Reception Summer Term Week 1

Alleluia! He is risen!

Welcome back!

We hope you had a joyous time celebrating Easter with your families. It was lovely to see the wonderful, creative Easter gardens, which are now on show in our international garden.

This week, we have been learning about the resurrection story according to Luke. The children worked hard to retell the story in a number of different ways.

On Tuesday afternoon, the class participated in an Easter themed creative workshop with Year 1. They learnt about the symbolism of eggs during Easter time and then made their own to display on the window. They children then went into the Year 1 classroom where they made butterflies, to represent new life.

Congratulations to Mya, who was Baptised on Easter Sunday and looked beautiful!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer

Year 6 – 26/04/19

Welcome back! Year 6 have worked incredibly hard in their first week back after the holidays. They have shown excellent focus in their maths and English revision sessions and are in great stead for their tests in 3 weeks time.

In RE, we have studied Luke’s account of the Resurrection. We looked at artwork depicting the event and the children also created Scratch projects showing the dialogue between the women and the angel in the empty tomb. I was extremely impressed with their computing skill.

 

The children also planned their own Acts of Worship that will link with the Gospel readings for the next 4 weeks. We were beautifully led in worship by the first group, who proclaimed this Sunday’s Gospel reading: Doubting Thomas.

This term, Year 6 are lucky enough to have Mr Dugan teaching them cricket, and we had our first session this afternoon.

Home learning for this week is the revision booklet covering the maths and SPaG focuses from this week, plus KS2 SATs Grammar Test (F) on spag.com.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Donatantonio

Summer 1 Week 1

Alleluia! He is Risen!

 

On returning to school, Year 5 celebrated the resurrection by taking part in an act of worship. The children were reverent and contemplated what change they will make in their lives, inspired by the resurrection.  Later that morning, the children wrote beautiful poetry, using the repeated line ‘The stone was rolled away’. In the afternoon, we took part in a workshop to reflect on and understand each part of the Easter story. The children behaved beautifully and asked some interesting questions.

In English, we have begun a new class text. Over the coming weeks, we will follow the epic myth of Odysseus. So far, we have read the prologue based on the Trojan War and put ourselves in the place of Prince Paris. We have also been building up our understanding of two of the main characters: Odysseus and Penelope.

In maths, we took part in a whole school problem solving activity. The children had to use positional language to find out where the children in year 4 sit. The mathematical conversation it produced was fantastic and the children enjoyed the challenge.

Today we had our first P.E session with Couch Dugan from Dame Alice Owen’s School.

Year 2 Blog Week 27

We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!

Welcome back! It was wonderful to see all the beautiful Easter gardens at the start of the week. We have been celebrating the Risen Lord by creating symbols of new life and retelling the resurrection story according to the Gospel of St. Luke.

We have been looking at fractions of amounts in Maths.

Swimming is starting next week. Please find swimming letter in Home Learning packs. P.E. will take place on Thursdays. Please ensure P.E. kits are in school next week.

Home Learning: Maths – mixed problem worksheet. Spellings: Homophones.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davey

Summer Term Week 1

I hope you had a lovely holiday. It was great to see the children back!

The children’s Easter gardens look wonderful! They are all in our international garden if you would like to look at their amazing creations.

We began the week by listening to the story of the Resurrection from Luke’s Gospel. The children wrote wonderful poems about the story. The children enjoyed an arts and crafts afternoon, we made butterflies and then went into Reception and made colourful eggs.

In Maths we have been adding numbers to 10 using ‘Think 5’. The children worked really well in groups to solve a problem involving position and direction.

On Tuesday it was St George’s Day. We learnt about St George and wrote some facts files. The children made flags of England. On Friday the children led the assembly about St George. They were fantastic!

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

 

Summer 1 Week 1

Happy Easter and congratulations to Johnny-Mac and Daniel on their Baptism last Sunday – I proudly watched this wonderful celebration online, while away on holiday.

The children have returned to school refreshed and keen to learn, which has been great. In English we have been looking at reliable sources online, to gather facts about plastic pollution, to use in our persuasive writing and have also combined our computing skills by creating popplets. We have also focused on our mental maths skills and taken part in an Easter workshop, which the children seemed to really enjoy – thank you to the members of our parish who led some of the carousel activities. Well done to those children who made Easter Gardens – they look amazing!

PE

Our PE days have changed this term to Monday and Wednesday – please ensure children have PE kits, including a change of socks in school. We are focusing on Tennis this half term and are fortunate to have Mr Mills from Potter Bar tennis club leading our Monday lessons.

Home Learning 
Due in 01.05.19

Topic:
Our new Topic is Ancient Egyptians and in preparation for next week we would like the children to research 8 interesting facts from reliable sources such as – BBC bitesize, national geographic kids and BBC history.

You could choose to record this information as a poster, a written paragraph or a mind map. A paper copy of this weeks home learning task has been sent home with your child, which they could use to record on.

Spelling:
WEEK 2: suffixes (ly)
nicely, lately, closely, funnily, luckily, gently, randomly, simply, humbly, basically, frantically, dramatically.


Week 1 Summer Term

The children have come back enthusiastic and eager to start the new term.  Thank you so much for the wonderful Easter Garden’s that were produced over the Easter break.  The children showed other members of the class their designs and interpretation of the Easter Story.

On Tuesday, we also had a fun filled day of celebrating Easter.  The children created Easter boxes using different techniques, incorporating religious messages and symbols linked to Easter within their designs.  The class then took part in an Easter Workshop in the hall led by volunteers from the parish.   After listening to the Resurrection story, the children  had the opportunity to re-live each part by completing some activities. These included decorating some crowns, washing each others’ feet, tasting some bread and grapes, using plasticine to create a face and finally reflecting on the Resurrection using a cross to help them to focus their thoughts and intentions.

The children enjoyed the Workshop very much and participated with reverence.

In Maths the children have continued the topic of division and on Thursday, in teams of three, worked hard to solve a Mathematical Puzzle that had been set  from Wroxham Primary School.  A problem set by our school was given to the Year 4 children at Wroxham to solve also!

I was very proud of their persistence in solving their problems as a team and trying to ensure that each member took turns.

In PE the children had a starter session on tennis skills in preparation for the first of their lessons in Tennis which will commence next Monday.  PE Kits should be in school by Monday at the latest.  Thank you.

Violin lessons will begin back again next Wednesday.

 

Homework for this week:

Log onto Mathletics complete the task(s) set.

Log onto SPAG and complete the task set.

Try the following two websites:

1.Tommy’s Trek – Timestables 

2.  Spelling Frame

Click on Year 3 and 4

Click on spelling rule 25 (Year 3/4 Statutory Word List) and play the game to help you remember these spelling words.

Please continue to encourage your child to read daily and update their reading log.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga

5th April, 2019

This week we received the Sacrament of Reconciliation from Fr Shaun and Fr Dominic.  The children examined what sin is and wrote beautiful poems around their thoughts.

The children also  entertained us with their wonderful skills of singing, piano and violin in front of an audience of their peers and parents.  This can be such a nervous time for them to share their talents  – it was wonderful to see how much their confidence has grown this term.  Well done children!

Last Friday, the children led the Stations of the Cross at church and I was so pleased to hear that they had read confidently and with reverence.  I enjoyed practising their readings with them and it was lovely to allow them to choose the station they wanted to read about.  Thank you children for giving up your time to come to the service and share your talents.

Home Learning for the Easter holidays is set out below.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter.

 

Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga

 

Year 6 – 05/04/19

I wish everybody a very enjoyable break and lovely Easter. Thank you for your hard work over the past half term.

Here are some photos of you playing the spelling games that you created this week:

Here is the whole-school home learning instructions. I look forward to seeing what beautiful creations you bring in after Easter.