God, Creator and Year 3
Year 3 have been very busy this term. We have been learning lots about our Creator, God, and all the amazing things He has created.
Students have discovered that the sun is not the biggest object in our Solar System and that everything revolves around the sun. We have explored how mountains are formed and will be looking at rivers and lakes in the coming weeks. Science week was a blast and students enjoyed creating a clock from potatoes and lemons. They also worked well in teams creating the tallest tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti.
Below are what some of our students have said:
On Thursday in the afternoon, there was a Science STEM activity and it was a lot of fun. First we tried to use spaghetti and marshmallows to build a tower. At the end we had to measure our towers with a ruler and the person with the tallest tower won. You could have three marshmallows if you won and if you came second you could have two and if you came third you would get one. The potato clock was really cool. You had to use wires and put them in the potato and the screen would show the time. That is why it is called a potato clock. I loved the Science Stem afternoon.
Last week on Thursday we had a Science STEM afternoon. First we had to make a potato clock. Mrs. Dawkins said the juice makes a reaction with the metal. Then we had to make a marshmallow tower. It was very fun but my team didn’t win. It did look cool! Thank you for reading the newsletter.
On the Science STEM day I think the class learned quite a bit. We learned that by the juice of two potatoes, you can start a clock! You need to put two metal strips into each potato and then Mrs Dawkins showed us that by putting the two wires onto the metal pieces and into the clock, it would work. We also had lots of fun making the marshmallow towers using spaghetti to hold them up.
On the Science STEM day we built towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows. If your tower was the tallest, you won! If your tower was the tallest but it fell over, you don’t win. If you won, you got 3 marshmallows. If you get two potatoes and get a bit of wire and stick it in the juices, you can charge a clock.
Mrs Samantha Dawkins and Miss Skye Welsman
Year 3 Teachers