Welcome back to an exciting half term when we will be finding out about ' Human and Animal Bones and Skeletons'. If there are any Doctors or Surgeons who might like to come into school for an informal chat, to share their knowledge, please find me.
Our writing genre is 'Instructions' and our book focus will be the 'Funnybones' series.
We had lots of fun using imperative (bossy) verbs to instruct our partners in making a Funnybones mask.
John and Lou spent an exicting and adventurous morning with us!
The session began in the classroom when we looked at an interesting rock and thought how it might be used in the story. We then went into the Hall and explored the story of 'The Woman at the Top of the Mountain'.
Our Learning Objective for the next two weeks is 'Statistics'. We are interpreting and recording our own data on Pictogams, Bar Charts and Tables.
The children should know their new group name and the corresponding homework days are as follows:
|Monday and Tuesday||
Alternative Maths or English
|Qudadricepts & Trapezius|
|Friday||New spellings and corresponding activity||all groups|
Our topic this half term is Light and we enjoyed an exiciting Light investagtion day.
We considered Mirror Messages, Travelling Light, Light and Dark, Choosing Material. At the end of the day the children wrote down new facts which they didn't know before.
We had such an exciting time today!
Following information from Nursery, we went to find Stone Age pottery in the digging area. We wore plastic gloves to protect the pottery and soft brushes to clean off mud and leaves.
The trickiest part was assembling the pottery into a recognisable shape and picture.
Mr Kyrover , from The Leeds Discovery Centre came to talk to us about fossils and stones. It was a fascinating morning where the children were able to use their knowledge acquired from the Rocks and Soils workshop at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm.
A huge , "Thank you!" to our patient helpers for giving up their time to support us in our first attempt at weaving. We had a very enjoyable afternoon and every child has a piece of weaving of which to be proud.
We enjoyed a very busy and informative day at the farm. During the morning we investigated the properties of soil and discussed which, from our samples, would prove the most successful for growing plants.
We had a very noisy lunch, explored the farm and ran all over the playground.
The afternoon activities were equally challenging. We made soil and then drew diagrams with labels.
Finally the coach arrived to take us back to school and we arrived just as the bell rang.
Year 3 enjoyed an exciting morning of Stone Age activities. They discovered the foods eaten during the Stone Age, clothing, tools, shelter and that pets were kept.
Some of the children enjoyed painting a rock using mud, sand, leaves and twigs - some didn't!