Welcome to our Year 3 Web Page.
We hope that you will enjoy looking at it over the year.
The Year 3 Team is:
3HB - Miss Bennett
3MB - Mr Bass
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lynch
Teacher: Mrs Cook
We have been learning about capacity.
Capacity is the total amount of fluid that can be contained in a container. It is the word we use when we are measuring liquids. Capacity is measured in millilitres (ml) and litres (l). There are 1000 millilitres in 1 litre.
This activity involved estimating how much liquid various containers could hold and then measuring the amount in litres and millilitres.
Chiltern Open Air Museum
As part of our studies about the Stone Age to Iron Age, we visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum.
We travelled back in time to the Stone Age. We met our guide and learned how the stone age people lived. We made fire, built a shelter, made paint and did some tree drawings, and made bracelets using dried grass and beads made from bones.
The Iron Age Workshop
As if by magic we were transported to the Iron Age.
Our guide was a bit fierce - he carried a sword which he had taken from a Roman soldier. He invited us into his round house - it was very dark and smokey, but nice and warm.
We then ground some corn to make flour - this was extremely hard work. Using the flour we had ground, we made flat bread by mixing it with water. We made butter by whisking cream - this took ages and we only got a small amount. We also made a small pot to drink from.
Living in the Stone Age or Iron Age was very hard work!
AREA AND PERIMETER
We have been learning about area and perimeter.
Area is the term used to define the amount of space taken up by a 2D shape or surface. We measure area in square units : cm² or m².
Area is calculated by multiplying the length of a shape by its width.
Perimeter is the distance around a 2D shape. Miss Bennett's maths class remembers this by imagining a cat walking around the purrimeter.
This term we have been learning about angles.
THE STONE AGE
Our topic for the summer term is The Stone Age. This week we went digging for flint which was a very important part of Stone Age life.
During the summer term, we are learning about plants. Here are some photographs of our class activities. We hope you enjoy them.
A Recipe for a Tiger
Here is a selection of some wonderful poems written by 3HB.
TAKE ONE PICTURE WEEK 2018
As part of Take One Picture Week, the children took a trip into the Rainforest and studied the animals they found there!
Year 3 were invited to St Marys Church, Beaconsfield for an Easter Workshop.
The children participated in a variety of activities connected with Easter.
As part of our study of the Egyptians, we took part in an Eygptians Day organised by History Off The Page.
We travelled back to the 14th century BC, the 8th year of Akhenaten’s reign. The children served as workers and slaves finishing the construction of the new utopian city to honour the god Aten. They completed important tasks in ancient Egyptian culture, including embalming, tomb painting and amulet making, among others. During the afternoon they enjoyed an Egyptian “banquet”.
Tutankhamen Death Masks
In Year 3 we have been learning about Modern and Ancient Egypt. As part of this topic 3MB and 3HB have been making Tutankhamen death masks. We used cardboard, a plain mask, sellotape, paper, PVA glue, blue and gold acrylic paint and pens. We loved the part when we coloured the mask in, trying to copy the designs from the photographs. Mrs Habgood helped us to cut the tricky shapes and stick the headpieces and beard onto the masks. Everyone worked really hard with our masks and the finished products look amazing!