This week, we practised identifying the character traits of characters in books we have read and provided evidence, for example "Harry Potter is brave because in the stories he faces Voldemort and takes risks to save his friends". The students learnt some new adjectives to describe people. The students did a lot of writing this week for their Unit of Inquiry, writing reflections and making a booklet about forces.
We continued with work on 3D shapes this week, with students creating boxes to fit different numbers of cubes. They had to work out the base of the box and the number of 'layers' the box would have. These activities build a conceptual understanding that will lead into the concept of volume later in the curriculum.
Unit of Inquiry
The students worked on understanding Newton's Third Law of Motion this week through watching rocket launches and finding out how to make a balloon car. They started reviewing and 'sorting out' all the ideas we've studied so far by making a non-fiction book about forces. Meanwhile, the marble runs are nearing completion. The students have been testing their designs and reflecting on their process of plan-build-test-evaluate.
We are a Grade 3 class in Singapore. We hope you enjoy sharing our learning journey with us this year. Our class teacher is Ms. Vicky and our Teacher's Assistant is Ms. Noreen.
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