Children’s Bookshow Performance

Year 3 were lucky enough to meet the author Käitlin Vainola and illustrator Ulla Saar of the Estonian book ‘Lift’

To begin with, the author read the book in Estonian while an actor translated it into English. Estonian is such a unique language don’t you agree? We were then given the opportunity to create our own characters that may feature in the book and write a brief description about each of them. I was extremely impressed with Year 3’s creativity and drawing skills.

 

Did you find this trip inspiring? Can you tell us about the characters you created? What animals were they? What were their names?

Egyptian Embalmers

Last week, Year 3 became embalmers, as part of our Ancient Egypt topic. We re-enacted a mummification ceremony and also mummified tomatoes! A lot of preparation was needed in the run up to Pharaoh Rameses’ mummification ceremony. We created Pharaoh Rameses, sculpted canopic jars and built a pyramid.

We also mummified tomatoes, YUCK! The tomato represents a body and we are going to make observations over time to see what happens. What do you think will happen to the tomato in the next 2 weeks?

Can you remember the mummification process? Why did the Ancient Egyptian people do this?

Enquiry Week

This week Year 3 have been learning all about Historical Enquiry. We have been looking at different types of evidence and deciding if they are Rich, Relevant and Reliable. This will really help us when we come to learn about Ancient Egypt!

Which source of evidence do you think is richer? Samuel Pepys diary or the painting of The Great Fire of London? Give reasons why.

Bubbling with excitement!

We welcomed a new member to Tower Class last week. I would like to introduce you to Bubbles the Turtle. Bubbles will be spending each weekend with a different child from Tower Class. Bubbles is extremely excited to spend time with you all and have the opportunity to explore the world. I wonder what adventures bubbles will encounter?

Bubbles spent some time with Saami last weekend. It looks like they both had lots of fun!

 

What will you do with Bubbles when it is your turn to take him home?