In Literacy we have been planning an instructional text for a new pupil. To get immersed in this topic we created ebooks giving a new pupil a guided tour of our great school.
Looking for something to entertain your family this February half term? Why not head on down to the Science and Media Museum where they have a brand new exhibition on the stone age. As we spent last half term learning about this topic we were excited to hear about this week of free activities and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to practise writing our very own leaflets advertising the event. To gather ideas and get immersed in the information we got into character as event organisers and created presentations to persuade families to attend.
In Year 3 we have been learning to write a story about a mythical creature with an ailment. As part of this we read the story The Dragon's Cold and then created our own class story about a mythical creature based on this. We then used our imitation learning muscle to help us to create our own versions. We hope you enjoy listening to our super stories as much as we enjoyed writing them.
Stone Age Den Adverts
Would you like to live in a Stone Age den? Let Year 3 persuade you with their Stone Age den adverts which they recorded in the radio station. The children made links to their History and Science work and stretched their Imagining muscle to write the persuasive adverts.
Yesterday, Year 3 visited The Den with Mr Green to complete a range of activities linked to the Stone Age. We were able to stretch our Making Links and Reasoning muscles to explain our understanding of the Stone Age. Mr Green wanted us to experience what life would have been like for a Stone Age person, so we made our own fire, made flat breads and stewed apples. We then cooked the flat breads and apples over our fire and enjoyed tasting them.
On Tuesday we went to The Den with Mr Green to complete our paste resist creations. We channelled our inner caveman and foraged for items that would make good natural paints. We discovered berries, flowers, burnt wood and leaves. To create a paint we used a pestle and mortar to crush the items and mixed them with water. Then we used paint brushes to cover our fabric with our colours. The final step was to peel the dried paste from the cloth once the paint had dried. We are very happy with the results, what do you think?
08.11.17 To help us understand how long ago The Stone Age was we went into the playground to make a physical timeline. We talked about the meaning of BC and AD and then we ordered significant periods of time onto a timeline. We used the Year Jesus was born (Year 0) to help us to work out where to position ourselves. The next step was to try to order ourselves using the scale 1 footstep = 500 years so that we could see how far apart the periods of time actually were. We were all surprised just how long ago The Stone Age was (15000BC)!
30.10.17 To introduce our new topic 'Stone Age to the Iron Age' we had a 'Stone Age Day' in school. We learnt that Cave paintings were often created with paint that had been sprayed from the mouth. We decided this was not a good idea to try so we used toothbrushes to flick paint instead! We also made clay pots and used DK Find Out to research answers to our questions.
10.10.17 Year 3 went to The Den with Mr Green to learn more about volcanoes and the eruption in Pompeii. To help us learn about how the archaeologists made molds of the people in Pompeii we used clay to make our own molds. We then poured glue and baby powder into the mold. After letting it dry we peeled it off the clay and discovered our very own casts. It was very exciting!
In Literacy we have been learning how to write newspaper reports by imitating a WAGOLL text. We learnt about using interesting openers, past tense verbs and inverted commas. What do you think of our finished pieces?
This half term in Year 3 we have been learning about the famous artist William Morris. He is famous for printing patterns inspired by nature and he was one of the first people to print colourful, patterned wallpaper. This week we have tried to imitate his designs by carving potatoes and printing with them. This was quite tricky using clay tools but we persevered. Have a look at the outcome...
We had great fun this week in Year 3 learning about the three different types of rock and the processes in which they are made. We were able to make our own Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous rock using Starburst. This has helped us to make links to understand how rocks are made and also to be able to describe the differences between the three rocks. It was also lots of fun!
This week Year 3 were invited to take part in a self esteem workshop at Bradford City Football Club. We were ever so excited to be able to walk pitch side and sit in the dug out.
Claire at The Positive Lifestyle Centre had lots of fantastic activities for us to take part in including thinking about our special talents, what makes us happy and sad plus what we love about the rest of our class. We had a really fantastic time and learnt lots about ourselves and our friends.