Year three had a fantastic time visiting the tallest building in the world – The Burj Khalifa. They had been learning lots of information about the building in their lessons and school and really enjoyed seeing their learning in real life. We could see so much of Dubai and drew some fantastic sketches of the things they could see!
Year 3 have had an action-packed and exciting term! Undoubtedly, the highlight of the term was
the residential. Miss Parkin, Miss Gaetano and Mr. Kieran were thrilled with
the enthusiasm shown by the children who participated in this unforgettable
experience. The children had a brilliant time and thoroughly enjoyed the many
activities on offer (including raft building, climbing, archery, etc.).
‘Aussie-sleep over’, which took place in February, was another memorable event.
The children showed great leadership skills by organising various Australian-themed
events and by baking Australian foods.
It was also a wonderful experience for them to ‘camp’ in the school. Our
‘Desert School’ trip to Al Bateen beach provided another highlight. The
children really embraced the science and literacy-themed activities which took
place on the beach. During the term our World Travellers topic provided the
focal point for much of our learning. It certainly was heartening to note the
children’s enthusiasm for researching a diverse array of cultures ranging from
the native Australian aboriginals to the Inuit peoples of the Arctic.
Additionally, it was pleasing to note how creative the children’s writing was
as they composed post cards imagining they were visiting some of Australia’s
most famous landmarks. Moreover, it was pleasing to observe how their writing
is becoming more complex as they completed activities which involved them
describe Arctic settings and write suspenseful story problems. Math sessions
saw the children learn about a whole host of concepts ranging from fractions to
place value. Science revolved around animals and plant life cycles. Out plant absorption
experiment was one which really captured the children’s imagination.
collaborative collage project provided the artistic highlight of the term. The
children worked together to produce a collaged map of the world. The fruits of
the children’s work can be viewed in the central playground area. Finally,
during Drama Workshop Week, it was pleasing to observe how the Year 3s have
wholeheartedly embraced the fun, excitement and challenges of the week which
culminated in a stunning performance of the musical Hans Christian Andersen on
the Final Thursday of the term. We all look forward to continued success and progress
in our final term.
What a busy term Year 3 have had so far! We’ve been learning
lots of exciting things across all areas of the curriculum. In maths, it’s been
nice to get our brains working in a different way doing topics like measure and
shape. We’ve doing much more hands on maths with these topics, including making
a big mess with water when working on capacity! Literacy has seen us doing lots
of non-fiction texts including letters. One of our favourite writing lessons
was pretending to be Shrek and writing a letter of complaint about the
fairytale creatures living in our swamp. Miss Parkin, Miss Gaetano and Mr
Kieran loved how imaginative all the children were! We’ve been doing even more
collage in Art this term, this time we created our class animal from material.
One of the best days this term was having our dads and other important men in
our life to come into see what we had been learning about. We held a sale to
raise money for Animal Action Abu Dhabi, we made things out of recyclable
materials to sell. Our trip this term was to Little World at Nation Towers. We
were engineers for the day and had to create a defense that would ensure our
eggs wouldn’t crack when we threw them from a high height. We also had a great
time singing and dancing on the little world stage!
Year three have had an extremely busy half term. They have continued to use what they have been learning about Ancient Egypt to support their writing, including some newspaper reports about Tutankhamen and instructions on mummification! We also did a lot of work on the UAE before and after National Day, including making an exciting trip to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. We created information texts about the Burj Kahlifa and used the laptops and IPads to help us research. This half term also seen Jerboas present what they had learned about the UAE to the school. An author came to visit us, Ian Billings. He really go our imaginations going and he was a very funny, interesting and entertaining author to study. We just loved his books about Sam Hawkins. We have been tackling lots of real life problems in our maths missions. The maths missions had different themes including; the Burj Khalifa, the UAE and Ancient Egypt. It was very challenging - we even had Mr Howsen scratching his head. There has been so much hands on science this term with us finding out about forces, friction and magnets. Lots of experiments were carried out for us to find out how we can be fair when trying to investigate why things happen.
Year three have settled into their learning well for
the start of a new year, they have been using their place value skills to order
numbers from smallest to largest; placing themselves on a ‘human number line’.
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