Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
We visited the Birdbrook Nature Reserve this morning. It is around the corner from our school and we never knew that it was there!
What a wonderful place.
There were 3 different types of habitats - woodland, meadow and ponds which attracted lots of different species of insects.
We saw frogs, newts, slugs, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and a slow worm that it a type of snake.
We had a hula hoop workshop in school today as part of our PE curriculum.
It was extremely good fun but very difficult to do. Some of us improved throughout the lesson and some of us need a little more practice!
We had the opportunity to explore the new ipads in school. We worked in pairs and played the educational games as well as practised using the photo booth app.
Although Monday's Sports day was cancelled due to the bad weather, we still had our PE lesson in school. We practised the activities for the Sports day.
On Wednesday we attended the Greenwich Sportathon at Sutcliffe Park. There were 14 schools there from Greenwich. It was a fantastic day.
There were four different stations- Big Dance, athletics, multisport and the wheelchair race.
We worked together as a class and tried to accumulate as many points as possible. These were then added together at the end of the day and the winners announced. Unfortunately we did not win but we had a great time trying all the different sports.
Mrs Naylor said our behaviour and sportsmanship was outstanding!
As part of our RE lessons we have been learning what it means to be a Christian.
We discovered that it can be challenging at times but we have to try to follow the teachings of Jesus. We worked in pairs to discuss and record what being a Christian means to us. We then shared our ideas with the class.
On Thursday we went to visit the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.
We completed the captain's Challenge first and then we met the Captain. He told us all about the ship and what it would be like to sail on her. We then had a tour of the ship and imagined what it would be like to work on her and live in the cramped conditions. After that we went to Greenwich Park for our lunch.
The weather was wonderful and we had a fantastic day !
As part of the Queen's birthday celebrations we baked cakes. We placed the mixture in union jack cake cases. We will ice them using red and blue icing topped with edible queen faces made from rice paper.
This week we have been creating a dance sequence using the seven skills that Varjak Paw learnt from Jalal.
We listened to dreamlike music and then in small groups created a dance routine. We had to work together as a team and then present our dance to the class.
After writing our plays about Thomas seeing Jesus after the Resurrection, we acted out the play using the words from the Bible.
We had to remember to face the audience, use expression and body language. We then were peer assessed.
This week we have tidied up our trough in the school garden. We planted some plants as well as seeds. We planted lettuce, cucumber and radish seeds.
Hopefully they will grow and we can have a feast in class with our school grown food.
In PSHE we have been thinking about how we can make people who are important to us happy. This may be a small deed, but even small actions can make people feel happy.
We listed 5 people who were important to us and what we have done to make them happy. We shared our ideas with the class.
On Tuesday we went to the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Our focus was art and was delivered by an artist.
We had to explore, investigate and then draw a piece of art from a Nigerian artist. It was the large ship in a bottle outside the museum.
Unfortunately it was raining so we had to look closely from the window.
We used tracing paper and then created shapes using acetate. We showed our creations on the overhead projector. This was all new for us as we had not created art from acetate before.
We really enjoyed our lesson and it was great to work with different materials.
On Monday we went to St. John Fisher Church to meet with Father Arbo. This was part of our RE lessons based on the Church and called "Getting to know your Parish."
Father spoke to us about the altar, the Tabernacle, the Lectern, the Blessed Sacrament, the Sanctuary and the statues.
He also told us the important roles that they play in the Church as well as during the Mass.
The children were able to answer all of the questions and I was so proud of them all. Well done Year 3.
In Science our topic is Plants. Today we planned an investigation.
Our aim was to find out what makes a plant grow healthily.
We split into groups and planted cress seeds.
Group 1 - soil, cress, water , light
Group 2 - soil, cress, no water, light
Group 3 - soil, cress, water, no light
Group 4 -cotton wool, light, water cress
Group 5 - cotton wool, water, no light, cress
Over the next week we will monitor and observe the seeds. Finally we will write our results and discuss the Conclusion, which is the most important part. What can we learn from our investigation?
We have been learning about telling the time on analogue and digital clocks. We practised using small clocks and writing the equivalent time on our Whiteboards. When we were confident we began to record the answers in our books.
In music we have been learning about pitch. In partners we made up our own sequence using hand gestures and our voices to show high, middle low sounds. This is the beginning of conducting.
On Monday morning we went to Mass at St. John Fisher Church with year 6.
We did the readings and Father Arbo congratulated the readers on how well they read. He said that they were the best readers for a long time. Well done!
We prepared the Mass and based it on prayer. We have been learning how to sing The Our Father in school and we sang it beautifully in the Church. The children were well behaved and respectful throughout.
A great start to the week.
In Literacy we are preparing to write a newspaper based on the book Varjak Paw.
We are learning the main features of a newspaper first and today we thought about and planned eyewitness accounts of The Vanishings.
We role played first. One of us was the interviewer and the other was the eyewitness.
We then wrote down using inverted commas what the eyewitness said.
This will then be used in our newspaper report
In Geography we have been learning about changes in the environment. After reading the Book called Window by Jeanie Baker we sketched and then painted the scene from a window before the first page of the book or after the last page of the book. We then had to explain our reasons for the image using geographical vocabulary What changes were there in the view from the window? Why do you think this happened?
Welcome back ! I hope you all had a rest and enjoyed the lighter nights.
We started the new term by learning about Column subtraction and trying to exchange the tens into units. We worked on Whiteboards to ensure a clear understanding.
We began our new topic in PE this week. We will be focusing on games. We practised following instructions during the warm up and then progressed to dribbling with the ball keeping control.
In maths we were working in pairs to solve mathematical problems. There were lots of different possibilities and we had to find them all.
It was quite challenging at first until we found an organised way to solve the problem.
On Tuesday we had a visit from the Wiggly Wild Show.
We were able to touch a variety of different animals. We touched millipedes, snakes, crabs and a bearded dragon as well as looked at crickets. stick insects and a chameleon.
It was a great afternoon!
As part of science week we visited Sutcliffe Park to investigate the signs of Spring. We saw many examples such as, daffodils, crocus', buds on trees, Magnolia buds, the cutting of grass and nests.
We also saw swans, ducks, geese and pigeons.
We visited Wide Horizons Centre this week and had the most wonderful time. We were learning about The Stone Age. We began with making a timeline. We then went through the time tunnel which transported us back to the Stone Age. We learned how to hunt, but the best part was when we had to build waterproof shelters. It was hard work but great fun. We tested our shelters and we all got wet! We definitely need more practise at building shelters. After lunch we had a short play and then returned to the classroom to create cave paintings. We used charcoal, red paint and dirt!
A fantastic day was had by all!
In music lessons we are learning about tone. To help us understand this we played and listened to the different notes on the xylophone. Where are the high notes/ where are the low notes?
We learned on the computers how to enter MyMaths for homework. We have been given new usernames and passwords.
We have had a practise and now we can all complete our homework online.
In PE we have travelled from Egypt to India. We have begun to learn some Bollywood dancing.
As part of Book Week we worked with Year 1 to carry out reading activities as well as read with them. It was great fun to work with different children and we all learned something.
As part of Book Week we went to visit Eltham Library. We had the opportunity to look at and read some of the wonderful books. Many of us decided that we would like to join the library.
This week we had a Road safety workshop. We learned lots of different ways on how to keep safe on the roads.. As you can see from the photos we enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot!
We have begun dance again in PE and we are going around the world.
We are learning Egyptian dance for the next couple of weeks. Here we are dancing to "Walk like the Egyptians," by The Bangles.
Some of our activities during guided reading session. There is reading with the teacher, playing a language game with the TA and playing Bananagram independently. Another group is out working with a TA discussing the book that they read yesterday.
We visited Tesco store in Lewisham. We learned about the different fruit and vegetables and where they came from. We were fascinated at the fish counter where we got to touch different fish. But of course, we had to wear gloves.
As it was Shrove Tuesday we were given a pancake filled with chocolate, once we had eaten our packed lunch. Yum Yum!!
We have completed our E-Safety Leaflets on the computer. We have learned about how to keep safe on the computer and on 'phones.
As part of Health and Safety and following our science topic, we have planned a healthy meal. We then explained why our meal was healthy and why it was part of a balanced diet.
We played a healthy eating game using our knowledge gained from yesterday's learning.
We had a visitor from Battersea Dogs Home telling us about dogs and how to keep safe around them. The dog's name was Murphy and he was very well behaved.
A great day was had by all at the Wide Horizons Centre Eltham.
The weather did not dampen our spirits. We all returned to school with a souvenir - a clay hedgehog that we made!
We have been learning about e -safety during computing lessons. We have begun to make an e-safety leaflet for some children in our school. It will provide lots of information on how to keep safe whilst on the computer and mobile phones.
We have had a busy start to our week. We went to Mass at St. John Fisher Church and we read the readings and took up the offertory.
We have started a new theme in our P.E lessons- gymnastics. Today we thought about symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes. We worked by ourselves and then with a partner to create different shapes. Next week we will be using some small apparatus to help us develop our shapes.
We worked in groups to role play a scene from the beginning of the book called Varjak Paw.
It helped us to understand the relationships between the main characters.
Click here for more information.