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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future

Spring 1

Throwback! The children went back to the land of lithos, where hunter-gatherers foraged for berries and nuts and tools were made of stone and wood. The children enjoyed activities such as designing and building a Stone Age settlement, and creating cave paintings.

English - Creating artwork based on key vocabulary about wolves

We discussed high-quality vocabulary that we could use to describe the wolf in our story - Wolves by Emily Gravett - we used this vocabulary to create pieces of artwork.

Fundraising - Sponsored Read-a-thon!

Read-a-thons are a type of fundraiser that ask participants to read as many pages or books as they can by a predetermined date. Year 3 were sponsored to read a number of books across the hour and worked hard to raise funds for our wonderful school!

Brain Buddies

We talked about how our emotions can vary throughout the day.

Year 3 have been reading Matilda by Roald Dahl and were amazed by the powers she possessed.
We wondered whether we could use our STEAM skills to do something similar.

We learned about static electricity and the transfer of electrons.

What materials responded to the static from the balloons?

Brain Buddies

Brain Buddies is a programme which aims to develop students’ understanding of what emotion regulation is. It focuses on psychoeducation and skills building in understanding, identifying and developing strategies for children to regulate their emotions through self-care, self-calming strategies and thinking strategies such as problem-solving. 

Maths - Multiplication

Using our Base 10, we were able to multiply a 2-digit by a 1-digit number!

English - Wolves - Acting Scenes Out

We've begun to read Wolves by Emily Gravett. We chose scenes from our book and brought the characters to life. We discussed body language, facial expression and entertaining our audience - some children even used props!