Today was our second lesson of Mandarin. Our chinese teacher has taught us how to say members of our family and this week we have been learning about body parts and singing in Mandarin.
Today, a visiting author encouraged us to create our own story plans in writing teams. We created our own characters, problems and used instruments to add to the drama.
Having looked at many scarabs from Ancient Egypt, we designed our own scarabs. Finally, we used a variety of tools to recreate our designs on clay. Now, all we have to do is wait for them to dry before painting them!
This week was Science Week. We were lucky enough to have a special session called Eureka. We found out how to measure the volume of tricky shapes and then use their mass to calculate their density.
We had great fun dressing up and sharing our favourite books. We were also authors for the day with paired writing of our fables. Our fables all had messages we developed of how to make better choices in life
As part of Science Week, we took part in a Supernova Scientists workshop! We tested different liquids to find out if they were acid or alkaline. We found out we could tell which was which by the colour the liquid turned and investigated what patterns we noticed.
In science, we have been learning about forces. We investigated friction as a force by creating ramps made of different materials. We measured the distance a toy car travelled when going down the different ramps. We enjoyed coming up with our own scientific questions to test!
All of the children looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite book characters. They showed great interest in one anothers outfit choices which lead to some brilliant book discussions. Lots of role play took play throughout the day and we even managed to put on our own production of Little Red Riding Hood.
As very proud teachers, we just wish to send out a massive thank you to everyone that has run, baked, helped prep tombola prizes, bagged sweets, found sponsors (or been a sponsor!) and worked passionately to raise funds for film week. We have been overwhelmed by everyone’s commitment and generosity and have enjoyed seeing the children so keen to get involved.
Well done one and all!Miss Lambert and Mrs Orrin
This half term, with Mr Betts, Year 3 are developing their dodgeball skills. This week, we have been developing our throwing accuracy using the dodgeballs!