Stonehenge 

The children’s learning about Stonehenge has continued in Art. After the fantastic drawing skills last week, the children have tried to model 3d sculptures with sand dough today and have shown fantastic learning together.
   
 

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Soil

The children have been learning about soil, the layers and sediment this year. The children have done a range of hands on activities to help with their learning. We even made edible soil – ask your child about what each layer of soils is called. 

Today, the children have started an observational experiement about sediment. They will be noting any changes over the rest of the week. 

   
 

Live blog – art

In year 3 we have been working on our sketching skills and applying these to 3D shapes. 

We looked at how to create a cuboid from a rectangle and thinking about the horizon line. The children have made some fantastic attempts and made links to Stonehenge. 

Here are some examples. 

  
    
   

Live blog – Volcanoes

In Year 3 this afternoon we have been continuing our learning on volcanoes. 

The children learn the difference between active, dormant and extinct volcanoes. Also we discussed the pros and cons of living near a volcano. In Y3HM, 13 said they would never live near a volcano however 11 said they would. This is because they thought it might bring money with tourists, they don’t always erupt and you might see rare plants that only grow there! 

  

What do we know about rocks?

We know loads about rocks and have been showing off all our knowledge today! We started off by mind mapping everything we knew then went around the classroom to magpie ideas from others. It was really exciting to get back to our tables and add any ideas we had missed! It was so wonderful to see the groups work so well together.
Then we went back to working in talk partners and had to decide if the statements about rocks and soil were true or false. If we weren’t sure about an answer we used a nonfiction book to help us, using the index to locate information. Finally we had to turn the false statements into real facts. It was a fantastic lesson and we were so impressed with how well the children worked together and could talk about how they knew if the statements were true or false. Keep up the amazing learning year 3!

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Summarising

This week we are focusing on summarising in guided reading and today’s group did a fantastic job of picking out the most important parts of chapters from ‘The Hedgehog Mystery’ and putting them into snappy summaries. Well done all
of you!

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Erosion experiment

We have been learning about the different types if erosion this afternoon and carried out an experiment using the rocks from our rock hunt yesterday. We had to put the rocks into a bottle and shake the bottle as hard as we could.  After we needed to sieve the water and we saw lots of small particles of rocks which had broken off as a result of the experiment.

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Taekwondo maths

A huge well done to everyone who passed a times table test last week! We had lots of children across year 3 get a taekwondo band and we’re sure there’ll be lots more in the next few weeks. Please let us know if you need anymore flashcards.

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