Year 3: The Bongos: Blog items

Arts Week - Tuesday pm, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 10:03pm

This afternoon we looked at the work of Malawi artist, Hamban Mhone. 

We copied his work then put our own spin on it to create a UK focused piece.

More photos to follow. 

Arts Week - Tuesday, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:57pm

Today we had a visit from an artist, Caroline.  She explained to us how she turns a sheep's fleece into wool, how she uses onion skin and daffodils to dye it and then how she uses it to weave. 

We had a go at weaving wool, it was a bit fiddly and tricky, it took a long time.  It looks amazing, we are very proud of our work. 

Arts Week -Monday , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:40pm

On Monday we wore badges of the 53 commonwealth nations.  We stood in a circle and passed the string from country to country in the order in which they joined the Commonwealth to create this web.  We found out that some countries such as South Africa joined, then left, then joined again! 

What links all the countries is the common language of English along with sharing common values and principles as set out in the Commonwealth Charter.   We also used atlases to locate the different countries and had a guess the country flag competition. 

In the afternoon we drew action poses to show the different sports in the Commonwealth Games.  Then 2 Science teachers and some 6th form students came to class.  We tested different foods for starch and fat. Athletes need the energy from these foods when carrying out their sport. 

Roman Mosaics, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:38pm

Shape challenge, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:36pm

Royal wedding lunch, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:33pm

Maths - Shape, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:32pm

Tennis, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:30pm

Yoga, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 9:29pm

Seed planting, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 7th May 2018 @ 10:42am

The week ahead - w/c 30th April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Apr 2018 @ 7:23am

Good morning

The sun is shining, fingers crosssed it stays this week.

Another great week in school is planned.  On Thursday we will be going in our trip to BAE, we are leaving at 9am so please make sure you are all here on time. 

On Tuesday afternoon we get to watch the year 4 production, I'm sure it will be fabulous. 

In English this week we will be writing and practising our class assembly in preparation for next week.  Although I have a rough plan the children will be creating this themselves.  Writing their parts and organising there props etc. 

In Maths we are focusing on arithmetic on Monday and then the focus will be money.  They will be creating a shop and buying and selling their products with play money as well as developing their addition and subtraction of decimal numbers. 

P.E. - developing our tennis skills.

Jigsaw - Relationship unit.

Music - Mrs Bolton

Science - planting seeds and looking at plant variety. How many types of plant do we have in our school grounds?



Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 7:32am

Friendship was the theme in today's assembly. When we walked into the hall there was a question, that question was what does being a good friend mean to you ? We  had a challenge where we had to finish a sentence with a different thing about our friends. One of the sentence starters was my friend is different to me because... we came up with because we are all unique! We then had some time to think about the qualities of our best friend. Good friends listen, so we looked at, the rules of listening. The rules of listening are: be still, look at the speaker, nod and look interested and ask questions that relate on what the speaker is saying. We were talking about how a good friend says nice things to us and how it makes us feel happy. We said that you can give your friends a positive stroke. We don't physically stroke them, but we give them a compliment or say well done. This makes the person you said it to feel happy, just like when you stroke a cat, it feels good and makes them happy and purr.


by Gracie and Abigail

Picture News - British Values - w/c 23rd April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 7:27am

Sorry for the dealy, I didnt make it go live!

If you have Gracie and Abigail's Assembly Blog from Monday you will have discovered our topic for discussion this week was Loneliness.


Playscript writing, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 24th Apr 2018 @ 12:04pm

We have had a brilliant morning working together to create a play script for a video called "Dum Spiro". 

Mondays assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Apr 2018 @ 8:09pm

Blog written by our year 6 PSHE leaders

Today's assembly was about what does loneliness feel like? Loneliness may be when you are homeless , alone and left out. The U.K., sadly, has loneliness problems. Many people assume that it is just elderly people who are lonely, but 1 in 20 Young people have actually said they are lonely, they are the heart of the problem. Some of the cause of being lonely are if you are starting a new school or if you are just naturally shy. We looked at some pictures with groups of children in them, we had to think, which child was feeling lonely, on one, one of the people were on there own, so we knew that that child was lonely. We then looked at a letter in which a mum had wrote about her daughter because she was shy, had no brother or sisters and the mum was asking for advice. Once we had read the letter we thought of ways we would include the little girl. We had lots of ideas like: invite her to parties, ask her to play a game with you in the playground and make the effort. We got set a challenge to look out for people who were a bit lonely in the playground and see if they would like to play a game with you. We also need to remember that sometimes people aren't lonely, they might just want some alone time.

Play practice, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Apr 2018 @ 7:11am

I'm so excited. Over the last two days the children have been working in small groups to rehearse a play.  They have chosen their groups and play script, annotated their text for their part, practised their lines and put together some actions.  I have been extremely impressed with them all, many have sourced their own props and costumes.

Today I will get to watch their performances, I know they are going to be amazing. 

Thursday assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Apr 2018 @ 7:07am

In assembly today we started off thinking about the word devotion and what are we devoted to. We shared our thoughts about how we know someone I'd devoted to a football team or a pop band. We listened to a story from India. This story happened 300 years ago! In our reflection we thought about some famous words one of the gurus in our story said. We also thought about how we can be brave and little things we would do that we were, in the past, afraid to do.

Beatrix Potter - art, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Apr 2018 @ 9:00pm

This week we have begun to explore creating a watercolour style paint and begun to develop skills in using different grades of pencils to develop our sketching and shading techniques.

Eve was our photographer today, well done 

Tuesday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Apr 2018 @ 8:53pm

Written by our Year 6 PSHE leaders

Today in our jigsaw assembly we learnt about friendships and relationships. Our title in jigsaw this half term is about friendships. We were talking about how baking a chocolate cake is like making a new friend. We put in our suggestions about the ingredients of a friendship, we had: loyalty, kindness, fun, and a friend that is always our friend. We had some time to think about if we had been kind to our friends today. We always have to remember to listen to our friends, to share with our friends, be kind to our friends and of course have fun with our friends!


Monday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Apr 2018 @ 8:50pm

Written by our year 6 PSHE leaders


Today's assembly was about, how much of our lives should we share with others? In the news this week it said about how lots of people's private information was leaked all over Facebook. We learnt about how things in the past have now changed, like how in the past we would go to the travel agents if we wanted to go on holiday, but now we can go onto the internet and book there instead. We have also been thinking about how you would act in different situations like how you would act when arguing with your brother or sister. Facebook is now thinking about a messenger app for kids, as lots of adults use it. Parents will be able to look at what their child has been doing on this app. It will allow children to communicate even if they do not have a phone number. Our reflection today was about the rules of law and we had a lot of questions.

Picture News - British Values - w/c 16th April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 16th Apr 2018 @ 8:05am

Please find attached a copy of the picture news resource we will be discussing in assembly this week.

Take some time to chat about it at home.


The Week Ahead - 16th April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 16th Apr 2018 @ 8:03am

Good Morning.

The 2nd week back already, not looking too great outside this morning but apparently we are in for a heat wave later in the week - fingers crossed. 

This week we will be learning about - 

English - Playscripts, reading and performing them.

Maths - Each Monday we will be going over the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Throughout the rest of the week we will be focusing on data in tables, graphs and pictograms.

P.E.  swimming has now finished.  Our PE lessons will be outside, so could happen on any day, we will go with the weather.  Please ensure your child has their kit in school every day. 

Jigsaw - Our new unit of work is all about Relationships

Our topic work.  This term it will take on a slightly different format, the children will have a series of tasks /projects to complete.  It will involve History (Romans), Geography (The Lake District), DT (designing and maing their own hydroplane) Art (drawing and watercolours - Beatrix Potter) and Science (plants).

All this and more can be found on the curriculum overviews on our main class page.



Holiday passports , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 15th Apr 2018 @ 1:15pm

Thank you for all the holiday passports that have been returned so far.  I have really enjoyed reading all about your holiday adventures.  


Mondays excerise challenges, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Apr 2018 @ 5:01pm

Here are a few photos from our jigsaw work.  We had a go at several exercise challenges, timing how many we could do in 1 minute or how far we could jump etc.  We worked hard to practise and see if we could improve our scores. 

Picture News , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Apr 2018 @ 11:07pm

Dear parents

Picture News is a resource we use in our assemblies to share and dicusss with the children.

This week our assembly was titled, 'Who does the World belong to?'  This also linked with our assembly about 'Earth Day'.

A Picture News - home resources is attached to this blog.  Please look out for a parent mail giving you more infomation and look back at the blog each week to find out more about the news topics we will be exploring in school. 

Mrs Catterall



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