Gardening

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We have had loads of fun gardening this year. We planted potatoes, leeks, onions, courgettes, carrots and lots more. Every single day we take turns to go outside and water our plants. We have learnt loads of interesting things about growing crops.

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Today Casey saw a courgette growing and we all got very excited.

Stories from the past

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Ms Flanagan’s Granny came to visit our classroom.She told us loads of interesting stories about her childhood. Did you know that years ago they had to walk miles and miles to school! We listened to loads of interesting stories about life from the past and learnt information that we did not know.

 

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Items that third class brought in from the past.

Science Experiments

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This month we completed some interesting science experiments.

The first experiment we did was making butter. We made butter by shaking double cream for 15 minutes. It was tough work!

Creating paper helicopters was the next science experiment completed by third class. We followed strict instructions in order to make the most effective helicopters.We then dropped the helicopters from a height and examined which helicopter worked the best.IMG_0769

 

We tried our best to make an oboe by just using a straw for our third experiment. We found this experiment the hardest to get an effective result from.

 

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Layered liquids was our last experiment. We used olive oil, water  and maple syrup. The olive oil stayed on top and the maple syrup sunk to the bottom. This experiment was cool!

Project Work!

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We love doing project work in 3rd Class. This month we did projects on The Great Famine and Egypt. It took us a week to complete each project and we love presenting our projects to the rest of the class.

We learnt loads of information from completing these interesting projects.

Tom Crean

We just finished our novel Ice Man. It was a brilliant read. We really enjoyed learning about Tom Crean and his polar expeditions to the Antarctic. He was an amazing polar explorer. We wrote stories about his  three expeditions – The Terra Nova, The Nova Scotia and The Endurance . Here are some pictures of our projects and paintings. Well done third class!

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Christopher Columbus

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Here are some pictures of our Christopher Columbus Projects! We worked in small groups – first we were given a voyage and then we had to sequence the events of that particular voyage. We found out lots of information about Columbus and really enjoyed sequencing the events. We added pictures to the events – we had a great fun!

Bouncing Raisins – Science in 3rd Class

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Here are some picture from a science experiment we did!…..And here is what we found out :

Raisins are denser than the liquid in the soda, so initially they sink to the bottom of the glass. The carbonated 7 up we used releases carbon dioxide bubbles. When these bubbles stick to the rough surface of a raisin, the raisin is lifted because of the increase in buoyancy. When the raisin reaches the surface, the bubbles pop, and the carbon dioxide gas escapes into the air. This causes the raisin to lose buoyancy and sink. This rising and sinking of the raisins continues until most of the carbon dioxide has escaped, and the 7 up  goes flat. Furthermore, with time the raisin gets soggy and becomes too heavy to rise to the surface.

Have a go at home! We had great fun!