Our Fashion topic is now well underway and year 3 have really enjoyed getting their teeth into it this week. Across the week, we have spent our English lessons preparing a video message that we will record for either the general public or people that work in the fashion industry, informing them of some of the issues we’ve been investigating and how they can be a part of the solution.
Of course, to do this we had to figure out how to be a part of that solution! At the beginning of the week, we looked at lots of different items of used clothing and sorted them by whether they were damaged beyond repair, fixable or just old and out of fashion. We then decided what the most sustainable way to dispose of them would be, whether this was using the sewing skills we’ll soon have from our Art lessons to repair a rip or tear or gifting it to a friend if we’d grown too big for it.
This led us into Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, where we started to draft what we might say in our video messages and then edited them to make them the most effective they can be. We can’t wait to record our videos and show you all!!!
In writing journal, it was jazz week and Ms Glenister popped round to give us a bluesy performance on her flute.
In maths, we have been continuing our exploration of fractions. We are still in the early stages of this topic, learning about the changing relationship between the parts and the whole.
We did this by drawing lines and splitting them into equal parts at the beginning of the week before progressing to using dice and counters to rearrange unequal groups into equal groups on Wednesday and finally experimenting with shape on Thursday. It won’t be long before we are ready to get to grips with the numbers side of fractions – that’s when the real fun starts.
In our topic lesson (history), we learnt about clothing in the middle ages and how it was affected by social status, while in science we had a go at grouping animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We may have had to google a few, just to double-check!!
Our Art lesson with Mrs Smith this week was one of the best yet. As part of our fashion topic, we are designing and creating puppets that we will then use for something very special. This week, we used newspaper and wood to create the spine and head of our puppet and then modrock to mould more specific features like the eyes, ears and nose.
And if that was fun, then forest school was even better! As always, we split into two groups – one working with our forest school lead, Mrs Khan, and the other with their class teacher. The group with Mrs Khan worked on building hedgehog homes from materials in the forest, while the group with the class teacher made musical instruments from wood and string and then wrote songs about spending time in the forest. Which of course we just had to perform for the other group!!! Best of all – next week we’ll swap, so everyone gets to try everything.
After all that… you must be exhausted!!! So enjoy your 4-day weekend, relax and recharge. See you soon!
Year 3 Team