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...
Year 3 had a fantastic time at Caldecotte last week and made some memories that will last a life time. Everyone had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities such as, high ropes, sailing and canoeing. The children even had the opportunity to sail their own boats out on the lake! One of the highlights of the trip had to be the opportunity for everyone to roll down the hill in a big group – it was so much fun! On Wednesday we will be having a special parent assembly to celebrate all of the children’s achievements and share photos with you. Until then I have attached a selection of photos from the trip to prepare us for the fantastic video presentation on Wednesday at 9:15am! See you then!
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
Year 3 have been learning about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and investigating the properties of different rock types. We had a fantastic afternoon classifying different types of rocks and then testing their different properties. As a class we made a prediction before the investigation and then spent time evaluating our scientific findings. Finally, we had the great opportunity to have a look at some fossils and have a discussion about the role of the dinosaurs in our history.