This week we have been exploring pneumatics and hydraulics for our DT project. We looked at how gases and liquids can be used to operate different things we use everyday. On Wednesday, we created our own hydraulic propagators out of plastic bottles, tubing, syringes and dowling. We had to think about how we could get our propagator to stand and how to fit the syringes in.
This week in Class 3 we have been exploring our geography volcanoes. We looked at how volcanoes are formed through movement of tectonic plates and then created a model of a composite volcano, labelled the key features and how the volcano had been formed. This has linked well to our harvest festival topic of harvesting near volcanoes, which we have equally enjoyed researching this past week.
This week Class 3 have been continuing to explore the book The Tear Thief. We investigated how the author had used speech in her book, thinking about the purpose of the vocabulary she has used. We even started to plan our own class story based on the book but ours is called the blush thief! We thought of some funny reasons why someone might end up blushing.
This week Class 3 have been talking about strategies for supporting our mental health in PSHE. We have also been mapping Mount Snowdon in our geography topic of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. We have looked at symbols on an OS map for key places on the mountain.
This week in Class 3, we have been learning about place value in our maths lessons. We needed to identify and represent the value of each digit in large numbers using a place value grid and counters. In PE, we had to create our own obstacle courses. We did this, making them incredibly challenging, not realising we would then have to complete them blindfolded! It was a lot of fun!
Class 3 have had a great first few days back to school. They have been settling in well to their new roles and responsibilities, as the oldest children in the school. They have already worked incredibly hard on their story writing and everyone has made interesting contributions to our class discussions. Well done Class 3!
We have had an amazing last week together in Class 3. We’ve been swimming, partied, played games and performed our leavers service. It has been a well deserved week of fun. Our favourite moments from this week included swimming in our pyjamas and dancing all together in the classroom. Good luck to all the Year 6s. We will miss you!
Class 3 have been covering electricity in science this term. This week they explored circuit components. They tried creating circuits using a potato and a lemon and even created a battery powered circuit game which we have enjoyed in our class all week!
Class 3 had their pool party on Monday. Unfortunately the weather did not hold out for us but we weren't going to let that stop us! We swam, mostly in the rain, and had an incredible party filled with music and games. We ate hot dogs and most importantly had a fantastic couple of hours celebrating all the hard work we've put in this year.
This week in maths Class 3 have been investigating volume and capacity. On Wednesday, we set up inventions using multi link cubes for volume. This included estimating the volume of the classroom, calculating the volume of a cube and various boxes. On Thursday, we completed a whole-class investigation into estimating capacity using cups of water to fill vessels such as a tray, jug and cup.
This week in Class 3, we have been creating our own music. We looked at the difference between crotchets and quavers. In groups, we created our own short piece which highlighted the difference between crotchets and quavers. Some groups added melodies to their piece and even had a conductor.
This week Class 3 had an exciting trip to Wembury. We met the wonderful Marine Centre team to explore the life and habitats of the rock pools. We had an amazing time with them: finding lots of crabs, shrimps, anemones, limpets, gobies and starfish! We made sure to be careful when lifting rocks and handling the creatures we found. For the rest of the day we did some pebble art, splashed in the sea and had some ice-creams. It was a fantastic day full of fun!
This week class 3 have been practising how to order in French. They started by making their own menus and then roleplaying how to order food and drink. The waiter would ask vous desirez madame/ monsieur and then the customers began their order with je voudrais. The class had a fun afternoon role playing these situations and we had some very interesting orders. At one point the restaurant completely ran out of pizza and tea because so much had been ordered!
This week Class 3 have had a fantastic time swimming in the rain and sunshine. They have done a fantastic job of demonstrating their water confidence and swimming skills.
In English, we have been getting to know our new text: The Secret Garden. They got to watch the most recent film on Tuesday, to understand how the story had been condensed into the version we are studying over the next few weeks. We then story mapped the events and even wrote a book review as part of our immersion into the text.
This week Class 3 continued their learning on The River Erme in geography. They completed a research enquiry and formulated their own questions such as: Does the River Erme have a meander? How long does the River Erme flow from source to mouth? How fast does the River Erme flow at certain points? How is the river used by humans? They presented their research on a double page spread and the results looked incredible!
This week in Class 3 we have been continuing to experiment with our pointillism studies in art. Over the past few weeks we have been looking at different pointillist artists and how they create their landscapes. We have experimented with colour and sketching and are now using these skills to begin planning our own landscapes such as: deserts, mountains, Penn Beacon, Plymouth Hoe and Slade.
Class 3 have been thoroughly enjoying cricket sessions on a Friday. We got to play a cricket match and enjoyed lots of team building games for our warm up. The adults have been very impressed by our teamwork, creativity, resilience, respect and self motivation whilst learning how to play. We just have to keep our fingers crossed each week that it isn't pouring with rain on Friday afternoon!
This week Class 3 have been working incredibly hard to create their own secret war diaries. We have been reading My Secret War diary by Flossie Albright in English. We have explored in depth all the writing devices used by the author (Marcia Williams) and now applied these to our own writing. The class created a double page spread made up of daily entries, newspaper articles, letters, photographs and recipes. They have produced some outstanding examples of war diaries and have really thought about the experience of children who were growing up during the second world war.
This week Class 3 have worked hard on their new geography topic of the River Erme. They researched how rivers change over time through erosion, deposition, transportation and sediment. They researched how this happened using the chromebooks and brought their research together to create a class poster.
Our trip to Dewerstone was incredible on Wednesday. We got to do 12 exciting activities in an adventure race. Some of which were brand new to the site. It involved a lot of climbing, crawling, wading and teamwork. We had lots of fun and ended our day with pizza and ice cream. We all slept well on Wednesday night after a long jam-packed day!
This week Class 3 enjoyed getting stuck into their Geography learning based on rivers. They learned about the different parts of rivers and then constructed their own versions out of junk modelling materials. We were lucky with the sunshine, so took them outside to test whether they worked effectively.