Week 1 - Egyptian Workshop - Journey to the Afterlife
Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Western Park. After a morning in the museum, they participated in an Egyptian workshop which taught them all about the Egyptian ritual of mummification. The children all took on key roles in order to act out this lengthy process and learnt about the beliefs of this amazing ancient civilisation.
Plant growing experiment
As part of our new science topic 'How did that blossom become an apple?' we have planted bean seeds in different conditions to investigate what plants need to grow. The conditions we are investigating are light, water, soil and temperature. We designed an investigation to test the importance of these factors and made sure we carry out a fair test by only changing one factor and controlling all the others. We will observe our seeds over the next few weeks and see what the seeds to germinate and then what the seedlings need to grow. We will compare this to the predictions we have made.
Week 3 - Woodland Weaving Project - Forest School
Part 1 - Making Natural Dyes
After being inspired by learning about the Peruvian dyeing process, we decided to have a go at making our own natural dyes from different foods. We had different groups working to create different coloured dyes before adding our fabric and salt to set the colour.
Final Forest School of Y3!
To celebrate our last afternoon in forest school as Aslan class, we have been busy preparing and enjoying chocolate bananas boats. A big thank you to Mr Butler for lighting a fire and cooking our gooey, chocolatey treats!
Maths in the forest
We have been learning about 3D shapes in the forest. First we matched up descriptions of shapes using the terms 'vertices, faces and edges' to 3D shapes that had been hidden in the forest. Then we were set a challenge to make 3D shapes using sticks and modelling clay.