On Tuesday 23rd May Year 3 had a buzzy and exciting day filled with activities relating to their Science topic on Plants. The day consisted of hands on learning across the two classrooms focusing on Flowers in 3BG and Bees in 3R. We had a local beekeeper, Mr Rutland present, who spoke to the children about the importance of bees. Each class then participated in carousel activities such as viewing bees in an observation hive and asking questions about bees as well as sampling honey, trying on a bee suit, identifying seeds, painting observational drawings of flowers, visiting the environmental area and much, much more. To finish off the day, the children all created a life-cycle of a sunflower wheel to take home and share what they had learned with others. We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Rutland for sharing his hobby with us and High Wycombe Beekeepers Association (HWBKA) for the loan of their education material. If you would like to donate to this local charity please visit their website at www.hwbka.co.uk.
On Tuesday 9th May, Year 3 visited Shortenills for a woodland learning experience. During the day, the children did a variety of activities. They described the surroundings using adjectives, similes and alliteration as well as creating 3D maps of their woodland walk. They also participated in fun activities based on the book, ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl. This involved groups of children creating Minpin homes in the woods and a monster from items they had foraged for, such as pine cones, leaves and bark. It was an enjoyable day and the children loved their experience of outdoor learning, though it was a little chilly!
Greek Day fun!
The children in Year 3 had a lovely day finding out lots more about Ancient Greece. We played traditional games, completed a quiz, solved mathematical problems and re-enacted battles between Sparta and Athens! We even had a Greek themed lunch in the sunshine.