Week Ending: 23rd March 2018
In Computing we finished our snail pictures! They are absolutely fantastic. See below for a selection. There were lot of skills with this and the children found it very challenging but with a little perseverance they got there!
In PSHE, we looked at harmful substances found in the home and looked at hazard symbols. They were quite shocked that fairy liquid had a hazard symbol on the back. They fully understood the importance of keeping themselves safe around these substances.
In Art, we looked at the pointillism technique. The children had a photo of a landscape and then recreated it using only dots! They have done so well as you can see from the photos!
Finally, it was sports relief on Friday! They did a fantastic mile run and we had a dance off in the hall!
Week Ending: 16th March 2018
In computing, we continued recreating ‘The Snail’ using the program ‘Word’.
In music, we looked at the different musical notes and how many beats each one represented. We then wrote a short composition using a 4 beat bar.
In French we have started learning about the French words for animals.
In art we have looked at how photographs have been used to create pieces of art. We evaluated a photograph and said what we liked and disliked about it. We then took our own photograph, edited it and then said which photo we liked best and why.
In PSHE, we looked at how we can keep ourselves safe in different situations.
Below are some photos of the shapes that they made in maths.
Week Ending: 9th March 2018
In computing we have started our art project where we have to replicate a famous painting using word. We chose ‘The Snail’ by Henri Matisse. This is very complicated as they have to insert shapes, colour them, move them to wear they need to be and flip and rotate them. They are looking good so far!
In music we have looked at the piece of music called ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ which is the song used in Alton Towers. We looked at the pitch, dynamics, tempo and texture. We then created a story board using symbols to show how the music changed.
In PSHE we have started our new topic called ‘Healthy Me’ and have looked at what drugs are, whether they are good and bad and their attitudes towards them.
In maths we have been dividing using the formal written method and the children were fabulous at this. Here are some photos:
Finally, last week was world book day and here is a photo of us all!
Week Ending: 16th February 2018
In Science we have looked at the human skeleton. We created our own skeletons and labelled the body parts. We then compared our skeleton with a monkey’s skeleton and talked about how they are similar and how they are different and why. Then, to finish our topic on ‘Animals and Skeletons’ we looked at what muscles are and how they work.
On Tuesday it was Pancake Day and we ate yummy pancakes!
The children have worked really hard this half term and are very ready for a break. I am really proud of how much progress they have made and can’t believe we are now half way through year 3! See you in a week!
Week Ending: 8th February 2018
In Science we have learned about the human diet and the different categories of food, for example carbohydrates, protein, fat etc and we looked at what they do. We also learned about what makes a balanced diet and created our own healthy diet. We also had great fun dissecting owl pellets! They were fascinated with finding the bones and working out what animal it was from. Some were lucky to find maggots!
Week Ending: 2nd February 2018
In music we have continued our work on the song ‘Three Little Birds’ and have practised singing the song and playing the glockenspiel too!
In computing we have learned about the digitalisation of computing and learned how computers process information using a binary code. Very complicated but the children were really starting to get it.
In science we have started our new topic on ‘Animals and Skeletons’. We looked at an animal’s diet and talked about what a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore are. They then used the laptops to research a variety of different creatures and say what their diet is, whether they are a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore and what class they belong to.
In design and technology we looked at a variety of bags that are on the market and how they are fastened using a magnet. They then designed their own bags and decided what material, colour and size they would be, how they would use a magnet to fasten it and also who the bag would be for. Finally they evaluated their bag and their partner’s bag.
Friday was National Number Day and we did something very different today in maths! Some of us stayed in 3E and some of us went to 5B. We worked with year 5 children to find the answers to a quiz. The children had great fun and really enjoyed working with the older children.
Week Ending: 26th January 2018
In science we have completed an investigation to see which magnet is the strongest. We then made our own fridge magnets with facts that we have learned about magnets on the front. Finally we looked at different problems and thought about how a magnet could be used to solve it.
In PSHE we looked at what are dreams are, either for now or when they are older.
In music we looked at the song ‘Jamming’ by Bob Marley. They didn’t enjoy this song as much as the other one!
In computing they learned about folders on a computer. They then created their own folders. Next week they will be drawing a picture and saving it into their folders.
Below are some photos of them doing their maths work on subtracting two numbers using the column method. They used dienes to help with this problem.
Week Ending: 19th January 2018
In Science we have continued our work on forces and magnets and have looked at magnets this week. We learned that magnets are a type of force, they either attract or repel and that a magnet doesn't have to touch an object to attract it. They had great fun watching the dice bomb trick (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGkRQjt9hVc), moving a paper clip without touching it and investigating the different poles. We then looked at what materials are magnetic and found out that not all metals are magnetic.
In PSHE we learned about perseverance and looked at photos of people who were facing different challenges, for example, someone writing, a disabled person, someone climbing a mountain. They had to put them in order of the greatest challenge to the smallest challenge and they debated their answers with other groups. Finally we watched a video about the day in a life of a blind person and deaf person and talked about the challenges they face every day. The children showed great maturity with this.
In Music we continued our reggae topic and have looked at the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley. They loved this song and recognised it! We decided it had a great message: Don't worry about a thing, every little thing will be alright!
Week Ending: 12th January 2018
In Science we have started a new topic called Forces and Magnets. We have looked at what a force is and have used a Newton meter to measure how much force it takes to pull up a zip, drag an object along a table and pick up an object. We learned that a force can change an objects shape or direction. We then learned what friction was and completed an investigation to find out which surface allowed an object to slide most easily. They did a fantastic job with this!
In Computing we have started a new topic on learning how technology is used in the work place. We watched videos on how computers (robots) are used to perform surgery and dispose of bombs.
In Music we have started a new unit of work on reggae and in French we have started learning about what you can find in a house.
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