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Stemazing

Published on 10th June

The children were investigating the density of different materials - oil and water first - oil is less dense than water so floats, the children tested other material. They then test the density of gas - lots of bubbles!

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Incredible Creatures

Published on 10th June

On Tuesday 18th May, Year 3 were visited by some incredible creatures. What better way to study life cycles and learn about animals, than to actually meet them? The children came face-to-face with a menagerie that included an African land snail, a python, a cockroach, a white tree frog, a bearded dragon, a millipede, a gecko AND a goliath bird-eating spider.

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ICT

Published on 26th May

Now that the ICT suite has been reopened, Year 3 have jumped headfirst back into the computing curriculum. This half term, we are using Microsoft Power Point to create simple adventure video games. The children will be taught to source and manipulate images, create hyperlinks to navigate to different document locations, and evaluate their finished product.

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Life Cycles

Published on 26th May

As part of our 'Life Cycles' topic, we have been looking at insects and, in particular, how some insects are solitary and some insects work in together as a colony.
What better way to understand how a colony works than become a colony ourselves? We became a nest of bees for the afternoon: assigning roles to each other and then acting out the jobs each bee undertakes. We visited flowers, sucked up the nectar, got pollen caught on our fuzzy legs and even did a little waggle dance to communicate where the best nectar was located.

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Life Cycles

Published on 29th April

As part of their ‘Life Cycles’ topic, Year 3 have been on an invertebrate hunt, scouring the undergrowth. Their task was a scientific classification activity, identifying whether or not they had found an insect by using their knowledge of insect anatomy.

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El Dorado

Published on 23rd April

Year 3 went on an expedition in the school grounds to try to discover the legendary lost city of El Dorado. As part of the 'Why Settle?' topic, the children were learning about the Elizabethan explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh and his unsuccessful expedition to try to find the fabled city of gold.

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Tudor Day

Published on 23rd April

The years 3’s came to school dressed as Tudors on Tuesday 30th March and spent the day behaving like them!

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World Book Day

Published on 30th March

This morning, as part of their World Book Day celebrations, children in Year 3 constructed their own reading dens. Other activities to celebrate the day included: a Zoom session with Tony De Saulles, a published children's author, a reading scavenger hunt and becoming 'Thing Finders' (just like Pippi Longstocking).

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Catapults

Published on 22nd March

The children of Year 3 constructed their own catapults. As part of their 'simple machines' science topic, the children were required to build a lever (catapult), test it in the playground, then see if they can improve any aspects of their design to make it fire further.

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STEM Fest

Published on 11th December

Year 3 had a wonderful STEM Fest on Thursday 10th December. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the digestive system by making poo and learning about burps (complete with a VERY frothy experiment). They even decorated their classrooms with paperchains that measured the same length as an adult's intestines, about 7.5 metres.

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