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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Our learning last week:


We had a brilliant week focusing on STEM activities! 


On Monday we had a computing day and learnt all about Micro:bits. We learnt to make an animation and even found out how to make the Micro:bits tell us the temperature in the room! We found out the features of Micro:bits, such as the LEDs and USB connections.


On Tuesday, we had a D+T day where we found out what it takes to be a design engineer. We learnt about the famous engineer James Dyson and learnt all about making design process, from prototypes to a finished product. In the afternoon, we were challenged to make a fan device called a Soccomatic. This was based on the Wallace and Grommit 'Cracking Contraption', where Wallace's problem was that he needed to score goals against Grommit. We used an electric circuit and motor, then we added a handmade fan to the motor and tried to move ping pong balls across a table. 


For the rest of the week we revisited skills such as watercolour painting and used this to help us create a population density map for Geography. We also had a virtual visit from an engineer to tell us more about jobs within STEM.


On Friday we continued to learn about digestion and carried out two experiments! The first was modelling the digestive system and the second was analysing animal diets based on (play dough) faeces samples. Have a look at our picture gallery to see some brilliant pictures of our learning this week.