19th July, 2019

This week we watched in awe at the wonderful music concerts: Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon!

Well done to: Heston(cello), Emily and Dejon (piano) and Megan, Mathias, Patrycja, Bella, Ava (singing) who performed in front of their parents, Mrs Heymoz and the children from Year 3 and 4.  Their confidence has grown so much over the year and we look forward to seeing them perform in the new academic year.

Here are the photos from the Violin concert with Mrs Rodgers:

On Thursday we ventured out to St Albans amid the rain and had a lovely day finding out more about the Romans.  Thank you to Thomas’ mum and Mrs Moccia who volunteered to assist us on the day.

Summer 2 Week 6

Congratulations to all the children for their efforts on sports day and thank you for coming along to support and enjoy a picnic with us on the day.

We have been busy in the vegetable gardens this week, harvesting our potatoes and onions. They were delicious!

There will not be any more home learning set this year but please note that reading scheme and library books must be returned next week.

Miss Pringle

Reception- Summer 2 Week 6

It has been another very busy week in Reception class!

The children have spent lots of time getting to know their new teacher, Mrs Carey and exploring their new classroom, as part of our planned Year 1 transition program.

The highlight of the week was the Sports Day and family picnic. The children began the day by joining in with the warm up dance to the song ‘Cheerleader’ with the rest of the school.

This was followed by the running race, throwing and jumping competition, egg and spoon race and the penalty shoot out!

Thank you for supporting the children; we hope you enjoyed the morning.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer

12th July, 2019

This week – what a lot of things took place!

On Monday the children had their second transition session with Mrs Lines in the Year 5 classroom. Tuesday saw a fantastic effort from all at our Sports Day….well done to Alexis, Patrycja, Emilia, Natalie and Aisling who assisted in leading the Sports Day dance!  Thank you to Meaghan’s dad and Ava’s dad who assisted us at the football station and to Zackary’s sister who took photos of the children during the standing jump and shot put stations.  Thanks also goes to Angelo and Bella who took photographs too!

Do not forget to reply re the class trip to St Alban’s which is taking place next Thursday, 19th July.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

05/07/19 – Year 6 Production

Wow Year 6! You well and truly outdid yourselves last night! That was a phenomenal performance of We Go Together, with each of you acting, singing and dancing your hearts out. Thank you for giving it your everything and for putting on an unforgettable night. I will certainly always remember that performance.

Summer 2 Week 5

It has been a very busy week in Year 5! The main highlight had to be our Pilgrimage to Aylesford Priory. On arrival, we were given a tour by a Carmelite Friar where we saw beautiful chapels and peaceful surroundings. Fr Francis spoke about the history of the friary and pointed out a stone that had been blessed by St Paul VI. After our tour, we took part in mass. The children sang beautifully and were reverent throughout. It was then time for lunch where we could enjoy the beautiful weather. Our final activity of the day saw us thinking about our house saints as leaders, and how year 5 could use their example to lead the school in Year 6. The children behaved wonderfully and were commended by a member of the public who was visiting. Well done, Year 5. We would like to thank Michael for visiting us during the week to prepare for our visit and reflect on it after. We would also like to thank Fr Shaun for organising the pilgrimage.

This afternoon we were visited by science ambassadors from Dame Alice Owen’s school. We took part in practical investigations that taught us about what conditions in space are like and how we protect ourselves from UV rays.

Well done to our guitarists who performed for us this morning. It is always wonderful to hear the progress they are making.

 

There is no home learning this week. I hope to see you all at the strawberry fayre.

 

Mrs Lines

Summer 2 Week 5

We have been keen gardeners this week, ensuring our potatoes and sunflowers are watered and weeded. We have also created Bible Story Boxes in D&t and used them to retell the parable of the Good Samaritan. Sadly we said goodbye to Miss Rolle on Wednesday but we wish her well in her first teaching post this September.

No home learning has been set across the school this week – we hope you enjoy the Strawberry Fayre.

Summer 2, Week 4

This week has been full of investigations, starting with two detectives visiting our school to help us investigate and solve a crime. We learnt how to take and analyse fingerprints. We also learnt about graphology (handwriting analysis) and that the police have the sole of every shoe made in the UK. The class worked brilliantly together and used the evidence to successfully convict Mrs McNamara!

We have also estimated and  investigated weight – converting grams and kilograms. In science we have been learning about our skeleton and muscles. Today we made predictions about the relationship between our height and the distance we can jump,we then investigated this and will be analyzing the results on a graph next week.

Thank you for the junk modelling materials, we will start our models next week so please keep sending the donations coming in.

We are also enjoying reading to reception and are looking forward to planting our sunflower seeds in our class garden.

Home Learning:

spelling – experience, famous, favourite, guard, guide, height, imagine, knowledge, library, material, medicine, mention.

Reading – Please read with your child and ask them to write their own reflections about what they have read in their reading records.

Maths – We are ng about grams and kilograms at the moment and it would be great if you could estimate, weigh or cook with your child to apply these skills.

 

 

Summer 2 Week 3

This week the children have written and illustrated wonderful poems about The Iron Man.

We have explored food types and how to keep healthy in Science and in Topic we have learnt about and created our own Egyptian Cartouche’s.

The children have also been learning what it means to be virtuous in RE and have carried out good deeds in other classes, including reading to reception and making book marks for everyone in year 4.

It was lovely to see so many people at the Adoration Mass on Friday, the children were very reverent.

Next week we will be making models and collages of The Iron Man – if possible please could your child bring in a cardboard box or tube as well as some newspaper. Thank you in advance.

Have a restful weekend,

Miss Pringle

 

Home Learning:

Spelling – Homophones

heel, heal, he’ll, pane, pain, reign, rain, rein, plain, plane, grown, groan.

Reading 

Please hear your child read and sign their reading records.

Spag.com 

Please complete the task set online by Wednesday

 

 

14th June, 2019

This week the children have continued with their Roman Topic looking at why the Romans invaded Britain and learning about Boudica.  They have studied sources of evidence about her and have made excellent interpretations of what she may have looked like.

In Maths, the children have continued to focus on the 12 and 24 hour time notation using the stimulus of completing a Tarsia puzzle.  I was delighted by their patience and resilience in completing this tricky puzzle.  For some of the children they began to design their own Tarsia puzzle!

In RE the children focused on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit  and St Paul’s letter to the Galatians and how they can relate them to their life in school.

Homework this weekend:

Spellings, History on Boudica using sources of evidence and Maths (Multiplication).

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga