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Silver Birch Class - Year 3

Welcome to Year 3, Silver Birch Class!
 

In Year 3 we really enjoy our work. Find out what we have been learning by clicking on the links below.
 
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School Year 2020-2021

Summer Term 

Science Week w.c. 05.07.21

Shirt Design and Making based on 'The Shirt Machine' film

Year 3 studied the film in English, creating a detailed character description, an explanation of how the machine works and ledger pages like the ones the Shirt Maker might have kept when designing his fabulous shirts like the edible shirt, the flying shirt and the musical shirt! Then the class all designed a shirt and made them to fit. They used recycled materials.

Sports Week June 21st-25th 2021

Arts Week May 2021

Recommended reading

Please see the links below for some up to date reading suggestions and some old favourites.

 

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

 

https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/search/search?log=t&search%5Bquery%5D=%22%23reading-spine-year-3%22

 

 

Reading Recommendations Year 2-4

Spring Term 2021
Autumn Term 2020

Re-creating Stone Age Cave Art

We found out how Stone Age artists made cave paintings thousands of years ago. Then, using this knowledge we made our own paintbrushes using willow twigs which we whittled to make bristles. Then we mixed up soil and red paint to make an ochre colour and chalk with sticky glue to make white. Charcoal strokes added outlines and dark shaded areas.

Stone Age painting

Stunning Multi-Media Silver Birch Canvases

Silver Birch Class (Y3) has had a super start to the new school year. The children’s maturity, levels of independence and hard work are great to witness! Everyone is looking forward to learning all about The Stone Age and Rocks and Soils and the children are already enjoying French! Our first Art project was to create a multi-media silver birch canvas. Starting with torn newspaper shapes and PVA glue, work on the trees continued with wax crayon resist, paint application using the tache (touch) technique and the use of masking tape before painting the blue of the sky. Final touches were added in black marker pen. Stunning work from everyone to make a great first display!

In English, we have been studying Stone Age Boy. This is an amazing text which really brings our History learning to life! Putting ourselves in the boy's shoes, we have created an early Stone Age Camp and 'painted pictures with words' to describe the various features of the camp including the fire and cooking equipment, berry and shellfish baskets, the animal skin tents, the tools and the boats.

Our Stone Age display