Teachers and Support Staff
Wednesday: PE Kits, timestable test.
Thursday: Homework due in.
Friday: Spelling Test and New spellings.
You can change your reading book daily so bring it into school and get a new book!
T o p i c
This term Year 3 will become volcanologists, we will be learning about the causes of a volcano and the impact that volcanoes have on Earth. We will compare volcanoes to other natural disasters (such as earthquakes and tsunamis) and compare and contrast. We will learn to label a volcano and we will use this knowledge to create our own.
In Science we are learning all forces.
Children in year 3 will look at different types of forces including gravity, air resistance, water resistance, surface resistance and magnetic forces.
Gravity is the pulling force acting between the Earth and a falling object, for example when you drop something. Gravity pulls objects to the ground. Gravity also holds our universe together, moving the planets in our solar system around the Sun.
Friction is a 'sticking' force – the resistance that a surface or object encounters when moving over another surface or object. Friction both stops and makes things move: it causes things to stick and rub against each other, and also causes slipping and sliding. Air resistance, water resistance and surface resistance are kinds of friction.
Air resistance is the force on an object moving through air, such as a plane moving through the sky. Air resistance affects how fast or slowly objects move through the air; some objects are more streamlined than others, which means the air pulls on them less and they travel faster. A parachute uses air resistance to slow down descent to the Earth.
Water resistance is the force on objects floating on or moving in water.
Surface resistance is the force on objects moving across a surface, such as an ice-skater skating on ice. Grips on your shoes or car tires use friction to stop you slipping. Shiny surfaces have less fiction so they are slippier; rough surfaces have more friction so slow things down.
Art and Design
As part of our Extreme Earth topic we are going to be working on creating our very own natural disasters. We are going to start off with volcanoes and will be using a range of materials to help create our very own ERUPTING volcanoes! Keep a look out for our pictures!