Year 3

Compass

Year 3 have been making their own compasses as part of their science topic on magnets. The children had to rub a piece of metal to make the particles align. Once they had done this, they floated the metal on a cork in water and it pointed north, just like a compass.

Pompeii

 

As part of their English work, Year 3 are studying the book Escape from Pompeii. Today, the children were writing descriptive recounts of Mount Vesuvius erupting. They went to the hall with a parachute and explored the different stages of the eruption including the lava flowing and the ash cloud. Using this knowledge, they came up with some wonderful descriptive writing.

Pentecost – Energy

Year 3 have begun their new RE topic of Pentecost. To introduce them to the topic, the children went outside and used their senses to explore the wind and fire. They  thought about the sounds they could hear, the things they could smell, the feelings they had and the sights they could see. They then went on to reflect on the power of both the wind and the fire.

Tennis

Year 3 have begun to develop their tennis skills in PE. The children have been practicing their movements, making sure they can run forwards, backwards and side to side quickly. They went on to perfecting their aim by attempting to get a ball inside a hoop.

 

 

Holy Week Liturgy

On Holy Thursday, the last day of term, each class in KS2 gathered  to reflect on the symbols of Holy Week and to think about how to follow Jesus’ example of love and self-giving.  A central focal point was created in our chapel in the grounds.   Although the key stage were not able to come together for the liturgy it meant they could all visit the chapel as a class and reflect on the focal point created together.  The younger children were also able to come and reflect on the symbols of Jesus’ passion.