This week Year 3 celebrated Science week with a drama based workshop focusing on scientists and inventors. They thought about the different roles involved in creating an invention as well as learning more about Ada Lovelace (the first woman to develop an algorithm for a computer). The children then worked in small groups to design and pitch their own inventions. We very impressed by their thoughtfulness and ingenuity in some of the ideas which included a coat heated by solar panels for the homeless and the ‘dream watch’ which would project images onto the walls around you to transport you to a holiday destination, designed for people who couldn’t afford exotic holidays.
We have also been writing persuasive speeches focusing on air pollution in preparation for the Young Speaker Challenge. The children have been incorporating persuasive features such as alliteration, rhetorical questions, emotive language and modal verbs into their writing and have written some excellent speeches. Good luck to the finalists!
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our fractions maths lesson on Thursday – we hope you were impressed by all of our hard work and learning which goes on in our classrooms!