Welcome to Year 3!
UPDATE! Swimming has now finished for the year and we will have a PE in its place on a Wednesday instead.
Here is some important information about Year 3:
"We CAN do this!"
- Miss Madriaga and Sandra
As part of our current topic study on Ancient Egypt we took part in a workshop at Salters Hall. We learnt about the mummification process and how archaeologists excavate to find unknown treasures.
We had lots of fun using bandages to wrap each other up, looking at which organs are taking out and put into canopic jars, writing our names in hieroglyphics and digging up objects that were special to the Egyptians.
We have been learning about Strength and Challenge in PSHE. We have each set ourselves a challenge to work on throughout the year ahead which we will refer back to often to ensure we are reaching closer to our goals.
Some of Year 3 goals are:
To be more active
Go to sleep on time
Walk to school everyday
Drink more water
To know the times tables
To read more books
To know all the Spelling Bee words
To know how to tie shoelaces
We look forward to continuously putting in the effort to reach our goals.
Children have been learning to play the recorder with Mr. Lumley. Here are some snapshots. A video will follow so please keep checking back.
We have created some of our own fossils. We are patiently waiting for them to fossilise then we can chisel away at them to revel beautiful fossils.
Whilst we are waiting we have been learning about a female scientist called Mary Anning. Her curiosity lead her to find many different sized fossils that can be found in museums around the world. We had a go at discovering fossils and tried to use the same methods as Mary Anning to make discoveries.
The children were given only a few pieces of a fossil which they fitted together to create their own discoveries. Here is what some of them came up with:
We have been exploring lots of different rocks and soils. We have used lots of adjectives to describe different types of rocks and soils.
Before reading the story we explored lots of activities to help us predict what might happen in the story.
The carousel of activities included: Drawing humans with animal features, using stick/twigs and junk modelling to build bird nests. We thought about what magic we would do if we had a magic wand. We also answered “I if were a duck who lived in a house I would…” The children had lots of fun imagining how strange it would be for a duck to live in a house.
Children were asked to create a Stone Age Model. They used their imaginations to create models of Stonehenge using Lego bricks, cardboard, wood, clay and even biscuits and icing! Look how great they look!
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Our new science topic is plants. We will be learning about: the functions of the different parts of a plant; how water is transported within plants; how flowering plants reproduce and exploring what plants need for life and growth.
You can research the functions of different plants parts using these websites:
Animals including humans
We have been learning about what humans need to eat to stay healthy and how we have a skeleton: to protect our organs; help us move; and support our body.
If you would like know more about our skeleton, muscles and joints you can use these websites:
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In ICT we have been learning how to write secure passwords. You can test your password on this website.
You can learn touch typing at the website below.
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Class Assembly on Wednesday. For those of you who missed it, here are some videos of the poems we performed. Enjoy!
Museum of London
On Monday Year 3 went to the Museum of London for the day. Our topic this term is Prehistoric Britain so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. After looking around the gallery we attended a workshop where we learned what it was like to live in Britain back then. After the museum we went to the park on the way home. Here are some photos of our day!
Rocks and Fossils Workshop
Year 3 were really lucky to have Sophy come in and lead a workshop all about rocks and fossils. Sophy brought some of the museum to our classroom and we were allowed to handle different types of rocks and fossils that were thousands of years old. We had to sort the rocks into their different types, match the fossils to their names and descriptions and match the minerals to their correct descriptions and names. In the afternoon we did some drama based around how fossils are formed and then we used plasticine to create our own fossils!
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Class Assembly on Thursday. For those of you who missed it, here is a video of the song we performed. Enjoy!
In Art, we are currently making comic strips about the mummification process. First we produced freeze frames to show the different stages of the process. Here are some examples of our freeze frames. Come back soon to see our completed comic strips!
The body has been cut open and all the organs have been removed and placed in canopic jars.
In these freeze frames the heart has been removed from the body. It was weighed and was heavier than the feather of Maat so it was then eaten by the God Ammut.
The body is being been wrapped in linen cloth ready for burial.
The body has finished being mummified and is being taken to be buried.
On Tuesday Year 3 went to the British Museum for the day. Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. After the museum we went to the park on the way home. Here are some photos of our day!
Year 3 had a great time during Maths Week, taking part in lots of different activities and challenges including:
Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, Year 3 focused on the life of Mary Seacole. We researched her using books and the internet, as well as watching videos and listening to audio clips. Using all of this research, we created posters all about her. Look below to see our creations!
National Poetry Day
Year 3 performed Pinda Cake by Valerie Bloom for National Poetry Day. We chose this poem because Valerie is from Jamaica and this linked well with Black History Month. We also really like the poem as it made us laugh and it is very catchy! Watch our performance below!
UCL Workshop - Mummification
This week we were really lucky to have Sarah come into Year 3 for a workshop all about mummification. Sarah brought some of the museum to our classroom and we were allowed to handle different artefacts that have been around for thousands of years. All of the artefacts were examples of things that the Ancient Egyptians were buried with. We had to guess which artefact matched which job. Take a look at some photos of us during the workshop.
Sadler's Wells Project
UPDATE! Today was our final dance session with Cheryl. At the end of the session we performed our dance in front of Nursery class, our teachers, TAs and Miss McCarney. Here are some clips for you to enjoy!
UPDATE! Week 3 saw us mastering our routine ready for our performance next week!
UPDATE! We are progressing really well with our Ancient Egyptian dance. Here is some footage from week 2!
Today Year 3 started a new project with Sadler's Wells. This is a dance and movement project based around our current topic - Ancient Egypt. Over the next four weeks we will be working with Mrs Jowers and Cheryl from Sadler's Wells choreographing and learning a routine. We will then perform it during the 4th week. Here are some photos of us during the lesson today!
This morning Year 3 went on a seed hunt to Culpeper Garden. For the last couple of weeks we have been investigating the different ways that seeds disperse. Today we were identifying as many different seeds as we could and then explaining, by looking at their features, how they are dispersed.