In Classes 7 and 8, you will find Year 3. Miss McAllister and her Teaching Assistants Mrs Mason and Miss McCourt are based in Class 7. Next door, in Class 8, is Miss Wirth and her Teaching Assistants Mrs German and Mrs Tahir.
Last week in year 3, we were measuring volume and learning how to read measuring beakers and cylinders. We have had great fun converting millilitres into litres. We now know the difference between capacity and volume! We have also been comparing volumes and finding out which has more and less. We found out how much rain fell in England in January - it was 31.7 ml!
Year 3 have been learning about pilgrimages this term. They found out that Hindus make a pilgrimage to The Ganges River and celebrate Kumbh Mela there. The children wrote some questions about the festival and made a board game using them. Finally they played the game!!!
Today, Year 3 investigated the rock cycle using Starburst sweets! First, they cut the sweets up into small pieces to make sediments. When the sweets were squashed together, they formed sedimentary rocks. Next, the children used the heat from their hands to shape and transform the rocks into metamorphic rocks. Finally, they used the microwave to turn the rocks into magma from a volcano! Once the magma had cooled and solidified, it formed igneous rocks.