Year 3- Cave Artists- 18.1.21
Year 3 have been exploring how humans in the Neolithic area created cave art. We learnt that they used animal hair, sticks and their fingers as paint brushes. They also crushed up bones, rocks, wood and charcoal into powders before mixing them with animal fat and water to create paint. We created our own cave art painting using mud and charcoal mixed with water. We were resourceful using sticks, pine needles and stones as our tools!
Here are some of the creative and wonderful things Year 3 have been up to this week?
Do you recognise this famous Stone Age Monument?
What would you use this Stone Age tool for?
Here’s a timeline of different period of the Stone Age and someone else has been comparing them.
Here is some of our literacy from this week. We looked at informal writing and have been using lots of different word classes in our sentences.
How do you help others know your learning? Have a look at this sign someone made for their door.
Year 3 what an incredible start to your homeschool learning. Miss Halloway and I (Mrs Jeffery) have been blown away by your incredible response and enthusiasm. It has been amazing to see so many of your smiling faces on Zoom. I’m really proud of those of you already growing in confidence and asking questions and sharing ideas. Next week should give even more of you the chance to share as we will be breaking off into our smaller groups.
Below is just a small glimpse at just a few of the wonderful thing you have shared. Don’t forget to look back at some of your leaning as I am writing some comments on their for you. Feel free to have it ready to share and talk about in our Zoom sessions too.
Keep up the excellent work.
Have a wonderful weekend. You can tick Friday off on your calendars now.
The children who have been in school this week have become archeologists! We discussed what archeology is and what an archeologist is before walking down to our diggin area. We were on the lookout for anything that might have told us about what life could have been like in the Stone age. We were very careful using spades to dig out the objects before cleaning them with our brushes. We found some items that were old and some items that were made more recently. We had a lot of fun!
Today, we have been using our knowledge of French numbers,
shapes and colours to create a Christmas picture.
How high can you count?
un deux trois quatre cinq
We have learned an incredible amount during our computing lessons this week.
We used the Chromebooks to create tables to record the data from our science investigations in. Later, we used Google Slides to create a presentation about everything we have learned during this topic. We can now insert images, change the back ground, add extra slides, change the font and more. Most importantly, we can now share our work with Mrs Jeffery and our friends.
Some of us chose to create our won slides all about Christmas during SOLE.
Today we had to create bells for Santa / a wind chime. We had to carefully selected our chosen metal objects for how they sounded whilst also considering how they would be attached together.
In maths today, we were investigating what happens when we create shapes from a set number of lollypop sticks. We knew we were dividing the total number of sticks by the number of sides our shape had. We noticed that if we were making triangles we were diving by three and there would never be a remainder of more than 2. Any more than 2 left over and we could make another triangle.
What shapes could you make at home from sticks?
If you had 21 sticks and were making pentagons. How many pentagons could you make and how many sticks would you have left over?
Year 6 Jacob
Jacob is an avid reader and at every opportunity spends time reading. I had to interrupt Jacob reading to award him with his Star Reader bookmark. Keep reading Jacob!
Year 5 Isobel
Isobel loves reading and frequently visits the library to choose another book by Jacqueline Wilson. Brilliant Isobel!
Year 4 Cameron
Cameron is an avid reader who enjoys both reading and quizzing on his books. Keep it up Cameron!
Year 3 Evie
Evie enjoys a visit to the library to choose her next book. Well done Evie!
Year Three have been building up to make their carts. There have been a few challenges and hurdles along the way but evaluating and overcoming these obstacles along the way is something everyone took in their stride.
First we started by creating our design criteria. What did we want from our cart and how could existing designs both help us and be improved upon.
Next we draw diagrams of how we wanted our carts to look . We had think carefully about how the wheel was attached to the chassis. How did you attach yours? What worked best?
Finally we got to make them. Ask one of us about a challenge we faced and how we overcame it.
Today, Cherry had a lot of fun crafting and creating. In the morning, we designed and created spinning tops. We discussed the best ways to create our spinning tops and whether the disc would work better at the bottom or the top of the cocktail stick. After experimenting with different designs, we soon discovered that a shorter cocktail stick with the disc close to the bottom worked the best.
In the afternoon, we creating christmas decorations out of wire. We learnt that using different forces we could bend and twist the wire into different shapes.
Finally, Mrs Jeffery kindly brought in an embossing machine which allowed us to stamp different patterns into paper. We thought it was a lot of fun and it is something we would like to do again in the future.
Today we researched existing spinning tops, thinking about which ones young children would like the best.
We then had a go at designing and creating our own spinning tops. We had to evaluate along the way to discover what would make them spin the best.
What do you think would make one spin more easily?
Today we have been designing and creating spinning tops as well as developing our art skills. We looked at different techniques to bend and shape wire and well as ways to emboss into foil. We used this skills to create Christmas based products.
Year 6 Maisie
Maisie has recently increased her reading range and thoroughly enjoys sitting reading a good book. Brilliant Maisie!
Year 5 Alex
Alex is such an avid reader that I had to interrupt him reading a book to award him his Star Reader bookmark. Fantastic Alex!
Year 4 Evie
Evie enjoys a wide variety of genres and loves visiting the library to choose her next book. Keep it up Evie!
Year 3 Harry
Harry enjoys reading and is always happy to tell you about the latest book he has read. Brilliant Harry!
Today Oak Class were set a challenge from a visitor to school.
They had to use their map skills, work as a team and find pictures of animals hidden around the school grounds. The first letter of each animal when rearranged spelt out a word.
How did your team do? Which learning values did you use?
Year 6 Isla
Isla is really enjoying reading at the moment and is getting amazing quiz results. Keep it up Isla!
Year 5 Saffy
Saffy is an avid reader and chooses lots of different genres to read. Fantastic Saffy!
Year 4 Amelia
Amelia is achieving fantastic results on all her book quizzes and enjoys coming to the library to change her books. Amazing Amelia!
Year 3 Josie
Josie is an avid reader and enjoys visiting the library regularly to change her books. Keep reading Josie!
Today in Year 3, we used force metres to measure the magnetic forces of our magnets. We recorded our results into a table to help us remember which magnets were the strongest and which magnets were the weakest. I wonder if you were surprised by how strong magnets can be?
In year 3, we have been exploring magnets through magnetic testing. We used the different types of magnets to investigate lots of different magnetic materials. I wonder if you can find any other magnetic materials at home?
Year 6 Mia
Mia has discovered she loves reading. Brilliant Mia, keep it up!
Year 5 Kitty
Kitty is achieving fantastic results in her reading quizzes. Amazing work Kitty!
Year 4 Lacey
Lacey is really enjoying her reading and loves visiting the library to change her books. Well done Lacey!
Year 3 Gracie-Mae
Gracie-Mae is a really enthusiastic reader. Keep it up Gracie-Mae!
Yesterday in Oak class, we explored the Fit Trail as part of our Mighty Metals science topic. When we were exploring the trail, we were thinking about metals, forces and magnets. The children were discussing how they think the playground equipment moves.
Have you ever thought about how playground equipment moves whilst you were at a play-park?
Year 6 Amelia
Amelia has become an avid reader and is making fantastic progress with her reading target. Amazing Amelia!
Year 5 Oliver
Oliver has become an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Oliver!
Year 4 Ethan
Ethan is a regular visitor to the library to change his book after completing a book quiz. Brilliant Ethan!
Year 3 Patrick
Patrick loves reading and reads whenever he can. Fantastic Patrick!
As part of our revist to Land Ahoy, we have been designing pirate flags. We learnt about what different symbols represent on flags before having a go ourselves. We first drew a draft of our flags on plain paper before block printing them! We had a lot of fun, perhaps you can have a go at home. If you would like to try block printing at home, there is a video on the school blog.
This week in Year 3 we will be learning how to block print. Please watch this video that Mrs Bryant has made. You could have a go at home too.
This afternoon, Cherry have been working in small groups to research and create a poster about oceans. They have had to use many of our learning values including collaboration, relationships and resourcefulness. We learnt about where our ocean can be found, what creatures live there, what the climate is like and we found out three interesting facts we would like to share with our peers. Later in the week, we will finish our posters and then present what we found to the rest of the class!
Year 3 have been set new home learning that can be accessed through the Google Drive. The homework is based on our new topic (Metals) that we will start next week!
Mrs Jeffery and Miss Halloway look forward to seeing all the home learning!
We have seen some wonderful collaboration in Oak Class this week from finding out about the oceans as a team, improving sentences and solving problems in maths.
Here is a photo of two children in particular who we taking in turns and having purposeful discussions to help move their learning on.
How have you collaborated this week? What could you do next week to show your collaboration skills?
Year 6 Lewis
Well done Lewis you are really challenging yourself with your reading. Keep it up!
Year 5 Evie
Evie is really enthusiastic about reading the Roald Dahl books. Amazing Evie!
Year 4 Henry
Henry is trying really hard with his reading and getting some great quiz results. Keep going Henry!
Year 3 Rufus
Rufus is an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Rufus!
This afternoon, Cherry class were learning about continents. We have been learning about them all week but today had to match the correct continent picture to the correct word. We were able to look at the different continents and spot different shapes that made that continent up. It was quite a challenging task because we had to make sure the pictures were the correct way for us to make a guess but we were resilient until we matched the cards up correctly. We had a lot of fun and we are enjoying learning about the world!
Today, we have been using resources to find and locate the seven continents around the world. When we had discovered where they were and some facts about them, as well as the equator and poles, we had to put them back together in the right place using what we had learned.
Later on in the week, we will be challenging you do do the same but with maps that are a bit different from the one your used to seeing. Can you think of any features that make the continents look different from each other so that you can place them on any map?
Cherry class have been looking at expanded noun phrases. Before we could begin writing expanded noun phrases, we had to understand what a noun was. We then put the nouns into a noun phrase before adding a bit of extra information to create an expanded noun phrase.
Today, we were lucky enough to have Mrs Moye join us for gymnastics. She is a qualified coach and she really got us working our tummy muscles. She helped us warm up our bodies and stretch our muscles before creating some balances and movements.
Congratulations to this week’s Star Readers
Year 6 Aston
Aston is showing great determination with his reading. Well done Aston!
Year 5 Jude
Jude is making a really determined effort to achieve his reading target. Keep going Jude!
Year 4 Zerren
Zerren is showing a really positive attitude towards reading and choosing books. Keep it up Zerren!
Year 3 Lauren
Lauren shows great enthusiasm towards reading and visiting the library. Amazing Lauren!
Today, Cherry class became news reporters ready to create an newspaper article on a heroic/villainous battle. Half of us were reporters whilst the other half were eyewitnesses to the battle. As reporters, we asked lots of questions to build up a picture of what had happened. Then, we created speech bubbles with eyewitness’ statements written on them. Tomorrow we use these speech bubbles to practice writing with quotation marks.
Today, Oak class have been using colourful semantic cards to help them create expanded nouns. This will help them write a more descriptive recount in their newspaper reports. Tomorrow Oak Class will be extending these further using prepositions.
Today we have been learning words to include in our newspaper writing. Some of these are common exception words for Year 3 and 4. This means they don’t fit the normal spelling rules and its really important we learn to spell them correctly. We played hangman to help us with this. Later we role played what some of the words meant and matched them to their definitions.
This word has had its vowles removed. Can you figure out which word it is? f_m_ _s
Today, Heroes and villains descended into Oak Class for a huge dance off.
It was fantastic to watch our dance take shape with everyone in their costumes. It really helped to set the scene and bring it all alive.
We also spent time thinking about an event our heroes/villains could be involved in that would then be reported in a newspaper. After some time role playing these, we created freeze frames to create pictures of the main event. What do you think is happening in each of the freeze frames?
Today was our heroes and villains day!
We had a lot of fun dressing up as different heroes and villains. As part of the day, we played a few rounds of Captain America/Ladybird Girl says before having a go at relay races as part of hero/villain bootcamp. Unfortunately, the rain came and we had to go back inside our classroom. We did not let the rain dampen our spirits as we then continued our PE lesson inside performing superhero dances.
Later on, we had a look at real life heroes and had a discussion of how each hero had impacted the world before placing them onto a timeline.
A huge thank you to everyone who got involved, there were some excellent costumes!
Today, Cherry class have been stretching out their muscles through yoga. We listened to The Twits by Roald Dahl whilst we performed our yoga. We had a lot of fun being the monkeys, painting the ceiling as a giraffe and being Mr Twit himself. Afterwards, we had a little yoga disco!
What a busy few days we have had back in Oak Class and the children have all grown in more ways than one. It has been delightful to be back amongst such a friendly, happy and delightful bunch.
We have been learning about worries that we might have and thinking of ideas that could help us solve them. When we revisited the school rules we discussed what they ‘look like’ and what we would expect to see. Today, we had our first trip to the library and chose our first books. This was particularly exciting and we are planning on visiting again in the week so we can change them after we have quizzed on them. Everyone was keen to be able to have a go on the Chromebooks. We have a few experts amongst us but a few of us will need to keep practising how to log in and create documents.
We are looking forward to more exciting learning and time spent with our friends.
Year 3 are really enjoying their learning journey (Predator) this term. We have seen such a variety of ways to be creative and share your learning. Keep sending us your pictures!!
Here of some photos of the things that we have been up to in school this week.
On Google Sides some of the children have created a presentation about their sound experiments.Here is one page.
We have been completing our online Google Forms.
Creating Google Slides to show what we think life in 2100 will be like.
Learning about food chains.
Learning about the parts of flowering plants.
Creating scenes on Scratch of underwater predators hunting their prey.
Started our extended writing tasks.
We are so, so proud of the fantastic work that year 3 keep producing and sharing with us. We clearly have some budding performers amongst our year group.
Have a look at these videos:
This week the children have been developing their art skills.
Gemma sent in these wonderful works of art:
Just look at Sienna’s incredible predator collage:
Jem also really enjoyed making this wonderful collage; he was so proud of himself. And so are we Jem!
Frazer has even challenged himself to sew a shark!! (Not a real one, of course) Super work Frazer!
Keep sending in all of your fabulous work year 3. We are completely blown away with everything you are doing. We are so very proud of you all.
Year 3 continue to amaze us with their wonderful home learning.
Frazer has been planting his own flowers and has produced his very own little project on plants!
Nicholas has used objects around the house to support him with his maths lessons and has also produced a wonderful Haiku poem on his chosen predator!
Sienna and Jude have been working really hard on developing their understanding of the human skeleton and comparing it to the skeletons of various animals.
Whilst Billy took himself back to the Stone Age, on a visit to the beach!
Keep sending us in all of your wonderful work year 3!! You are all doing amazing!
This week, in year 3, we have been learning all about Haiku poems. Have a look at this fantastic performance from Sam!!
Last week, in Year 3, our focus was on the different parts of a plant and the functions of these parts. We also looked at collecting information on predators and producing our very own leaflets. Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of learning produced!
Archie worked super hard on all of these amazing powerpoints and just look at his leaflet!!!
Jayden put together this lovely, bright and informative leaflet on lions.
Evie put together this amazing leaflet on ‘Predators In Action’.
Fantastic effort Year 3!! Your IT skills have really progressed and we are so proud of you all!
Keep sending in all of your fantastic learning and we will share it on the blog.
Year 3 are continuing to produce some fantastic home learning! They are really enjoying their new topic of ‘Predators’, especially all of the wonderful science. Here are just some of the pictures they have been sending to their teachers……
Jayden put together this lovely fact file on the different parts of a flower.
Whilst Sienna completed her own science experiment, using celery, to see how the roots and stem absorb water. She then produced these wonderful food chains, showing us where animals get their energy from.
Alistair has really enjoyed learning all about predators and prey at home and also drew this fantastic picture of a ferocious leopard!!
Billy compiled his information from his week’s vocabulary lesson to put together a Glossary for our topic.
Evie has been working extremely hard on all of her home learning, sending in work daily for her teachers to see. She still makes sure she takes the time to look after her mental health and go for nice walks with her family. Just look at that view!!
We love seeing all of your pictures year 3. Please keep sending them in to us. We miss you all very much!!
Welcome back to everyone in Year 3, we hope you have all had a lovely half term!!
We are really looking forward to our new learning journey: Predators!! We can’t wait to see all the wonderful learning you will be producing over the next six weeks – don’t forget to keep sending us pictures of all the lovely things you are doing. Just like Jayden, from Cherry Class, has done with this amazing video on Muslim Worship. Have a look!
Cherry Class have been working incredibly hard at home, producing a lovely variety of home learning.
Sam enjoyed making his cave paintings using all natural products.
Nicole has been focusing her time on climate change and reducing pollution. She has even written a letter to our local MP!
Jude has been practising his spellings and has produced these lovely Neolithic patterns!
Lola has made these fabulous posters and Jacob has enjoyed splashing in the waves during his spare time.
All of you are doing amazing and Mrs Prentice and Ms Tierney are very proud of you all.
Keep up the great work Cherry Class and keep sending us all of your lovely photos! Enjoy Half Term and we will speak to you very soon.
Oak Class have once again been busy at home this week with a variety of activities. These are some of the things they have been up to.
Working on the allotment, planting seeds and having a few bug hunts.
Tongue Twister Poems from Hope.
More First Aid courses completed.
Posters to show how iron was made.
Investigations into magnets, information leaflets about the Iron Age and a beautifully coloured poster of the ‘stay at home’ pigs!
Well done Oak Class, Miss Souter and Mrs Davie are really enjoying seeing all of your pictures so keep them coming in!
TTRS are holding an event to set a Guinness World Record for the highest score on TTRS in one minute.
They would like you to film yourself completing a 1 min game in the studio and then sending it to them. The highest score will be the Guinness World Record holder!
This link takes you to the website to explain how you can enter. The closing date is 4th June so you don’t have long.