Our topic for this half term is all about volcanoes and the impact they have on different areas of the Earth. In English we will be researching about volcanoes using the library and internet and then writing our own non-chronological report. We will use pneumatic and levers to create our own working model of a volcano!
Our topic for this half term will be Ruthless Romans where we will be learning about Roman invasions of Britain. In English we will look at recounts from Pompeii and Traditional Fairy Stories. We will use our study of fairy tales to produce a moving picture story book. In science we will be investigating light.
Our topic for this half term will be Rotten Romans where we will be learning about life in Rome. In English we will look at Roman myths and write letters. We will use our history as inspiration for Art work and study animals in Science.
Our new topic for this term will be based around Poland. We will be learning about the national flower of Poland - the poppy - in art and linking this to Remembrance Day. We will study forces and magnets in Science.
We love coding. We have been creating codes to move things, make things explode and create clever tricks.
During the whole of this term the children have enjoyed very practical science sessions, where we began by walking around the school grounds to consider our topic "How does your garden grow?" The class were very interested in investigating the best place to grow Winter Spinach from seed. They moved their pots away from the warmth of the classroom and cupboard, realising the importance of sunlight for their optimum growth. As a class they saw how a sheltered area outside the classroom proved to be a good place, with seedlings growing rapidly. At half-term they wanted me to take these home to look after, however they are now not that keen on sampling their product or tasting it in a home-made soup!
We have since had an exciting few weeks of investigating forces and magnets. We began by establishing that a force is a push or a pull, and then as a class set up an experiment to test the force required to push a toy car on a variety of surfaces. The children have since really enjoyed considering the force of magnetic fields. We have been lucky to be well-resourced for this topic with every child being able to handle a variety of magnets. They have independently investigated the attraction to different objects and why this is. I found the children to be very knowledgeable on the different poles of the magnet and the fact that they also have the property to repel each other.
In our topic work with Mrs Saville we have been learning about the Stone Age. This period is split into three different times, ask a child in year three what they are called. We have also been thinking about what the people at the time built. There is a very famous set of stones which were constructed during this time. The picture in the attached file might give you a clue. Top Fact: We discovered that some of the stones weigh more than three elephants!
Woodpeckers class have been enjoying cricket skills coaching and playing cricket on Friday afternoons with Colin Moore - everyone has been learning and enjoying themselves in the sun!
The children presented their findings about their specific areas of France today to the rest of the class and showed their models, correctly positioned on our 3d map of France. Well done to everyone - the class worked hard on this and really enjoyed researching another country. There has been some fantastic homework too! We will be continuing our French language studies next term.
Louis made us a lovely cake for our science plants project.
In our Hindu topic we have been making Divali lamps.
In numeracy we have looked at 2D and 3D shapes. Click on the link to see the children's 3D shape homework.
We have been investigating different shapes and sizes of cardboard packaging as part of our DT topic; we experimented making boxes using nets, simple shapes and construction materials. We will soon be making our own clay diva lamps and designing boxes to keep these safe.
A big Thank You from the whole Class to Dikes Supermarket for the yummy croissants - much enjoyed by all at the start of our France topic!
Year 3 had a fantastic day at Stourhead last Friday - we looked around the House and found out about life below stairs, then we walked around the Lake and explored the temples after our picnic lunch! We also did some sketching with Year 5.
We have learnt all about Roman myths and have written our own quests in literacy. We are practising addition and subtraction using column methods.
Have a look at this link to view the calculation policy if you would like more guidance on the methods used in school
We have been working on fractions over the past 2 weeks. The children have worked really hard and are really beginning to get the hang of them and some children are becoming more confident with equivalent fractions! Well done Woodpeckers!
We have been busy learning our 4 times table and revising our 3s this week. Keep practising Woodpeckers!
Well done Woodpeckers class, we have had a fabulous first week with you. You have settled into KS2 really well and we have enjoyed working with you. Keep up the good work!
During the summer term we have been looking at different aspects of Christianity including The Festival of Pentacost, The Holy Trinity and parables. The children created stained glass window effects for symbols of the Trinity, pebble houses for the Wise & foolish builders parable and made bread for the parable of the leaven bread. We have also looked at the Brides friends, The sower and the seeds and The birds of heaven parables in conjunction with Jesus and his 12 disciples.