In Class 3 this year, we have 32 fantastic students who are eager to learn and excited about our year ahead! Miss Rouke is the class teacher and Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Jones are the teaching assistants. We also have help from Mr. Jones and Miss Arnold (Brass), Mrs. Horner (Science) and Mrs. Schumann (French). Groups of children are lucky enough to spend Tuesday afternoons with Mrs. Myers at Forest Schools.
Today, we learned about how light travels! Here are a few pictures from our human model representations of how the eye sees an object.
The topic will focus on learning about the different parts of the Earth’s layout and how time zones are different. The children will learn lots of new vocabulary such as latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night). This will link well with our Science topic of Light. We will be learning about how light travels, how we see light and how shadows are formed. This will, once again, involved practical activities to apply the theory that we have learned over the half term.
Today, Year 4 and 5 went to Cromford mill to learn lots of new crafts through outdoor learning! They had a great morning. Take a look at the photos below.
We have had the best day learning about all types of science!
In English, we have been learning about figurative language.
World Book Day!
Science with Mrs. Horner
The children have been experimenting using magnetism. They have ground up cereal to see if it is magnetic due to the added iron! A great experiment that was lots of fun to do
We have been learning how to ride a bike safely on the playground today! Have a look at the pictures from our sessions. What a fun day!
We will be learning about inventors and their inventions in history. This will involve learning about Benjamin Franklin and the lightning rod; Sir Humphrey Davy and the safety lamp and Rowland Emett the cartoonist!
We have spent this half term creating news reports using green screens! Take a look below at the videos from some of our groups!
James Bond needed some help! On a mission he slipped over, so he asked Class 3 to investigate which surfaces are better. So, we carried out an investigation into finding out which surfaces had more friction! Check out our pictures!
In Science this week, we learned about pulleys, gears, and levers. We then went on to make our own pulleys! We love making them (and posing for the pictures)!
In Science, Class 3 has been learning about forces, we have looked at gravity, air resistance, water resistance, and friction. Over the half term, we will carry out investigations to see what happens when these forces are increased/decreased!
We worked in groups to create a parachute to investigate the use of materials to effect air resistance and slow down the effects of gravity! Take a look at our video:
This half term, in Topic, Class 3 will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes! We will learn all about the structure of the Earth and how the tectonic plates cause earthquakes and volcanoes. We will look at some of the major volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in history and the impact they had on civilizations.
Our class book for this half term will be:
Over this half term, we have designed and made our own models of a trench. The children have used mod-roc. chicken wire, cardboard, clay and papier mache to get used to using lots pf different materials for modelling. They were a huge success. Well done everyone!
Year 5 and 6 have been learning about prime numbers! They made videos in groups to remind everyone of the all the prime numbers up to 19! Great work
2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Take a look below at the photos from our Recycle, Reduce and Reuse workshop. We learned about how to reduce waste by reusing it to make other items. We looked at different items to see how long it would take for them to decompose in a landfill (we got to smell a landfill too). In the afternoon, we played 'Dragons Apprentice' and made hedgehogs and Christmas trees! A fab day!
World War 1
Class 3 made an amazing soldier memorial statue that is part of the World War 1 Remembrance Sunday Service at St Anne's Church. Well done to everyone at school for creating brilliant art to decorate the church.
A superb performance by Class 3 at Ripley All Saints Church. The children were fabulous! Well done to all who were involved! A fabulous start to the topic
Our topic this half term will be World War 1. We thought this would be an important topic to cover as it is 100 years since the end of the First World War. We will be learning about key events that took place in the war through art, drama, topic, reading and writing. As a class, we will be reading War Horse, if your child has a copy they can read along as we go. On the 8th November we will be at All Saints Church in Ripley to perform a shadow mime routine relating to the First World War.
- Lest We Forget.
Rolls Royce Engineering
Class 3 spent a morning at Rolls Royce learning about what it means to be an Engineer. We learned about the history of Rolls Royce; the job of an engineer; how aeroplane engines have evolved to the jet engines we use today; how aeroplanes fly and so much more.
Photos to follow.
This week, our Science lesson was extraordinary! We had a lesson all about forensics and how to find fingerprints on porous and non-porous materials. Then, we identified the shoe of a partial footprint. It was a fantastic morning! Thank you to Liane for teaching us all about it!
Take a look at the video and photos below!
This week, in Class 3, we have made a war memorial based on World War 1. This is because we will be performing at Ripley All Saints Church as part of a local project that is celebrating the WW1 centenary this year. This war memorial will be a prop at the show and then we can keep it! The children had lots of fun learning how to make it.
We have been learning about digestion! Here are some pictures as we 'digested' some fruit and crackers
Our trip to London was fantastic! We had a great time, we saw lots of sights in London from the coach. Our day started with a tour of The Houses of Parliament and then a question and answer session with Nigel Mills MP. Then we went to The Imperial War Museum where we saw some amazing artwork, artefacts, vehicles and so much more!
Here are a few pictures of our amazing day!
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