Some of the class have been busy making a model volcano. They created it using paper- mache around a bottle.
The children then painted it and enjoyed using a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to create an eruption
We have been learning to apply our multiplication skills to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. In order to do this, we had to use our knowledge of place value, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and repeating groups of these. We found the total of the tens and ones and combined these, which gave us the answer to the multiplication calculation.
We have started to learn about the Anglo-Saxons, who invaded Britain after the departure of the Romans. This week, we examined some artefacts from the period, questioning what they might be, who they belonged to and what they were used for. We discovered that they believed in different gods, predicting the future and magic using patterned wooden pieces called rune. They also used coins to buy things, stamps to decorate objects and wore large helmets in battle.
The children have taken part in a number of activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. They particularly enjoyed creating their plastic bottle poppies which are displayed on the reception garden fence.
We have spent a lot of time learning about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Pompeii in AD 79. The children have done some excellent descriptive writing about this, which is on display in the Y3 classroom.
We have been learning about place value in 3 digit numbers. We can make these numbers using Base 10 and compare them using < > and =. We are now beginning to add these together.