Friday, 24th June 2022

The children in Year 4 this week spent some times outdoors identifying plant life growing on our school grounds. They used terminology to categorise their findings such as stem, leaf, petal, flower, fruit, bark, twig, etc. In Maths, the class finished their short unit of time, calculating unknown start and finish times using duration and converting between units of time. Later in the week, they moved on to identifying, comparing and ordering angles using benchmarks, such as right angles. In English, they have written their engaging final pieces in their explanation text unit, giving details about their ‘crazy inventions’. They edited their writings and published them in neat. In RE, we looked at the characters and the settings of the Good Samaritan story, using maps and historical details about people from that era. In art, the class created illustrations to go with our class story, Stitch Head, using pastel crayons and paint. We played rounders in PE. In History, the children looked at how life was different in Tudor times depending on social class and extended that learning by looking at everyday activities, fashion, food, education, etc.

A letter was sent home yesterday about next week’s class trip and the event was also set up on SchoolComms, so please make sure to give consent online and decide on lunch options as soon as possible. Thank you!


Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning bellow:

Home Learning Due by Tuesday, 28th June 2022
Spelling Spelling Rule 31 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – me- to op-


Please complete 2 activities and update your reading logs.

Project Please complete your Tudor house projects and be ready to present them next week. Please see information in previous blogs.


Summer 2 Week 3

In Year 2 this week, the children have created their own monsters and written descriptions of them. They have also written a letter warning a child not to take a monster to school. Next week they will be planning and writing a story about a monster coming to Pope Paul School! They will need to include descriptive language, conjunctions and interesting sentence starters to engage the reader.

In Maths, the children have been learning about symmetry . They have investigated which 2D shapes have lines of symmetry and used mirrors to help them reflect a pattern across a mirror line, creating symmetrical pictures.

In swimming, the children learnt about the meaning of different flags at beaches and swimming pools. They also learnt what do if they fall into open water and how to save someone else.

The children have also enjoyed tending to the gardens and playing lots of tennis and badminton at playtime.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

English – Please think about what trouble a monster might cause at school and how the children might teach the monster how to behave. Bring an A4 piece of paper with ideas (not a whole story) on, that can be used to support their story writing in class. For example would they; Chase the teachers? Eat all the pizza? Teach the children to roar/fly/breath fire? Break all the chairs? Smash the jungle gym? Climb/ Fly onto the roof? Make friends? Become a Y2 pupil or teacher at Pope Paul School?



Reception Week Beginning 13.6.22

What a busy week it has been!

This week was ‘Healthy Eating Week’, and Reception joined the rest of the school thinking about the big message this year, which was:

Eat well for you and the planet!

The children learnt about the importance of having a healthy diet and lifestyle and how to keep our bodies healthy, by exercising, staying clean and regularly brushing teeth properly. The children learnt about why the body needs protein and made their own healthy protein snack.

Our story focus this week ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, linked the healthy eating focus beautifully with our new topic, ‘The Hidden World in our Garden’. Through this book, the children not only continued to learn about foods that are good for you, but they also about the lifecycle of a butterfly!

The highlight of the week was Reception’s first ever Sports Day. The children were absolutely fantastic, demonstrating their sports skills, listening skills and care and support for one another. Thank you to Josie for starting off each event so confidently!

This afternoon, the children took part in The Blessed Sacrament Procession. As usual, Reception made us all proud with their exemplary behaviour and reverence.

Happy Father’s Day to you all for Sunday; we hope you have lots of fun celebrating together in the sunshine.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team


Summer 2 Week 2

Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day and Healthy Eating Week this week.

Everyone tried their best and used their talents on sports day. It was great to welcome the parents to celebrate our sporting achievements and then share our learning environment with them afterwards.

As part of Healthy eating week, we have learnt about the importance of keeping fit and healthy though exercise and diet. Lisa, our head cook, explained to us that we need a mixture of different food types on our plate in order for us to have a balanced diet. We have also learnt the importance of drinking water, which foods keep us hydrated  and why we shouldn’t waste food.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home Learning


Maths – mathletic activities have been set.

Friday, 17th June 2022

This week, the children in Year 4 took part in lots of practical activities to think about healthy and active lifestyle as part of Healthy Eating Week.

On Tuesday, they participated in Sports Day with great enthusiasm displaying true team spirit and sportsmanship. Well done to all of them, especially St Bernadette’s house!

On Wednesday, the class looked at different energy sources gained from food, particularly at fibre. They considered the health benefits of fibre and looked at daily water intake, as well. Later in the day, they baked healthy muesli bars, using high fibre alternatives such as coconut oil, oat, wholemeal flour and dried fruits. They sweetened their muesli bars with honey.

On Friday, the children partook in the Blessed Sacrament Procession, walking down Baker Street with great reverence.

During the week, the children also sat their Multiplication Table Check tests. I am very proud of their achievements and the maturity with which they approached this nerve wrecking exam. All their hard work of learning their table payed off- Well done Year 4!

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning Due by 21st June 2022
Spelling Spelling Rule 30 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – i to ma-


Please complete 2 tasks and update your reading logs.

Study Ladder

Please log onto your account and access the assigned pod, which contain 4 activities all related to our current unit of ‘time’.

Project Please see blog from 2 weeks ago for details of the Tudor house project.


Friday 17th June, 2022

This week in Year 5 we have approached our Heathy Eating week with such energy!

Thank you to all the children in the class who brought into school a sample of their favourite fruits.  Once cut up, the class spent time tasting the wonderful colourful array of vegetables and fruit and alongside their prayer partners from Year One on Thursday afternoon, produced fruit kebabs to sample!

Sports Day, one of the most exciting days of the school year, took place on Tuesday afternoon.  After a successful warm up led by some of the children in Year 6, the children took part in the various sporting events ranging from running to shot put activities.  The class had fun and engaged in this physical activity experience.  Thank you to all the parents who came along to support them.


Home Learning:
Times table Rockstars

Friday 27th May 2022

We have come to the end of our half term and what a final day we had! The children looked wonderful in their Jubilee outfits and had a great day taking part in activities to celebrate. Thank you to Lisa, our school cook, for baking cakes for us all to share at the end of the day.

On Tuesday, Charlie Max, Monica and Sophie  took part in the Oakmere Mini Marathon.  Miss Pringle praised the children for their efforts.  Well done!

Our History focus for this week was to learn about how jubilees were different in the past. Year 5 were able to identify ways that celebrations are the same and how they have changed.

This week was also our annual Spirituality Focus and on Thursday after the Ascension Day Mass at Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church, the children took part in the stations that had been set up for them in the Main Hall. Well done to the class who were very respectful and involved in Fr Shaun’s homily…answering his questions and telling the congregation about the Ascension and other things.  A number of the parishioners came up to us after the mass to compliment the children on how they showed such reverence in Mass.  Well done Year 5! Thank you also to Macy and Finn who read for the mass clearly and articulately.  Thank you to Year 6 for leading the stations and helping Year 5 pray and reflect. Next year, Year 5 will be the ones to take on this role of responsibility and we can’t wait to see them rise to the occasion. We also created prayer cards for a Year 2 child. It was wonderful to meet with them and exchange our cards earlier today.

Click here to see photos from this week.

Have a wonderful half term

Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara


Home Learning

Please see the details of our whole school home learning in the newsletter.

Summer 1 Week 6

What a wonderful end to this half term we have had! The children looked fantastic in their Jubilee outfits and had a great day taking part in activities to celebrate.

Our History focus for this week was to learn who the Queen is, what her roles are and why we are having a jubilee celebration. In PE have learnt to serve in tennis and practised bowling and throwing accurately at the stumps in cricket. At the end of our swimming lesson on Wednesday we enjoyed a ‘fun swim!’

As part of Spirituality Week we planted wild flower seeds and created prayer cards for a Year 5 child. It was wonderful to meet with them and exchange our cards earlier today.  Click here for some photos of this special time with Year 5.

Have a wonderful half term

Miss Pringle

Home learning 

Please read over the holiday and collect small objects that could be used to make a wind chime.


Friday, 27th May 2022

Year 4 had yet another busy week to finish off this half term with.

Our main focus for the week was the Platinum Jubilee and children completed learning not only in History but through art and music. The class looked at 12 events from the Queen’s reign of 70 years and put them on a diamond sheet according to their significance. They thought about personal, local, national and global significance and argued how some of these events affected their own life. We also painted celebratory Jubilee plates as well as decorating Union Jack pinwheels. We learnt ‘Here’s to the Queen’- a celebratory song dedicated to the Platinum Jubilee, which the children performed beautifully during assembly.

On Thursday, 4 children from the class represented our school during the Oakmere Mini Marathon. Well done for Elsa, Lucy Lines, Eraldo and Panayiotis. We are proud of you!

The rest of the class attended Ascension Day Mass in the morning, where they sang beautifully and participated in the Service with great reverence and respect. Well done!

On Thursday, the children also participated in a Cricket Workshop where they tried ‘3 ball cricket’- a fast and very competitive game. What fun! After their session, the class took part in a lovely reflection as part of their Spirituality activities. The children also wrote prayers to a prayer partner in Year 1, which they gave out Friday afternoon.

They finished the week with a fantastic Jubilee day, dressing up to the theme of ‘Queens and Kings’, whilst eating their lunch in the decorated hall and having an afternoon snack on the field.

The children deserve a break now as they worked very hard this half term and again I couldn’t be more proud of their achievements! I wish you all a wonderful half term,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning Due by Monday, 4th July 2022
Reading Please keep up your reading over the half term and update your reading record when you have a chance.
Project Over the next 5 weeks, I would like the children to research Tudor housing and build a 3D model of a Tudor building. It doesn’t need to be big and all materials are allowed however I would encourage using ones that are recycled.

Please see below a few examples:



Year 4 Maths Division

Click on the link  to see the maths task for today.

Extra challenge:  click here