We started our project with a simulated flight around a variety of European countries where we were lucky enough to have a chance to experience the local cuisine.
Each classroom was decorated with large European flags and the children participated in flag quizzes, lessons understanding different mathematical questions and problems associated with the design of certain flags. Finally they ended their European tour by writing a balanced argument about whether to holiday abroad or in the U.K.
It has all been about Rubbish! In Year 3 we have become very interested in rubbish and how can recycle, reduce and reuse. A short walk around the local environment showed us that people dump rubbish everywhere.
Using 'Strip Design' we enjoyed creating posters to remind everyone to use the bins provided. Jon, from Cambridge Waste Management Centre, told us so many interesting facts about rubbish and how it is dealt with. In Philosophy we considered the question of whether we could live without bins or not...what do you think? What are the implications? This project has really taught us the importance of knowing our rubbish and being able to recycle, reduce and reuse..
How safe is your scooting?
Year 3 got off to a quick and smooth start with our project on safe scooting. We learnt how to scoot smartly enjoying a day whizzing around the playground, practising smooth turns and quick emergency stops. We even learned how to duck down under an obstacle and keep eyes looking forwards. Back in the classroom we wrote instructions, for a younger audience, about safe scooting. We also had some fun recreating scooters, with lots of accessories, for different characters.
In Science, we explored how things move and how friction can slow things down. By making ramps and recording how far cars travelled we could discover how smooth, shiny surfaces allowed toy cars to move more easily. We all enjoyed investigating magnets, creating fair tests and the strength of different magnets.