Year 3 have been treated to sessions with new teachers this morning – all of whom look rather familiar… Our awesome Year 6 students have been working really hard to plan lessons for other classes in the school. This select group have been lucky enough to investigate friction and forces under the expert eyes of […]Read More New teachers in Year 3!
UPDATE Apologies folks, it appears that a technical gremlin has prevented this post from last week appearing on the blog. Year 3 had a lovely morning at the Unicorn watching the absurdist comedy The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens, devised by the Dutch theatre company Theater Artemis. With a synopsis stating, ‘Welcome to the […]Read More Year 3 and The Show in which Hopefully Nothing Happens
We took our learning outside again in Year 3 last week to create some pieces of artwork inspired by the British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who works with the natural environment. The children chose to work with either sticks, stumps or circles and worked collaboratively to produce some beautiful pieces.Read More Andy Goldsworthy-inspired ‘wild’ Art
As part of our Science work on Plants we have been looking at the role of flowers and seeds in the life cycle of a flowering plant. We talked about germination and remembered what our cress seeds looked like. Then we talked about growth, flowering, pollination, seed formation and finally, seed dispersal. There are many […]Read More Seed Dispersal – why and how?
As you may know, we are taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime art project with the artist and Oscar-winning Director, Steve McQueen, which you can read about here – www.tateyear3project.org.uk We had our photograph taken this week and had a workshop with Claire, our photographer. Afterwards, some of the children had more questions about the project […]Read More A letter from the Tate
We rounded off last week with a bit of D&T in the form of cooking crumble. The filling was never in question – it had to be peach! We used a recipe by Jack Monroe, famous for her website, cookingonabootstrap. Jack is a writer, journalist and activist who campaigns on poverty issues, particularly relating to […]Read More Crumbs! Cooking in Year 3
Our Maths investigations this week and last week have really had us thinking but this brilliant, resilient lot have risen to the challenge. Last week, we used our knowledge of fractions, multiplication and division to divide squares composed of rectangles in various different ways. This week, we had a blank 100 square and a mind-boggling […]Read More Cracking codes and filling in fractions
We thoroughly enjoyed our drawing lesson from Quentin Blake and I’m sure you’ll agree that the finished results are brilliant. We have a whole host of centipedes and a pile of flying peaches on the walls so do ask Mrs Peters if you’d like to come and have a look.Read More Pests and Peaches Art Gallery
Year 3 aren’t going to let the weather get in the way of a Science investigation. With coats on and iPads in hand, we headed out to the Wildlife Area in order to have a close-up look at soil. We have established that the 4 components of soil are: air, water, organic matter and rocks. […]Read More Super Soil and Focused Photography