Trip to the Astronomy Institute
Grade 3 were incredibly lucky to visit the Astronomy Institute in Tashkent this week as part of our 'How We Organise Ourselves' inquiry. We were told about the history of astronomy in Uzbekistan and how this connected very strongly with the telling and recording of time. As well as that, we had the opportunity to look through a large telescope (sadly it was a cloudy day, so we didn't see much), and to appreciate just how much change and progression there has been in the study of space and time since the days of Ulugh Bek.
As part of the current unit, we have been looking at creating our own time devices that can measure accurately a set period of time. The children have had a lot of fun and used lots of thinking skills to come up with some very creative timers.
How We Organise Ourselves - Summative Assessments
This is our final week of our 'How We Organise Ourselves'. The children have been creating exciting summative projects, including timetables, to show their understanding of the unit and the essential elements that have made up our learning for the last six weeks. The children have come up with many different ways to express their own learning and understanding of the unit's Central Idea - 'An understanding of time impacts how we manage and organise our lives'.
'Morning of Mathematical Thinking'
A big thank you to the many Grade 3 parents who turned up for our open math session. We hope that you enjoyed yourself and had the opportunity to see some exciting mathematical inquiring going on.
Grade 3 ELL have been writing about the changing seasons - students used the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing) to record their thoughts and ideas.
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,
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