Saturday, 25 March 2017

24.3.2017

Today was our fundraising day, where the children focused on the money we have raised for the Westminster Catholic Children's Society. At the start of the day the children added the money they had saved in their Lenten boxes to the letters of Westminster Catholic Children's Society, in the library. The children did this in a reflective and prayerful way, thinking about all the children that would benefit from the money they had raised. They should all be very proud of the money they raised - well done and thank you to parents for your support!










The children (and teachers!) then enjoyed an afternoon of fun in the hall, running fundraising stalls and having a go on those that other classes had organised. The children ran the stalls very responsibly and were a credit to the school. 

Next week we finish the term with our 'Be Spirited' week, which promises to be a wonderful, reflective end to what has been a very busy term. There will be prayer stations set up in the hall throughout the week and each class will have a daily slot to spend time going around the different stations. There will also be additional 'Be Spirited' activities happening in class throughout the week, as well as time spent in the prayer garden. We will then finish the week with Mass on Friday morning, which all parents are welcome to attend. We hope to see some of you there.

In the meantime, we wish all the Yr 3 mummies a wonderful mothering Sunday for tomorrow, and it looks as though we may even get to enjoy some sunshine too! 😎

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters
What a wonderful afternoon for 3W!  Today we were visited by many wonderful animals from the rain-forests and deserts of the world.  To name but a few, the children were able to see and touch a crocodile, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Burmese python, a pancake tortoise, a parrot and many other species. Having the opportunity to see the animals at such close range was amazing and there were definitely a few worried faces when the opportunity to hold a huge, hairy black spider arose!  But we managed to find a few brave volunteers with nerves of steel.  Our current Geography topic is about Jungles and Deserts so having these amazing animals in our class room really brought our topic to life.  Take a look at our amazing photos!




















Saturday, 11 March 2017

Science, Maths and Engineering Week

There is lots planned for this week, beginning with a whole school performance of "The Big Drip". We will be learning lots about the water cycle, building bridges, beaches and so much more.
WATCH THIS SPACE... later in the week we will publish photos of some of the sessions.

We will also have a visit from Animal Encounters to compliment our Geography topic, we will get the chance to see and touch animals from different climatic regions.  Our new topic is proving to be fascinating and the children are having opportunities to do lots of research into climate and rainfall across the world.  There is lots of map work to do which is helping us all to locate different countries and continents.  In our Animal Encounter this week we will see how different animals have adapted to live in different places

Last week we began Lent with a lovely liturgy and the children were asked to write Lenten promises. It's proving to be quite a challenge to maintain our Lenten promises but each day is a new start.  Our new RE topic "Giving All" begins this week, we will discussing people who give so much to others and to God.  We will also look at the Beatitudes and how we can be more giving in our daily lives.

Another busy week with lots happening to enrich the children's learning!