Flower Power in Year 3

What a great start to the term we have had. The children have been really engaged in our learning about plants and have thoroughly enjoyed planting seeds, looking after plants and noticing how the trees around the school have blossomed.

In our English work, we have written explanations about plants and how they grow, while in Science, we have looked at the parts of a plant, and what they need to grow successfully. In class the children have dissected daffodils to help identify the different parts of the plant, particularly the flower. They have also investigated how water travels through the stem of a plant using food colouring.

In Maths this week, we have been learning about shapes, both 2D and 3D. The children really enjoyed making models of different 3D shapes using match sticks and modelling clay.

This week we have begun learning about the New Forest, this has influenced our English work where we have started to learn about legends. The children have been introduced to two historical figures from the New Forest, Brusher Mills, the snake -catcher and King Rufus, a barbaric king for whom the New Forest was his hunting ground. These two characters will inspire and form the basis of the children’s own New Forest legends.

Through our Geography, we have been looking at maps, and thinking about why the New Forest is special.

We hope that you have a wonderful bank holiday weekend, and if you are looking for a place to visit, the New Forest has lovely walks, a super wildlife centre and Rufus Stone.

Many thanks for your continued support

Miss Hardy, Miss Barnett and Mrs Chapman