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Summer 1 South American Adventure


Press play to watch our Brilliant Brazil Travel Guide audiobook!

Ice creams on our very own 'Copacabana Beach' as part of our classwide reward party!

As part of our South American Adventure, we found ourselves exploring the depths of the Amazon rainforest. This tall and densely packed jungle is one of the Earth's oldest living ecosystems and is an amazing, mysterious and beautiful place. After performing a range of rainforest poems, we have been describing what we would be able to see and hear on our own adventure. Knowing that the climate of a tropical rainforest is hot and humid, we could also infer what it would feel like to be in the Amazon. We used these idas to write our own rainforest acrostic poems focusing on using powerful, descriptive language. Fantastic work Aslans!

Forest School!


After closely inspecting the demolition of Tennyson building, Y3s have been busy practising our class poem 'The Black Panther', inspired by the BBC advert for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Y3s worked brilliantly in their groups, putting their own twist on the poem before performing with confidence to the rest of the class! 

We set up a science investigation to find out what a plant needs to grow well.  In Forest School, we planted some bean seeds and will keep them in different conditions in the classroom and observe what happens to them over time.  We also all planted our very own sunflower seed.  We will look after them in the classroom for a while and hope that they all grow!  

Today, we started our new DT unit, Terrific Textiles!

In Forest School, we started making our own 'Ojo de Dios' (God's Eye) which are commonly found in Mexican and South American communities. Traditionally, these are a spiritual symbol - the points of a God’s Eye represent the four elements of nature: earth, fire, air and water, and the centre represents the eye of God.