Today we were looking at the work of a French artist – Claude Monet
We were looking at a painting by Monet of the River Thames and Westminster palace, we wanted to mix paints to match the same colours that are in the painting. We mixed red, blue, yellow, brown and white to create similar colours to Monet’s.
The whole class done a fantastic job, take a look at Sophie’s!
This week the Bluebirds were writing a letter back to James, the education manager at the Botanical Gardens.
We were so grateful to receive a letter about our wonderful behaviour at our recent trip there, we felt it was only right to send one back. We have produced lots of very kind and thoughtful messages. Take a look at Millie’s letter!
First we discussed moving up to Year 4 and what visions we have:
• Callum – For my behavior to improve
• Tia – To be good at maths
• Ronnie – I want to try even harder
Then we discussed what visions we have for our country:
• Tiffanie – I would like to know more about the government
• Nila – I would like the country to support homeless people
• Daisy – I would like to see more police to keep us protected
Finally, we moved on to discussing what we think our world would look like in the future:
• Shayla – I hope poverty around the world stops
• Ronnie – Animals stop being killed
• Sophie – For everyone to have rights, and for all religions to get on
• Riley – No wars
Bluebirds have had a fabulous day at the Botanical Gardens.
When we arrived we were greeted by staff who had a range of activities for year 3 to complete. First we were looking at parts of the plant, where year 3 were amazing and were able to name some parts of a plant. Then we were looking at the pollination process where some children dressed up as plants and bees!
We then had some free time to look around the beautiful gardens and explore.
What did the Bluebirds enjoy most?
• Daisy – The lesson, I did not know flowers have male and female parts.
• Naheedul – I liked the butterfly house
• Sophie – The peacock making a funny sound
• Ronnie – I enjoyed dressing up as a bee
• Will – I enjoyed walking through the bamboo maze
• Cara – We completed a quiz in the glasshouse – it is called a sub tropical house
• Riley – I loved the butterfly house – lots of butterflies were landing on my head!
All children were so well behaved and the rain did not spoil the wonderful day we had.
In English we have been looking at how to write a recount.
What is a recount? Riley – A recount is a piece of writing about something that has already happened Daisy – You must write in the past tense Naheedul – You use words like ‘I’ and ‘my’ this is called first person
Year 3 planned a recount all about the Botanical garden trip. Look at our HUGE class recount about our day at the Botanical gardens! Year 3 will be writing their own individual recounts this week
So far the Bluebirds know that a river starts from a source and will travel to sea. We wanted to recreate this so year 3 went outside with watering cans and found a slope. We then started to pour the water and watch it trickle down the slope.