Saint Name: St Maximillian Kolbe
Teacher: Ms Rossi
Support Staff: Ms Josie
Saint Name: St Cyprian Tansi
Class Teacher: Ms Ashton
Support Staff: Ms Josie
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Year 3 classes will be visiting the South London Botanical Institute to learn more about plants as part of their Science topic
During their visit they will learn more about The amazing world of food plants
Children will have the opportunity to explore an exciting variety of food plants, which grow in our beautiful botanical garden, raising awareness about where much of our everyday food comes from. They will observe pollinators and discover the importance they play in plant reproduction and ultimately food production.
Children will scavenge for a range of plant material, making it a fun outdoor experience.
A hands-on microscope session will allow children to explore and identify different parts of a flower, understanding the science of botany and taking a closer look at seeds and the flowers’ fascinating seed dispersal mechanisms.
Curriculum links – Science
During their visit they will also take part in a workshop on Plants and will be able to :-
- Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
- Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
- Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
They will be experts on their return and put their new skills to our school garden
Year 3 – Jesus the Teacher
The children will learn that Jesus was born into a Jewish family and find out about the story of the presentation in the Temple.
They will learn that Jesus attended synagogue as a child and as an adult read the Torah. They will learn that Jesus travelled about teaching people.
The children will learn that Jesus came to show us the way to live, understand why Jesus used parables to teach people and know and understand some of the parables Jesus told. The children will have a chance to appreciate the relevance of the parables for us today and recognise that Lent gives us an opportunity to live as Jesus wants us to.
At home: – You could help your children by:
• read some well known parables, e.g. ‘The Sower’ and talk about what they mean for us
Please visit Our Faith page to view our R.E. Newsletters and to learn more on how you can help and support your child in the R.E lessons this half term.