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Week 7: 20th October

The half-term has arrived and this week has been a really busy one with lots of work on our chosen focus country Egypt for One World Week.  It was lovely to see so many of you this morning at our harvest assembly and afterwards in class.

We started the week using picture prompts to help us use description, action, dialogue and rhetorical questions to write some interesting short pieces.  Our Egyptian spellings for the week showed how the children earned stickers by spelling such words as pyramid, hieroglyphics, mummification…!

In Maths we used hieroglyphics to help calculate answers and write our own number sentences.  We baked ‘Cleopatra’s Palace Bread’……..using honey and dried fruit.  Did you sample some when you came today?

The children created their own Egyptian jewellery, created 3D dangling camels, cartoush art and this afternoon had an opportunity to create 3D Egyptian art.

Have a restful half-term.
Miss Varga and Mrs McNamara

 

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Year 2 Blog Week 7

One World Week- China

When all the people live peacefully in the world, we bring about God’s Kingdom.

It has been a wonderful week of learning in Year 2. Well done to everyone in Year 2 for their wonderful projects on China! We have enjoyed learning all about this wonderful country!  In maths we have been looking at tangrams. A tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle where you make pictures using mathematical shapes. The children enjoyed creating some different animals.

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In English we looked at The Willow Pattern story. The children decorated plates with the willow pattern designs and produced some wonderful retellings.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls were on the menu and the children washed their hands, rolled up their sleeves, put on their aprons and whipped up these tasty treats.

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Thank you for your generous donations for the Harvest assembly. It was great to see so many of you at our celebration morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy the half term!

Ms Davey

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Week 5: 6th October

This week we have been doing a lot of writing….adding a new chapter to our Dilemma story of Lost and Stolen.  Today the children have been doing role play as part of developing the characters within their writing. Also in grammar we looked at the use of direct speech and how to add this to enhance our skills further.

In RE we have been continuing with our focus on Initiation, learning about the importance of Baptism, The Eucharist and Confirmation and what words, actions and symbols are used in these sacraments.

The children also looked at designing a new web page for our school website with the focus on welcoming.  They worked really well and the results were amazing. We hope to show them to Mrs Heymoz next week to ask for her opinion.

The Friday Rosary started today led by our Liturgy Leaders and some of the Y4 children attended it which was lovely to see.

Have a lovely weekend.

Homework Link October 6th Home Learning

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Meet Our Year 6 Reading Partners

On Friday, we met our Year 6 Reading Partners and had lots of fun getting to know them! Some of the Reception children were a little camera shy and decided not to pose for a picture. Look closely and you will probably see them playing in the background!

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Lesley Bills

Foundation Governor appointed by Westminster Diocese.  Currently on School Improvement Committee.  No pecuniary interest. No relatives on staff.

Steve O’Keeffe

Steve O’Keeffe

I have a very strong bond with the school having attended the school in the early 70s and now find myself following in the foot steps of my father who was also a governor at the school. Many of my relatives have attended the school and I have two children currently within the school family. 

I am delighted to have served as governor from early 2017 enabling support ,oversight and governance to the senior school leaders.

I am a senior manager within the public services and bring a strategic view point to the role. My aim is to support the staff in  providing a safe ,supportive, fun and challenging environment where our children can flourish and reach their full potential.

I have a particular focus on safeguarding our children and have significant professional experience to achieve this.

I believe parents, governors, teachers, staff,  volunteers and the children all have a vested interest and responsibility in making the school even better by working together cohesively with a common purpose.

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Year 2 Blog Week 2

It has been a busy week of learning in Year 2. In maths we have been looking at number and place value. The children used different resources to help them recognise the value of each digit in 2 and 3 digit numbers. There were plenty of resourceful beavers in Year 2 this week.

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Year 2 had their first P.E. session with Mr Duggan this week. The children worked on their coordination  and ball skills. It was lots of fun!

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To celebrate Roald Dahl Day the children created bookmarks of their favourite Roald Dahl characters.  We had a great array of characters -Matilda, Billy, George, The BFG, Charlie, Willy Wonka, Danny and of course Fantastic Mr. Fox!IMG_0141

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What a Wonderful Week

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What a wonderful week

The children have made a wonderful start to their year 3 journey and it has been a pleasure to welcome them back. The week started with a reflective prayer circle, where we shared our hopes and feelings about the new academic year.

In maths they have been working hard to solve place value problems, uing their knowledge of expanded form (partitioning ) to create number riddles.

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In English they have completed adjective hunts as well handwriting activities based around the book ‘The day the Crayons quit.’ Next week they will be writing letters and taking part in role play activities on this book.

In PE the children have taken part in problem solving and team building activities – they have shown fantastic cooperation skills and had lots of fun helping each other – what wonderful ants!

They have written wonderful welcome letters to Fr Shaun, which I’m sure he will enjoy reading. I am also pleased that they have risen to their classroom jobs – well done minions! ☺ In science they have started the topic ‘Rocks and Soils’, it has been interesting to find out what they already know about this topic and what they’d like to find out. They have also been introduced to our topic ‘The Stone Age.’ Can you find out a fascinating fact about the Stone Age people to share next week?

We have made birthday cards for each other and are enjoying our class book  Sophie in the Saddle written by Dick King-with.

Friendly Reminders and information:

  • Home learning and reading books/records will be sent home next Friday. Please continue to read with your child this week. They each have a library book.
  • Please ensure children have their PE kits with them on Monday.
  • Children do not need a pencil case in Y3. Equipment is proved in class.
  • On Tuesday 12th is our meet the parents meeting from 3pm – 3.30pm in our class. I look forward to seeing many of you there. I will post the PowerPoint next week on our blog for those that can not attend.
  • Wednesday 13th is Roald Dahl day, if you have a Roald Dahl book at home please could your child bring it in with them.

A busy week I’m sure you’ll agree!

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss Pringle

Y3 hall of fame

Here are photos of the childrens learning that they have proudly chosen to share with you. They hope you enjoy celebrating their learning with them.

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Year 6 – 07/07/17

This week began with a trip to Dame Alice Owen School, where the children had the opportunity to experience what science in secondary school might look like. They enjoyed using the Bunsen burners in one of the labs, and they also had a session in the library to find out what’s involved in carrying out scientific research. Many thanks to Ms Chandler for organising this.

Tuesday saw a Moving On Day, brought to us by Act 4. We spent the day at the church, and the children engaged in activities which got them thinking about the next stage in their lives as they move up to secondary school.

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As a follow-on from Monday’s visit to Dame Alice Owen, past pupils from Pope Paul – who are now at DAO – came to talk to Y6. The session began with current Y7 pupils presenting a recent science project to the class, and ended with a Q&A time about science at DAO and transition to secondary school. It was a real insight into the exciting things to come at secondary school in September!

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