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Year 3

February 2018

  • Speadsheets -¬†Year 3

    Published 28/02/18, by David Foster

    Computing in Year 3


    This half term we are using spreadsheets to input data.  We are using a mathematics program called 2Graph from our fantastic new scheme called Purple Mash. This is providing us with another ICT skill.

    We started off by finding out what our favourite crisp were.  We put the data onto a simple spreadsheet and created 3 different kinds of graph; namely a block graph and a horizontal and vertical bar graph.

    From this we were able to ask and answer a variety of questions such as ‘Which was the most/least popular flavour?’, ‘How many children chose Cheese and Onion?’ and ‘How many more children chose Salt and Vinegar than Beef?’

    During the second session we were able to input data relating to our favourite pies.  We used a spreadsheet to create a pie chart.  Get it? Pie Chart.  Never mind. This is another way to show and interpret our findings.  We had a really good time.

    Sianne and George said, “We can explain how to create a bar graph and we know that the information on our spreadsheet makes the graph.”

    Leo said, “I found out how to use emojis on my spreadsheet so I didn’t need to write any words.”

    Alexis said, “I explained to Orla how we can make a pie chart and she told me that on the pie chart the big slices means more people while the thin slices means less people.”

    This will feed in very nicely to our maths in the Summer Term.

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  • Pottery at Wardley

    Published 28/02/18, by David Foster

    Art at Wardley

    Peter the Potter

    On Monday 12th February 2018 we welcomed out resident artist, Peter Hall, into school to demonstrate the wonders of the potter’s wheel. Each year group witnessed a masterclass in pottery making. 

    Daniel from Year 1 recognised, “If you want to make a jug then you just have to press down the top of a pot and it makes a little spout. When the jug is dry you can put blue patterns on to make it look beautiful.”

    Mollie from Year 2 discovered, “When the clay goes onto the machine you have to put your hands together and try to mould the clay into a cylinder. Then, Peter pressed his thumbs into the middle to make a circle.  His hands wrapped around the clay and he pulled it up.”

    Shay from Year 3 identified, “Mr Hall used his hands and fingers to make lots of different shapes and made the pot bigger, smaller, taller and shorter. Peter also sliced a jug into half to show us that it was the same thickness all the way through.”

    Alfie from Year 4 learned, “Mr Hall used a sponge and put it against the clay pot while it was turning.  It changed the shape of the pot, making it fatter or thinner and also to make a smooth cylinder.”

    Year 3 will be making windows out of clay early in the new term so watch this space

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