St. Bernadette is super excited to be back after our Easter break! We had a wonderful time on holidays and did many cool and adventurous things! But, now it is time to get back into our learning.
Yesterday was a very special day! Joe Ikhimnwin, who is a professional basketball player for the London Lions, visited our school. He spent time with each class to discuss the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. He told us all about his ambition and dedication to becoming a professional basketballer even though it wasn't always easy. We had a shoot off with St George and the top 6 shooters had the chance to verse Joe in a basketball match! Not surprisingly he won (he is very tall so just slam dunked the ball) but we challenged him and made him earn each point. Go St. Bernadette!!!!!
This week we have had a lot of fun creating our own morning show called 'Good Morning St. Dominic's'. We interviewed Thomas, one of Jesus' very special friends. Thomas shared some insight into how he was feeling when Jesus appeared to him after his resurrection. Check out our segments below.
This half term we are focusing on our reading and comprehension skills like how to summarise a text. As a class we created a definition and an instruction list for summarising. It isn't easy to summarise but Miss T says we are really good at finding the important information and writing it in our own words. We have looked at different types of texts are structured and how that affects how they are read. Check out our examples below.
We love our topic of 'Roman Rule'. This week we made our names into mosaics which was a typical form of Roman art. A mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small pieces of stone, tile or glass. Our classroom was very messy by the end of it but we had a great time.
This has been our favourite subject this week because we are going to be writing a play script about a Roman battle that goes WRONG! We have come up with some fantastic ideas, such as when a soldier is moving a barrel he trips and falls head first into a barrel with his legs flapping in the air. We have had a lot of fun in our English classes acting all this out.
We got straight back into work this half term, back to fractions. Miss T was very pleased that we remembered what a fraction is and how to show it. This time we are looking at equivalent fractions, it's a little tricky because we have to use our knowledge of multiplication and division knowledge. Miss T says we have made a really good straight though. Watch this space for our awesome progress with fractions..
Our Easter play is next week. Here we are, working hard to get the set ready. we can't wait for our family and friends to see our performance. Wish us luck!
Did you know there are 206 bones in the human body? We do! In science was have been learning all about the human body, how it moves and how to look after it. Without a skeleton, we would be a sack of skin on the floor. Our muscles help us move and without joints we couldn't move at all. Check out our skeletons with lots of cool information.
This week we moved on to measurement. Miss T taught us how to use a ruler properly and how to convert between cm and mm, luckily, we already know our 10 times tables so it's not too hard. We had a lot of fun measuring different things around the classroom.
This term we have spent a lot of time exploring fractions. We have learnt that a fraction is a whole spilt into equal parts. With a partner, we used counters and number tracks to find a fraction of an amount. It was really tricky but we got the hang of it.
WORLD BOOK DAY
We had a fantastic time dressing up as our favourite characters for World Book Day despite the snow! Check out our costumes below.
Trip to Museum of London
This half term our teachers took us to the Museum of London to see the Roman Empire exhibition. We learnt lots of cool new information and had wonderful time exploring.
We have spent a term learning about China and their amazing culture and history. Yesterday we had a Chinese dance workshop where we learnt a dance they do on Chinese New Year and had a go being part of the Chinese dragon, it is much trickier than you think!
In maths we have been learning about multiplication and division. We have focused on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and are now super starts at them!
In the pictures below we were using different concrete materials to work our the division of a 2-digit number by a 1-digit with remainders! It was tough but we worked hard and got it! Miss T is very proud of us!
Check out our clay dragons. They are pretty cool!
We loved dressing up in our favourite book characters for World Book Week! Our classroom was over run with princesses, superheroes and villains, Wimpy Kids, a gruffalo and his animal friends, Harry Potter, three little pigs and the big bad wolf and many many more intriguing characters.
As a Christmas treat, our teachers took us ice-skating today because they said we have had a great start to the year and worked very hard. We had such an amazing day going out to Somerset House with both St. George and St. Teresa. Everyone had a go on the ice but it was harder than we thought. There were lots of spills and falls, Miss T said we looked like Bambi on ice. We can't wait to go ice skating again!!
This half term we are learning about the Blessed Virgin Mary in Religion. We have learnt about how special Mary is to the Catholic Church and wrote some wonder prayers for her. We hope you enjoy them.
St. Bernadette's Prayers to Mary, Mother of God.
We've been learning about addition and subtraction with our concrete materials.
In science we experimented with mirrors to send secret messages to our friends and tired walking a wavey line without looking down!! It was harder than we thought but lots of fun!
It's been an amazing start to the year and we have settled in to year 3 really well.
We have had a lot of fun already learning about Transport and have even been to the London Transport Museum. We got to see all the different types of transport London has had and how they have changed over a really long time.
In English, we read the beginning of 'Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator' and designed our own form our futuristic transport and created the next part of the story. As a extension for homework, we made our futuristic transport at home. Below is a picture of some our models.
We are excited about all the new learning we will be doing in Autumn Term 2!!