As part of out Light and Shadows project Year 3 have been set a challenge- to see whether cheaper brands of suncream are just as effective as the more expensive brands at protecting us from the sun. We used a special paper called cyanotype paper which is light sensitive. We placed the paper into a labelled bag and smeared the
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Year 3 have been investigating magnets as part of our Science work this term. We looked carefully at the different poles of the magnets and how the magnetic forces are created. We found out about magnetic attraction and repulsion and what happens to the magnets in each case. We also experimented with magnets of different shapes and sizes including horseshoe,
Year 3 have completed their ammonite Art project. We made our own printing blocks using polystyrene tiles and carved our design motifs into the tiles. We then added different coloured inks to each tile. We were very pleased with our final pieces!
The children have used various percussion instruments to play to accompany a piece of music. They had to keep to a rhythm and play their instrument at the right time and work together to create a collaborative piece. Well done Year 3!
As part of our writing this term we have been learning about writing story settings. We watched a short animation called Marshmallows which is set in a forest by a lake and a monster appears! As a class we have described the setting in lots of detail using adjectives and prepositional phases to add interest for the reader. We had
Year 3 have been budding scientists this term and have been investigating different types of soils. Our objective was to discover which type of soil- sandy, clay loam, chalky loam, clay soil and chalk soil was the most absorbent. We carefully measured the same amount of water for each soil type and used filter paper, funnels and a stopwatch as
Year 3 have been busy looking at the techniques used to make Beaker Pots from the Bronze Age. We have experimented with clay- rolling coils, making our own slip – using clay and water, scoring the clay to join pieces together and making thumb pots. The children designed their own pot and investigated the shape, form and patterns used looking
For our Art work this half term Year Three have been investigating contrasting and complementary colours. We made our own colour wheels using watercolour paints and looked at work from various artists. Our final piece had to try and replicate the colours used in the artists work. We think we were very successful! What do you think?
A.s part of our Science work, Year 3 have learnt all about our skeletons and how they help our bodies to move. We researched the names of all the different bones that make up our skeleton. One of our tasks involved sticking labels on each other to guess the correct bones in our body! This was great fun! We also
Year 3 have been busy this week designing and making tacos to eat. The children had a choice of recipes either a roasted vegetable or chicken. In groups ,with the help of Miss Storey, the children chopped and prepared the ingredients including peppers, onions, courgettes and chicken. Then they roasted them in the oven and had a delicious filling for