We had an extremely busy first week back. At the start of the week we finished our D&T project and Paris brochures. The children enjoyed using different joining techniques to create their own passports. We made some top trump cards for inside these, to show all the facts and knowledge we learnt from our project.
On Monday we then started our hook lesson for our new project ‘What’s inside?’ We had some clues and a bowl of pasta or ear buds on the table:
Clue 1 – There are loads of these in our classroom and in your house at home
Clue 2 – They are all different sizes bit all as important as each other
Clue 3 – They are made up of calcium
Clue 4 – There are 206 of them in an adult body
Clue 5 – More than half of these are in your hands and feet
Once we guessed we would be learning about skeletons we used our pasta and earbuds to create our own skeletons. Then we watched a video that had some very strange looking skeletons in it, dancing to the YMCA and other songs (this did make us laugh).
We then had a science challenge to use 10 pieces of paper, some masking tape and a tennis ball – We had to build the tallest structure that would hold the weight of the tennis ball. We planned, made and then evaluated our structures.
From this we learnt that our skeletons need to have the same qualities as our structures, strong, stable and provide support. We went on to learn about the three different types of skeletons: Endoskeleton, Exoskeleton and Hydro Skeletons. Test your children to see if they can name some animals with each of these skeletons.
Then on Thursday, we had the most wonderful World Book Day! The children looked fantastic, we got to visit Willy Wonka (AKA Mrs Chapman) factory! It was magical. We completed lots of book related activities and made our own book doors too, promoting reading!
Attached below is our knowledge organiser and topic grid:
Year 3 Team