Year 3 have started a new unit in Computing 'Using Technology Safely'.
They have been researching and finding out about the different ways you can communicate online i.e. email, messaging, blogs and video calls. They then presented their findings on a big poster.
Shadow Puppet Play
Year 3 have been learning about how shadows are formed. They have been investigating the type of materials which make the darkest shadows. The children created shadow puppets out of different materials and created their own puppet play using a screen and torch (light).
Through various experiments and the shadow puppet play the children learnt that opaque objects create the darkest shadows because they block out a lot of the light.
In their new Unit, Myself and My Relationships- My Emotions, Year 3 have been learning to recognise and communicate a range of emotions. Through both role play and circle time games, they have been learning that quite often their behaviors are linked to their feelings. The children are learning that sometimes our emotions can affect our interactions with others.
The children are really enjoying this unit of work and they are becoming more confident in talking about their feelings and worries.
In science, year 3 have been learning about light and dark. They have been identifying sources of light in their environment as well as investigating the properties of materials which reflect light.
At the beginning of term, Year 3 looked at their School Rules and Values during circletime. They produced posters which highlighted the school's rules and values and created a display near our reflection table. The children agreed that they would try their best to follow these rules.
As a treat for Year 2 for all of their achievements this year, we threw a slumber party for them.We prepared the room during their lunch break and they were VERY excited when they got back to class.
They quickly changed into their PJs, collected their teddies then selected their cosy spot for the start of the movie.
During the movie we had ice cream, popcorn, biscuits and drinks. By the end it had descended into one big pillow fight! :)
We'd like to wish Year 2 a safe & happy summer holidays and all the best for the start of Year 3!
In today's lesson we thought about the effects of name-calling. We spoke about why someone may call somebody a horrible name and how it would make us feel if it happened to us. We then discussed what we should do if we witnessed any name-calling or if it happened to us.
We ended the session by talking about what we had learnt.
During today's lesson the children got into groups and acted out their section of the story map. They had to come up with actions and movements to help retell the class text 'George and The Dragon". This will then help them with their retelling later on in the week.
After some rehearsal time, we put on a mini theatre show to showcase our talents. Year 2 were very impressive!
Here are close-ups of our whole class collage. 21 x individual A4 collages were combined to create one giant class depiction of the Great Fire of London.
It looks amazing!
This week the children completed their individual collages using strips of black card that they had drawn and cut out themselves.
They then assembled the strips to resemble burnt-out building structures in the foreground of their pictures.
Watch out for the whole class collage scene coming soon!