This week, Year 3 entered the virtual world through VR headsets as part of our volcano topic. We were able to visit volcanoes around the world, and find these exciting places on maps. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to explore volcanoes up close as well as seeing the insides of them to understand how they work. We even took a trip through space to visit a volcano on Mars!
We took a large squad to the athletics festival. All the children participated really well and did their best which was amazing!
Amazingly, 5 of our children came in the top 16 in Milton Keynes and they came to the MK Athletics finals last Saturday. The children showed determination, resilience, competitive spirit and great sportsman ship and we were very proud of them no matter how they did.
Our results in these finals were brilliant! Well done to:
- Jaime for coming 2nd in the whole of Milton Keynes in the Senior Boys Triple Jump.
- Joshua for qualifying for the finals of the Junior Boys 75m and coming 7th
- Geraldine for qualifying for the finals of the Junior Girls 150m sprint and coming joint 3rd!
- Tahera for competing in the Junior Girls Vortex throwing event and coming in the top 10.
- Sofia for competing in the Junior Girls Long Jump event and coming in the top 10.
Amazing! Thank you to all the staff and parents who came to support and gave up their Saturday!
A competition, which was run by the Parish Council for schools in our local area, was entered into by our Year 3 children this year. The competition was to design a poster to encourage people not to litter. A huge congratulations to Sofia who came 2nd out of all the children in all the schools that entered! Copies of all her poster will be produced on recycled plastic and put up in the local area.
After all the practicing, costume buying, prop making and acting, it was finally time for the Year 3 Performance on Rocking Through Pre-History! Year 3 gave a stunning performance taking the audience through the different ages in pre-history; the Stone Age, Iron age and Bronze Age. The children gave everything and sung their hearts out. We even had an encore of our favourite song.... Mammoth Hunters!
A huge thank you to the staff who stayed to help, the parents for continuing to support us with the costumes and by coming to watch and the biggest thank you to the children who were stunning!
Last night, Year 3 and 4 tennis team took part at the Year 3/4 Tennis Festival at Stony Stratford Tennis Centre.
The children played really well in their first festival and came 4th in their group. We are so proud of them! It was so lovely to see our young sports participants with such determination, resilience and amazing sportsmanship. Well done!
Year 3 had an amazing day today!
We have been out foraging, created a clay cave inscriptions, created (and made a huge mess!) a hand stencil out of flicking paint and then finished the day by learning a bit about woolly mammoths and creating our own out of paper!
We have had a brilliant day and so much fun to launch our new project. Have a look!
Year 3 have really enjoyed their Ancient Egyptian topic over the last term. We finished our topic this week by becoming police detectives to try and find out what happened to Tutankhamun.
The children looked at artefacts and forensic evidence to try and decide whether Tutankhamun died of an illness or whether he was murdered! The children then wrote their own crime reports and decided what they thought.
We had an amazing afternoon and enjoyed it so much. It was a great ending to our topic. Have a look...
We were so excited to welcome back Andy and to look at what had happened to our pottery since the last time we had seen it and since it has been in the kiln.
Our creations are amazing! This afternoon we looked at Egyptian colours and decorations and then painted our canopic jars. One more trip to the kiln and they will be ready!
Have a look...
We have had so much fun with our science this week for our science week!
We started off our week by having an excellent whole school assembly which helped us to see how life processes have changed over million of years. We found it a bit funny that we are compared to apes and asked lots of good questions about adaptation.
As our science learning this half term is all about plants, we then started the week by learning all about what bees do. We looked at the different parts of the plants (which we had learnt last week) and learnt all about pollination and how important bees are. We then acted this out with our own bee, stigma and stamen headdresses! We practised travelling from flower to flower collecting pollen on our legs and then carrying it to a new plat and we loved it!
We then finished the day by having our workshop where we learnt about the 7 life processes and got to produce a freeze frame to show what these looked like.
Later in the week, we set up an experiment to test whether plants would grow in a dark cupboard. We discussed variables and predicted what we thought would happen. Over the next week we will keep a diary of the plant growth to see what we can see.
What a great week!
This half term year 3 have the amazing opportunity to work with Andy our pottery expert! They will be making their own Canopic Jars similar to those made in Ancient Egyptian times (but don't worry no organs will be going in them!).
This week was Chestnut's class' turn and we loved it! We learnt the best way to make our jars and produced some amazing pieces. We can't wait to paint them in 2 weeks time.
Have a look...