Our new topic this half term really captures the children's interest - Ancient Egypt.
We shall explore the life and beliefs of this ancient civilisation with a particular focus on the importance of the River Nile and the process of mummification. We shall spend time focusing on HOW we know about the lives of people from so long ago.
At Torrisholme, we are continuously striving to develop ways to encourage our children to read for pleasure. We have created a ‘HOT BOOKS’ list of 30 up-to-date, age-appropriate texts, compiled from a range of suggested reading lists. This is not an exhaustive list of fabulous year group appropriate books but is more a fun challenge list for our children to explore texts written in a wide range of styles by a selection of current and popular children’s authors.
Ramp investigation- we tested which surface would be the best to use to move heavy objects up.
Fantastic friction! Today we investigated friction. The Egyptians used wet sand to move huge rocks so we put this to the test. We found that the dry sand dragged along with the block making it tricky to pull. It had high friction. After we soaked the sand it was much easier to pull the block. It had low friction.
In fencing today, we learnt the skills of how to parry and repost.
Multiplication problem solving writing on tables!
The children couldn’t quite believe it!
Great work everyone.
We had fun moulding air dry clay into scarab beetle amulets, which the Ancient Egyptians would bury in the tomb for good luck.
This half term, 3H are learning how to fence. Today, we were taught how to stand properly and make an attack.
As we have been learning about the process of mummification, Mrs Taylor had Year 3 riveted watching her mummify ‘Malcolm the Mackerel’, this afternoon! He is now totally immersed in salt and bicarbonate of soda to replicate the process of drying out. We will check on him at the end of this term.
We have been learning how to divide by 3 and 4 leaving a remainder, starting with a very practical method of making squares and triangles and seeing how many are left over?
Sequins at the ready!
The time has arrived, we’re ready to take the stage.
Here’s a sneaky peak to build your excitement!
We can’t wait!
We have LOVED our rainforest topic and have become quite passionate about saving it!
In Science, we have been learning about vertebrates and how their skeletons have adapted to their environment.
In science, we have been classifying animals.
Today, we explored musical instruments and objects of the rainforest.
To introduce the children to performing, we learnt ‘Bug Chant’ by Tony Mitton. As you can see, we have some budding actors and actresses!
Volcano and Folk Tale Parent Share - thank you for your support. The children absolutely LOVED sharing their work with you all.
In science, we enjoyed testing 3 different types of soils to see which one drained the quickest. The soil from Bramble Corner was the slowest and the compost was the quickest.
Problem solving maths using column addition and subtraction
In science, we have been testing different types of rocks and relating their properties to their uses.
Our freeze frames telling the folk tale of 'How the Camel got it's Hump'.