Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to the Year 3 class page! Throughout the year we will be adding photos and information regarding what we have learnt in our exciting, new topics. Keep checking back for updates!
Having researched famous volcanoes such as Vesuvius and Mount Etna and learnt about the different parts of the volcano, we created our own erupting volcanoes. We used baking soda, vinegar and orange food colouring to make the erupting lava.
We created sedimentary rock by layering dark, milk and white chocolate and pushing them down, representing the layers of mud, rock and soil.
We created igneous rock by heating chocolate, pressing it into a shape and allowing it to cool.
Dinosaurs in the Wild
Year 3 traveled back in time 67 million years to the late Cretaceous Period, where we toured Time Base 67, saw dinosaur body parts (including poo!) up close and encountered a fearsome T-Rex! What a great end to our 'Rocks' topic in Science!
Early Briton Shelters
Year 3 traveled back in time yet again, this time to the Iron Age, building small-scale shelters with varying levels of success. We used to artstraws, leaves, string, straw and a paint/sand mixture to replicate the materials that the Early Britons would have had at their disposal. Check out the pictures below!
Stone Age Art
Stone Age art usually told a story, often of family life or hunting, using only naturally made colours. Check out our art below...
Stone Age Workshop
Today, Olwyn paid us a visit from the Iron Age to provide a Stone Age workshop to Year 3. She was incredibly impressed with our behaviour, listening skills and subject knowledge!
As part of one of Mrs Redding's R.E lessons, Year 3 made Christingles, a Christian symbol of advent.
In our Mediterranean topic, we made pizzas, including the dough from scratch, and tried other traditional snaps such as feta cheese and olives.
In a computing lesson, we researched Spanish artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi. He used brightly coloured ceramics in his works, many of which are in Barcelona. Here are some of our Gaudi style works below...
Thank you so much to all parents, friends and family who came along to our class assembly. The children thoroughly enjoyed performing for you!
World Book Day
Check out our brilliant costumes from World Book Day!
University of Manchester Museum
To begin our topic, 'How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?', we visited the Egyptology exhibition at The University of Manchester Museum.
Re-creating The Pyramids of Giza
Using sugar cubes and icing sugar, Year 3 worked well in teams to replicate the The Pyramids of Giza!
British Science Week!
As part of British Science Week and linking to our topic, we created our own poo and excavated it so that we could learn more about it and where it came from! In doing so, we became archaeologists, just like those who discovered the wonders of Ancient Egypt!
Year 3, along with the rest of the school, wore sports shirts/attire to help raise money for Sport Relief!
Well done to all our egg-cellent Year 3 entrants!
Year 3 Elections
As part of our citizenship and British values work, Year 3 voted for and elected a Prime Minister based on policies that candidates put forward on how to improve what we do in Year 3.
Year 3 have been planning their own Greek myth using a storyboard.
Pollination and Plant Dissection
To help understand how pollination works within plants, we dissected a tulip, dividing up the different parts.
Year 3 had a great day at Tatton Park, comparing and sketching plant!
Water Colour Paintings
Following our trips to Tatton Park, the children used their sketches to paint water colour pictures of the plants that they'd seen!
Year 3 had a real treat on the last day before half term and were able to handle some 'Creepy Critters' including pythons, geckos and tarantulas!