As part of our music curriculum, the whole school from nursery to year 6 are given the same piece of music that they listen to each week. After we have listened to it, we discuss the instruments we heard, the tempo, the style or genre, our mood and how it makes us feel. Sometimes we like to dance or mimic playing the instruments. We even draw a picture that we feel matches that piece of music.
Just like having a favourite book, you can also have a favourite piece of music too! Every week it will be a different piece of music. This week we have listened to 'Mess Around' by Ray Charles.
Last week we listened to 'March of the Toreadors', this piece of music was from an opera called Carmen.
We listened to the music without any other stimulus. Have a look at an orchestra playing the music. What instruments can you see?
Our first few lessons in ICT have involved recapping some basic skills. We have talked about how to log onto the computer, what to do if we can't log on, how to find programs we will be using in year 3, how to create a folder to save our work and to retrieve work we have already saved.
Here we are showing Ms Stapleton how we retrieved a document that was saved in our folder. We showed Ms Stapleton that we could edit the document by changing the font and size and to save it as a new document.
In geography we have started to look at lots of different vocabulary that we will be using in our topic lessons. We had lots of words that we had to cut up and sort into nouns, verbs and adjectives. Later on this week we will look at how to use a dictionary to find some definitions for unknown words.
This week why don't you try and use a dictionary to find the definitions of these words:
Destructive, community, unpredictable, geologist, mantle, evacuate, powerful and ruin.
In RE, we are looking at what prayer means and how different religions pray. We watched these three videos to help us understand more.
This week we have been learning all about the tectonic plates. They look like large jigsaw pieces that fit together. When the plates rub together they can cause earthquakes.
Have a look at these videos.
What will happen if I dig a hole in the ground and kept on digging?
This is something that 3S have been thinking about in our geography lessons.
We talked about the structure of the Earth and how the Earth is made up of different layers. Then we used different coloured playdough to create our Earth. When they were complete we cut them open exposing all the different layers inside. Can you tell your grown ups at home the names of the different layers?
It was fantastic to see that nearly everyone had their PE kit with them this week. We had a fantastic session working with a sports coach. We worked on our team-building skills and learnt about fair play and respect too.
3S have been very excited to learn that our first topic of the year is Natural Disasters. We started off the lesson by talking about what we know already and what we want to find out over the next few weeks.
The children worked in pairs to try and name different natural disasters and match them to a definition