Our gallery of learning
This term we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians.
To end our topic, we held an Egyptian day which involved us
dressing up as Egyptians and taking part in fun, themed
activities. In the morning, we moved around a carousel of
activities including; making clay amulets, creating cartouche
bookmarks with hieroglyphics, decorating an Egyptian neck
collar, exploring the artefacts at the British Museum using the
iPads, creating paper models and making our own papyrus
After lunch, we did a mummification demonstration. This
involved a volunteer having his brains pulled out of his nose
using a hook, his organs removed and placed in canopic jars
and his insides being stuffed with cloth (amongst many other
gruesome things!) We all thoroughly enjoyed acting this out
(don’t worry, it wasn’t real!) and we’re sure they won’t forget
many of the steps to mummification any time soon!
We had the opportunity to try some of the foods that would
have been eaten regularly in Ancient Egypt. Unfortunately, the
figs and dates didn’t go down particularly well! However, we all
demolished the flat breads rather quickly!
We had a competition to see which group could make the best
mummy. The task was to work together as a team to wrap a
team mate up in loo rolls.
We all had a great day and we would like to thank the children
for such fantastic enthusiasm and to the parents for the
Spring Term 2
In DT last half term, we made moving pictures using levers and linkages. We planned our project and tested prototypes before creating our final levers.
We linked our work to our Geography topic to make moving volcanoes. At the end of the project, we evaluated our work. We had an exciting half term!
Spring Term 1
In computing this term, Year 3 have been using the coding program ‘Scratch’. We have been understanding what sequencing means and exploring the different blocks (motion, sound and events) on Scratch, to create our own code. Our final project was to create our own representation of a piano. We had to test and then debug the code if needed. We really enjoyed working together and learning new computing skills.
Our topic for Science this term was ‘Forces and Magnets’. We have loved exploring and using magnets. We have learnt that a magnet has two poles. One called the north pole and one called the south pole. If you put the south and north pole together they attract, however if you put a north and north pole together or a south and south pole together, they will repel. We also enjoyed finding out that not all metals are magnetic.
In History this half term, we have been learning about The Stone Age to The Iron Age. First, we looked at when The Stone Age took place in history and plotted this on a timeline. We then compared this time in history to our previous topic of dinosaurs to see how far apart they were. We also learnt about how things changed between The Stone Age and Iron Ages, focusing on hunting, homes and diet and lifestyle. We designed our own hillfort communities that the Iron Age people would have lived in and labelled these with key vocabulary such as tribe, ditches and roundhouse.
Autumn Term 2
In Year 3 we investigated the permeability of soil. We set up an experiment using five different types of soil. We started by observing the soil and making predictions. Each group then added equal amounts of water to their soil and carefully measured one minute with a stopwatch. At the end of the minute, each group fed back to the class how much water had passed through their soil.
Autumn Term 1
Year 3 have been learning about dinosaurs this half term. To start our topic, we stepped in the role of Paleontologists and began searching for dinosaur bones. Once we found the bones we had to try and work as a team to figure out what dinosaur we had found.