In Maths, this week the children have been learning about volume and capacity. The children were reading scales that went up in lots of different intervals. They worked with their peers and discussed how much liquid was in the containers and why. Next week we will be looking more at estimation and comparing how much liquid is in one container to another.
Over the last 2 weeks, the children have been doing some performance poetry. They performed the poem ‘The Rhythm Of Life’ by Michael Rosen. The children then made up their own verses. Here are a few of the ones that they have done:
We have been looking at an artist called Hokusai. We explored different techniques using water colours and then painted our own paintings using his painting called ‘The Wave’ as inspiration.
We have started our PSHE topic about Belonging which teaches children about difference and similarities about schools, families and ourselves. We have been looking at how our own families are made up and looking at how they are not all the same.
Our new topic in year 3 is Natural Disasters. This week we have been looking at Earthquakes. The children found out how Earthquakes happen and how some countries are trying to make their buildings more Earthquake proof.
The children worked in groups and made their own example of a building using marshmallows and cocktail sticks. We then put them on jelly and simulated an Earthquake to see which ones where the strongest.