Julia Jarman Visit
We were so lucky to have the fantastic Julia Jarman come into school to tell us all about her job as an author. It was amazing to find out about all of the research that she has to do before writing a book. We are very excited to have some of her books in school to read!
In English we have been learning about explanations. We are going to explain the process of making gingerbread. To help us to understand all of the steps and why we needed to them we made our own gingerbread men.
We looked at some art by David Hockney and thought about the techniques that he used. To create texture in water we used wax crayons then covered this with water colour paints. The paint resisted the wax crayon and this helped to create some fantastic water pictures.
As part of Anti-Bully Week we all wore odd socks! This is to raise awareness of bullying and remind us how unique and special we all are. We have also taken part in class and group discussions and activities to ensure children understand what bullying is, the impact it has on individuals and how to get help if needed.
As part of DT we had to design and make an instrument that would measure the weather. We made rain gauges to measure how much rain we have. We had to make sure that we used a waterproof material, ensured it would not blow away and made an accurate scale to measure the amount of rainfall. After we made them we put them outside so we can collect weather data each day.
Our topic this half term is Wild Weather. We have looked at different ways in which weather is observed and measured including looking at temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
In art we have experimented with different sketching pencils to look at which would produce the best effects for sketching Iron Age round houses. Look at the different effects that we managed to create.
After learning about the monument that started to be built during the Stone Age, we made some models of Stone Henge using clay. Some children made sections of Stone Henge and there was one amazing attempt to make the the whole of Stone Henge!
Year 3 enjoyed a Futsal skills session.
In science this half term we have been learning all about plants. As part of this topic we have looked at the process of pollination. To help us to understand this process we made some flowers and insects and acted it out. Here is a video of some of the children explaining the process.
After studying Stone Age tools, we had a try at making our own. We used slate stones because they looked and were shaped like flint and we used sticks. To join the materials together we used string. We designed our tools and choose the equipment carefully.
On Thursday Year 3 were very lucky and they got to look at and handle some objects linked to the Stone Age that we have borrowed from Tyne and Wear Museums . The children looked closely at the tools and talked about how they were made. They were fascinated to discover that Stone Age people wore jewelry and discussed the different things that it was made from.
Year 3 investigated Stone Age diets. To help us understand what food was available we went to forest school and had a try at hunting and gathering the different foods. We talked about how Stone Age people would have done this.