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Matthew has written a detailed report about 'Earthquakes.' Superb research and report!

Matthew has written a detailed report about 'Earthquakes.'  Superb research and report!   1

Eddie's 'volcano' work

Eddie's 'volcano' work 1
Eddie's 'volcano' work 2
Eddie's 'volcano' work 3
Eddie's 'volcano' work 4

Eddie has been busy finding out about 'volcanoes.'  He carried out an experiment with citric acid, bicarbonate of soda, washing up liquid and red food colouring to show how a volcano erupts.  Eddie followed it up with a fantastic report. Superb work!

Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy!

Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 1
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 2
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 3
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 4
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 5
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 6
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 7
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 8
Marta has been keeping herself extremely busy! 9

Marta has been extremely busy at home.  She has been; learning her times tables, reading regularly and writing book reviews.  She has also enjoyed lots of time in the garden helping out with her own fruit and flowers.  Marta has baked a cake and written her own recipe.  She has also been thinking about others by making birthday cards for elderly neighbours to cheer them up. 

 

It's great to see Marta has been keeping busy and active!

I've put a home learning pack on here which focuses on 'The Weather.'  There is a guidance leaflet for parents to read prior to your child completing the pack.  Hopefully there are lots of exciting activities in there which will excite learning!

 

Mrs Jones

30.3.20.

Joseph has been very busy doing lots of  homework and wanted to share what he's been getting up to.

 

He really enjoyed writing a book review on 'Bad Dad' by David Walliams.  There were lots of funny new words he had never heard of - huggle (hug and cuddle) catastrophe, considerable and gawping. He's also enjoyed 'Auntie Flips' poems (they are bad!) 

 

Joseph has also been around the house measuring different items in cm and mm and made a word search with his statutory spellings. 

 

Superb learning Joseph!

Joseph has been busy with his homework!

Joseph has been busy with his homework! 1 Superb Measurements!
Joseph has been busy with his homework! 2
Joseph has been busy with his homework! 3 Lots of brilliant reading!
Joseph has been busy with his homework! 4 Book review!
Joseph has been busy with his homework! 5 Statutory spellings word search

Antony has been busy writing an exciting non-chronological report about Volcanoes. Well done!

27/3/2020 - FRENCH TASK UPDATE

Eddie has completed the French Rigolo Unit on food. He has been listening to, repeating, naming and then following all of the learning applied to as task where he listened to and selected items in French. He now know the words 'apple, pizza, sandwich, orange juice, cake and banana in French. 

'Fantastique' Eddie.

I look forward to receiving your pictures of one of your meals labelled in French. 

I can't wait to see what everybody else has been up to at home. Remember you can send your photos/pictures to me: srichardson@st-catherines.cumbria.sch.uk

Aurevoir for now smiley

 

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Attached is a lovely workbook all about Holy Week. You can either print it off and work through it (if you have a printer) or read it off a screen to complete the activities. We need to remember this special time!

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Morning Class 3.  Hope you're safe and well.  Don't forget to enjoy the sunshine in your gardens and get some fresh air.  

 

We're celebrating my son Benjamin's 20th birthday today (in the house and garden) and enjoying some family time.

 

English

 

I'd like you to send me photographs of your reading at home today.  Let me know what books you are enjoying.  Who is the author? What else has the author written?  Are there any unknown words you've had to check the meaning of?  Get your parents to ask you questions about the text.

 

As we are moving on to the topic of Volcanoes and Earthquakes, (leaving Ancient Maya behind).  Please do some research on this new topic.  

 

I'd then like you to write a non-chronological report (we wrote one in class about the Vikings) about Volcanoes or Earthquakes. Don't forget a heading, sub-headings, drawings, pictures with captions and labels, 'Did you know facts?'.  I've attached an example of a report and a suggested template for the layout.  Don't forget to e-mail me  a close up of your report so I can put it on the website.

 

cjones@st-catherines.cumbria.sch.uk 

 

Happy researching!

Mrs Jones

Amy and Emily have been hard at work writing their 'Acrostic Poem' and designing a poster about 'Noise Pollution' Absolutely lovely to see children working hard at home still! Brilliant work!

Amy and Emily have been hard at work writing their 'Acrostic Poem' and designing a poster about 'Noise Pollution'  Absolutely lovely to see children working hard at home still!  Brilliant work! 1 Emily has been busy!
Amy and Emily have been hard at work writing their 'Acrostic Poem' and designing a poster about 'Noise Pollution'  Absolutely lovely to see children working hard at home still!  Brilliant work! 2 Amy has kept herself busy!

MISS CAMPBELL'S FITNESS REGIME!

MISS CAMPBELL'S FITNESS REGIME! 1 Miss C keeping fit!

Miss Campbell has completed Joe Wick's PE lessons every day.  She hopes that Class 3 are joining in too!

 

Joe is on every day at https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html 

 

Have fun whilst keeping active Class 3!

Love

Miss Campbell

xx

Maths - Year 3

 

As we have been learning about Volume and Capacity in our maths lessons.  Please log on to topmarks.co.uk as there are a few interactive games to practise reading scales.  Use the drop down menus - Maths - KS2.

 

Another game can be found here - http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html 

 

Keep learning!

Mrs J

Spring Acrostic Poem. I've attached an acrostic poem all about the beautiful season of SPRING. I'd like you to write an acrostic poem. Don't forget in an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem. .

Hi Class 3

I'm busy updating the 'Science Big Books' and seeing what fun we've had through our recent topics of Rocks and fossils (Year 3) and Sound (Year 4).  If you're online check out the following websites that are great for these two topics -

 

http://www.dinosaurdays.com/  

 

This tells you all about how trace, trackway and amber fossils were formed millions of years ago.  

 

Check out www.topmarks.co.uk - this website has lots of clips and ideas about how sound travels. Look under Science (KS2).

 

Year 4 - I would like you to design a poster about an aspect of 'NOISE POLLUTION'  Some ideas are in the bullet points below.  

 

  • street traffic sounds from cars, buses, pedestrians, ambulances etc.

  • construction sounds like drilling or other heavy machinery in operation

  • airports, with sounds from air traffic, i.e. planes taking off or landing

  • constant loud music

  • industrial sounds like fans, generators, compressors, mills

  • train station traffic

  • household sounds, from the television set to music playing on the stereo or computer, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, dishwashers, lawnmowers etc.

  • events involving fireworks, loudspeakers etc.

 

Draw and write on your poster what the problem is to people in society. 

 

Get your parents to take a photograph of your poster and e-mail them to me on

cjones@st-catherines.cumbria.sch.uk 

 

I'll look forward to reading them soon!

 

Stay safe!

Love 

Mrs Jones

Mrs Jones busy working from home!

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ISPACED Poster

 Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Hi Class 3

I hope that you're all enjoying the sunshine in your gardens but staying extremely safe at the same time!

 

Hopefully, you'll be working your way through the pack that I sent home.  Take your time over the pack as there was a lot there to complete.  It doesn't all have to be finished this week! Remember to build in breaks to get some fresh air.  

 

How about logging on to the website 'The World of David Walliams'  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ He is reading a story every day at 11am (Elevenses with The World of David Walliams) for your enjoyment. 

 

Today's story is 'Grubby Gertrude'  Listen closely to the story and then draw a picture of Gertrude.  How could you describe her?  How about writing another grubby story involving Gertrude.  Can you use amazing sentence openers, like a fronted adverbial ... for example,  'Earlier that day, Grubby Gertrude' ...  etc.  Don't forget you can also use ISPACED.  I've put a copy of the ISPACED poster on here that we use in class.

 

Hopefully, I'll try and post something new each school day to keep you occupied.  Don't forget to log on to www.topmarks.co.uk for maths, English and all the foundation subjects.  Most games are interactive for an Ipad or tablet.

 

Keep up with your times tables and spelling shed work too!

 

Stay safe!

Love

Mrs Jones

xxx

 

 

 

MUSIC HOME LEARNING

 

Mrs Richardson has uploaded a unit of music lessons to the Charanga website.

Year 3, your unit is called 'Three Little Birds'.

Year 4, your unit is called 'Lean On Me'.

I can check in to see who has logged on what you have been up to. On a weekly basis, I'll share the top superstars who have logged on and had fun. Please feel free to video or take photos of your learning, send them to srichardson@st-catherines.cumbria.sch.uk and I'll add them to the music page on this website to celebrate all the 'toe tapping' music happening at home. smiley

FRENCH HOME LEARNING TASK 1 - WEEK COMMENCING 23/03/2020

 

Take photos or draw pictures of your meals and label them in French. Send your photos of your meals to srichardson@st-catherines.cumbria.sch.uk so I can celebrate and share your wonderful French on your class page on the website. 

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Year 3 and 4 - Home Learning Timetable

Maya mapping - we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map. We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.

Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  1
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  2
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  3
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  4
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  5
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  6
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  7
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  8
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  9
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  10
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  11
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  12
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  13
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  14
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  15
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  16
Maya mapping -  we have been mapping out where the ancient Mayan people used to live and comparing it to the present day map.   We also prepared information leaflets with key facts that we had found out about the Mayan people.  17

Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.

Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  1
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  2
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  3
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  4
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  5
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  6
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  7
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  8
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  9
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  10
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  11
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  12
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  13
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  14
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  15
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  16
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  17
Year 4 have been finding out about amplitude, frequency and pitch in their science lessons on sound. We’ve enjoyed listening to lots of sounds made by the different instruments. Two of the children brought in guitars from home to listen to the different pitch made by the strings.  18

Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary)

Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 1
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 2
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 3
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 4
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 5
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 6
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 7
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 8
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 9
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 10
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 11
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 12
Year 3 have been carrying out fair tests on rocks. Tests have included a hardness, permeability and acid test. This is to gauge what groups of rocks they fit into (igneous,  metamorphic or sedimentary) 13

Ash Wednesday - we received the sign of the cross today during our special mass.

Ash Wednesday - we received the sign of the cross today during our special mass. 1
Ash Wednesday - we received the sign of the cross today during our special mass. 2

Writer’s Week - Class 3 enjoyed looking at ‘The Lost Words’ spell book by Robert Macfarlane. Looking at the pictures of the lost words in nature inspired us to write diamante poems and senses poetry. We had fun searching for pictures connected to the lost words in the classroom and completing word searches. Our art was inspired by the taxidermy animals that we observed closely during an art lesson on shading. It was a great week!

The Maya created a written language. Maya hieroglyphics are often referred to as "glyphs" for short. The Maya had about 800 symbols. Archaeologists have figured out what many of the symbols mean, but not all of them. Some glyphs were used as numbers. Some were used as sounds. Some were phrases or words. We enjoyed making our own 'glyph' template using cardboard and raised string. We then used poster paint on the string only to 'print' our own glyphs with their pronunciation and meaning.

Spring 2020

Year 4 French:

Qui est dans ta famille?

(Who is in your family?)

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Spring 2020

Year 3's Superb French:

Dans Votre trousse/sac?

(What is in your pencil case/bag?)

 

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Autumn 2019

Year 3 French

Tell us a little about yourself......

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Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin. We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.

Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   1
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   2
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   3
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   4
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   5
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   6
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   7
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   8
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   9
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   10
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   11
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   12
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   13
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   14
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   15
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   16
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   17
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   18
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   19
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   20
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   21
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   22
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   23
Year 4 are excited about their new topic of ‘Sound’ in science. We carried out lots of experiments to find out how sound travels. We used vibrating tuning forks, twanged rulers on desks and also watched how rice vibrates on a drum skin.  We are currently making string telephones to see how they work.   24

Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. They carried out a hardness test. Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar.

Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 1
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 2
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 3
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 4
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 5
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 6
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 7
Year 3 are learning about rocks and soils in science. They devised a ‘fair test’ to categorise rocks into the rock groups igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.  They carried out a hardness test.  Next week we will be doing a similar test with water and acid vinegar. 8

Ancient Maya - our new topic is all about Ancient Maya. We found out that they built pyramids which they believed were alive, so they painted them red like blood. Our Lego buildings are fab!

Human 'Circuit' - we made a human simple circuit during science today. When the current was flowing the bulb lit and when the switch was opened our bulb went out. What fun!

Shadow Puppet Theatres - as we are learning about 'light and shadows' some children made shadow puppet theatres at home. We had Peter Pan, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and even a Polish folk tale 'The Dragon of Krakow. The children enjoyed turning the classroom lights off and acting out their fairy tales in the dark with a light source. What fun!

Christmas Jumper Day - look at all our different jumpers!

Christmas Jumper Day - look at all our different jumpers! 1
Christmas Jumper Day - look at all our different jumpers! 2
Christmas Jumper Day - look at all our different jumpers! 3
Christmas Jumper Day - look at all our different jumpers! 4

Road Safety Talk - PCSO Mark Robson visited us this week to talk about road safety. It was a very informative session!

Visit to Penrith Library - Class 3 enjoyed listening to stories and playing Victorian parlour games at the library this week. It was a super fun session.

Year 3 have been doing lots of experiments with 'mirrors' in science as part of their 'light and shadows' topic.

Year 4 have been testing electrical circuits in science. They had to predict if the circuit would work before testing it.

Viking BROOCHES - Class 3 children have enjoyed making their Viking brooches. First of all, they designed a brooch in their art books and cut the cardboard to the correct shape. Wool was applied to the cardboard in their chosen design. The cardboard was then covered in tin foil and the design was carefully raised by smoothing it. The brooches were adorned with jewels and a pin. They are fantastic!

Silhouette War Art by Class 3 - Remembrance 2019

Silhouette War Art by Class 3 - Remembrance 2019 1

Class 3’s ‘Remembrance’ display.

Class 3’s ‘Remembrance’ display. 1

Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’

Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 1
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 2
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 3
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 4
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 5
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 6
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 7
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 8
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 9
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 10
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 11
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 12
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 13
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 14
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 15
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 16
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 17
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 18
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 19
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 20
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 21
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 22
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 23
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 24
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 25
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 26
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 27
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 28
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 29
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 30
Year 3 carried out an investigation and found out that ‘darkness is the absence of light’ and that ‘light travels in a straight line’ during their new science topic of LIGHT AND SHADOWS.’ 31

Year 4 had an exploratory session to introduce them to their new science topic of ELECTRICITY. What fun!

Class 3 have made beautiful Viking jewellery (BROOCHES). They designed their own brooch and then had to fashion the design out of wool. The wool design was covered with tin foil and the pattern then rubbed carefully to raise the design. Sharpie pens were used to cover the raised design. Jewels and adornments were then added. They are highly effective!

Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service!

Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service! 1
Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service! 2
Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service! 3
Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service! 4
Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service! 5
Class 3 leading the responsorial psalms and bidding prayers at the ‘All Saints day’ mass. A lovely service! 6

Year 4 have been looking at historic timelines (BC and AD) we tried to organise eras of history into a long timeline.

Year 4 have been looking at historic timelines (BC and AD) we tried to organise eras of history into a long timeline. 1
Year 4 have been looking at historic timelines (BC and AD) we tried to organise eras of history into a long timeline. 2
Year 4 have been looking at historic timelines (BC and AD) we tried to organise eras of history into a long timeline. 3
Year 4 have been looking at historic timelines (BC and AD) we tried to organise eras of history into a long timeline. 4

VIKINGS - Class 3 are enjoying learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

VIKINGS - Class 3 are enjoying learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings 1

Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding!

Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 1
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 2
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 3
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 4
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 5
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 6
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 7
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 8
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 9
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 10
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 11
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 12
Year 3 have been doing addition with 3-digit numbers. It’s been a bit tricky remembering to ‘carry under the doorstep’ and to ensure our columns are in straight lines for adding! 13

French - Class 3 are enjoying the new French dictionaries with Mrs Richardson. What fun searching for new vocabulary!

French - Class 3 are enjoying the new French dictionaries with Mrs Richardson. What fun searching for new vocabulary! 1
French - Class 3 are enjoying the new French dictionaries with Mrs Richardson. What fun searching for new vocabulary! 2
French - Class 3 are enjoying the new French dictionaries with Mrs Richardson. What fun searching for new vocabulary! 3
French - Class 3 are enjoying the new French dictionaries with Mrs Richardson. What fun searching for new vocabulary! 4
French - Class 3 are enjoying the new French dictionaries with Mrs Richardson. What fun searching for new vocabulary! 5

Year 4 - STATES OF MATTER . Year 4 have been learning about solids, liquids and gases in their science lessons. They enjoyed a 'changes over time' temperature experiment whilst using thermometers.

Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.

Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   1
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   2
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   3
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   4
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   5
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   6
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   7
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   8
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   9
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   10
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   11
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   12
Year 3 FORCES & MAGNETS - Year 3 have been enjoying carrying out experiments on forces and magnets.   13

THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau. We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew. In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary. We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible. A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families!

THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 1
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 2
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 3
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 4
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 5
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 6
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 7
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 8
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 9
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU - we learned the story about Jacob and Esau.  We learned that Esau gave his 'birthright' away for a bowl of stew.  In groups we did an activity about things in our life that are eternal or temporary.  We also looked closely at the scripture in the Holy Bible.  A group did a beautiful liturgy on the theme of families! 10

Class 3 have been making 'Viking Longships' in DT. We learned lots of facts about these ancient modes of transport. They were tricky to make but are very effective!

Class 3 have been making 'Viking Longships' in DT.  We learned lots of facts about these ancient modes of transport.  They were tricky to make but are very effective! 1
Class 3 have been making 'Viking Longships' in DT.  We learned lots of facts about these ancient modes of transport.  They were tricky to make but are very effective! 2
Class 3 have been making 'Viking Longships' in DT.  We learned lots of facts about these ancient modes of transport.  They were tricky to make but are very effective! 3
Class 3 have been making 'Viking Longships' in DT.  We learned lots of facts about these ancient modes of transport.  They were tricky to make but are very effective! 4

Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills.

Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 1
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 2
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 3
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 4
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 5
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 6
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 7
Year 3 and Year 6 on Times Table Rockstars - Year 6s showed the Year 3 children how to use the game to hone their multiplication skills. 8

Year 3 have been practising lots of 'fact families' in maths!

Year 3 have been practising lots of 'fact families' in maths! 1
Year 3 have been practising lots of 'fact families' in maths! 2
Year 3 have been practising lots of 'fact families' in maths! 3

Class 3 - Years 3 and 4

Class 3 - Years 3 and 4 1
Welcome to Class 3.  Please find an introductory newsletter about our learning this term.  Copies went out to parents, but you can download a further copy here!
Academic Year 2019-20

Class 3 enjoyed taking part in an 'Extreme Reading Challenge' in the Summer term.  Children were challenged to read in an 'unusual' but safe way and e-mail Mrs Jones the evidence.  We had children reading up trees, driving fork-lift trucks and even with snakes perilously nearby.  We hope you enjoy looking at the clips as much as we had making them. 

 

Benjamin was the overall winner, Mia second and Ciaran third. 

 

We are fabulous, avid readers in Class 3!

Extreme Reading Winners

Extreme Reading Winners 1
Extreme Reading Winners 2

Year 4 enjoyed their ‘Bike ability’ session on Monday. They learned about wearing a helmet correctly and making safety checks on their bikes. Other skills learned were; being pedal ready, correct use of brakes and signalling right and left. A very informative session! All children passed level 1.

We have been enjoying learning about ANGLES in maths. We have learned that there are right angles, acute angles (less than a right angle) and obtuse angles (more than a right angle). We've made right angle testers to find different angles around the school.

YEAR 4 LIBRARY CAFE - the year 4 children are enjoying library cafe with members of their families on Friday afternoons. Children are reading and completing short activities (with refreshments of course!)

Cricket Week - Miss Davies held an enjoyable assembly to launch cricket week. We found out lots of different umpiring signals. We tried to put our knowledge into practise with Mr Mason.

Class 3 had a great trip to Beamish Museum on Thursday.! 

 

We managed to have a mine tour and found out about the appalling conditions that the miners experienced. We wore hard hats and some of us had to really 'duck' on the way down so that we didn't bang our hats. It was really scary when the main light went out and we experienced what the miners saw by the light of a small lamp.  What a terrible job to do!

 

We had some lovely talks in the colliery village houses.  Some of us even got to 'beat carpets'

 

The school was very different to ours.  Mrs Jones' group got told off by the Headmistress for going in the wrong entrance.  Luckily, we didn't get the cane!  It was amazing to see how the children learned in those days.

 

In the 1900's town we visited the bank and found out about the currency of the day.  We found out that 240 pennies made a £1 in those days.  The bag containing the pennies was extremely heavy.

 

The bakery was fun and some of us even got to taste samples of shortbread, albeit it different to our shortbread of present day.

 

The shops were really interesting and the staff on duty really knew their history.  All were dressed in costumes from the 1900's.

 

We managed to have bus and tram rides too!

 

What a fabulous day and the weather was really kind (a bit too hot at times!)

 

Mrs Jones, Miss Campbell, Mrs Reay and Mrs Glen

Our striking Pentecost display

Our striking Pentecost display  1
Our striking Pentecost display  2

Class 3 preparing their Year of the Eucharist posters for the diocese competition.

Year 3 have been learning about time. We have been timing activities in seconds.

We have been learning about the Holy Spirit coming among the people with tongues of fire. Our flames and spinners blowing in the wind, remind us the Holy Spirit is always with us.

 

Pentecost Flames and Spinners

Pentecost Flames and Spinners 1
Pentecost Flames and Spinners 2

Animal Art Project

 

This was a project over 4 weeks.  As we are learning about ‘Animals including Humans’ in science we decided to do an art topic on animals.

First of all we prepped the paper by using wax crayons, illuminous paint, newspapers and paper.  When dry, we then ripped the strips of paper and took a central point to glue them onto our sheet. 

Next, we used India ink to outline eyes, noses and snouts for our animals.  We left white circles within the pupil to catch the light. We had an idea of what animal we wanted to do—eagles, owls, dogs, cats etc.

To make our eyes interesting we used coloured pastels to shade from dark to light—using complementary colours or colours next to each other on the colour wheel.  We did similar on the noses and snouts.

We positioned the eyes and noses on our paper before gluing them on. 

Extra detail like fur, whiskers etc was added to our pictures using India ink again. 

They are absolutely amazing and so eye-catching!

Class 3 enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in the sun before we broke up for the long Easter weekend. Paper eggs with a message had been hidden in the playground. If they found a message they had to read it and then act it out. It was finally exchanged for a sweet. What fun!

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Year 3 performed their version of ‘Welcome to the 60s’ to a packed hall of parents on Friday. They had performed their dance at the recent ‘U Dance Festival’ in Carlisle. It was absolutely brilliant to see so many confident children enjoying dancing to different numbers from the swinging 60s. All the children enjoyed the experience of performing on the big stage. Mrs Jones and Miss Campbell were so proud of the children!

 Year 3 performed their version of ‘Welcome to the 60s’ to a packed hall of parents on Friday.  They had performed their dance at the recent  ‘U Dance Festival’ in Carlisle. It was absolutely brilliant to see so many confident children enjoying dancing to different numbers from the swinging 60s. All the children enjoyed the experience of performing on the big stage. Mrs Jones and Miss Campbell were so proud of the children!    1

Year 4 children performed their dance version of ‘Welcome to the 60’s’ to parents Tuesday afternoon. They had been learning the dance with the help of Lauren Kirkbride from Razzamataz. Well done!

Year 3 had an amazing day on Friday 22nd March at the annual ‘U Dance’ festival held at The Sands Centre, Carlisle. Their dance ‘Welcome to the 60’s was met with huge applause. They were absolutely amazing and brilliant ambassadors for St Catherine’s school. Superb!

Class 3 enjoyed a workshop with staff from Gist on ‘road safety.’ It was very informative and we now have a really good idea of how to cross the road safely. We also received a pencil and a slap band.

Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's school at cross country. The event was held at Hunter Hall school. Our runners did really well with two of the children coming in the top 20 out of 400 runners.

Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's school at cross country.  The event was held at Hunter Hall school.  Our runners did really well with two of the children coming in the top 20 out of 400 runners.    1
Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's school at cross country.  The event was held at Hunter Hall school.  Our runners did really well with two of the children coming in the top 20 out of 400 runners.    2
Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's school at cross country.  The event was held at Hunter Hall school.  Our runners did really well with two of the children coming in the top 20 out of 400 runners.    3

Year 4 are studying ‘Animals including humans.’ We have a good understanding of how the digestive system works. In fact we even acted out the different stages in the hall using our bodies.

Year 3 are learning about ‘money’ in maths. We are combining amounts to find a total and also moving onto being able to subtract amounts and give change.

Class 3 enjoyed a visit from Cumbria Library service today. Gordon, the Librarian read us a story and then we chose a book each from the amazing selection. We love books!

Book Fair …we enjoyed looking at the Scholastic book fair.

Book Fair …we enjoyed looking at the Scholastic book fair. 1
Book Fair …we enjoyed looking at the Scholastic book fair. 2

World Book Day … we had a great day dressed up as book characters. We even had two winners for truly wonderful costumes, Billionaire Boy and The Rainbow Fish!

Ash Wednesday … we received the Sign of the Cross on or foreheads today in church to welcome the start of Lent.

Ash Wednesday … we received the Sign of the Cross on or foreheads today in church to welcome the start of Lent. 1
Ash Wednesday … we received the Sign of the Cross on or foreheads today in church to welcome the start of Lent. 2

Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's at a 'Quicksticks' hockey competition at the Leisure Centre on 12th February.

Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's at a 'Quicksticks' hockey competition at the Leisure Centre on 12th February. 1
Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's at a 'Quicksticks' hockey competition at the Leisure Centre on 12th February. 2

Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's school at Kwik Cricket on Thursday 7th February.

Year 3 and 4 children who represented St Catherine's school at Kwik Cricket on Thursday 7th February.   1

ART - we enjoyed finding out about the artist Clarice Cliff. In 1927, Clarice developed a new design for pottery that was unique and unlike anything that had been made before. The pottery was called ''Bizarre,'' and it featured bright colors and modern shapes.

Year 4 are learning about 'Sound' in their science lessons. We have found out about noise pollution and different ways to protect our ears. Our experiments have concluded that sound is caused by 'vibrations'

Year 3 are enjoying learning about 'Rocks' and their properties in science. We have carried out hardness, permeability and acid tests on the rocks.

What an exciting time today at St Catherine's school!

 

Chloe Kelly, Class 3 won the Eden and Cumbria school's 'Superhero' competition run through Cumbria Library Service.

 

She was presented with a certificate by staff from Penrith library.  Her amazing prize was a workshop with Nigel Dobbyn who is an author and illustrator from Teeside.  He led an exciting workshop on 'Fantastic Beasts and how to draw them,' with Chloe and Class 3.

 

Border TV and Cumbria TV attended to film and interview Chloe about her superhero entry 'Rainbow Girl.'

 

Chloe's Assembly

Class 3 Swimmers - Class 3 children received their swimming badges and certificates following a 10 week block of sessions at the pool.

Class 3 nativity - Are We Nearly There Yet?

Class 3 performed their nativity, 'Are we nearly there yet?' in church on Wednesday evening.  The performance was absolutely amazing and included walkers, dancing angels and jumping shepherds.  All the children sang beautifully.  The choir also joined us to sing a couple of carols.  Well done Class 3!

Isaiah announces the coming of God,

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The church's Advent readings from Isaiah look forward joyfully to the coming of the Promised One, the Messiah whom God would send and who would bring peace and justice on earth.

In groups we dramatised how we prepare and wait for the coming of the chosen one.

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Group 3

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Group 5

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We had great fun on Christmas jumper day. Our Christmas lunch was delicious too!

Class 3 enjoyed a story in the hall today with a Librarian from the library service. We got to choose new books to enjoy in the classroom.

 

What fun!

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Oscar and Mia enjoyed a trip with Mrs Richardson on Thursday 8th November, 2018 to Ullswater Community College.  They carried out  a 'French' baking lesson where they made different French bread.

 

What fun!

French baking at UCC

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Class 3's assembly was all about 'God's place in the family.' 

 

There was lots of reading of scripture which we had focused on in lessons.  We also sang a song called 'Family of God.' 

 

What a great job!

We have started to focus on the book 'Ice Trap' by Meredith Hooper which tells the story of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the ship, Endurance.  

 

Shackleton wanted to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica from sea to sea, via the pole.

 

We looked at the original advertisement that Shackleton put in the Telegraph at the time, asking for men to join the crew.

 

We used the literacy technique called 'conscience alley' to persuade individuals (using different view points) of whether or not they should apply to the advertisement. 

 

We had some brilliant ideas!

Class 3 enjoyed a visit to Penrith Library on Monday the 8th.  Bev the Librarian talked about what we can access in the library, like fiction and non-fiction books and the internet.

 

We we also found out that we can take out talking books, DVDs and exciting books. We can even talk a little!

 

We had a 'Bookshelf Treasure Hunt.' It was really challenging. Some of us even checked the library catalogue ...Wow!

 

Libraries are so exciting!

The Year 6's came in to show us how to log on to Times Table Rockstars.  It was really good fun!

We are practising so hard to learn our times tables.

Times Table Rockstars

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We've been learning about 'Place Value' this week in our maths lessons.  Our activities have included lots of practical activities and writing numbers in numerals and words.

 

We are also practising lots of times tables.

We learned about the water cycle. Mrs Jones showed us in an experiment how evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection occur.

 

 

Year 4 started their new topic of 'States of Matter.' We classified different materials into solids and liquids. 

We've had great fun during science week in Class 3.

 

Year 3 have started finding out about 'Forces' and moved lots of objects around to see what force was being used. We learned that forces can be a Push or a Pull.

 

 

FORCES