The Missing Chapter
While reading Robert Swindells' book Ice Palace, we realised it was missing a chapter telling about what happened to Jack after he was taken by Starjik. To develop our vocabulary, sentence structure, use of punctuation and 5 part story structure (opening, build up, problem, resolution and closing), we have used Talk For Writing to verbalise the missing chapter.
Have a go. Can you tell the missing chapter using Talk For Writing? What can you add to it to make it your own story of Jack's perils. Possibly some direct speech?
Would you live next to a volcano?
Take the Year 3 challenge. Can you read this persuasive text using Talk For Writing?
Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing
Amazing Year 3 Authors!
In Year 3 we use a lot of Talk for Writing to give the children a scaffold upon which to construct their own writing. Can you retell the story using our Talk for Writing story map?
Stone Age Artisans at Work
(with what else but stone!)
3RH took to the walls of the school today to create our cave paintings-using pigment from stones of course! Then there was our tool and weapon making so they we could hunt/eat and fell trees. Can you spot the difference between the spearheads and axes? Guess what they were made of? Yep. Stone! Adding a bit of pizzazz to stone, our necklaces are being made from stone and teeth. Can you spot the difference? Watch this space for all finished products.
Talk for Writing
Have a go at retelling this story using our story map.
"The Best Day" -- So Far!
I can't count how many times today the children announced that this was 'THE BEST DAY EVER!'. Funny enough, the parent helpers felt the same way. Scroll through the photos to see why. ;)
Year 3 are incredibly grateful to Pizza Express for the opportunity to make pizzas in their restaurant, learn about the ingredients and take a tour of the facilities. We even got to go in the walk-in freezer! Brrr!
Looking at the photos, can you tell an adult all of the instructions to make the perfect pizza?
Here are our very enthusiastic Year 3 investigators learning about where different foods come from and whether they are fresh or processed. We decided that since we didn't see any chickens or pigs in the aisles that the cooked chicken breasts and sausages must be processed, never mind the tuna!
The children in Year 3 are working to make a very large character from our book this term. Can you guess who it is?
Mud Pie Mess!
What better way to learn about following instructions than to read a mud pie recipe. Here are our expert chefs in action in the Forest School. One child had the foresight to add a Top Tip to the instructions. Do NOT eat!
After learning about foods from round the world (fancy deep fried tarantula or raw blood soup?) and learning about the health benefits of a balanced diet, we decided to make our own crazy fruit clay models combining 2-4 of our favourite fruits. Can you tell what our fruit combinations might be by looking at the shapes and textures?
Forest School - We are Builders!
3RH built bug hotels today and will be building fencing for our new eco-zones and permanent dens.
Last term, we looked at the topic of Light in Science. This included creating and exploring shadows;exploring where light comes from and experiencing light and sound in the Science dome.
Welcome to Year 3!
We met a real life archaeologist today!
Andrew from the Kent archaeological society shared with us all of his exciting archaeological finds.
Using the objects we had brought in from home we made a timeline.
The children had some exciting questions to ask Andrew sharing their new understanding and knowledge of our Stone Age topic with him!
Here we are exploring and digging in our forest school just like archaeologists!
This term we are exploring the Stone Age and following the tribal tales of Ug,the Stone Age genius.
Come back soon to see what we will be up to.
Coming soon ....
Here is a snapshot of our terrific topic last term. We thoroughly enjoyed getting our hands messy and our taste buds tingling!