Emmaville Primary School

Southern Europe Year 3

Welcome to the Southern Europe Year 3 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this term.
Friday 17th May 2024 
We had a great time on Thursday when we were able to make our tarts to celebrate the Euros starting in a couple of weeks.  We had to work hard so that we were able to follow a recipe, and work as a team to decide who was going to do each job. The tarts we made were delicious and included broken biscuits, cream cheese, white chocolate and decorative fruit. 
Friday 10th May 2024
We had a fantastic morning in Southern Europe where we took part in a class debate. We were debating whether school uniform should be banned. The children planned their argument in Thursday's English lesson and we thought deeply about what Oracy skills we needed to use in a debate. We used an opinion continuum to assess whether our opinion had changed after hearing the different arguments. It was lovely to see that lots of people had changed their minds at the end of the debate. The children used amazing speaking and listening skills and were very respectful. It was lovely to allow the children to take the lead and respectfully debate between themselves, using questioning to get more information from their peers. 
The children really enjoyed the debate and it was great to see them having fun! 
Friday 3rd May 2024 
We had a brilliant day yesterday in DT learning how to safely cut up fruit for a tart we are going to be making in the next couple of weeks. We thought about food safety and how important it is to stay hygienic when preparing food. We all washed our hands, then had the opportunity to cut up and try strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. While some of us were cutting the rest of us made some fantastic food safety and food hygiene posters to remind us of key tips when preparing food. 
Friday 26th April 2024 
In History this week we were introduced to the Iron Age and had a fantastic time listening to Iron Age diaries where we were able to see how people from the Iron Age lived. We learnt all about blacksmiths and how they made the tools and weapons. We made some brilliant connections to our learning in other subjects, such as Science, when we found out how the iron ore gets drawn out of the rocks by melting the rocks at an extreme heat. Towards the end of the lesson, the children loved designing their own Iron Age shields. We thought carefully about what the shields represented and what patterns and designs would appear. 
Friday 19th April 2024 
Welcome Back! 
I hope you all had a fantastic Easter holiday! 
We have had a very productive start to the Summer term in Southern Europe. In Maths, we have learnt all about column subtraction and became experts at using some tricky language. It has been fabulous to see the children show such resilience when the work has been tough, but they've shown brilliant team work.