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Year 3 – Stone Age Day

Yesterday, year 3 went on an amazing trip to Celtic Harmony for a stone age day.

We took part in the following activities:

Hunting and Gathering

Den building

Soap Flint Knapping Activity

Friction and Fire lighting Demonstration





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Sports Day

Well done year 3 for taking part in your first Key Stage 2 Sports Day.  A good morning was had by all.IMG_1431 016 017 018

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Our next project is to prepare for the garden party next Friday.  This week we started getting ready by planting flowers in our year 3 bed to represent the 60s.  We have painted stones to represent ‘flower power’ and we hope to cover them in PVA glue next week and add them to our garden.

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Thank you to  those of you who managed to join our walking float at the carnival last week,  we all had a great time.

Remember on Monday we are out for the day to visit Celtic Harmony .

 

Enjoy the sunshine.

Mrs Joyce

 

 

 

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Spirituality Week, Tie Dye and Celebration Morning

Wow! What a busy week we have had; our feet haven’t touched the ground since Monday!

The start of the week saw the introduction to Spirituality week, where the children made prayer cards and shared them with their Year 6 partners.

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On Tuesday, we asked ourselves the question, ‘Where do I see God?’

On Wednesday, we were led through the various prayer stations by Year 6. The Reception children were respectful and  prayerful throughout.

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On Tuesday, we tie dyed our t shirts ready for the Potters Bar carnival next month. Remember to give them a wash on their own, either by hand or on a quick cycle in the washing machine.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful turnout at the Celebration Morning today. I hope you enjoyed sharing your child’s learning.

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Have a wonderful half term holiday.

The Reception Team

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Singing About Bugs

Reception have been very busy learning new songs in class!

What do you think?

We have had an extremely busy week learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and helping to create the new school mosaic.

We were lucky enough to find two caterpillars crawling around the outside area this week, and so we put them in our caterpillar house. To our amazement, they both decided that they quite liked their new surroundings and each spun a chrysalis! We even managed to catch one in the act itself, and watched it on the class interactive whiteboard, using the visualiser. Nature in all it’s glory!

This inspired us to try to find more caterpillars or butterfly eggs outside.003

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What creature do they belong to? We are not sure; please tell us if you know!

We also had lots of fun helping to create the 50 years celebratory mosaic.

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Next week we are looking forward to Spirituality Week and learning about the song ‘ The Ugly Bug Ball’.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Reception Team

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A special time in year 3

It was a special moment in time on Tuesday when the children who received the sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time at Mass on Sunday returned to class confident to share their experiences with us.

We continue to pray and remember the children who will receive the sacrament over the next two weekends.

Meanwhile our tomatoes continue to grow!

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Mrs Joyce

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Alleluia He is Risen!

It was lovely to see the children back from their Easter break this week.  Our prayer corner is now filled with our Easter tree and our Alleluia banner. This week the children have been exploring the Resurrection stories including Doubting Thomas and the road to Emmaus. Resurrection butterflies have appeared in class displays as we focus on new life and new beginnings!

 

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Year 6 – 03/03/17

We began our Lenten journey this week with a wonderful Ash Wednesday Mass at the church. Well done to the class for representing the school so well, and especially to the readers. You are excellent role models.

This week also saw the international celebration of World Book Day. In Year 6 we were graced with the presence of Katniss from The Hunger Games, Hermione Granger and Artemis Fowl, amongst many others! Well done to all for the effort put in. It was a really enjoyable day, which kicked off with a reading session with their Reception partners. Sophia finished off the session by reading The Stick Man to the whole group, which was beautifully read.

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A joint focus for the whole school this week in English has been on the poem The Spider and the Fly. We have spent a lot of time pulling the poem apart and analysing the two main characters. On Thursday, the children acted out the poem in groups, paying particular attention to the persuasive and flattering tone with which the spider speaks. Click here to watch the YouTube video of the poem.

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We continued our topic of evolution with a coloured worm search in the playground! Unsurprisingly, a lot fewer brown worms were found than the bright yellow and pink ones, showing the benefit of camouflage in nature.

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The Fairtrade Leaders have been promoting Fairtrade Fortnight by leading a competition for the most number of Fairtrade logos brought in. They have also been preparing the Fairtrade Assembly which will take place next Friday, and will be followed by a Fairtrade break. Please support this by buying the Fairtrade food items on offer at break time that day.

Thank you parents for attending the consultations over the last two Wednesdays. Remember there is a SATs information evening on Wednesday evening at 18:30.

Enjoy your weekend.

Miss Donatantonio

For this week’s home learning letter, click here.

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Year 1 Blog Week 21

It has been Green Fingers at the ready this week. Year 1 are taking part in ‘Grow your own Potatoes 2017’. We received our potato pack on Monday and we are chitting the potatoes – waiting for sprouts to form before we plant them.

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The growing theme continued as the children planted some ‘magic’ beans. We have been looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in English and the children made some beautiful story frames. We placed the beans inside a sandwich bag with some water and stuck them on the window. We will watch the beans as they germinate and then we will plant them.

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In maths this week we have been learning about position and direction. The children created some brilliant maps and programmed their beebots to move around the maps.

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Nasa announces discovery of seven planets!

Is it a coincidence  this week that as year 3 were learning about Nasa (National Aero-nautics and Space Administration ),  it was announced that they have detected seven roughly earth sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system?

Perhaps Mrs Joyce has contact with extra – terrestrial beings and inside knowledge!

Apparently they are 39 light years away from Earth and were detected using Nasa’s Spitzer’s Space Telescope.

The text we were reading this week was a non-fiction chronological report about Mars and we used it to learn about the features of this text type, for example, use of titles, sub-headings, bullet points, technical language,  and diagrams.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Mrs Joyce to infinity and beyond!

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Filling your bucket full of Happiness

For a class act of worship this week, we read a story called “Have you filled your bucket today?” It explained that we all carry an invisible bucket around with us which fills with moments of happiness and can be empty when we are sad.  We can be bucket fillers of other people when we do kind things for others.  They can be simple things like a smile or telling your parents that you love them.  We linked this to the eight Beatitudes which Jesus taught us about and how being a person who promotes peace and forgiveness makes us happy people. We listened to song called “Don’t worry be happy ” and even felt we could dance a little.

 

See what you think of our moves!

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