Y3 were transformed into young archaeologists today, as they uncovered many Stone Age objects. The children analysed each item and deduced how Prehistory hunter gatherers could have purposefully used them. We also re-created a burial, with a replica skeleton and enjoyed some metal embossing.
Y3 were today rewarded for their fantastic attendance with a trip to Marine Park. The children enjoyed team building relays, a variety of co-operative parachute games, play park fun and an ice cream with a scrumptious flake! We all had a wonderful morning and were delighted that the sun had his hat on!
Y3 celebrated our class Liturgy on the topic of Journeys. Children reflected on their personal journeys and the people who support them on the way. It was lovely that family members shared in our gathering together.
For the first time since opening, St. Bede’s and all of Y3 enjoyed the Urban Factory experience. Cheer-leading, Tumbling, Gymnastics, Free-running and Dance were all packed into a fun-filled morning.
It was uplifting to see the children cooperatively work together on routines and produce a final, polished whole class performance on the floor. Everyone also enjoyed, using the wide range of equipment that helped them to develop an exciting variety of skills!
I will be sending out further information to all parents about the opportunities on offer at the Urban Factory before half-term. Who knows, this might be the sport that your child develops a passion and aptitude for in the future.
The Y3 Rock Geologists have sorted the different types of sweets on the Planet Haribo! They quickly progressed to identifying the different properties of natural (sedimentary, igneous metamorphic rock) and man-made rock.
Our young investigators enjoyed performing buoyancy and permeability tests on the different rocks. Excitingly, children also got to handle genuine Volcanic rock, that came all the way from Mount Vesuvius in Naples.
Well done to our St. Bede’s Geologists!
Read, Write and PERFORM!
The Y3 Christmas evacuees travelled to The Word to perform their WW2 writing projects. In the Green Room studio, they spoke with expression and emotion to bring their writing alive. Children performed their evacuation day recounts, persuasive letter home and a diary entry for the Dunkirk rescue. Others took part in interviews in the roles of different characters.
Meanwhile children brought their own version of Winston Churchill’s historic, ‘We’ll fight them on the beaches…” speech alive using images, and music with iPads in the iMovie app.
In true festive spirit, the children produced a Christmas video of their ‘street dancing’ in the Green Room to conclude a fabulous creative day. Happy Christmas!
Click on the links below to watch the children’s episodes of Britain at War:
The Y3 children enjoyed an exciting Reading Adventure afternoon. They had to use all of their comprehension, language and inference skills to try and break out of ‘Crow Castle!’
Everyone had a great time working collaboratively with their friends, while improving their full range of reading skills.
Fifty-three children from St. Bede’s, more than any other school took part in the District Cross Country competition at Temple Park. I was very proud of all of the children who gave it their best on the day.
There were many fantastic highlights, including the Y3 girls claiming a 1st (Natalia Lipski), 2nd ( Beau Gudgeon) and 3rd (Olivia Camm) to win all the medals and team gold in their section. Y3 Henry Hogan claimed a brilliant individual bronze medal after an exciting finish.
The increasingly improving Layla Dowson ran a great race to finish 5th in the Y5 girls 1 mile race. Meanwhile, Darcey Tullis was imperious in the Y6 girl’s race – winning gold and setting a new course record! Amazingly, Darcey joins an elite group to have been District Cross Country Champion in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6!
It was fantastic to watch the great camaraderie of the children at the event, while everyone looked to achieve personal bests. Once again, the children enjoyed amazing support from our fantastic parents.
Yesterday morning, Y3 children enjoyed a ‘Zombie Walk’ around the playground, before dancing and singing along to the ‘Skeleton Dance’. They also designed ‘spooky’ bookmarks and enjoyed a variety of Hallowe’en Literacy and Maths activities.