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PaddoxPrimary School

Canal life

Mrs Lee giving her presentation to Year 3 pupils

This week Year 3 had a very special visitor as Mrs Lee came in to give a talk about what it is like to live on a canal boat like Jack and Roger do. She also told us how a narrowboat works and the origins of canal art. This is where everyday objects are painted in bold colours to help to brighten up the narrowboats as they were on them all day. They often depict flowers and castles as these were quite often seen as they sailed along. Did you know, you used to be able to tell where a narrowboat came from because of the style of canal art they used?

In science we practised being paleatologists. Mr Rouse and Miss Boucher buried some 2ps in the school grounds for the Year 3 children to find and wash. This was to replicate the sort of thing that Mary Anning used to do on the Jurrasic Coast in Lyme Regis. 2ps aren't as good as dinosaur bones but it was still good fun.

After half term, Year 3 will be lucky enough to have a talk from the Rugby Geological Society on Monday, then on Wednesday we are off to Rugby School for an activities day. And don't forget, Thursday is World Book Day. Who will we see this year?

We've sent out a lot of letters recently. In case you missed any, they can all be found on the Year 3 letters page.