This term our big idea is Environment and Sustainability. We have been learning about the green house gases. There are three types of green house gases. They are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Carbon dioxide comes out of a car’s exhaust and pollutes the earth. We breathe in oxygen and then exhale carbon dioxide. Trees have a really important job. They help to get rid of carbon dioxide in the air and make our planet more healthy.
We were invited to the assembly stage last week to share our message so that red school could learn how to be more careful with our environment. We were very nervous and excited. We spent a week making different props out of cardboard and rehearsed so that we could remember our lines. At the end of our performance, we all sang the Captain Planet theme song. We love that song!
Watch our performance here!
Written by Shrenil and Zeynep.
MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION
In Maths, we have been learning about how division links to multiplication. Division is pretty easy. All you have to do is flip over a multiplication sum to make a divsion sum and add the division sign. Some strategies for working this out are drawing diagrams and using ‘groups of’, drawing arrays with columns and rows. For example, imagine if you have 18 / 2. You can draw two circles and share 18 between them. Then you count how many in each circle. You can also use mental maths!
Hi, today I am going to talk to you about mood writing. Mood writing is when you choose an emotion and use that to help you write a scene from a story. We have focused on the feelings – anger, excited and scared. We also experimented with figurative language and added similes to our writing. Using mood writing is more interesting for the reader and more exciting to write about.
Written by Maeesha
Suffixes are two or three letters that go at the end of a word to change it’s meaning. eg. read + ing= reading. The ing is the suffix and it means that you are doing something now. In the word joy+ful, ful means full of. Tall+ est has a different suffix. It means most. Fear+less with the suffix less means without. Suffixes are so interesting and help us to understand how base words can be changed. This also helped us to score more points making new words in word mania!
Written by Salim and Shivya
In writer’s notebook we have started to use seeds that link to our big idea Environment. We have used packets of rubbish to help us think of ideas to write about. After you brainstorm words from your seed you then write interesting prompts and choose your text types and titles. I am going to write a persuasive text about why people shouldn’t pollute the earth.
Written By Jessica
GRADE 3 SPORT- TEA BALL
Tea ball is played with an iron bat that is similar to a baseball bat. There are four bases like baseball. There is first, second, third and then home base. To get people out you can catch the ball on the full or throw it to the base that the batter is running to. For safety you need to wear a helmet and if your a keeper you need to wear keeping gloves. The batter has to hit the ball off the tea as far as they can.
Written by Kovidh and Alfie