Clean Air Everywhere
With the support of Harbury Energy Initiative and Friends of the Earth, Year 3 have set up 4 air monitoring packs in the village. These will be left for 2 weeks to create a sample of the levels of air pollution. Friends of the Earth will then analysise these results for us and we can then compare them to national levels of air pollution…
Faith in Art week the children have been creating their own Rangoli patterns.
We started by using seeds and pulses and then created our designs our of tissue paper.
Rangoli is an Indian traditional or folk art, usually created on the floor on festive occasions. They use sand, rice and flower petals to create beautiful patterns. The word “rangoli” derives from Sanskrit, and it means “the expression of artistic vision through the joyful use of colour” or “design in colour.” It is done at the entrance of households or temples, or any place inviting guests on auspicious occasions.
Each colour has special significance:
WHITE: purity, coolness and safety
RED: strength and energy
GREEN: harmony and balance, nature
BLUE: vastness and happiness, peace
Elements of nature
Some engineers from Ricardo in Radford Semele worked with our class to teach us about crash testing.
We were given a budget and a list of things (cornflakes, toilet roll, paper clips, foam, kitchen roll, bubble wrap etc) we could buy to fill two plastic cups with. These plastic cups were then attached to the bumper of the Ricardo car. The car was then launched down a ramp into a barrier. The barrier was linked to a data logger that measured the impact of the shock.
We learnt that a combination of foam and polystyrene makes the best bumper.
Visit to Chedworth Roman Villa
Year 3 and 4 went to Chedworth Villa, we saw beautiful mosaics. In the dining room the mosaic represented the seasons of the year. The Romans used to eat lying on the sofa on one elbow admiring the mosaics.
By Ryan and Karam
We went on a tour and a lovely lady took us to a room to make craft Roman medicine. The ingredients were barley, bay leaf, garlic, poppy seeds, cumin and coriander. We mashed them all together and made an amazing medicine to smell if you had a blocked nose.
By Joshua and Grace
On Friday 20th April, Year 3 and 4 went to Chedworth Roman Villa. We saw where nature took over. After about 18 hundred years the Victorians found the villa and dug down to find the old mosaics and the hypocaust.
By Liam and Jessie
We loved being Lost Boys, Pirates and Natives in the KS2 production of Peter Pan!
World Book Day
Look at our fabulous world book day costumes!
As you can see the most popular books in Year 3 are The Worst Witch and Harry Potter.
Assembly – February 2018
Well done Year 3 your assembly was AMAZING!
The chocolate button challenge!
To learn about collaboration Ms Fowler put down a bowl of chocolate buttons and gave us each a spoon. She said we could eat as many chocolate buttons as we wanted with a spoon but we weren’t allowed to bend our elbows – we had to keep our arms straight! After various tongue stretching, chocolate button catapulting attempts we realised the solution was to collaborate and feed each other!
Year 3 and 4 had an amazing WOW day based on their topic “The Firework Maker’s Daughter”. They all had a chance to make a shadow puppet and perform a shadow puppet play, learn about Tai Chi, prepare the vegetables for a stir fry and then eat it with chopsticks.
Thank you very much to the PTA for helping to fund this event.
Thank you also to Peggy Chung who taught us how to make a delicious vegetable stir fry.
Peggy Chung’s Vegetable Stir Fry
1-2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Teaspoon of dark soy sauce
1 Teaspoon of light soy sauce
Selection of vegetables e.g. peppers, courgette, mushrooms, carrots
- Pre cook the noodles following the instructions on the packet.
- Chop the vegetables finely and use a peeler to shave the carrot.
- Heat the oil.
- Add the vegetables and fry for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the noodles and soy sauce and fry for another 2 minutes.
The Night of the Seawigs!
After reading Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeve as our class book, we all made a seawig to wear to the night of the seawigs party. On our seawig we drew symbols from the last 7 years of our lives and decorated them with seaweed and shells.
We have noticed how cold it has been getting recently but exactly how cold is cold?
Now we know how to use a thermometer, we will be measuring the temperature daily and keeping a record at the Year 3 Weather Station.
Click here and scroll down to see pictures of our Stone Age WOW Day!
Stone Age Experience!
On Monday we were lucky enough to have a visit from Past Alive.
They brought with them lots of Stone Age artefacts, some of which were over 35 000 years old!
“I like it when we made a fire without matches!” Oliver
“They showed us everything about the Stone Age – I like it when we saw the animal skins.” Charlotte
“We even held two arrow heads!” Oscar
Many thanks to the PTA for funding this amazing day.
Stone Age Timeline
Year 3 and 4 went out to the playground to create a timeline that stretched from 2017 right back to the Stone Age. Using a toilet roll (of all things) they managed to get it to scale: One sheet represented 5000 years!