Thursday, 24 December 2009

So why is reading important?

William Kamkwamba built a windmill near his home in Malawi.  See the video here.


He found out by getting a book out from his library.


If he couldn't read, he wouldn't have been able to do that.


Happy reading.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Coketooth Tuesday update

Well the tooth had a break from the coke at the weekend (I forgot to put it back in the coke after taking the Friday pictures!)

Here is the Tuesday picture...still in one piece and it even has some white enamel showing.
 
The picture below shows some mould which started to grow on the surface of the coke.


I wonder why that happened?

I cleaned it off with a tissue and the tooth sits at the bottom of the glass beaker.

Tomorrow is the last day of school so who knows what will be there when we get back on Tuesday 5th January.

Christmas is just around the corner

What a great Christmas concert last night at school!


Only two days of school left this term now and here are a few seasonal sites...


For some jokes, look hereHere's a taster:

What's a child's favourite king at Christmas?

StocKING!

Here is a Christmas tree you can decorate yourself. 


Here is a version of the Christmas Story.

These Christmas wordsearch problems look very tricky...can you solve them? 

Or if you love doing maths calculations, have a go at these (addition HTU) or these (subtraction HTU) ! These (addition) and these (subtraction) are a little easier.  (Thanks to Kidzone for these resources).


Have a great Christmas and New Year! 


 

Friday, 11 December 2009

Teeth - the latest shot - and a new word discovered, thanks to Poon



Here is the latest picture of the coketooth.

After nearly 3 days, the tooth is covered in a thick brown layer.  What will be left on Monday?



We discovered a word today thanks to Poon...chyme.  I immediately thought that Poon meant chime, as in hear the bells chime...but no!
Chyme is the word for the semi-liquid contents of your stomach as they are about to pass into the duodenum (the next place in the journey of food as it gets digested).  See here for the online dictionary definition.

Tooth picture


Here is the tooth after nearly 48 hours of being in coke.

Have you brushed your teeth today?

Thursday, 10 December 2009

More times tables help

This site has lots of helpful ways to learn the times tables.

Here is a totally different site which lets you create amazing artwork using balls which float around after your cursor. 

Thanks to MrC's blog for the tip.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Teeth and Coke


The tooth from home.









What we did
We decided to put a tooth in coke because we wanted to see  what would happen. (Laure)


Prediction
I think it will go a bit stained and get holes in it and it will  dissolve. (Toby)
It will start to go black and rot then dissolve. (Ali)
I think it will disappear. (Jessie)
I think it will go rotten and black and then it will start to dissolve and then it will start to go to liquid. (Poon)
I think that if it stays in long enough then it will get holes in it and it will turn into a bit of acid. (Guilli)

What we found out...
At 2:30 - after about 6 hours, the tooth is starting to look a little bit brown...I'm glad it is not still a working tooth in anyone's mouth!


We have a holiday tomorrow - Constitution Day - Falling on December 10 every year, Constitution Day, a public holiday, commemorates the historic event on December 10, 1932, when King Prajadhipok (Rama VII), graciously presented the first-ever constitution to the Thai people. (From Ministry of Culture, Thailand website).

This means that we will be unable to show pictures of the tooth during the next 36 hours...

What will it look like when we come back to school on Friday?



Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Any time for Times Tables?

If you like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, you will love this x table version with three different lifelines:

ASK AN ALIEN,
ASK AN ASTRONAUT,
50:50

You may not end up with more money but you will be mathematically richer!

Can you get to the start?

Do you have the power to be...Mission Controller?

Money

We were having a go at some mymaths tasks today.  If you haven't seen this great site then it is worth a look.  Lots of homework tasks with helpful lessons which go along with them.

Money was an area which caused problems for a few people.

Here are a few BEAM activity sheets and games.  Some of these were set as this week's homework.

Here are some other UK money sites from Crickweb:

Money box - drop money into the moneybox and add it up!
Slot machine to 50p - pull the handle, let it spin and add up the coins.
Slot machine to £2 - - pull the handle, let it spin and add up the coins
Mr Toffee's sweet shop - Go to the shop, buy some items and pay.  Click on Show total for help.
White Elephant Shop - buy items up to £20 and give the correct coins.

Remember to comment on the games you liked the best.

Please say why...What did they help you learn?...Were they fun?...Did they make nice noises?  Did they help you teach your sister?

Here are some other interesting UK money facts.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Smoothie taste-off!

We had our smoothie tasting today!

Each group made their favourite smoothie from last week.  This time we made it with 5 x the amount.

We then took them to the classroom and gave each a score.

We did not know which smoothie was made by which group.

Well done to Richie Cane Tinn Toby for winning the vote with an average score (from 1-10) of 7.18 points.

Close behind were Melyssa Rita Punn Bua Melanie with 7.09 points.

Well done to all the smoothie makers for testing, tasting and scoring.

Quote of the day goes to Tom:"  I gave it a 5 because I didn't like the aftertaste!"  What fabulous vocabulary...maybe he is a food taster of the future!
Annabel Anika Jessica Laure Jessie

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Learning Conferences,Reading and Local Area Trip

It was great to see so many parents and children at the conferences during the past few days.


One of the common areas I talked about was reading. I want to make it clearer that 20 minutes reading every night is a homework expectation.  

How should I read?
  • If you are a very fluent reader and you understand most of what you read, then an adult can help you by asking questions about your reading.  
  • If you are becoming fluent then you should read aloud for some of the reading time.
  • If you need help with quite a lot of help with words, then read aloud to an adult.
I would like you now to start recording what you are reading in your blue reading record.

What should I write in my reading record? 


  • Write the date and the title (if you are continuing with the same title from the day before, then you can write "same as yesterday" to save time). 
  • When your parents hear you read or ask you questions about your reading, please ask them to sign your reading record.
  • I will ask some children to do a more detailed reading target.  This will mean they need to read 4 books from a list, write about them and post blog comments ALL WITHIN A MONTH...wait for more information. 
 
Here are some photos, hot off the press, from our trip around our local area.  There are some pictures from the wall which celebrate the King of Thailand.

Which special day is coming up soon in Thailand? 




     


    Friday, 27 November 2009

    Smoothie making 09!

    So far we have tasted drinks and juices, smoothies from the school smoothie bar, and fruit.

    Today we made our own smoothies...have a look at the great photos below:

    Thursday, 26 November 2009

    Our Local area





    We have been using the cafe, dentist, opticians and shshi bar role play areas.

    Which looks like the best fun?
    How good is your eyesight?
    Do you need any fillings?
    What kind of sushi do you like to eat?
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    Wednesday, 25 November 2009

    Writing Letters

    Do you know about the different parts of a letter?


    Look here to find out more.

    Monday, 23 November 2009

    Place Value

    This is a great website to help you get better at place value.  

    Read the number, partition the number and click on the correct value of the digits.

    Friday, 20 November 2009

    400 marble - Class party - Wednesday afternoon, 1:15-2:15

    Well done for being kind and thoughtful and following the Golden Rules.


    We have earned 400 marbles and are having our party this week.  (We waited for Tom to come back to school).  So well done to Punn and Joe for helping to organise the party during break and lunch times.  Thanks to these people for saying they will bring along food, games or activities:

    Food and drinks
    • Thomas - Oreos
    • Annabel - Popcorn
    • Richie - Cakes
    • Ali - Brownies
    • Joe - Crisps
    • Punn - Orange Juice
    • Tom - Guava juice
    • Melanie - Blueberry juice
    • Estelle - Apple juice
    Games and activities
    • Richie - Lego
    • Adelia - jigsaw
    • Tinn - colouring
    • Melyssa and Rita - Teddy bears
    • Annabel - skipping rope
    • Joe - Alien Twist
    • Anika - Pass the parcel (can you bring a music cd too?)
    • Jessie - Twister 
    • Melyssa - Monopoly

    If you need to prepare any activities, then please get this ready before Wednesday.   

    Wednesday, 18 November 2009

    Fractions - another great site to help you learn

    Have a look here for another site with help on fractions.


    This one is great for sharing cookies between friends.

    Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?

    Are you an omnivore, herbivore or carnivore?


     

    We are learning about teeth and eating and were thinking about what kinds of food animals eat to get their energy.


     

    Different animals have different teeth…why is that?


     

    Use this link to play the game we played in class today to learn about carnivores herbivores and omnivores.

    Tuesday, 17 November 2009

    Division Facts

    If you are on your way to knowing some of your times tables, you should already know many division facts too.

    This bingo game is a great game for helping you to learn the division facts quickly.

    This number space invaders game helps you work on multiplication and division facts.  You also get to choose which times or division facts you are working on.

    This petshop game gives you prizes for the answers you answer correctly.

    This harvest game rewards you with  a game where you leap from hay bale to hay bale but you must avoid the crows

    Please comment on your best scores and your favourite games.

    Writing about the beach - setting

    I heard my friend Billy talking to a tall boy.  They were trying to make friends, saying things like "What is your name?  What are you doing today?  What date is your birthday?  How old are you?"  I heard the seagulls squarking loudly.  The wind blew very hard and very loud.
    The coconut trees were leaning from the power of the wind.  I saw light sand and it was extremely hot and it looked very red.

    Toby

    Waves hitting shore, seagulls calling , it's a wonderful day to be at the beach. Suddenly I heard a screaming sound.  Oh, it was just a boy laughing about his video game.  So I just carried on sunbathing.  I heard a dog barking.  At  the sea a boy was just about to get the ball when suddenlyu he fell down a hole.  His parents raced to the hole, but the boy was already gone and there were some strange footprints which looked like hands.
    Haley had silky brown hair and a pink swimming costume.  She was so shocked by the handprints...

    Jessie

    Tom was strolling along the beach when he saw something but he could not tell what it was because it was night.  Tom came back the next night.  It was still there so he made a plan to come back the next night.

    Seb

    Monday, 16 November 2009

    Odds and Evens...have you got any beans?

    Here is a game from this site which would be great to play with an adult:

    This game involves recognition of odd and even numbers and making and testing predictions. It is played in pairs.
    Equipment:
    15 items, such as beans, counters, cubes, gumnuts or acorns.
    Rules:
    In turn, each player takes 1, 2 or 3 objects until no objects are left. The winner is the person who has an odd number of objects.


    Here are some great investigations from NRich a website full of great challenges and investigations.

    Make 37
    Go here to see another game which is great for your addition.  For hints, try this page.

    Magic Vs
    Here's another problem which gives you a chance to make different totals.

    Think you know your times tables?  Then try this one...Shifted Times tables

    We are very busy people!



    Today, as I was talking to my class about how I would like them to read our blog and comment on the blog, I realised that they have very busy lives and finding time for reading and commenting on the blog is sometimes a difficult thing to do.

    We started having a conversation about what we do after school.  Here are some of the responses from some very busy children:

    I am a very busy person!  My name is Bua

    This is what I do before and after school:
    Monday:       violin lesson (30min), practice violin (10min), reading (10min), travel (2 x 15min)
    Tuesday:       practice violin (10min), reading (10min), Tiger Sharks (1 hr),travel (2 x 15min)
    Wednesday:  practice violin (10min), reading (10min), Choir (1hr),travel (2 x 15min)
    Thursday:      practice violin (10min), reading (10min),Tiger Sharks (1 hr),travel (2 x 15min)
    Friday:          practice violin (10min), reading (10min), Drama (1hr),travel (2 x 15min)
    Saturday:      practice violin (10min), reading (10min), badminton (2hr)
    Sunday:        practice violin (10min), reading (10min), ballet (2hr), piano (1hr)

    I am a very busy person!  My name is Richie


    This is what I do before and after school:
    Monday:      travel (25min),Reading(15min)Homework(10min), Water Colour Painting ECA (1hr)
    Tuesday:      travel (25min)Reading(15min) Tutor (2hr), Taekwondow ECA  (1hr)Homework(10min)
    Wednesday: travel (25min)Reading(15min) Tutor (2hr),Homework(10min)
    Thursday:     travel (25min)Reading(15min),Homework(10min)
    Friday:         travel (25min)Reading(15min) Basketball ECA (1hr),homework(10min)
    Saturday:     Reading(15min)
    Sunday:       Reading(15min)

    Wow!  they seem very busy.

    As you can see, below there is space for another entry...send me your information if you want to be included.

    Are you really busy or do you wish you had more to do after school?
    Do you watch T.V or play on the computer?  Richie and Bua didn't mention that in their writing, but I bet they spend some time in front of a screen.


    I am a very busy person!  My name is


    This is what I do before and after school:
    Monday:
    Tuesday:
    Wednesday:
    Thursday:
    Friday:
    Saturday:
    Sunday:

    Friday, 13 November 2009

    Varied diet - balanced plate

    What is a balanced plate?  Is it a plate which rests firmly on the table without falling off??

    OF COURSE NOT!!!!

    We have made balanced plates with food from all 5 food groups...can you remember their names?  Send them in as a comment.

    Here's a great game to help you learn them and have fun making a balanced plate for a healthy diet.

    Friday, 6 November 2009

    Times Table Tips

    I have just found this great website with loads of ways of helping you to learn times tables.  It's called Dr Mike's Math Games For Kids.  Go here for the times table tips.


    Times tables are so helpful...when I go shopping and buy 7 cartons of juice which cost 15 baht each I can quickly work out how much I will need...when I sponsor someone 10 baht for each length thay swim and they swim eight lengths, I can quickly find the answer.


    When you know your times tables, you can check that you are paying the right amount and getting the right amount of change!


    Here are some downloadable cards which you can print and make into a game.  Here are the answers.  Play at home or at school.


    Here are tips for the 5 x table,6 x table, 7 x table, 8 x table, 9 x table and there are many other tips too.

    Don't forget that Timezattack is another way to learn, but I find that the best way is to repeat each fact and answer.

    Wednesday, 4 November 2009

    This week's homework for maths

    Please write out your 2x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables in your reading record books.

    Please be ready to hand in your books on Monday 9th November.

    If you know these then write the times tables you need to learn.

    Have a look at the Woodlands site for some games ideas, but one of the best ways to learn is to say them, write the facts down on cards and write the answers on cards and play a matching game (use the back of a cereal packet if you don't have any other card).

    Multiplication.com also has some good x games.

    Tuesday, 3 November 2009

    Match the question to the answer.

    Do  you need help matching answers with questions?


    Go here and try to match the question to the answer.

    Match the question to the answer.  Thanks to Dan Sacking and Larry Ferlazzo for pointing out this link.

    Saturday, 31 October 2009

    Healthy Smoothies

    Think you could make a delicious but healthy smoothie? Do you want it to be tasted by your whole school? Read on...


    Y3 will be starting to design some smoothies. We will start off by thinking about different kinds of food, the various food groups and what we need to eat to be healthy.


    Have a look at this website, coolfood kidz. Can you find out 7 ways to be safe with food?


    Send answers as comments and a marble might be coming your way.

    Wednesday, 28 October 2009

    Design a swim suit!

    Imagine if we had to design a new BPS swim suit!


    Which materials would we choose?


    What would we want the material to be like?


    Would we want to have a transparent material or an opaque one?

    Look at how we sorted the materials using a venn diagram made from sorting hoops.  Try to look at the scientific words we used to describe the properties of the materials.


    The Sunflower group were fantastic because they said "We are not sure about whether these materials are waterproof".  The best scientists ask questions and then try to find the answers.  The worst scientists think they know it all.

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009

    Write your own story and publish it!

    Have a look at this storybird site. There are loads of stories which you can read and comment on but you can also write your own books too!


    Have a go...you might need to download some Adobe software so ask for help from your parents.

    The artwork in the pictures is amazing and you can use really professional pictures to make your book look great.

    This Picture Book maker is another site which allows you to make a simple short book.  It doesn't let you save your story, but you can print out your own book.



    Please email me if you publish a story of your own and I will put a link to it on the class blog.

    Good luck.

    Friday, 16 October 2009

    Thursday, 15 October 2009

    Maths Problems with Katie

    Have fun exploring these word problems with baseball graphics.

    Follow this link for multiplication and division word problems.

    This link takes you to addition and subtraction problems.

    Here are some logic puzzles. They look quite tricky though!  Good luck.

    Post your scores as a comment.

    Wednesday, 14 October 2009

    Silly materials

    Why do we use wood for making chairs? Why not mud?

    Why do we use plastic for making pens? Why not diamond?

    Why do we use glass for making windows? Why not thin slices of ham?

    Why do we use cotton for making shirts? Why not metal?

    We used the sheet below to help us investigate why we use materials for different objects. Use the properties sheet for help.

    Tuesday, 13 October 2009

    Andy Warhol - pattern, palette, contrasting colours

    We looked at Andy Warhol's pictures of soup tins, strangely coloured cows and Marolyn Monroe.

    Using our own patterns which we photocopied,  we chose a simple palette of contrasting colours and used these to decorate.

    We used different media: paint, pencil and pastel.

    We hope you like them.



    Which is your favourite?

    Guilli liked Tinn's design so much that he used it with his own colour scheme.  Which design was Tinn's?

    Swimming gala rules and events

    Here's some information about the swimming gala.

    Try to make sure that you know the rules for the races you are in...remember the list of your events is in the classroom.


    2009 Swimming Galas – explanation of the events



    ·         Starts and Finishes
    25m Pool:        All individual races start at deep end. All relays start at shallow end.
    50m Pool:        All races finish on far side of pool (under the Grandstand).
    ·          Year 3 and 4 Ball Kicking relay:   Must start in the water - must hold the ball in 2 hands – ball must touch the wall before next person leaves – no pushing the ball in front.
    ·         Breaststroke:  Two hand touch.
    ·         Sky Ball relay – first team member at shallow end of pool side with all others behind in a straight line – pass ball over top and last person swims to front – when first person reaches the front again the team has finished. They will be wearing a water polo hat.
    ·         Backstroke: Don’t turn before reaching wall
    ·         Chariot relay: Teacher sits on top of tyre –  3 push to other end – tyre must be touching wall between groups and no use of hands by the teachers please.
    ·         Doggy Paddle:  Arms must stay under water – no freestyle action allowed – no feet down in shallow end.
    ·         Titanic relay:  Lifejacket must be clipped up – pupils must get out of water before taking off lifejacket – pupils may jump in.
    ·         Butterfly: 2 handed touch
    ·         Teacher Bay watch: Pupils must line up with first pupil at the flags – teacher must throw container – pupils may kick but not put feet on the bottom – they must be sat in a line away from teacher to finish.
    ·         Freestyle relay:  One handed touch before next team mate goes.
    ·         Treasure hunt: 1 minute to collect as many objects in basket as possible – only one object at a time – pupils can collect objects from any part of pool – don’t stay in lanes
    ·         Golf ball word game: 2 team members on poolside making the word – 7 to 9 letters to be collected.  CLUE EXAMPLE: What swimming stroke must you touch the wall with two hands?  
    Don’t shout out the answer – if you don’t need a ball throw it back in –limited time to complete it – only one ball at a time.
    ·         IM: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle.
    ·         Medley Relay: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle.
    ·         Double Doggy Noodle Race: In pairs with one child holding a noodle each between their legs one behind each other swim to the opposite side of the pool where they touch and hand over the noodles to the next pair who are waiting on pool side.
    ·         Centipede Race: 3 children hold each other by the hips and swim, each with a noodle under their chest without letting go to the opposite side of the pool where they hand over the noodles to the next group of 3.
    ·         Water Polo Relay: Must start in the water. Ball must be pushed (not thrown) ahead in a water polo style.
    ·         Under water fin swim: Children will start in the water, swim along the bottom of the pool as fast as they can wearing fins. Year 5 is an individual event but Year 6 is a relay.
    ·         Survival Swim Relay: (Year 3 and 4) Relay race where children must use a swim rescue technique keeping their head above the water. Children will start at the deep end and enter the water by straddle jump then swim head up rescue swim to a rope across the water which they will touch before returning to the deep end to touch the wall for the next swimmer to start with their straddle jump entry.
    ·         Straddle Jump Entry Relay: (Year 5 and 6) Relay race where each competitor must enter the water with a straddle jump entry trying to keep their head above the surface, they then swim with a head up rescue swim technique to the middle of the pool where there is a submerged hoop that they must swim through before resurfacing and continuing their head up swim to the opposite side for their team mate to begin.
    ·         Surfs Up Body Board Relay: (Year 5 and 6) Relay race where each swimmer must swim their width using a body board to help them.  How they use it is up to team tactics but the swimmer must touch the side before the next swimmer can begin!

    We have also been asked to make a few banners so that we can carry them in during a parade.  We will be coming from the Hardcourt to the 25m pool.  We have one left over from the basketball which one of the class brought in. 


    Monday, 12 October 2009

    300 marbles! Extra ICT time



    Well done!  We had the extra time today.

    Most popular...most common.

    We have been answering questions using surveys and recording our data using tally charts and frequency diagrams.  We have then drawn our own charts using 2simple software.  We have also drawn graphs on paper.  Here are some of our findings:

    The least popular fish in 3W is Gold fish, Glow in the dark, Sardine, Black neon tetra and Guppy.
    Tinn

    Saturday, 10 October 2009

    Making a graph?

    We have been making graphs from our surveys this week.  We entered the data from our tally charts and frequency diagrams into 2simple software.  The problem came when we tried to print them out.  The teacher menus were difficult for us to use...so we improvised and learnt how to use the print screen button!

    Pressing control-shift-PrtScrn takes a picture (a screenshot)  of the screen at that moment.  You can then paste it into another document.  We pasted into Word.

    Here's an online site which allows you to make your own graphs.

    Try to make a graph of something at home...maybe the ages of your family, the sizes of your shoes, the number of power points in each room.

    Let me know how the graph making goes.  You could send me a screenshot of the graph you make.

    This BBC site is amazing.  You ask the different people questions and enter the data in a tally.  Have a go.  Please comment. 

    Good luck!

    Thursday, 8 October 2009

    Speak another language? Find the blog hard to read?

    If English is not your first language, try copying the writing from the blog into the google translate winget at the side of the blog. I hope it translates accurately. Please comment if it does not!

    Si l'anglais n'est pas votre langue maternelle, essayez de copier l'écriture du blog dans le Google Translate Winget sur le côté du blog. J'espère qu'il traduit avec précision. S'il vous plaît commentaire si elle ne fait pas!

    如果英语不是您的第一语言,尝试复制到谷歌从博客写作翻译在博客侧温格特。我希望它翻译准确。请评论如果不!

    만일 영어가 모국어가 아닌 Google에 블로그의 측면에서 winget 번역 블로그에서 서면으로 복사하십시오. 나는 그것을 정확하게 해석 바랍니다. 의견을 보내주십시오면 그건 상관 없어!

    Wednesday, 7 October 2009

    Mrs May's class blog - materials and states of matter

    Have a look at the blog post here. It is about solids, liquids and gases. There is a great slideshow. Just click on the corner of each page in the book.

    Were there any surprising facts?

    Please comment.

    Tuesday, 6 October 2009

    Materials


    Want to know if a material (the stuff the thing is made of) which is used to make an object (a thing) is:
    hard, soft, solid, liquid, shiny, dull, transparent, opaque,floats, sinks, mixes, flammable, non flammable, magnetic, non magnetic, a conductor, an insulator or is natural or man made?

    You could look at this picture for some help with words (they are usually near their opposite).

    Look no further. Go here for the Active Science GlaxoSmithKline materials database.

    Go here when you are confident you can handle...mission material. Be careful, you have to move quickly and know your properties of materials.

    If you want a complete view of the Glaxo ActiveScience materials, go here...an impressive collection ofresources.

    Monday, 5 October 2009

    Data gathering



    We are asking and answering questions in our maths lessons.

    Which day of the week is your favourite?
    What is your prediction?
    Why do you think that?

    We found out the most popular day in 3W.

    We used a tally to collect the information. We used a class register to make sure the data was complete. We turned the tally into a frequency diagram by adding it up.

    Click here for a great maths dictionary to help you understand any technical maths words.

    ...and the class favourite was...Friday...must be because we have chips in the canteen!

    Artists Alert: Swimming Gala Programme competition

    The Year 3 Swimming Gala is coming up, just after the half term break. It will be held in the 25m pool from 7:50 - 9:50 on Friday 30th October.

    The P.E. department needs a poster.

    The winning entry will be used as the front cover of the Programme. There are also other prizes available. The deadline for designs to be handed in (to Khun Pacharee please) is Friday 9th October...you only have 4 days to get it done.

    Marbles will be given for participating in this competition.

    The best part of my weekend was...

    We started off the week with a very simple circle time listening activity. Taking turns to listen is really important. It's also really interesting to know what other people do at the weekend.

    Here is a snapshot of the highlights of the 3W weekend:

    Watching rugby
    Funarium
    sleeping later
    Melyssa's party and meditation
    my birthday party
    build-a-bear
    going to Sophie's house for party
    G-Force
    getting a Wii
    water fight
    watching live tennis, birthday
    new website and game
    playing spies with my friends
    having a take away (take out)
    3D Gforce
    tennis
    very big party with more than 20 people, doing some washing up
    party, funarium, going to sleep late, waking up early
    playing with friends
    watching "Wacked out sports"
    playing at my friends
    going to a restaurant with bed chairs

    Can you remember who said what?

    Friday, 2 October 2009

    Visitors from America

    I love blogs. You might just have guessed.

    Yesterday, 15 thoughtful students from Mr C's class, somewhere out there in the real world, read our post about how tall we are in hand heights. They then commented on our blog...see here.

    Their class activity was to read our blog (see here for their activity) and comment. What great interaction and international learning.

    I want to know more about these students. How old are they? What are their interests? Have they ever been to Thailand?

    Please take the time to read their comments, and maybe you could have a look at MrC's blog.

    Santi's bean...is it stopping?

    Santi's bean has been growing really well...for a plant whose roots are only in water.

    Look at the pictures below.

    Do you think it has stopped growing? Why?

    What do you think will happen next?

    Basketball Heroes

    Great team effort from 3W today in the interclass basketball.



    Can you see any sporty kids who are:
    thinkers?
    communicators?
    risk takers?
    caring?
    well balanced?

    Wednesday, 30 September 2009

    Measuring carefully and solving problems









    We were finding out how many hand heights are the same as our body height.
    Some of us used this information to predict how tall a giant was by using a hand print.

    Some photos of us doing this are shown below:

    Tuesday, 29 September 2009

    Stop frame sweetcorn

    Go here to watch a sweetcorn (maize) seed grow using stop frame technology.

    Grow a seed in a matter of seconds.

    200 marbles!


    We have reached 200 marbles! We have followed the Golden Rules and earned a non uniform day. Please come suitably dressed tomorrow, Wednesday 30th September.

    Aquathlon - great effort

    Here are some pictures from this year's first sporting event for Year 3.

    Well done to everyone who took part. We're looking forward to the basketball competition on Friday.

    Don't forget to wear a blue t-shirt as our team colours.

    Monday, 28 September 2009

    Strange fish

    I found this site tonight and remembered the strange looking fish which Tinn had found in the library. This inspired him to draw an unusual looking fish in his art lesson (based on Andy Warhol type repeated pictures).

    Scroll down this page for some fascinating, feathery finned creatures.

    Plantastic!

    Look at 3L's shiny brand new blog.

    They are doing some great experiments about plants. Look here for details.

    We must take some photos of Santi's bean - now taller than 80cm!! - and our plant experiments.

    Measuring length

    Here are some rules for measuring how long, wide, narrow, deep, shallow, skinny, fat, thick, thin, short, tall things are:

    What you need:
    a ruler, a metre stick, a pencil, tape measure, a thing to measure (Tom want to measure a carrot)

    What you do:
    Get your ruler and thing you are measuring
    Make sure you use the right side of the ruler with the right units (mm or cm)
    Line up the start of the object with the zero mark.
    Count on from the zero to the end of the object.
    Read the measurement with your eyes just above the end of the object.

    Sunday, 27 September 2009

    Great came for learning your 100 square AND developing your investigative skills!

    This NRICH challenge really makes you think about the 100 square.
    Try to think carefully about patterns that you see in a normal 100 square...what is the pattern in the first column of the normal 100 square, under the number 1?

    This should help you solve it.

    You could also print it out, cut out the pieces and solve it like a jigsaw.

    Go here to see a normal 100 square to help you solve the challenge.

    Friday, 25 September 2009

    Ooops! Aquathlon on TUESDAY 29th October

    Apologies for getting the events dates muddled up.


    The Aquathlon is on Tuesday, 29th September, from 7:50 – 8:50 (during our normal P.E. lesson)
    and the Basketball is on Friday 2nd October, from 7:50 – 9:50.


    Thanks to Rachel for noticing and pointing this out.

    Remember that parents can join in with the Aquathlon if they want to. I’ll be in the pool and jogging round the track so it would be good to see some other adults taking part.

    Thursday, 24 September 2009

    It's Library time

    What do we do in the library?

    As well as looking at Fiction and Non Fiction books on our own or with friends, we play games or use the computer to research books.

    Look at the pictures below: