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Year 3 Spring 2 Weekly Spellings

year 3 spellings SPR 2

Science

This half term we are looking at Rocks! In class we have been learning how to be Petrologists (Scientists that study rocks). We have learnt how to identify different rocks based on their physical properties. The children have been testing the hardness, permeability and reactions of various rocks. We wore our brillient Science gear (goggles) to ensure that we performed our tests safely. We even used acid! (lemon juice).

The children have learnt about an amazing woman in Science - Mary Anning. After learning about her life and her work the children made their very own fossils. By the end of the term the children will have produced a mini Rock museum to share their learnign and finidings with parents and friends yes

Computing

In computing, we have been familiarising ourselves with spreadsheets. We have collected and inputted our own data to create bar charts and pie charts and are now confident with using cell addresses to locate data.

 

Religious Education

In RE, we are learning about Sikhism with a focus on Guru Nanak. We are working towards producing a fact file about Guru Nanak and his teachings.

 

Art

Within Art we have been studying the creations of a local ceramist, Sarah Waters, who plays with the idea of repetitive natural shapes. We have been sketching from natural and man-made objects, looking for the shapes we could include in our own work. We have started to create relief printing blocks out of cardboard and string, replicating our chosen shape to form a pattern. Our printing block will be used to create our own prints. We are also very excited to have Sarah Waters come and visit where we will be exploring further into the world of clay!

Egyptian Day!

In the Autumn term, Year 3 enjoyed a spectacular Egyptian Day! The children and staff dressed up, made Egyptian flatbread, name tablets out of clay, learnt more about Ancient Egypt and took part in some Egyptian dance!

Our key texts for the Spring term

Stone Age Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Kitamura, Satoshi, Kitamura, Satoshi:  9781406312195: Books

The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth : Meredith Hooper | Chris  Coady: Amazon.co.uk: Books

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