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 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!
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!
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.
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: email@example.com
Aurevoir for now
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.
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.
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!
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
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 -
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
I'll look forward to reading them soon!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add them to the music page on this website to celebrate all the 'toe tapping' music happening at home.
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 email@example.com so I can celebrate and share your wonderful French on your class page on the website.
Year 4 French:
Qui est dans ta famille?
(Who is in your family?)
Year 3's Superb French:
Dans Votre trousse/sac?
(What is in your pencil case/bag?)
Year 3 French
Tell us a little about yourself......
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!
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.