On Tuesday, year 3 walked to Morrisons to discover where our food comes from. We were amazed to find that our fruit and vegetables have travelled from all over the world!
When we returned to school, we used Atlases to find out which food had travelled the furthest.
Many of our fruits had come from the UK and Europe. However, we found that the avacodos had come from Peru, one variety of apple had come from South Africa and watermelons came from Brazil!
I wonder who can tell me where the grapes came from?
In our D and T topic, we have been looking at pneumatics. As part of our unit, we made egg box monsters using an empty egg box, plastic tubing and a balloon. We learnt that when we blew air through the tube, it blew the balloon up inside the box and amazingly pushed then lid open. We had lots of fun making our own designs and testing them out!
For Art Day Year 3 studied the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. In the morning we created biographical posters about his life.
In the afternoon we looked at one of his most famous paintings and used pastels to recreate a section. We then put each piece back together to make the whole painting.
On Thursday 22nd June, it was Cultural day across LMPS! In Ash class we enjoyed learning about Poland and getting to try some delicious food. A big thank you to Mrs Bombik for coming to talk to our class and bringing in some tasty authentic polish food! What was your favourite thing you tasted?
In Year 3 and 4 for Cultural Day, we had a go at making traditional Chinese fans. We looked at why people in China had fans and then we used a paper plate, felt tip pens and tissue paper to create a cherry blossom design. Everyone worked exceptionally hard and all the fans looked AMAZING!
In Year 3, we have been testing the power of air in Science and DT. We made balloon rockets and investigated how we could make our rockets travel further. To make a balloon rocket you need: a straw, some string, a balloon, sellotape and 2 sturdy places to tie your string to! It was a really fun experiment and it was very funny trying to blow up the balloons!
In Literacy this week we have been writing a setting description using a picture stimulus. Fathemi from Aspen class has written an exciting setting description using super adjectives and adverbs, great sentence openers and even a simile! Well done Fathemi, superb writing!
This week the writer of the week is Maja in Ash class.
Well done Maja!
In Literacy we have been retelling the story of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’. Everyone has written brilliantly, but Aspen’s writer of the week goes to Jesse. He has used a fantastic range of vocabulary, imaginative similes and great use of speech. Well done Jesse!