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Year 3 Class Updates

Science Day

Year 3 had a fantastic day exploring light and shadows. The children enjoyed investigating how shadows are formed and how and why they change. The children completed an experiment where they blocked the light and measured the length of the shadow. The children concluded that the closer the light source the shorter the shadow because more light is blocked. Bar charts were used to present their findings. What a fantastic day of Science!

Callum said ' I love Science! I wish everyday could be a Science Day!'

Jacob explained, 'An opaque object blocks the light and that is why shadows are formed.'

 

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Gymnastics

The children have enjoyed their Gymnastic sessions with Ms Stone this half term. They have learnt about different balances and how to move around the room. The children created their own sequences which included the balances they had learnt and presented them to the class.

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Science

The children have been enjoying our new topic 'Tremors.' The children have learnt about the layers of the Earth and the different rocks- sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. The children became geologists and looked at the properties of different rocks whilst considering how to make it a fair test.

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World Book Day

Year 3 had a great world book day. They enjoyed looking at a range of books and sharing these with the Reception class. The children created book covers, wrote book reviews and created their own book marks. The costumes were all fantastic!

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Literacy

We have been exploring the text 'The Pebble in my Pocket.' The children used drama to bring the story to life and were able to retell the journey of the pebble. During the rest of the term, we will be looking at explanation texts, discussing the features and writing reports about volcanoes.

 

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Fractions

The children have done really well with our fraction topic in Maths. They have discussed the numerator and denominator and used manipulatives to add and subtraction fractions.

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Layers of the Earth

During our Art and Topic lesson, the children have explored the layers of the earth. They used resources to show the areas of the earth. They now know, the Earth is made of four layers. The top layer, which is what we stand on is the crust, next comes the mantle and finally the core. Some of these layers are made up of even more layers and they’re always on the move. The children have enjoyed our topic Tremors and should be proud of their learning!

 

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Literacy

The children have enjoyed exploring and burgling vocabulary from the book 'Pebble in my Pocket.' During the topic, the children learnt a text about Earthquakes and performed this fantastically to their adults at their parents celebrating. The children burgled vocabulary and used this to write free verse poems and diary entries.

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‘Growing and learning together, Sharing the love of God’

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