A special WWII visitor

Today Year 3 have had a very special visitor. Alan, who was just 9 years old during the war, came into school to tell us all about his experience as a a child during WWII. 

Before the visit, the children prepared some questions to ask Alan. You can see a few examples in the pictures below. Alan told the children all about rationing, children being evacuated, air raid shelters, what it felt like when Neville Chamberlain announced the war and much more.

Year 3 would like to say a very big thank you to Alan for visiting today. We have gained even more knowledge of what it was like to live through WWII, which is brilliant as part of our ‘I Remember’ topic. 

Listening to Alan tell us what foods were rationed during WWII.
Alan telling us about wearing a gas mask.

Savage Stone Age!

On Friday 23rd November, Years 3 and 4 had a special Stone Age activity afternoon in the woods to experience a little of what life would have been like in prehistoric Britain.  We sampled some foods that Stone Age people would have gathered, collected wood for the fire, made shelters, created cave paintings and other art from natural materials and made wooden arrows / spears.

Investigating Friction

This week in Science Year 3 have investigated the effects of friction on different surfaces. We used ramps covered with different materials such as sandpaper and carpet to test the effects of friction on a toy car. 

We began by making a prediction then, completing the investigation, followed by a recording of our results in a table. We are super scientists in Year 3!

The children said that they enjoyed this investigation very much! Keep up the good work Year 3 🙂 

Diwali

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to take part in a special Bhangra dancing session with Year 4. We were visited by a professional Bhangra dancing company who taught us some super moves.

The special session was part of our Diwali celebrations. We very much enjoyed it and would love for the dancers to visit again!

Year 3 remembers

This week Year 3 have been immersed into their ‘I Remember topic’.

This year the 11th of November marks 100 years since the end of the First World War!

Year 3 have been learning all about war time life as well as why remembrance is so important.

Alongside nursery, we have enjoyed baking a traditional war time bread pudding and played war time games such as jacks and conkers.

We have also been busy making lots of poppies for an art display, painting remembrance art, learning a wartime song, attending a tea dance and much more!

Bonjour!

This half term, Year 3 have been learning French greetings.

We now know how to say hello, what’s your name?, my name is, how are you?, I am good/very good/bad/so so and goodbye. 

This week we have been rehearsing our French greetings with a partner and then sharing them as a class. Come and see us to say bonjour! 

Harvest in Year 3

This morning, Year 3 have been very busy. We began the day by taking part in the Harvest festival. We sang our song Juicy Fruit beautifully. 

After break,  we were visited by Nursery. We had a wonderful time sharing some delicious harvest bread, singing harvest songs and reading stories. We hope Nursery come back soon!

Get Down to the Beat

Year 3 have enjoyed a special music treat this afternoon.

We have been lucky enough to work with Mr Bennett this afternoon our music specialist here at Rushall. We learnt how to keep to a beat and we even read some music! By the end of the session, we were reading music and playing our drums all at once.  What a fantastic afternoon!

I Remember…

Today in PE, Year 3 have been exploring what life was like in an air raid shelter.

We learned that air raids could last a long time so children had to find things to do to keep themselves occupied and most importantly, happy!

In the pictures you can see us creating some dancing, playing rock paper scissors and even reading books.

Fantastic Fossils

Today, Year 3 learnt all about the fossilisation process in Science. 

We tested how fossils make a mould by using some sweets and a slice of bread.

Once the sweet had been pressed into the bread you could see a mould of it’s shape!