River basin building

Year 3 gathered in the hall on Monday to the surprise of boxes, tissue paper and glue. Children were challenged to create a river basin that shows the source and mouth and other features in between. The children demonstrated terrific teamwork, sublime sculpting and great geography knowledge.

Can you identify the river features from their basin models? 

Year 3 enjoyed performing their assembly for Key Stage 2 and their families on Wednesday. They have learned so much in the short space of 2 weeks and there is still so much more to learn and enjoy. The children are very passionate about their learning and it was clear to see this when they were reading their brilliant writing and performing their version of the Trojan War. They had practiced so well on being loud and clear when reading, that their voices maybe a little ‘horse’ by the end of the week! Well done year 3!

Trip to Morrisons

On Tuesday, year 3 walked to Morrisons to discover where our food comes from. We were amazed to find that our fruit and vegetables have travelled from all over the world!

                          

When we returned to school, we used Atlases to find out which food had travelled the furthest.

     

Many of our fruits had come from the UK and Europe. However, we found that the avacodos had come from Peru, one variety of apple had come from South Africa and watermelons came from Brazil!

I wonder who can tell me where the grapes came from?

Egg Box Monsters

In our D and T topic, we have been looking at pneumatics. As part of our unit, we made egg box monsters using an empty egg box, plastic tubing and a balloon. We learnt that when we blew air through the tube, it blew the balloon up inside the box and amazingly pushed then lid open. We had lots of fun making our own designs and testing them out!

 

Art Day!

For Art Day Year 3 studied the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. In the morning we created biographical posters about his life.

In the afternoon we looked at one of his most famous paintings and used pastels to recreate a section. We then put each piece back together to make the whole painting.

Polish Food Tasting

On Thursday 22nd June, it was Cultural day across LMPS! In Ash class we enjoyed learning about Poland and getting to try some delicious food. A big thank you to  Mrs Bombik for coming to talk to our class and bringing in some tasty authentic polish food! What was your favourite  thing you tasted? 

Chinese Fans!

In Year 3 and 4 for Cultural Day, we had a go at making traditional Chinese fans. We looked at why people in China had fans and then we used a paper plate, felt tip pens and tissue paper to create a cherry blossom design. Everyone worked exceptionally hard and all the fans looked AMAZING!

Balloon Rockets!

In Year 3, we have been testing the power of air in Science and DT. We made balloon rockets and investigated how we could make our rockets travel further. To make a balloon rocket you need: a straw, some string, a balloon, sellotape and 2 sturdy places to tie your string to! It was a really fun experiment and it was very funny trying to blow up the balloons!

Wonderful Writing

In Literacy this week we have been writing a setting description using a picture stimulus. Fathemi from Aspen class has written an exciting setting description using super adjectives and adverbs, great sentence openers and even a simile! Well done Fathemi, superb writing!