Today, we have completed our final dance lesson. This half term, the children have been learning a dance to the Kids Bop Shuffle (the video is below). During each lesson, we are looked at different sequences within the dance and practised dancing them in time to the music. Afterwards, we have looked at making our own dance sequence to the same music making sure we are keeping in time with the music. The children have been in groups to create their dance and then they performed them to the rest of the class. After each performance, the audience was able to give positive feedback for each performance. The improvement I have seen week on week has been amazing and I am so proud of what all the children have achieved. Well done Year 3!
Today, the children have been dressed up for Number Day to make money for the NSPCC. To mark the occasion, the children brought in a number of their coins to match their age to give to charity. To start the day off, the class calculated the amount of money that we raised which was £31.66. Then, we completed a range of maths related activities including a multiplication dice game, playing on TT Rockstars in the computing suite, calculation colouring, a calculation code breaker and shape building using marshmallows. All the children have really enjoyed today as they were able to work both on their own and as a team. Have a look below to see what we got up to.
Last week, we children completed their final stop frame animation using imotion and imovie. For this, the children chose their background and their characters and stuck them to the wall. This was to ensure that their background didn't move whilst they made their animation. Then, the children placed their iPad on a stand and moved it to ensure that they could see the background on their screen. The children had to try their best not to move their iPad so it didn't spoil their animation. After they had positioned everything, the children used the onion skin feature on the imotion to move the characters slightly to capture their image. The onion skin helped them to see where the character had been before so they didn't overlap their frames or they didn't move the characters too far. Once they had finished, the children added music and text to their animation using the imovie app to make it more entertaining. Have a look below to see the children making their final animations.
In science, we have been learning about the human body. Last week, we looked at the different bones in our body and their scientific names. For their task, they had to use post it notes to label the bones on their partners body to help them remember where they are. The children were really enthusiastic to do this and were very keen to see if they labelled all the bones correctly. Have a look below to see them in action.
Have a look below to see us all enjoying our Christmas dinner!
The last couple of weeks, year 3 have been preparing their craft for the Christmas Fair. For this, we created our own baubles and today we decorated gingerbread biscuits. The children have really enjoyed this and our crafts proved popular as our stall completely sold out. Thank you to everyone who bought from our stall. Have a look below at some pictures of us preparing for the Christmas Fair.
For our DT project, we are looking at freestanding structures with a focus on photo frames. During previous lessons, we have looked at how we can strengthen paper and make stands in different ways in order for it to stand without support. Last week, the children made prototypes before they plan their final frame. Have a look below to see our prototypes.
Today, the children used the iMotion app on iPads to create their own stop frame animations. To do this, the children used iPads, whiteboards and stands to keep them still. Then, they drew a picture, captured the frame and then, changed the image slightly. They kept doing this until they had made a full animation. Have a look at the children creating their animations and some of the final pieces of work.
Last week, the children dressed up to help raise money for Children in Need.
Have a look below to see the children's outfits.
This half term in computing, we have been looking at computer networks and what makes them work. We first looked at a network being full of connections and then we discussed how these connections work. We first discussed that for a network to work there needs to be a switch which directly sends messages to other computers connected to the network. We then looked at how a server, Wi-Fi and other wireless devices such as iPads, laptops and phones play a role in the network. Afterwards, we went into the hall where the children were all given a job within the network and they had to connect themselves to the right part for the network to work correctly. Have a look below to see the children in action.
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