As part of our Design Technology project, we have looked at Greek food. Even though some of us weren't keen, we tasted some Greek food such as Feta, houmous, tzatziki and olives - yak! After we had completed our taste test and evaluated the food, it was time to design our own pitta. Miss Dalley gave us a design brief to follow and from that we designed and made our pittas. While in the kitchen, we had to make sure we were following health and safety rules in order to keep us safe. The best bit had to be when we got to trial our own pittas.
As part of our Art lessons, we have been creating sculptures using clay. We have used the landmarks of the Quayside to base our sculptures on and used a range of tools to create texture.
After designing and beginning to construct our warning systems last week, we completed the process by adding a working series circuit. Some of us found it a little tricky to use the crocodile clips but it was great for practising our fine motor skills.
This week we have started to bring our product designs to life and make our earthquake sirens. We followed our product designs and will add electrical components to complete.
PSHE and C
During PSHE and C we have been talking about how to keep safe - particularly on the internet. Year 3 were AMAZING at this so we decided to write some rules to help others stay safe too.
In Geography, we have been extending our knowledge about European countries. We have been improving our atlas skills by finding capital cities as well as using the internet to find out about Landmarks in those cities.
During art week we looked at Penshaw's Monument. We explored a range of line drawings and then explored the different ways we could use our pencils. We enjoyed: cross hatching, pointillism, using dashes, sketching and stippling. We then used these new pencil techniques we learnt, to draw Penshaw's Monument. After spending the time drawing the monument, we then carefully outlined our drawings, using a fine black pen to make them stand out.