This week we have been looking at the music of the circus! We listened to the old calliope which is like a steam-whistle organ with a loud, shrill sound which was used to get people to come and see the circus! We then had a go at using the instruments to start composing our own circus parade.
What a fantastic day we had celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! We made crowns and other jubilee craft, then we had a dance party and a celebration in the afternoon!
We welcomed PC Rhys into our class to deliver a workshop on internet safety this week. We really enjoyed the activities and learnt how to stay safe online.
A great forest schools session, exploring, learning and developing our knowledge of the forest area!
Only a short week this week, but we were able to complete some fantastic mathematical reasoning investigations looking at the place value in 3 or 4 digit numbers!
This week we started our new context for learning... That's entertainment!
We have been looking at setting descriptions and all did some wonderful writing based on the book 'Leon and the place Between'.
This week was a very important week in the preparation for Easter. Our class assembly was very reverent and meaningful, remembering the events of Good Friday. We were able to watch the other classes in remembering other moments from Holy Week. We also loved our coding project, using the microbits to make a PEACE sign to link with our Mini Vinnies concern into action for what is happening in Ukraine. Well done to all those who made Easter bonnets, they were amazing!
This week we have learning about the endangered animals of the rainforest. We researched, designed and built our own board games to show our understanding of endangered species and the rainforest!
This week we have been investigating how plants take in water by looking at how the water with food colouring will affect the daffodils and celery! We also made lovely Mother's Day Flowers with special messages to our mothers. We have also been putting our concern into action by making ribbons to support Ukraine as part of our Mini Vinnies work, that we would like to sell to raise money to help those people.
This week we have been learning about a local welsh artist, Gideon Peterson, who creates art from recycled materials. We used recycled magazines and newspapers to create our own artwork linked to our context on the rainforest! We really concentrated on shades of colour and precision.
As the Mini Vinnies we have also been thinking about people who are at war, therefore we created some forget-me-not flowers with prayers around the petals.
This week we held our Eisteddfod celebration in the hall! We celebrated those that took part in the competitions and sang our welsh song Si hei lwli 'mabi. This week we have also been enjoying our guided reading sessions!
What an extremely busy first week back! We celebrated St. David's Day and made cards, as well as learning about Shrove Tuesday and the meaning behind the day. We then celebrated Ash Wednesday with Mass and receiving of the Ashes. It was lovely to celebrate in the hall together. On Thursday it was world book day and we took part in a live virtual Shakespeare theatre workshop as well as a story making virtual workshop! As well as lots of fun activities and some great dressing up, we had time for a lesson of Philosophy for Children (P4C) to finish our very busy week!
Eisteddfod/ St David's Day celebration.
Please find below our Competitions for this years Eisteddfod. Children are asked to complete as many competitions as the can over half term and return them to school by the 1st March.
On the 1st of March we invite the children to dress up in traditional welsh costume or wear red eg. Rugby shirt or a red tshirt.
The children will be having a small celebration in school on the 10th March where they will be performing songs and poems and the judging of the competitions will take place.
Young Writers Competition
Our creative writing has been selected for publication in a Young Writers' Anthology book! Congratulations!
This week we were looking at right angled turns and in the outdoor area we were able to devise our own games to play to turn in degrees clockwise or anticlockwise. We also had 'Be Bright Day'! Thank you to everyone for coming in to raise awareness!
This week we have taken part in workshops with Ms Curtis from Spectrum! We have been learning about healthy relationships and how to stay safe.
We also celebrated the Feast of the Presentation Mass with Father Justise and thoughtfully prayed to God our Father.
We have been thinking about dilemmas and what they are! We were able to think of words and phrases for a dilemma and also what it means to resolve them. This helps us in our story writing.
This week we have been investigating multiples and all the different ways to represent and calculate them! We then went outdoors and created our own multiplication games to play and problems to solve!
This week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and we investigated different pyramid shapes- square based, triangular based and even hexagonal based pyramids!
We completed a science investigation to find out the properties of different kinds of rocks! We looked closely of how they are made up with magnifying glasses and identified them as igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary. We then tested each rock to find out how hard it is and how permeable! We decided that the rock we would use for a monument would be Granite as it is non-permeable and very hard.
Each week we hold our own Class Collective Worship that the children plan, deliver and evaluate. It is a time to pray together and reflect on themselves.
This week we designed and build our bridges using different materials of our choice! We then discussed our builds and evaluated the effectiveness of them by seeing if they could hold a toy car!
This week we have been exploring symmetry! In our outdoor learning we found natural evidence of symmetry as well as creating some of our own designs!
Autumn 1 2021
We investigated the force of compression and the force of tension in our outdoor area. This was good research to understand the forces needed for different types of bridges around the world and in Wales.
The adventure begins!
Cindy, Ann and Bones must rescue a character who has been kidnapped by an evil villain! Along the way we will write scripts, diaries, narratives, developing our imaginations, speaking and listening skills and filming it all!
In Year 3 we decided that the character who had been kidnapped would be Derek, the Super Litter Villain. He was a character that we developed for Book week last year, who has turned good! Shadow Master has kidnapped him and now the race is on to journey through the desert of Egypt to rescue him!
Year 3 celebrated Mass with Father Justus. It was a lovely celebration with thoughtful readings and reflective prayer. All the children showed how they can be compassionate and loving, our school virtues for this term.
We have been completing natural number lines, ordering numbers and working out the position of 2, 3 or 4 digit numbers! We have also been thinking about what we will build- not just physically (bridges, structures) but also building friendships, relationships and developing God's love for one another.