Dahl Class had an amazing time at the Space Centre in Leicester today learning all about space travel, the planets and what it takes to become an astronaut.
The Astronaut Show in the planetarium was sensational! I never knew being in space could have those effects on your body or that they trained underwater to get them ready for the conditions in space.
What was you favourite part of the visit?
What is the most interesting fact you learnt whilst there?
This morning we had rather a big surprise… on the field there was a strange object which had seemingly crash landed!
This giant UFO (Unidentified Fallen Object) appeared just before break, smoke was pouring out of the back and there was a bottle of a strange green goey liquid inamongst the scattered debris.
The fire service were quick on the scene after tracking the unusual aircraft with special monitors.
In the afternoon we got a chance to explore the fallen craft and talk with the scientists on site who were investigating what had happened.
Where has this strange object come from?
Why do you think it fell?
Where was it heading?
Do you think anything (or anyone) was on board?
Year 3 had an amazing time last week on their first school residential at the Frontier Centre, challenging themselves and learning to love adventure. What a great time we had on the high ropes, the leap of faith, raft building, blind folded walk the plank (ssh don’t mention Mrs Holland falling in!), games in the sunshine and lots of other exciting activities!
What was your favourite activity and why? Write a comment below to let us know.
Whilst many of our Year 3 friends were at the Frontier Centre, we were also having fun back at Simon de Senlis. On Thursday we composed a musical score for a Tutankhamun story that will be shared in our next music session. After break we spent time planning and costing a picnic to eat on our trip the following day. A visit to Tescos followed lunch when we, and a large bear called Justin, purchased all the ingredients needed for our feast.
Friday arrived, a little less sunny than the previous day but dry nevertheless, and after preparing our picnic we set off in the school minibus to Salcey. Tree climbing, puddle jumping, forest exploring, den building, team work and a bit of singing was followed by an amazing picnic lunch! Everyone then played together on the adventure playground before conquering our fears to ascend the treetop walk and being rewarded by an ice-cream before returning to school, tired and muddy but very happy.
It was an utter pleasure spending two days with this merry band of explorers. All of the adults were particularly impressed by the teamwork and inclusion of a group of children who do not usually play together. New friendships and great memories have been created.
Mrs de B.
Year 3 are very excited about their trip tomorrow!
Here are a few reminders for you: See you all tomorrow!
Dahl class have been practising their drawing skills in class this week. We found a great website to help us draw a sphinx by following each numbered step carefully to help us. Here are some works in progress.
This week we made an amazing discovery… a real Egyptian tomb! We met a man called Howard Carter who was a famous archealogist and we were part of his special team of explorers. By candlelight we descended 12 dusty steps into an ancient tomb, inside we found many mysterious artefacts which we investigated by torch light. Hidden deep inside the sandy tomb was also the most amazing sarcophagus intricately detailed with gold and mysterious inscriptions.
In English we are now writing diary entries in the role of Howard Carter and his amazing discovery!
Can you describe some of the artefacts we found using adjectives?
What was the atmosphere like inside the tomb?
This week we said goodbye to the wonderful Mrs Stokes; we will all miss her so much in Year 3. She would like to thank you for all of the wonderful gifts and kind words she received on her last day.
On Wednesday, we unearthed our time capsule which we buried on transfer day last year. It contained sheets on which we had written down all of the things we wanted to get better at in Year 3. We really enjoyed reading the goals we’d set with Mrs Stokes and we used purple pen to add a mid-year comment before they are buried again until July.
It’s been an amazing year so far and Dahl class are excited about their new adventure with Mrs Deboard.
Have an amazing Easter everyone
Dahl Class really enjoyed looking at different types of rocks in our science sessions and exploring their properties. We then made a volcano outside using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar! It was very exciting watching it explode over the edge of the bottle!
After that we used the devices to research facts about volcanoes.
What facts can you remember about volcanoes?
Why not have a go at making your own volcano at home, you could share the pictures with us in class.