Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Cuffley Outdoor Activity Trip

On Monday 3W went to Cuffley Outdoor Activity Camp for a full day of activities.  We started our day with circus skills and the children had lots of opportunities to try out different circus skills. Juggling, walking on stilts, balancing eggs on heads, to name but a few of them, were tried by all. The children are not quite ready to run off to join the circus yet but a great time was had by all.  Next there was fire building and each group managed to make a lovely camp fire....it was just what we needed in the 30 degree heatwave!

After a well earned lunch we tried orienteering and an assault course.  Every child participated fully and really got the most out of the day.  Being under the trees for several activities was great respite from the sun and we got back to school safely in a wonderful, air conditioned bus....BLISS!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Half Term

Everybody has come back in good spirits and we are rehearsing for our school production of Let Loose.  The singing is fantastic and the last minute tweaks are being done to the performance.  We look forward to you joining us on Wednesday or Thursday evening to watch the show.  A tremendous amount of work goes into productions so a massive thanks to all the teachers and teaching assistants who have helped to get the children ready.

Next week we are off to Cuffley for our outdoor education field trip.  It should be great fun.  Don't forget a disposable packed lunch,water bottle,sun cream and a raincoat- we can never guarantee the weather!

Sports Day is also next week.  Get the children running and practising their skipping and hurdles in the garden please!

As always, school is busy but there are lots of nice events happening.

We look forward to seeing you at the First Holy Communion Thanksgiving Mass on June 29th.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

First Holy Communion

Over the last few weeks it has been wonderful to see the children in 3W making their First Holy Communion.  They have received two sacraments this year: the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  These are two special milestones in their Faith journey.

Swimming lessons are well underway and I am extremely impressed with the standard of swimming. What a talented bunch 3W are!!!  I look forward to see some future Olympians!  Not only are the children very talented but their behaviour to and from the pool is commendable.

Half term is nearly upon us, where has the year gone?  It seems to be rushing by.  We have just completed some assessments in class and the children really tried their best to recall all their new learning from this year.  When we return after half term we have the Year3/4 production to look forward to as well as Art week and Sports Day.

We are coming to the end of our topic on the Romans.  This week we will look at the Celts and how their lives were changed by the arrival of the Romans.  After the holiday we will begin our new Geography topic on  Earthquakes and we will look at Pompeii, the Roman town that was destroyed when Vesuvius erupted.

We wish you a restful holiday to recharge your batteries, in preparation for our busy, last half term in 3W.


Saturday, 13 May 2017

WB 8.5.17

Life is as busy as ever in year 3! We have started our swimming lessons in PE and the children have all been great ambassadors for the school when walking to and from the pool and have been very keen and enthusiastic in the water. We are now well and truly in the swing of our summer production and hopefully the children have been sharing some of the songs at home when they have been practising their words.

In English we have been reading Charlotte's Web and last week the children created some 'wax resist' spider web art and then wrote instructions describing how to recreate the process. They have laso produced lots of drama and 'hot seating' exploring the relationship between the characters and how they are feeling at different points in the story. Next week they will be writing persuasive letters to one of the characters in the story to try and save Wilbur!

In maths we have been spending a long time investigating fractions and looking at equivalent fractions, as well as looking at different methods for solving multiplication calculations. The children have also been enjoying our science topic looking at light and shadows - although a few more sunny days for outside experiments would be nice!

Finally, congratulations to all the children who made their first Holy communion over the past few weeks - you have all been wonderful and we have loved sharing this special day with you all. We look forward to when the final three children from 3W will be making their first communion at Our Lady of Lourdes, next Saturday.



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Trip to Verulamium

What an amazing day!  Your children were a credit to you all.  Their behaviour was fantastic and we has such a lovely time.  For most of the time the weather was great, just 5 minutes of hail stones, thank goodness.

We started our day with a handling session of Roman artefacts and this lead to very interesting discussions about what the objects were used for!  Roman toilet paper was a source of fascination to us all!  Then we visited the museum and searched for the answers to our worksheet.  The children were amazed at the size and beauty of the mosaics.

Lunch and the gift shop were next on the agenda before we set off to visit the hypocaust and the Roman mosaic.  The children did some lovely sketches and then we played some games in the park and went to see the remains of the Roman wall.

Perfect timing for a walk around the lake and back to the bus.

A lovely, very educational, fun day!
























Friday, 21 April 2017

Welcome Back

It's hard to believe that we are beginning the summer term but there are lots of lovely things happening so it will be fun.  Just before we broke up for Easter we had our Be Spirited Week which was a wonderful opportunity for the children to get to know God better.  During our time visiting the prayer stations, the children showed great reverence and took time to engage fully with the activities.
In class the children produced a wonderful power point of the Stations of the Cross which we used in class for a quiet meditation and was also used during our end of term Mass.

The end of term cross country was fun and the children really tried hard to complete the race in the fastest possible time.  Well done to all of them for completing the course.

Next week we will be visiting Verulamium Museum as part of our Romans topic and walking to the hypocaust to investigate how the Romans heated their houses and baths.

We are now starting to learn our songs for the Year3/4 production so we will be very busy with rehearsals and our swimming lessons will start on Wednesday 3rd May.  We would appreciate parent helpers each week to walk to and from the pool in Harpenden.  If you are able to help, please let us know.  Many thanks.