In Science today, Year 3 began their lesson by asking questions about magnets, including, "what would happen if we put all the magnets together?", "does it matter how old the magnet is?", "will the ring magnet be the strongest even if it is the smallest?", "which magnet is the strongest?". We discussed what we would need to conduct a fair test, including changing the magnet each time, but keeping the metal paperclip and method of measurement the same. After an interesting discussion about our predictions - some pupils thought that the size of the whole magnet didn't matter (because, in the case of the horseshoe magnet, most of it is made of plastic), but rather the size of the physical magnet was more important - we carried out our fair test before finally recording our data in a bar chart.
Colour mixing and Maths
We have been continuing our learning about colour mixing in Year 3. We began by exploring, unpicking and discussing the primary colours with art specialist, Liz, including lemon yellow and brilliant yellow (the "yellows"); vermilion and crimson (the "reds"); and turquoise and cobalt (the "blues"). Next, we learnt how to mix different combinations of primary colours to make secondary colours before learning how to make different brush strokes. As one pupil explained, "like 1+1=2, one primary colour add another primary colour equals a secondary colour".
This week, Year 3 are busy working with storyteller, Anna to create a performance of the Ancient Greek myth, Theseus and the Minotaur. Here are some photographs of us in rehearsals so far.
Science: Forces and Magnets
As part of our Ancient Greek topic, we have been using primary sources to ask questions and learn about the past. Our historians used their knowledge about the world and Ancient Greece to make inferences and ask questions about the past.
In Year 3, we have been exploring wrong and right through the golden rule in Islam and Christianity. To finish our learning, we discussed the big question: If you do something wrong, can it be put right?
Class 3 at the British Museum
Science: Observing how magnets work
In Science today, we observed how magnets work. We learnt that magnets have two poles: opposite poles attract; the same poles repel. We also learnt that magnets are attracted to some metallic materials, such as iron and steel.