WHERE WE ARE IN TIME AND PLACE: Journeys lead to discovery and new adventure
27th November 2018
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.
Click on the children’s names to read their newspaper articles.
As part of Year 3’s science topic Rocks and Soils, we have been investigating how fossils are formed. We used several different methods of learning about fossils but our favourite was when we made our own fossils using bread and sweets!
To do this, we used 2 pieces of bread, sweets and a sandwich bag. We started with one piece of bread and explained how this was a layer of sedimentary rock. We then placed our sweets (dead animals) onto the piece of bread. After adding another layer of bread (that mimicked multiple layers) we put the ‘sandwich’ into a sandwich bag and trod on it! This showed the amount of pressure which is placed on the rocks after more layers of sedimentary rock form on top of the decayed animal. We learnt that water seeps into the bones of the creature and dissolves them (so we removed our sweets). After millions of years worth of erosion, the rocks are revealed and people can discover fossils. When we looked at our ‘fossils’ we found multiple imprints in the bread – demonstrating how some types of fossils are formed. We had great fun!
Click on the image below for the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list which children will be expected to know by the end of Year 4. Whilst we are teaching and learning about these in school, we would greatly appreciate any input on these spellings at home.
Please click on the image below to view our Term 2 Newsletter.
“It’s all about me”
WHO WE ARE: People make decisions that contribute to their personal health.
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.