This morning, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were adding adverbs (ly words) into their sentences. We have been looking at root words and how they change when adding ly. Words ending in a y, change, we need to take off the y, add i and then ly. Other root words do not change, there is a reminder on our working wall in the classroom to help us.
Today, we were looking at verbs (doing words) in sentences and adding in an adverb to describe the verb. We had an adverb bank to help us and we wrote our own sentences about Stone Age Boy, when the boy met Om.
In Year 3, Mrs Moore is giving out gold stars this week, specifically to children who show pride in their work.
Yesterday, Mrs Moore noticed two children’s work in maths that really showed pride. One child was Dora – well done Dora!
The other child was Daisy C – keep up the good work Daisy!
We celebrated the children’s work in class by showing the rest of the Bluebirds, Dora and Daisy stood at the front and the Bluebirds gave them a round of applause. Mrs Moore is on the look out to give more gold stars this week!
Last week in Topic, the Bluebirds were learning about the Stone Age and how people got their food. On Thursday, we learnt about the seasonal plans and berries Stone Age people would gather to eat. We looked at information and skimmed and scanned the information to find which plants and berries were gathered in which season. We drew the plants and labelled them in our books.
On Friday, we watched a short film where an archeologist showed us how Stone Age people made tools and weapons. We discussed the materials used and how the weapons and tools were made and why Stone Age people had to make them in order to catch their food. Then we designed our own Stone Age weapon, thinking about what materials we would use and how it would be used.
Today, the Bluebirds in year 3 were asked to skim and scan through the text of Stone Age Boy in English. Using our skimming skills of running our fingers along the text to find the point we were asked to find, or scanning, by running our finger down the center of the page and looking either side at the text to find the right information.
Bluebirds had to skim and scan to find certain points in the text and infer how the main character, the boy, maybe thinking and feeling at that point in the story. We discussed as a group the different feelings and what the boy may be thinking in different situations.
Well done year 3 for engaging in a great discussion on our gifts and talents. You truly are a talented class!
We have a class full of children who can do extraordinary things like trampolining, karate, backflips, dancing, singing, speaking a different language and origami! It was lovely to share all these great gifts and talents.
Some of these gifts and talents were not new news but it was lovely to share that lots of the children and myself speak different languages! Hopefully over the course of the year we can share lots more of these gifts and talents. They certainly made us all smile.
This morning in English, the Bluebirds in year 3 continued reading Stone Age Boy.
After reading on we learnt the Stone Age girl’s name is Om and that she had a large family.
We discussed what the boy might have seen them doing… on the next page there was a lot of different activities. We found the tools they used especially interesting. Some of us felt a little squeamish about how they prepared and used animal skins.
We talked about the kind of tools were used in the Stone Age, the clothes that were worn, where they came from, how they were made and how food was found.
Our task for today was to complete a Venn diagram of what was the same, what was different and what was the same about the two main characters, the boy and Om.
Today in English, the Bluebirds in year 3 started reading Stone Age Boy, we were all very excited!
We looked at the animals on the inside cover and discussed which ones are now extinct, Maarya remembered and told the class that the first humans were found in Eastern Africa.
We looked at the page where the two main characters meet and discussed their reaction to each other. Helen – she’s looking at his clothes Zi yan – she’s feeling his clothes Alexie – she’s pointing at his glasses Daisy G – she tries his glasses on!
We talked about why the girl reacted in this way, why it was funny, and why they can not communicate with each other.