Good morning 3 Simmonds and 3 Newman!
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Welcome to Year 3
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Mrs Humphries and Mr Mac
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Coding your own game
It was virtually time for the Stone Age in year 3 this week as on Monday we were transported to a VR world of discovery. Magically, we were whisked back to around 30,000 BC and the time of Stone Age man. We saw the cave paintings and constructions from the time and even some of the tools they used. We even got to visit Stonehenge without the four hour drive down the A303 in Wiltshire. As well as the VR experience, we also got hands on with some Stone Age crafts, turning fleece into wool to use to weave into material ready to make fancy outfits. It was a fantastic experience that really brought the Stone Age to Sheldon.
Year 3 were fortunate enough to be visited by the nurses and staff from Nuffield Health to talk to us about the importance of hand hygiene. This is especially relevant at the moment with so many bugs flying around so we got to find out just how good we are at washing our hands. With some magic lotion, we covered our hands before putting them in to a lightbox where all of the lotion glowed white. After washing them, we could see which bits of our hands we had missed. We are glad to report that most of the children did a brilliant job of washing the lotion off… the staff also had a go but we cannot possibly tell you whether the staff were as good at washing their hands as the children!!! Many thanks to the staff from Nuffield especially Mrs Maclean who is also the wife of one of the staff, can you guess who?
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And for those of you who don't speak Stone Age language, the children had a great time creating their own cave paintings to start our exciting Stone Age topic. We looked at examples of cave paintings from around the world and then used chalk to create our own works of art in the style of cave paintings. The children learnt why the caves were painted and how the Stone Age people used these paintings to communicate in a time when there was no written or spoken language.
Our Volcano topic finished outside in the freezing cold with some fantastic volcanoes ready to erupt. After filling with vinegar and orange powder paint, we added the baking soda and watched the lava ooze down the slopes.
After a lot of hard work and messy hands, the volcanoes are finished and ready to blow their tops in explosive eruptions and dynamic lava flows. The finished papier mâché creations look brilliant and show all the features of composite volcanoes. They are just waiting to be filled with vinegar and baking soda so that they can ooze with thick flowing lava. Check back later in the week to see the results.
Volcano Eruption Experiment
This week, we continued our volcano studies by working out how volcanoes erupt. Using different liquids and reactive agents, we carried out an experiment to find out which would give us the best explosion for when we erupt our own volcanoes later this term. Despite the impressive display from coke and Mentos, the clear winner was baking soda and vinegar which blew the film cannister all the way to the ceiling.