What a week! Here's a rundown of what the children got up to in Y3 this week!
Monday: Sketching animals from how2drawanimals.com/ The children chose 3 of their favourite animals and following the excellent step by step guidance on this website, drew some fantastic animals!
Tuesday: The children made sun-catchers with Mrs Baxter using leaves and bits of plants from around the grounds with a very cool stain-glass effect
Wednesday: Ashton Vale's Got talent took up most of the morning and then they children painted some lovely African sunset silhouette watercolour paintings with Mr Jawad in the afternoon
Thursday: The children made 2 scarecrows under the expert eye of Mr Wilson using up some of the lost property clothes in the process! They also painted the allotment beds and the signs.
Friday: The children drew their own birds to put on our 3D Arts Week tree and designed a Super Mario level on the Ipad App Floors.
Have a look below for some pictures of what we got up to!
Miss Walker taught Crow Class about the Roman army today: how they organised themselves, trained and why they were the most successful army of their time.
We re-enacted a battle between the disorganised Barbarians and the extremely organised Romans. Have a look at our pictures and listen to some of the commentaries we recorded to explain what happened!
Hannah did such a good job retelling the Easter story in our Spring assembly, I thought it would be nice for everyone to have another chance to see it again. A massive thanks to Miss Reeves and Miss Taylor who helped Hannah learn the story complete with Makaton actions! Well done Hannah!!
Miss Gibbs and Mrs Bennett were very busy on Thursday afternoon helping Crow Class plant lots of things in our part of the allotment.
Some of the class got to plant potatoes, beetroot, carrots and leeks. They helped plant the seeds, water them and tidy up a lot as well. We will need to keep watering them every day to help them grow. Also- around the school you might see bean seedlings growing in strange places. We are investigating what plants need to grow and what happens to them if they don't get everything they need!
What a busy week for Crow Class! As well as packing in rehearsals and the performance of our Easter assembly, we read the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
We particularly enjoyed making our comic strips of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party as well as freeze framing scenes from the tea party. Half of the class were also lucky enough to do a drama workshop with Mrs Tonkin where they got to recreate landing on a desert island as the characters of 'A Swiss Family Robinson' did. Have a look below to see some of our work as well as some of the amazing outfits from the last day of term!
We took the public bus into town today and headed to the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for a special rocks and fossils workshop to support our science topic. The children were fantastically behaved all day and got to see an amazing variety of rocks, minerals and fossilized plants and animals (including bits of real dinosaurs!). A massive thank you to all the parents that helped out- it made the trip so much easier and fun.
All around the world, people are taking part in WDSD 2017. It is a day to increase awareness of people with Down Syndrome. Lots of schools have done the 'odd socks' dressing up as people with Downs Syndrome have an extra chromosome #21.
We watched videos of people with Downs Syndrome telling us about their life and learnt more about why it happens and how we should respect people with Down Syndrome as having human needs, not special needs.
We love having Hannah with us in Crow Class. Great outfit today Hannah!!
Our Science topic this term is all about rocks: where they come from, how and why they are different from one another and how to spot the differences between rocks.
We have been identifying the properties and differences of 6 different rocks: chalk, slate, limestone, marble, granite and sandstone. In the pictures you can see the children sorting and observing the different rocks as well as carrying out tests on the rocks to see whether they are sedimentary, metamorphic or igneous.
We are also going to Bristol Museum for a special workshop on Friday March 24th to help us learn more.