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Year 3

Science Investigation

We have been learning about light and dark in Science this half term and this week we have been looking at how shadows can change. We were investigating the length of shadows by moving the light source further away from the object and then using our measuring skills.


This week the children have been experimenting with using a backwash. We used watercolours and investigated how to make the brush stroke thicker and thinner and how to make the colour darker or lighter. At the end of this unit, we will use these skills to create a Stone Age image.

Stone Age Fashion

After practicing sewing skills, the children have used these to complete their Stone Age tunics. The children used running stitch to attach their designs to their tunics in a method called applique. They then sewed the edges of their tunics together. When they had finished, they reflected on what had gone well and challenges they faced. The children are incredibly proud of what they have produced. 

Textiles - Stone Age Clothing

In recent weeks, we have been looking at Stone Age clothing and how it differs from ours today. With this, we have begun designing Stone Age outfits for our teddy bears and started to learn how to sew! We found it easier than we thought we would to put the thread into the eye of the needle but then the next bit was tricky!

Magnets Investigation

Our Science topic this term is Forces and Magnets! We have been investigating what magnets are and what items are magnetic and looking at the vocabulary repel, attract, north and south poles. 

This week, Year 3 took part in a Stone Age Hook day to get excited about our new project 'Would you rather live in the Stone Age or Iron Age?'. They all took part in a variety of Stone Age activities including: Cave painting, clay pot making, foraging, fire lighting and knot tying. After an exciting day, the children are now keen to find out more about pre-history.