Thursday, 15 October 2015

One World Week

What a wonderful week we have had in 3W!

The focus of our week has been "Laudato si" and  Pope Francis' message to us.  We have talked about how we can protect and take care of our beautiful planet and be good stewards of God's creation.  We have learned about St Francis of Assisi and how we can try to follow his example of good stewardship.

As part of our studies we talked about El Salvador and how many of the people are very poor and yet they celebrate and are thankful for what they have received from God.  This week each pupil in 3W has made a delightful El Salvador cross to remind them of the wonderful gifts and joys that they receive from God.  The crosses now decorate our prayer table and are a reminder of God's love for us.

In Maths we have enjoyed completing problem solving activities and competing against each other using the Mathletics website.  This useful resource definitely encourages the pupils to use their maths!

Science has been great fun and today we completed three experiments.  First we did an experiment involving evaporation and we investigated how long it would take our puddles to disappear.  Our second experiment involved floating eggs and each group managed to get their egg to float, thankfully without any broken eggs!  Lastly we investigated what happens when you mix sugar, yeast and flour and we were delighted when our balloon filled with gas!

Last but not least, in History we have discussed why writing was so important to the Ancient Egyptians. Each pupil wrote their name in hieroglyphs and made a cartouche and we soon realised that being a scribe in Ancient Egypt was a very tiring job!

It is nearly half term and after all of the excitement of this week the children (and teachers!) are looking forward to a rest.  We look forward to seeing you next week at the consultation evenings.

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