Year 3 Autumn 2019

We began our Science in Year 3 with an exciting enquiry entitled “Are you attractive enough?” We had lots of fun investigating with magnets and learned about magnets in everyday life.

Volcanoes

Year 3 have been learning a great deal this half term about volcanoes. We found out what makes the Earth angry and learnt about how volcanoes erupt. We then made our own volcanoes and created a volcanic eruption using baking soda and vinegar.

We began the year as fashion designers! We read the book called ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Ann Fine and this made us think about the reasons why we wear different clothes. We then worked in groups to invent a new uniform for a particular group of people.

Year 3 – First Half of the Summer Term

Our DT enquiry this term was all about pneumatic systems! We used syringes and tubing, along with junk materials, to design and make moving monster toys. This involved developing our problem solving skills and teamwork. We ended our enquiry with an open afternoon for our parents, who enjoyed coming to see our working models.

Year 3 Spring Term Part 2

Another busy half term!

Our enquiry has been all about Prehistoric Britain. We have learnt about the lives of the people of Britain during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We had a fantastic trip to Norwich Castle Museum to learn how to be an archaeologist, how Neolithic people hunted and cooked their food and did some Bronze Age weaving.

We also had a fun-filled Science Week with lots of experiments. We learnt to think like Scientists!

Year 3 Spring Term Part 1

Our main enquiry this term was about Healthy Living. We did lots of Science, learning about the functions of muscles and bones, then we moved on to learn about nutrition. We made our own bread and healthy sandwiches.

Then, we became geologists! We sorted rocks according to their properties and learned about how soil is made. We investigated to see which soil drained best.

As part of our literacy unit on Authors and Letters, we did lots of work about Roald Dahl. We held a special Roald Dahl Day where everyone came dressed as different characters, did some crafting and made cakes and sweets linked to the books.

It’s been a packed half term!