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
Welcome to our classroom. We are very happy to see you and we do hope that you enjoy your visit. This page will be regularly updated with information and pictures relating to our classroom so please keep checking back for new information.
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—Being a Christian
“The greatest commandment of all: “Listen Israel, the Lord your God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: you must love your neighbour as yourself.” Mark 12: 29-30
“The truth of our union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is tested by whether or not we really love our fellow men and women.” Pope John Paul II, 1979
Year 3 will develop their understanding of what being a Christian involves. They will reflect on the joy and challenges involved in following Jesus and learn about these through the lives of Ss. Peter and Paul. The children will reflect on their gifts and talents and the gifts the Church calls Sacraments, especially the Eucharist. They will reflect on how to use the gifts God has given to us to be a Christian.
You could help your child by:
- encouraging them to recognise and praise the gifts and talents
- talk about their experience of receiving Holy Communion and help them to make the link between receiving the gift of Jesus and becoming more like Jesus
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.