SATs revision: Phrases and clauses

Here’s today’s PowerPoint on phrases and clauses:

Phrases and clauses

And here’s a video to consolidate your learning further:

To test yourself, have a go at the latest tests I have set.

SATs revision: Maths questions explained

This YouTube channel contains tutorials for working out hundreds of SATs-style reasoning questions. Have a go at a question and see if you got it right. If you were incorrect, follow the tutorial to understand how to get the answer. If you did get it correct, did you use the most efficient strategy?


Week 2: 27th April

This week, we have continued writing our newspaper reports about The Road to Emmaus.  The children have been editing their writing and learning to read their reports to an audience.  They visited the children in Year 3 –  sharing their news reports and listening to those that their partners (from Year 3) had written.  The classroom was a buzz of excitement and myself and Miss Pringle watched with delight on how the children interacted and spoke proudly about their writing.

In Maths we have continued with our work on fractions and in Science, we have continued to record what is happening to the ‘our eggs’ that have been immersed in various liquids (coffee, tea, red bull etc).  The children are fascinated about what effects these have on the enamel of their teeth.

In PE we are now learning Tennis and the children enjoyed learning team games this week.

On Monday, we celebrated St Georges Day –many of the children came to school in their Brownie, Cubs and Scout uniforms! It was lovely to learn about St George from the wonderful Year 1 Assembly on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Spelling Homework: – ous words

Maths: Mathletics

SPAG: Log onto

please encourage your child to read and update their logs.


Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga

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What an exciting past two weeks Reception have had!

Last Monday, Reception Class received a letter from Professor John Pemberton from the Natural History Museum in London. He wanted to know if the class could take care of one of the museum’s very precious and rare dinosaur eggs, while they had a new display cabinet made.


The children immediately wrote back to find out more information such as- How big is the egg?

What type of dinosaur is inside?

How exactly do you keep a dinosaur egg safe?

Professor Pemberton wrote back and assured them that they would be fine and so the class agreed!


On Wednesday Pope Paul took delivery of the precious egg. The children decided to keep it in the protective box on the prayer table, as they felt that it was probably the safest place, while they designed and made a safe display area for it.

The children did lots of research about dinosaurs and discovered that like crocodiles, dinosaurs lay their eggs in nests under the ground. Some of the class decided to make their own nests.

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The children also enjoyed digging for fossils and pretending to be archaeologists in their very own Pope Paul History Museum.

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After the weekend, Reception class were shocked and bewildered to find out on Monday morning that unbelievably, the dinosaur had hatched from the egg and was nowhere to be seen!

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The children immediately told Mrs Heymoz, who alerted the police and surrounding schools straight away. The children then went about the urgent business of setting traps, making CCTV cameras, looking for clues and creating warning signs and posters to alert everybody about the danger.

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By the next day, there had been several sightings of a little purple dinosaur with massive teeth! The class began to write down evidence reports as they came in.

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After several days of trying everything  to catch the dinosaur, Mrs Theo had to make a nervous phone call to the museum and explain what had happened to their precious egg. She was invited to go down into London this afternoon, to meet with Professor Pemberton, to give more details and to help the scientists and emergency services decide a plan of action to get the dinosaur back over the weekend!

Watch this space….


23rd – 27th April

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Our 5_ Add lengths (1) Please click on this link and try these measuring problems.

Our week started by celebrating St Georges day – it was great finding out about St George and seeing about the celebrations that the children took part in over the weekend. I’m sure you’ll agree they look wonderful in their Brownie, Cubs and Scout uniforms!

We have enjoyed tennis in the sunshine this week and have worked hard to edit and improve our newspapers in English.

Mathletic, and spelling home learning has been set – please see the note in the children’s pink home learning book for details.

It is a very special weekend for Patrycja this weekend as she makes her First Holy Communion on Sunday – please keep her in your prayers.

Have a restful weekend.

Miss Pringle.

Summer 1 Week 2

Our English learning continued to focus on newspaper reports this week. We have now completed our accounts of what happened on the road to Emmaus and the miraculous discovery that was made. Year 5 used their knowledge of the genre to create a full description of what happened and how those involved felt.

In maths, we have been learning about area. The children built on their year 4 learning to find the area of composite shapes by using known information to find the value of missing dimensions.

This week, we began our new science unit about the properties of materials. The first property we discussed was thermal conductivity and we ran a comparative test to identify which material transferred heat the best. To do this, we placed 3 materials (wood, metal and plastic) into hot water with butter on the top. We then placed a pin in the butter and waited to see which pin fell out first. Many children thought that wood would be the best thermal conductor but our investigation clearly showed it was metal. We then thought about how we use these materials at home for cooking and why they are suited to their roles.


It has been a busy week in P.E. We continued to learn from Coach Dugan but were also visited by Mr Mills, a tennis coach. He will continue to work with us over next few weeks.

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Have a great weekend,


Mrs Lines


Home Learning:


SPAG.COM and comprehension


Book 4- Pages 46 and 47

Book 5- Pages 50 and 51

There is also a mathletics activity














Year 2 Blog Week 27

Strategies, Strategies, Strategies!                                                         Year 2 have worked extremely hard this week, employing a range of strategies to solve a variety of mathematical questions. There were plenty of House Points awarded for lots of amazing work. Well done everyone!



In Religion this week we have been looking at the story of Pentecost and the children created some beautiful art work!

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This week we put the finishing touches to our reports about the disciples journey to Emmaus. The classroom was full of Marvellous Magpies! The children included lots of adjectives, adverbs and repeated phrases in their writing!

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Congratulations Year 1 for your wonderful assembly on Monday, and thank you parents for your support.

This week  in science the children were excited to make bird feeders and hang them in the peace garden. They learnt to recognise birds by colour, patterns and song through observation and secondary information.

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Year 6 Home Learning – 27/04/18

This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 1st May) is as follows:

English Schofield & Sims: Section 2 Test 5
Spellings à identify which spelling rule you need to revise, then use this website to practise. Choose 10 of the spellings that you have worked on and write a sentence for each.

Times tables

Mathletics tasks:

·         Percentage Word Problems

·         Fraction Word Problems

·         More Fraction Problems

·         Money Problems

Reading Daily reading and write-up in reading record.

Parent Signature required (at least once a week please).

SATs revision: Which tense?

Click below for the PowerPoint on different tenses:

Different Tenses