Summer 1 Week 6

This week we have been focusing on London. We read a book called Miles in London who visited many places. The children learnt about the different landmarks in London and wrote about where they would like to visit. They made postcards about a trip to London, letters to King Charles and drew maps of the different places to visit in London. The children made Big Ben, the London Aquarium, the Natural History Museum  from boxes.

Outside, the children have been acting as teachers. They have been teaching phonics, taking the register and writing comments about good behaviour. The children have been very good teachers! Then they had fun in the puddles, making bubbles.

In Religion, the children learnt about Pentecost. They acted out the story in groups, they made fire using blow painting to represent the fire and made kites to represent the wind. The children made birthday cards and birthday cakes to celebrate the birthday of the church. Some children retold the story in a story map.

On Tuesday afternoon, the children took part in different prayer stations led by the Year 6 children. The children were wonderful throughout.

In Maths, the children have continued learning about 2D shapes. They made pictures out of different 2D shapes. Then we learnt about 3D shapes and the children learn the names of cube, cuboid, cylinder, pyramid and sphere. They identified everyday objects that are 3D shapes.

It was lovely to see some of you at The International Evening. Thank you for donating lovely food.

In Ten Ten, we learnt about what to do in an emergency and the people who can help us. We talked about when we need to call 999. Please practise the children’s address with them (door number and road) so they know if they have to make a call to 999.

On Friday, the children celebrated their first Mass with the school. I was proud of how well they sat and joined in with the prayers and singing.

I have attached a copy of the children’s house colours. They will need the t-shirt for Sports Day and for Year 1 PE.  Reception House Groups

Have a wonderful half term!

Mrs Carey and the Early Years Team

Friday 24th May, 2024

This week was Spirituality Week, a special week in which the class, along with the rest of the school, participated in various activities aimed at fostering stillness and connection with themselves, nature, and God. We thank Miss Donatantonio for her hard work in preparing these wonderful activities for the children which they have thoroughly enjoyed and thank the Year 6 children who lead the prayer station activities.

Click here to see some of the photos from the week.

This week we have had a past student, Ruby, on work experience in our class.  The children have enjoyed having her  support during their class work and during their morning and lunchtime breaks.

On Wednesday it was lovely to see so many children attend the international Pentecost celebration.  Thank you so much to the parents in Year 3 who prepared a dish to celebrate their culture for the rest of us to enjoy!

In Maths the children have continued their work on time in reading time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute.  They have also been working on telling and writing the time from an analogue clock.  This has included being able to use Roman numerals from I to XII. If you have any opportunities during the half-term to revisit this work with your child that would be wonderful!

In PE the children have continued to practise their running, throwing and jumping skills for our forth coming Sports Day and today we celebrated our Feast Day with a lovely mass followed by a refreshing ice lolly. Thank you to Matilda and Ayrabella who brought up the offertory during mass.

Well done also goes out to those children in our class who took part in the Oakmere Mini Marathon!  The children returned to school delighted with their efforts. We are so proud of them.

 

Wishing you and your families a wonderful half term break.

 

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines

 

Summer 1 Week 5

This week has been about the story Oi! Get off our Train. The children have been learning about endangered animals and writing what animals they would have on their train and where they would go. They have been making posters to tell people about endangered animals. The children have been making trains using a variety of resources. The story travels through different seasons and the children have been making pictures of the difference seasons. We listened to Pope Francis’ letter called Laudato Si then we discussed all the things we already do to build a better world.

Outside, the children have made a train station and a train and have been talking about the different journeys we make on trains. They have taken on roles as train drivers, ticket collectors and passengers.

The children found lots of snails and slugs in the playground and made a home for them.

 

In Maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes. The children have been naming 2D shapes, learning that shapes do not change when you rotate them. The children have been making pictures out of shapes and identifying the shapes of real life objects.

In assembly, the children presented flames of the things they will do to try to be a Pentecost person. We talked about our Mission Prayer that we say every day and how we can use those words to be a Pentecost person.

 

Next week we are learning about London. If your child has been on a trip to somewhere in London and you have a photo, please send it in. If you have a photo of your child on a bus or a train, please send it in.

Children need to bring sunhats into school each day.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mrs Carey and the Early Years Team

Friday 10th May, 2024

The highlight of this week we feel was the May Procession on Monday morning.  The children took part in the procession with the rest of the school while the sun shone down.  Thank you for your flower donations; the Peace garden was filled with beautiful flower scents and a stunning eye-catching array of vibrant colours.

In Maths the children have continued to focus on formal short multiplication with the emphasis on the format and understanding what is happening and why at each stage of the procedure. They have coped well with this.  They completed the Crooked Multiplication Game with excitement today. Perhaps you can play this game with them at home as well!  Our  speeches about plastic pollution are now complete. Next week we will be editing them. In PE, the focus was on familiarising themselves with the game of cricket and the roles of the players in the game.  Each group member experienced the role of the batter, back stop and fielder. Our Geography learning about climate extended to the flora and fauna of locations. Year 3 matched up the types of animals and plants they would expect to see in a range of climates. In RE the children learnt that The Ascension was when Jesus returned to heaven and what this means for us all in our lives today.  On Thursday the class attended OLSV for the Feast of the Ascension and sang beautifully throughout the mass. Thank you to Tara and Solomon who participated in the offertory.  On this feast day, the children who received their First Holy Communion last weekend received the Body of Christ at Mass and they did so with such reverence.

Myself, Mrs Lines and Mrs Vieyra will be thinking of the children this weekend who will be receiving their First Holy Communion and wish them many congratulations.

May they always feel the presence of Jesus in their life and be blessed with peace, love, and happiness.

 

Well done and congratulations also goes to the children who took part in the football tournament this week: Mikey, Ayrabella, Fabio, Lucas, Louis, Joseph, Hugo and Iustin.  They played with such teamwork and supported each other throughout!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Mathletics

TTRs

Spellings on Spellingshed

 

Summer 1 Week 4

On Tuesday, the children were fantastic during our May Procession. The children walked in silence and were reverent when placing their flowers around Mary.

This week, we read the book The Naughty Bus. The children made buses using boxes and we made a big bus outside by painting it red and adding wheels. The children had a great time driving or travelling on the bus and talking about where they were going. The children have been writing about places they would go to on a bus. They made road signs to add to our playground to tell people how to stay safe when travelling on a road. The children have been driving cars with numicon pieces on and matching them to the right house or parking space.

In Maths, we have been subtracting. The children have learnt that subtracting is taking away. They have demonstrated their understanding using buttons on a shirt, counters and jumping backwards on a number line. We have been singing lots of songs where we find one less.

In Religion, we listened to the story of the Ascension and the children acted the story out. We thought about how the disciples felt and showed different expressions on our face to show our feelings. The children drew Jesus and connected him to clouds to show him going back to heaven.

 

Please remember water bottles and sunhats.

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mrs Carey and The Early Years Team

Year 6 Week Beginning 29.4.24

Another busy week has flown by in Year 6!

The children have continued to work hard this week and in Maths, have been revising the topic measures, using both the metric and imperial systems. They have also been completing work on statistics, as well as daily arithmetic work. The busy timetable has also been punctuated with fun activities, such as learning how to make origami and meeting up with their Reception reading partners.

Sadly, the May Procession didn’t take place as planned today, due to the weather; it has now been rescheduled for next Tuesday morning.

Home learning this week is:

Reading comprehension

Maths measures

Please revise all the SPaG definitions given to you previously and try your best to commit them to memory.

Please also have a practice of this hymn that we are hoping to sing for next Thursday’s Ascension Mass (lyrics below).

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Pemberton

1. One sacrifice of Christ,
one throne above the heavens.
Christ has risen as he said,
and will come to wake the dead.
Christ will return to set us free.

One sacrifice of love,
one message for the nations:
Jesus suffered, died and rose,
and ascended to the throne.
Christ will return to save the world.

2. One gaze we lift above,
where Love was drawn to heaven.
We stand watchful through the night
for our King to come in light,
heirs to the glory of the Lamb.

One mighty Word of truth:
Christ did arise in triumph.
Now he sits upon the throne;
God’s right hand is he alone.
Christ reigns in splendour over all.

3. One banquet richly set
for all God’s holy people.
We will dine in joy and peace,
and our song will never cease,
praising the Lamb upon the throne.

One shout of joy we raise,
one voice in exaltation.
For in glory Christ has gone,
and in hope we now are drawn
to one sacrifice of Christ,
one sacrifice of Christ.

Summer 1 Week 3

This week we have been learning about Superheroes. The children have been working in our Superhero Headquarters to help save people, catch the baddies and persuade them to be good. They have been demonstrating wonderful writing skills by writing telephone messages and writing about their mission. The children have also been demonstrating their speaking and listening skills in our outdoor shop. In class, we have been writing about what super power we would have if we were a superhero, writing speech bubbles for the trapped vegetables in the story Supertato and making wanted posters for the evil pea. Then we thought about real life superheroes like our parents, police, nurses and doctors and many more.

The children have made masks, cuffs and capes to help them with their role has superheroes. They have designed their own superheroes and made them. We have been comparing the weight of different vegetables. We talked about how important it is to eat vegetables and we learnt the name of a leek and a courgette. They learnt how to cut some vegetables and used them to print pictures,

In Maths, we have been counting to 100, focusing on how the numbers changes to a new ten. I am impressed with how great the children are at counting.

In Religion, we have been talking about how we are all part of God’s family and how God loves us just like all our family do. The children made pictures of their family and talked about how important they are to them.

Thank you to Eva’s mum for sending in Greek biscuits for their Easter!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey and The Early Years Team

Summer 1 Week 3

Our new Geography topic is all about the village of Kampong Ayer in Brunei. This week, we have located it on the map and learnt that it is a water village. We have also compared the housing there to that in Potters Bar, and built our own water village using Lego. Next week, we will be investigating it’s climate and comparing it to the UK’s climate.


We have learnt about Pentecost  in RE this week and how we can spread God’s messages through our actions.

In Art we have revised the primary and secondary colours by mixing the primary colours blue, yellow and red. Did you know that when you mix red and yellow together, you make orange. When you mix red and blue together, you make purple and when you ix blue and green together, you make green!

Please remember: our May procession has been moved to Tuesday, 7th May! You are all welcome! Year 2 are also walking to the Church on Thursday for Mass; please make sure the children have waterproof coats/jackets as the weather seems quite unpredictable at the moment.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Please read and complete the Maths learning sent home today.

Friday 26th April 2024

Amongst all the learning that occurred this week in Year 3, a special Bible was brought into school by Archie. Finding this beautiful book amongst other household objects, has certainly excited Archie’s family and the class!  Over the last few days, allowing us to keep the bible in school, Archie has been explaining the Bible’s history. The children have been very lucky to have handled a book with so much history.  Thank you to Archie and the Cornwall family  for allowing us to examine this precious book.

In Maths this week, the children have continued learning about fractions and carried out many problem solving activities to deepen their understanding. In English, we have started our unit on persuasive writing based on Stella and the Seagull.  Yesterday, Year 3 worked on their persuasion skills by trying to come up with reasons as to why they should be able to stay up later. I’ve heard some of them tried to use their ideas at home! In Geography, we have been learning about the world’s climate zones. Using climate maps alongside political maps, the children located what sorts of climates different countries have.

In PE, the children have begun to look at Cricket as a summer sport. On Wednesday, the children practised their throwing skills by throwing a tennis ball towards a target and ‘the batter’ having a go at hitting it.  Well done children!

Have a restful weekend

 

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning

Mathletics

Spellings and SPaG activity on spellinghshed

Summer 1 Week 2

This week our focus was George and The Dragon. We read the story of St George and the children thought about how they could get rid of a dragon. The children made flags for St George’s Day. We looked at maps and globes and found England on them. The children made shields and swords using card and tinfoil. We displayed lots of wonderful independent writing in our class. On Thursday, the children made dragons using different materials. Using boxes, lego and blocks, the children made castles. The children designed their own dragons and labelled their pictures with words.

 

In Maths, we have been learning about numbers 11-20. The children have been counting to 20 and counting objects to 20. We have been using tens frames to demonstrate that 11 is 10 and 1 more and 12 is 10 and 2 more. The children have been playing games, making prints with numicon and stamps to show this. Please practise counting objects to 20 at home.

In Religion we listened to the story The Road to Emmaus. We discussed how Jesus was kind to his friends and showed them love. We thought of ways we can show love and kindness in the classroom and at home.

In Phonics, we are revising the Phase 3 sounds. Please continue to practise these at home and practise reading and spelling the tricky words.

Thank you for the lovely photos around Potters Bar, if you have not sent one in please send it in next week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Carey and the Early Years Team