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?
On Friday we were learning through discovery! We were using the skills we had learned throughout the week to help us.
Which was your favourite activity?
What did you learn?
Our new topic is all about Ancient Egypt!
Tower class came up with some fantastic questions that they would like to find out about Ancient Egypt.
What sources can you use to help you answer your questions?
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.
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?