Friday, 26 June 2009

Final post of the year...probably!

Prabhav's highlights of the year are to be found here.

Which of these days were your favourites?

Which of these days are new to the brand new 3W class?

And now, the end is near...

Have a great holiday, keep in touch, send emails and postcards and say hello when you are in Year 4. Here's the final set of photos from the year, kindly edited by you know who.

To my next class, have a great rest and see you in August!

Mr Ben

Last day of the academic year 2008/09

We are sad & happy about leaving year3 and going to year4.
We are happy that we get to learn more and sad that many children & teachers are leaving.
Today is the last day of school till summer holidays so we get to play games but Jo and Tushar are to busy doing this blog post, so they CAN'T play.
Today we had crashed our pneumatics monsters & we called it Robot Wars!!!!!
We wish everyone a happy summer holiday.


Thursday, 25 June 2009

Inter class

Here's another great set of photos of 3W sporting performances.

Thanks again your time and effort Chai Ling.

Project homework...a couple of examples

Here are Prabhav's and Rhea's project homework, presented using photostory.
Thanks to KhunPorn for scanning and importing.

Yet more photos...swimming this time

Remember that cold day back in January?
What a team effort!

Nita swam 8 events I think, because we had a few absences. Great teamwork.

Follow this link.

Another gallery of memories

Remember Sports Day?

These photos will bring back some memories. Thanks again to Chai Ling.

Gardening at school

We have the first set of fabulous pictures here - all about our Y3 garden - "Let's do some Gardening"

Again, a HUGE
THANKYOU to Chai Ling for her hard work, music choices and technical wizardry!

Here are some great slides of our gardening. The garden was the idea of Mr Parkin and was paid for by the PTG. Thanks to them we had great fun watching plants grow, as part of our science was harder than I thought it would be! Do you remember doing your watering duty as part of our class jobs?

If you have any ideas about how we could be better gardeners, please leave a comment.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

DT Pneumatics

This week we have made some moving monsters in pneumatics. We have used syringes to move the monsters. All of 3w saw some videos from previous Year 3 children so that we could get an idea of making a video and taking a photo. We also decorated it and made the moving parts interesting.

We all had a lot of FUN making the moving monsters!!!!!

Have a look at this link for more information.

Another Egyptian Luc...with timed slide transitions!

Have a good look at this ppt!

Hopefully you can just let the slides change on their own as Luc put in some timed transitions and some animated text.

Let him know what you think by leaving a comment.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Science review

We tried to summarise the year's science in 1 lesson.

How do you think we got on?

The map is a bit crowded, but hopefully you can read the writing.

We thought we were being reflective, communicative, knowledgeable, thinkers who were inquirers and good communicators.

Leap Year ...a fact you should know and another really wierd one!

You might have thought that the year 2100 is going to be a leap year,
but it isn't! Every 4 years there is a leap year and 2096 is a leap year
but surprisingly the year 2100 doesn't follow the pattern!
We checked on the Internet and two sites said that 2100 isn't a leap year!
A website said that every year divisible by 100 isn't a leap year but a year
divisible by 400 is a leap year and if a year is divisible by 400 and 100
is a leap year
See this and this for more information.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Transition...getting ready for next year

Change is part of life. You can be sure that something is always changing about your life. If you look carefully, everything changes!

On Monday the Year 2 children will come to Year 3 and the current Year 3 children will go to Year 4.

Some people are better at getting used to change and it affects us all in different ways.

To find out about my new class I am going to use this slideshow.

Good luck with your transition and try to talk to a friend, parent or teacher if you are worried.

Athena's Egypt powerpoint

What did the Ancient Egyptians eat?
What were the names of the gods?

Read and find out!
The Ancient Egyptians

I'm sure Athena would love to get some comments.

We stopped our topic on rocks and soils in Term 1...but...'s a great animation activity which shows how rocks are shaped by the weather and other forces.

It's quite amazing how quickly some erosion happens and also how long it takes for other forms of erosion.

Have a go.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Book previews

Here is an extract of an ebook.

You can only read part of the book.

Let me know what you think of ebooks.

IB Learner attributes

Do you know the IB learner attributes?
The Y3 EAL blog has a link to a game to help you learn the attributes.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Build your own pyramid!

Let me know how you get on with this link to the BBC site and its Build Your Own Pyramid activity.

While I'm on the subject of the Egyptians, a big thankyou to Athena's Dad for providing the amazing Egyptian day Tshirts for all of the class. They look brilliant!

Y3 smoothie competition, report by Jonah and Kristine

Today we had a smoothie competition it was great fun to watch!

The best class smoothie would win. 3k came first.
3m came second and 3p came third.
We all felt very excited and nervious when they announced the winners.

Great links

Don't forget there are lots of great links in the Great Links section.

Just added is the GridClub link...look down the main page on the right hand side.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


During the last few weeks of term, ICT lessons are filled with learning how to make powerpoints.

Here's one made by Prabhav about the Ancient Egyptians.

How do you think he did? Remember PMI (plus, minus, interesting)
What do you like about it? (plus)
What do you think he could do better? (minus)
What do you find interesting about his presentation?

Please comment and give him some ideas.

Link to pirate adventure story

Follow this link to the pirate adventure story which we used in class.

You can choose the exciting events you want, to make your own adventure story.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Footballicious, Swimming Mad and Violintastic!

Well we knew it was going to be a busy week, but what a result!

3W persevered and communicated superbly in the girls, boys and mixed football tournaments today and came out with an overall win. A fabulous team effort! It was a great tournament with much hard work and preparation by the PE staff.

I'm so pleased that you have this photographic record of the event, which was speedily and expertly put together, by Chai Ling.... again...many thanks!

Another well done goes to Kristine, for her recently won award for Most Valuable Swimmer.

Athena also deserves a big shout, with her Grade 1 violin exam today...can't wait to hear how she got on.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Egyptian Day

Well done to all of you who have commented on this blog, about Egyptian Day or about another event. Also remember that you can leave comments about events the School Website.

Keep on commenting.

A BIG THANKYOU to Chai Ling (Grace's mum) for the slideshow of images from yesterday, with music...a great reminder of a very memorable day.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the Y3 interclass football.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Egyptian day

Today is Egyptian Day so we all wore fabulous Egyptian clothes. All of 3W wants to say thank you to the people who made the costumes possible.
When we went to see different classes, we experienced different activities: minimummymaking (see here for a great new Mummy website), Egyptian Dance and Drama and Hieroglyphics writing.
We watched the Shadow Play of mummification which was performed by the teachers.
We are now waiting ravenously for our turn to eat food from the banquet.
We also did a parade. Some people walked and danced just like real Ancient Egyptian dancers.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Goodbye to Daniel and Well done for 300 marbles!

We say goodbye to Daniel today and we'll miss him...especially as we have the football tournament this week.Good luck in Singapore, Daniel, and keep in touch by email or blog comments.

We made 300 marbles today and will be celebrating with a 40 minute session in the computer suite on Tuesday, from 11:30 until 12:10.

It's a busy week this week:

  • Egyptian Day on Wednesday - Parents, don't forget you can come and watch, from 8 until 9am. Children will then be doing a selection of activities until past breaktime. The Egyptian feast (remember 3W is responsible for bringing cakes and biscuits) will then take us until lunchtime.
  • Interclass football on Friday morning, from 8ish to 10ish (on the fields on the other side of Soi Lasalle.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Looking after our teeth

During this term, we learned about teeth and eating. All of us made a made a poster about looking after our teeth.

So we found out some facts. Here are some facts about looking after your teeth:

1. Don't eat more than 1 whole bar of chocolate in a day

2. Avoid fizzy drinks and sugar.

3.Cut out sugary food.

Did you know?
Some people are born with teeth.
A complete set of adult teeth includes 32 teeth.
A canine tooth is for ripping.
The enamel is the white, hard outside layer.
Some animals only have canine crocodiles and sharks.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

GCSE maths questions - have a go! And thanks for the party!

On the BBC site there is a maths GCSE quiz.
Try some and send the answers in as a comment.
Here is the link.

Good luck.

By the way, a big thankyou to Nicole and Popie for organising the party at fun-arium.
It was great to see so many parents and children from the class there.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Smoothie design

So far we have:
  1. Tasted fruit,
  2. Tasted juices
  3. Thought of words to describe appearance, smell and taste
Now we are mixing it up!
In groups today, we need to make and test small trial quantities of smoothies.
At the end of the blending today you will choose your favourite trial.
Next week you will make larger quantities of that one.
Everyone in the class will then taste a little of all of the trial smoothies.
Our class winner will go through to the Y3 FINAL!
The winner from the final will be supreme Y3 Champion Smoothie, 2009!!!

Know your number facts? Now solve some problems!

At NRich there are some tricky puzzles and challenging problems for you to solve.
Be a Mathematical Mystery Detective and post the answers to the comments section of this blog.

Or be a fantastic risk taker and post your answers to the NRich site!

This challenge is about fits in perfectly with our challenge to learn date facts. (See earlier post about dates here)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Want to remove some brains?

Have you learnt how to make a mummy?
Do you know which organs to remove?
Do you know what the Ancient Egyptians did with the brain of the person they were embalming?
Go to the Y3 EAL blog to find out.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Money - pounds and pence

Today in maths we will be solving problems using money and making amounts using coins.

Can you solve this problem?