We have had a very busy half term in Year 3! Take a look at some of the things we have been learning.
In Maths this week, we have been busy learning about length and perimeter. The children explored the classroom and found different objects to measure in metres and centimetres. They had lots of fun!
Year 3 also had to complete different challenges including finding out the length of each other's feet and also who was tall enough to ride on a rollercoaster.
We have written non-chronological reports about Romans this half term. The children have used what they have learnt in History to help with their writing. The children have included lots of text-type features including sub-headings and paragraphs.
This half term the children have been exploring Italy. They have found Italy on different maps, explored the weather and compared this country to the United Kingdom. We then had a look at the events of Pompeii.
This half term for their Topic challenge, the children have been busy making volcano models! We have seen lots of different creations including volcanoes made from wood, paper plates and paper mache. Well done, Year 3 - they look wonderful!
Year 3 had a fantastic time when they were visited by Roman soldier Marcus! They learnt all about the life of a Roman soldier, had a go at marching in formation and explored Roman artefacts.
Today the children came to school dressed up as Roman soldiers or goddesses! We took part in lots of activities including following a recipe to bake Roman bread, designing and making Roman shields and acting in role as Roman soldiers to march in legions and make turtle and 'v' shaped battle formations. Well done, Year 3!
This half term we have been learning all about plants in Science. We have identified the different parts of a plant and their functions and looked at what conditions plants need to grow.
The children then participated in an experiment to find out how water is transported through plants. We put some white flowers into some beakers, filled them with water and then added food colouring. The children were very excited as we observed the changes over several days!
"The darker the colour, the quicker the flower changes colour but the lighter the food colouring the slower it takes." - Harrison.
"The water is transported up the stem and into the flower." - Bella.
This half term in PE we have been learning about underarm throwing, catching and hitting a ball with a bat. We have put all of these skills together to have a go at playing rounders. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!