Since January 2018 is the month of the blue moon, we have been exploring how the moon changes each month. We have learned facts by reading non-fiction writing about the moon and enjoyed discovering how myths explain natural events in interesting and surprising ways.
Year 3 have written evocative moon poems, created 3D moon pictures and have even written their own moon myths. Year 3 have plenty of creative and imaginative ideas to explain why the moon gets fatter and thinner! Some say that a lawnmower mows down the moon each month and the moon grows back just like grass! Some say that a black ghost feeds off the light of the moon to get the strength to eat his victims which is why the moon gets thinner each month! Or that a moon monkey thinks the banana shaped moon is good to eat which is why the moon looks nibbled!
We have discovered Newton Meters to measure the force needed to move different objects in our classroom. Our special science agents have conducted an investigation to work out how to create better friction for James Bond’s shoes so he can grip slippery surfaces more easily! We have discovered the surfaces in our classroom with the best friction..