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Great Geology in Year 3!

In Year 3 we are exploring ‘Rocks and Soils’ in Science this term. Today we investigated the strength of rocks (hardness test) and also how much water they can absorb. We worked as a class, deciding on a scaled system to judge the strength and water absorption levels. We looked at rocks of all types; sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. We poured water on the rocks to test absorption levels and examined how much water was left on the paper towel underneath. To test hardness, we used our scaled score and examined the rocks by holding them and hitting them on a surface.

Remembrance 2020 in Year 3

Today Year 3 displayed excellent behaviour and respect during our Remembrance Service lead by Mrs Maxwell with music from Miss McDonnell. We also enjoyed making our own poppies this week which we decorated using oil pastels. They will be part of a whole school display! Miss O’Hare brought in a special painting of her great… Continue Reading

Whizz, Crash and Bang in Year 3!

Today we looked at comic strips to learn about how onomatopoeia can be used to bring a piece of writing to life. We then acted out our own scenarios using onomatopoeia speech and effects bubbles – like we were living in our own cartoon or comic strip! Onomatopoeia are words that are also sounds eg.… Continue Reading

River Thames Presentations in Year 3

Today we enjoyed working in small groups to produce a presentation all about a piece of natural geography in London, the River Thames. We researched using the internet, books and fact sheets and collated our ideas on sugar paper. We then took it in turns in our groups to present our ideas to the class. Continue Reading

Finding our brave in Year 3

As a part of Children’s Mental Health Week, and thinking about the motto, ‘Find Your Brave,’ Year 3 looked at the story ‘The Wolf’s Colourful Coat,’ by Avril McDonald. The story encourages children to find their inner strength and to try to be brave when something worries them. In the story, the character Spider showed… Continue Reading

Fun with Magnets in Year 3!

In Year 3 we are exploring ‘Forces and Magnets’ in Science this term. Today we had an activity carousel where we got to handle and use different types of magnets. We looked at: horseshoe magnets, button magnets and bar magnets. We looked at different metals that were attracted to magnets and which were not. We… Continue Reading