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Year 3

2016-17

Cooking

Today we were all looking forward to our European cooking and debate! We have improved our cutting skills and lots of us had a go at cutting pineapples, grapes, apples and strawberries for our fruit salad which represented Hunstanton. We also had a go at making our own pitta bread pizzas which represented Italy. 

 

Before we could have our lunch, we were put into 2 teams and made flags. We had to debate in order to get Miss Dosanjh to come and live on our side. She was really impressed at how our debating skills had improved too since September! She decided she was 50/50 and then we could enjoy our yummy fruit salad and pizza all made by us!

Finding peas in the pods

After months of watering and looking after the plants, we finally found peas! Some of us got a chance to open the pods and see peas inside. We tasted them with a majority of the children saying they tasted 'sour'.

Using Lego creatively!

Some of the children amazed us all with their unique idea of using Lego to make the Colosseum and Leaning Tower of Pisa! We have been learning about Italy as part of our Geography work to compare and contrast a place in our country with another in Europe.They worked together to help each other and created this wonderful famous building! 

Sports Day!

We had a great time this morning taking part in different sports activities for Sports Day. We cheered on our team members and a lot of certificates were won by all! Here are pictures and videos from our morning!

50m sprint race 1

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50m sprint 2

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50m sprint 3

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50m sprint 4

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Hunstanton school trip!

Today was the day of our school trip to sunny Hunstanton! We were all very excited and eager to go! Below is a picture of what we saw when we arrived!

Walking to the cliffs!

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As we walked along the sea front, we had a chance to take in the views and put our learning of tides into practise! We decided that during this time of the day, the tide was a low tide because it was further away.
We walked a few miles until we reached the old part of Hunstanton. We soon realised that we were walking on top of a cliff! It was an early lunch for us all as we were starving!
After lunch, we walked some more until we were at the lighthouse. Mrs Benson told us a story about the reason why there was a wolf statue, and there was an old part of a chapel still standing. After our story it was time to walk to the beach!
On the way to the beach, some of us started spotting chalk! We were really thrilled to see raw chalk as we have learnt about it this week and how chalk and limestone usually come from cliffs!

Finding chalk!

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Before we went to Hunstanton, we also learnt about erosion and how it happens. We had a fantastic opportunity to see this for real on the beach, and we saw how many different parts of the cliff have fallen off recently.

 

Erosion is dangerous as parts of the cliff fall off over time and some of us spotted a warning sign!

A view of the cliffs

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We had a chance to explore the cliff rocks before moving on!
Now it was time for the rock pools! We explored the pools, found crabs (dead and alive), hopped across the rocks and watched the tide!

The tide coming in

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What a great day we had! Thank you to all the parents and grown ups that got the bags packed, woke us up on time and let us go! 

 

Miss Dosanjh - The children really benefited from travelling to Hunstanton to participate in active learning and apply their learning to real life situations. I cannot thank you enough for letting the children go as it was an amazing but tiring day, and a lovely treat for the end of the year! 

Art and Design 

We have worked hard with our globes over 2 weeks. Here are the finishes results! It helped us to see where the continents are as well as the very hot equator! 

Gardening

Look at how much our plants and flowers have grown! Thank you to the wonderful helpers who regularly spend their play times and lunch times looking after them and carrying out any jobs that need doing! 

Maths - g and kg

We have learnt about grams and kilograms today and had a lot of practise weighing, adding and reading scales! Some of us could find different combinations for the same amount!

Science - permeable or impermeable?

We have had some new learning this week and learnt about whether rocks are permeable or impermeable. We learnt what these words meant really quickly, and then explored different types of rocks and what they are used for. Our experiment involved lots of observations where we had to see if rocks let out bubbles meaning it was permeable, and if there were no bubbles the rock was impermeable.

Maths - Adding and subtracting money practically!

My shop was open today! There were a lot of things on offer and the Year 3 children were given a task to choose an item but give me the right amount before buying. We then practised also giving change and worked this out using a number line! 

Maths - Measuring ml and L!

Well our classroom ended up as a water disaster by the end of this lesson, but it was well worth it for the amount of learning we got out from measuring ml and L using a variety of measuring equipment. We had to work together in our teams to measure out different measurements that were on challenge cards, and then check this with an adult before moving on to the next one! It was great fun!

Maths - Making 3D shaped models!

Today we had a go at each station to make different 3D models and name them too! Here are some of our pictures!

Science - Magnets attracting and repelling

Today we learnt about what attract and repel means and then predicted and tested what happened to magnets when they faced a certain way!

 

We came up with a rule that two poles that are the same cannot attract and will always repel and two poles which are different will always attract!

Science and Art - Magnet and forces paintings

Using the force of blowing through a straw, we created paintings. Some of us challenged ourselves by mixing the colours together before blowing with a straw.

 

We then made pictures by putting paint on the sheet and then repelling and attracting magnets to create a painting.

RE - Baptism

We have been thinking about why water is special. We thought of how water is shown in different ways and then watched a video about how Christians get Baptized. We created a class list of how adults and babies get Baptized.

Gardening

Look how well our plants and flowers have blossomed! We have some keen gardeners who care and monitor the plants every single play and lunch time!

Literacy - who is the suspect?

This week we have looked at mystery stories. After creating our own characters and describing the setting, today the suspect in our story laid out clues in the classroom! When we came back into the room, we discovered strange things and tried to piece them together. Some of us thought the suspect was a dentist, Neil Armstrong, Little Red Riding Hood and even Edmund Hillary who climbed Mount Everest!

Who do you think is the suspect?

Science - Exploring magnet forces

Today we looked at different types of magnets, and which one would attract the most paperclips. It was a lot of fun as we carried out the investigation!

Science - Forces

To start our magnet topic in Science, we investigated how forces can affect cars down a ramp covered with different materials. We found out in the end that some objects need contact to create a force for the object to move, and other objects can have a force within a distance and move without any contact such as 2 magnets. 

ICT - Coding

This afternoon we continued with coding on the iPads. Today we programmed snails to move across a race track and then had a go at creating our own snail races by changing backgrounds, making snails talk, making them turn and more!

Science - how do roots and stem work?

This afternoon was exciting! We carried out an experiment to show how roots and the stem works in a plant and then we made our own flower models following a set of instructions!

Literacy - visiting our secret garden!

As we have been reading 'The Secret Garden', today we went into our own secret garden...the conservation area! We spent most of the morning here being very quiet, so that we could see the wildlife come out. We remembered our learning about fronted adverbials and included sentences with these in. What amazing things we ended up writing about!

Science - Planting sunflowers

In Year 3, we are having a race till the end of the year to see whose sunflower will grow the tallest! We all really enjoyed planting our little seeds and filling the pots with compost. Some of use learnt if we put the seeds too close together, they won't have enough room to grow!

Science - Dissecting a flower

Today we learnt about dissecting a flower to find all the different parts. We used various scientific tools and learnt what the parts of the flower do. 

 

 

Year 3's flower garden!

We have returned back to school and it has been a packed week as usual! As our topic is about plants for 3 weeks, we created flower models for homework to create a flower garden. The homework was outstanding and our classroom is blossoming more than ever!

Time for Easter!

Today was our last day before we head off for our Easter holidays. Miss Dosanjh decided to hide eggs all around the school grounds, and it was our job to find them by answering the clues which would reveal the location. It was pretty tiring and hard work, but we managed to find most of them! What a glorious day for an Easter egg hunt!

 

We wish you all a happy Easter and a restful break before returning back for the final term! 

Maths - Quantum Theatre Performance

Today we were lucky enough to have Quantum Theatre visit us for a spectacular show - Shape, Space and Desperate Measures! It had a Star Wars theme with a twist of Maths involved. There were lots of mathematical problems we were faced with and had to solve! Here are some of the pictures.

Food For Life - Planting

We decided to start planting our crops ready for the Summer before we leave for our holidays. We talked about different plants we had such as chives, purple mint and strawberries. We also planted peas and attached canes so they can begin climbing upwards. What a beautiful and sunny day for planting!

Stone Age Assembly

Today we performed our assembly to our parents, grown ups and the whole school! It was very nerve racking, however we did a great job and everyone learnt new facts and enjoyed watching photos and videos from the school trip!

Stone Age Day - Leicester Pursuit Centre

Today was the day of our school trip! We went to the outdoor pursuit centre for a Stone Age Day. We participated with 3 activities throughout the whole day - Bell Boating, Bushcraft and Archery! Here are some of our videos and pictures!