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St Patrick's Primary School Eskra

WELCOME TO YEARS 3 AND 4!

The Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed creating pieces of art with nature.  Here we see a piece of artwork which the children named,  'Knockmany Forest after a storm'.  Can you see why? :-)

 
 

We investigated pattern and colour in this natural art piece and the children had fun building a mini campfire and animal dens. 

 
 
 
 

Getting ready for our Forest School activity on Tuesday, 29th September.

 
Volcanoes!
Volcanoes!

We are learning all about volcanoes in class! We did an experiment with baking soda, fairy liquid and vinegar to create our very own volcanic eruption!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tie dye with blackberries!
Tie dye with blackberries!

We had lots of fun picking blackberries and tie dying with them. 

 
 
 
 
Roger Rock turns into Simon Soil
Roger Rock turns into Simon Soil

We looked at how Roger Rock turns into Simon Soil and the different layers which soil is made up of.

 
 
 
 
Carroll Diagrams
Carroll Diagrams

During Numeracy time, the Year 3 and 4 children were working together to sort shapes into a Carroll Diagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The children enjoying a games of 'Duck, Duck, Goose' in the Autumn sunshine.

 
 
 
 

On Tuesday, 15th September, 2020, the Year 3 and 4 children had their first ever Forest School Lesson!  Danielle from NIFSA came to our school to continue with some of the wonderful activities she had started last year.  As Mrs. Barrett is becoming trained as a Forest School Leader, the Year 3 and 4 class have the opportunity to continue with their outdoor learning for many months to come!

 

Safety first! The children placed boundary flags around the Outdoor Classroom to ensure everyone stayed safe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We even explored the nature trail...a little overgrown, but fun just the same! :-)

 

It is important to tidy up after ourselves and so the children learnt to, 'leave no trace' of what they had been doing so that they didn't disturb their natural surroundings.

 
 
 
 
The layers of the Earth
The layers of the Earth

14.09.20- Today we learnt all about the different layers of the Earth.  The Earth has a crust, a mantle and a core. We hard boiled an egg then cut in in half to demonstrate these different layers of the earth.    

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/structure-of-the-earth/

 
The layers of the Earth
The layers of the Earth

Mrs. Barrett went around the class showing the boys and girls the way in which the egg represents the parts of the Earth.  The shell=the Crust, The White= the Mantle and The Yolk=the Core.

 
 
The layers of the Earth
The layers of the Earth

Mrs. Barrett hoped she had chosen the correct egg- was it the hard boiled one? Phew, yes it was... 

 
 
 
 
Golden Time
Golden Time

11.09.20- The Year 3 and 4 children had a fun play outside during Golden Time on Friday.  Thank goodness the sun came out! We decided to take our lego, K'Nex and toy cars out with us, they needed some fresh air too!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reading Eggs
Helpful with
phonics.
First Month
free!
 
 
BBC Bitesize Literacy
Good ideas for
Literacy
 
 
WhiteRose Maths
Great Problem
Solving
resources
 
 
Mathletics
Excellent
Numeracy
activities and
games
 
 
NIFSA
Forest School
resources and
ideas
 
 
Explorify
Excellent
science ideas
and
activities.
 
 
 
 

Recent Class News

16th Oct 2020
The children in Year 3 and 4 celebrated their last day of school before their Halloween...
 
 
 
14th Oct 2020
Today, Wednesday, 14th October, the Year 3 and 4 children had fun making spooky spider...
 
 
 
12th Oct 2020
On Monday, 12th October, the Year 3’s and 4‘s worked together to show...
 
 
 
 

Upcoming School Events

Monday, 26th October 2020
School Closed - Halloween Break
Tuesday, 27th October 2020
School Closed - Halloween Break
Wednesday, 28th October 2020
School Closed - Halloween Break
Thursday, 29th October 2020
School Closed - Halloween Break
Friday, 30th October 2020
School Closed - Halloween Break