Well Being Week
We have being learning how to look after our emotional well being. We made these stress buckets to help us that everyone experiences stress, but sometimes there can be too many stressful things that can overwhelm us. We spent time discussing how stressful experiences make us feel and strategies that we can use to help us look after our emotional well being.
This week we have been learning about volcanoes. We learnt about their features and some famous eruptions from the past. We enjoyed making these models showing the cone of the volcano, the vent at the top through which lava flows and the magma chamber inside the volcano.
We are getting ready to use all that we have learnt about mountains, tectonic plates, earthquakes and volcanoes to write non-chronological reports, which we will be presented in our Published Work books.
In Science we are learning about rocks and soils. We have learnt that sedimentary rock is formed by small particles that settle, and become compressed, on the floor of oceans and other bodies of water. These small particles can be pieces of dead plants and animals, as well as faeces from living creatures. Don't worry, we didn't eat the models that we had made.
Using Spreadsheets to Create Graphs
We have entered data into simple a spreadsheet to create a graph. We then used the features of the spreadsheet to change the colours of the bar, the size of the intervals and the order of the data. Finally, we added a title to the graph.
International Week: Ecuador
We were inspired by the Ecuadorian artist Felix Arauz. His pieces usually included flowers, wildlife and the innocence of children's faces. We ensured that our pieces used all of the space available and that our primary colours were mixed carefully to create the shades of colour we needed.
Our Own Chapter of a Known Book
We have been reading The Twits by Roald Dahl this half term. In English we have written our own chapter, in the style of the author. We had great fun thinking of all the horrid things the characters could do to each other.
Gratitude at Christmas
Christmas is a time when Christians thank God that Jesus came to earth to show and tell people how to live. We thought of all of the people and things that we are thankful for and made paper chains showing our ‘thank yous’.
We have been learning how muscles allow us to move. We learnt that muscles work in pairs and that they can only contract. We made these models of an arm, using elastic bands for the biceps and triceps.
St Clements Church
In RE we have been learning about the importance of Christmas to Christians. We visited a local church to find out how the church and its members prepare for this important time of year.
In Science we looked at real bones. We drew detailed drawings of the bones and thought about the things that we would like to know. We found the spine the most interesting, it has many small bones that are joined together to allow us to move around.
Healthier Pizza Toasties
As part of our topic Science topic 'Food and Our Bodies' we made delicious pizza toasties. A healthy snack that we can easily make at home with adult help.
Completed Replica Ancient Egyptian Musical Instruments.
Are instruments are now finished and we are very proud of them.
Design & Technology: Replica Ancient Egyptian Musical Instruments
We designed and made replica musical instruments that are replicas of those played during the ancient Egyptian period. The greatest challenge was joining the longer pieces together; we learnt how to reinforce the joins to add strength.
Our topic in the Autumn term was Ancient Egypt. History off the Page came in to help us explore life in Ancient Egypt. We took part in different activities in the morning including making ink, carving soap and shaping bread. In the afternoon we prepared and served a feast for the king and queen and found out that Mrs Abraham was plotting against the king!
Year 3 put together a Harvest celebration that we presented to our parents. The children did an amazing job acting and singing and informing the school and parents about harvest. We also collected food and donated it to a local women's refuge. Well done Year 3!