The St Barnabas Blog

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Be there badger visits st Barnabas 

Be there badger made his appearance for term 3 today! He gave out lots of prizes and there were SO many children with 100% attendance- well done! 



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School swap

We had a lovely visit from Mr Riches’ school in Iron Acton today in year 3. We showed them our local area and had lots of interesting conversations about the differences and similarities of where we live. Later on, we looked at some Islamic patterns and made cards- for Christmas or Eid by printing our own patterns. We can’t wait to visit them in January to see what life is like in a village!

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Star trail

Hi everyone,

Today has been our annual star trail, where we go to our church, St Agnes and find out all about Christmas. Some of the congregation helped show the children different parts of the story and we sampled some of the smells and tastes and sights that Mary and Joseph may have experienced over 2 thousand years ago. 

Here are some pictures…..




Marvellous mirrors in year 3

As part of our science topic about light, we have exploring mirrors today and finding out the properties of reflective materials and reflected light.

We played an aiming game where you had to hit a target using a torch BUT you had to reflect the light in a mirror. Then we used mirrors to solve some picture puzzles where you needed to find a line of symmetry to find a hidden picture. Finally, we learn how to write secret mirror messages. Here are some pictures of our learning…..



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Fish Mummies in year 3!

We have been learning all about how Egyptians embalmed their special people. We decided to have a go ourselves by mummifying some regular mackerel and writing instructions for any wannabe fish embalmers out there!

Here are some pictures of our day (instructions to follow soon)

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Happy Diwali!

Well done to year 3 who put on ana amazing show for Diwali!






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