This afternooon, Bluebirds turned their hand to creating some authentic looking Canopic jars. Egyptians used to place human organs in these for safe keeping to the afterlife. Each jar had one of the Egyptian gods on the lid.
Do you know which organs were removed?
Do you know what Egyptians did to the brain?
Learning about the story of the forbidden fruit and that God is omniscient ( all knowing).
The children were asked if they had ever been in a situation where parent/carer asks them a question but already knows the answer:
Amelia – Ate George’s piece of cake from his birthday. Brooke – Used to put a Kinder egg in her pocket when she went shopping with her mom, she then ate it in her bedroom and had chocolate all around her face so her mom knew!
The story was then read out to the children by Miss Timerick and she asked why Adam and Eve ran away from God?
Taya – They knew they weren’t meant to eat the fruit
Why was God sad? Dayne – Because they ate the fruit Nyeema– Because they didn’t listen to him
Bluebirds have been finding bar charts very tricky so this morning, the children were shown these examples to spot the common mistakes! They were VERY critical about Mrs Parry’s attempts on the white board and had to give her lots advice about where she was going wrong! The class constructed a list of steps to success! These included:
► Labelling the scale accurately using the lines.
► Ensuring the scale is evenly spaced and of suitable jumps.
► Label the axis and include a title.
► Start at zero.
► Use a ruler and the blue lines in the maths book.
► Evenly space each bar.
► Shade the bar carefully and accurately.
Can you spot the mistakes ?!
All the class felt extremely proud after today’s lesson and could see great improvement in their work from yesterday.
Year 3 Bluebirds have completed their eBooks based on Ancient Egypt. During the last few lessons, Bluebirds have researched, designed and created a book based on a specific topic.
The children have been exploring and creating their eBooks using a website called Book Creator. They typed their facts and also inserted related images. The children tried various font styles and backgrounds to add further design to the page.
Mrs Parry and Mr Baddhan were delighted with the children’s work and design of their eBooks.
During Circle Time, Year 3 Bluebirds continued the Safer Internet Week theme – consent – Miss Timerick asked Bluebirds for examples of when they have to ask a parent or carer for permission. To do or have something.
After, we talked about when someone has to ask US permission to do something! Answers included:
Taya – my friends have to ask to use my glitter. Dayne – my brother has to ask to go into my bedroom Ryan – I asked Nathan if I could play at his house one day Moharnab – My brother asks permission to borrow my book
We also had quite a few children say their Mums asked if they could have some of their chocolate!
In school, we thought about asking for permission in school such as asking for the toilet, whether you can have a drink, use a dictionary, go in the book corner, change a book, use coloured pens and if you can sharpen a pencil.
Finally, the children were asked when do they need permission to do something online.
Esmay – to go on the internet Leo – ask if I can talk to someone else on line in a game Lewis – ask to play on line games Dayne – I ask to borrow my brother’s XBox Alexi – at school we have to ask Mr Baddhan if we can go on the internet or download/ print photos from the internet. Nyeema – children ask to go on social media or over age games
Some children ask parents if they can go on to a game with an age restrictions.
Bluebirds had a tricky challenge from Miss Timerick. To begin with, they had 30 seconds to draw an apple and then a further 30 seconds to draw a dog. Afterwards, the children were asked to draw THE INTERNET!
The children looked at all their groups of pictures and discussed their similarities and differences. They realised that it was much trickier to draw the internet as it is not a physical object. Children shared definitions of the internet and decided we don’t really know what the internet looks like! We also made links to our current Science lessons. It’s like electricity! We use it and know it’s there but we can’t actually see it!
The internet is all about connections and other things you can’t always see, but if we remember that it’s all about connecting with people and sharing information then this can help us make the most positive and respectful choices online.
Bluebirds have been learning how to create powerful passwords. To begin with, Mrs Parry showed them images of combination locks that are used on bank safe doors and bike locks. The children remembered the money box that Sandra, who works at the Bank, showed them when they first came into Year 3.
Mrs Parry explained how Bluebirds could ensure they create a password that is SECURE.
The children each thought of their favourite number, pet or character, symbol and food and scrambled them up to create a memorable and unique password, ensuring they had also used upper and lower case letters.
Afterwards, the children were able to complete an activity of do and don’t statements. There were some very interesting passwords!
Esmay – You shouldn’t use your personal information because it is easy for someone else to guess and is also giving out personal information.
Today, Bluebirds shared with each other what makes them happy. They tried to explain the meaning of happy to create a definition for the dictionary!
We talked about the the key to being happy such as getting active, doing something for someone else, enjoying time with friends, taking up a hobby, valuing family, counting our blessings, looking for positives, enjoying our hopes and dreams but living in the present, valuing our faith and learning to let go of resentment and regrets. We also discussed opinions about the statement “Money can buy you happiness.”
Whilst the children drew their “happy place”, Mrs Parry played two songs in the background (Happy by Pharrell Williams and Happiness by Ken Dodd!). Before long, some of the children couldn’t resist some happy dancing!