, Carbohydrates, Dairy, Fats/Sugars and Fruits/Vegetables. During the series of lessons we have been using our Design and Technology skills of planning, designing, creating and evaluating to make a healthy sandwich. We had a variety of different ingredients to choose from and discussed their healthy value. Whilst making our healthy sandwiches we were encouraged to pick something from the 'healthy challenge table' which consisted of some fruits/vegetables that we haven't tried before. We really enjoyed this interactive and educational project! Thank you to everyone who donated!
Christmas has begun! The Elf has arrived...
Year 3 have been learning about volcanoes in Geography. Throughout the topic we have been using our English skills by writing a letter, experimenting with papier mache, using our computing skills to research information and collaborating with each other to make decisions. We have been leading up to making our own 3D volcanoes. We chose out of Composite, Shield, Cinder cone, Lava domes and discussed what materials we would need. Finally we erupted the volcanoes!
We have been exploring the origin of food through our Black History Week
Thank you for all your kind donations of pumpkins and squashes. Most of the children enjoyed investigating the texture and smell of the pumpkins and some even enjoyed tasting them. They were surprised by how much they liked eating them, with some children consuming nearly an entire pumpkin! Look out for the requests for pumpkin soup.
What a fantastic trip to Celtic Harmony for a Stone Age Experience! When we arrived at the encampment we divided into three tribes , Bears , Eagles and Boars agreeing to come in peace and learn from the tribe. Our day started in the roundhouse where we were shown how to make fire , thought creating friction by rubbing two sticks together and generating an ember. We were amazed when a few minutes later there was a great fire! We then went off to make our own shelters , hunt for food , gather, cook and make tools. The children were able to experience an authentic environment and were clearly enjoying the learning opportunities. We appreciate everyone's contribution to making this such an amazing trip.