A new half term, a new topic.

I hope that you all enjoyed your break and are ready to come back to school. Has anybody started their homework projects? I am looking forward to seeing them.

This week, we will be starting our new topic about ancient Egypt. I would like you think about what you know about this topic already and what you would like to find out.

I know that you will love learning about the Egyptians this term!

Will you continue to stay healthy?

Next week, we will be wrapping up our topic learning. I have really enjoyed teaching this topic to you and I hope you have enjoyed it too.

Can you tell me a fact you have learned during our topic or your favourite lesson?

We have learned about:

  • Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • The ‘Eatwell Guide’ and the five sections
  • The amount of hidden sugar in our foods
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Our skeletal system
  • Some of the main muscles in our bodies
  • Lung capacity
  • Healthy sandwiches and even created our own

 

Apple week cooking

Hello Y3,

On Friday, I hear that you cooked some delicious apple flapjack as part of our Apple Week celebrations; is this true?

What I do know is that you were all great as part of the cooking project and I also hear that some real life maths was involved, such as; how many grams in a kilogram, how to half 3 and 4 digit numbers and lots more!

Well done on another wonderful day.

Until the final breath!

Today we looked at lung capacity and we did an experiment to find out our own.

We used a homemade ‘machine’ to measure our lung capacity. Can you tell me more about this and how we used it? Who had the biggest lung capacity and why?

Tell me (and everybody else) something that you learned from today’s lesson and make sure you share what your lung capacity is!

 

What is a muscle?

In our science learning this week, we will be thinking our muscles. Before we start our lessons, tell me what you know about muscles.

Also, can you clarify any of these words that we will use in our lesson this week:

joints, tendons, contract, relax, biceps, triceps.

This weeks Learn Its are:

6 x 3 = 18

7 x 3 = 21

How much sugar is in your favourite food?

After a wonderful topic launch looking at the Eatwell Guide and the different food groups, we can really get started on our Keeping Healthy topic.

Next week, we will look at how much sugar is in our favourite foods. I think you might be surprised about how much is hidden that we do not know about.

Have a look at some of the foods in your house and share on the blog how many grams (g) of sugar are in them.

I am currently enjoying some chocolate and there are 14.5g of sugar in it… Maybe I should choose something a little healthier from the fruits and vegetable food group!

We’re off to a good start!

Hello Y3, and welcome to your class blog. Try and post on here as often as you can, either at home or school.

We have already started off the year strong and I am happy with the efforts you are putting into your work.

This week, we have lots planned such as; Topic Launch, Roald Dahl Day, our first SAFE challenge of the year, more handwriting practice and a philosophy lesson later in the week. What are you most looking forward to?

There will be a good news assembly on Friday, so I am on the lookout for a blogger, mathlete and the first star of the week! Make sure you are standing out for the right reasons.

Have a lovely week.

An amazing day at Creswell

Wow. What a truly incredible day Y3.

First of all, well done on representing our school so beautifully. I felt very proud to be your teacher today.

I am sure that you all had a wonderful day on our visit to Creswell Crags, and I am sure you would love to share your memories with me on the blog. It was also very clear that you have listened carefully during our topic lessons and read your knowledge organisers, as you were full of facts today for the staff on our trip. Tell me some of the key words you remember from today and what they mean.

Remember to show your parents/carers your best neanderthal pose!

Photos will follow shortly.

 

Summer term project

This term, we would like you to create a model of Stonehenge, a cave or an Iron Age hillfort. We would like you to create these in paper mache. You only need to create one model for the showcase, so please do not try to make all three!

Below are some examples of Stonehenge, caves and Iron Age hillforts. There are also examples of what they might look like finished.

Have a look at these websites:

https://www.ravensworthterrace.com/year-3/hill-forts-part-3

How to make a papier mache cave

Any questions, please ask!