Our theme this autumn term will allow us to explore rocks, fossils, dinosaurs and volcanoes. This will lead to a lot of science around different types of rocks, how fossils are formed, the work of Mary Anning and different types of soils. We will able to to describe what volcanoes are and how they erupt. There will be a lot of creative writing and mathematical opportunities throughout the theme.
Explosive Volcano Painting - November 2017
Inspired by a British artist, Nick Rowland, the children re-created his volcanic explosion, concentrating on the lava first through flicked brush strokes and a mixture of red, orange and yellow. After drying, the children put out a template of a volcano before removing this to cover their work. They then used pipettes to a drip effect. The results are amazing! Well done Year 3!
In class 3 we celebrated British Science Week by investigating what type of drink would make the best exploding potion. Water and squash were unsuccessful so we tried again with only fizzy drinks and learnt that Diet Coke makes a fantastic explosion!