Year 3 have continued focussing on ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes in our English lessons. So far, we have read all the way up to Chapter 4 of the book and have loved every second of it!
Year 3 watched a fantastic clip of the Iron Man illustrator, Chris Mould, who taught us how to draw the Iron Man ourselves at home. I wish I could show all of the drawings but here are just some of the amazing work we created of the Iron Man stepping over the hill!
In Chapter Two we read about how the Iron Man was lured into a stupendous hole as the farmers were sick and tired of their machinery being eaten. Using this information, the children wrote instructions on how to successfully capture the Iron Man using the chapter for ideas.
Year 3 have also been studying earthquakes and volcanoes. The children have explored how volcanoes are formed over time and how they erupt. Some children even went above and beyond by making their very own volcano and making it explode using only washing up liquid, food colouring, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Check out Daisy’s experiment on our Twitter page where you will see her amazing experiment and commentary! We were amazed to discover that in the week we have been learning about volcanoes, Mount Etna erupted on Tuesday evening!
We have also been learning about earthquakes and how they occur around the world particularly around the pacific ocean. We looked at ways of measuring the intensity of earthquakes, such as the mercalli scale, and put these in order of intensity on our worksheet. Well done Year 3!