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Robots WOW Day
Last Wednesday, Year 3 went to We the Curious for Term 4 Wow Day. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all and a memorable and rewarding way to pre-learn our topic.
The day consisted of a workshop introducing them to ro-botics and Programming using exciting LEGO technology. They wrote simple algorithms to operate sensors on a robot, navigate a map and complete a mission.
They also had the opportunity to explore the facilities there. On the ground floor is where the biggest exhibits can be found. There was the chance to complete their ‘Plants’ trail by answering questions in a hands-on kitchen and greenhouse. There are human body exhibits, art and science installations and an open city lab.
On the first floor, they followed the light’ trail to pre-learn our topic for next term by completing questions about the various exhibits. They were exposed to sound, light, making and sensory experiences. There was the chance to create their own stop-motion animation at the Aardman Animation exhibits, form giant bubbles and step into the space gallery.
Obviously, the main excitement of the day was lunchtime. From the moment we got on the coach until we stopped for lunch, this was the biggest thing on their mind. I heard all about the yummy and special treats that had been put into the trip lunch and what was in their sandwiches.
Thank you to the parents and adults who came to help and support us on the day and to all of the parents for making it possible for us to go. We hope you enjoy reading their comments and a few photos of the day.
Mrs English and Mrs Dawson.
Personal Challenge WOW Day
Yesterday the Year 3 children presented their personal challenge projects to the WHOLE school. We are so proud of the children. Their projects were amazing and every single one of them could talk confidently about their different areas. Thank you to the parents and carers for their support and encouragement at home – it really was lovely to share their learning and understanding in such different, creative ways! The children were interacting with older and younger children as well as adults all day with a VERY different structural routine and they coped really well. They were a bit nervous about the older children visiting as they thought they already knew it all but were super chuffed when some Year 6s said they had taught them something they didn’t know. They were also so kind and helpful with the younger children – modifying their language to help the little ones understand and helping them if they looked nervous.
It was a lovely, community feel day so thank you to everyone who made it possible.
Mrs Dawson and Mrs English
“This was an exciting day because I got to make new friends from different year groups whilst I was sharing my learning with them”. Emily S
“ I was surprised because I didn’t think that middle of the Earth was the hottest but the smallest” Ivy
“I was surprised because I didn’t know I’d have so many people looking at my project but I was really happy and felt proud” George
“ I was surprised that more than 150 people stopped to comment on my project and that made me feel really happy!” William
“I am so happy because I learnt so many new facts when I was making the project and by seeing other peoples” Charlie HY
“I felt really excited because everybody in the whole school came to see our projects!” Chloe H
Roman WOW Day
Last Thursday, year 3 enjoyed their introduction to their History topic on The Romans. It was a fun and motivating day from the beginning to end and the children looked the part in their Roman costumes. They were fortunate to have a Roman workshop from a leader who has appeared in many historical documentaries and feature films, as well as the BBC’s ‘Horrible Histories’. They studied life in Britain during the time of the Romans and leant about the many good things that the Romans did during this time. They explored the dramatic change in the lifestyle of citizens following the arrival of the Roman legions, they took a tour through a bath-house where they discovered how the Romans had im-proved our toilet system and how they were used. They had time to look at and handle many Real Roman artefacts which provided an opportunity to get a real hands-on experience. Other activities were playing the Delta game which is a maths-based game using Roman numerals, they worked with a partner to complete a Roman quiz, they saw and held Roman and Celtic weapons and armour and learnt about Boudicca’s final battle with the Romans. The day finished with a gladiator show, in which the children had all the important roles, from slaves through to the mighty Emperor.
Nutrition WOW Day
Last Friday, Year 3 enjoyed their Wow Day with the theme on ‘Nutrition’. The day was filled with many activities such as, learning how to eat a rainbow, creating a daily menu which contained all the food groups, writing an acrostic poem on healthy eating and making pitta pizzas. They learnt that different coloured foods play different roles in keeping our bodies healthy. To name a few of the benefits, white vegetables help our immune system, Yellow/orange vegetables protect our eyes, red protect our skin, purple improve our memory and green give us healthy bones. We had a fun day dressed as chefs and the most popular part of the day was making pitta pizzas. The aim was to eat a rainbow by choosing a variety of vegetables to top their pizza, like yellow and red peppers, sweetcorn, mushroom, 2 different cheeses, tomatoes and fresh basil. We also took the opportunity to provide the children with scales to measure some of the ingredients. This was to give prior learning for their maths lessons on mass in a few weeks. Thank you for support and to the parents who gave their time to help in the morning.