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Year 3

March 2018

  • ArtWindows Year 3

    Published 26/03/18, by David Foster

    Art in Year 3

    Creating with pottery

    To round off our topic of ‘Windows’, we have created some amazing windows using the medium of clay.

    So far, we have learned how to draw a window.  Sounds rather simple doesn’t it? Well, there’s a lot more to it than first meets the eye.  We have also coloured and designed our own windows using lines and pattern.  The artwork is quite spectacular.

    Evie commented, “I liked working with clay because making the prints was easy to do.”

    Ella-Mae thought, “Pressing the stamps down was difficult at first but once I’d had a couple of goes I found it much easier. Mr Hall is going to fire my window in a hot kiln at 900˚C – that nine times hotter than boiling water!”

    Olivia identified, “When we were drawing, we sometimes used shapes so all the windows looked the same and they looked real when we added colour.”

    Ella learned, “The clay was cold because it had to stay firm. But I enjoyed making the shapes and pattern for the bricks and glass.”

    Year 3 have really enjoyed this project.

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  • Growing Plants Year 3

    Published 13/03/18, by David Foster

    Biology – Growing Plants

    This half term we are getting our hands dirty.  We are learning all about the growth of plants.

    So far we have discovered the functions of the main parts of a flowering plant; namely the roots, stem, leaf and flower.

    Shay recognised, “The roots anchor the plant into the soil and take up water too.  The water has lots of dissolved nutrients in it.”

    George suggested, “The water and nutrients travel up the stem to the flower and the leaves.”

    Olivia discovered, “I learned that the leaf absorbs sunlight with a chemical called chlorophyll.  This gives the plant energy.  The process is called photosynthesis

    Sianne identified, “The flower has pollen and nectar and holds the seeds that make new plants. It is brightly coloured to attract pollinators like bees.”

    Year 3 also learned that the leaves turn the nutrients into glucose.

    We have also planted sunflower and radish seeds and will be observing their growth. We will be predicting

    For more pictures click here

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