Our Year 3 class have enjoyed some very special learning this year, developing their learning about the values of Responsibility, Love and Empathy. Every week they learn how to care for a young baby and use this to reflect on their own feelings. Once a month, they are lucky to be joined by a baby and his mother, so they get to see the young child developing and learn about his care.
In science, we explored magnetism. We learnt about the North and South Pole in magnets and discovered that when like poles on a magnet are put together they push away (repel) and when unlike poles on a magnet are put together they pull together (attract). We also planned our own experiment to test which materials were magnetic.
his half term, in Maths, we learnt how to problem solve using trial and improvement. We worked in pairs to put back together the pieces of a 100 square that Miss Egunjobi accidently muddled up. However, the 100 square did not have numbers on it. It had symbols! Therefore, we had to use our knowledge of patterns to solve the puzzle. It took lots of collaboration!
Year 3 have been learning about forces in Science. We learnt that there would be lots of friction between the rocks and the ground when they were being dragged so we investigated which material would have made dragging these rocks easier. We used Newton Meters to measure the amount of force it takes to move big rocks across a range of different materials. We found out that smooth plastic caused the least resistance.
Year 3 and 4 went to St Mary’s Church to find out how the Christian message has survived for over 2000 years
We learnt about the history of Jesus by looking at the stained glass windows. Father Steffan what the Pentecost was and told us that it happened after Jesus’ ascension. We thought about what qualities the apostles needed in order to go out and spread God’s word and reflected on the Fruit of the Spirit.
Father Steffan then gave us some of the history of the church and showed us how the message is still spread today, using bible readings and sermons (teaching) and pictures. We also learnt that when a bishop confirms someone, Christians believe that the Bishop passes the Holy Spirit on and then tells them to, ‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.’