This term the children have been learning about why festivals are important to religious communities. This week, they have been learning about why Hindus celebrate Diwali and how they remember the story of Rama and Sita.
The children enjoyed acting out the story!
As part of their topic on 'Water', the children have been learning about how water is absorbed by the roots and transported by the stem within plants. The children carried out two experiments (the celery and the tissue role experiments) where they were able to observe changes and draw conclusions about how water climbs up the stem to the rest of the plant.
As part of their topic on water, Year 3 have been finding out about states of matter and changing states. They have learnt that water can exist as three different states solid (ice), liquid (water) and gas (steam/water vapour).
The children investigated the factors that affect melting, they had some interesting results which allowed them to think about what happens to particles when materials change state. The children realised how particles in liquids must move as they themselves observed first hand how the blue ice melted and flowed then mixed with the yellow ice to form green water. Amazing Findings!
In Year 3 we used modelling clay to make models of the world. We used blue for the oceans and green for the continents.
We needed a lot of blue because we know that 70 per cent of the Earth is covered in water.