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Week - 13.05.24 - Pete Cromer Artwork

DT - Frame structures: finger fluency

Designers need to practise making things until their hands and fingers do things automatically, without much thinking. This is called fluency. By practising making frame structures in lots of different ways, your hands and fingers will become fluent in making and assembling. Today the children had to measure and cut six pieces of wood that were identical in length. They assembled and glued these pieces of wood to create a structure and then reinforced their structures by adding triangular card corners. 

Maths - Comparing and Ordering Unit Fractions

DT - Design and Making a Playground Shelter - Lesson 1

Reading our 'Tricking the Monster' stories to Year 6

13.02.24 - Art - Crocodiles Class enjoyed painting their Egyptian Clay sculptures in art.

Odd Sock Day

Today we celebrated 'Odd Sock Day' at White Court School. Odd Sock Day is an annual event, where children and adults are encouraged to wear mismatched socks, as a way of celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. It is a fun and symbolic gesture, to remind everyone that being different and unique, is something to be proud of. 

Design Technology

In Design Technology, we looked at the packaging and branding of different cans of soup. In groups, we took it in turns to taste different flavoured soups and tried to guess the ingredients. We then completed a score card, and judged each soup based on appearance, smell, flavour and texture. 

Mini Compost Bins

We worked in groups, and followed a simple set of instructions to create some mini compost bins.

 

1. First, we placed some small stones in a plastic container.

2. Then, we added a layer of compost.

3. After that, we carefully dug up some worms and gently placed them onto the compost.

4. Next, we added a handful of scraps on top of the worms.

5. Then, we wet some shredded paper, and added it as the topmost layer of compost bins.

6. After that, we added a thin piece of fabric over the top of the plastic container and secured it with an elastic band.

7. Finally, we attached a long rectangular piece of card around the container, so that it was nice dark for the worms.

Charcoal Prehistoric Beasts!

We created our very own prehistoric beast drawings, using charcoal. First, we sketched the outline of our beast, using pencil. Once happy with the shape and proportion of our drawings, we used charcoal to add extra detail. We thought carefully about which charcoal techniques to use, to add texture and shade. 

Today Year 3 had a fantastic day at Barleylands. Take a look at the photos to see what we got up to ..

Class Trip to Barleylands - Stone Age Day

 

Reminders

 

  • School uniform top half (school t-shirt & jumper/ cardigan)
  • Comfy trousers e.g. jogging bottoms/ leggings
  • Wear trainers (that you don't mind getting dirty).
  • Bring a packed lunch in a plastic bag (with your name on it) that can be disposed of afterwards
  • Backpacks can be brought, but children will be responsible for carrying them
  • Named water bottles
  • Lightweight raincoat

Charcoal

We have been exploring using charcoal in different forms, using different techniques and looking at the different effects that can be created. 

Edible rocks

We followed a simple set of instructions, to make edible versions of the 3 main types of rock: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous. For the Sedimentary rock, we used blue icing to represent the water bed, sprinkles to represent fossilised bones and yoghurt and mousse layers were used to represent the mud and sediment. For the Metmorphic rock, we used different coloured icing, to represent the different layers. For the Igneous rock, we mixed up mini marshmallows, broken up biscuits and chocolate chips, to show how the rock is formed when molten rock or magma is cooled. 


        Sedimentary                         Metamorphic                             Igneous

            

2023-2024

♦ Key Information ♦

PE days

In Year 3, PE days are Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Please remember to send your child into school in their PE kits on these days. Any earrings must be removed, and long hair must be tied up.

 

Homework

Weekly homework is set every Friday, and due back in on the following Wednesday. We expect children to read regularly. Please can adults record in your child's blue reading record when you have read with your child at home.

 

Reading Points

You child will receive reading points, when they have read at home with an adult, and recorded it in their blue reading record. The reading points will be collected and added up, and your child will be able to earn Reading Award certificates, which will be awarded to them in Friday assemblies. Each week, 2 children from each class (who read regularly at home), will be invited to Hot Chocolate club, where they will be asked to bring in a mug of their choice, and will made a lovely hot chocolate (or alternative drink where necessary) and enjoy listening to a story or some music on our wireless headsets. 

Animal Experience Day

We had a very exciting day exploring the rainforest, learning about habitats and the vast array of animals that live there. We got to handle Madagascan hissing cockroaches, a royal python, a yemen chameleon, a leachianus gecko, a chinese water dragon, rats and sugar gliders. Year 3 really enjoyed asking thoughtful questions and listening to interesting facts. Thank you to Eden Oasis for providing us with such a fun, educational, unique experience.

 

Year 3 Movie Night

Stone Age Jewellery

Week Commencing - 31.10.22

History - Skara Brae 

In History we looked at the important discovery of Skara Brae. The children where given questions about Skara Brae to research, such as why was it helped us to understamd the Stone Age. They wrote their answers on ballons to the questions which were used to help answer questions in their books.

P.E - Netball 

In P.E, we started to look at our new Games topic of Netball. Today we learnt the rules of netball and then looked at the 3 main types of passing, chest pass, bounce pass and overhead pass.

Science - Soil Formation

In Science, we have made mini compost bins. We explored Maisie's garden and then followed a set of instructions to create our bins (including real life worms).

Week Commencing - 10.10.22

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