We learnt about thermometers this week and used our initiative to think about where there might be differences of heat in the classroom. We were delighted to meet Richard O'Neill, storywriter, who kept us fascinated with his stories. This led to us writing some "Rules for Parrots" which included conjunctions and commas.
In Year 3 this week we have started to look at instructions and how to write them. We have written our cold piece on how to make a scarab beetle out of clay and are going to move on to look an instructions to mummify a body! Today a sargophagus appeared in the classroom! Mrs Spence is too scared to open it just in case there is a mummy inside, but we worked together to create instructions for how to make a beautiful sarcophagus. In Maths we have continued to work on subtraction and Mrs Spence is impressed with our mental skills. Check out our photos below to see what we thought of our surprise visitor.
In science we have been continuing with our topic about Space and, in particular, the solar system. In our groups we thought about the size of each planet and then tried to represent each planet with a different type of fruit. We knew that Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and so decided that this must be a melon. The smallest planet in our solar system is Mercury so this must be a peppercorn. Deciding on the size of the other planets was quite tricky but we got there in the end! We then had to order the planets (fruits) into the correct place within our solar system. This is how we got on: