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Year 3

Science - Monday 10th May

We have been investigating what plants need to grow healthily. We have put broad beans into different environments to see which grows best! 

Science - We are Gardeners! - Monday 26th April

This half term, in Science, we are looking at plants. We have begun to recap what plants need to live and grow as well as the different parts of a plant. This week, we set up an investigation to find out what is the most important thing for plants to grow by planting broad beans in different environments! 

Hook Day - Thursday 22nd April

On Thursday 22nd of April, Mrs Marston delivered a very exciting scroll to each of our classrooms. We were being invited to our own Olympics! Each of the classes was an Ancient Greek state (Athens, Sparta or Crete) and we got to compete in a variety of activities! Whilst everybody competed brilliantly, it was eventually Crete that won the day! 


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.