Year 3 Autumn 1

What a great start to the year!  Everyone has shown so much enthusiasm for their learning and we have had lots of fun too. 

In geography, we have been learning about volcanoes.  We started off by making a plasticine model to show the four layers of the earth – the inner core, outer core, mantle and the crust.  We found out about the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, particularly Mount Vesuvius which destroyed the Roman town of Pompeii.

We have done lots of practical work in science, including making and excavating our own fossils, comparing soil permeability and investigating which rocks are the hardest.  We made the most of a sunny afternoon by discovering what the soil in our school garden is made up of.  We particularly enjoyed finding mini beasts!

In art, we have been learning how to mix secondary and tertiary colours.   We have explored the art movement ‘Fauvism’ where the artists used unrealistic colours in their landscapes.  We drew our own landscapes, thinking carefully about the horizon, background and foreground and painted them in bright colours.  They look fantastic!  Have a look through our classroom windows!

We have also worked really hard on our writing, spelling and maths.  We can even do column addition with exchanging!