3CN had a great time taking part in Super South America day at the end of term 2B. All the children came to school dressed as either a flag or something linked to a South American country. The children visited each of the classes in turn and enjoyed different South American themed activities with each teacher. To end the day the music department joined us on the playground to take part in a Year 3 Samba Carnival.
This has been an exciting week for everyone. We really enjoyed the Songkran celebrations on Wednesday, and had great fun with our South America day on Thursday.
On South America day…
With Mr Oxland, Year 3 made carnival face masks, which they wore during the parade at the end of the day. We have studied the amazing costumes worn at Rio de Janeiro’s carnival and used them for inspiration.
With Miss Gilbert, the children worked as Incan messengers. They had to memorise a message and then run a long way to pass the messages on. It was interesting to hear how the messages changed as they went along!
With Mrs Nash, Year 3 took part in a South America scavenger hunt, finding out all about The Animals of the Amazon Rainforest, using exciting clues left around the school.
With Miss Sergeant, the children learned about and made some lovely artwork in the style of the columbian Kuna tribe.
With Mr O’Brien, the children competed in a quiz to see who could answer the most questions correctly about South America. They found lots of great information, including some grisly facts about the Incas!
In Literacy, we have continued with our South America research and persuasive writing, and in Maths we have continued or work on Addition and Subtraction, reminding ourselves of all the tricky methods we learned earlier in the year. In Science we learned more about plants, and started looking at the pollination process. In Art we finished our carnival headdresses, which many of you saw at our parade on Thursday. We think they were fantastic!
We wish you all a very happy Songkran holiday and hope you have a relaxing break. Please encourage your children to read as much as possible, and to complete their holiday journals for homework.
The Year 3 Team
Monday 24th of April is an INSET day for the staff, so children should not come to school. School starts again on Tuesday 25th April.
We have been very busy in 3TO. We had great fun on Wednesday celebrating Songkran, and our South America day was great fun too!
Yesterday 3DS had a brilliant time trying a range of South American activities, from making art inspired by Colombian traditional designs, to creating a carnival mask and message-passing like Incas did along their trail. The finale was our fabulous Rio carnival parade!
3CN had a great time yesterday celebrating Songkran with the Thai department. The day started very early for some children who gave merit to the monks. Then all of Year 3 took part in the water palming ceremony. After break the children were able to play with their new toys that they had bought and made, as well as have some lovely tasty Thai treats.
It has been a very busy day for our Songkran celebrations! The children took part in a traditional palm-watering ceremony, made their own toys in their Thai lesson, sampled a range of Thai snacks and had the change to try some traditional games, crafts and activities at break.