Entries by Margaret Joyce

Week Beginning 21.9.20

The children have completed their first full week of school and it’s safe to say that we had some very tired children by hometime today! It has been a wonderful week of learning. The children have been very busy focussing on the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddel. This lovely tale is about three baby […]

Assembly 25th September 2020

Dear Parents, Today in our assembly we have been thinking about St. Vincent de Paul. As we get ready to celebrate the feast of St. Vincent this Sunday we reflect on how St. Vincent taught us to help the poor and to give with love. Please watch the video below for the presentation of this […]

Autumn 1 Week 4

This week, we completed our end of unit writing for our ‘Who am I?’ English topic. The children wrote descriptions of themselves and thought deeply about who they are. I was really impressed with the final outcome. Our maths learning has continued to focus on place value. We have added and subtracted 10, 100, 1000 […]

Week 4

Another fun week in Year 1! In Maths we have been doubling numbers using resources and many can answer doubles mentally. We have been solving problems involving doubles. Also we have been subtracting numbers using number lines, counters and counting back in our heads. We read the book Plenty of Love to go Around. The […]

Friday, 25th September 2020

Although the nice weather has left us for now, Year 4 had another busy week and used the outdoors when possible. In Maths, children consolidated their understanding of numbers by regrouping them flexibly and later looked at number magnitude, thinking about the relative size of 3 and 4 digit numbers. In English, we have consolidated […]

Year 2 Week 3

It has been a busy week of learning in Year 2! In religion this week we have been learning about the Sacraments of Initiation. The children looked at the symbols for Baptism, The Eucharist and Confirmation. Inspired by stained glass windows the children created some beautiful artwork. The children created some wonderful Popplets about the […]

Year 6 – 25/09/20

In Science this week, we continued learning about the human body by finding out about what blood consists of and the functions of the different components. The children made their own blood by using red beans as the red blood cells, dried peas as the white blood cells, rice and platelets and oil as plasma. […]

Week 4

This week we have practised adding and subtracting 10 from any number.  We have also continued working hard to learn our 3 time tables and our mental fluency. In English we have been writing expanded noun phrases, ready to use them in our narrative next week. During PE we have used our throwing, catching an […]

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception. It’s been a long time coming, but we are all finally together! The children have had a fantastic first week at Pope Paul School and have enjoyed exploring their new learning environment, learning new routines, getting to know staff and making new friends. The staff have been amazed at how well they […]

Autumn 1 Week 3

We have made the most of the fantastic weather this week and got outside for some of our lessons. For Science, we went in search of wildlife on our school grounds and tried to determine what stage of its life cycle the creature was in. Our weekly mindfulness task gave us the opportunity to take […]