Chestnut Class 2020/21


Year 3 - Chestnut Class
Merry Christmas everyone! We've had a fabulous last week doing lots of Christmassy activities. We're really proud of everyone for working so hard this term, especially considering all the new rules. Have a well deserved rest and I look forward to seeing you all in January!
In Science this half term we are learning all about forces and magnets. We have carried out lots of experiments and we particularly enjoyed testing cars on different materials to measure the friction and the distance they travelled. Next week we will be making our own magnetic games!
We are really enjoying our football sessions with Dan from Kidderminster Harriers. We've been practising different skills and learning new games. Yesterday we focused on blocking. We played a great version of stuck in the mud with woggles!
We've really enjoyed our Rocks topic in Science. We finished it off today with an experiment testing the permeability of different soil. Everyone brought in a sample of the soil from their garden and we had a lovely morning using funnels and filter paper to test their permeability. We had a range of different results and enjoyed watching to see how quickly the water travelled through the soil! The previous week we enjoyed digging in the soil around school to learn more about it's composition.
It's been a busy couple of weeks in Year 3. We've worked really hard to learn the new routines and everyone has settled in fantastically and is working really hard.
We've loved our tennis lessons at the tennis club. Every day we do an 'Active 5' minutes which ranges from Joe Wicks to Just Dance! In Science this week we enjoyed pretending to be palaeontologists and excavate chocolate chips from cookies! In Computing with Mrs Mansfield we enjoyed programming the Beebots.
We're also really enjoying seeing everyone's homework on Class Dojo, don't forget to keep checking the app for new tasks! 
We've been really busy this week! In Topic we used atlases to locate key cities around the UK. In Science we are learning about rocks this half term. Today we tested 8 different rocks to find out more about their properties. We've also been lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine at our tennis lessons and by doing our Daily Mile!
It's been a busy first week back at school! Everyone has worked really hard. We've enjoying finding clues from the Minpins, testing biscuits for the best dunker and getting used to the new routines and rules. Well done everyone!