Welcome to 3R
The children have had a very busy first half to the Summer Term. In Science we have been learning about how plants survive. We have been very hands on with investigating plants. We have looked at how water is transported through plants by testing the water transportation in celery with some coloured water. We tested the celery in different temperatures to see how plants cope in different climates. Our conclusion was that warmer climates mean the water transports quicker through plants.
We also set up an investigation into what plants need to grow well. The children discovered lots of things from this but most importantly, every great science investigation will involve mistakes! (This is what Mr Russell told them when he forgot to water some of the plants!)
The children have really enjoyed our work looking at balanced arguments and debates. The children have really enjoyed learning about Phillipe Petite, the man who walked between the Twin Towers.
It has been a very busy Spring term and we have been working hard on a wide range of learning.
In Design and Technology, the children have learned how to create a pneumatic system where they planned to incorporate in to a design for a monster with a moving part. Take a look at our photos having a go at making a pneumatic system.
During our Science lessons we have been investigating Forces and Magnets and, most recently, Light. The children had a great time investigating which surfaces created fiction and tested how far toy cars would travel on a range of surfaces. They have also been exploring how mirrors work through writing messages that can be seen in the mirrors outdoors.
During the Inventors theme week we explored inventors throughout time including Archimedes, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers. Take a look at our string telephones we used to explore sound during our work on Alexander Graham Bell.
Recently, we had an interesting visit to the local Methodist Church to learn more about the festival of Easter and the features of a church. We have, also, been very busy working on coding in Computing using a programme called Scratch.
The children have also worked hard during our Guided Reading sessions to become familiar with playscripts and have been performing these in class. We had a great time dressing up and exploring books on World Book Day.
Learning About Light and Shadows
In science the children have been learning about light and shadows. They had a go at making interesting shadows and then investigated what the best material would be to make a pair of curtains.
A Bone Discovery!
During this half term the children arrived at school one morning to discover police tape in the school garden area. On further investigation the children discovered that Mr Skelton, Our School Caretaker, had made an unusual discovery in the garden. Year three went out to uncover this mystery and Mr Russell carefully uncovered a bone! The children have used this event to create their own news reports during our English lessons over the last two weeks. See pictures of us uncovering the bone below:-