Ammonite sketches26-02-2021 | 15:55:57 | No Comments

This week in Year 3, we have had a go at drawing ammonites. Mr Johnson modelled how to use pencil to shade and add tone to our ammonite sketches.

Next week, we are going to use a range of media to represent them in a different way.

She sells seashells by the seashore.11-02-2021 | 16:09:13 | Comments Off on She sells seashells by the seashore.

This week in English we have been looking at different types of poetry. We discovered at the start of the week that the famous tongue-twister below was inspired by Mary Anning. We put our skills to the test and had a go at creating our own.

Then we had fun creating our own kenning poems based on Mary Anning. We used phrases such as ‘fossil-finder’ and ‘lightning-survivor’ to describe her. We presented our work on an ammonite fossil template and we think that the results are great.

Finally, we finished the week by creating acrostic poems about a volcano.

Both the children in school and at home have produced some super work this week!

Explosive art in Year 3!01-02-2021 | 10:25:56 | Comments Off on Explosive art in Year 3!

We got very messy in Year 3 last week replicating the work of Nick Rowland.

Using his work as inspiration, we experimented with pastels and paint to create a piece of volcano artwork. First of all we created a volcano scene using pastels. Then we used a splatter paint technique to create the lava of the volcano.

We think that the results are amazing and we’re very proud of our new display board!

How are the 3 types of rock formed?22-01-2021 | 16:06:23 | Comments Off on How are the 3 types of rock formed?

Y3 have had so much fun in Science today! We have been learning all about rocks over the last 2 weeks.  We found out that there are three main types of rocks:  Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous.   To make things a little more interesting and to help with our understanding of how they are formed, we used Chewits sweets!

Firstly, we arranged our Chewits pieces into a collection of sediments. Then we built up the coloured layers to make Sedimentary Rock.

The next stage was to use the heat from our hands and more squeezing pressure to make our Chewits begin to change shape and fuse together to form Metamorphic Rock.

Finally, we heated our Chewits until they became liquid and then allowed them to cool to create Igneous rock!   

A very exciting virtual chat in Y3!16-12-2020 | 17:18:01 | Comments Off on A very exciting virtual chat in Y3!

Y3 were very lucky yesterday to be surprised with a Zoom call from a local author, Kathy Tallentire. Earlier this year, Kathy asked Y3 to read her newest story and then to let her know our thoughts.

Kathy’s story was published last week so our teachers jumped at the chance when Kathy asked if she could read it over Zoom.

After, we had the opportunity to ask Kathy lots of questions about the book and she even taught us a new word that we’d never heard before -‘avuncular,’ which means to kind and friendly towards a younger or less experienced person. We spoke about how this word perfectly sums up one of the characters in the story.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Kathy’s book, please follow the link below:

https://kathytallentire.com/

Christmas Forest School15-12-2020 | 18:08:49 | Comments Off on Christmas Forest School

Yesterday, Year 3 finished their Forest School sessions with some festive fun. After collecting firewood, they went on the hunt for reindeer that were hidden in our school grounds to earn a golden coin treat. We then finished our session toasting marshmallows around the fire and listening to the story of, ‘The Night Before Christmas.’

Bigger, better, stronger, fitter.24-11-2020 | 14:41:06 | Comments Off on Bigger, better, stronger, fitter.

We took the challenge further this week, building FULL SIZE shelters with animal pelts! (Well… tarpaulin).

While this was going on, other members of the class tried their hands at some Stone Age game invention:

Overall, a very successful afternoon session. Though we DO apologise sincerely for the washing…

I don’t have enough ones! How do I subtract 6 from 1? #WerringtonSTEM22-11-2020 | 10:48:06 | Comments Off on I don’t have enough ones! How do I subtract 6 from 1? #WerringtonSTEM

This week, we embarked on learning a tough concept in Maths: if I don’t have enough ones in my minuend, how can I subtract the subtrahend?

The answer is, of course, exchange a ten for ten more ones. This game really helped us with our understanding!

How did Stone Age Man survive the cold?22-11-2020 | 10:44:20 | Comments Off on How did Stone Age Man survive the cold?

It’s all very well hunting and foraging for food, but if you’re freezing to death no amount of mammoth flesh will keep you alive! You need shelter.

This week in Forest Schools, we found out how Stone Age men and women managed to keep warm in the intense cold of the arctic climate in the Britain of the Mesolithic period.

Now that we’ve practised, can you make it for real? It’s looking like a lovely day to build a den…

We are Internet Legends!13-11-2020 | 16:31:04 | Comments Off on We are Internet Legends!

What an exciting assembly we have had today! Google hosted their very own virtual assembly just for Werrington Primary School!

We learnt all about how to stay safe online and we got the opportunity to share our thoughts with the Google team through an online chat.

After the assembly, we made posters to share our internet promises of what we will always do to help stay safe online. We promised to never share our passwords, use secure passwords and to always ask an adult if we are unsure about something!

You can learn more by clicking on the link below:

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland/landing/tower-of-treasure

Olivia S also got a shout out in the assembly as it’s her birthday today!

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