This week, the children celebrated the sacrament of reconciliation with Fr Shaun and Fr Robert who talked to the children individually about God’s love and help. In class the children chatted about reconciliation and the importance of reflecting on the times when they did not live as Jesus asked them.
In RE the children have been designing their own lenten calendars and alongside our focus question of ‘How does the church celebrate Lent?’ the children recognised and explained the three practices of Lent: Praying, Fasting and Almsgiving. Next week, we will spend time learning why almsgiving is an important ritual in our Catholic Faith.
In Maths the children looked back over work on fractions and worked on multiplying and dividing fractions.
In Science, we looked at how animals adapt to their environment. We saw how they can camouflage and took part in a practical activity where Year 6 searched our field for pieces of different coloured wool. We ended up with many pieces of the brightly coloured wool, but few of the darker and more muted colours.
On Thursday, World Book Day, the children immersed themselves into the activities across the day. Thank you to the children who shared their reading books with the rest of the class. It was a pleasure to hear them talk about their chosen book that they have read or are currently reading. Well done to the children who participated in our whole school book swap. The house captains took turns to guide the younger year groups during their ‘book swap’ time and at lunchtime and home time, encouraged the children to take a book home and enjoy!
Today, the Fairtrade Leaders lead an assembly on Fairtrade to the rest of the school. They spoke about the importance of supporting Fairtrade products which in turn helps those farmers around the world get a fair share for their goods produced.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines
This week’s home learning:
TTRs – please log on and increase your recap speed of your timestables. There is always room to improve!!
Mathletics: I have reassigned some children the activities that were set last week. This week the focus is on fractions and completing a short assessment (in number, geometry and measurement).
Reading – read for 20 minutes daily
Spag.com- complete the activity set