Category: Year 3

TTRS and Numbots!

Mathletics Results

It was wonderful this morning to celebrate Mass in our church with Father David, parents, carers and parishioners. The children who took part with readings, prayers and poetry were confident, thoughtful and precise and, as for the singing, it was glorious, powerful and brought joy to our hearts.

Year 3 were given a challenge by Willy Wonka this week! As part of their ”Changing States’ topic they were asked to find the quickest way to melt chocolate for his chocolate river.

In their groups, our busy scientists quickly got to work finding different ways to melt chocolate and timing how long it took. They recorded their results and their experiments using iPads and learned how to create a PicCollage to present their findings. A fantastic investigation and we resisted the temptation to eat the chocolate…at least not the squares used, shh!

Year 3 began our Summer Term with a whole school Resurrection Liturgy this week. We gathered together to reflect on the events following the Crucifixion. The children led us in prayer and joyful song, re-enacting the Gospel of St. John when Mary Magdalene and the disciples discovered the empty tomb of Jesus. Mary spoke to angels, and then with Jesus who told her to let others know. Year 3 helped spread the Good News with reverence and true joy!

Year 3 were joined by Year 4 today, to welcome some very special visitors…the ducklings. Earlier in the week, when they were newly hatched we did some observational sketches. Today, we loved watching them have a swim, but not as much as the ducklings enjoyed the water, and very cheekily splashing anyone within reach! We really will miss them as they’ve now returned to the farm.

Year 3 have been working hard with Mrs Bathgate in Gymnastics. They have been learning how to link different tucks and rolls to link a variety of balances on different parts of their bodies…Such poise, have a look!

This week is the 30th Anniversary of British Science Week, so the theme this year is Time!

We got off to a super start this morning with our Science Ambassadors leading a whole school assembly. We began with learnig a little about our Science saint – At. Albert the Great, and read a prayer that last year’s ambassadors wrote. They shared the theme and lots of links to our own lifes and science that we can make with science. They launched the Poster competition and ran the lunch-time ‘Gadget Shop’ which will run Mon-Thursday this week, until all stock is sold. Prices range from 50p to £2. Itemised lists with prices are posted around the school.

Phew, and it’s only Day 1.

St Albert the Great

To enter the competition cosider the following…

Creativity in approach – Innovative angle on the content or creative interpretation of the theme – don’t be afraid to think outside the box
Content – Clear, accurate and informative about a STEM topic
Effective communication – presented and communicated in an engaging way

RULES
Entrants can be teams or individuals
Entries must be one page of A4 or A3 paper only Work must be original and created by the student(s) – please do not use any templates
Include your name, age and Year group
Please hand in to Mrs Byrne before Thursday 21st March

Entries will be uploaded to the British Science Week Website to enter the national competition. See www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/poster-competition

We’ve had a wonderful but very busy day at BRW.  We welcomed Bemma Akyeampong, author of the Ayuda stories – set in Guinea-Bissau, all about a sea turtle’s adventures and struggles against pollution. She retold her stories to all the children and they had chance to think about what they could do to look after our wonderful world.

We also had the introduction of our wonderful new furniture to spruce up our reading corners in every classroom. This will really help to promote the joy of reading, learning new vocabulary and being inspired to be authors ourselves.

As the photographs show, the reading cafe was immensely popular and the cakes didn’t last long! Thank you everyone for attending and for the cake donations.

Thank you to the Library Leaders for getting our exciting week off to a great start. They told us about Saint Jerome who was asked to translate the Bible so that more people could know God’s word.  He did such a good job that his translation was used for more than 1,000 years.

Don’t forget that if you want to be in with a chance of winning a book, return your Scavenger Hunt sheets by Thursday.  Good Luck!