Day 6 in the Art Studio

We were all very excited to read some more of The Lorax this morning which provided us with some more information about the Once-ler. This allowed us to explore his character further and consequently, our opinions of him changed after building a character profile together. 
From our learning, we were then able to add to our class dance. We can’t wait to perform it on Friday afternoon! 

Day 5 in the Art Studio

We were all very excited to read some more of the story this morning. We then thoroughly enjoyed adding some more moves to our class dance which is coming together nicely. 

Why are trees super heroes? 

We showed off our prior understanding of trees by answering this question. Together, we came up with a long list of the benefits of trees and reasons why we need trees on Earth. After watching a video clip, we were able to add to our list. One of the things we found out was that trees take a greenhouse gas called carbon dioxide from the air which is a nasty gas for us. 

Day 4 in the Art Studio

Where is this street? 

Who lives on this street? 

What does this street look like? 

What is a Lorax? 

These are some of the questions we began asking yesterday as we read the first few pages of The Lorax by Dr Suess. After delving into the story a little further, we soon learnt some clues. 

We then had lots of fun outside where we built our own lerkim using items from the scrap shed. 

Day 3 in the Art Studio

We’ve had another interesting day learning about trees! We really are going to be experts by next week! 

With some clues, we soon guessed our word for the day…identifying. We spent the morning as scientists by examining a selection of different leaves. We carefully drew some, noticing the shape, size, edges and colour. After doing this, we used a ruler to carefully measure the length of each one. This then helped us to identify which tree each leaf came from. To do this, we used a tree sorting activity with the help of Mrs Wake. 

Day 2 in the Art Studio

We began the day working in small groups writing poems about our orchard using the different senses. Our word banks and ideas from yesterday really helped us with this. 

We later found out what the word ‘circumference’ means. We then worked in groups to measure the circumference of some objects (including some of our heads) in the art studio using a tape measure. We soon got the hang of this so we headed outside to measure the circumference of some trunks of trees around our school grounds. We worked collaboratively during this activity as this would have been quite tricky to do independently. 

This afternoon we found out about the four main ways in which seeds are dispersed. Using our understanding of this, we began choreographing our class dance. 

Day 1 in the Art Studio

What an exciting morning we’ve had working in the art studio! We are very lucky to begin our Year 3 learning journey working with Mrs Johnston. 

We began the morning by drawing a tree and labelling the different parts that we already knew.Some of us decided to draw a tree with leaves, some with fruit, some during the autumn and winter. We then wrote down anything that we already knew about trees.

We then looked at a photograph of an aerial view of our school which was taken 11 years ago. Our school looked very different back then! As well as several additional buildings, we also noticed that many different trees have been planted around our school grounds. 

We spent some time in the orchard sitting quietly while we made a list of nouns that we could see, hear, feel and smell around us. After generating a list of ideas and sharing these as a class, we then thought of some verbs and adjectives to describe the nouns in our list. We will use our word banks tomorrow to write a poem.