Posted in D&T, Jet

Project: Build a park

In DT this term, we have been looking at designing a park using freestanding structures. And after weeks of research, the children were able to design, plan and draw a birdseye view of their parks two weeks ago and have built a 3D model of their parks, using joins and attachments they had learnt, they were able to create sturdy structures that fit the design brief given to them.

The completed parks below

Posted in English, Onyx, Ruby

What Sounds Does the Dark Make?

According to Year 3, the dark makes plenty of noises! We used soundscapes to describe what happened in each chapter of the book ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’, which included fireworks, hoots and shooting stars!

All of these exciting soundscapes will influence our descriptive writing later this week, which we look forward to turning into poems.

Posted in Onyx, Ruby, Science

Science: The Effects of UV Light

Today, we revealed our results from our experiment on the effects of ultraviolet light. Peeling back the opaque, black card, we found that the blue sugar paper was dark underneath! This is because the UV rays from the sun had damaged the paper that wasn’t protected by the black card.

Did your prediction come true? Comment below!

Posted in Onyx

Building a New Playground

After weeks of the research and design process, we worked in groups to create our own 3D models of a playground. We used a range of joins and attachments to ensure that our models were sturdy, as well as bright colours to appeal to our target audience.

We worked really well to design our playgrounds and look forward to evaluating them next week. Check out our completed playgrounds below:

Posted in Ruby

Measuring Height

Today Ruby class were learning how to estimate height in mixed measurements of centimetres and metres.

First the children estimated the heights of their friends, then took accurate measurements before making comparisons.

Posted in Ruby

Light and Reflective Surfaces

Today in Science Ruby Class were exploring visible and invisible light. We also used mirrors to investigate the properties of reflective surfaces, and how mirrors work.

As an experiment we tried to walk along a wiggly path using mirrors to guide the way with some very interesting results!

Posted in Jet, Onyx, Ruby

Year 3 Assembly – Disability Awareness

Well done Year 3! Our school assembly on this term’s theme (Disability Awareness) went very well, despite some technical difficulties. Well done for being so resilient and persevering without a microphone and using your loudest voices. During the assemble, we shared some of our kindness pledges from PSHE, as well as discussing how the main character Auggie felt in our book ‘We Are All Wonders’ before sharing why we’re all wonders with some fantastic poems!

See below for some of the poems from Onyx Class:

Posted in Announcements

Year 3 Assembly

For our assembly this term our topic is Disability Awareness. In order to support this we will be teaching the children to sign in Makaton. Below is a video with the song : ‘This Is Me’, which they will need to learn before the assembly. If the children can practice at home as well as at school we would very much appreciate it!

Best Wishes,

Year 3 Team

Posted in Ruby

Super Structures

Today in DT Ruby class were exploring different ways of joining materials including paper, card, straws and pipe cleaners as part of our planning phase for our own playgrounds.

The children had lots of fun creating structures that are strong and stable.

Posted in Ruby

Happy Diwali!

This week Ruby class were learning about the story behind the Hindu festival of Diwali, the story of Ram and Sita. We made our own diva lamps which are used to light the way home and welcome prosperity into homes.