Jesus heals Blind Bartimaeus
The children in year 3 dramatized the story: Jesus heals Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) after they participated in godly play. They answered a number of I winder questions as they considered the followers of Jesus’ thoughts and feelings about the events that happened on the dusty road between Jesus and Bartimaeus. They went on to think about the people in their lives who are in need and how they can respond to them.
We discussed the ways in which they act that are similar to the people in the story of the Healing of Blind Bartimaeus and they also thought about what they could do to show love and forgiveness as a way of being like Jesus, linking that action to a message in a parable that they have learned about in Year 3.
Learning about Friction in year 3
This half term the children are learning about Friction. They have been using friction daily to keep their hands warm after playtime. In our lesson, they discovered how to use a Newton meter to measure forces in Newtons (N). They worked well with their partner and recorded their results in a table.
To continue our celebration of World Book Day 2023, key stage 2 had the honour of an in person visit from the Author Laura Mucha. The children’s poet engaged the children with her electric energy, enthusiasm and charm. She explained her writing process, read the children some of her hugely entertaining non-fiction poems and led a poetry writing workshop to showcase the dreaded editing process when writing.
The children thoroughly enjoyed her re-enactment of how honey bees protect themselves against hornets and were thrilled with her research into her poem about the King Cobra snake.
A big thank you to Laura Mucha for her verve for writing poetry, sharing that experience with the children and leading an engaging workshop.
Lenten appeal 2023
The children have been thinking about what they planned to give up to mark the important time in the church calendar – Lent. We enjoyed a lively discussion about the significance of Lent and how we can draw closer to God through prayer, almsgiving and fasting. The children then shared what they were going to give up this year as some of the class will be preparing for their first Holy Communion. They then wrote their Lenten promises on a stone to remind us of the path that we have chosen to take to Calvary.
World Book Day
The children celebrated World Book Day on 2nd March with the rest of the school and made an outstanding effort to dress up as characters from their favourite stories. They impressed the adults by being able to say why they chose their character! Our fun day ended with a lovely visit to Waterstones book store in Leadenhall Market where the children exchanged their World Book Day token for a special edition World Book Day book.
If you haven’t redeemed your voucher for a special edition book, you have until Sunday 26th March 2023.
West End Theatre visit to school
To kick start our World Book Day celebrations, Year 3 had the opportunity to participate in a drama workshop led by Charlie, an actor and team member of West End Theatre. The children engaged enthusiastically with Charlie and they worked well in groups to recreate parts of the story ‘The boy at the back of the class’. They followed Charlie’s instructions well and were able to create a freeze frame of key moments in the story. They also worked in different groups to make an assortment of shapes using dramatic techniques taught by Charlie. They ended their workshop with a soundscape. Well done Year 3!
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The children visited church and Father Alex told the children about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They listened attentively and then reflected on the question:
"How does the sacrament of reconciliation help you to build your relationship with God?"
Trip to the Science Museum
Year 3 had a wonderful time at the science museum today. They behaved impeccably and were both amazed and engrossed in the variety of galleries that we visited. They especially enjoyed interacting with the many different exhibits in the Wonderlab on the top floor of the museum. They answered and asked a multitude of questions and were aptly tired on the return journey back to school. In one boy’s words: "Miss, thank you for the best trip ever, this has been the best day of my life!"
The children worked with a partner to use an atlas to locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans. After they finished they used the atlas to locate and identify different countries that they have visited with their family. They also looked at the different flags for the different countries. They remembered how to use a contents page and an index page in a non – fiction book.
The children described what forgiveness meant to them and wrote a prayer about forgiveness and healing.
Year 3 Learning Gallery 2022 - 2023
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