This week we have been investigating multiples and all the different ways to represent and calculate them! We then went outdoors and created our own multiplication games to play and problems to solve!
This week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and we investigated different pyramid shapes- square based, triangular based and even hexagonal based pyramids!
We completed a science investigation to find out the properties of different kinds of rocks! We looked closely of how they are made up with magnifying glasses and identified them as igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary. We then tested each rock to find out how hard it is and how permeable! We decided that the rock we would use for a monument would be Granite as it is non-permeable and very hard.
Each week we hold our own Class Collective Worship that the children plan, deliver and evaluate. It is a time to pray together and reflect on themselves.
This week we designed and build our bridges using different materials of our choice! We then discussed our builds and evaluated the effectiveness of them by seeing if they could hold a toy car!
This week we have been exploring symmetry! In our outdoor learning we found natural evidence of symmetry as well as creating some of our own designs!
Autumn 1 2021
We investigated the force of compression and the force of tension in our outdoor area. This was good research to understand the forces needed for different types of bridges around the world and in Wales.
The adventure begins!
Cindy, Ann and Bones must rescue a character who has been kidnapped by an evil villain! Along the way we will write scripts, diaries, narratives, developing our imaginations, speaking and listening skills and filming it all!
In Year 3 we decided that the character who had been kidnapped would be Derek, the Super Litter Villain. He was a character that we developed for Book week last year, who has turned good! Shadow Master has kidnapped him and now the race is on to journey through the desert of Egypt to rescue him!
Year 3 celebrated Mass with Father Justus. It was a lovely celebration with thoughtful readings and reflective prayer. All the children showed how they can be compassionate and loving, our school virtues for this term.
We have been completing natural number lines, ordering numbers and working out the position of 2, 3 or 4 digit numbers! We have also been thinking about what we will build- not just physically (bridges, structures) but also building friendships, relationships and developing God's love for one another.