This term Barcelona have been studying the topic of light, shadow and reflection in their science lessons. Alongside this they have been creating shadow puppets to produce their own shadow puppet show based on a traditional folk tale! Using their understanding of shadow and light, the children have created clever techniques to ensure their performances are effective! Find some of their creations below!
As part of our token treat, 3 Barcelona had a Spanish party! We had great fun learning different playground games to play with our friends, sampled some Spanish delicacies and created our own flags and flamenco fans! It was a brilliant afternoon which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Take a look at some photos, and videos, of our afternoon below!
3 Barcelona would like to extend a big thank you to all the PTA helpers who came and supported us during the KS2 Disco. The children had a brilliant time dancing the night away! Take a look at some pictures from our night below!
A quick but important message to all parents and carers. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your support this term - the children have worked very hard and achieved so much already!
Also, a big thank you for your generosity to myself and the Year 3 team in the run up to Christmas; the gifts and kind wishes are massively appreciated.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year from all of the Year 3 team!
3 Barcelona have been working exceptionally hard on their homework for the last couple of weeks, creating a range of diverse and exciting Ancient Egyptian themed homework. We've had some brilliant board games, jazzy jewelry, detailed death masks and super sarcophagus's! The children not only shared their creations with each other, we also invited the other Year 3 classes to come and view them too! Together we gave one another wonderful feedback and learnt a little more about how these creations were made.
Year 3 had a great time dancing to cheesy Christmas tunes and eating delicious festive gingerbread this week! We had games of pass the parcel, with some very interesting forfeits! It was a brilliantly festive afternoon which we all enjoyed.
This week in Year 3 the children have been carrying out their own scientific investigation in to the effects of friction on different surfaces. Using a variety of different materials, each chosen by the children in their groups, Year 3 have considered the ways in which texture can impact on friction. The children had to carefully measure and record their results in a table. Take a look below to see some pictures of these investigations!
Year 3 had a fantastic day visiting Bolton museum this week! The children learnt all about the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt - from how a mummy was created, to the artifacts taken in to the afterlife. It was brilliant day - and has helped us to think of questions we'd like to answer throughout our new Ancient Egyptian topic! The children also learnt a great deal about Bolton's role in the Industrial Revolution, information which will prove useful later in the year when we learn more about Manchester's own industrial past. We want to extend a huge 'thank you' not only to the staff of the museum, but our wonderful parent helpers.
To complete our Ancient Britain topic, this week we focused on the 'beaker culture' of Stone Age Britain. These were a group of people who lived in groups, with a powerful chief at the head of the 'clan'. They had special rituals and held religious ceremonies around stone circles, like Stonehenge. The Beaker people also created clay pots, which they used to carry, and, hold food and drink. Year 3 practiced the different crafting methods of two shape method, thumb method and coil method to create their own brilliant beaker pots!
Barcelona had a great day at Brooklands Sports Club taking part in their 'Quick Sticks' hockey event. The children had the chance to learn different hockey skills, and how to use these in a match. It was a great afternoon of hockey and the children thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful opportunity. Take a look at some of our future hockey stars in action below!
Continuing with our Ancient Britain topic, this week the we have been creating our very own cave paintings! With the research we uncovered during our homework, we have been able to take inspiration from famous cave paintings around the world. Using plenty of earthy colours, and a range of different media, we created our very own cave paintings. To get us in to the Ancient Briton's mindset we even created our own 'cave-like' environment in our classrooms, drawing our pictures underneath our tables. Take a look at our pictures below!
To kick start our Ancient Britain topic, Year 3 have been looking at how we make historical discoveries. The children have been learning all about archaeology. Through careful digging, gentle brushing and delicate handling of ancient artifacts the children created a table of their discoveries and discussed the eras they might have been found in. The children had great fun, take a look at some photos of their finds below!