Year 3

12 Jun

Whole school IPC Entry Point

Last week we had a whole school Entry Point for our water unit. Children and teachers participated in a ‘walk a mile with water’ activity, which taught us to appreciate the hard work children and adults around the world have to do in order to get water in their houses. The children also learned about the water cycle and they made their own hands-free hand washing devices. Lastly, the children in MP2 did an experiment, to find out what happens...

04 Jun

Online learning in art

In Year 3 students were very creative during our online journey. They were introduced to a variety of art styles and movements and created their own masterpieces in the process. Here is their art gallery. The wave by Elise (inspired by Hokusai)                                                                                ...

18 May

Setting description, fractions and food chains

It seems like both teachers and students are getting used to this new norm and we are all getting the hang of Google Classroom. Last week Y3 children studied about food chains and animal classification in IPC, in Math they were comparing and ordering fractions and in English they wrote scary descriptions of a haunted house. ...

08 May

The Nature of Life, Speech and Time

  This week the children have been doing some wonderful research into how different plants and animals show the 7 signs of life. They also taught me a lot about different types of eggs and presented their findings wonderfully in Slideshow and Powerpoint presentations. We have also been making clocks and learning how to tell the time accurately, as well as using our clocks to solve problems with the passage of time. Something that I think is particularly tricky! In English the children...

25 Apr

Nothing can stop us from learning

As we are waiting for Uganda’s lockdown restrictions to be lifted, we transferred our learning online. Although we do not get to see each other physically, this week we had daily group lessons on Hangout, and each child has had a chance to meet their class teacher individually. Our children wrote letters to each other, in which they practiced using conjunctions, adverbs, and paragraphs. For our IPC entry point, the children made bird feeders – we are now waiting for...

27 Mar

Two weeks of online learning

  Our two weeks of online learning have been full of challenges and obstacles, but also resilience and hard work. Our children wrote diaries, made clocks, constructed eco-friendly houses and did lots of different math assignments. We also managed to have a few almost-whole-class Zoom talks, when the children got to talk to each other and share their quarantine experience. week was ...

24 Mar

Go For Gold!

Our MP2 children showed an enormous amount of resilience and adaptability last week when we moved our production up by a few days. They performed ‘Go For Gold’ three times in the space of two days, teaching children, parents, and teachers about the history of the Olympics. It was a spectacular show which will live in our memories for a long time!           ...

18 Mar

Paper craft

  Last week Year 3 went to Paper craft near Entebbe to learn how hand made paper is made, as well as to see glass being blown. We all got to make a few sheets of paper out of banana fibre and recycled paper, we made our own photo frames and we saw some amazing glass blowing skills. It was a very educational as well as fun visit! ...