This week in Science we have been looking at magnetic poles. We have looked at what happens when magnets attract and repel each other. In groups we made our own compass. The children had a bowl of water with the plastic lid and a magnet on. The north part of the magnet always faced true north. The children then had a go at getting the magnet to move the compass. The compass always went back to facing north. Have a look at the video clip below:
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.
This week in maths we have been looking at the column method for subtraction. The children first did it practically and then they had a go at writing the method in their books! Next week we will be looking at different worded problems to put our method into practise.
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.