This week the children have been enjoying our new topic in Power Maths of multiplication, in particular looking at the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We have also been painting in the style of Van Gogh. Here is an overdue photo of our magnetic games which we played and showcased at our Year 3 science fair last week.
This week the children used oil pastels to recreate one of many paintings by the famous Claude Monet. Can you guess what famous landmark in the city of London we were drawing?
The children have been using their knowledge and understanding about magnetism to design and create their own game incorporating a magnetic mechanism. We are very excited to show these off to the rest of the year group next week!
Last week on Friday the children created lovely Christmas decorations across the whole of Year 3. You will have seen two of them already but the third is hanging up in our Pelican classroom… we made beautiful green Christmas wreaths! We also enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner this week.
Miss Ford here, great be back with my lovely Pelicans this week! The children were so excited to get started with creating their various buildings for their mega city sculpture this week. We will be working on this in our Art lessons over the next couple of weeks.
This week Pelican class continued their sculpture topic by looking at the work of Eva Rothschild. We each then created our own structures in the same style using marshmallows! We found that triangular shapes helped us make the most stable design.
This week the children have enjoyed learning about Brendan Jamison, a famous sculptor who creates amazing 3D art using various materials, including sugar cubes! Pelicans had a try at creating their own buildings using sugar cubes.
This half term we started our new Geography topic of megacities. The children enjoyed using the atlases to search for the largest 10 megacities and which country they are found in.
What a brilliant end to our very first half term as Year 3! The children had the best day when Rockman came to visit, bringing along real fossils for us to look at and hold, and realistic models of dinosaurs too. The children conducted a fact hunt, working in groups to investigate the models, rocks and fossils at each station, and reading information about each. Mary Anning even came to visit!
This week, the children have been creating their own Stone Age themed prints using paint, rollers and their choice of design scored onto polystyrene tiles. The results were really effective!
Friday 8th October 2021
Despite the disappointing news of Rock Man being poorly on Tuesday, we were able to have our own year 3 Rock Man experience day instead. We first completed a Now Press Play activity linked to Rocks. This was then followed by a fossil sketching lesson and finally our day concluded with making our very own fossils.
We are looking forward to painting and finishing our fossils over the next few weeks. We are also pleased that Rock Man has rescheduled and we look forward to his visit on Friday 22nd October.
Friday 1st October 2021
This week we have started reading a brilliant story called Stone Age boy. The children really enjoyed coming up with various questions that they’d like to ask the boy when he returned from his mysterious experience in the Stone Age. We still don’t know if it was a dream or not!
Friday 24th September 2021
We have been very lucky with the weather for our outdoor learning sessions so far this half term. The children have loved helping weed the vegetable patches in our garden, filling the compost bins and finding hidden minibeasts!
This week Pelican class enjoyed their PE lesson with Mr Bond. The children are learning about tennis and practising their tennis skills, improving their reaction time and control of the racket.
The children have settled into Year 3 so well this week and last. We had such great fun creating woolly mammoths, painting Stone Henge and enjoying a Stone Age themed Now Press Play story. In Science, the children loved looking at different types of rocks and making detailed sketches and observations of them. Well done Pelicans!