On Friday 27th May 2022, 3G celebrated the Queen’s Platinum. We had a 1950’s bash all dressed in our finest frocks.
As part of our celebrations, we looked at the art of Jackson Pollock who was an American artist was known for his ‘splatter’ style of art. His art work was displayed in the Tate Modern in the 50’s. We used pipettes to create our own examples of his work and then added the Queen’s silhouette on top.
A popular thing to play with in the 1950’s was playdough. But many people didn’t buy it from a shop! They made their own using flour, salt and water.
We listened to lots of popular music from the 1950’s and found that many people enjoyed rock ’n’ roll. We learnt the lyrics to “I’m singin’ in the rain” which was sung by Gene Kelly in the musical Singin’ in the Rain which was in cinemas in 1952.
A huge thank you to Alison for coming into school and sharing her dental expertise with our Year 3 children. Everyone learnt so much about dental hygiene and the importance of keeping our teeth clean.
We are engineers! Just like John Smeaton, we have designed and built our own bridges out of wood. We used different shapes to create strong bridges. We took inspiration from famous bridges to help us design ours and found that triangles create sturdy structures.
We have been learning about how muscles work to move our bodies. We used modelling balloons to show how muscles work in pairs pulling the bones to move them.
We can be Geologists!
As part of our scientific learning, we have been in our local area looking for different types of rocks and their uses. We found granite, slate, sandstone, concrete and ashlar. We know that rocks with higher durability are good for things that will need to last a long time, we also spotted that house use slate on their roofs. We discussed how this is because the slate is impermeable which means the material will not let water through.