Understanding of the World

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 the arms and legs.

Children then looked at investigating movement and set up an investigation that asked the question: does femur size (estimated length in cm) have an impact on the distance jumped? Femur size differed child-to-child and this was the only variable that was different. Variables we kept the same included: type of jump, condition i.e. indoors same starting point, number of jumps per child, etc. We concluded that the longer distances jumped did not necessarily correlate to a longer femur size, as the longest jump was 175cm and the femur size of Child A was 30cm (average). We did, however, note that this may be down to their technique and skill in the jump. We then discussed how we could improve the enquiry and children suggested that they wear their PE uniform and are allowed three jumps instead of won.

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Year 3 – Willy the Wimp

Year 3 – Willy the Wimp

For anti-bullying week, Year 3 children participated in a number of activities – one for each day of the week. On Friday, children read Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne. The story is about Willy, a diminutive chimp, who wouldn’t hurt a fly. It’s no wonder the suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp… until… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Writing

Year 3 – Writing

Children have been learning how to write a brochure in our literacy lessons. The context was Newcastle and Gateshead. Children learned how to write persuasively by using persuasive adjectives, the power of three, direct address, photographs, personification, and rhetorical questions i.e. are you tired of sitting in front of the TV? Are you tired of… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Science – Soils

Year 3 – Science – Soils

In our science unit this term, children have been learning all about rocks, soils, and fossils. In today’s lesson, children focused on how rocks turn into soul. They focused on how weathering can quicken this procedure and learned how rocks can expand during the day and contract during the night, and how this process of… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Year 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Well-being In class today, children looked at how our mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from our… Continue Reading

Year 2 – R.E.

Year 2 – R.E.

In class, children reflected on what they have learned during our Pentecost topic. Children spoke about spreading the Gospel message through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We also discussed key learning focuses: Jesus is risen, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit, the Ascension, Pentecost day, Passing on the Good News, and Spreading the… Continue Reading