Year 3 were incredibly lucky to have a visit from Richard who works at Greenpeace!
Our new topic is Going Green and we loved learning all about the importance of climate change and how we can help our environment. Richard spoke to us about the effect plastic in our oceans is having on animals and how we help by refusing to use single waste plastic!
After our visit, we completed a classroom activity looking at our carbon footprint. We all decided on three different ways we can reduce our carbon foot print:
Year 3 were incredibly lucky to go to the M Shed for our school trip this term!
Our topic for this term is “The Bristol Time Traveller” and we have been focusing on how the floating harbour has changed over the past 200 years! We have learnt many new words within out topic including trade, regeneration and primary sources. We focused our learning on a few important buildings such as the M Shed and discovered that it used to be used for storing items for trade i.e. tobacco, tealeaves and cotton.
During our unit, we learnt all about the importance of the chocolate industry and how this effected Bristol. Did you know that Fry’s invented the first ever Easter Egg right here in Bristol? We were lucky enough to visit the M Shed and take part in a chocolate workshop where we investigated a range of primary and secondary sources! We also managed to leave with our very own piece of chocolate…yum!
On 14th January, as part of our Art topic where we are looking at the stencil work of Cheba, we spoke to local graffiti artist Andy Council. The children had some questions prepared for Andy asking about his art, how he comes up with his ideas and how he is allowed to paint on walls etc. in Bristol. He also showed us a piece of work he is currently working on.
His top tip for all budding artists was to "draw very lightly first" in case you need to rub it out!
We really enjoyed speaking to a local artist! Thanks Andy for making yourself available to speak with Year 3!
We are nearly finished completing our very own Cheba inspired stencil art. We have completed our first week of stencilling, focusing on blending as the two primary colours meet and this week we will be adding to our paintings by covering over our painted strips and adding brighter colours to fill in the white spaces. We cannot wait to see how they turn out! Watch this space.
PSHE- Anti-Bullying Week
This term we have explored the saying ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. We talked a lot about how to resolve conflicts through working together. We acted out different scenarios where we had to listen to each other’s point of views and come up with a solution together. We are really good at finding a resolution now which makes both sides happy!
This term Year 3 have been learning all about Light and Shadows. As well as learning about how light travels, opaque, translucent and transparent materials and how shadows are formed, they also learnt about reflective materials and how mirrors work. They enjoyed wrapping up in the cold to write secret messages using mirrors and create a tricky mirror maze for their partner!
3ML have thoroughly enjoyed working on our topic; James and the Giant Peach. We worked hard to create some super wanted poster which included: