Spring Term 2 (2021 - 2022)
This week the children have been setting high expectations of themselves in their learning. We were thrilled to celebrate British Science Week. In year three we grew our own broadbeans, we are so excited to watch them germinate over the next few days. As part of British Science week, we studied the growth in information we have learnt over the years about planet Mars. We found out about the rovers which have been sent to Mars over the years and even watched live footage of one currently on Mars collecting information about whether there are signs that living things once were on the planet. The children wrote down facts about planet Mars and then designed and created their own living creatures that would be suited and adapted to living on the planet. We had a lot of fun being scientists this week!
New beginnings! This week in our God Matters lesson, we learnt that Lent means Spring. Spring means new life and new beginnings. The children went on a nature walk to find signs of new life. They found daisies and other flowers starting to bloom. They noticed young trees starting to grow and buds beginning to form. We found feathers, which are a sign of baby birds hatching. We even found onions beginning to shoot up in our vegetable patch. Once back inside the classroom, we compared physical new life to spiritual new life. We looked in the Bible and read how God offers his believers new life and fresh starts. If you want to know more, why not ask your child why this season of Lent is such a wonderful season.
We love reading! New term, new topic! The children have loved finding our that their topic this term is ‘We are scientists.’ We are passionate about developing a love of reading at St Josephs. The children were thrilled to find new topic books all about famous scientists and non-fiction texts filled with weird and wonderful science facts. This week, we have also celebrated world book day.. another opportunity to raise and celebrate the importance of books. In DEAR time this term we are reading the book: George’s Marvellous Medicines. Mrs Hobbs has been so impressed to see children bringing in their own copies of the text and reading along.