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Welcome to Year 3

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MARVELLOUS MEASURING...

                                                ...of Viking Artefacts! 

 

From comparisons of length to adding/subtracting the measurements of the Viking objects, we enjoyed using our knowledge of number to even convert our measurements from cm to mm and vice versa. 

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Image result for the vikings cartoonViking Research Project

Due in: Tuesday 31st October 

We have learnt a lot about the Vikings in the last 6 weeks, so over the next two weeks, why not have a bit of fun, choose any activity below to complete and enjoy sharing your work to the rest of the class after half term! 

 

'Excavating' the fossils...
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The Great Fossil Hunters! 

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a fossil hunter? How would you excavate a fossil without damaging it and how would you identify the fossil? How is a fossil formed? Why is a fossil important? What even is a fossil? Over the next couple of weeks, we will be answering the questions above through researching and creating our own fossils encased within a sedimentary rock, in order to then carefully excavate and identify each other's work. 

 

There will be more pictures to follow... 

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Viking Knot Dragons

We have been developing and practising our observational skills by drawing Viking Knot Dragons. We also discussed and explored shading, using pencil. Can you read the Viking Runes on them? 

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We had a wonderful day with Hrothgar. The children learned about the weapons used at the time, acted out the Viking myth about Freya the goddess of love, played an ancient Viking game, lit a fire and then participated in the funeral ritual for Jarl Borg. It was such a busy, fun and exciting day- the children thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Kingham Village Rock Survey

 

What is the local rock in Kingham? What different types of rock are used in the area and what jobs do they do? Are there any man-made rocks in the area and what jobs do they do? Are there any rocks that are wearing away? These are all questions we created and thought of before stepping outside to identify the local rock type and why some rocks are selected for purpose. 

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Year 3’s first taste of Italian, enjoying delizioso pizza, pasta and gelato! In fact, we were enjoying ourselves so much we forget to pick up the camera and take some photos, so here are two of Danny and Lola tasting the last of their spaghetti and ice cream! 

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Durable, permeable or rocks of high mineral content?  

 

In Science this week, we have been investigating different types of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. We completed predictions about which rock would be most or least durable and permeable, before grabbing our magnifying glasses, sandpaper and vinegar to test our ideas. Chalk, limestone, marble, granite or slate? Which type of rock do you think would be most suited to use on our school roof based on its durability and permeability? Have a look at the pictures below to find out what we thought! 

Information for the Autumn Term

 

Here is an overview of what we will be studying this term in Year 3, however as the term progresses and the children's interests broaden, this may very well change! 


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