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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