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.
The boys and girls (and adults!!) have thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas party today. We played pass the parcel, ate lots of food and then had a dance. We hope you have the best Christmas, from all of us in Year 3.
On Monday, the Year 3 children enjoyed making some Egyptian themed mummie pizza’s. They began by carefully cutting their muffins in half which they used as their pizza base. After that, the children measured out how much tomato purée they would need and then proceeded to create their mummie pizza using different ingredients. Olives and peppers were used for the eyes and strips of cheese were used to create a bandage effect. Well done boys and girls. I hope your pizza’s tasted as good as they looked 🙂
The Year 3 and 4 children had a visit today from P.C Parry and P.C Hinds to learn all about internet safety. They now know how to be S.M.A.R.T online. Safety – never give out personal information and always make a strong password. Meeting – tell an adult if anyone ever asks to meet you. Accepting – don’t accept friend requests or messages from people you don’t know. Reliable – people online have the ability to lie about who they are. Tell – if something makes you sad you must tell an adult straight away. The children participated in activities and even sang a song at the end of the session. The children were also told about a safe website they could visit to learn and play games – Schoolbeat.org. Diolch P.C Parry and P.C Hinds!
What a fantastic day! All of the activities that the children took part in today were exciting, engaging and above all, enabled the children to develop a number of important key skills. In the morning, the children had the opportunity to take on the role of early 20th century explorers. They re-enacted the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and discovered a tomb full of ancient Egyptian treasures! While in the ‘tomb’, the children had the opportunity to explore and search for their favourite artefact which they later drew and wrote about. In the afternoon, the children learnt about the importance of food and drink and how essential it was for the dead in the afterlife. They enjoyed designing and creating their own offering tray out of play dough. The children then ‘brought the food to life’ by reciting a real ancient Egyptian spell. Well done Year 3, you are now officially Egyptian experts!
Today we visited the Egypt Centre to learn about Ancient Egyptians and their way of life. The children were split into two groups for the day but all experienced the same activities. They explored the House of Life where they got to dress up in Egyptian costumes. They also had chance to visit the House of Death where they performed the mummification process. Everyone enjoyed!
After leaving the eggs soaking in the four different liquids over night the children made their observations this afternoon. The vinegar decayed the egg the most by entirely disintegrating the shell leaving us with a squishy egg, the orange juice left a slimy skin all over the shell and the coke and milk had little effect. This led to very interesting discussion and some good ideas for their conclusions. The children then used their tooth brushing skills to clean the eggs again. What an interesting and fun experiment, fantastic work Year 3!!
After being covered in salt for the last two weeks the children were able to free their tomatoes this afternoon in order to make their observations. It was fascinating to see what the salt had done to the tomatoes and some of the weight differences recorded were amazing – one of the tomatoes pre mummification weight was 86g and this had dropped down to 36g after being left in the salt for two weeks. The tomatoes had shrunk and the skin had gone crinkly. The children drew and recorded their observations before mummifying their tomatoes further by wrapping them in bandages! Year 3 are now professional embalmers, da iawn!!
Our non fiction writing genre this half term is instructional writing so this morning the children have sequenced the steps needed to make a cup of tea. They then had the opportunity of carrying out the steps to make their own cup of tea. We finished the session by drinking the tea and enjoying a biscuit with it too! Tomorrow they will be writing their instructions thinking about time connectives and bossy verbs. What a fun morning!
After our 3D shape hunt on Monday, we decided that the best way to further develop our knowledge and understanding of 3D shapes would be to make some 3D shapes of our own. However, the children weren’t expecting to be making 3D shapes out of marshmallows and cocktail sticks! They had a fantastic time creating all sorts of shapes – cuboids, triangular prisms, square based pyramids and that’s just to name a few! During this activity, the children learnt about the properties of 3D shapes and can now confidently talk about them using the terms vertices and edges. Well done boys and girls, it was lovely to see you all having so much fun (especially when you were allowed to eat your marshmallows at the end).