Celery Experiment

In Sapphire Class we have just completed an experiment using celery and coloured water. We put our celery into orange water and waited to see what happened. We made our experiment a fair test by making sure each jug contained the same amount of water and the same amount of food colouring.

We predicted that our celery would turn orange… and we were right!

We realised that this is because the celery had absorbed the orange water through its roots and the water had traveled up its stem.

We proved this by measuring the water level at the beginning and the end, the water level has decreased. Therefore we knew that the water had traveled into the plant and up the stem.

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In one of our jugs the orange water turned clear and we don’t know why! If you know why this happened we would love it if you could comment on this post and let us know.

‘Have I Got News For You?’

Today some lucky children in Y3 had the opportunity to take part in a ‘Have I Got News for You?’ event at Sheffield Town Hall. The event was run by ESCAL and involved a day full of news and literacy based activities.

In the morning we completed some activities which involved; interviewing children from other schools; completing a news based quiz; deciding if A.T.Wolf is guilty of murdering the three little pigs.

In the afternoon we had a workshop with author and poet, Conrad Burdekin. Conrad performed some of his hilarious poems for us. Then he taught us how to write our own poems! We then had to perform our poems in front of an audience.

Here are the poems we created:

Tomatoes

As red as my mum when she’s angry,

Smell like old granny trumps,

Red evil devils,

I’d rather have the mumps,

They feel like alien bogies,

They slap me in the face,

The seeds are little ninjas,

They go all over the place.

 

We Love Jelly

Gooey, chewy,

Nice and sweet,

I would have it for a treat,

Raspberry red,

Strawberry pink,

It will stain your tongue like ink,

Wobbling, bobbling,

On a plate,

I will eat it with my mate,

Hallé

On Friday, Sapphire Class visited the Sheffield City Hall with the rest of KS2 to watch the Hallé Orchestra perform. The theme this year was ‘Made in the British Isles’, and The Hallé played songs from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The Hallé weren’t the only performers though! We all sang a song that we had been learning — ‘Faster Than Fairies’, which is based on a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

We really enjoyed seeing a real orchestra perform, our favourite piece of music was Palladio by Karl Jenkins.

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Red Nose Day 2017

Sapphire Class have had lots of fun today dressing in something red for Comic Relief. Prince Edward have raised lots of money this year by selling red noses and having a non-uniform day.

Remember, it’s not too late to donate some money to Comic Relief. Comic Relief funds 1000s of projects worldwide and with your donations they could fund even more.

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Poetry Performance

Last week Y3 were working really hard and looking at performance poetry in our Literacy lesson. Performance poetry is a type of poetry that is written to be performed.

Throughout the week we rehearsed our poems ready for our performance. While rehearsing we used a success criteria that we created. We had to use loud clear voices, add some actions and use lots of expression.

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On Friday we met with Aquamarine Class in the studio to put on a special poetry performance. We performed our poems and critiqued each others performances using two stars and a wish. Mr Sieczkarek watched our performances and he was very impressed with our actions, volume, props and great teamwork.

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Smarties Fractions!

This morning in Sapphire class we have taken a sweet approach to our learning.

In maths we have been continuing to look at fractions. This morning Mr Little set us the challenge of calculating the fraction of each coloured Smartie in a pack.

First, we had to start by counting how many smarties there were in our tube to find our denominator. Then we counted how many there were of each colour to find our numerators. Some of us even managed to simplify our fractions and draw bars to show them!

We all loved finding fractions using Smarties!

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Light Poems

Recently in Sapphire Class we have been looking at poetry. Our poems have all been about light, which was our science topic last half term. This week we have been writing our own acrostic poems. In an acrostic poem the first letter of each line join together to spell out a word or phrase.

Here are a selection of our poems…

 

Light

Light is shining like a red  sapphire.

Its round like a huge, yellow ball.

Gold, gigantic and glittering sun.

Helps us to see.

The tired sun is sleeping in a cloud bed.

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By Lucy Billard

Light and shadow

Lovely light shines on you perfectly

Incredible light is a humongous, giant explosion

Glorious, as glorious as a gemstone

Hidden light shines bright

The sun is as hot as a volcano

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Amazing shadows

Naughty reflections make light

Dare to look at the sun

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Super sun is horrific

Hiding shadows are afraid

Adorable lovely torches are beautiful

Don`t look at the sun it will make you blind

On top of you is the sun

Wonderful light

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By Harrison Musson

Pride of Prince Edward

Congratulations to Sapphire Class’ latest winnner of the Pride of Prince Edward award.

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He has only been in our school since September, but he has already established himself as an invaluable member of our school. He is kind, polite and hardworking. He looks after others in his class and makes it his mission to be a friend to everyone. He is a perfect example of what it takes to be a Pride of Prince Edward!