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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners

Termly Blog

Term 3 

 

We started Term 3 with 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter', exploring Lila's quest to become the greatest firework maker. The children created some amazing artwork using oil pastels to show the bright, colourful fireworks. After creating a tool kit for quest stories, the children wrote their own with ideas like becoming the best chocolate maker, defeat a dragon and find lost treasure in space! 

 

We then went on to explore crystals, using water colours to create various gems like rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Focusing on diamonds, the children researched and created information texts discussing how diamonds were formed, what colours they could be and where they could be found. 

 

In Maths we continued on with multiplication and division whilst practising our times tables. The children solved 2 digit numbers multiplied or divided by 1 digit numbers using dominoes and a dice. These were quite challenging and the children did a fantastic job showing their working out and using part whole models to help them. 

 

The children began the new topic of measuring, looking at objects in the classroom and comparing their lengths. They recognised that 10mm = 1cm before going on to 100cm = 1m. Outside we measured how far we could throw bean bags in Metres. 

 

For Science this term we have been studying forces and magnets. We have done various investigations such as analysing how friction can slow down a moving object, what Newton Meters are and how magnets attract and repel.  Through this we have been fair testing, research, identifying, classifying and grouping. 

 

Merry Christmas from Class 3

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Stop Animation

We have been using a new app called iMotion to create our own animations..  We are really pleased with how they came out :@)

Rubie & Lauchin

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Thea & Ellie

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Theo

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Miyah & Elizabeth

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Matilda & Ava

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Harry, Bella & Madison

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Freya & Hayat

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Finley & Theo

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Evie & Finley

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Ethan

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Elsa, Arya & Kai

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Cohen & Elliott

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As part our 'Through the Ages' history topic we have been learning about life in the Stone Age.  We had special visitors who immersed us in the stone age using costumes, props and activities.  The children had a chance to sort types of stone age rock, shape chalk into drums, drill a whole through stone with a bow drill, make their own stone age weapons as well as a photo opportunity! We engaged with a stone age story and retold it through drama.  We had a go at pot making with a rabbit bone.  We learned a rhyme/chant and much much more.  The children really did enjoy it and learned so much, a great day was had by all! 

DT - How to prepare potatoes

Our DT project is 'Cook Well, Eat Well'.  We have been learning about the food wheel and a healthy diet.  This session was about different ways to prepare potatoes and which ways are healthiest.  Huge thanks to Jacob in the kitchen who prepared potatoes in so many ways that even I was surprised.  The children got to help prepare, see Jacob's knife skills and most importantly tasted many of the different methods.  They were good at identifying the healthiest options and to all of our surprise the class were huge fans of plain old boiled spuds! 

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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