As part of our topic this term “Humans often use a variety of methods to communicate,” Year 3 have been exploring the line of enquiry “what was the earliest method of communication?”
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This week, Year 3 have been tasked with tasting, designing, making and evaluating their own sandwiches.
On Tuesday 7th May, Year 3 were visited by two sergeants from the Metropolitan police. Sergeant Chandler and Sergeant Catlow. As part of our topic ‘We all have roles to play in building a community.’ The children turned the tables and interviewed them, asking them many questions!
Recently, Year 3 visited the Hartley Country Club as part of our topic ‘I Belong!’ which looks at our local community. Maple and Ash Class were able to participate in some lovely activities such as petanque, tennis and cricket. The weather was beautiful and all children had a fantastic time. We can’t wait to return!
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Year 3 have been having a whale of a time during STEAM week. We started last week when we enjoyed learning about and playing steel pan drums as part of our focus on carnivals.
On Monday, we had our D.T. day where we designed and made our own musical instruments, for a carnival, out of junk modelling materials.
On Tuesday, we had our technology day. This started with a trip outside onto the top playground where we had to become robots and programmers in order to navigate a route. These started off fairly simple but we had to improvise when the Year 3 staff put ‘hazards’ in our way which we had to avoid. We worked really well in our groups to finish the routes.
After programming each other on the top playground we headed inside where we had a visit from UTC pupils with a robot called Meccanoid.
Later we used the Spheros to continue with our focus on programming to navigate routes. We had so much fun with this activity.
On Wednesday, we had our Stay and Play afternoon with parents which also happened to be on our art day during STEAM week. We continued with our theme of carnivals and made our own carnival masks. Did you know that in Brazil, it is illegal to be on a float in a parade without a mask or headdress on?
We really enjoyed our parents and carers coming in to complete this activity with us.
For Year 3, STEAM week ended on an exciting note with a full day of science investigations. The children rotated around the 4 classrooms in LKS2 to participate in a range of investigations including density, flight and chocolate melting!
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18th January 2019
On Friday 18th January 2019, Year 3 made their own terrariums as part of our focus on rainforests as our ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ line of inquiry.
Our terrariums have been made to demonstrate a rainforest biome. A terrarium is like a miniature garden with its own mini-climate. As sun filters through the sealed, transparent container, it warms the air, soil and plants.
When you pour water into your terrarium that is the beginning of the water cycle. You essentially have made it rain in your little world! When you set your terrarium in the sun the water inside the terrarium heats up and turns into water vapour in the air. This is called evaporation. When the water vapour reaches the top of our bottles, it will condensate. Once the temperature cools in the evenings, the water will begin to ‘rain’ over the plants and start the process of the water cycle off again.
Have a look below at our creations…
11th January 2019
Last week, on Friday 11th January 2019, Year 3 took some time to explore the different parts of a flowering plant. At first, we enjoyed looking at the various parts of the plant – roots, stem, leaves and the flower but we then investigated their functions. Maple Class even made up a few actions to help them remember them.
Later, we deconstructed the flower to investigate the stamen and carpel (male and female parts).
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As part of their PYP line of inquiry, children in year 3 chose to explore why people decided to become pirates. Last week, we learnt why people in the Stuart era had little choice but to resort to a life of piracy.
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Year 3 have had an extremely busy start to term 1.
Wednesday saw us baking carrot cookies – as part of our inquiry into healthy eating.
This required us to peel and grate carrots, mix ingredients and divide them into evenly sized cookies.
On Thursday afternoon we went out into the woods and had to create our own meals out of natural resources. There were some incredible creations and most of us managed to keep our ‘meals’ relatively healthy.
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Pupils are proud to belong to the community of Hartley Primary Academy…Pupils’ conduct in lessons is exemplary.
Ofsted, March 2016
The standards at Hartley Primary Academy are exceptional. They have been consistently above average over time.
Ofsted, March 2016
The school provides a caring and supportive environment to children and there is a clear emphasis on enabling children to be the best they can be — both academically and as “people”.
A quotation from a member of staff, Ofsted Report, March 2016
I feel really safe at Hartley Primary Academy…all the teachers and my friends are all around me.Y4