Partial Re-opening 1st June 2020

Dear Parents,
Please see the links below with detailed information regarding the partial re-opening of our school and a WELCOME BACK! powerpoint to share with your children.

20052020 Parent Letter

29052020 Letter to Parents

Welcome Back pdf

With thanks

Liz Heymoz

Wednesday Word – 7th Sunday of Easter (A)

This week, Sofia has prepared a beautiful powerpoint to take you through this Sunday’s Gospel. Click here to open it.

Year 6 – Friday 22nd May learning

Today marks the end of another half term and the end of Spirituality Week. Thank you to our Liturgy Leaders and House Captains for taking the time to contribute to the activities by making recordings. It added a lovely personal touch to the blogs.

Thank you also to Sofia and Elysia for creating powerpoints for the Wednesday Word for the past couple of weeks.

This is what the leaderboards look like for the whole half term:

Readtheory: 1st Matthew A, 2nd Giovanna, 3rd Luca T

Prodigy: 1st Matthew A, 2nd Alex, 3rd Jude

Duolingo: 1st Alex, 2nd Luka K, 3rd Louise

A huge well done to those people!

Subject Activity
Prayer Begin your day by visiting today’s Spirituality Week blog here.
PE Today’s challenge requires flexibility and balance! How low can you go?


Spelling Ask a family member to dictate the following sentences to you, writing them into your handwriting book. Remember to think about correct punctuation, as well as spelling.

  1. The jet-black dog squealed when someone stepped on its tail.
  2. “I don’t want to,” Leo murmured grumpily.
  3. Sad that the story was over, Chloe sighed and closed her book.
  4. The whole class shrieked with delight when the treat was revealed.
  5. “Fee-fi-fo-fum!” bellowed the giant.
  6. Inches from the parked car, the van screeched to a halt.
  7. Emily muttered under her breath when she missed the penalty.
  8. “I think they’ve gone,” Mary breathed in relief.
  9. When he saw the sunflower seed, the parrot squawked with delight.
  10. The cave was so big; even when I whispered, the sound echoed.
Reading 15 minutes of
English Click here to open today’s English activities.
Times Tables
Maths WALT use maths in context.

Today’s maths lesson is also today’s D&T lesson. Have fun!

Find the ingredients lists and recipe cards here.

Try the puzzles here.

D&T See above
Prayer Reflection Light a candle, put on some quiet music and spend 15 minutes quietly reflecting on your week and on these words:

Spirituality Week: Friday 22nd May 2020

Spirituality Week 2020

Theme: The God who speaks


Friday 22nd May

The God who speaks through prayer

“Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with him, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.”

St Alphonsus

As we reach the end of our spirituality week, I would like to thank our year 6 House captains and Liturgy group for helping to make our week so special.  To listen to your voices as you read from scripture made it so meaningful and I found myself listening to the prayer stations several times over! Thank you so much for your time and creativity.

Mrs Joyce

Today’s focus is to think about prayer and especially prayer through Adoration. So we invite you at 11’o clock to log onto the live streaming at Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church and join Fr Shaun and Deacon Axcel for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

NO Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament TODAY ...


Please remember to say the special Novena prayer that started yesterday, praying it each day until the feast of Pentecost. You will find it below.


Mary, our Mother, you stayed with the disciples

in those ten long days between the Ascension and Pentecost,

still patient, still pondering, still trusting in your Son.

Be with us now as we remember how Jesus was taken from your sight.

Be with us now as we remember his call to share our faith.

Be with us now as we await his Holy Spirit.

Pray with us now, ‘Come Holy Spirit’, Thy Kingdom come’.


A Spiritual Moment

On Tuesday, Mrs Heymoz, Mrs Joyce and I had a spiritual moment.  Deacon Axcel came to school to help assist in preparing the children with the bidding prayers for the Ascension Day Mass.  He came with a beautiful gift for our school community: an icon of the saint St. Raphael which he painted himself. The name St Raphael means ‘God Heals’ and he is the patron saint of travellers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, Christian marriage, and Catholic studies. We thank Deacon Axcel for this wonderful gift which he has placed on our school altar.

We belong to a wonderful parish community!

Mrs McNamara



How am I feeling at the end of today?

What have I most enjoyed today?

What am I thankful for today?

When was I most peaceful today?

What are my hopes for tomorrow?

Friday, 22nd May, 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Today, is our final day of learning before the half-term break and judging by the weather we are having, let’s hope that it continues to shine as much as possible!

It has been great receiving all your emails and photos over this half-term and I want to thank you and your family for your daily updates.

Today is the final day of our Spirituality Week so please look at what is planned for today.  Fr Shaun is inviting us to join him in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11am.  Keep an eye at the time so you don’t forget this.  In Maths, we continue with our work on tenths and hundredths by looking at money.  In English, you are going to be retelling the story of the boy at the slide whilst you show the video clip to a member of your family without using the sound on the video!  I’ve set you a PE Challenge and want you to continue exploring the google music link and scratch link too!  I hope that you are continuing to work more independently on your daily work.

Let’s see what you have been up to:

You are remembering your work on perimeter.  The nature pictures are lovely.  I hope that you researched the item you drew…it’s how we learn more about something we see around us that interests us.

Have a lovely day and a well deserved half-term break.

Mrs McNamara

Click here if you would like to read The First News newspaper edition for this week.

Click here for today’s learning.

Click here for yesterday’s learning.

Video 1:                               Click here for the worksheet.            Click here for the answers.

Video 2:  Add Money    Click here for the worksheet             Click here for the answers.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. In the table below you will find today’s learning activities. You can keep in contact with me by posting comments to the Year 2 Blog or by sending me an email at

Well done for all your hard work this week. The answers to the shape problems are as follows:

Problem 1 = Pink Cone, Red Cube and Blue Pyramid

Problem 2 = Ben has a Green Cylinder, Pat has a Blue Sphere, Joy has a Yellow Cube and Eva has a Red Cone.

I wish you all a wonderful half term filled with fun!

Take very good care.

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Prayer for Friday 22nd May 2020

God who cannot be bound

Flow into our hearts and minds

Wear down our resistance to your love

And refresh us with the spirit of your compassion


Today, as we commit ourselves once more to your work

We ask you to show us how to hold the needs of your world

At the heart of our lives

And to celebrate your many gifts with joy.


May your power transform our lives

May your Spirit set us free

And may the blessing of God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Be with us all now and for ever


Complete the spelling test for this week’s spellings on the SpellingFrame website.
Copy the following common exception words into your handwriting books.
Reading Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Harper Collins website:



Use the Teacher Login area.

Maths 22-05-2020
Morning Challenge

Why have they been sorted this way? Explain your reasoning.Sort the following shapes into 2 groups.
Explain why you have sorted the shapes this way.

WALT: Know the nets of 3D Shapes

The net of a 3D shape is what it looks like if it is opened out flat.

Match the nets to the 3D shapes.

Make your own cube using the net template below.

Carefully cut out the net. Fold along all the lines making sure that all your folds are in the same direction. Be sure to press each fold tightly to make a crisp crease. Place a small line of glue on one of the flaps, then hold the flap tightly against the corresponding side for several seconds. Continue doing this until you’ve glued down all of the flaps, then leave the cube alone for several minutes to give it time to dry.

Decorate your cube!


English Friday 22nd May 2020
Nouns and Verbs
Friday 22nd May 2020
Spirituality Week 2020
The God who speaks through prayer.
Complete the activities on the Spirituality Week blog post for Friday 22nd May.

Join in with Adoration at OLSV.

Listen to the audio link called Lilies of the Field.


Celebrating our learning!


Good morning Year 3,

What a busy week this has been – well done everyone.

Here is some of Nathalie’s wonderful preposition learning and her reading record.

This is Matteo’s lovely prayer and very impressive Home Olympics table.

Violet has been busy with her descriptive writing. She also has some new additions to her family!

Here is a virtual hug from Macy.

Gabriela had a lot of fun learning to Lindy Hop with her sister.

I hope you have restful half term.

Take care,

Miss Pringle

Shadow art


There are many ways you can be creative with shadows. Today or over the weekend please try one of these ideas. Don’t forget to share your pictures with me.

Spelling Spelling test – put the short date in your writing book and the numbers 1- 10 in the margin then ask someone to test you on the words you have been practicing all week. Good luck.


Give yourself a percentage out of 100 just as we do in class.


10/10 = 100%      9/10 = 90 %

Reading   Watch and discuss the top stories on Newsround with an adult.


Complete the Mathletics activity set.


WALT use and identify prepositions


preposition is a word or phrase that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else. Examples of prepositions include words like after, before, on, under, inside and outside.

Using this picture please play ‘Preposition I-spy’ for example – “I spy with my preposition eye, a chess board on a pink rug.”


Spirituality Week

The God who speaks through prayer

Please listen to the guided meditation called ‘Lilies of the Field’ on today’s Spirituality Week blog and answer the reflection questions in your writing book.


Friday 22nd May Learning

Here is your learning today.  Well done for all of your hard work this half term.

Have a wonderful, relaxing half term!

Mrs Carey

PE Make up a sequence of exercises. 5 star jumps. 5 side step, 5 skips, 5 hops and repeat.



Write the short date in your maths book



Count in twos, fives and tens.

Watch the video on Find a half then do the activity sheet. Write your answers in your maths book or on the sheet

Friday Maths

Complete page 1 of the Challenge


English Can you remember the actions from The Little Red Hen? Watch the film again.

Retell the story in your writing book. Remember capital letters and full stops. Can you use conjunctions?

and but because

Can you use a question mark and an exclamation mark?

RE Join in with Adoration at OLSV.

Listen to the audio link called Lilies of the Field on today Spirituality page.



Letters and Sounds lesson at 10.30am for Year 1  – Today’s sound is a


If your child would like to revise the Phase 3 sounds – 10.00am

Reading Choose a reading comprehension and complete.



RE Go to today’s Spirituality Page. Watch a Disney film and think about where you find God in the film.




Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning, Year 5.

Take a look at Heston and Bella’s art work- some excellent proportioning and perspective work. I have really loved seeing you develop your drawing skills and I hope you have enjoyed the tasks too.



Here is your learning for today: 22nd May

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic half term.

************************************Blog update 9:44****************************************************

For the maths today, the extension question has a part missing. There are 15 books on the shelf.


God bless,


Mrs Lines

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you had lots of fun in the beautiful sunshine yesterday! Don’t forget to give your Runner beans an extra water in this lovely weather!

In the table below you will find today’s learning activities. Remember that you can keep in contact with me by posting comments to the Year 2 Blog or by sending me an email at 

Have a great day!

Miss Davey


Subject Activity
Prayer Prayer for Thursday 21st May 2020
The Feast of the Ascension
Lord Jesus, you became man and came to live among us.For love of us, you suffered and died for us.Because you are God, you conquered death and rose on the third day.

Today you return to your Father and our Father,

But you promised to remain with us till the end of time,

And to send us the Holy Spirit.

We rejoice and thank you, Lord Jesus.

Come Holy Spirit, purify and transform us,

Kindle within us the fire of your love.


Please join in the celebration of Mass of Ascension at 10a.m. through live streaming

Compose a sentence for five of the spellings words and write your sentences in your handwriting book.
Reading Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Harper Collins website:



Use the Teacher Login area.

Maths 21-05-2020
Morning Challenge
Fluency 5 x 2

What is the name given to 2 faces that meet?
How many vertices does a cube have?
I have 0 vertices. Who am I?
I have 5 faces, 8 edges and 5 vertices. Who am I?
Which 2D shape makes 2 of the faces on a cylinder?
Name a 3D shape that has a rectangle as one of its faces?
A square based pyramid has ____ faces made from triangles.
I am used in a game with two teams. I have only 1 face. Who am I?
I have 6 faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices. Who am I?
A triangular based pyramid has ____ faces.

WALT: Solve reasoning problems


The Problem: There are 3 shapes in a row. What are they and what colour?

  • The Cube is in the middle
  • The red shape is next to the pyramid
  • The pink shape is not the pyramid.
  • The cone is not blue.


The Problem: Joy, Ben, Pat and Eva each have a different shape. Who has which shape and what is its colour?

  • One of the shapes is red
  • Joy’s shape is yellow. It is not the sphere
  • Eva’s shape is a cone. The cone is not blue
  • One of the shapes is a cube.
  • Pat’s shape is not a green cylinder.


Remember to use your picture strategy to prove your answers!
English Thursday 21st May 2020
Nouns and adjectives.

Thursday 21st May 2020
Spirituality Week 2020
The God who speaks through the Feast of the Ascension
Complete the activities on the Spirituality Week blog post for Thursday 21st May.
Reflect on painting of Giotto , the Ascension of Christ.
Create their own Ascension painting