We’ve looked at monochromatic watercolours of mountain scenes and are using them to inspire our own work. We went out into the playground to explore perspectives – are our classmates smaller, or just further away? We have begun to plan our paintings and look forward to sharing the final pieces.Read More Small or far away? Year 3 explore perspective
As an introduction to our Big Question in RE this term, we began by investigating a sense of belonging. Each group was challenged to come up with a cause or mission that they felt strongly about, to name it, design a logo, briefly explain their mission statement and to outline their three core values. The […]Read More A sense of belonging in Year 3
Year 3 rock! Well, they certainly did on Wednesday afternoon, when we got stuck in to this term’s Science topic of Rocks. Having determined that rocks can be grouped into 3 main categories – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic – we set out to investigate them further. We looked at them under microscopes and through magnifying […]Read More A rocking Science carousel in Year 3
We’ve had a hilariously productive start to our French project this term, which is Les Trois Petits Cochons (The Three Little Pigs). Much to Year 3’s delight, we watched a brilliant puppet version by Andrew Praamsma (available on YouTube – search for Les Trois Petits Cochons) and then worked through the story as language detectives, […]Read More Les Trois Petits Cochons
Year 3 have been experimenting with colour this afternoon – we have looked at mainly monochromatic paintings by Klee, Picasso and Van Gogh and have used tints and shades to create a graduated monochromatic colourscape.Read More Monochromatic painting in Year 3
Not a day goes by without me being amazed by the creativity, ingenuity and downright brilliance of the children I am lucky enough to teach. We have come to the end of our chariot project and the amount of independent engineering and problem-solving that the children have done is staggering. From debating the relative merits […]Read More Engineers of the future in Year 3
The fantastic Sue Fleet will be running a Being A Parent Taster Session on Thursday the 17th of January and more sessions will follow in the year. See below for details.Read More Back to school!
Children from across the school presented some of the fantastic writing that’s being going on in class. From kenning poems to news reports, trip recounts to persuasive letters – excellent work all round!Read More Our writing!
We’re nearing the end of our learning about the Romans, but can’t do so without investigating their superb engineering skills. We are spending the next couple of weeks focusing on DT as we make models of Roman chariots. We watched a chariot race and identified what functions a chariot needed to perform. We then made […]Read More DT chariot design
Year 3 have been writing kennings – riddles in the form of poems. Every line has 2 words – a noun then a verb – and they describe something without naming it. Each child wrote 3 kennings and chose their favourite to perform and publish. Our poetry readings were great fun and the children’s performances […]Read More Riddle me this…