Autumn Printing

Since returning in September, Year 3 have been developing their printing and pattern skills. Over the first few lessons, the children experimented with reproducing a variety of different patterns. Patterns included checks, spots and stripes. The focus of the pattern was an Autumn leaf the children then added further detail by contrasting with a different patterned background.

After deciding on their favourite patterns, the children had to score their designs into a polystyrene tile block using a sharp pencil. The children had to be extremely careful during this stage, ensuring they make sure their patterns are deep enough into the polystyrene but not too deep that they put a hole in the block.

Using printing rollers the children spread their ink all over their scored blocks before placing it onto their paper. With newspaper over the top, the children had to apply pressure to the whole surface so that their pattern prints.

Here are some of our finished printing pieces. Please come and have a closer look at our artwork, outside the Year 3 class!

We Are a Bucket Filling Class!

What a wonderful week Year 3 have had settling back into school! We have been working on routines, reflecting on our lockdown experiences and learning about our whole school value of this term – ‘Caring’.

We read the story, ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?’ by Carol McCloud. The story is about the invisible buckets that everyone carries around with them. When we are kind and care about our others, we add love to their bucket and they add love to ours.  However, if we do anything that is unkind then love comes out of our buckets.

Together, we discussed the behaviours that would be bucket filling and the behaviours that would be bucket dipping. The children all agreed that they would all rather be bucket fillers than bucket dippers.

Come and have a look at our Bucket Filling display in Year 3, with ideas of how you can be a bucket filler!