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.

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!

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!

Writer of the Week

In Literacy we have been retelling the story of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’. Everyone has written brilliantly, but Aspen’s writer of the week goes to Jesse. He has used a fantastic range of vocabulary, imaginative similes and great use of speech. Well done Jesse!

 

Angle Maths

This week in Maths we are learning about angles. We have been using an angle eater to measure right angles, spotting right angles around the classroom and even had a go at making shapes with right angles! We had lots of creative designs!

               

Sandford Mill

Today Year 3 have visited Sandford Mill to find out about forces and friction. We tried lots of mini experiments to see how friction works including:

  • Dragging a wooden box along the ground
  • Moving boxes on different surfaces
  • Making lego vehicles move using weights.

We also had a go at making aerodynamic planes out of paper and we tested each one to see which plane was the quickest!

We all learnt so much about forces and friction and had a really good trip!

                                        

                

Magnet Madness

Our new Science topic is all about magnets and forces! Over the first 2 Science lessons this half term, we have been exploring different types of magnets and describing what is happening using scientific language.

Which word describes when 2 magnets do not attract?

Flamboyant Flowers!

In Aspen we have had a go at making our own 3D flowers, making sure we included flower features such as the stem, petals and stamen. We used a range of different materials to construct our flowers and we all used bright, colourful paper to make them attractive! All the flowers looked fantastic!