For Science, Year Three have been exploring the differences between non-living, plants and animals. They have particularly investigated how animals are categorised based on specific physical characteristics using a branching key to determine sub-grouping such as amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals, myriapods, molluscs and arachnids.
Furthermore, they examined leaf litter within the school garden, gathered data about the types of animals they discovered, represented the data on tables and made conclusions based on their observations.
Last week, Environ Mentors visited our school to talk about composting at school and home. Year Three learnt about which scraps can be placed into a worm farm or compost bin and which scraps do not go into a compost bin.
In 3P, we have been studying a neighbouring country, Kiribati (pronounced Kiri- bus). It has 33 islands yet only 21 can be inhabited due to the lack of land. Here are some facts that Year Three have learnt:
- They are a volcano that is still active – Lucas
- Touching the head of a person in Kiribati is intimate and taboo in their culture – Caitlin
- They speak English and Gilbertese – Ella
- Indigenous people are from south east Asia and Micronesia. They lived on Kiribati for 5,000 years – Scarlet
- Kiribati is level with the sea, so there is lots of flooding. – Eva
- Global warning and climate change will effect Kiribati first because are nearly level with the sea – Harrison
- Ancestors migrated from Micronesia 3,000 BC to 100 AD – Caitlin
- It’s tropical – Lachlan
- It’s humid and the equator goes directly through it – Lucas
- It’s north east of Australia – Sakura
- Kiribati is one of Australia’s closest neighbours – Aiden
- Kiribati will relocate their people to Fiji if climate change happens – Charlie
- In winter, Kiribati’s temperature is 30 degree and in Australia it’s 15 degrees – Cameron