Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 11
    May

    Art - Clay

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We've looked at what makes an effective dragon eye and then used a variety of pencils to sketch our design. This week, we grabbed ourselves some clay and experimented with its texture. We used various tools to add the finer details. Next week, we will paint them.
  • 07
    May

    Music - Identifying genres

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have had the "random music genre generator" locked and loaded all week. We have spun the wheel each day and discovered a new genre to discuss. Blues, pop, country and techno so far! We've tried to identify any instruments we can hear and described what we liked (or didn't) and why. On Friday, we listened to some famous pieces of work and correctly placed them in the right genres.
  • 06
    May

    RE - Hindu deities

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We played a sorting game to match descriptions of Hindu deities with their pictures. We looked closely at the three forms of God that make up the Hindu trimurti: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer.
  • 06
    May

    Computing - More spreadsheets.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We continued our unit of work by looking at how to use some basic formulas. We started with AutoSum. Half of the class had to add some data the old fashioned way - mentally/pen and paper - whilst the other half were able to use AutoSum. It was a clear win for the computing group this week.
  • 30
    Apr

    History - Sources of evidence

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 took part in a very lively discussion today about how historians find out about the past. We made a list of all the possible sources we could think of: diaries, books, discussions with living people, the internet, films and photographs. We then tried to identify locations around Berkeley from a series of old photographs. Some children were very impressed to find their houses amongst the images.
  • 29
    Apr

    Computing - Spreadsheets

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We began this term by looking at the vocabulary associated with spreadsheets. We were then presented with some data and asked to split into two groups. One group had to record this information on a sheet of paper, whilst the other inputted the information into an Excel spreadsheet. We timed ourselves to see who was able to complete the task in the quickest time. The computing group were a little faster!
  • 26
    Apr

    Science - Reflectors and light.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We came back from lunch to find the classroom had been turned into a cave. This was to enable us to predict and then investigate which colours show up best and least in the dark. The children did this by crawling through and investigating the effect of shining a torch on various objects hidden around the cave. An absolute corker of a lesson that every single one of them enjoyed. We also blew bubbles into washing up liquid and water to see how the colours of the spectrum are created in the sunshine.
  • 23
    Apr

    Geography - Physical characteristics

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We spent time today looking at various maps of the UK in the atlas. We looked at how hills, mountains, rivers and seas were represented in them. We then had to identify major rivers and seas of the home nations and then locate them on the map of the UK situated on the playground.
  • 21
    Apr

    Science - The absence of light.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We've started our light and shadows focus by recognising that dark is the absence of light. We experimented by piercing holes in boxes to see how many would be needed before we could start to see anything. We then made a spectrum whizzer wheel to see if we could spin it so fast that we could only see white light.
  • 20
    Apr

    English - Play script

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have had great fun reading through lines of a play script. Everyone has had a go at reading out loud and we have been so impressed with their performance skills. We will be immersing ourselves in scripts and identifying their features, in order to write our own script for an episode of the classic cartoon series "Dungeons and Dragons."