Spring 2 Week 3

Our week began with a visit to Church, where we prayed The Stations of the Cross. The children were very respectful and wrote some wonderful reflections in their RE books in class. We are praying The Stations in class together too – please see the photograph below of our RE board.

We were also visited by Mr Friedlander, who teaches science at Dame Alice Owens school, on Wednesday. During his visit the class were challenged to budget, build and test a parachute and capsule that would protect an egg from cracking, when dropped from a height. The children worked brilliantly in teams and learnt a lot about gravity.

It was lovely to see so many of you at the St.Patrick’s Day assembly and celebration morning, I’m sure you’ll agree that the children read, acted and sung beautifully. Well done year 3.

Home Learning:

Spelling –

interest, island, learn, perhaps, popular, quarter, question, reign, remember, straight, strange, promise.

Spag.com activities have been set and please practice the 3, 4 and 8 time tables. 

Miss Pringle


 

 

 

 

Week 2 Spring 2

What a wonderful week, filled with creative learning. We enjoyed World Book Day in Year 3 by swapping books, dressing up as our favourite characters and talking about what we like about certain stories.

We have also made clay models of the Stations of the Cross and made Lenten Promises. The class were very well behaved at Mass on Wednesday also.

Our writing about The Dish and the Spoon is well underway and the children are trying hard to master their time tables.

Home learning:

Spelling: Spring 2 week 2

autopilot, autograph, automatic, autobiography, autonomy, autofocus, superman, superior, supermarket, superstar, superficial, supernatural.

Mathletic and SPAG.com tasks have also been set.

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss Pringle

Spring 2 Week 1

I hope you had a relaxing half term. The children returned to school with lots of exciting news and were eager to learn. We started the week by reading The Adventures of Dish and Spoon, written by Mini Grey, which the children seem to love. The whole school are reading and writing about this book.

In maths we have been practicing our 3 and 4 times tables and investigation multiplication as repeated addition and in RE we have been learning about Fairtrade.

The children have enjoyed weeding the gardens and spotting signs of spring!

Next Thursday we will be celebrating World Book Day, please ensure your child brings a book with them to share with the class – an online newsletter has been sent out about the day.

Home learning:

SPAG.com  and mathletic activities have been set – please complete by Wednesday.

Spelling list for everyone: Spring 2, week 1

Year 3/4 word list

build, busy, extreme, February, forward, forwards, group, heard, heart, history, important, increase.

Miss Pringle

 

WEEK 5

We’ve had a wonderful week in Y3, filled with diary writing about the Amazon Rainforest and art based on the exotic animals who live there. The children’s diaries are amazing and they really enjoyed sharing them with Y4.

The children have also used their computing skills to create books on book creator about the sacrament of reconciliation – what a talented class.

Swimming will be on as usual next week.

Home learning

Spellings can be found on the class page under resources, spelling – spring 1 week 5

careful, careless, carefully, carelessly, painful, painless, painfully, painlessly, thoughtful, thoughtless, thoughtfulness, thoughtlessness ALL GROUPS TO LEARN THESE PLEASE.

Spag.com – your child has been given their username and password again this evening.

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Harmony Camp

Yesterday, we were taken back in time to the Stone Age, when we visited Celtic Harmony Camp in Hertford. What a fantastic day we had!

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by a Stone Age lady called Bronwyn. When she knew that we had come in peace, she allowed us through the time machine gates, where our Stone Age adventure began.

At first we were treated to a fire lighting demonstration inside an Iron Age stone house. Then it was off to the woods for some den building.

After this, we learnt about hunting and gathering and experienced searching for food in the woods and target shooting.

After some lunch, Bronwyn taught us about how the Stone Age people used flint to make weapons by using a technique called knapping. We then had a go at making our own from soap.

Before we went home, it was back to the round house for a very lively Stone Age story. We didn’t want to leave!

Iron Age Homes

This week in History, we have been learning about Iron Age round houses and so we decided to have a go at making our own.

To create the inside structure, we moulded the clay into a circle, leaving a gap for a little doorway. Next, we carefully measured, cut and inserted straws into the clay for the walls. We then weaved paper in and out of the straws and completed the outside with corrugated card.
Finally we added the roof.

This activity was a real challenge for some but we all really enjoyed it!

Queen’s Garden and Library Visit

What an exciting week we have had!

As well as ‘Spirituality Week’, Year 3 have been extremely busy visiting the new school library and planting our garden, ready for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.

Before visiting the library for the first time, we had to choose two ‘Junior Librarians’ for our class. We decided that the fairest way to do this was by a draw. Sylvanna and Will were the lucky two and were immediately trained on the new computer system and put to work! The children all had the opportunity to take out a book.

Our class library time will be on a Tuesday morning, where the class will have the chance to read, return and take out books.

Yesterday also saw the much anticipated planting of our class garden. We drew a huge 90 in powder paint as a guide and began planting the flowers. To make the 90 really stand out, we also used limestone chippings. I’m sure you’ll agree from the pictures that it is really beginning to take shape. All we need to do now is to add our accessories nearer the day!

Thank you to the parents that kindly donated flowers.

Wishing you all a wonderful half term break.

Spirituality Week So Far!