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3FM Carol Cup!
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Last Week after our dress rehearsal of Hey Ewe we were impressed with the singing. So much so, we joined up with FS who were also singing A King is Born. We entered the 3FM Carol Cup competition .This will be available to listen and watch on their web page next week. Have a look and don't forget to…

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Achievement over the weekend!
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This weekend Oliver and Georgia were busy with their respective sports. Oliver gained 2 yellow and 2 green jerseys in the British Cycling Championship. He took part in time trials and hill climbs. Great energy and resilience! Georgia competed in the Ballroom Competition at The Villa Marina yesterda…

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Bread Tasting
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As part of our topic and also science, the class tasted a variety of bread. We travelled around the world, Pitta bread from Greece, Tortilla from Spain and Mexico Pancakes from almost everywhere!! Potato bread from Ireland. Croissant, Crepe and Brioche from France. The children having tasted them,…

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Children's Mental Health Week
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This week children have taken part in activities celebrating Children's Mental Health Week Yesterday we went to Noble's Park to relax and be at one with nature and each other. We played tag, reached for the stars on the swings and generally had a relaxing time. We discovered it is good for us to be…

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Christmas Party Day
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Yesterday we had our Christmas party. Thank you for supplying the goodies for the children. They ate, drank and were very merry!! We finished with a few party games. Here are a few pics!

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Community Farm Trip
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We had a fantastic day at the Community Farm. We discovered how plants are grown and harvested and then sold to shops or made into more foods. The children had the opportunity to visit, pet and feed some of the animals on the farm. They met Precious 17yr old Devonshire Pig, the goats, runner ducks,…

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Curriculum letters
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Please find below our Curriculum letters for each topic Tremors_22_copy.pdf Gods_and_Mortals_22.pdf Mighty_Metals_.pdf scrumdiddy_c_o_aut_21_St_Cecilia.pdf Summer_1_Newsletter_Y3.pdf Summer_2_Newsletter_.pdf

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Double success!
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Erin shared her achievements with us this week. She danced her way to success, which was then followed by winning a cross country trophy! Your feet are very talented!! Well done Erin!

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Embossing!
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Today we had a special visitor, Ruth from SUMT. She came to talk about signs and symbols, how they convey messages to us. We discovered that many years ago people left messages and symbols by embossing metal or carving on stones. We were given the opportunity to design a picture /symbols of somethi…

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Family Library Trip!
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St Cecilia's Class visited the Family Library to learn more about rocks, volcanoes and fossils. But we also wanted to learn more about the services the Library offer. We knew that we could borrow books for school to link with our topic, but that was only the tip of the ice berg! The Family Library…

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Go Green For CAFOD!
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On Friday we went Green for CAFOD, we listened to a Go Green Assembly, dressed in green and in the afternoon we did some activities on how we can save our planet and improve conditions on earth. The children are enthusiastic on making small differences around school and home that could have a big i…

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Iron Men and Women!
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Having read our class novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, we decided to plan and design our own Iron Man or Woman. We worked in groups, deciding what materials we would use, We definitely worked extremely hard on our learning habit " Collaboration" We took on different jobs, encouraged each other and…

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Learner of the Week
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This is where we will celebrate our Learner of the Week. Pupils will achieve this by demonstrating our learning habits Congratulations to Aiden, our first Learner of the Week in our new school year. He is happy, trust me!! Congratulations to Alfie Congratulations to Archie, Learner of the week! Wel…

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Making trace fossils!
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Today we carried out a science investigation to see if we could make our own trace fossils. The children, chose some materials they thought might be suitable. We used a shell as the object make the fossil. They had fun exploring the best materials . Check out our pictures below.

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Mental Health Week
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Mental Health Week 9th -15th May 2022 During the week , we took part in several activities which promoted healthy mental awareness. We did some mindfulness colouring whilst listening to classical music, which relaxed us! Our bodies got a work out during our Zumba sessions. We enjoyed some extra pla…

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Mighty Metal/ Forces Trip
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On Tuesday we visited Noble's Park to continue or topic work on Mighty Metals. We also used this trip to investigate some forces in action. It was a fun filled morning even though it was chilly! At least we weren't soaked like the Farm!!! Th children explored materials used in the play equipment an…

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Mini Olympics
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W marked the end of our Greek Topic Gods and Mortals with a Mini Olympic games.. The children participated in various activities:- javelin. discus, shot put, long jump chariot racing ( horse racing, using cricket bats!! ) We finished the session with a 10 minute Marathon. All the children had fun a…

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Pancake Cafe!
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On Tuesday we were once again able to celebrate Pancake day in school with a visit to our Pancake Cafe! A big thank you to The Friends of St Marys's for providing the delicious treats. Y3 definitely enjoyed them!

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Rock hunt Douglas Beach
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As part of our Science and topic work we have been exploring rocks. We have been learning about sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. On the beach we hunted and found lots of sedimentary rocks, man made materials such as broken pots, pavements and lots of tiny shells and sea glass! We saw wha…

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Scarlett Point
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To conclude our topic on Natural disasters we headed south to Scarlett Point. The children had been exploring volcanoes and the different types of rocks, so it was only natural to visit our very own Volcanic Stack sitting proudly on our coastline. The class had been learning about the geology of th…

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Scrumdiddlyumptious Smoothie making!
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To mark the end of out topic we decided to make our own delicious, healthy, fruit smoothie. The children divided into 3 groups, discussed the ingredients, wrote a shopping list and then thought of a name for their yummy smoothie! Great fun was had and there were no major accidents chopping the frui…

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Sculpture:- Our Angel of the North!
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Our new topic is Sculpture. We have been exploring the work of Antony Gormley. We appreciated his sculpture, then sketched it. Later we worked in groups planning and creating our own Angels of Douglas! check out our pics!

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Sports Day/ Queen's Jubilee
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To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we got together and combined 3 special events. We received some very special Platinum Jubilee coins from Mr Wannenburgh our local MHK. In the build up to the Jubilee we researched the life of Queen Elizabeth II and how she is the longest reigning English Monarc…

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Stars Year 3 Day
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St Cecilia were invited to join other Y3 groups to celebrate being special. We visited St Ninian's and St Andrew's Church. The children participated in different workshops covering Special People, Special Beliefs. Special Choices and Special Days.They had great day and realised how special we all a…

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Welcome Back!!!
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Welcome back to another year in St Cecilia's class . We are going to have a fantastic year with lots of exciting learning and activities. It is an honour to teach some of you again and see how much you have grown and developed since Reception class. Here's to a great year !

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