Today Year 3 and 4 took part in an orienteering event run by team active at Locke Park. Although many of the children had never tried orienteering before, it was a brilliant opportunity for them to practice their map reading skills and to try out a new sport. We got very soggy but the children really gave it their best effort. Well done everyone!
Ancient Egypt took over Year 3 today! We dropped right into Ancient Egyptian times. A new tomb had been discovered and we spent the day gathering clues to help us investigate who the tomb belonged to.
We learned that tombs like this one were only for the rich and famous and that the body within the tomb had been mummified. To help us get a clearer idea we even mummified Miss Pinches, removing her organs and placing them in the canopic jars. Then we had a go at wrapping each other up like mummies.
We also had to crack the hieroglyphic code to discover more about whose tomb it was.
This message reads "Lies here the body of a boy king".
To properly honour this important leader we created chants and rhythms to include in a burial ceremony.
At the end of the day we discovered a cartouche which held the name of the owner of the tomb.
Can you guess whose tomb it was?
No teachers were harmed in the learning that took place today!
In Georgraphy we have been learning about how Volcanoes are formed and the process they go through before they erupt.
As part of our art this half term we worked on sculpture to create a mold for our volcanoes using scrunched up newspaper built around a milk bottle. We then covered our sculpture bases in modrock to create a firmer, watertight layer. It was a very messy job but we were all very proud of our creations.
Once we had created our volcanoes we painted them, paying close attention to the textures and colours that we were using to create a realistic volcanoe.
Finally, to replicate the pressure that builds up inside a volcano and the eruption we used vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and of course food colouring to make our eruptions more realistic!
In science we have started a new topic on light and dark. This got us thinking about different sounds that we can make in our music lessons, specifically the different types of sounds we can make from different instruments. We had a go at creating our own sound scapes using different instruments to create 'light' and 'dark' sounds.
Here is a sample of some of the work we have done so far:
Watch this space to see us produce a piece of performance poetry paired with our light and dark sound scapes!
Year 3 Blog
In Year 3, we have Miss Williams in 3DW and Mrs McRoy and Miss Myers in 3MM. We have wonderful support staff who help us with our learning every day; they are Miss S Smith and Mrs Lloyd.