During arts week we studied the work of William Shakespeare, focusing on A Midsummer Night's Dream. On Monday morning we were very lucky as we watched a professional drama performance of this play, then we took part in a drama workshop with the cast.
We have tried to show a range of emotions and expression in drama and our art work, and we worked in groups to act out scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Have a look at the pictures below and watch our performances.
Pirate Theme week
During pirate theme week we have our students from Nottingham Trent University have planned and lead all of the activities. The children have written playscripts based on Peter Pan's encounters with Captain Hook and made parrots with moving wings.
The next day we learnt how to use Photostory and put some of our photos together to make short videos about our day. Have a look at a few of them here.
This term we are learning how to create our own animations. Below are some pictures and videos of us working together. Believe it or not, this is our first time exploring how to make an animation! Our work is inspired by Wallace and Grommit. Visit our website again to see how our work progresses.
For the final few days of the autumn term we have spent time on our DT topic of photograph frames. We cut out the sides from stiff card and then fixed them together with mitred corners and strengthened them with off-cuts. Look at the results!
To help with our creative writing and topic work we acted out the battle between the Romans and Boudicca's army; here is how it looked!
At the start of December we had a Roman theme week which culminated in two creative music days. Dave Ayres, a professional musician and workshop leader came in to lead this and our theme was the Romans' battle with Queen Boudicca. Look and listen to how we got on.
Our art this half term has focussed on Archimoldo inspired portraits. Archimoldo was an Italian artist who created portraits using vegetables and fruit. We created our own protraits from collages using fruit and vegetables.
In RE we have been learning all about Hinduism and, around the time of Diwali, we all made diva lamps out of salt dough.
In literacy we have been learning how to describe a setting and create different atmospheres. We have discovered that writers use a variety of adjectives and verbs which appeal to our senses. Below are some brilliant examples of our work in which we described our bedrooms and created a spooky atmosphere. Can you spot descriptions of things the writer could see, smell, hear and feel?
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This term in topic we are studying The Romans. During our first week in year 3 we created our Roman themed topic book covers. Here are some fantastic examples.