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
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.
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!
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Class 3!
The new Year 3's have settled into Key Stage 2 really well and are getting used to the new routines. Great effort!
Class 3 went into church today to discuss ‘The Sacrament of Reconciliation’ with Father John. This has been our recent focus during religious education lessons.
We found out how Father John carries out confession in St Catherine’s church. This is either face to face with the penitent or behind a screen confidentially.
The overall message from Father John was that we need to say sorry (show contrition) when we have committed a sin and always try to do better next time.
We found out that priests and even the Pope go to confession!
Amelia, Kyra and Brandon from Class 3 enjoyed a drama day at Plumpton school on Wednesday entitled 'Play in a Day.'
There was an opportunity to work with other children from several other schools in the area.
Parents and grandparents enjoyed a performance at the end of the day.
We have been learning about the Holy Spirit coming among the people with tongues of fire. Our wind mills and flags, blowing in the wind, remind us the Holy Spirit is always with us.
Class 3 have been enjoying finding out about World War II in their topic work. We have written stories, poems, recipes and beautiful evacuee letters to name but a few. We have also made rationed cookies. Our war time assembly was wonderful!