In science year 3 have been learning about different types of rocks.
We have been 'geologists' and have been sorting rocks into different groups.
We have also investigated the amount of calcium carbonate in the rocks by doing the 'acid test' and observing how the rocks reacted. We were amazed with the results, chalk and limestone started to fizz!
The new science unit in year 3 is Light and Dark.
The children have learnt how shadows are created when light is blocked by objects. They created their own shadow puppets and investigated using different materials (opaque, translucent and transparent) to find which materials helped create the darkest shadows.
The science unit in Year 3 is 'Parts of Plants'. The children have been finding out about the life cycle of a plant and the function of the different parts of the plant.
The children have been observing and comparing roots in different plants.
Through various experiments the children have been investigating how water is transported within plants.
They have enjoyed sorting leaves and doing leaf rubbings whilst finding out how leaves use the energy from the sun to make their own food.
This week we have been examining the role of flowers, in pairs the children dissected lilies to help them identify the different parts found inside a flower and how these help with pollination.
Enjoy looking at our pictures!
Zacharia made a very impressive diorama of an ocean habitat. Which animals do you think might live in this habitat?
He also took the time to do an art lesson with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph and the results are fantastic. You can too if you visit http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
Well done Zacharia!
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