Year 3 News

Amazing Egyptians
We've got all involved learning about our new topic Amazing Egyptians. There were some fantastic costumes this morning along with some information the children have already discovered at home. We spent the morning mummifying tomatoes, looking at the science involved, then learning hieroglyphics to decorate a cartouche out of salt dough. All rounded off by a song and some Egyptian 'dancing'!
Rainforest Topic Day
Year 3 enjoyed a busy return to learning on after the holidays when we spent the morning creating our role play area for our new topic and making new discoveries during our enrichment day. Year 3 had to use their learning sails (especially resilience) to independently create their own rain sticks to recreate sounds and provide inspiration.Pastel studies of rainforest creatures gave the children further opportunity to develop their art skills and techniques.
Decorations day 2018
Year 3 spent most of the day making Christmas decorations, cards and calendars. We had great fun and enjoyed the various tasks as well as discovering that we needed to be using our learning sails to be successful - especially resilience.  A big thank you to all the adults that came in to spend time with us and help out.
Fire to Forts Autumn 2018
We have thoroughly enjoyed our Fire  to Forts Topic. We got to complete a number of different creative and practical learning projects. When learning about the Bronze Age we made beakers and when learning about the Iron Age we made clay roundhouses. We also got to explore rock formation in different ways and got to create different fossils. Follow the school twitter feed for all our current updates. @ADMAT_WHA.
Take a look at some of the things we did last year. 

Exeter Excursion

As a hook for their new topic this term, Year 3 visited Exeter where they ventured into the underground passages, saw Roman remains and toured the cathedral.  Beginning the day at the passages, the children put on their hard hats before walking deep beneath the streets of Exeter, learning about the various uses throughout their history.  They then walked to the old Roman city walls and on to Exeter Cathedral where they had a well-deserved lunch. Recharged, they set off in groups around the cathedral with a quiz and things to discover before returning to school for the end of the day. Year 3 have already put some of their new learning and discoveries to good use back in class in their English, History and RE sessions.  A great day out!

Year 3’s Multicultural Day

On Tuesday 27th March, Year 3 enjoyed a range of activities based on some of our multicultural learning from the spring term.  Throughout the day the children took part in food tasting linked to our multicultural stories in English, the art of rangoli patterns outside with coloured chalks, some French music using the cellos and a Cornish song and dance.  They also created some paper multicultural dolls independently and learned a song singing hello in a variety of languages. A big thank you to Mrs Gilbert who came to join us in the morning for our music, not to mention all the people who came to our drop in at the end of the day to see what the children had created.

Year 3 's Art Day
During our Topic this half term we have been learning all about the Romans and Boudicca's Britain and on Friday 4th May we were able to design, make and decorate our own Roman shield. We even got to try to recreate the 'tortoise' formation for protection with our shields in the playground at the end of the day and discovered that it was quite tricky! 
Thank you for the donations of cardboard which helped this take place and to the people that came in to see our creations at the end of the day.