PGL and SATs Meeting

Thank you to those who attended the information meeting for PGL and SATs 2022. As promised, please find the powerpoints below, as well as the list of recommended websites for SATs practice:

PGL Information Meeting

SATs Information Meeting


Links for SATs practice:

Reception Week Beginning 21.3.22

Reception have made the most of the gorgeous weather this week and spent lots of extra time learning outside in the warm sunshine!

In maths, the children have been exploring 3D shapes and had fun going on a 3D shape hunt around the school. They have also been very busy exploring, finding and making their own patterns.

On Thursday, the children took part in one of the school’s Lenten fund raising activities- the highly anticipated toy tombola! Every child in Reception went home excitedly with a new toy to play with. Thank you parents for supporting the older children in this event.

In RE today, the class learnt the story of The Last Supper through role-play.

We hope you have a wonderful day on Sunday celebrating Mother’s Day.

Enjoy the sunshine!

The Reception Team

Spring 2 Week 5

We have had a lovely week, writing diaries, applying our multiplication skills and using mixed media to create art work.

Have a lovely mother’s day

Miss Pringle

Home learning


Letterjoin  – please log in and practise phonics phase 5 ew and writing the harder letters.

Friday 25th March 2022

This week in Year 5, we have begun our new English unit on instructions. So far we have given and followed oral instructions and evaluated written ones. In order to evaluate, we channelled the Great British Bake Off and took part in our own technical challenge! Much like on television, the children had a range of different results and we picked apart the instructions to see why. For our grammar focus, we looked at parenthesis, including relative clauses. I was really impressed with the way Year 5 were able to generate additional information to insert into given sentences. I look forward to seeing them use this skill in their final write up.

In Maths the children have continued with their Fraction work, focussing on improper fractions and mixed numbers.  In Wellbeing, the children looked at investigating some of the pressures pubescent young people can face from others, their own expectations and the media. The children spoke really well together about the characters they met today (Leyla and Finn) and showed that they were able to recognise that images in the media do not always reflect reality and can affect how people feel about themselves.

In RE the children looked at the story of Palm Sunday and it’s meaning alongside practising for the Stations of the Cross service which is on Tuesday evening in the church.

Home Learning is for the children to learn the songs off by heart for the Stations of the Cross service.  ALL the children have been learning their words for the service and during the two practices they have had this week, have spoken well.  Well done to them!

Wishing you and your families a lovely weekend and a lovely Mothering Sunday.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines

Spring Term Week 11 21.03.22

Spring Term Week 11 21.03.22

In History Year 1 identified older toys, placed them into their relevant decades and ordered them into chronological order. I was very impressed with their group learning and listening to each other before deciding on where to place the toys.

We enjoyed exploring this website on toys: (does not work on tablets)

Year 1 have enjoyed having their toys in this week and are invited to bring the same or different small cuddly in next week.

Year 1 enjoyed learning the story of Palm Sunday this week in Religion. They worked well in their groups to role-play the story but we got a bit stuck when it was time to take their coats off and lay them down as the weather was so warm we didn’t have many coats!

Mathletics to support learning this week:  Please continue to support your child in making numbers with tens and ones and begin adding them together. After Easter we will move onto counting in multiples, money and fractions but will continue to add and subtract.

  • Reading numbers to 30
  • 1 to 30
  • Counting forwards

Our phonic sounds learnt this week are:

  • o-e ‘Phone home!’ stroke, cone, wove, bone, home, hope, spoke, note, broke,
  • u-e ‘huge brute’ flute, mule, cute, cube, fuse, huge, tube, rude, June
  • Tricky words to read and spell: Mrs, Mrs, here, could, asked, people
  • Unfortunately, Spelling Frame does not have these sounds so the children can create their own games/ flash cards or sentences using the words above. They each chose a word search that their friend made last week.

Please can all children have their reading books in everyday next week as I would like to finish their reading assessments before Easter.

Thank you for all the boxes of tissues this week. Hopefully they will last us the rest of the term! I hope you are looking forward to seeing the children’s learning books in the hall next Tuesday 29th March from 3pm.

I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend and enjoy the card and flower from the children.

Miss Lambie

Friday, 25th March 2022

The children in Year 4 this week, moved on with their fraction learning in Maths and started working on adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. In English, they carried on with the publishing process of their Non-chronological reports, as well some basic sentence work to prepare them for the next unit of work. In Science, the class constructed simple series circuits and thought about how to make the shortest and longest functioning loop as well as evaluating circuits for their function and repairing them when necessary. In Geography, they compared the climate in Florida with the UK, looking at climate graphs and interpreting data. In RE, the children reflected on the deeper meaning of the Last Supper according to Luke and drew beliefs from the Gospel relevant to their lives now. They also participated in Mass this morning; well done for Eraldo for his lovely reading.


I hope you have a lovely and sunny weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day with your families,

Ms Varga

Home Learning

Your Home Learning this week is to learn the lyrics of our Stations of the Cross Service hymns. The children had opportunity to practise them in class and in the hall this week, as well as at the Church but it was evident that they need more time to learn them by heart.

We will have a practice again on Monday, before the Service on Tuesday.



Spring 2 Week 5

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, Year 3 and 4 went to church and sang and responded beautifully.

In PE, we continued practising balancing. The children were excited to demonstrate their balances on the equipment.

In RE the children reflected on the story of the Last Supper and what Luke was telling us about Jesus.

In English the children edited their explanation texts. Then we started our new topic poetry. The children who learnt the poem at home performed it beautifully to the class. Our focus has been powerful verbs and the children used the verbs they found to write another stanza.

In Maths, we have been solving problems involving addition and subtraction. The children have been using written methods to solve the problems.

In Science we have been looking at objects that are reflective. We tested different objects to test our predictions.

Home Learning

Learn the songs for Stations of the Cross so the children are able to sing them without the words. All of the song are on a link on the blog.

Spelling Frame – would, wood, your, you’re, some, sum, way, weigh, to, too, pair, pear


Have a wonderful Mother’s Day and enjoy the fantastic weather.

Reception Class Week Beginning 14.3.22

This week, Reception Class have joined the rest of the school participating in British Science Week.

The children started off with a science challenge set by Mrs Carey- to see if Reception Class can grow the tallest sunflower in the school! She gave the children just 4 seeds to nurture!

The class really want to win the competition, so they discussed the question, ‘What does a plant need to grow?’ Reception were not entirely sure, so they decided to plan an investigation to find out.

To make the test fair, they kept the pot size the same, the depth of the soil that the sunflower seed was planted in the same and the amount of water it received the same too. Then they decided to put it in different locations around the EYFS. One pot was placed outside in full daylight, one in the dark cupboard, one inside the classroom by the sink and one inside the shed. The children will be monitoring the changes and will keep you up-to-date on what they find out!

The children have also been focussing on the story, ‘The Enormous Turnip’. They had lots of fun acting it out, especially when the turnip popped out of the ground and everyone fell over! As well as sunflowers seeds and runner beans, the children have also been very busy planting turnips and carrots in the outside planters. We are hoping to grow our own enormous vegetables!

Reception have been thinking about lots of alternative words for ‘enormous’. They thought of: gigantic, huge, humongous, massive, giant and ginormous. They also thought about the things that they had seen in the past that were enormous.

In RE today, the children learnt about the story of Palm Sunday. They made models of Jerusalem, created palm leaves, and wrote and illustrated pictures about the story. They finished by singing and dancing to the song, ‘Give me Joy in my Heart’.

Triumphal Entry (Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem), by Harry Anderson (62173); GAK 223; GAB 50; Primary manual 7-28; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:29–38

We hope to see you at the Walk For Ukraine on Sunday.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team

Spring 2 Week 4

It was lovely to return to school on Thursday. Thank you for your well wishes.

As part of Science week we thought about what scientists do. We took part in a Science workshop and observed what was growing in the school grounds. Each class are going to take part in a competition to grow the tallest sunflower, wish us luck.

In Maths the children have been solving problems using their addition and subtraction skills. Next week we will be using our multiplication skills to count in 2s, 5s and 10s before dividing by 2, 5 and 10.

On Thursday, we celebrated St Patrick’s Day by watching and taking part in Irish dancing at lunchtime. Clodagh and Eloise were fantastic in the whole school display!

In computing we have been predicting and planning the outcome of a program and following sequences.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle











Please also read and complete the Mathletics activities set.


Year 6 – 18/03/22

This week has been Science Week, for which the theme has been ‘Growth’. We were lucky enough to have a crystal growing session with Mr Friedlander from Dame Alice Owen School yesterday afternoon, and are looking forward to seeing how much they grow over the weekend!

We celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a fantastic display from the school’s Irish dancers. A huge well done to Darcie-Louise and Lily for representing Year 6 and being a credit to the class.

Here is this week’s home learning:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·        Number and Place Value test

·        Add and Subtract test

·        Multiply and Divide test

·        Fractions test

Times Tables This week, we’re back to boys vs girls on
Reading Please complete 5 passages on
Spelling To be tested: 25/03/22

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Please also practise the songs for the Way of the Cross Service, by clicking here.

Have a great weekend, and I hope to see lots of you at the Walk to Ukraine on Sunday!

Miss Donatantonio