Year Three have been learning about democracy and participating in an activity to design a campaign…
We learnt that a campaign is a way for groups of people with the same beliefs to drive an opinion for what they think should happen.
We read the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ By Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers. We discussed the different opinions and thoughts of each crayon that expressed their views, and worked in small groups to design a campaign to support the crayons and promote democratic change.
We created catchy slogans and chants and wrote short speeches that we felt delivered the campaign effectively to our other class members.
The costumes were absolutely amazing and SO creative. To celebrate the day, we shared some of our favourite books. We listened to Two Shy Pandas, Encanto – Jungle Adventure, an extract from Daredevils in Space, The Paper Dolls, Pony Party and Meerkat Smiles.
Not only did we listen to those, we read 1.5 chapters of our class book (Knights and Bikes) too. Mrs Blackmore read the second half of Chapter 4 and then we listened to the AudioBook version of Chapter 5. We have discovered that our book is FREE to download with an Audible membership as an AudioBook. How exciting!
We also made our own bookmarks, masks inspired by book characters and designed a book cover for “The Story of our Lives” – what would be on your book cover if your life were a story?!
Yesterday afternoon, Year 3 learnt that science experiments aren’t always about making potions and mixing things together! We have been immersing ourselves in a project called ‘Why is Usain Bolt so fast?’ so we did an experiment to see which starting position is best for going fast in a race. We tried three positions and ran in teams to see if there was a difference between the positions.
We are analysing our results today and will be writing them up so we can see what the final outcome was for each team.
Today, Year 3 were visited by a member of the charity Dog’s trust. The children learned how to be safe around dogs and how to be kind and respectful to them when they meet them out and about. They got to do some role play with a model dog, learning how to greet it and where to stroke it and they did some myth busting with the experts.
Today we started celebrating Black History Month in Year 3 – we will be continuing this throughout October, too.
We researched black people who are important in black culture and black history. These people were, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Lenny Henry, Mary Seacole and Rosa Parks. We worked in groups to create a biography about one of these iconic figures and then presented these to the class.
The presentations were brilliant and everybody learnt a lot 😊
Last week was international week and we had some fun learning some new French words. We learned how to greet each other- ‘Bonjour! or Salut!’- and we learned how to ask someone how they are feeling- ‘Ca va?’
We also learned how to answer that question with either ‘Ca va bien :)’, Ca va mal :(‘ or ‘Comme ci comme ca :I’.