Monday 8th - Friday 12th May 2017
This week we have been focusing on measurement during our maths lessons. We all estimated the size of a chocolate button's diameter then measured this in millimetres. Once we had finished our measuring task we ate the chocolate buttons. Just before they started to melt!
Monday 17th - Friday 21st April 2017
This week we started our new science topic of plants. We started this topic by designing an investigation to see what a plant needs to grow. Over the next four weeks we will keep watering and checking on the progress of our plants to see which plant conditions are the most successful.
Monday 20th - Friday 24th March 2017
This week we had the opportunity to learn more about problem solving. We each carried out lots of group activities that required us to solve problems. The answers were not easy to spot straight away so we had to be resilient and keep going until we completed each task!
Monday 13th - Friday 17th March 2017
This week we have been learning more about time. At the end of the week some of us even became mini-teachers! We paired up and taught our partners more about time. There were lots of great explanations on show. We seem to have lots of mini-teachers in our class!
This week we have continued to learn about the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. First we sequenced the story into seven key parts recorded in short sentences. We then worked in seven small groups to expand on these sentences and turn each sentence into a full paragraph. Working as a group we were able to collaborate and share ideas. I think we now know the story of Daedalus and Icarus really well!
Monday 6th - Friday 10th March 2017
In Pelican 3 we have started to look at magnets! We made predictions on how we thought magnets worked and then tested these predictions. We also investigated magnets to see if they would repel or attract each other. We are all very eager to find out more about magnets. Next week we will get to try out different materials to see if they are magnetic or not!
Monday 27th February - Friday 3rd March 2017
This week Pelican class have started their new science topic of forces. We started looking at friction and the impact this can have on a moving object. Through our investigation we found that wood has low friction compared to a carpet surface that has high friction. We also got the chance to roll a mini car down a covered ramp to test our predictions!
Monday 6th - Friday 10th February 2017
This week we have been investigating soil. We used a magnifying glass to find out what makes up soil. We even found some creatures within our soil! After this, we designed our own soil cocktails with a mixture of the materials found within soil. Yum!
Monday 30th January - Friday 3rd February 2017
This week in maths we have been looking at measuring. We began by measuring ourselves with a partner and then learned how to convert our measurements.
This week we were lucky enough to experience virtual reality with the help of Google. We explored the world of fossils and dinosaurs linked to our science lessons.
Monday 16th - Friday 20th January 2017
This week we have continued our science topic on rocks. We learnt about the three rock groups and then began to study rocks based on their properties. We also learned three new key words: permeability, durability and density. Once we had learnt these words we investigated different types of rocks to see if the rocks were durable, permeable and also tested their density.
Monday 12th - Friday 16th December 2016
A massive well done to Pelican 3 in their Christmas poetry performance! The children have been working so hard to learn all their lines and follow their routine! Also a big thank you to Mrs Osborne and all the children that helped to create their alphabet letters. I am a very proud Pelican teacher! Enjoy the Christmas break!
Monday 5th - Friday 9th December 2016
Throughout our maths lessons this week we have been learning all about fractions. To begin the week we started using counters to find halves of amounts and then quarters. Some of us even moved on to finding three-quarters of amounts! By the end of the week we were finding one third and two thirds of an amount - without even using counters! Well done Pelican 3!
Monday 21st - Friday 25th November 2016
This week in Pelican 3 we have been looking at Stonehenge. We discovered many of the theories behind why Stonehenge exists and even debated against each other to convince the rest of the class of our opinions. Overall we voted and decided that it must have been a site for music and dance.
We also followed instructions to create our own 'Play-Doh' Stonehenge model.
We a fantastic time during Christmas decoration morning even if Mr Bond did break the laminator! A big thank you to all the parents that gave up their Friday mornings to come in and help us! Here are a few pictures of our class making our decorations. Enjoy!
Monday 14th - Friday 16th November 2016
This week we have been learning all about the site of Skara Brae. We found this extremely interesting, especially learning about the layout of the Stone Age homes. To show off all our extra knowledge in this topic we decided to create our own TV show! Our TV show, that we planned and rehearsed, allowed us to show off all the extra facts that we had learned about Skara Brae. There were many budding TV presenters on show and some very interesting 'Scottish' accents!
Monday 7th - Friday 11th November 2016
We finished our topic of instructional writing with a bit of a treat! We were able to follow a set of instructions to create our own Ginger Bread men. This activity was lots of fun and very messy! We even started to evaluate the instructions we followed and suggest our own improvements.
This week we have been learning all about the word 'chronology' both in our English lessons as well as in history. We have been sorting key dates within the Stone Age into a chronological order as well as ordering steps in our instructional writing.
This week we have continued to look at instructional writing. We decided to make our own simple shapes out of Lego and then create our own set of instructions for a friend to assemble our designs. We used all the key features of instructional writing that we have been learning about while also having a lot of fun in the process!
Monday 17th - Friday 21st October 2016
This week year three have been lucky enough to visit St Clement's church. This is to coincide with our current RE topic and the assemblies that we enjoy every Wednesday. Whilst inside the church we were able to have a tour; find out about St Clement himself; find out about the role of a priest and much, much more! A big thank you to St Clement's church for letting us visit!
Monday 10th - Friday 15th October 2016
This week in Pelican 3 we have been looking at drama through the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been creating freeze frames of known scenes in the play and adding speech bubbles to show what we think each character would be saying. Have a look at the body language and facial expressions we have tried to show!
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th October 2016
This week in Pelican 3 we have been looking at how night and day are created by the position of the Sun and Earth. Using objects from around the school, we worked in groups to make a presentation to the class.
Monday 26th - Friday 30th September 2016
This week in Pelican 3 we have continued to find out more about the Stone Age. We looked at examples of Stone Age art and then turned our own classroom into a cave. We all really enjoyed painting the ceiling of our caves from under the tables!