Choir D-Day Anniversary Performance


Well done to the choir members who sang at the Adoramus D Day Concert at the Alban Arena yesterday. You sang beautifully and helped to make the concert a huge success. Thank you to your parents who arranged for you to participate and to Mrs Guerin for supporting us on the day. We are very proud of you all! Well done!

Tito, Bella, Eden, Jude S, Sofia B, Keira C, Megan C, Maria C, Elizabeth, Louise, keira FB, Cara-Jessie, Andria, William G, Owen, Heather, Fiona, Patrycja, Elena, Deya, Heston, Olivia, Alexis, Christopher, Matthew S, Sophie, Elysia and Matthias.

Reception- Summer 2 Week 4

Reception had a very exciting Science workshop on Tuesday, when they were joined by a real forensic police officer who was investigating a crime scene in our very own home corner! The children learnt about preserving crime scenes, looking for clues,  looking at and matching footprints and learning how DNA and fingerprints help to catch criminals. They had fun taking their own fingerprints and looking closely to see if their particular patterns were made up of whirls, arches or loops!

In Maths, the children have had lots of fun exploring capacity in both the water and the sand. They have also been ordering containers according to how much they hold and recording their own predictions and findings.

In RE, Reception have been continuing to think about the story of The Good Samaritan and relating it to everyday life. The children looked at some photographs of people who seem very different to us, and then thought about what questions they would ask to get to know them better.

On Friday, the children met up with the Year 1 children to participate in a fun number activity, as part of our weekly transition program.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer

Year 6 – 28/06/19

Here are photos of Tuesday’s Forensic Science workshop, in which the children had a fantastic time investigating a crime. They learnt how to identify fingerprints, dust for fingermarks, and use chromatography to decipher which pen had been used in the crime. It was fascinating to hear how real-life detectives use evidence to solve a case, and it inspired many of the children to consider a role in the police force. Thank you to Mrs Carey for organising the day.

Please spend the weekend revising lines and song lyrics for next week’s performances. Here are the Youtube links to help practise the lyrics:


Detectives in action :)

Year 4 has enjoyed yet another busy and exciting week.

On Monday, the children  carried on with their tennis learning lead by Mr Mills, working on their serves and game. On Tuesday, the children took part in a Forensic Science workshop, organised by FOPPS. They learnt about collecting and evaluating evidence to solve a crime. From dusting for finger prints, to looking and comparing footprint evidence, the children tried their hands at all aspects of forensic science- well done for solving the crime! Mrs McNamara- you couldn’t hide from us 🙂

The children also took part in their usual violin lesson on Wednesday and started their Roman vases on Thursday  Really lovely models have been made by the class.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga/Mrs McNamara


Summer 2, Week 4

This week has been full of investigations, starting with two detectives visiting our school to help us investigate and solve a crime. We learnt how to take and analyse fingerprints. We also learnt about graphology (handwriting analysis) and that the police have the sole of every shoe made in the UK. The class worked brilliantly together and used the evidence to successfully convict Mrs McNamara!

We have also estimated and  investigated weight – converting grams and kilograms. In science we have been learning about our skeleton and muscles. Today we made predictions about the relationship between our height and the distance we can jump,we then investigated this and will be analyzing the results on a graph next week.

Thank you for the junk modelling materials, we will start our models next week so please keep sending the donations coming in.

We are also enjoying reading to reception and are looking forward to planting our sunflower seeds in our class garden.

Home Learning:

spelling – experience, famous, favourite, guard, guide, height, imagine, knowledge, library, material, medicine, mention.

Reading – Please read with your child and ask them to write their own reflections about what they have read in their reading records.

Maths – We are ng about grams and kilograms at the moment and it would be great if you could estimate, weigh or cook with your child to apply these skills.



Year 2 Blog Week 35

This week in Year 2 we have been looking at the story of the Good Samaritan. The children have been thinking about what it means to be a good neighbour and they created some wonderful wanted posters.

We had a very exciting Science workshop this week and Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed learning about footprints, fingerprints and fingermarks.




There are definitely some forensic scientists in our midst!

We finished the week with some intricate needlework.

Please continue to send in reading records.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davey

Forensic Science Day

Year 5 were given an important task this week. Along with the rest of the school, they had to investigate a crime that had taken place at Pope Paul school. As I was a suspect, I was relying on the children to clear my name! They were taught how to take fingerprints and how to classify them. Year 5 were also given a lesson in handwriting analysis as the thief had left a note behind. The children then learnt how to test ink to see if they could discover who was behind the crime. Thankfully they did a wonderful job as the proved my innocence. Thank you, Year 5!

Thank you for all of the donations for our orange class hamper so far. The last date to hand in items is Friday. There will be no home learning this week as I am away on a course from Wednesday-Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.


Mrs Lines

Summer 2 Week 4

In Maths we have been solving problems with repeated addition. We have been counting objects in twos, fives and tens.

In English we have been learning about suffixes. We have looked at when we add s or es to a word. We played a game where we had to find a partner with the correct spellings for our pictures.

On Tuesday, we were very excited to be detectives again. The school laptop went missing and we had to help to solve the crime. The suspects were Mrs Carey, Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara. We had two real detectives in school and they were so impressed at Year 1’s detective skills. We took their own fingerprints and looked at the patterns in their fingerprints. Then we dusted the fingerprints from the crime scene with pink powder. We were the first to identify the fingerprints but we kept it quiet from the rest of the school. After all the evidence was looked at by the detectives, the suspect was announced in assembly. Mrs McNamara was caught on camera; she was sleepwalking. She took the laptop home to keep it safe but forgot she had done this.

Homework- Mathletics

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey

Summer 2 Week 3

This week we have continued learning about healthy living. Children have took part in activities at lunchtime. They have been tasting water with different fruits in, trying to catch a apple with their mouths and running activities. The children designed posters to encourage people to be active and to drink more water.

In Maths we have been counting objects in twos, fives and tens. We have been solving problems using repeated addition and multiplication sentences.

In Religion the children listen to the story The Good Samaritan and sketched beautiful pictures of the story which they will paint next week.

The children were very respectful in mass this morning and sang beautifully. They showed wonderful reverence in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

Homework– Mathletics


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey




Summer 2 Week 3

In Year 5 this week, we have been learning about percentages in maths and looking at the illustrations of Shaun Tan in English. We also did some computing where we focused on reducing the number of commands to make an algorithm more efficient.

A real highlight of the week was our Trip to Nicholas Breakspear School. We were invited to be members of their school community for a day to give us an insight into what secondary school will be like. Year 5 demonstrated exemplary behaviour and threw themselves into each learning opportunity- I was really proud of them all. We are very grateful to everyone at Nicholas Breakspear for their warm welcome and it was wonderful to see some Pope Paul alumni.

Year 5 were reverent throughout the Blessed Sacrament procession today and sang beautifully. It was great to see so many parents joining us in this act of witness.

Last week, Year 5 were the proud recipients of the attendance dog with 100%. Unfortunately, this week we dropped to 97%. Hopefully we can gain the title back next week.