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  • 12
    Mar

    Spanish - Core vocabulary

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We decided to revisit some core vocabulary after our time spent in lockdown. We have pretty much mastered counting to 20, so used today's lesson to look at the days of the week and months of the year. We listened to a few songs and played a few interactive games to help us remember, then had to complete a crossword puzzle using Spanish clues.
  • 11
    Mar

    R.E - The Last Supper

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We discussed the significance of the bread and wine and why Jesus used the bread to symbolise his body and the wine his blood. We used the clues in a video to think about how these words were a sign that Jesus knew what was coming. We talked with our partners about how Jesus knew what was going to happen, why didn’t He leave that night and why did He not run away?
  • 08
    Mar

    English - Lockdown Diary

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are taking our time to look at the emotions we have felt during lockdown and what strategies we used to cope with negative ones. We have used the film Inside Out as a starting point and had lots of discussions about what made us sad and joyful over the last few months. We will be writing a diary entry later in the week.
  • 03
    Mar

    Times Tables Rock Stars County Competition

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The Top of the Rocks competition is over for 2021. Berkeley Primary School finished in 20th place - which is brilliant. Here's how Year 3 finished in the overall school table. Well done to everyone who took part.
  • 02
    Mar

    D.T - Victoria Sponge

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The Victoria Sponge was named after Queen Victoria, who regularly ate a slice of sponge cake with her tea, each afternoon. The classic filling has come to be based around jam and cream or buttercream. The initial reason it was distinguished from a simple sponge was due to the invention of baking powder in 1843. Year 3 got their bake on today - lots of practice measuring ingredients and following a recipe. They all look delicious.
  • 02
    Mar

    English - Write Like A Wizard

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    As part of Book Week, we joined author Kimberly Pauley for a talk about how she finds her ideas. She told us that she usually arrives at the name of a character first and then builds their personalities around that. It was really interesting to hear her process of writing fiction and how no idea is necessarily a bad one.
  • 01
    Mar

    The Masked Reader

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    To kick off our week children's book week, some of the staff have recorded themselves reading a story in disguise. Each day, the children will be directed to a video to try and work out who is behind the mask. Answers will be given on Friday.
  • 01
    Mar

    Science - All in a flower

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Today, we leant that flowers vary in size, colour, shape and form but all play a crucial role in reproduction. We then constructed a model flower and had to identify and describe the role of the male and female parts of the plant.
  • 26
    Feb

    Spanish - Pronunciation.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Former international football star and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker teaches a superstar Spanish class. Fluent from his days playing for FC Barcelona, Gary shows off his golden boots, reveals how he learnt the language and makes counting to ten in Spanish as easy as uno, dos, tres!
  • 25
    Feb

    Prefixes and Suffixes

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    A prefix is a string of letters that are added to the beginning of a root word, changing its meaning. Each prefix has a meaning (for example, un- means not, sub- means under, mis- means wrong or badly). Suffixes are groups of letters added to the end of a word. These were objectives that were highlighted from our quiz as being work we needed to recap.