Our topic for the Summer term is “Ancient Egypt” We will be travelling back in time thousands of year to the banks of the River Nile, where we will learn all about the amazing people and places of Ancient Egypt.
Our lessons will involve us:
Primary and Secondary Colours
To start our new art unit on Egyptian landscapes, today we learnt about what the primary colours are and what makes them primary colours. We then leant about secondary and tertiary colours and had a go at mixing them ourselves.
Spring 2 Attendance
We have a lot of children in year 3 who have achieved out attendance target this half term. Well done everyone. Keep it up!
Today, we visited The Royal Spice as part of our Food, Glorious Food Topic where we learnt about the ingredients used in Asian cookery.
Our day started with an interactive session where we looked and touched different ingredients and spices. We learnt that almost all spices were sourced from plants. We examined what they were (roots, leaves, seeds etc) and how they are processed for us to be able to eat.
We were then showed how to make onion pakora using the different spices and a pestle and mortar. We then had the chance to do this for ourselves. Afterwards, we took it in turns to go into the kitchen where we cooked the pakora we had made, the chefs also demonstrated how to cook two different curries and naan bread. The chefs chose three volunteers to replicate the making of the naan and we cooked the dough in the tandoor. We learnt how the spices were used to make these dishes.
We also took part in a small quiz where we had some spices on plates. We had to identify what they are using pictures from a reference book.
The best part of almost everyone’s day was tasting the curries, naan bread and pilau rice that we had cooked. There were lots of empty plates and children having second helpings of food! The chef even had to cook us some more food!
Comic Relief 2023
World Book Day
Today we have celebrated World Book Day. In Year 3, we have spent the day looking at Zog and the Flying Doctors. We have been re-writing the story, inventing new characters and drawing our favourite scenes, all while dressed as some of our favourite book characters!
Today, we made pancakes for Pancake Day. We found out where the ingredients came from and why we celebrate Pancake Day. The best part was eating them!
Me and My Emotions
We were visited today by Compass Be Mental Health Support Team (MHST). MHST work with children and families in education settings in Barnsley and provide free, confidential support, help and advice for pupils and schools for issues related to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Today, the workshop focused on emotions and how we feel inside. Firstly, we identified the different emotions that we know and how we show and represent these different emotions. We then looked at different scenarios and decided how someone may feel in different situations. The children then completed an activity sheet to show when they have felt surprised, happy, angry, excited, sad and worried. To finish the workshop the children listened to a story called ‘The Sun Can’t Shine Everyday.’
We have had a fun day today completing 4 different tasks around shapes. We have made 3D shapes with spaghetti and marshmallows, had a newspaper pyramid competition, played a trading game around shapes and even cracked the code to unlock a treat!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.