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Year 3 discover the islands of the Caribbean

In Year 3 we have been looking at the island of St Lucia. We discovered that it is part of the Caribbean Islands and that it is near the equator which is an imaginary line that divides the planet into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Due to St Lucia being near the equator we also learned that it has a tropical climate. This means it is always nice and warm there and that they don’t really have 4 seasons in a year, like we do in England. Some of us thought it would be great to have one long summer, but some of us agreed that having four seasons meant we got to see the lovely autumn leaves on the ground. There were a number of questions that we decided we wanted to find the answers to so we created a list for later research.

We are also reading a book called My Grandpa and the Sea written by Katherine Orr, which takes place in St Lucia. We carefully studied the cover and made predictions about who the main characters might be and what might happen in the story. By using expanded noun phrases and our senses, we wrote a paragraph describing the cover.

I see a big, calm, gentle ocean with a long, yellow boat sitting on the glistening waves. - Alice P.

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