As part of our token treat, 3 Madrid 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 Madrid were fortunate to visit Mr Murray at Sale Grammar School this week. As part of our ongoing Science topic of 'Rocks' we were invited to take part in some scientific experiments to measure the porousness of rocks, as well as the impact of weathering upon rocks. We had a great afternoon using scientific equipment and skills to conduct our investigations. Take a look at some photos from this brilliant experience below! We would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff and Sixth Form pupils of Sale Grammar who helped support us during our time there.
3 Madrid 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!
Alongside our work on friction, Year 3 have also begun to investigate the impact magnets can have. We have combined this with our Ancient Egyptian topic to create magnetic board games! These have been inspired by our recent Egyptian projects, which have allowed us to develop imaginative and creative board designs! With our knowledge of magnets, we carefully created our own board games. We had lots of fun creating our games, and also having a go on other class mates! Take a look at some photos of us creating the games below.
3 Madrid 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 3 Barcelona 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.
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!
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!