We’ve been using a map-style board game to practise our work on position and direction. We have a town plan and a series of challenges: placing things on the map; locating different landmarks; using points of the compass to describe location and describing quarter, half, three-quarter and full turns to navigate from place to place.Read More Position and Direction board games
We are continuing our work on the question What is hope and why is it important? Today, we looked at the parable of the faithful woman who had been ill for 12 years. We went through a comic strip of the story and, inspired by the symbols of hope in Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree, […]Read More RE drama – where can we find hope in the Parable of the Faithful Woman?
I’m a bit behind with sharing Year 3’s wonderful artwork. As well as writing poetry inspired by Jeannie Baker’s Window, we used collage to create a view that we would like to see from our window, were we one of the characters in the book. Interestingly, there wasn’t a car, lorry or building site to […]Read More Window artwork
Not everyone had the chance to see our fantastic International Day Art based on the pop art picture ‘Children of the World’ by Brazilian artist Romero Britto, so here is another chance. The children made brilliant use of pattern and colour and the results are fantastic.Read More Brazilian Art
The final stage of our PT project has been making a video for our clients in order to demonstrate exercises and stretches and to help inform them about the muscles being used. The children have come to appreciate quite how much work is involved before you go anywhere near a camera! Casting, scriptwriting, storyboarding, blocking, […]Read More Lights, Camera, Action! Fitness Films
It’s music festival season and St. Margaret’s isn’t going to let that pass us by! A select few were treated to an intimate gig in the wildlife area by exciting new band Granny Six-Pack. The crowd went wild and wannabe rock stars are queueing up to audition. Could this be the must-see band of 2019?Read More Festival Season starts at St. Margaret’s!
Year 3 have been doing some lovely creative writing in response to pictures over the past couple of weeks. To continue this, and to link to the end of our Rainforests topic, we have been looking at the brilliant picture book ‘Window’ by Jeannie Baker, which chronicles the changing landscape over a period of 24 […]Read More Storytelling and Poetry in the sunshine
It may be miserable outside but it was quite literally fun and games in Year 3 this afternoon. We finished the first stage of our ‘view from my window’ artwork based on Jeannie Baker’s beautiful picture book then got the games out for more creativity whether playing Lego or a high-tension game of Connect 4!Read More Creativity in Year 3
We finished off our learning about Sikhism with one of the most joyful lessons ever! We have been thinking about how important sharing is in Sikhism and focused on one of the most visible aspects of this, the Langar. The Langar is the communal kitchen and dining room in a Gurdwara (the Sikh place of […]Read More Sharing with Sikhism
Year 3 have spent this term’s Science lessons learning about the human body – more specifically, diet, nutrition, exercise, skeletons, muscles and movement. We have approached our learning as a project, by acting as Personal Trainers. Every group was allocated a client, each of whom had specific goals to achieve and we were tasked with […]Read More Personal Trainers at your service