Year 3 have been learning how to make a 2D design into a 3D product. We decided we would like to make a hand warmer to help Kay from the ‘Snow Queen’. We started by designing our product and thinking carefully about what would make a good design. We have now been using our sewing skills to practise different stitches, we will use this to decide which stitches we want to use on our final product. We can’t wait to show your our finished hand warmers.
This term we have been learning about reggae music, focussing on the song ‘Three little birds’ by Bob Marley. We have thought about the tempo of the song and the dynamics of the music. We also discussed the vocals and the instruments that are used within the song. We began by listening to and singing this song. We are now learning to play the recorder to this song, we have started by learning the notes A, C and G. We can’t wait to perform our song to the other classes at the end of this unit of work.
On Wednesday, Year 3 were surprised to find that over night an unexpected visitor had been into our classroom. We were left clues to find out who had visited. We learnt how to use the information stated or implied to form predictions. We carefully used to clues but we had very different ideas as to who we thought might have visited and why they would choose our classroom. Some of our ideas included Elsa, Jack Frost and The Snow Queen. We are now hoping that the visitor returns with more information for us. If you have any ideas yourself, please visit Year 3.
Today Year 3 and Year 4 visited the Selly Manor Museum in Birmingham to learn even more about the Tudors and how life was very different to what it is now.
We started the day looking around the house and noticing the differences in day-to-day life. We learnt about different types of foods, gifts, medicines and clothes that would have been around in the Tudor times and how this would be different for the rich and poor. We found out Selly Manor would have been a house that many people would have lived in together, however servants would not have been able to live there.
We spent the afternoon playing traditional Tudor games and dressing up. We also learnt how men and women would have greeted each other before dinner.
We all thoroughly enjoyed learning about Tudor life although we did find that we would not have liked many aspects of their lives, including the steep staircases that we had to climb to get to the next floors.
In Year 3 we have been learning about the Tudors. As part of our Tudor topic we learnt who King Henry V111 was and why he married 6 times. We used this Tudor wives song to help us remember why King Henry had 6 wives.
We used the information we had learnt about the six wives to make booklets about them.
In Year 3 we have been learning and using French greetings. We learnt that in French to say hello to someone you say Bonjour, to say hi you say Salut, to say good evening you say Bonsoir and to say goodbye you say Au revoir. We then practised using them with our peers. Test us to see if we can greet you in French as well as English.
This morning, Year 3 shared their love of reading with their brand new partnership class, during a quality reading session. They each selected their favourite book or story ready to read to their peer in Nursery. All of Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed reading stories to the younger children and getting to know their new ‘buddies’. During the session, the children were all able to talk to each other, discussing why they enjoyed the story.
In Year 3 we have been learning about light. We first discovered that darkness is the absence of light and we completed an experiment to see how much light we need to be able to see different objects.
After this we discovered that light is reflected from smooth and shiny surfaces because the light bounces off, we also learnt that dull surfaces do not reflect the light. During our experiment we noticed that all of the shiny surfaces that reflected the light also had our reflection in them.
We looked closer at reflections and used a range of different mirrors and shiny objects to see if all reflections are the same. We noticed that some reflections make us look bigger, smaller, wider, taller or even upside down. We grouped the objects according to what reflection they gave. Now we are going to learn about the effects of sunlight and how this can be dangerous to our skin and eyes.
In Year 3, we have started our new topic of outdoor and adventurous activities as part of our P.E. Lessons. To begin with, we learnt how to read a map and how to look for where the clues had been hidden.
On Tuesday, we were given a map of the playground and we were shown where 10 letters were hidden. We needed to read the map to find where the letters had be hidden and then figure out what the message said. We discussed what would make it easier for us to find out the message.
On Wednesday, we were given another map of the playground but this time the letters had been numbered as we decided as a group this would help us.
At each point there was a letter to record, we were timed to see how long it took us to collect all 10 letters and figure out the message.