It has been a busy and exciting week for Year 3.
Year 3 Blog
Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Chapter House Year 3.
Year 3 made their own sandwiches and salad for lunch and instructions for others to make them too.
Through our topic on the Stone Age, today we explored Stone Age cave paintings.
During their problem solving, lesson Year 3 had to work together to solve a problem involving odd and even numbers.
In science this week, Year 3 have been investigating and identifying the different properties of a variety rocks using the hardness (scratch) test, the water permeability test and the acid (vinegar) reaction test.
As part of our Prehistory topic the children have enjoyed investigating stone age cave paintings.
The children and staff enjoyed the first Welfare Walk of the term on Friday.
As an introduction to our Prehistory topic, the children have been playing the role of archaeologists.
Year 3 enjoyed some outdoor learning in numeracy this week, tackling a range of different problem solving challenges including the four number operations.
In preparation for our trip on Wednesday the children began to research some information about Whitby. The children used atlases to find Whitby on the map. They also looked at which county Whitby is in and investigated the physical and human aspects of Whitby.
Today the year 3 children enjoyed experimenting with printing. As part of our Extreme Earth topic, we looked at the famous wood block painting of a wave by Hokusai, a famous Japanese artist.
Year 3 enjoyed their topic lesson in the sunshine today. After learning about how and why volcanoes erupt, they had to sort reason for and against living near a volcano.
This week, Year 3 have been working towards writing their own firework shape poem.
This week, Year 3 have been learning about the different layers of the Earth.
To start their new science topic this term, Year 3 have been sharing their knowledge of different light sources and testing their sense of touch in the absence of light.
The children in Year 3 are currently doing a Design and Technology project called ‘The Great Bread Bake off’.
The children have been enjoying a weekly yoga session as part of Personal Development lessons.
This week Year 3 spent the day at Barley Hall taking part in the ‘Fit for a King’ workshop.
To celebrate World Book Day, Year 3 learned about the relevance of the day and reported on how we celebrate the day in Chapter House.
This week, the Year 3 children have begun to focus on York as part of their topic work.
This week, Year 3 have enjoyed exploring Tudor portraits using collage. They have drawn their favourite of Henry VIII’s wives and concentrated on developing textures using a range of fabrics, beads and buttons.
Year 3 have identified portraits as an important source of information when learning about the Tudors.
This week the children enjoyed a visit to Thrive where they talked about resilience. The children then had to work as a team to get the hoop around the circle whilst holding hands.
This week, students across the years at Chapter House have been learning and experimenting with musical instruments.
The children are enjoying their new Science topic this term. Last week, they investigated the effects of friction on different surfaces and this week they have tested materials to find out if they are magnetic.
This term the year 3 topic is ‘Tudor York’. During this topic we will be learning all about the Tudors and how they influenced York. This week the children had to be archeologists.
Welcome back to the Year 3 children we hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.
This week the children have enjoyed making Celtic shields as part of their Iron age topic. The children used string, matchsticks and art straws to make a 3D pattern, before painting their shields. The final shields have been fantastic.
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed delivering their assembly to the parents, staff and children this morning. They have worked very hard learning their words and preparing a song and poem. A big well done to them all!
To celebrate International Week, Year 3 enjoyed a Korean Pop Dance Workshop delivered by Mrs Oldershaw and some students from Year 6.
Today the children really enjoyed making soup. The children have designed a soup as part of design technology and literacy and today the children had the opportunity to make it.
This week the year 3 children had the opportunity to attend a first aid course called ‘Restart a Heart’.
As part of the children’s weekly homework they are asked to complete a task about their current topic in their Learning Logs.
In Science, Year 3 have been exploring rocks by describing, comparing and testing them. To understand how the three types of rocks are formed they used starburst sweets to make them.
At the beginning of the week the Year 3 children enjoyed an educational visit to the Dig Museum and York Minster in York.
There was great excitement this week in the Year 2 and 3 games lesson when the children had the opportunity to try out the new equipment Chapter House has received, following a successful application for the Premier League Primary Stars Award.