Year 3

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,...

30 Oct

KS2 Interschool Maths Day

On 29th October Ambrosoli held the first Interschools KS2 Maths Day and some of our year 3 and 4 children were involved. They spent the day making friends, solving problems, explaining their ideas and discussing maths activities. Well done to all those how took part. We will be using lots of the problem solving tasks in class so that all the children can benefit from the day. ...

18 Oct

Explorers and Adventurers

We had our Entry Point of Explorers and Adventurers IPC topic this week. The children had riddles to solve, maps to read and hunting to do to find some items. Each group combined their items with other groups to find out who they thought might have left the items behind. We are getting excited to start out new topic and learn all about explorers! ...

18 Oct

Measuring everything!

This week and next week we are learning about measures as part of the Maths curriculum. We have been trying out different equipment, practising measuring with accuracy, making predictions and looking at appropriate units. Soon we will be able to teach you about metric measures! UPDATE- The children in 3Bunyonyi worked hard on Friday to help Kelly and Tr Kezia to work out the missing dimensions of the school pool, and to map out the actual perimeter on the school field. They...

10 Oct

SWIMMING – FREESTYLE

Over the past few weeks, we have been going through an exciting Freestyle learning journey. From learning how to float on the front, to kicking with straight legs, pointed toes and focusing on high elbows for the freestyle arms. The children have worked really hard to make sure they think about all these details in order to have  a smooth freestyle. ...