How the world works

Year 3 have begun to inquire about how things work through the concept of “Function”.

This week they were Scientists and made predictions about Gravity and whether or not weight effects how quickly something would fall. They conducted their own inquiries by dropping objects off the balcony, from the same height, at the same time.

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The boys had lots of fun and really enjoyed learning about the force of gravity!

Miss Tonkin

Maths Inquiry

The boys were conducting an inquiry into fractions. They discovered that fractions can be equivalent to each other. They decoded the word equivalent by looking at the beginning part of the part and relating it to the word equal. A very fun, hands on learning task.photo 2 copyVersion 2

Historians

Year 3 became “Historians” yesterday and were given jigsaw pieces of a photo. They had to use the skill of “observing” to be able to try and make assumptions and ask questions to work out what event the photo was of. They worked collaboratively to do this and at the end of the task made an analysis of the photo as a group.IMG_3357 IMG_3358 IMG_3359 IMG_3360 IMG_3362 IMG_3363 IMG_3364 IMG_3368

Literature festival

At the Literature festival I learned that it takes a long time to make a picture book. I also learned that no one can’t be a perfect author or illustrator. The literature festival also taught me that you can draw anything if you try hard. I learned that poetry can also be nursery rhymes. I learned spoonerisms can be great fun.

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