Friday, 26 June 2009
To my next class, have a great rest and see you in August!
We are happy that we get to learn more and sad that many children & teachers are leaving.
Today is the last day of school till summer holidays so we get to play games but Jo and Tushar are to busy doing this blog post, so they CAN'T play.
Today we had crashed our pneumatics monsters & we called it Robot Wars!!!!!
We wish everyone a happy summer holiday.
BYE BYE !!!
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Again, a HUGE THANKYOU to Chai Ling for her hard work, music choices and technical wizardry!
Here are some great slides of our gardening. The garden was the idea of Mr Parkin and was paid for by the PTG. Thanks to them we had great fun watching plants grow, as part of our science topic...it was harder than I thought it would be! Do you remember doing your watering duty as part of our class jobs?
If you have any ideas about how we could be better gardeners, please leave a comment.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
This week we have made some moving monsters in pneumatics. We have used syringes to move the monsters. All of 3w saw some videos from previous Year 3 children so that we could get an idea of making a video and taking a photo. We also decorated it and made the moving parts interesting.
We all had a lot of FUN making the moving monsters!!!!!
Have a look at this link for more information.
Monday, 22 June 2009
We tried to summarise the year's science in 1 lesson.
How do you think we got on?
The map is a bit crowded, but hopefully you can read the writing.
We thought we were being reflective, communicative, knowledgeable, thinkers who were inquirers and good communicators.
but it isn't! Every 4 years there is a leap year and 2096 is a leap year
but surprisingly the year 2100 doesn't follow the pattern!
We checked on the Internet and two sites said that 2100 isn't a leap year!
A website said that every year divisible by 100 isn't a leap year but a year
divisible by 400 is a leap year and if a year is divisible by 400 and 100
is a leap year!
See this and this for more information.
Saturday, 20 June 2009
On Monday the Year 2 children will come to Year 3 and the current Year 3 children will go to Year 4.
Some people are better at getting used to change and it affects us all in different ways.
To find out about my new class I am going to use this slideshow.
Good luck with your transition and try to talk to a friend, parent or teacher if you are worried.
It's quite amazing how quickly some erosion happens and also how long it takes for other forms of erosion.
Have a go.
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Let me know how you get on with this link to the BBC site and its Build Your Own Pyramid activity.
While I'm on the subject of the Egyptians, a big thankyou to Athena's Dad for providing the amazing Egyptian day Tshirts for all of the class. They look brilliant!
The best class smoothie would win. 3k came first.
3m came second and 3p came third.
We all felt very excited and nervious when they announced the winners.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
During the last few weeks of term, ICT lessons are filled with learning how to make powerpoints.
Here's one made by Prabhav about the Ancient Egyptians.
How do you think he did? Remember PMI (plus, minus, interesting)
What do you like about it? (plus)
What do you think he could do better? (minus)
What do you find interesting about his presentation?
Please comment and give him some ideas.
Friday, 12 June 2009
3W persevered and communicated superbly in the girls, boys and mixed football tournaments today and came out with an overall win. A fabulous team effort! It was a great tournament with much hard work and preparation by the PE staff.
I'm so pleased that you have this photographic record of the event, which was speedily and expertly put together, by Chai Ling.... again...many thanks!
Another well done goes to Kristine, for her recently won award for Most Valuable Swimmer.
Athena also deserves a big shout, with her Grade 1 violin exam today...can't wait to hear how she got on.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Keep on commenting.
A BIG THANKYOU to Chai Ling (Grace's mum) for the slideshow of images from yesterday, with music...a great reminder of a very memorable day.
Don't forget that tomorrow is the Y3 interclass football.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Today is Egyptian Day so we all wore fabulous Egyptian clothes. All of 3W wants to say thank you to the people who made the costumes possible.
When we went to see different classes, we experienced different activities: minimummymaking (see here for a great new Mummy website), Egyptian Dance and Drama and Hieroglyphics writing.
We watched the Shadow Play of mummification which was performed by the teachers.
We are now waiting ravenously for our turn to eat food from the banquet.
We also did a parade. Some people walked and danced just like real Ancient Egyptian dancers.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
We say goodbye to Daniel today and we'll miss him...especially as we have the football tournament this week.Good luck in Singapore, Daniel, and keep in touch by email or blog comments.
We made 300 marbles today and will be celebrating with a 40 minute session in the computer suite on Tuesday, from 11:30 until 12:10.
It's a busy week this week:
- Egyptian Day on Wednesday - Parents, don't forget you can come and watch, from 8 until 9am. Children will then be doing a selection of activities until past breaktime. The Egyptian feast (remember 3W is responsible for bringing cakes and biscuits) will then take us until lunchtime.
- Interclass football on Friday morning, from 8ish to 10ish (on the fields on the other side of Soi Lasalle.
Monday, 8 June 2009
During this term, we learned about teeth and eating. All of us made a made a poster about looking after our teeth.
So we found out some facts. Here are some facts about looking after your teeth:
1. Don't eat more than 1 whole bar of chocolate in a day
2. Avoid fizzy drinks and sugar.
3.Cut out sugary food.
Did you know?
Some people are born with teeth.
A complete set of adult teeth includes 32 teeth.
A canine tooth is for ripping.
The enamel is the white, hard outside layer.
Some animals only have canine teeth...like crocodiles and sharks.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Try some and send the answers in as a comment.
Here is the link.
By the way, a big thankyou to Nicole and Popie for organising the party at fun-arium.
It was great to see so many parents and children from the class there.
Friday, 5 June 2009
So far we have:
- Tasted fruit,
- Tasted juices
- Thought of words to describe appearance, smell and taste
In groups today, we need to make and test small trial quantities of smoothies.
At the end of the blending today you will choose your favourite trial.
Next week you will make larger quantities of that one.
Everyone in the class will then taste a little of all of the trial smoothies.
Our class winner will go through to the Y3 FINAL!
The winner from the final will be supreme Y3 Champion Smoothie, 2009!!!
Be a Mathematical Mystery Detective and post the answers to the comments section of this blog.
Or be a fantastic risk taker and post your answers to the NRich site!
This challenge is about dates...it fits in perfectly with our challenge to learn date facts. (See earlier post about dates here)
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Do you know which organs to remove?
Do you know what the Ancient Egyptians did with the brain of the person they were embalming?
Go to the Y3 EAL blog to find out.