The Hertfordshire Museum Service visited this morning to share artefacts and activities in a Stone Age workshop. We learnt about materials used in this time period, made a bender (a shelter) and then created our own versions. We held a 4,000 year old flint and a bronze replica sword as well as tryin
We enjoyed another brilliant science lesson with Mrs Bramley this week. We closely examined some soil samples and found that it consisted of many different elements. We also used a special digital microscope to look at our samples.
Year 3 have really been enjoying our MindUp sessions. We have been sitting quietly in our Brain Breaks and also been very keen to learn how the brain works. Today we made neurons and formed neuron chains to understand how information is transmitted and how habits are formed. Here are a few pictures:
As an introduction to bar modelling, we used cuisinaire rods and numicon to find number bonds to 10 and 100. We also learnt about commutativity and which operations this applied to (addition and multiplication).
Year 3 have been learning how to observe and test different kinds of rock with Mrs Bramley. They have carried out a number of investigations using vinegar, split pins and water to test for acid, hardness and permeability.
Year 3 began the afternoon by relating the emotions characters in the film ‘Inside Out’ to their understanding of the brain. We then discussed mindful and unmindful behaviour before learning how to breathe mindfully. We did this by seeing how carefully we could blow a cotton wool ball ar
This week, Year 3 have explored the properties of shapes using string. First we had to create the shapes in teams and then we had to convince the adults using mathematical language. In English, we have been rearranging sentences to make them more effective. In PE, we have transferred our balancing s
It has been a busy week in Year 3. The children are settling into routines and showing us how much they love learning. Amongst many other things, we have been exploring the text Stone Age Boy, thinking about maths strategies using the materials from the Week of Inspirational Maths and learning about
In our PE lesson today, Mr Owers asked the children to practise travelling and balancing in a range of ways. Everyone was very creative and we were impressed by the range of movements.
Continuing our treasure theme, the children created treasure island maps made from natural materials. Everyone worked fantastically as a team and we were impressed with the results- one group even had a water feature and an extension!