China day was amazing!
Gill from the Chinese Association of Islington graced us with some workshops of Wednesday.
First the children learnt about Chinese culture, geography and about Gill’s upbringing. Then they learnt about Chinese traditions and diet. After that they moved onto looking at what their names meant and the year they were born in. Next the children had a go at Chinese calligraphy, they used bamboo brushes and Chinese paint made of soil to paint their names onto special paper (that is also used for ang pao).
After that the children wound down with some Tai Chi, they loved the opportunity to meditate and relax before going outside and performing the Lion dance!
The children absolutely loved the day, here are some photos to have a look at as well! Please do ensure you have made the £5 contribution on parent pay
Homework is below:
Year 3: Homework
Due in: Wednesday 21st February
Continue to read with an adult at home. Ask them to ask you some questions about what you have read.
Please remember to get your school planner signed each night after reading with an adult.
Complete the reading comprehension if given to you or complete some of the word/grammar activities on the espresso website.
Complete the arithmetic questions given to you by your teacher. Remember to show all your working out using the methods we have learnt in school.
Continue to practise telling the time and have a go at some of the following activities:
If you would like to complete some extra learning at home, have a look at our new topics:
Our new topic will be humans and animals.
Research what is needed for a healthy diet and present your learning in any way you choose.
Our new topic is extreme survival.
Find some pictures of extreme climates and label with information including:
• The location
• Temperature range
• What makes your location a challenge to survive there
• Which animals can be found and how they have adapted to survive there
This could be completed on seesaw or as a poster for display in the classroom.1
Keep using the Discovery website. There are lots of games and activities connected to all of your learning.
Have a lovely half term holiday,
Miss Elliott and Mr Bhol