WELCOME TO CLASS 3!
"For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Class Teacher: Mrs Massey
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ashurst
If there is anything you want to share that is related to our learning areas this term, please bring it in to class e.g. newspaper articles, objects, numbers in the news and connected to science, things you have made or written (poetry, drawings etc.). We will do our best to find time for you to share these with the class and to put them in our S.M.A.R.T. Lab learning zone if you wish.
Our S.M.A.R.T. Lab learning zone will be dedicated to this term's science topic and the season of spring.
Journey; Listening and Sharing
Passport to Europe - France
What has Wandering Wondering Wilbur been up to?
"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Wilbur has been welcomed into the homes of lots of the children in Class 3. He has been a very busy bear wandering all over and has been horse riding, taking part in gymnastics, reading and making pictures, visiting a local Brownies group, playing games and writing lots of very interesting questions in order to try and understand the beautiful world around us.
We will put his scrap book on display in our S.M.A.R.T. Lab zone when it has been completed.
Thank you to everyone who has helped to take care of Wilbur. If there are any photos of your adventures with Wilbur that you would like to share on our website please email them to school.
St. Mary's Amazing Research & Teaching Lab
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Calling all S.M.A.R.T. Lab Scientists!
In Class 3 we are always exploring, investigating and asking questions about the world around us, to help us understand more about real life and build our STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and maths). We have STEM challenge sessions where we attempt to solve a problem with trial and error and use the knowledge we gain from things that fail, to improve our attempts at finding a solution. We understand that failure is not the end but actually the starting point for our next endeavour!
If you have any questions you would like to add to our Burning Questions board, bring them in. They could be about what we are learning or about something in God's wonderful world.
Are you up for a challenge?
Then have a go at the questions and activities below; you can use text, pictures, poems, photos etc to present your answers and experiment results. Bring your findings in to class whenever you have completed them.
A team of of 'super cool' scientists are preparing for a very special mission to study somewhere that has been hidden for thousands of years. Where are they going and why?
Which resident of London's Natural History Museum has recently started a U.K. wide tour and where is he going?
Check out Dengineers on the CBBC iPlayer to find loads of brilliant ideas for den building. There are all sorts of den themes including sporty, sensory and martial arts.
Cool as Ice!
Can you shatter flowers?
Can ping-pong balls errupt?
Watch the television programme 'Blue Peter - Cool as Ice' on CBBC iPlayer and get to grips with the amazing properties of liquid nitrogen.
Have you got terrific teeth?
The BBC have been reporting on the startling rise in the number of children who need to have some of their teeth extracted, due to tooth decay. Check the story out on their news website under the health section.
Here are some of the numbers the BBC have reported, which we can add to our 'Numbers in our Topic' section of the maths board:
There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 - up from 40,800 the
previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show.
At St Mary's we understand how precious God's world is and we are learning what we can do to help protect it. One of those ways is to recycle as much as possible. Can you make better use of your plastic waste at home? Could you make maracas out of bottles, or guitars out of boxes? Bring in anything you make and share it with the class and we will post photos on our webpage.
Terrific Teeth STEM Day
What a fantastic and busy day we have had! We had five different activities throughout the day which covered sketching teeth and skulls using different mediums; weighing the different amounts of sugar in food using the nutritional tables on food packets; covering eggs with toothpaste and immersing them in different drinks and then observing the beginnings of any changes to the egg shells; and using forks, knives and spoons to investigate the actions of different teeth on biscuits and bananas.
Thank you to everyone who helped make these activities possible by sending in food packets and pictures of food. We all had a lot of fun!
Well done Class 3 and a BIG thank you to St. Augustine's Science Department who lent us the models we used for sketching.
You have been learning about the Act of Contrition in school and have made a bookmark about it. Continue to learn this at home so you will be able to explain it in your next Sacramental Programme lesson.
O My God
Because you are so good
I am very sorry that I have sinned against you
And by the help of your grace
I will try not to sin again