We have used digital technology (PurpleMash) to create our own musical sequences using 4 layers of sound. Have a listen to feel like you are at old skool rave!
Chester 2beat musical sequence
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Luke 2beat musical sequence
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This afternoon we have enjoyed using oil pastels to create our own original and vibrant pictures of Morecambe Bay.
Finished photo collages inspired by David Hockney.
Today, we have created photo collages in the style of David Hockney.
Year 3 Walk to the Promenade to observe and draw Morecambe Bay.
Today we have been investigating shadows. We recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. We have found patterns in the way that the size of our shadows change throughout the course of the day.
3-D shapes - comparing, sorting and making them with clay. Check out our geometric sculptures!
Can you spot the shape in the wrong group?
NASA Kids pagesWant to know more about our biggest natural light source, the sun? Well head here for some incredible facts! Scorchin'!
This half term has an incredible topic for us to get our grubby hands on.... The Amazing Amazon.
What is not to like about the rainforest? Except maybe the deadly animals. And the scarily high trees. The constant humidity.
You get the idea!
We will look at life in the rainforest, both animal and human, consider how they survive in the difficult tropical environment
and learn about the threats faced by the world's rainforests.
More fabulous extra homework from Evie R. In her own time, she has researched rain forest animals. Well done!
Amazon River soundscape. We embarked on a journey down the Amazon River and this is what we heard....
We worked collaboratively as a group to decide what we would hear, who would vocalize the sound and in which order. We performed this alongside a xylophone accompaniment played by another group member. Can you guess what animals we heard?
Amazon River soundscape 2
Which creatures can you hear?
Amazon River soundscape 3
Is this journey any less noisy?
Let the Rain forest model making commence...
We have been busy creating collages for our Flat Stanley Rainforest stories.
Check this out... Whilst reading, Bruce has collected a bank of his favourite words and phrases. Way to go Bruce. Well done!
Samba Drumming Day. We had lots of fun Brazil-style playing different rhythms on a range of instruments. We played our poly-rhythm 'drum n bass' style music with gusto! Ouch, our ears!
We had lots of fun playing rhythms on our different samba band instruments.
Yippee, it's Summer! Apparently!
We hope you've all enjoyed a fun and restful Easter filled with happy times and fuelled by chocolate! Now we are back to school, we are kicking our half term off with a bang. Well, with a rock to be precise, as we embark on a mini unit across 2 days all about rocks, fossils and soils. We have already had fun handling and observing the different rocks and we are ready to conduct some fun tests and use the results to group the rocks. Rocktastic fun lies in store tomorrow!
We have had lots of fun observing, testing, comparing and grouping rocks. Take a look!
Our rocks through the microscope. Can you spot any properties which would indicate the rock type for each example? Look closely and see if you can spot any crystals, ribbon-like layers, gas holes or shiny, glassy speckles. What type of rock are fossils often found in?
And they lived happily ever after! Well done 3T you pesevered and created your very own hand puppet.
Making great progress...
Today, we have been 'whistling while we work' and improving our sewing skills so that we can successfully join materials together. For some, this required a lot of determination and perseverance.
We have researched existing puppets inorder for us to create design criteria to design functional, creative puppets.
Super Science! We have been exploring forces and magnets and observing how forces can act as a result of direct contact and also at a distance. We particularly LOVED the magnet work!
Walk Like An Egyptian...
What a terrific trip we had today to end another tremendous half term!
Thank you to all of our beautifully behaved children and of course all of the fabulous parent volunteers and staff.
An exciting and memorable day had by all.
Enjoy the half term everyone!
Manchester Museum Trip
Today, we enjoyed finding out about the Chichan Itza Temple. A magnificent pyramid built by the Mayans. We then enjoyed creating our own pyramid structures using various building materials. Once again, we flexed our learning muscles, showing resilience!
Ancient Egyptian Day. First, we arrived at school wearing our lovely kohl eye make-up, which would have helped protect the Ancient Egyptians eyes from the glare of the sun and the dry, dusty air. We decorated our modroc coffins and turned shoe boxes into a sarcophagus. We used nets of cylinders to make canopic jars featuring the heads of Imsety, Hapi, Duamatef and Qebehsenuf, the four sons of Horus.
Another fabulous Friday has come to an end... We have been busy this week completing our very own booklets. They contain an explanation text all about mummification.
Thank you to Abigail from 3L for allowing us to look at the Egyptian Items her family have.
We have made an Eye of Horus Amulet using clay. Horus was the God of the sky. Through our topic we have found out that Ancient Egyptians believed that this symbol would bring protection, royal power and good health. Please watch this space to see them when they have been painted.
We have used modroc to form a sarcophagus. Watch this space to see the finished product...
We have enjoyed becoming embalmers. We have followed the first stage of the mummification process. We shall keep checking on our tomatoes to see if we have managed to preserve them.
We have developed our painting and brush skills by creating some beautiful watercolour paintings of the pyramids.
As the weather reminds us we are well into Autumn, we have a great topic planned to lead us up to December, which we have called...
We shall be learning all about our cute, little hedgehog friends. We will research their physical features and characteristics, their diet, habitat and their winter hibernation. We will also consider why their numbers have been reduced to dangerous levels and what we can do to try and help encourage hedgehog survival in our local area.
We will also use the clichéd 'Why did the hedgehog cross the road?' jokes to focus on road safety. We will role play crossing the road safely, design posters with road safety messages and share our learning with a younger year group.
And of course... we will bake something hedgehoggy! (Don't panic! Edible biscuity ones!)
We welcome any 'hedgehog' jokes; any good ones will be added to this class page! How about this for starters?...
What is a hedgehog's favourite crisp flavour?
Thank you to Bruce for our first joke...
Why did the hedgehog cross the road?
Answer: To see his flat mate!
The jokes are coming thick and fast....
What did the grape say when he was stepped on by a hedgehog?
Nothing, he just let out a little wine!!
Two hedgehogs stood at the side of the road. The first one said, "Shall we cross over?" The other one said, "No chance. Have you see what happened to the zebra?"!!!!
Our trip to Morrison's, travelling by train, was such fun! We learned lots about how our food is made and prepared before we put it in our basket. Who would have known so much happened behind the counters?
3T's Terrific Trip at Tower Wood! A brilliant day of high climbing and sailing along Lake Windermere.
The children are delighted to announce that they will be showcasing their MasterChef skills at an Afternoon Tea. Parents and carers are invited to share in their food preparation successes and enjoy freshly made treats on Friday 16th October 2015 from 2:15pm in the school hall.
Scrumptious Scones- Mary Berry Style! Today we have put our baking skills to the test and followed Mary Berry's recipe to make Devonshire Scones. Next week you can see if they taste as good as they look!
I hope your child is looking forward to Tower Wood on Wednesday. I have attached the kit list below just in case you have misplaced it. After speaking to the instructors at Tower Wood, we have arranged for your child to take part in high rope and sailing activities. This may change depending on the weather. Your child will be in a group of 10 and each group will be led by a qualified instructor from Tower Wood. There will also be a member of staff in each group. It is a brilliant day. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me in class 5S.
Easy peasy cupcakes! We have developed our food preparation skills today by making, baking and devouring delicious vanilla cupcakes. Ask us for the easy recipe and try making some at home!
These are the BEST cupcakes in the world!
Our fun day out to Tower Wood is approaching fast!
PLEASE remember to bring ALL of the kit listed on your trip letter to school in a big bag on WEDNESDAY 7th October. We may not need it but it's far better to be prepared and have it there just in case we need to get changed! Fun activities sometimes result in a change of outfit!
Bus departs at 9am and returns at 5pm. Please wait for your children in the usual collection place.
Watch this space for photos of our fab, fun day being adventurous!
All of our hard work and efforts this week have been rewarded. Look at us enjoy our well-earned Golden Time.
This week in Maths, we have been using different equipment and units to measure length accurately.
We've also found out that the boundary of a shape is called the perimeter. We have had lots of fun measuring and calculating perimeters of shapes.
Today, we have been carrying out a fair test. We found out which cereal contained the most Iron. We had lots of fun!