Year 3 Blog 2019-20

Year 3 Virtual Sports.
We sent you lots of fun, sports activities for you to try at home.
Here are some photos of you attempting the tasks.
And a fabulous introductory video by Evie with some super speedy examples of how it's all done!
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As part of our current topic on Ancient Egypt, we wrote diary entries. We imagined we were explorers discovering lost treasures and Egyptian artefacts. Our diary entries included feelings and emotions about our dig, and we included lots of fabulous Year 3 grammar including prepositions and time conjunctions. To be able to get real life experience of an archaeological dig, both classes went out into the nature garden and dug for buried treasure before we started our writing. 
World Book Day cafe
In Mrs Pitt and Mrs Thompson's class we celebrated World Book Day in a cafe with a difference- a book tasting cafe! The menu was full of different genres- from fairy tales and adventure stories to information books about dinosaurs and the human body, we had a flavour to suit everyone!
We all brought in some of our favourite books, and we had a great time sharing them with our friends. By the end of the morning we had all found new books that we wanted to read. It was great fun!
As part of our Stone Age topic, Mr Poli showed us how to start a fire. He showed us how to start a fire using Stone Age tools, and how to start a fire using modern day equipment. We talked about the dangers of fire and how to keep safe around a fire pit. We were able to warm our hands on the fire, and think about what an asset fire was to Stone Age man. We really enjoyed watching Mr Poli extinguish the fire with water and watch the steam rise in an impressive cloud! Thank you Mr Poli!
Year 3 have been busy learning about different rocks and soils as part of our Science topic. We were lucky to have Ely Museum come to visit with a vast collection of fossils. We enjoyed learning more about different fossils, and we particularly loved having a go with the VR Headset. Huge thanks to Ely Museum for a fun filled day.
We have also been lucky to have a box of fossils at school, on loan from the museum, and the children have enjoyed sketching the fossils and thinking about what questions they could ask about them. They were fabulous paleontologists!