Alexie has been working really hard at home, so far, she has completed English, Maths and Topic work from the year 3 online learning.
Well done Alexie – keep it up!
So far this week, George has completed his Topic work and some Handwriting from our online learning. Well done George!
Today, the Bluebirds in Year 3 had a brilliant (and slightly messy time) time printing their 2021 calendars!
We made prints for the four seasons from polystyrene cards and printed them in black paint.
Each section was a different colour background and a different print for the four seasons.
We put a black boarder around each season to really make it stand out. They look fantastic year 3, well done!
This afternoon in Science, the Bluebirds in Year3 were using magnets. We were learning about the magnetic force around a magnet called a magnetic field. We were investigating different items, seeing if they were attracted to the magnet or not.
First, we made a prediction.
Then we tested each item with a large magnet!
We ticked our predictions if we had made a correct guess.
We also had a magnet each and were given the time to play and investigate a metal paper clip and iron filings at our tables.
Yesterday afternoon during Science, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were doing a Science experiment. We were investigating the friction of different surfaces. We did this by raising a platform in 5cm gaps to see when a toy car would start rolling down the ramp. The surfaces we measured were, wood, carpet, bubble wrap, sandpaper and sponge. We all made a prediction before the experiment and recorded our measurements during the experiment. We were working in groups and showing the behaviour for learning of ‘team work.’
This afternoon, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were making collages of the layers in soil. We had the layers on the board to remind us about what they were and talked about how we could create the layers using coloured paper and tissue paper. The Bluebirds worked in pairs and could choose their own resources. Mrs Moore and Miss Knapman were looking for the ‘team work’ behaviour for learning for silver and gold cards this afternoon.
There was some fantastic team work! We saw children working together, talking to each other, listening to each other and planning their collage really well. Excellent work Bluebirds!
During Maths, the Bluebirds in Year 3 have been learning their times tables. We have used our knowledge of the two times table to help us with our four times table.
Today, we were using a number stick to help us with our four times table. Mrs Moore held up the counting stick with all the numbers in the four times table in. Then Mrs Moore took away one number and we had to remember which number was missing. Mrs Moore repeated this four times! Daisy G helped Mrs Moore to put all of the numbers back into the right place in the four times table.
Yesterday, the Bluebirds in year 3 ordered the events of chapter 18 of our class reader, Krindlekrax.
We have now read up to chapter 22, and our task today was to plan our own chapter! We were imagining that Ruskin has gone into the sewer to find Krindlekrax. We shared our ideas of what could happen. Rawan thought that Ruskin might get lost in the sewer. Max thought that Ruskin might ask Elvis for help or Elvis might follow Ruskin down into the sewer and get hurt or eaten by Krindlekrax! Naz thought that Ruskin could try to capture Krindlekrax to take him back to the zoo. Andrew thought that Ruskin would ask Corky for help to capture Krindlekrax. Daisy B thought that Ruskin would try to capture Krindlekrax but ends up falling in the water of the sewer. Zi yan thought that Krindlekrax would be too strong for Ruskin to capture and he would end up being stuck in the sewer forever! Millie thought that Krindlekrax would bite Ruskin, maybe Krindlekrax was confused and thought Ruskin was a piece of toast.
We will finish writing our chapters tomorrow.