Y3 Synagogue educational visit
As part of our RE topic Y3 visited the Synagogue in Newbury Park on Tuesday 23rd January. Rabbi David welcomed us to his Synagogue and taught us about Judaism. He showed us the Torrah which is hand written in Hebrew. He taught us how to say ‘Shalom’ which means ‘welcome’ and we sang a welcome song in Hebrew. He also spoke about the similarities of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
History off the Page – Romans
Year 3 met Gaius and Praefectus Castorum (Prefect). Along with staff and parent helpers, we enjoyed the day learning about Roman life. We made mosaics, medicines, pottery, necklaces and pictures and then finished off the day with a Roman banquet of bread, wine, cheese and grapes.
Flip Learning – The Stone Age
In Year 3 we are learning about ‘The Stone Age’. The children made some amazing models and carried out some research on how people used to live during the Stone Age.
Year 3 – Black History
On 3rd October, Year 3 participated in the Jesse Owens and Mo Farah Black History Workshop with Jacque Livingstone from Bigfoot Arts Education. The children acted out important events in the lives of the Black History heroes.
Year 3 – National Portrait Gallery
Year 3 went to the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 10th October where they took part in a portrait workshop with a professional artist. The children drew realistic and abstract self portraits while taking inspiration from the artwork around them.
Year 3 – Poetry Competition
Scott Wilkie’s Fantastic Poets! In the summer of 2017, year 2 children entered a poetry competition all about animals. Some of the children won and you will never guess what their prize was! The children, now in year 3, have had their poems published in a poetry book ready for the whole world to read and enjoy. We are so incredibly proud to share their achievements and what fantastic writers we are developing here at Scott Wilkie.
Year 3 – Talk for Writing Gorilla by Anthony Brown
Year 3 investigated all different types of rocks – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.
A pipette was used to drop water onto rocks to find out whether or not they were permeable or impermeable.
Children created their own fossils from clay. Children used microscopes to analyse rocks to enable them see the formation much clearer than with the naked eye.
Andrew showed us a model village and created a light flood/heavy flood whereby he poured the water slowly/quickly creating a flood. On both occasions, the water showed how powerful it was and the different effects it had on the movement of buildings, rocks and ground.
London Zoo trip
Over half term we researched and made models linked to our new topic of the Stone Age.
Children in year 3 share the 3D volcanoes that they made at home with their families as a half term flip learning task during key stage 2 assembly.
Rocks and Soils
Year 3 have been studying Rocks and Soils in science and were lucky enough to have a geologist, Sophy Crosby, come to visit for a morning. We learnt that ‘geologist’ means ‘earth scientist’ and we took turns using specialist equipment such as compasses and helmets. The most exciting part of the morning was handling all the different rocks and minerals which Sophy bought with her. In teams, we took turns to identify different types of rocks from their descriptions, group them according to how they are formed and observe them closely with magnifying glasses. As a result of Sophy’s visit, some of us have aspirations to become geologists ourselves when we’re older!
Tower of London
As part of our History topic ‘Why did Henry VIII have six wives?’, Year 3 had an enjoyable day out at the Tower of London. As well as exploring the different towers which made up the site, we stood on the spot where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were famously executed and learnt more about the King himself by handling some pieces of his armour.
Year 3 experienced life as it would have been living in Roman Britain when they were transported back to the Year 60 AD with a visit from History Off the Page. Our enthusiastic children adopted Roman names for the day (Felix was popular with the boys and Diadora with the girls!) and donned Roman costumes. In a makeshift marketplace, they spent a fun-fuelled morning using authentic tools to learn skills such as making ink, wax writing tablets, mosaics, fragrances and clay charm bracelets. The children were also involved in the story of Boudicca’s revolt before becoming actors, gladiators, soldiers, dancers and slaves for a celebratory feast in the afternoon.
Children in year 3 recreated life in ancient Egypt at Scott Wilkie. Children learned a lot about ancient Egypt through role-play, practical activities and hands on experience with facsimile artefacts. The hall became a marketplace of Thebes, and children became traders, craftsmen etc. who were busy with their tasks while sharing all the latest gossip.