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Puffin Class Weekly News
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 really enjoyed creating their final print in our art lesson. They used a polystyrene block to engrave a Stone Age or fossil themed image before using a roller to ink their tile and transfer onto paper.
They noticed that using this technique allowed them to add more details than previous weeks and there were lots of smiling faces when they peeled the tile up to reveal the print they had created!
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
We had great fun exploring mud during our outdoor learning time. We worked together to make some muddy concoctions and then tried to filter the water from the mud. It was great to see the children work together to solve problems!
This week, we have really enjoyed experimenting the different prints we could make using our hands. After experimenting, the children had a go at printing a stick person, cave person or woolly mammoth using only the shapes with their hands!
In science this week, we have been investigating the hardness of rocks by scratching them with screws. The children were so excited to conduct an experiment and they recorded their results very well!
Welcome to Year 3!
What an exciting (yet tiring) first full week we have had! The children have been settling into new routines well and having lots of fun with their learning. They especially enjoyed cleaning toys to practise using imperative verbs and prepare for their instructional writing using the story, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth.
In science, we have started our Rocks and Fossils topic and observed 6 rock samples to identify the different properties that rocks can have!