Category: year3

Science

We have had three science lessons since being back and have started some new topics. We first looked at magnets, we collected ideas of what we knew already and then we had some time to explore and experiment with a number of different types of magnets. We came up with some great observations. We noticed …

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The Tin Forest, Litter Pick and School Survey

Over the last three weeks we have been looking at the story The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. We spent time making predictions about how the story will progress and what the man might be dreaming of. We used our inferencing skills to describe the character of the old man and used …

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World Book Day Potatoes

Here at the Ryde School, we celebrated World Book day on the 22nd March with children bringing in potato book characters from their favourite stories. The children created an array of characters from well-known stories, and these were displayed for everyone in school to see. We are constantly encouraging a love of books in school. Did you …

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William Turner Inspired Painting

This term we looked at William Turner’s paintings and had a gallery experience in the school hall.  We then found out about him and his style and made a knowledge page all about him and his artwork. We have built on our colour mixing skills, we recapped some of the things we did last year and …

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Science

This term we have been looking at some new areas of science. We have practised identifying different types of rocks and having a go at describing them. We have also tested the hardness of different rocks samples. We tested the hardness by scratching the samples using different tools and seeing what happened. We have also …

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Where the Wild Things Are

This term we had used the book Where the Wild Things Are to inspire some of our work.  In Year 3 we used this to inspire some writing.  When reading the book, we came up with the question: where are the wild things?  After work in literacy, geography and science we planned a setting description.  …

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Drama

In Literacy we looked at a range of fairy tales and what they contain. We discussed that they usually contain good and evil characters. There is often some magic involved in them and they often contain a moral. We acted out some well-known fairy tales with our groups before writing our own fairy tales. Can …

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Boats

In PSHE we have been developing our team working skills. We had to find our teams by finding out who had the missing pieces to our puzzle in order to complete our picture. We then were given a plate, piece of foil, Pritt stick, scissors, a lolly pop stick and two pieces of Sellotape and …

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Plants

In Science we have been investigating plants. We looked at the roots and the different parts which make up a plant. We used a magnifying glass to help us investigate. We then had to draw a detailed picture of what we had seen.

Building Towers

In PSHE we worked on our team work. We learnt all about the importance of good communication and working together. We learnt about listening to each other and taking it in turns to share our ideas. We had to build the biggest tower we could from six sheets of paper and Sellotape. The tower had …

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