In Science, Year 3 made careful observations to find out that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. The children identified differences between four types of soil and recorded these findings in a table, using scientific vocabulary.
Year 3 investigated a collection of different shell structures and took a small package apart identifying and discussing parts of a net, including the tabs. They then developed the skills and techniques of scoring, cutting out and assembling a net. The children created annotated sketches and prototypes to develop, model and communicate their ideas for their own Christmas gift box. With the help of computer-aided design, the pupils made their boxes and then evaluated their final product.
English and History
Year 3 had a wonderful visit to Calderstones Park. The children enjoyed reading, role play and art activities inspired by Hansel and Gretel. After lunch, we had the opportunity to develop our historical skills through a study of the Neolithic Calderstones. We ended our day with an informative and exciting nature trail around the park.
Art and Design
Year 3 are studying the changes in Britain during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and have examined cave paintings. The children recreated their own Stone Age artwork and improved their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials such as, pencil, charcoal, paint and clay.