Meeting our pen pals
Just before Christmas we made a card for our pen pals and wrote a letter. Luckily for us, our pen pals had to come into our school for their Chester Zoo talk. This meant that we got to meet our pen pals! We had our reading buddy time with them and also had our golden time with them.
Chester Zoo visit
A member of staff came and talked to us about their mission ‘preventing extinction’. She told us about all the different jobs they have at the zoo. We were then split into groups where we got to look at animal x-rays and make a light bulb work (just one way to stop people killing animals).
Primary Stars came into school and told us all about the type of work they do and the qualifications needed to get a job there.
A career talk
We all went onto an ambulance and had a look inside. We saw all the equipment used and the importance of cleaning it all. We had tomato sauce on our hands and saw how easy it was to spread by shaking hands with other people.
We had Warburtons come in and tell us all about their company. We learnt the history of how the company started to how they’ve developed. An amazing fact we learnt was they make 10,000 loaves of bread an hour!
Grow your mindset Part 1
As part of our #FarnworthMatters project, we had a visit from the mindset girls. We looked at what a fixed and growth mindset is. Then we got some statements and had to decide if it was a fixed or growth mindset.
Geography – Making a model of Earth
Using play dough, we used the right colour play dough to show the inner core, outer core, mantle and then the crust. Then we made the sea and land. We cut it half so that we could see what the inside of the earth looked like.
Year 3 made soup. We had to chop up our ingredients and mixed together to make vegetable soup. the majority of us loved the soup and had empty bowls! Even asking for more!
Year 3 have tried to practise their spellings by making them with lollipop sticks and writing their spellings in a funky way.
To celebrate Diwali, we did a dance to celebrate the festival of light.
Making a Periscope
As part of our topic on light, we looked at making a periscope so that we could use mirrors to see reflection working.
Stone Age Topic
During our Stone Age topic, we have looked at different artefacts and had a go at spear throwing. We researched what Stonehenge looked like and then tried to replicate it with biscuits. We created our own cave pictures using charcoal AND used pictures to help us write a diary entry as if we were alive in the Stone Age era.
Some of us extended our learning at home through creating models and artwork. What a busy half term!!!
Cave art using charcoal
Understanding how muscles work
Creating Stonehenge using biscuits
As part of our learning on the Ancient Greeks we designed our own mythical creature. We thought about what it might look like, what characteristics it would have and integrated this mythical creature into our own Greek myth. The children then used clay to model and bring their design to life.
Events at School
Sports day 2019
Sports day 2019! We had a fantastic morning out on the field with our class friends, staff and families. It was lovely to see everyone trying their best and cheering on their friends. We took part in running races, skipping, sack and egg and spoon races. We finished off with a parent race which was fun to watch!
As part of our learning on plants we went on a trip to Tatton Park. We took part in the ‘Green Fingers’ experience. As part of our day we potted plants, made a biodegradable plant pot out of newspaper, made a bug hotel and explored Tatton Park’s vast grounds in search of different plants, tress and minibeasts.
During art week
During art week, year 3 studied the artists Frederick Varley and Alexander Nepote. They had a go at observational drawing using pencil and pencil crayons, then they created their own ideas for weather pictures using pencil crayons. Finally, the children created their own artwork on canvas’ using acrylic paint.