Today year 3 visited the Verulamium Park in St Albans. Did you know Verulamium was the third largest British Roman town? The Romans built the defensive wall between 265 and 270 AD and it can still be traced for most of its 2 mile radius. We did a sketch of the wall and then completed a learning walk around the park, spotting different human and physical geographical features.
This morning, Larch class took part in their Sports Day! The children all displayed excellent determination and sportsmanship, cheering on their peers. We all enjoyed getting outside and taking part in a range of activities.
Today in Larch class, we have been learning about how shadows are created. We went outside and made our own shadow animals and words! We used the sun as our natural light source and our own bodies as opaque objects to block the light source and create shadows!
Today in Geography, we started our brand new topic – volcanoes! We learnt about the four layers of the Earth. They are the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core. Check out our fantastic models of the layers. We even made songs to remember the different layers!
Larch class have been investigating which member of staff stole the chocolate cake from the staff room today!!!
We investigated different types of soils and compared their properties. We discussed colour, density and how wet they were. We worked out which soil matched the description of the culprits footprint to find out who was guilty! We have learnt that soil can differ depending on where it is and how deep underground it is!
Larch class have returned to our mosaics today. We have been using grout to fill in the spaces between each tile. It took a lot of skill and concentration but we are super proud of the final result!
In computing, Larch class have been learning about what a database is and how a branch database works. Did you know databases are used in libraries, schools and even supermarkets! We created our own human-sized branch database by playing ‘class guess who’. We then designed our own branch database and created them electronically using purple mash. Check out our fantastic databases!
Today Larch class completed step one of creating our Roman mosaic tiles. We secured our mosaic tiles in place, leaving a small gap between each one. We all made sure we used 3-4 colours and created a border.
Check out Larch class taking part in the National Daily Mile today!