Riley Class Learning Story

Year 3 Persuasive Adverts

This week, in year 3, we have been looking at persuasive adverts. First we heard, mapped and retold 'The Tantalisingly Tremendous Toga' advert. Then we looked at some adverts that are on our screens today and had a go at retelling them in...

3A learn about light and reflection

This week, 3A have been learning about light and reflection. They conducted a scientific inquiry in which they explored what happens to light when it is shone on different surfaces. The used a torch and mirrors to reflect light from one surface to another, learnt that light only travels in straight lines so they angled a series of mirrors to see if they could make light bend around an object! They learnt lots of interesting facts about light so make sure you ask them to share one with you!

How To Make A Healthy Salad

To keep our bodies healthy we need to exercise AND eat the right foods, so today in Houksai class we made a healthy salad to make it easier to get your 5-a-day. We're going to be writing up our recipe, as well as a set of instructions of how to make it. Ask us about...

Life Drawing

Life drawing is a skill that artists develop over time, and is often first learned at art college. Today Hepworth Class drew their friends, looking closely at scale and proportion. The models had a hard job as they had to stay perfectly still, like a statue, in a pose...

We are an Artsmark Gold school

We are very happy to announce that we are now an Artsmark Gold school. Creative learning is at the heart of our school, and we are very proud of our commitment to developing the whole child. There is lots of evidence that shows learning through the arts supports...

Learning about fossils was such fun!

Year 3 had a fantastic week this week by taking on the role of mini scientists and learning all about fossils. They learned what fossils are, how they are made and why they are important to us. Firstly, they discussed the stages of how a fossil is made. Then they used resources to make their own fossils. Sadly, they didn’t have a real dead dinosaur to fossilise, so they were happy to just use a bone shaped dog biscuit instead! They placed their bone in a cup, put plasticine underneath (to replicate the seabed), then covered this in salt, food-colouring and tissue (to replicate layers of sediment, rocks and minerals that help to make fossils). The experiment was very fun and all children are eagerly looking forward to seeing what their fossil will turn out like (normally, they would have to wait millions of years for a fossil to form, but luckily for us, it will be next week!) Well done Year 3!

Hokusai Fossil Formers!

This afternoon, Hokusai class have been busy learning about how fossils are made. To further our understanding we have carried out an experiment using dog biscuits (bone), Plasticine (seabed) and tissue paper (sediment) and next week we'll become palaeontologists and...

Y3’s trip to The Natural History Museum

Y3 had a tremendous day at the Natural History Museum this week. Once there, they explored every area of discovery the Museum had to offer! Some of the things they saw were fossils of dinosaurs that had been discovered by Mary Anning, the skeleton of a blue whale, the actual model of a huge blue whale, models of nearly every animal and bird that exists and even a section that was dedicated to creepy crawlies! (Saddiya our bug expert was well impressed!) They got a feel of what the middle of the Earth looked like by travelling into the Globe Structure, they learnt about volcanoes and how they erupt and even braved an earthquake simulator! Most children came out of the earthquake simulator in one piece, not sure I can say the same about the teachers though! (We are pretty sure Mr Benoir was still shaking even when he returned to school!) All in all it was an awesome day and Y3 were excellent ambassadors for Lansbury Lawrence! Well Done!

Sculpting their way to Success

3A have kick started their academic year with a bang by immersing themselves into their new class, topic and routines. They have already experienced sitting around a campfire to hear a story.They have transformed their classroom into a Stone Age cave. They made cave paintings and have created Barbara Hepworth inspired clay sculptures. Their sculptures are so beautiful, they can be mistaken for Barbara Hepworth’s very own ones. Great start 3A. We are in love with the shape of your sculptures! Keep moulding your way to the top!

The Mammoth Hunt

Year 3 have been learning a story about Kroll, a young boy who lived in the New Stone Age. Kroll is part of a hunter gatherer tribe and the time has come for him to join the hunt. Hokusai class decided to retell the story as an epic blockbuster movie, sit back and...

Getting into geometry

Today, we were introduced to our new unit of work for maths – geometry. We explored lines of symmetry, quarter and half turns, properties of 2D and 3D shapes and use Venn diagrams to sort and classify. All of this was linked to our pirate topic.

Friday Fractions Fun

Early last Friday morning, a strange treasure chest appeared outside the Delaunay classroom door, surrounded by a swarm of sea gulls. Captain McNerney and Captain Ruskin dragged the heavy chest inside and revealed its contents to the excited children. It seems that...

Who were you kind to?

Delaunay Class ended last week with a reflection on our first week of the Kindness Partners project. As we blogged about before, every week we will be showing kindness to someone (in secret) and each Friday we will reveal our partners. Some children gave examples of...

Google Virtual Reality!

WOW! What a day we had last Wednesday 1st March. Who would have thought that Google would come to our school? Well they did.. and they brought in their Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) equipment to give us an experience of a lifetime. It was amazing! We went to...

Kindess Project in Delaunay Class

Year 2 has been reflecting on kindness in our assemblies and through our kindness leaves. And this week, Delaunay Class has begun a new project to encourage even more kindness in our classroom. On Monday, each child selected a secret (shhh!) kindness partner name from...

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