Home Learning Grids
Year 3 had an excellent trip to Magna Science Museum this week to explore different forces practically. We spent ages in the water and air area and we watched the 'Big Melt Show' to find out about how steel was made with fire. After lunch, a scientist showed us ways of experimenting with forces at home and we had great fun using our bodies to push and pull the equipment in the fantastic play area.
This week Year 3 learned about Amal the puppet who is making a journey across different countries in support of refugees. She is a 3.5metre tall living artwork of a young Syrian refugee child who has walked across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland and Ukraine. She is walking through Leeds on Monday evening at 6.00 pm so we have made messages of support and hope that will be given to her.
Well done to everyone who got a certificate at the end of last term.
We were also very lucky in Year 3 because we received more letters and treats from the residents we have linked with at Seacroft Grange Care Home.
Well done to everyone who has already done some home learning about Ancient Egypt. We were very impressed with what you have already made and found out.
This term in Year 3 we are learning all about Ancient Egypt. In our launch lesson, we came up with lots of questions and topics that the children are interested in investigating and finding out more about. Over the next few weeks, your children will become Ancient Egypt experts so we hope you are looking forward to hearing all about it.
Year 3 Residential - Day 2
Look at the fun we had today den building and exploring in the woods. We pretended to make shelters like the Stone Age people and looked for natural materials to help us. In the woods, we listened carefully, observed our surroundings and thought about what we had enjoyed most about our time at Nell Bank. We had a brilliant time and the children were amazing. They were a pleasure to go on a residential with. Well done Year 3
Tuesday and Wednesday at School
Whilst the rest of Year 3 were on the residential, the pupils who did not go were having a great time back at school. On Tuesday we did some map work and pupils used Google Maps to create their own labelled map of the school. On Wednesday morning we had a mini-beast focus and we went on a mini-beast hunt (in the pouring rain!) Then we created our own mini-beast fact files.
Year 3 Residential
We had a brilliant very busy first day at Nell Bank. We enjoyed searching for different mini-beasts and finding out more about the animals that live in the area. Everyone loved pond dipping! Lots of children caught newts and we saw frogs and toads in the ponds. We explored the woods on a scavenger hunt and we made pictures on the ground with the things we found. Before tea, we had great fun on the adventure playground and we even went for a night walk with our torches. Everyone went to sleep looking forward to day 2. 😊
Year 3 learned how to make their own loaf of bread as part of our Design Technology work last week. We learned to follow a recipe, weigh the ingredients and knead the dough. Everyone took their own loaf home to taste.
Well done to this week's certificate winners! Some excellent reading, writing, maths and handwriting has been completed in Class 8 this week.
This week Year 3 enjoyed a tour of Seacroft with Matthew Bellwood who helped us find out how the area has changed over time. We learned that up to 100 years ago Seacroft was still considered a village where there were mainly fields and farms. The map of Seacroft in 1896 showed us there were only a few houses in the area but there was a windmill, a blacksmith, farms and some woods.
St James Church was built then so it was marked on the map. We visited old cottages that have survived in Seacroft and we saw the last remaining farm buildings near the Green. The remains of the windmill are still there too near the hotel. We found out Tesco was only built about 20 years ago when the old shopping centre was pulled down. Did you know the Queen visited the old shopping centre in 1965? Seacroft is now a large suburb of Leeds so hundreds of houses have been built on the land that was once farmland.
In Year 3 we have been learning about shape and angles this week and we had great fun working out how to make different 3D shapes. We learned how many vertices, edges and faces they had so test us at home to see what we can remember. 🙂
Year 3 have been finding out more about the world and particularly the United Kingdom this week too. We know the East of the UK is flat and the North and the West has more hills and mountains. We also found out the names of the 3 longest rivers are the Thames, the Trent and the Severn and that Mount Snowden in Wales is taller than ten Big Bens!
What else can you find out to teach to the rest of the class? Use the home learning grids to help you.
Year 3 Home Grid Letter / Information
We have started thinking about our new topic in Year 3 and deciding what we would like to find out more about. We are very interested in the world so we are looking forward to learning more about it. We have started to think about what we could do in our community to and we are already interested in helping with the litter problem, learning about recycling and planting trees and flowers.
Year 3 loved visiting Meanwood Valley Farm to explore soil and find out what it is made of for our science topic. We didn't realise that dirt, mud and soil are all words for the same thing and we had no idea that soil could be thousands of years old. We tried to make our own soil by collecting twigs, dead leaves, tiny rocks, bits of sand and water but we couldn't make soil. Then we discovered that everything we had needed insects and lots of time to break all the pieces down to create soil to grow things in.
The children came into school very excited for Children in Need. They were excited about the cakes they had made and we have an amazing time tasting them all! We had extra play time and took part in fun activities throughout the day. Class 8 had a brilliant day!
Well done to these two superstars who have chosen to do some excellent work on the Romans at home. A brilliant gladius and shield and an incredibly interesting essay on invaders and settlers! Fantastic work!
We had a brilliant time doing our own Roman research into the areas we were interested in. Some children wanted to find out more about Roman banquets and other children wanted to find out more about weapons and the army. We decided to make things to show our learning so we followed Roman recipes or made Roman weapons to help us practise different battle moves. What do you think of our final outcomes?
We are becoming history experts in Year 3 so today we began to learn about Roman Britain and how the Romans changed life for the Iron Age people living here in 43AD. Flavia helped us explore different reconstructed sources so we could find out about daily life in a Roman town. The teachers worked very hard to try and beat the children as we looked at each source to work out what it told us. Ask your children what happened in the Roman Baths, what Roman shops were like and what they learned about Roman toilets. We had great fun playing Roman games to learn Roman numerals and using an ink pen to learn to write in Latin.
Today we had the first session of the intergenerational project that we are taking part in this year. We carried out different activities and thought about the sort of activities we would like to do in our link with a local care home. We have postcards ready to send and we are looking forward to getting a reply.
We are very impressed with how hard the children are working in Year 3. This week we have been finding out more about the Stone Age and we have written notes to help us write our own reports. Some children have been busy researching and making Stone Age pieces of work at home too. In Art, we started thinking about Stone Age cave paintings being some of the first types of art. We used chalk and charcoal to make our own Stone Age drawings and we went to draw outside to feel what drawing on stone was like.
We had a really successful beginning to Year 3 because we had a visit from a history expert to teach us all about the Stone Age for our Invaders and Settlers topic. Everyone found it really interesting exploring the different objects that she brought in to find out what life was like in Britain thousands of years ago. We found out that Stone Age people hunted different wild animals and they created their own tools to catch them. They used stone and bone to make tools that helped them survive. Look at the photos to see some of the things that we did.