What a fabulous time we have had in Hawthorns this half term. The children have all settled back in to learning without bubbles with ease. Our topic has been all about The Great Fire of London and we have all thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the ways in which London has changed, how we live now is different and similar to how people lived in 1666 and how the Great Fire started and spread across London. The children have been working so hard to develop their place value knowledge in maths and the writing that they have been producing during English has been fantastic!
In our art lesson, we used simple shapes to make sculptures of the human form. We looked at sculptures by a sculptor called Antony Gormley and we talked about what we thought they were made of, why they look like this, how do they make us feel and how they are similar and different to each other.
We discussed how Antony Gormley makes sculptures in the shape of humans and combines simple metal shapes in ways that make them look like a person.
We decided to be sculptors and make our very own sculptures using pipe cleaners. We followed the instructions carefully to make our mannequins.
We all had so much fun in our art lesson.
This morning in our English lesson, we confidently used the letters of the alphabet to locate new vocabulary and information in a dictionary. We had so much fun seeing who could find the words first! Well done Hawthorns!
Here are some fantastic photographs to show you all what Hawthorns have been up to during lock down…
As part of our Volcanoes and Earthquakes Geography topic the children spent the afternoon working in pairs to paint their paper mache volcanoes. They studied photographs of real life volcanoes and used their knowledge of the subject and their Art skills to paint their own volcanoes.
As part of our Geography topic ‘What makes the Earth angry?’ we invited our families in for an afternoon of D.T. We made volcanoes by attaching masking tape to half a bottle and base; making the volcano shape. We then used paper mache to cover the structure and build up the crater. Year 3 had a brilliant afternoon! We then finished off our afternoon by solving a range of Maths problem solving activities. We can’t wait to paint then explode our volcanoes.
This term we have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. The children have learned how to not only use a timeline but also how to organise events using a timeline. We have also, through our literacy, enjoyed writing from the perspective of the Egyptian Cinderella and have produced some fantastic diary writing.
One of the children’s favourite lessons was when we mummified Liam and then used this to write our own set of instructions on the mummification process. We have also made our own pyramids and have designed our very own death masks.
|Take a look at our fantastic class display!|
|Abigail and Nicole with their amazing pyramids!|
Hawthorns class starting the Multi Stage Fitness Test, also known as the Beep Test!
Everyone worked 100% and all reached above the expected level for their first try!
Well Done Hawthorns!
Our topic for the autumn term has been ‘Buildings. The children have enjoyed a range of activities including exploring different types of buildings and building materials, producing information texts about buildings through time, and creating their own model buildings. We have also written and performed our own song ‘The Friendship Journey’, which we have entered into a competition to win free music tuition for a year. In science we have learnt about animals living in specific habitats. We have had lots of fun this term in our learning.
World Book Day fun in Hawthorns
Drawing our favourite book covers!