My name is Miss Whalley and I teach Year Three at Mobberley. Our Cornerstones topic for Spring Term 1 is Predator!
I hope you’ve all had a fantastic Christmas and eaten lots of sprouts! As always, I can’t wait to see all of your home learning about our project, and we will share all of your amazing work together as a class.
I am really excited about teaching Year 3 this year, and can’t wait to start our new Imaginative Learning Project!
Tuesday 5th February is Safer Internet Day – the theme this year is “Together for a Better Internet.” The children will be learning about ways to stay safe online. Click here to find out more about Safer Internet Day.
Here are some Maths games we have enjoyed playing in class:
Year Three had a brilliant day focussing on Judaism and learning all about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. We learnt the story of Hanukkah and created some fabulous comic strips to retell the special story. We also had lots of fun making dreidels and playing a traditional Jewish game with them before creating some amazing Star of David’s from lollypop sticks. We loved sharing our day’s learning and creations with the rest of the school at the end of the day.
We have had such a brilliant time exploring our ‘Tremors’ topic this half term! Thank you for all of your wonderful research and learning at home to support our new learning in class. You all managed to teach me something new!
When we learnt about Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, we decided it was definitely news worthy, and became reporters for the afternoon! We wrote our own scripts for our news report (live from Pompeii) before videoing them together.
We wanted to explore how volcanoes erupted. Our ideas ranged from them erupting because they ‘feel sick’ to them getting ‘far too hot’ and needing to explode! We discovered that they really erupt because the gas particles ‘bang together’ and have nowhere to go other than through the roof of the caldera! Year three had a brilliant time recreating this by shaking up a can of fizzy drink until the gasses had nowhere to go but… UP.
Year 3 saw the destruction created by several earthquakes around the world, and wanted to explore ways that we could create ‘earthquake proof’ buildings. We spoke about using richter scales to measure the size of earthquakes and discussed the role of scientists who study earthquakes (seismologists). After this, we tried to create our own earthquake proof buildings with marshmallows and toothpicks before testing them with an earthquake in our classroom!
Philosophy for Children
In Year Three, we are not only geographers, scientists, writers, artists, mathematicians, historians, athletes (the list is endless!), we are also fabulous philosophers.
Today we watched a Christmas tale of a hedgehog who was so prickly that every time his friends tried to play with him they got hurt. Throughout the clip, he gets lonely, wishing he could play with his friends like everybody else. His friends have an idea to help him however, and surprise him with a Christmas present: some polystyrene to put on the end of his spikes so that his friends can hug him without being hurt!
Have a look at our fantastic philosophical questions and click the link below to watch the story.