Year 3 Science Fair – Day Four

What a wonderful day of learning.

We are so proud of the Year 3 children and how amazing all of their learning has been over this period of isolation.

Today, the children wrote poems linked to emotions to end our unit of work around poetry within our Working as Readers and Working as Writers time, and we linked this with our science learning all about mental health and wellbeing. Year 3 have written some wonderful poems expressing their thoughts about specific emotions and we are looking forward to getting these written up and for them to perform their poems on video, ready for our digital book.

The children also looked at how different events in our lives can affect us and what advice they would give to other people in different situations and life events.

A big part of our day today included exercising to a Joe Wicks chair exercise video. We explained the importance of our book being accessible for all and being inclusive of the needs of others. The children really enjoyed trying out chair exercising.

Finally, to end our day, we held a live zoom story time where Rianne and Rob shared each shared a story with the children. This was enjoyed by all!

Amazing day, thank you Year 3!

Year 3 Science Fair Blog – Day Three

We have had another full day of learning through seesaw!

Today we focused on activities that could be used in specific sections of our digital book.

We looked at body maps and the children highlighted different parts of their bodies that they felt different emotions. It was very interesting to see where different people feel different things.
We also looked at creating feelings mind maps. The mind maps will help the children plan poetry all about emotions and feelings.

A major part of our project brief is physical and mental well-being, some children wrote wonderful explanations for what these actually mean.

Another productive day, well done Year 3!

Year 3 Science Fair Blog – Day Two

Today was a very exciting day in Year 3.
We introduced the next phase of our project to the Year 3 children via a live online zoom lesson!

We reminded the children of our project brief and talked about the different ways we could develop and deliver innovative approaches to help with physical and mental well-being across both school sites and within the local community. We discussed the idea of creating a digital book that was accessible for all children, teens and adults. What goes in the book would be for the children to decide!

We had ALOT of wonderful and intriguing ideas of pages/activities that could be added to the book, from the children during the zoom lesson and afterwards on seesaw as well. Things like, puzzles, growth mindset activities, yoga tutorials, recipes for healthy eating, drawing tutorials, how to do gardening, brain challenges, exercise routines (gymnastics, karate, dog walking etc.) Meditation and breathing exercises, posters, drawings, short stories, nature walk ideas, how pets help us during times of loneliness, a section to link to different clubs within the community and LOTS more! The children were excited, keen, engaged and eager to get started!

As part of our seesaw learning today we thought about how emotions can be seen through art. The children used lots of different pictures and art work as stimulus to create their own ideas of emotions and feelings represented through drawing. As you can see, the Year 3 children took on this challenge with real passion and expression.

Awesome work Year 3!

Year 3 Science Fair Blog – Day One

Year 3 are self-isolating at the moment, but we have had an incredible first week of home learning with the children producing over 700 pieces of work!
All the children have engaged amazingly and have immersed themselves into learning, taking part and creating exciting work.

We have continued our learning from before we had to self-isolate, all about ‘The Nervous System’ and ‘Our Mental Health and Well-being’. The children have engaged in written work, creating colour poems, making posters about exercise – linking physical and mental well-being, constructing brains, watching exciting videos, learning about how our feelings affect us and researching what we can do to look after our mental health.

Well Done Year 3!

We are scientists…

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.