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Category Archives: Year 3

KS2 Exciting Science

All pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 took part in a total of 10 experiments demonstrating the wonders of simple science.

Electric slime, dancing rice and sticky water were just some of the activities on offer.

The children loved the opportunity to see how science shapes our everyday lives.

Party hats, sweets and the amazing Oobleck (cornflower and water) were used as part of the afternoon’s apparatus.

Oobleck left everyone stunned.  When force is applied the substance becomes hard yet seconds later it goes back into a runny state. This means it is a liquid that does not follow Newton’s laws!

Recipe for Oobleck.

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/how-to-make-oobleck/

 

 

 

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

Fairytale Reading and Writing in Year 3 – Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne.

In Year 3, we have been enjoying reading Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne. We split the story into three parts; the beginning, the middle and the ending. We have discussed in small groups the features of a fairytale and how Browne’s version also includes these conventions. Over this topic, we have developed our skills… Continue Reading

Story Club Y3/4

Every Wednesday lunchtime, we have Story Club for Year 3 and 4.  The children look forward to choosing and listening to a variety of different stories and poems.  At St Lawrence’s we are always working hard to increase our children’s access to high quality texts, improve vocabulary, challenge children to become more confident, keen and… Continue Reading