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Fossil Rocks Anthem!

To consolidate our learning this half term, we had some fun learning the fossils rock anthem! Not only did this allow us to practice our beautiful singing voices, we also had the chance to learn the dance moves that go with the words! The children have been waiting to share this with you at home! Happy singing!

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We are fabulous gymnasts!

Every Wednesday afternoon, we are lucky enough to have a PE specialist that comes into school to teach us some gymnastics! We are particularly focusing on different movements, shapes and balances!

Fantastic Fossils

This week in science, we started to look at how different types of fossils are formed. To really see how this happens, we watched a video clip and discussed our ideas. Then, we used some salt dough to create our own fossil moulds! At first the dough was a bit sticky but we solved the problem by kneading it into some flour. Once we were happy with our shape, we imprinted a toy dinosaur or a piece of lego into the dough and carefully took it back out. Have a look at some of our fossils below!

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Science is fun!!


Today in our science lesson, we continued to look at different types of rocks. We became investigators and worked in teams to group together rocks in many different ways! After this, we tested the permeability, durability and density of rocks such as: marble, slate, pumice and chalk. The children were shocked to discover that one rock actually floats! See if they can remember which one it is!  

Estimating numbers on a number line

Today in maths we went outside to create our own human number line. We worked as a team to place numbers on our number line, ranging from 0 to 1000. Back in the classroom, some of us became the teacher for some of the lesson, and taught the rest of the class some top tips to sensibly place numbers in an accurate position.

European Café Day

On Thursday 28th September, Year 3 had the opportunity to show off all the amazing hard work we have been doing over the past month. Our European artist was Henry Moore, and we have created fact files, sketches and clay sculptures based upon his work. Below are some pictures of our final finished pieces of work, alongside some of the fun lesson work we did! We hope you enjoyed the afternoon!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park School Trip!

On Friday 22nd September, we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield to experience some Henry Moore sculptures first hand! As we rode into the park on the coach, the children eagerly spotted some Moore sculptures and could not wait to get up close! Throughout the morning, we spent time sketching some of his sculptures, using the skills we had learnt in class, and we explored the nature in the forest! Every year 3 pupil thoroughly enjoyed the visit!

Clay sculpture making!

We have been making our own Henry Moore clay sculptures over the past week and we cannot wait to show you them on Thursday!


Roald Dahl Day!

We had a fantastic day on Wednesday 13th September celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday!

The children came dressed up as their favourite character from one of his classic books, and even the teachers dressed up too!