Tropical Inc

Year 3 have had a busy week! As well as making our shelters outside, we were lucky enough to have Tropical Inc come in and show us all the different exotic animals from around the world!

Children were able to touch and hold the different animals that included:

A king snake, a carpet python, a blue-tongued skink, a tortoise and terepin, the dumpy tree frog, a venomous toad, a skunk and an owl!

Here are some pictures from the day, can you show your parents the different animals and name some facts?

Shelter Making

Year 3’s topic this half term is Extreme Survival. To help the children understand what it would be like to try and survive in the extreme weather (of Dagenham) we decided that we should get them to try and build their own shelter out of natural and basic resources.

Some children used bamboo sticks, sheets, bin liners and twigs to try and build a suitable shelter. Other children had the luxury of tent building so we could compare the different types of shelters for different types of extreme weather.

Year 3 teachers would like to take this opportunity to thank every parent/auntie/uncle/grandad/nan that came along to help, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you! Thank you also to the parents that took time to find wood and resources for us to build, again, the afternoon wouldn’t have happened without you!

Here are a few snaps of the afternoon!