Another Week in Class 3...
Where did that week go? They are flying by but are also non-stop fun and full of hard work!
This week the children had a debate over whether cave paintings from the Stone Age are ART or graffiti. This is all linked to work we are doing from our core text 'Stone Age Sentinel'. The debating skills and questions from the children were fantastic, they were polite but also had some brilliant points of view. Our debate had a very drastic change, originally only 5 children believed cave paintings were graffiti but by the end of the debate, 14 children changed their minds from the points that had been discussed. Great work Class 3! This week's English has also seen the class produce a draft newspaper article on cave paintings being ART or graffiti ready to write their own versions next week.
On Monday, we celebrated Diwali, the festival of light. Children learnt about the traditions, story and ideas behind the festival and created their very own Diya Lamps, which look stunning! They also learnt about Rangoli patterns and their importance.
The children have been working very hard in maths, practicing their times tables using arrays and sharing for division. They have particularly enjoyed 'Array Capture' today which allows children to race to the end by only using arrays. Their times tables have really started to improve which is great to see! Keep it up Class 3!
Science saw the children looking at Fossils and the fossilisation process. Together we made a 'rock lab sandwich' which showed the children how fossils make an imprint and the process into how a fossil is formed.