We looked at some amazing photographs this afternoon of the Northern Lights – looking at the colours and patterns that they produce in the sky. The children then had the opportunity to create their own pictures using chalk pastels for the night sky and then cut out black silhouettes of mountains, trees and animals to stick on. This looked so effective and the children should be so proud of the work they produced!
The children have been busy the past two days investigating shadows. The question we were investigating was what happens to the size of a shadow as you move the light source away from an object? We had a mixture of predictions with some children thinking the shadow would get bigger and some predicting that the shadow would get smaller. In small groups the children carried out the investigation, recorded their results and created a bar chart, they then used their results to write a conclusion. The results clearly showed that the shadow got smaller as the light source moved away from the object. Ardderchog Year 3.
What a fantastic day we have had in Year 3 celebrating World Book Day. We have studied Roald Dahl and the children have completed lots of different activities. They spent time researching Roald Dahl’s life and have made a fact page about him on Hwb. Today we focussed on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and discussed how Roald Dahl’s wonderful descriptions help us to build very clear pictures of his characters in our minds. The children had a go at this by creating their own character name and completing a character profile – we had some interesting names including Margaret Tittletattle and Bernard Squareyes. The children were then transported to Willy Wonka’s invention room where they designed their very own sweet – this made us all hungry! The inventions included the everlasting time turner and the super duper gum shooter. Ardderchog!
It was tricky to take photographs of the children in Year 3 dancing this afternoon but what a giggle we had! Every child joined in and every child had a huge smile on their face as they tried welsh folk dancing. Excellent team work today and great listening skills! Ardderchog!
We have had a very creative afternoon today. As part of our welsh week we have been studying the myth The Giant of Snowdon. The children activated their prior knowledge by sharing lots of interesting Snowdon facts as well as learning many more. They then looked at images of Snowdon and tried to re-create a scene using oil pastels. We talked about the shading and mixing of colours and the work that the children produced was fantastic! Bring on our Eisteddfod on March 1st!
We have had an interesting afternoon today learning more about Sir Isaac Newton’s Theory of Colour. The children are now experts with the light spectrum and understand that when light passes through a prism the light refracts to show a rainbow of colour. We then made our very own spectroscopes where the light refracted off a CD to show the rainbow. What a fun afternoon! Da iawn Year 3.
The children in Year 3 put their handmade musical instruments to work today and created a sound story. The first job they had to do was figure out how they could fit the sound of their instrument into a story – did it sound like rain? or thunder? or a heartbeat? They worked extremely hard in their little groups and their imaginations soared! They then ‘performed’ their sound story to their friends. This afternoon we used their stories as a focus in our dance lesson. Staying in their groups they created and acted out a dance to tell their story! Ardderchog Year 3, I am an extremely proud teacher!!
Year 3 have been very busy this afternoon continuing with their Design and Technology project. What a musical treat for a Friday afternoon! The children have been so creative and not only thought about the sound that their instrument was going to make but they also thought about how it was going to be decorated. Next week they will evaluate their designs. They will also be using their instruments to write a sound story in our literacy sessions.
Year 3 have signed up to ‘Get Epic’ (www.getepic.com) which is a fantastic tool with thousands of books for the children to access. They have had fun exploring the site this morning and we will be using this for research in our future lessons.
Year 3 had an exciting (messy!) afternoon today exploring colour. We discussed what colour ‘light’ was and had lots of interesting responses including yellow, peach and see through! We then learnt that visible light is actually made up of seven different colours and that when light is bent through a prism it causes the light to split into different colours! The children then had fun exploring with these colours, mixing the primary colours red, blue and yellow to create secondary and tertiary colours.