In Year 3, we have been investigating the properties of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We tested their durability, permeability, hardness and density. We then discussed how the different rocks could be used in real life based on their properties.
This week, we have become geologists! We have been looking at the three groups of rock and identifying their features and properties.
This week we have been mixing paints to show different shades. We have then used our knowledge to create a whole page sunset. Ready for our silhouettes in a few weeks.
Year 3 have had a busy week. Yesterday was International Tolerance Day. We discussed what tolerance means then we read ‘The Colour of Home’ by Mary Hoffman and Karin Littlewood which is about how difficult it can be for a child when they move to a new country. We discussed how we could make the…
What a wonderful morning spent at the Lapworth museum. We saw minerals, fossils, skulls, bones, mammoth tusks and learnt a wealth of knowledge. Such a fascinating place to visit. Thank you to Lapworth Museum for accommodating us all and to Mrs Haydon for organising it.
This week we re-enacted what people believe a mammoth hunt would be. We had Stone Age hunters lying in wait and then they funnelled the mammoths to a narrow opening where we caught a mammoth in a net. We then used spears to kill.
Today we created a herd of mammoths from milk bottles. We cut and shaped them, covered them in tissue paper as matted hair, cut out tusks and attached them with split pins so they moved and gave them hair and eyes for character. We hope they don’t trample all over the classroom tonight!
In Year 3, we discussed some of the emotions we can feel. We had to read the body language of the monsters, give them a matching face for the feeling and then give them a colour that we feel matches the emotion. We then discussed some of the things we can do when we feel…
After looking at the huge timeline in the school corridor, we discussed the three eras of the Stone Age and identified, described and drew their characteristics.
What an amazing afternoon. We became hunter/gatherers this afternoon and found natural materials in our school playground. We found berries, leaves, sticks, soil and flowers. When we got back to the classroom we used them to make ‘paint’. Our results were very pleasing. We then labelled which natural material created which colour.