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In 3S we have been learning about the Romans. We have taken a close look at the mosaics that the Romans created and we created our very own mosaic tiles. The children were busy working on their mosaic tiles when one child spontaneously began singing 'What a Beautiful World'. The rest of the children joined in and it became such a wonderful experience we just had to share it with you.
We hope you enjoy, the children certainly did!
In D&T this term, year 3 are learning all about mechanical systems. Last week we looked at different designs. We learnt what levers and linkages are. We also designed a moving Dragon using card and split pins.
In Maths, 3A have been learning about measurements. We have also been learning about capacity. We know that capacity is the amount that something can hold. The children also learnt how to read scales in millilitres (ml) and litres (l). We have really been enjoying the practical lessons.
Children in 3S were going to measure the playground to see how many metres long it is. However, on the day that this was planned it rained! Not deterred, the children moved around the school and used the trundle wheels and metre sticks to measure the corridors.
The children in 3S have made their very own snow. This has complimented our topic of the Ice Palace. As you can see it was a great activity. It is also very easy to do. All you will need is equal measures of shaving foam and some bicarbonate of soda and mix it all up. Let's see if you can do this at home.
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In Year 3 we have been learning about 3D shapes. To understand their properties, we built 3D shape models using straws and folded nets of 3D shapes.
Henry Spencer Moore
In Art this term, we have been learning all about the famous sculptor Henry Spencer Moore. We have been using clay to make sculptures.
Sri Murugan Temple
As part of our topic on Hinduism, Year 3 visited a local Hindu Temple. After our visit to the Sri Murugan Temple in the morning, the children enjoyed various activities in the afternoon, relating to Hinduism. All children made a lantern, because light is very important in this religion.
In 3C we recently had an e-safety day. We watched an e-safety video, played games and discussed how to keep safe online. We drew posters to focus on respecting other users, understanding what to do if we view something unpleasant online and clarifying information which might be misleading.
The Amazing Earth
In 3A we are learning all about the Amazing Earth. In English we will be reading the book 'Pebble In My Pocket', so for our first English lesson we went on a rock hunt. We wrote some descriptive sentences about the rocks that we collected.
Partitioning and Place Values
In 3S we have been working extremely hard in our first week back at school. Maths lessons were in full swing this week. The children have been learning how to partition numbers and the place value of each digit in a number.
- We have been investigating the world of plants. We have been researching what they need to survive, how they can help us and how they grow.
- We have carried out two investigations so far......
1) To investigate if leaves are important to the growth of a new plant
2) To investigate if plants really do need sunlight to grow.
Soon we will be carrying out another experiment to investigate the function of a stem. Keep watching we will report our findings to you.....
Year 3 have been working very hard to create posters on anti-bullying. We decided to do this after we read a book called 'Camille and the Sunflowers' in English. In this book we came across some bullying towards the main characters. We strongly believe there is no room for bullying at Farnham Green Primary School, so by creating these posters we intend to encourage and strengthen friendships in class and and the whole school.
Here are some examples of the posters we have created.
We have been asking pupil's to change texts from past tense to simple present tense. They had to ensure that their sentences made sense and in addition to this they had to use the cursive script.
The children have been investigating and creating branching databases. They split into groups and discussed what they wanted their database to be focused on.
Working together in teams is one of our strengths, we love to help each other and bounce off of one another's ideas. Working in these teams we were able to create our oversized branching databases. These databases focused on questions about school, sport and food.
Please ask your child about this lesson and we are sure you too will become 'Branching Databases' experts in no time.
This term, we have been creating pictures in the style of a choice of famous artist's. The children select, use, combine a variety of drawing software and use the drawing tools to reproduce work in a similar style to their chosen artist.
The children's skills are enhanced by replicating the colour, line and tone. The art ceated by the children does not depict recognisable scenes or objects but instead is made up of forms and colours that are brought together through their own interpretations.
Recently, 3C carried out their own vote as to whether to stay as part of the EU or leave. There were many mixed feelings and some children were not completely convinced either way. We researched what other children are thinking on the internet and watched some news clips. This was the result of 3C's vote........
We have since found out that the results from the 17 million that have voted Nationwide was quite the opposite but what this excercise did was give the children a valuable insight into the democratic process.
Last term, we learnt all about the Indus Valley Civilisation. We know that the civilisation existed many years ago as we created a timeline. We looked at the Indus Valley houses and compared them to houses that we see today. We looked at the amazing artefacts and also created Indus Valley pots using quilt.