Year 3 have settled well into their new class. In Maths, they have been using resources to explore 2 and 3 digit numbers. The children used numicon, cubes, place value counters and dienes to represent numbers. They extended their learning by finding 1, 10 and 100 more and less, as well as adding the numbers. Using the resources supports the children as they learn formal written methods.
We had a wonderful time visiting Crofton Roman Villa as part of our learning in History. We learned from an expert about how archaeologists discovered the site and what they learned from the artefacts that were found. We created brass rubbings of different types of Roman soldier, used tesserae to make our own mosaics and completed some observational drawings of real Roman artefacts.
Year 3 have been learning about sounds, how sounds are made and how they travel. We have made string telephones and tested them. We have investigated how sound travels through the string and why we can hear each other better when talking through the string telephone. We have made connections between the molecules from gases, liquids and solids and how they influence sound.
In Roots of Empathy with Miss. Henry, we have learned more about how to care for babies and how babies develop. Baby Emiliana is starting to respond to the children and she is very happy with all the attention.
Congratulations to our Year 3 class who have been collecting food donations to support those in need in our local community. Building on the success of our annual Harvest Collection, the children decided to make this an ongoing project, recognising that there are people in need throughout the year. Year 3 class have made posters and visited each class to encourage contributions. When their box was full up, a group of children took the food to St Mary's Church ready for distribution. The children will continue to welcome any donations of tinned or dried goods - please help if you can.
Well done to everyone who completed the home learning challenge to design and build a boat, using household materials. Year 3 enjoyed a lovely morning in the sunshine, testing out the boats to find out if they floated! The quality of the designs was excellent and the boats looked amazing. Several of the designs featured extra features such as propellers, sails and cabins.