This half term, Year 3 explored and investigated all different types of rocks and their properties.
We tested which rocks were permeable and those that reacted with vinegar or not.
We also made our very own sedimentary rocks (out of bread, jam, raisins and crackers!) Each layer represented sediment, soil, plants and animals. When we broke it in half, we could see all the layers – an important feature of sedimentary rocks!
We also tested the hardness of rocks by using sandpaper and observing the dust that was created.
Just before Christmas, Year 3 were very lucky to have a special visitor from Essex Fire Service inform us all about keeping safe at home from a fire and what to do in a emergency.
Year 3 wrote some historical narratives, set in Pompeii, Italy at the time of Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79AD. As Year 4 have been learning about all things Roman, we decided they would be the perfect audience for our stories.
On Winter Art Day, Year 3 painted some effective reflections picture, which required concentration and lots of careful steps!
We made some fantastic Christmas hats, ready for our Christmas dinner!
After half term, Year 3 were set the challenge to find out all about our topic, Tremors at home!
We had some fantastic projects, which the children shared with the class!
Aspen class were very lucky to have Mr Pleydell teach them a lesson all about how volcanoes are formed and how they erupt!
It was great fun!
Writer of the week is awarded to Charlie for his fantastic acrostic poem about volcanoes!
To kick off our Tremors topic, we went on a walk around Trent Road to see how rocks are used in the environment.
We also made our very own igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks out of chocolate!
In Science, Year 3 have been learning about forces and magnets. We learnt how to use a Newton meter and what force is measured in.
We also explored the force of magnetism.