Year 3

24 Jan

Evidence from the past

        In Year 3 we have been learning about different types of evidence that can help us understand the past. We understand that fossils are great evidence from the time of dinosaurs and we learned about how they were formed over hundreds of millions of years. In class we made our own fossils out of play dough and Plaster of Paris.       ...

17 Jan

Book Reviews

In year 3 we have been writing book reviews using persuasive language and paragraphs. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Frencesca Cavallo  Review by Elise Leal This book is about women and how they’re famous for amazing things they have done. They’re many short biographies about women. It is fun to read because I like hearing amazing stories. It makes me feel proud that I am a girl. My favourite person is Alicia Alonso because she is blind and...

09 Jan

We are palaeontologists!

This week we had out Entry Point for Footprints From The Past and the children were palaeontologists in the Egyptian desert looking for artefacts in archaeological sites. The found some bones and dusted them off. Once the groups came together they realised that their bones fit together to make a T-rex. We are now really excited to find out more about the age of the dinosaurs, through Science, Geography, History and much more! ...

04 Dec

Angles angles everywhere!

Continuing with our Geometry learning this week we have been looking at angles. We started off hunting for Right Angles around the school and using our home made fish mouths to identify the angles. Next we did the masking tape challenge where we had to identify Acute, Right and Obtuse angles at intersecting lines of masking tape. We were able to apply our understanding to identify and name the angles in 2D shapes. Later on this week we will be...

29 Nov

Explorers and Adventurers Exit Point

For our Exit Point, we decided to showcase what we learned over the past few weeks. There were 3D maps, adventure stories, Excel graphs, research and much more. It was great to see so many parents and family members take part. The children were very proud to share a bit of their learning! ...

19 Nov

Our Mabira Forest Mudventure!

Waking up to the continuous sound of rain was not very encouraging on the day of our Mabira trip. Nevertheless, all of our Year Three children (and teachers) showed an enormous amount of resilience and we all had a blast. Not only did we learn how to survive in a forest and how to keep dry (when possible) we also had so much fun jumping over mud rivers, struggling up and down mud slides, building shelters and eating yummy, not...

18 Nov

When Years 3 & 4 go to Paris….

For our unit on the Eiffel Tower, years 3 and 4 had the chance to learn how to draw the famous monument with Mercy Kagia, a Kenyan artist who organised exhibitions in Nairobi, Germany, South Corea and Italy. After learning a lot about its construction, we invited the students to a virtual trip on the Eiffel Tower thanks to VR Cardboards. What an amazing experience! They loved it and asked for more!! ...

15 Nov

Research – data – graphs – charts!

This week we combined a number of skills to a large extend – math, IPC, research and ICT. In IPC we used atlases to answer a number of geography related questions, in math we learned how to transfer the collected data into a bar chart, which we then perfected in Excel. Lastly, we looked the same information up on the internet to see how accurate our map reading skills were. ...

15 Nov

Amazing Explorer Stories

In year 3 we have been planning, drafting, imagining, writing, editing and presenting stories about an immortal monkey who is hunted by a selfish explorer. We based this on a story starter movie from Literacy Shed and everyone made up their own ending for the story. We worked on our use of language and description as well as story structure. Have a read of some excerpts that we word processed using our touch typing skills.  Alia- “An impolite  ill  mannered  man,...