Year 3 have enjoyed finding out more about the general election this week and talking about the results! This fits in with our whole school focus on democracy and the rule of law. Our children are really getting to grips with what this all means.
Take a look at the election 2017 results in emojis!
We had some very important visitors this week from our local police station. The children in year 3 were fascinated to hear all about the daily life of our local police officers. They had the opportunity to climb aboard a riot van and get a closer look at the protection the officers use for public order scenarios. The children thoroughly enjoyed using the sirens and embarking in some role play! Thanks QPS 🙂
Year 3 pupils (and teachers!) had an amazing time at Cadbury World on Thursday! We learnt lots of important things about branding and target markets, which we have brought back into the classroom to help us design our own chocolate bars and sweets. And of course we got to sample some delicious Cadbury chocolate!
What’s your favourite Cadbury chocolate bar? Leave a comment…
Wow, we had to share Google’s latest expedition with you – a trip into space!! http://r1.dmtrk.net/42GQ-7B9V-BB2FK1PR1E/cr.aspx
These expeditions are free to download on:
Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.expeditions&hl=en_GB
or the App Store
They work particularly well with VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets, but can be just as much fun on any smart device. Enjoy!
To kick off our new topic, Scrumdiddlyumptious this week, year 3 have been sampling and describing different types of bread, and creating some fantastic sketches of fruit and vegetables. We have also discovered what is needed to create a balanced meal.
Why not try the simple, healthy recipes below to get in some of your five-a-day?
Tantalising Tuna Wraps
Year 3 went swimming this week and we were amazed to see how many fantastic swimmers and potential swimmers we have. Even the children who were a bit more wary of the water took the plunge and had a go! Well done everyone in year 3! We can’t wait until next week.
Year 3 are becoming experts in everything rock related! Over the last couple of weeks we have investigated the permeability and durability of rocks, and made some interesting discoveries.
Become a geologist for yourself – Have a look at these fun videos on the different rock types and how they are formed.
Year 3 were excited to hear all about the recent eruption of the volcano, Mount Etna.
Mount Etna facts:
- Name: Mount Etna.
- Location: Sicily, Italy.
- Height: 3,329 metres (10,922 feet)
See some of the excitement of the recent eruption here:
What type of volcano is Mount Etna?
How did Mount Etna form?
What is the cause of Mount Etna?
Why did the Etna volcano erupt?
For more volcano fun – print an colour this cool volcano colouring sheet!
Year 3 had great fun this week as they became archaeologists for the afternoon and went on a mini dig. We excavated fossils and other remains as we kicked off our new topic – Tremors. The children are really excited to learn all about volcanoes, tsunamis, rocks and soil and the history of Pompeii. It’s going to be explosive!!
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in World Book Day on Thursday. There were some fabulous outfits including Willy Wonka, Horrid Henry, Cat in the Hat, to name but a few! Thanks so much, parents for making the effort to sort out costumes – the children looked thrilled to become their favourite characters. Year 3 completed some author reviews as part of the day and found out lots of facts about Eva Ibbotson, author of our current Teaching of Reading book – The Abominables.