This half term we will tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats! Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own too. Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat…what does that make YOU?
Year 3 made some delicious breads as part of their topic, Scrumdiddlyumptious. They were tasked with deciding on their own flavour and shape for their bread then worked as groups to make and bake their design. We had some delicious breads but the overall winners with the highest points was the Pizza Swirl, it really did taste like pizza.
Year 3 were learning about skeletons in their science this week. They started by sorting different animals into groups based on whether or not they had an endoskeleton, exoskeleton or a hydrostatic skeleton. Then they put together a human skeleton from bones they had cut out, it was not as easy as it looked!
You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course!). Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move. Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new? Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion. The Iron Man wants a friend. Can you build him one? You must make him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble! If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust! Maybe you’re not a metal at all – but a force to be reckoned with!
Forces in Action
Year 3 have been learning about forces. Here are some examples of forces in action. Can you tell the action and the direction of the force?
We have been learning about various religious festivals in RE and have looked closely at the Hindu festival of Divali. We learnt about the story of Rama and Sita from which the festival originates; how it is celebrated today and then made some diva lamps from clay.
Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen? Head back to prehistoric times (it’s a long time ago) to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time. Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion. What tribal tales will you have to tell?
Heroes and Villains
Martin Luther King, Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks or Amy Johnson? Someone from your family or the local fire fighters? There are many heroes and heroines, but who do you admire the most?
How does it feel to do things good and bad? Which feels best and why? Can you do a good deed that changes the world? Perhaps we can be heroes – just for one day?