Welcome back Year 3!

This week we welcomed back all of the old Year 2’s into Year 3! What a marvelous three days it has been!

The children all came back to school with smiles on their faces and a keenness to learn. They dived straight into their learning and have gone above and beyond to impress me.

I am so proud of the way that all the new Year 3 children have dealt with not only the change in year group and 5 months out of school, but also getting used to a whole new building and routine!

This week we have:

  • Started to read our new class book, Meerkat Mail.
  • Completed lots of learning to recap Place Value in Maths.
  • Talked about our dreams and wishes for this academic year.
  • Had an introduction to our new topic, The Stone Age.
  • Made scary monster bookmarks.
  • Trialed a new app, Turtle Logo, to learn about computer programming.

All the children in Year 3 have had a spectacular week, including 6 children who have ended the week as CLASSROOM STARS! A big well done to them!

I look forward to another fantastic week of learning next week!

Mrs Smith

Sound

Today in Science, we have learnt about how different sounds are created. First of all, we established that all sounds are created through vibrations. We also discussed that the stronger the vibrations, the louder the sound. To prove this, we completed a number of tests. Firstly, we held our fingers to our throat and we hummed so we could feel the vibrations. Then, we used a tuning fork so we could see the vibrations. When using the tuning forks, we noticed that when we hit the tuning fork and placed them into the water we could see the vibrations because it made the water spurt. Afterwards, we created our own Kazoos to understand how musical instruments work. We had so much fun, have a look below to see what we got up to.

ICT

Today during ICT, the children have looked at manipulating shapes and objects on the programme Microsoft Word. The children first looked at how to make shapes bigger, smaller and how to rotate the shape. Then using the skills taught, the children created their own pictures. Have a look below to see us working hard.

Body parts

Today, we have looked at the human body and the body parts that we have. For this, we have drawn around our bodies and we have labelled all the body parts that we know. Have a look below to see our final piece of work.

Pond dipping!

Yesterday the children of Kexborough Primary school became pond explorers! We spent the afternoon learning about the life cycle of a frog and the different creatures you might find in a pond.

Luckily for us, we have a fantastic school pond that we could use to go and investigate to make our learning fun and practical! The children worked in pairs to carry out the pond dipping experiment and used a checklist to tick off any interesting creatures they found.

Planting

This afternoon we learnt about the different parts of a plant, their functions, and what plants need in order to grow. We then had the opportunity to plant various plants, flowers and seeds in our school grounds. We worked together in groups to fill the school planters full of beautiful flowers and plants. We made sure they had plenty of compost, water and access to sunlight. We can’t wait to see how they grow over the next few weeks.

Science – The Human Body

Today, we have been learning all about the human body. First, we watched a video and learned all about blood. Then we returned to our classrooms and made a skeleton and labelled the bones. Did you know there about 200 bones in the human body?

Afterwards, we completed a quiz outside, and raced around the stations in the playground to find the answers. We were all amazed to learn that if we laid our blood vessels out end to end they would stretch two and a half times around the world!

Then we made blood from cornflour, starch and water. This makes a Non-Newtonian solution which is part liquid and part solid.

Finally, we made plasma out of PVA glue, shaving foam, soap, bicarbonate of soda, yellow food colouring and eye wash. When we mixed it all together we had a slime substance!

We have had a lovely day. Thank you to Mrs Cook for organising this for us!

Thursday

Today the children have been put into groups to do a range of activities. For the first activity the children painted pictures in a pointillist style. First, we discussed what animal we were going to do. Then we drew our designs and used cotton buds to make a dot effect. We then had extra time to draw some cartoon animals with the inspiration of the cartoon workshop on Seesaw.

Afterwards, the children invented their own chocolate bars. First we discussed what our favourite chocolate bar was and why we liked it. Then we looked at different chocolate bars to see what was inside each of them. After we tasted them to give ideas for our dream chocolate bar. Have a look below to see what we got up to.

Easter Monday

Today we have been doing lots of fun activities. First of all we made cornflake buns. Each of the children helped by stirring the mixture and adding cornflakes in. Then each child spooned the mixture into bun cases and added toppings. The children were very happy with the results.

After, my mum had asked me to see if the children could help her. She wanted a way to thank all the key workers for working hard. The children made posters that we could display at home. For all their hard work they each got an Easter Egg.

I hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday! Miss Cocker

Litter Picking

Today, the children helped Mr Grace by doing a litter pick around the grounds. We were amazed with the amount of rubbish we found! The child who collected the most rubbish was rewarded with an Easter Egg. The woodland areas look so much nicer now! Thank you so much!