We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 5 in and out of the classroom and for useful information for Ash and Silver Birch classes.
So far in Term 5…Year 3 have been learning all about light and shadow in science. They have found out how shadows are made and investigated how to change the size of shadows by moving objects closer and further from the light source. They enjoyed making shadow puppets and putting on puppet shows for their peers.
In literacy, we have been creating our own warning stories. We have used story mountains to plan paragraphs and structure our stories and then have enjoyed creating our own about canals.
Safety around water
Year 3 have spent this term working on our ‘Safety around water’ unit of learning. We started the term off looking at a range of hazards which could be encountered around the beach, harbour, swimming pools and rivers. The latter was especially important to discuss given our close proximity to both a river and a canal. Later in the term, we focussed on rivers and their key features. Working in small groups, the children created posters to teach younger children about rivers, making sure the poster was bright, engaging as well as informative. Finally, the children have found out about the causes of river pollutions and ways in which it can be prevented.