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P3b Weekly Update.

This week in P3b, we have been learning about the Titanic. We researched some questions that we wanted to know about the Titanic using the laptops. We have also watched some interesting videos to find out more about the Titanic and today we have been finding out more about the living areas for the first, second and class passengers.

We have also used our knowledge of different sea creatures to create out own sea creature that could live in any area of the ocean.

We thought that sports day was good fun and really liked all of the different activities.

In Maths we have looked at time duration.

When we were with our buddies we learned how to play a new game called ‘Kick the Can’ which is great fun and we can’t wait to play this again.

P3b Weekly Update

This week we chose our own animal from the tropical zone and then did some note-taking with this.  We did some research on the computers about our animal using Google and the microphone.

We have watched the summer seas and coral reefs about the tropical zone on Blue Planet.  Some things we learned were:

  • The Bumphead Parrot fish eats the dead coral and sand comes out of it’s bottom.
  • The Blackfish swims slowly to make other sea animals think it is not dangerous and then attacks its prey.
  • The white-tip shark hunts at night.  Their body is made so that it can go through small gaps.
  • The Sea Turtle comes to the coral reef to get cleaned and that is the only time that they go there.
  • The Spiky Sea Slug curls up in a ball and rolls away if it is attacked. It is poisonous to all of the other animals.  There is only 1 type of sea slug that can touch it without being poisoned and it is black and yellow..
  • There are Krill that live in and eat yellow coral. When a sea worms come to catch or attack them, the Krill guard the queen by pinching the worm with it’s claws.

We met our P4 teacher (Mr Shields) and created ourselves as a superhero.

 

P3b Ocean Odyssey

This week we have been learning about the Temperate Zone.  Here are some interesting facts:
  • The water is turquoise-green because of all the plankton.
  • You can’t see the plankton because they are so tiny and you would need to use a microscope.
  • There are lots of different animals in the temperate like jellyfish, basking sharks, King Crabs, squid, lantern fish and cod.
  • The Temperate zone  is swarming with animals because they like to eat all of the plankton and most of our cod, haddock and other fish that we eat in restaurants or buy in shops comes from here.

We have also chose an under the sea animal to research – jellyfish, shark and lantern fish.

We learned that:

  • Jellyfish don’t have brains, they are not fish and they do not eat fish.
  • Jellyfish eat plankton and it has very long tentacles
  • About 100000 jellyfish are in a bloom or a smack (which is a group of jellyfish).
  • Lantern fish 3000 feet below any ocean.
  • Sharks have babies called Shark pups but they need to get away from their mum quickly because their mum will eat them.
  • A shark has more than 1 row of teeth so that if it loses one, it is quickly replaced.

 

 

P3b News

Last Week:

Last week we were learning about Antarctica and we have found out that it is the coldest place on Earth and people cannot live there but scientists go there to investigate animals and the climate including climate change. We have been learning how to take notes so that we can research different animals like seal, penguins, polar bears and killer whales. We found out that Seals can only live until they 28-30 years old.

We have watched Blue Planet – Frozen Seas and learned lots of interesting information.

Some interesting facts include:

  • Polar Bears hunt Beluga whales
  • Leopard Seals hunt penguins
  • Beluga Whale can only stay under water for 20 minutes.

This Week:

This week we made artwork of polar animals using different materials for our topic.  We have also started looking at the Temperate Zone.

Here is some of the information we found out:

  • The temperate Zone is between the tropical and polar zones
  • You can find cod,  jellyfish, basking sharks, grey whales, dolphins, squid, killer whales, skate, king crab and lots more
  • Plankton makes the water look murky and dirty.

In Numeracy we have been doing time challenges to be quicker and more accurate in adding, taking away, multiplying and dividing.

In PE we have been playing different games to raise our heart rate.