St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

African Drumming, Skeletons and problems!!

In Year 3, our current geography topic is ‘Come fly with me to Africa’. To enhance the children’s learning about the culture further, the class took part in an African drumming and dance workshop.

What a wonderful day Year 3 had! They truly immersed the school in the sounds and rhythm of the African continent. They used authentic djembe drums to build on basic sequences and traditional songs to involve the whole class in the drum circle. Then they moved on to an African dance routine. They confidently performed a dance and drumming routine to the whole school. Everyone got involved with the singing and left feeling incredibly happy. It was a very uplifting learning opportunity. I absolutely loved the children's confidence and teamwork!


In Science, the children have learned about endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons. The children have looked at each type and then sorted animals according to the skeleton they would have inside the body. The children also discussed the pros and cons of having each type of skeleton.

We have had a busy week with column addition and subtraction and problem solving. The children need to be exposed to adding and subtracting different numbers and amounts. This is an activity that can be done at home or when you go shopping. Please continue with times tables learning too. 

Please continue to encourage your child to read daily and complete their reading records. It is important that homework is completed as it supports the learning that takes place in the classroom. Thank you for your support. 

Mrs Bhutta