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Year 3 - Owls

Year 3 - Owls


Spring Term 2021

This Spring, the Year 3 Owls have been very busy birds indeed!  Working with a mix of home and in-school learning, Year 3 started the term reading and enjoying the story of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, creating art and poetic stories of their own. 


In Science lessons, Owls studied how light behaves and carried out lots of investigations focused on learning about how  light travels, how shadows are created, how the Earth goes around the Sun and the difference between translucent, transparent and opaque objects.  Linked to the idea of natural light, Year 3 also began learning about volcanoes! We even had some epic eruptions of our own when we built and set off papier mache volcanoes (using coke and mentoes instead of magma and natural gases of course). 


In our Design and Technology lessons, we designed and created Easter-themed packages linked to our RE topic on the importance of Easter for Christians and learned all about nets and graphic design.  In PSHE Owls also  learnt how families come in all different forms and ways of getting along, showing gratitude and solving conflict.  What a super Spring term!  



Autumn Term 2020-21

Year 3 have been ROCK STARS this term! From learning about fossils to exploring the permeability of rocks, from learning about different types of rock to making our own chocolate rocks, we have become geological experts. Our trip to the National Stone Centre in Wirksworth was an exciting opportunity to learn more about our rocky world with the help of the experts at the centre. We even got to pan for gems that we were allowed to keep! Back in school we have been reading the story Stone Age Boy and, as well as writing Stone Age stories of our own, we put on a dance performance of the story for Year 1 Robins. What a busy term so far!