Bolton Museum Trip and Ancient Egypt Workshop

Year 3 had lots of fun on their trip to the Bolton Museum this week.  A great opportunity to revise their learning  in our Ancient Egyptian topic and they loved being able to see so many artefacts first hand.  A real life mummy being one of their favourite!  After the workshop, they enjoyed exploring the rest of the museum and aquarium, and even enjoyed  a spot of reading in the library. What a great day they had!

Year 3 Tomb Raiders

Today we had lots of fun learning about the archaeologist Howard Cater and recreating his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. After reading his diary extracts, we took turns to explore the tomb and observe the many wondrous artefacts.  Taking in as much detail as possible, in a limited time due to the build-up of poisonous gasses over thousands of years, we described our finds to our expedition team members and then sketched these into our log books. Following this, we took a virtual tour of a Tutankhamun exhibition to see the artefacts in a real life context and generated questions to help us answer the next question in our enquiry, ‘Who was Tutankhamen and how did he die?’

Working as historians, we reflected on our understanding that our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources, and that people in the past represent events or ideas in a way that persuades others. We also discussed the reliability of photos, accounts and stories and explored the idea that there can be different accounts of history.

 

Geography Fieldtrip to the Castleshaw Centre

Year 3 loved completing some fieldwork to help identify the features of a local river. A great hook to start us off our new geography topic.

We explored how rivers are formed, where they begin, where they end, what effect they have and how we use them. We also had great fun exploring and identifying the different organisms that live in a local river.

We are historians

Year 3 enjoying developing their disciplinary knowledge by using different sources of information, including interactive timelines, to  understand where and when the earliest civilizations appeared, and explain their achievements.  Also great to see one of our pupils, who came dressed as Neil Armstrong for World Book Day, finding themselves on our new timeline!

Year 3 Dance Video

As part of their PE unit, Year 3 have enjoyed performing a dance about life by the River Nile. You can enjoy watching our video by clicking HERE

Year 3 Mock Christian Wedding

As part of their RE topic ‘Called by God’, Year 3 took part in a

Mock Christian Wedding Service  at St Mary’s Church.

This wonderful experience helped the children understand the

promises that a couple make when they marry and how making

these promises to each other and to God  can help a Christian couple

in their married life.

Stone Age to Iron Age Workshop

Year 3 had lots of fun in a history workshop, revising their learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They enjoyed lots of hands on practical learning, including dating and sketching artefacts, revising chronology skills with timelines (including a toilet roll one), re-enacting the day of a Hunter Gatherer and considering the main changes that occurred in Britain during this period.

Welcome to Key Stage 2 Booklet

Click HERE to download the Welcome to Key Stage 2 booklet which explains what happens in Year 3 and will help with the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.

Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page!

Year 3 have made a wonderful start to their Key Stage 2 journey and are looking forward to sharing their learning adventures with you.

Mrs Thomas

 

 

Year 3 Castleshaw Trip

Year 3 loved learning all about rivers on their recent trip to Castleshaw.

After donning their waterproofs, they had great fun wading through a stream to find the source of the river!

 

 

Monster Pizzas

Year 3 have worked hard writing instructions on how to make a Monster Pizza. They couldn’t wait to have a go using some of the rather horrid and unusual ingredients!

Have a look at the monstrously good results.

   

Bolton Museum

Year 3 saw ‘wonderful things’ during their visit to Bolton Museum.  They took part in an Ancient Egyptian workshop, explored a reconstruction of Pharaoh Thutmose’s tomb and even had time to visit the aquarium.

 

 

Spanish Day

Flamenco dancing, singing and games were all part of St Mary’s Spanish day.

 

DT – Levers and Linkages

Year 3 have been busy using levers and linkages to make a hand wave, and a dragon move.

Will they be able to use their skills to design and make a prehistoric animal with moving parts?