Year 3 have been enjoying learning all about forces. Here they are learning about how cars move over different surfaces (friction). They discussed fair testing and how to record their results.
To compare and investigate how things move on different surfaces.
As part of our science work on forces, Elm Class conducted an investigation to determine whether a car would experience more or less friction depending on the surface it was placed on. We quickly learned that smooth surfaces provided far less friction than rough surfaces.
As a class we have been looking at different types on nonsense poetry. We’ve studied the use of rhyme, rhythm and repetition and used the structure of a poem to write our own. We also practised and performed ‘The Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan
As part of our work on Christianity, Elm Class learned about the structure of the bible. We discussed the difference between the old and new testament and how to find specific chapters or verses within them.
During collective worship the children were learning about the meaning of Advent. They were all familiar with Advent Calendars but only a few had heard about Advent Wreaths. The children were taught about the meaning of the four candles and how it is a countdown for Christians until the birthdate of Jesus. The children also learned the significance surrounding the holly and the wreath itself.
As a part of Anti-bullying week, Willow class showed their support and their uniqueness by wearing odd socks to school for the day. They discussed how important it is to celebrate each other’s differences and how God loves everyone equally.
During today’s lesson, the children in Willow Class discussed the story of the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ and created a story map. They then added actions. They used this to help them retell the story orally.
We had great fun!
As a part of our learning and understanding of Christianity and the Trinity, the children discussed the symbolism of water. What it is good for? We talked about times when water is cleansing, refreshing, life-giving, dangerous, powerful and thirst-quenching.
They were then asked to wash away the words they felt were less important.
Back in class they made the link between washing away the words and how Christians believe in washing away their sins during a baptism.
Whitebeam Class combined fitness with maths when they used the trundle wheel to measure exactly how far a kilometre was. It took a few of them by surprise; "before I started I thought it was going to be a little shorter than it was... but I also thought this is going to be great!". Leyton
As part of Preston Primary School’s enrichment day, the children were tasked with creating musical instruments from items that they may find around their home. It was great to see so many creative ideas as well as the resourcefulness of the children to create a range of instruments from drums to guitars and even a violin!
As part of our history topic (Romans), Year 3 visited the Roman Baths in Bath. It was a fantastic day with everyone having the chance to make their own mosaics, try on some togas and even hear an expert talk about the types of building material used to create the bathhouse. Some of us were even brave enough to try the water!
The children learned about the Christmas story and retold it through a set of pictures. After this the children created their own puppets and acted out the story in small groups.
As part of our science work on healthy eating, Elm class decided to make some healthy smoothies. The children were shown a mixture of fresh, frozen and tinned fruits and the benefits of each type explained. The children then tried samples of different fruits before creating their own class smoothie. Ayaan was brave enough to try it first and the results were a resounding success!
Year 3 have rounded off their Animals and Humans science topic by designing and making their own nutritious smoothies. They were delicious!
Willow Class watched a short video that told the Christmas story. They then created and used actions to help them remember and retell to story as a class.
To help identify that animals need the right types and amounts of nutrition and that they cannot make their own food.
Year 3 were visited by a local vet called Rachel who told us all about the skeletons of animals and their eating habits. We discussed the similarities and differences between various animals and humans. We asked lots of interesting questions.
Elm Class have recently learned the poem ‘There Was An Old Woman’. After reciting and practising the words, the class came up with their own interpretations to perform in front of the rest of the class