Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Celtic Harmony Camp

What a wonderful day Year 3 have had at Celtic Harmony Camp!

It was fantastic weather, the children were  delightful and it was an amazing place to learn about the Stone Age to the Iron Age!

We have made arrow heads from soap, created fences out of wattle and learned how to be Celtic Warriors before we got to trade in Celtic money and buy souvenirs from the shop.

Everybody returned safely and we had lots of lovely comments from the children as to how much they enjoyed the day.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Drumming workshop - Art Week

What a great drumming lesson! We learned all about the instruments played at Carnival in Brazil.

The children could make as much noise as they wanted, as together, we created a piece of percussion music.

NOISY was the finished result..... but fantastic fun!

After our percussion lesson we then made bright, vibrant CARNIVAL posters.   Take a look!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Thanksgiving Mass

A huge thank you to all the children in Year 3 (and Daniel from Year 5) for being such super stars this morning. They all looked absolutely wonderful and we were very proud of them all. Thank you to all those who managed to attend and help celebrate Mass with us. 

We went on to have a lovely afternoon - sharing party food, playing party games and having extra playtime in the sunshine - thank you PTA reps for providing all the goodies for the party!

We look forward to a fantastic Arts week next week, as well as our Celtic Harmony trip on Wednesday! :)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Summer Days

Well we have come back after half term refreshed and ready for lots of exciting things.  This coming Friday 15th June, we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Mass and giving thanks for all of the children making their First Holy Communion this year.  The children will change into their First Communion clothes at school and after Mass they will change back into their school clothes for an afternoon of fun activities and a little in-class party.

On June 20th, 3W will be visiting Celtic Harmony Camp as part of their Topic work on Prehistory and we have a full day of activities to look forward to.  The children can dress up in a very simple costume but it must be comfortable for them to wear all day.  We are asked to bring wellies and a packed lunch with as little waste as possible.  All the details have been sent home with the children.  If you have not yet paid, please do so asap.  Thank you.

In class we have just finished an interesting English topic where we studied the Legend of King Arthur and the Round Table.  The children really enjoyed the story and discussing the layout of the comic strip text.  Our maths lessons have been looking at multiplication and division.  It was very easy to identify the children who do and do not know their 2,3,4,5,and 10 times tables!  Please spend some time with your child practising and learning these tables.  It is so important and gives them much more confidence when we look at problem solving in class.

Our PSHE "Changing Me" got off to a good start and we had fun and learned a lot about what it feels like to have a new baby in the family.  All of them agreed that it would be noisy and that the older children would have to become more independent, which is not such a bad thing!

The week beginning June 18th is Arts Week and there are lots of activities planned.  We will also be learning about Islam and designing a mosque which is  always a successful and very valuable learning  experience.

As you can see, we are very busy but learning lots and having fun at the same time!

Friday, 11 May 2018

Dragon Days

An enormous well done to all of year 3 and 4 for their wonderful production on Tuesday evening. We were all so very proud of them - super singing, fabulous acting and definitely a performance to remember! Here are a couple of photos taken before the show...

Good luck to all those making their First Holy Communion tomorrow - we hope you all have a very special day! 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The hills are alive with the sound of music!

Well these last few weeks we have been focussing on our Year 3 and Year 4 production "Dragon Days."  The children have been practising the songs and getting to grips with the lyrics and I am delighted to say that the songs are really good and have great catchy tunes and lyrics.  We are really looking forward to performing for all of you on Tuesday 8th May, you will be fully entertained by the music and the script.  Year 4 have practised diligently and it is very funny.

The hot weather is here so please ensure that you send your child into school with a water bottle and that they put on suntan lotion before coming to school.

This term we will be going on a school trip, the details will be sent out very soon.  The trip will enhance what we are learning about in our topic work where we are studying the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

This term we will be having sports day so please will you ensure that your child has the correct items for PE and that they are in school everyday.  We will be practising on days when the weather is fine and not just on Mondays and Fridays.

There are lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hopefully if the weather stays dry we will try to use the outdoor areas for some of our lessons.

Friday, 27 April 2018

WB 23.4.16

This week we have been very busy getting ready for our production of 'Dragon Days'. Earlier in the week the children came home with a costume letter - if you have not seen one please pop in and we can give you another. The children have been working very hard and the singing sounds wonderful. It promises to be a fantastic evening and we hope to see many of you on the day. A letter regarding tickets will hopefully be coming out on Monday.

In between rehearsals, the children have been learning about angles in Maths. They have been learning how to identify different angles, investigating what a right angle is, and looking at whether other angles are larger or smaller than a right angle. They have also been learning the difference between perpendicular and parallel lines. In English they have started a unit on 'shape poems' and have been creating some calligrams this week about different animals.

We look forward to watching each member of the class make their First Holy Communion over the next few weeks. We are keeping all the children in our prayers at this special time and think particularly of those making their First Communion in Wheathampstead tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 23 March 2018

WB 19.03.18

This morning we had a visit from Heidi Mansell, who came to lead some science activities using our outside space. The children had lots of fun pretending to be plants(!), going on a fruit and seed hunt and role playing different types of seed dispersal. 

Here are a few pictures from the morning:

 Pretending to be plants!

Role playing different types of seed dispersal

This afternoon the whole school enjoyed our fundraising afternoon. Thank you for all the contributions that were sent in - it was a big success. Have a lovely weekend!