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Year 3 Learning


Year 3 have learnt about Diwali – ‘The Festival of Light’. We talked about some of the ways in which Hindus celebrate this festival such as creating Rangoli patterns, decorating their hands with Mehndi, making diva lamps, eating a special meal with family and exchanging gifts.

We had the opportunity to take part in many different activities this afternoon:

  • Making a Diva lamp from clay.
  • Colouring Rangoli patterns
  • Designing Menhdi patterns
  • Making a Diwali greetings card
  • Trying on traditional Indian clothing

Ernest Shackleton - History

During History a special visitor came into our classroom, the children asked him questions to work out who he was.


What is your name?

Have you ever been to the Antarctic?

Have you climbed a mountain?

What did you eat in the Antarctic?

How long did it take you to cross the Antarctic?


The children also looked at items placed on the table; a bowl of ice, snowflakes, blue cloth and an advert for a job and discussed what they thought it may link to. Finally the children went outside and in pairs used chalk to create the shape of Antarctica.

Art linked to Science

During Science we have been learning about Skeletons and the names of the bones in our bodies. Children have then used this knowledge during art lesson to draw the bones in the human skeleton!