Today is outdoor learning day, so leopards class took our maths lesson outside! We were estimating time and measuring it using the stopwatch app in the ipads. We got better and better at estimating minutes and seconds. Some comments from the children were:
"Can we do maths like this everyday?"
"I love maths today!"
Today we learnt about throwing and catching with Brian and Mrs Milehan. We learnt how keep moving while picking up and throwing a ball, or as Brian said "be an aeroplane, not a helicopter!"
Today we took our learning outside and used practical equipment to help us with our skills in converting metres and centimetres. We used metre sticks and measuring tapes to work in pairs to find and record different lengths.
Today we were learning how to type quicker. We are beginning to progress from using one finger, to two and even more. Lots more practice to come, but a great start so far!
we have been looking at the works of Georges Seurat and have done lots of artwork relating to pointillism. The children have created beautiful pictures for their homework, and this week we used pointillism for shading, we practiced first, then painted apples using this technique.
This week, leopards class became forensic scientists as they undertook an experiment to find out who wrote a note, claiming to have stolen Mrs Wyatt's sweetie box.
We used chromatography to determine the type of pen used to write the note, and therefore, who the thief was! Fortunately, the sweeties were only borrowed and returned safely the next day.
This afternoon, leopards class were learning all about our local area by using google earth, google maps, and explored our area using google street view. We had to use lots of skills to do this, such as being able to spot Europe on the earth, locate Great Britain and pinpoint Goudhurst -this was easier said than done! We had lots of fun using our school iPads, and this will lead on to us creating our own maps in the future.
This week we have been looking at warm and cool colours. We used tissue paper to collage in warm colours (red, yellow, orange) and then used chalk pastels in cool colours (blues and greens).
The two pieces will be put together to make beautiful masterpieces next week.
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning how to read music, and have now mastered recognising and playing three notes, and knowing whether they are 1, 2 or 3 beats long. We have used 'boomwhackers' and xylophones to create music.
Today, year 3 went to the Museum of Kent life in Maidstone for Stone Age day. We had many different sessions;
- we learnt about trading,
- we found out what weapons they had,
- we learnt about how Stone Age people evolved from hunter gatherrs to farmers,
- we met a member of a stone age tribe,
- we found out what beliefs and burial traditions they had,
- and took part in cave painting.
We also had a play in the outdoor areas within the museum complex.
A brilliant day all round! Thank you to all the accompanying adults.