This week we had our very own Caribbean carnival! We wore our masks and performed our own carnival dance in front of the class.
Star of the week: well done to Jack who was awarded star of the week last week. Jack looked at his marking ladder and talk homework to help him produce a lovely poem in big writing all about a Caribbean carnival.
School awards: unfortunately Year 3 didn't manage to get any awards this week. Let's turn it around for next week!
We have been investigating which materials conduct electricity and which materials are good insulators. After carrying out our investigation, we concluded that the metal spoon, metal fork and tin foil were all good conductors. We found that the pencil, ruler and leaf were all good insulators of electricity.
This week in maths we have been looking at units of measurement. We have measured weight - measuring items in the class using g and kg. We then measured our feet using cm and mm.
In ICT we have been doing some information research about the Caribbean. Using this information we created our own Caribbean fact files.
We have been learning all about what the weather is like in the Caribbean. Using the information we had learnt, we then made different adverts advertising tourists to come to one of the Caribbean Islands. Della and Lewie created theirs using Pic Collage on the IPad. Here are their designs.
Our new topic for this half term is all about the Caribbean. In Literacy we have been writing poems in the style of Caribbean poets, writing about how we would feel in a Caribbean storm and we have worked together in groups to come up with our own Caribbean carnival dance. Take a look at some of the moves we choreographed.
Our author of the month for January is Jeff Brown - the author of the Flat Stanley books. We have found out all about the author - where he lived, when he died, which books he wrote - and we have started to read one of his books 'Flat Stanley in Space' as a class. A challenge for class 3W is to see if they can read a book by the author Jeff Brown. If they ask an adult at home to write a comment in their planner saying they have read a book by Jeff Brown they will be given a success card. Are you up for the challenge?
Star of the Week: Well done to Morgan who was awarded our star of the week for last week. Morgan has been practising his 4 times table and now knows it off by heart! He has also made a big improvement in his big writing and is now writing more than half a page.
School Awards: Class 3W were awarded best at moving around school this week. Well done Year 3! Keep moving around school properly and setting a good example.