Category: Class 3

Year 3 – 50 things to do before we’re 11¾

Year 3 enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Wollaton Park investigating what’s inside a tree and making grass trumpets!

Year 3 investigate Roman life

Year 3 are learning so many interesting facts about the Romans… Did you know soldiers had to stay in the army for 25 years?! Did you know they had to walk 20 Roman miles in 5 hours with 7 bags on their backs?! They had so much learning to share and were very proud of their work. Keep your enthusiasm for your project going!

Year 3 explore Wroxeter Roman City

Class 3 had a fantastic day out at Wroxeter Roman City.  We looked inside a replica town house and then learned more about the daily life of Romans from the 2000 year old ruins of the bath house.

Year 3 Hook Day – Romans

Class 3 have thoroughly enjoyed their Roman hook days.  We have relaxed in a foot spa, made coil pots, crushed  grapes to make wine, decorated shields and made Roman busts!

Year 3 visit the New Art Exchange

Class 3 had an amazing afternoon at the New Arts Exchange looking at Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj’s portraits. After learning about his ideas and style of art work, Class 3 were inspired to create their own self portraits.

Year 3 build a robot!

Year 3 had an amazing day building their class robot.  They were disassemblers then assemblers, using a range of tools.  Finally they unveiled their robot to their parents in their end of project exhibition (his name is Mark Junior, named after the visiting artist Mark Haig).  They also showcased a performance poem, descriptive writing about the Iron Man and sang a song in French.  Well done Year 3!

Years 3 & 4 collaborate for Science Week

Years 3 and 4 loved their collaborative mission during Science Week: to investigate how we affect some parts of the world without going on a journey.  They learned about the layers of rainforests and designed and built their own rainforest in a box.  They discussed the affects of plastic and created a happy ocean environment.

Year 3 celebrate Pancake Day

Year 3 had so much fun making pancake batter and preparing the toppings.  They then cooked the pancakes, tossing to turn them.  Finally they all tried the delicious food.  Happy pancake day!

Year 3’s pneumatic challenge

Class 3 had an amazing afternoon of learning in the Art Room, designing and making moving robots. They were challenged to use pneumatic systems .

Year 3 experiment with compasses

Year 3 have been experimenting finding North on a compass using a bar magnet. They loved turning the bowl of water around to discover the magnet will always point North

Year 3 trip to Think Tank!

Class 3 had an amazing time at Think Tank Birmingham. We met lots of robots and created our own moving Lego designs, using coding to program them!

Year 3 control robots

Class 3 used Beebot and Robot Mouse, as well as  the A.L.E.X. app to control robots. They can answer their essential question, ‘How are robots controlled?’

Year 3 Exhibition – ‘Were the Ancient Egyptians Fabulous or Foolish?’

Year 3 presented their term’s learning beautifully and clearly to their families.  The children have obviously learned so much in all subjects to answer the project essential question: ‘Were the Ancient Egyptians Fabulous or Foolish?’  They read diary entries as Howard Carter discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb; they presented their impressive canopic jars; they sang all about what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt and so much more.  Well done Year 3!

Year 3 – Navigate the Nile

As part of our ’50 things to do at Southwold’ we had a really fun maths lesson navigating the Nile! We used grid coordinates to locate Egyptian landmarks. We used lots of mathematical language such as vertical, horizontal, north, east, south, west, clockwise, anti-clockwise and much more! We used problem solving skills to help the merchant find his way to Giza. We also discussed the history and geography of Ancient Egypt along the way.

Year 3 build a tomb for Queen Tut

Today, children from class 3 were challenged with building and designing a magnificent tomb for Queen Tut. Working in small groups, children began the day by designing their pyramid to protect Queen Tut in her afterlife. Queen Tut insisted on several specifications that her slaves had to try and incorporate into their designs. The slaves also had to adhere to a strict budget of 10 grains to buy all their materials from the nobles.

Having discussed which materials to purchase from the shop, the children then showcased their practical skills and began to construct their designs.

Later in the day, Queen Tut herself inspected the builds and suggested a few areas for improvement. Each design then had to withstand the ‘sandstorm test’ to see if they had met the specification. A very busy day was enjoyed by all!

Year 3 – Mummification!

In our hook session this morning, the children learnt about the gruesome task of removing body organs from a decaying, smelly dead body and preparing it for the next world. Children were then challenged with putting each  disgusting stage of the mummification process in the right order. A fun if not chilling morning was enjoyed by everyone!

Year 3 trip – Think Tank

During our visit to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, children became computer scientists and programmed their own unique LEGO Robots.  By combining the familiar LEGO bricks with coding software, they created some magnificent moving machines. The children were able to code their Robots to change colour, move in different directions and change speeds. For their final challenge, children designed and programmed their own futuristic Robots. In addition, the pupils thoroughly enjoyed exploring the rest of the museum, where they encountered Robots of the future!

Year 3 – Iron Man’s Scrapyard

This afternoon the classroom was transformed into the Iron man’s scrapyard! Wearing high visibility jackets, the children led their own investigation to find out which materials were magnetic. By grouping together non-magnetic metals and magnetic metals, children were able to dispel the misconception that all metals are magnetic. Children then reported on their findings through oral and written explanations.  We discovered that iron is magnetic, so any metal containing iron will be attracted to a magnet.

Year 3 – Can we survive without robots?

If you entered Year 3 today all you would have seen at first were boxes, boxes everywhere!!  The children were having a wonderful time designing then making robots of all sizes, the bigger the better!  They were practising design and technology skills, using hammers and saws.  They were fully immersed in creating robots in preparation for spending this term answering their project’s essential question, ‘Can we survive without robots?’. 

We can’t wait to see what the Year 3 environment will look like once the robots are finished, and then hear about all their exciting investigations, problem solving and learning! 

Year 3 – Romans

Here’s another example of fabulous Year 3 Roman’s homework. We love extended learning with our families!

Year 3 – Ancient Egypt

Year 3 were very conscientious museum curators as they showed off their project based learning about Ancient Egypt.

Year 3 Role Play As Howard Carter 08/06/2017

As part of Year 3’s investigative project, ‘Were the Ancient Egyptians Fabulous or Foolish?’, the pupils entered their classroom this morning to discover the entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb! They had to crawl through the long, dark tunnel, encountering snakes and spiders and hieroglyphics.

Even the teachers in school couldn’t resist having a go at being Howard Carter crawling into the pyramid!

The children’s imaginations were stirred and they wrote some effective diary entries in response to this immersive lesson!

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