Brilliant Brazil Home Projects
Year 3 were asked to create a poster/ leaflet of information about their topic for the Summer Term 'Brilliant Brazil'. There were some fantastic pieces of work including large posters with drawings of rainforest animals, information from internet research and interesting fun facts! The Year 3 teachers have been very impressed with the effort that the Year 3 children have shown. Please take a look at some of the children's work.
Year 3 have been learning about the rainforest layers. We used books, websites and video clips to research each layer then shared our ideas and wrote paragraphs about the four layers. The children then created flip books. They edited and improved their work before writing it up for display and drawing a picture of the four rainforest layers. Finally they cut their picture across each layer so that it can be lifted to reveal the information about that layer below.
Year 3 have been learning about the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. On Thursday 19th May we held a year group debate about whether the rainforest should continue to be cut down. The children took on the role of a range of characters including businessmen, jungle tribes, endangered animals and loggers. Children developed a great understanding of what a debate is and used their fabulous drama skills to help them take on the role of the characters!
Light and Shadows
Year 3 have been learning about light and shadows this half term for their science topic. We have been experimenting with different light sources and investigating how an objects shadow changes. During this lesson Rabbits class used torches to investigate how the position of the light source changed the length and direction of the shadow of a pencil. We had great fun!
The Romans invade Redwood!
On Wednesday 16th March a Roman re-enactment group came to teach Year 3 about the life of a Roman soldier and a Roman slave. They brought along a large number of artefacts to bring the visit alive and some of the children even got to try on the armour. In the afternoon the children were taught how to march following Latin commands and used their shields, which they have made in design and technology lessons, to make the Roman army's tortoise formation. All of the children looked amazing in their Roman costumes!
A great day was had by all.
Year 3 have worked really hard at home to create some fantastic Roman artefacts for the South Camberley Primary School Museum (displayed in the front corridor). They have really enjoyed sharing them with each other along with explaining how they made them and what they have found out about the Romans.
Visit to Butser Ancient Farm
On 25th February, Year 3 visited Butser Ancient Farm where we enjoyed finding out about life during the Iron Age. We took part in activities including jewellery making, an archaeological dig, wattling fences and exploring a Roman Villa. To add to the excitement of the experience, we ate our lunch in a large Celtic Roundhouse.
As part of their Settlers and Invaders topic Year 3 have been learning all about Celtic roundhouses. We have learnt about a Celtic settlement and drawn pictures, identifying the main features. We have looked closely at a roundhouse and how it is made. Then, in small groups, we have made roundhouses using corrugated card, papier mache and straw. We wrote instructions about how we made our roundhouses.
Please come into school and have a look at our display including some of our roundhouses.
In art, Year 3 have been learning about colour. The children have learnt about primary, secondary and tertiary colours, shades and tints, learning to mix different colours and the effect of adding white or black. The children looked at how a range of artists, including Monet, Warhol and Picassso, have used colour in their work. Finally, the children looked at the art of Wassily Kandinsky and recreated his painting 'Circles' using everything they have learnt about colour mixing.
Hedgehogs class were joined by a member of the local community during their computing lesson. John Moore, a software engineer from BAE Systems, joined the class to help them learn coding during the week of code. The children were creating code to control BB8, the droid from the new Star Wars film.
Trip to Marwell Zoo
On Thursday 1st October Year 3 went to Marvellous Marwell Zoo to enhance our learning about Extreme Habitats. We had a fantastic day in the sunshine and we particularly enjoyed looking at the meerkats, giraffes, zebras and penguins. We also took part in an educational workshop which gave us the opportunity to touch a real life python and the worlds largest stick insect!
It has been a fantastic start at Redwood Campus for the new Year 3s. They have all settled in well and quickly. Our displays reflect learning which the children completed on their transition day back in July, learning about their new class names and new classmates.
The Extreme Habitats display is helping the children think about our exciting upcoming trip to Marwell Zoological Park at the beginning of October. There will be more photos to follow after our trip and of the work the children produce afterwards.