Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to Year 3 at Nansloe Academy. This page will give you some key information about our class and show you some of the learning that has been taking place. Please check back regularly to see new photos and to find out more about Year 3.
Our topic this term is 'Under the Sea' and we have already been learning lots of new things. The children investigated our treasure chest at the beginning of term and we used the contents to stimulate questions and ideas. The children's ideas and questions have been woven in throughout our topic planning this term. Key areas of interest were plastic in the ocean, pirates and sea creatures - all things we are now going to be learning more about as the term progresses. Have a look at the pictures below of the children exploring our treasure chest topic box and the 3D mind map they made to group their ideas.
Year 3 were set the challenge of building a structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows that could hold a 100g weight off the floor. They had to work together in teams to work out the best design. They had to use lots of their learning powers to help them with this: relationships, resilience, resourceful and reflect. Well done to Tom, who quickly worked out that triangles form a strong structure, applying learning that he had previously done at Beavers!
We made collage stars for display in our classroom. We had to show resilience and the activity really helped us to build our relationships because we had to work with different people. They are now on the wall in our classroom as part of our class reward chart. Please come and have a look, they look great!