Welcome to St Dominic!
Our teacher is Miss Barter. Have a look at the amazing things we have been doing!
To celebrate the start of the Olympics in Tokyo we held a Japan day. We learnt an opening ceremony dance and took part in activities such as oragimi, soduku and Japanese inspied crafts. We even had a Japanese menu on the day with teriyaki chicken!
We were lucky enough to enjoy a circus day within our last week of term. We learnt different skills such as: plate spinning, flower batons, diabolo and balancing a feather.
The idea was to get the children outside to learn whilst enjoying the beautiful world that God has created for us. We had some worries about the weather however, although it was cold, the sun shone and the children had an amazing day, taking part in a range of activities chosen to make the most of the grounds we have at the school.
In Key Stage 2 we started our day with a Nature Quiz around the field, where we had to identify plants, trees and animals commonly found in the British countryside. We also tried our hand at some natural materials art, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. We had a great time and even managed to plant some bulbs around the school- we can't wait to see them bloom in Spring!
In Year 3 this term we have been learning about the Stone Age for both our Literacy and History topics. The children had a go at creating their own version of a cave painting and used clay to make realistic Stone Age pottery. In Literacy, we have been reading the Stone Age Boy, a tale about a boy who travels back in time to the Stone Age. The children have been planning and writing their own versions of the story, where they are the Stone Age boy/girl, and they end up travelling forward in time to the future.
In Maths, we have been focussing on place value, addition and subtraction. The children have been working practically using base 10 to represent different numbers and learning about how we can exchange ones, tens and hundreds when adding and subtracting.
In Science we have been learning how to become a personal trainer. We have been looking at our client’s daily sugar intake and how this is affecting his performance. Our PE lesson have also helped us understand the human body, how different exercises can increase our heart rate and how we can benefit from daily exercise.