As part of our kick off to our history topic 'Ancient Egypt', we looked at the geography of Egypt, where it is in the world, what continent it is in, the physical features of the land and the similarities/differences to modern day Egypt.
We noticed that in modern Egypt there are lots of towns that are not close to the river Nile whereas in ancient Egypt, all of the communities were based around the water source.
After this, we planned and designed our own 3D maps of ancient Egypt. We were given points for;
Our finished maps were so brilliant!
Excellent creativity, teamwork and determination shown by all.
We had a lovely morning in 3J today for our stay and be Festive session. It was brilliant to see so many parents arriving and getting stuck in to the crafts and activities we had out. Lots of fun was had by all!
Our current class read is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher.
We are already loving this story and all of its funny, silly charm!
To kick off our Stone Age History unit, year three had a full morning of fun, immersive activities to spark the children's imagination. Each classroom was set up with a different activity and the children moved through these throughout the morning.
We had cave painting, where our tables were turned on their sides and paper stuck to them to imitate cave walls. The children were taught about how and why Stone Age people painted on their caves and had a go at using their fingers and hands to create some of their own cave art.
Secondly, was a timeline activity where the children were given the task to plot points of Mrs Ahmed's life onto a timeline and then use this to inform their understanding of where the Stone Age period came in history.
Lastly, the children were confronted with samples of Stone Age poo that they were to dissect in order to discover what their diet would have been like. Things we found were egg shells, nuts, seeds, fruit and cheese.
As part of our Black history week we looked at a Manchester artist Chris Ofili. We used some of his paintings and artwork as inspiration for our own wax drawings. After making our viewfinders, we used them to focus in to a specific part of the piece and recreate the colours, patterns and lines we could see.
The results were fantastic!
In our new ICT topic we are going to create a class book review for the Iron Man using Adobe Spark. We will be presenting our thoughts and opinions about the book.
Watch the ones below for ideas and leave your thoughts on them as a comment below.
After looking at Gustav Klimt and his artwork this half term, we have begun our own Klimt inspired piece. We used watercolour paints to create a colour wash background. Next week we will add oil pastel shapes and lines over the top to create our finished piece.
Today we celebrated World Mental Health Day by exploring what both mental and physical health mean and how it is important to look after our bodies and our minds.
We had a long discussion about the things that make us sad and angry and about how these feelings are normal, it is ok to feel upset sometimes and it is ok to cry. We then spoke about all of the things that make us happy, that we do to cheer ourselves up on bad days or just because they fill us with joy!
With some calming music on we took it in turns to write what fills us with joy inside the word and then spent some time relaxing around the classroom.
This week we have spent lots of time looking at vocabulary, specifically adjectives. In year 3 we have lots of ideas and can use adjectives very well in sentences but sometimes we use the same ones over and over. We have found so many fantastic alternatives to improve our writing!
Moving forward with our natural disasters topic we have investigated plate tectonics, how they fit together and how they move. This movement we now know causes Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis.
What is a force?
How many different ways can you move a ball?
Our models of the Earth and its layers have come out brilliantly.
Great Geography lesson, lots of hands on learning and lots fun.