Understanding of the World

Year 3 – Physics – Pulleys

Year 3 – Physics – Pulleys

Year 3 children have really enjoyed learning about magnets and forces this term. In today’s session, children learned about a pulley system to lift weight, before attempting to make their own. Children learned how this invention can make lifting heavier loads much easier.

How to make a Pulley?

Learn how simple physics helps make everyday life easier. Make your own pulley system at home. You will need some wire, thread, a spool, a hook and a bucket filled with toys or other materials. After assembling the pulley, first try and lift the bucket with your hands, and then again try lifting it with the pulley. Which one is easier?

Sometimes, it’s not easy to lift heavy objects with only human force. This problem can be fixed with the help of a simple machine like a pulley.

 

Year 3 – STEM Week 2022 ‘Growth’

Year 3 – STEM Week 2022 ‘Growth’

Children focused on the theme of ‘growth’ for STEM Week. Children learned how the actions of humans, such as transport, heating and electricity, and food, can have a huge consequence on our planet. We focused on climate change and global warming. Children learned about the term, ‘Greenhouse Effect’ and discussed ways in which we can… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Safer Internet Day 2022

Year 3 – Safer Internet Day 2022

Year 3 children designed a poster for Safer Internet Day 2022, and focused on ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’. Children learned about gaming and chat, streaming and video, and how young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Children also looked at how Safer Internet Day… Continue Reading

Year 3 – History – Ancient Civilisations

Year 3 – History – Ancient Civilisations

Year 3 have been learning all about the significance of Ancient Civilisations – looking at the Ancient Sumers, the Ancient Egyptians, the Indus Valley, and the Shang Dynasty of China. Our first focus is the Ancient Sumers. Children have focused on some key concepts from this fascinating civilisation and learned about irrigation, the invention of… Continue Reading

Safer Internet Day 2022

Safer Internet Day 2022

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on Tuesday 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Science – Animals, including Humans

Year 3 – Science – Animals, including Humans

Children have been learning about healthy eating and the human body as part of our science unit: Animals, including humans. In today’s lesson, children learned the names and location of a variety of human bones, this included: the skull, the vertebral column (spine); the scapula, the femur, the pelvis, and many others located in both… Continue Reading