Year 3 are really enjoying helping in the school garden this half term. Mrs Maxwell and her gardening club helpers have transformed the raised beds into a mini allotment, packed with all kinds of fruit and vegetables. This week, gardening club members were busy harvesting potatoes.
As well as having fun, the budding gardeners have learned about the importance of providing plants with the correct nutrients and conditions to support healthy growth
As well as having lots of fun, the gardening club activities fitted in beautifully with our science topic, “rocks and soil”. Last week we made our own mini composters with the help of some special composting worms. Each group had their own set of equipment and had to follow the instructions very carefully. We will be checking on their progress and when the compost is ready will re home them in the Primrose Lane vegetable garden.
As part of our learning this half-term we have been investigating rocks. How are they formed? what are their features? What do we use them for? We tested a selection of rocks to see if they were porous non-porous, hard or soft. and then looked for patterns depending on whether they were igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic
Our French breakfast cafe was a huge success, thank you to all the parents who were able to support it. Year 3 learned new vocabulary, compared breakfasts in France and England, designed attractive menus and even got to sample the food.
We had some fabulous entries for our annual egg decorating competition. Well done everyone who took part
Using games and practical activities has really helped our understanding of fractions and geometry. It was fascinating to discover how many types of lines we could find in the playground!
In science we investigated water transport in plants. We had a few teething problems with our investigation, but like true scientists, we persevered and succeeded in the end.
Practical maths and problem solving, especially when working in teams, is a great way to deepen our understanding. Solving the multiplication jigsaw was a challenge as well as fun.
We are busy working as a team and honing our genealogy skills as we compile a family tree for the Tudors. We had lots of dates and photos to sort, especially trying to order ll of Henry V11's wives!