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Mash Up Music Festival
On 5th July, the Year 3 children had a fantastic day at the Dorset Music Service music festival “Mash Up!”
The Black Sheep band had us “do-si-do-ing” and “swinging our partners by the hand” as we learned to Barn Dance in front of the main stage.
We joined other schools to learn and play three chords on the Ukulele. The children challenged themselves to play the three chords in the right order at the right time to the backing track– not easy!
The children boogied and danced with the Jive Aces band, showing off our moves to the crowd.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players showed us how to play the violin and we all had a go plucking and bowing in time playing along with their performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
In Music lessons in Year 3 we have been having fun learning to play the Ukulele.
Our favourite song is "Thumb Brush Strum"
There once was a man in Tennessee
Kept cookies in his ukulele
Now cookies are such crumbly things
He dropped some crumbs all over the strings
Brushing the strings with his thumb
He discovered that thumb brush strum
Brushing the strings everyone
Now we're playing that thumb brush strum!
Last week, the Ukulele Club treated the KS2 children and the Open the Book Team to a few songs during Collective Worship.
A trip to Lulworth Cove brought our science topic "Rocks" to life. The Lulworth Rangers, Alex and Kirsten, taught us about five different types of rocks found in Lulworth: Portland Limestone, Purbeck Stone, Wealdon Beds, Greensand and Chalk. We learnt about the properties of these rocks and how fossils are formed. We even got to meet "Dippy"!
While Year 4 children were on their residential trip, Year 3 and 5 children worked collaboratively on a DT project to create a new board game. The children worked hard in mixed year group pairs to design and make their games. The following day they enjoyed trying out each others games, suggesting improvements and additions. We have put the games in the cupboard ready to be played during wet playtimes.
Erupting Volcano Paintings
Year 3 have been studying the Hindu festival of Diwali.
After learning about the story of Rama and Sita, Year 3 had a go at lots of activities to celebrate Diwali.
Designing Mehandi patterns.
Looking at items in a home shrine
Making diya lamps.
Making symmetrical rangoli patterns out of coloured rice.
They thought about their favourite activity and what they would enjoy if they celebrated Diwali.
Lots of the children said they would enjoy the eating and sharing of sweets.
Others said they would like to make the rangoli patterns to welcome the goddess Lakshmi into the home.
Enjoying the fire in the Iron Age Round House.....The BEST bit!
Here is a sample of Year 3 learning so far this term.
2 digit x 1 digit multiplying by Sally.
Egyptian Shape Poem by Seb
Egyptian Pharaoh art work by Alfie
Instructions 'How to make papyrus' by Eliesha
On Wednesday 8th October Year 3 went to Kingston Lacy to learn more about the ancient Egyptians. We all had a lot of fun and learnt a lot (including the Teachers), we would like to share what the children enjoyed and learnt;
Freddie: I enjoyed learning about hieroglyphics with my group because I liked cracking the code!
Henry: I really liked finding ancient Egyptian artifacts in the sand.
Lily: I enjoyed watching Jazzy getting wrapped up in bandages because she looked funny.
Macey: I enjoyed digging in the sand because I found lots of amazing things.
Amelia: I loved it when my group went into the sand and discovered what an amulet is.
Jamie: I liked learning about mummification and wrapping my friend up in bandages because it was really fun!
Callum: I enjoyed being wrapped up in bandages by Freddie the most because it helped me learn about mummification.
Some of the things we learnt:
Freddie: I learnt that William John Bankes was one of the first to crack the hieroglyphic code! I also learnt that little Shabti servants got put in with the Mummies! Did you know that before Shabtis came along people used to kill the servants as well?
Olivia: I learnt a lot, I loved all the activities we did and the whole class had a great time.