World Book Day
Today we celebrated World Book day by coming to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed lots of reading themed activities including designing book covers for our Class Reading Area. The theme of World Book Day this year is ‘You are a Reader’. In our World Book Day assemblies we talked about how we are readers, our favourite authors and why reading is so important. We also showcased our impressive costumes and discussed the characters we were dressed as. Our winners Isabella and Albert who were dressed as Mary Poppins and Fantastic Mr Fox both received a Golden Ticket to redeem against a book of their choice. After our celebration assembly, we were so excited to welcome our secret teacher, Miss Knight from Year 6, into our classroom to share a story with us. Finally, we had the chance to join with EYFS and paired up to enjoy books together.
Thank you to all parents and carers for your support and effort with the fantastic costumes that were on display today. We are so glad that everyone had such a great day and keep reading!
We are very proud to share the wonderful homework produced by Year 3 over the Half Term Break in preparation for our History Unit, Ancient Egypt, this term. The children have worked so hard to create pyramids, tombs and mummies and have learnt lots of interesting facts to share over the next few weeks. Well done St Bernadette!
Children’s Mental Health Week
This week we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together. Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone.
Year 3 spoke about the people who can help them and lift them up when they are sad. They also talked about different things they could do to help themselves to feel a little happier. The children created ‘Support Balloons’ to show the people who lift them up and how they join together to form our support network.
As part of their well-being afternoon this Friday, Year 3 practised relaxing using breathing techniques and meditation. They also did some calming, mindfulness colouring.
A Visit from Santa
Year 3 were so excited to have a visit from Santa this week and he even brought along some early Christmas gifts for the children too!