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!

We went back in time…

All the way to the Stone Age! Our topic launch was very ‘hands on’ and we really enjoyed both the morning and afternoon session. In the morning, we told a story through cave paintings and in the afternoon, we built Stonehenge using biscuits and icing sugar!

Can you tell me what you already know about the stone age? This could be from our topic launch or our topic lesson we had this week.

Test your knowledge

Well done to everyone who participated in our Spring Term projects. Your work was lovely and of very high quality. I enjoyed our carnival celebration with parents!

Even though we worked hard on those projects, we must not forget about our Knowledge Organisers. You have been set a challenge this upcoming week to show me what you know on the blog by posting some facts about Weather, Climate & Brazil from your Knowledge Organisers. Why don’t you ask a question for a friend to answer?

In addition to this, maybe you could answer these questions:

  • What is the capital of Brazil?
  • Define the word ‘climate’
  • What climate zone is Brazil in?
  • Tell me two countries that border Brazil.

If you cannot find your Knowledge Organiser, click on the picture to enlarge it!

World Book Day 2018

Today we celebrated World Book Day and what a wonderful day it has been.

You all dressed up in super costumes and some of you were unrecognisable as your favourite book character.

We read with some of our little friends from FSU and we were really mature and sensible, thank you.

Please don’t forget to carry on reading and filling in your bookmarks for next Thursday.