Year 3 have been scientists learning more about food and nutrition.  They have used their understanding of a healthy diet to find out more about the nutrition we get from different food groups and why this is so important for our bodies. The children have also been researching the function of the skeleton and have learnt the names of some of the 206 bones in our bodies. They were excited to learn that the smallest bone in the body is actually in our ears! The children then used everything they know about healthy foods to create a game in Scratch coding where they practised their programming skills.

In Writing, Year 3 have been learning about describing appearance and personality. They wrote detailed self-description emails to introduce themselves to their new teachers. They have also enjoyed creating and describing their own healthy characters such as Polly the Pineapple and Alfie the Apple which they then wrote descriptive stories about. The children loved listening to our story time reading book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. They have taken inspiration from Roald Dahl to invent and describe their own unique and interesting characters.

In Art, the children have been creating their own pieces of quilt inspired by the four seasons; spring, summer autumn and winter. They have enthusiastically created their own designs, selected their materials and have sewn and quilted their designs.

After practising our Harvest songs for most of the half term, the children were able to confidently perform to the whole school and parents. All the children sang and performed very well and remembered all the words. It was an excellent performance and all the children did a fantastic job.

We are now learning about the Mayans, creating artwork inspired by Mayan culture and having a go at recreating some of their tasty recipes!

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