Week 5

We began the week with an assembly to begin Spirituality Week. The theme was ‘Meeting Jesus’ The children placed a host on a large host to create a lovely display showing We are one Body. On Monday we created a dance with a song about being with Jesus. On Tuesday we went into the hall and took part in different activities, reflecting on being with Jesus and talking to Jesus. On Wednesday we looked at a picture of Jesus on a train and discussed what the picture was telling us.

 

On Tuesday morning we were all excited but shocked to see a crime scene in our classroom. Mummy bear’s bowl of porridge has gone missing and a chair had been knocked over. The children were fantastic at looking for evidence and interviewing adults in the school. After a hard day of work the children solved the problem and managed to get a confession. After listening to Mrs Theo’s story, we realised it was an accident. Mummy Bear’s bowl of porridge is back in the class. We have some great detectives in the class!

On Friday it was lovely to welcome you all into the class to enjoy your child’s learning.

Whole School Home Learning – St Paul

Find out about St Paul, one of the leaders of the first generations of Christians who spread the word

about Christianity. Pope Paul VI chose to be named after this saint.

Create one piece of learning from your research; here are some ideas of ways you can present your findings.

  • Make a fact file about his life.
  • Retell one of many stories about his life, for example his conversion on the road to Damascus
  • Create a piece of art work about St Paul,for example sketch a drawing of him or paint a picture of one of the stories of his life.
  • Draw a map of the journeys of St Paul.
  • Make a poster about St Paul.
  • Make a scroll copying out one of his letters.
  • Interpret some of his writing using art, for example, interpret his writings about the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
  • Create a model of an object that could be used as a symbol of St Paul, for example, a horse, a tent, a scroll.

These are some suggestions but you may have your own ideas and we look forward to sharing your learning. Bring your creations into school during the first week back and by Friday 7th June 2019 at the latest.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey

 

Week 4

This week we have been learning about plants in Science. We went on a walk around the school to see what plants we could see.

We made and labelled our own plants. The children enjoyed getting our class garden ready to plant some sunflowers.

In Religion we acted out the story of the Ascension.

In English the children have written some excellent invitations to

Cinderella’s ball. Also they have been using fantastic adjectives to

describe Cinderella in their wanted posters.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey

Week 3

Today we took part in a beautiful procession to remember Our Lady. The children placed flowers around Mary in our Peace Garden.

In class we took part in  an Act of Worship thinking about Mary then we made crowns with flowers.

The children loved developing their mapping skills. They worked in pairs to follow a map to find different flags in the playground. Great teamwork!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Week 2

The week began with a talk on how to look after pets. The children shared great ideas and listened well.

In Maths we continued adding numbers using Think 10. The children have worked practically to show when we are adding, we make 10 first and then add on the rest. This helps us when we add mentally.

In English we have been learning the story The Little Red Hen. The children learnt actions to retell the story and then in groups they made story maps to sequence the story.

On Wednesday we had our first swimming lesson. I was so proud of the children! They got dressed quickly and listened well to the swimming teachers.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Carey

 

Summer Term Week 1

I hope you had a lovely holiday. It was great to see the children back!

The children’s Easter gardens look wonderful! They are all in our international garden if you would like to look at their amazing creations.

We began the week by listening to the story of the Resurrection from Luke’s Gospel. The children wrote wonderful poems about the story. The children enjoyed an arts and crafts afternoon, we made butterflies and then went into Reception and made colourful eggs.

In Maths we have been adding numbers to 10 using ‘Think 5’. The children worked really well in groups to solve a problem involving position and direction.

On Tuesday it was St George’s Day. We learnt about St George and wrote some facts files. The children made flags of England. On Friday the children led the assembly about St George. They were fantastic!

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 12

What a great term we have had in Year 1! The children have been

working very hard!

On Tuesday KS1 lead a Act of Worship, the children were very

thoughtful and reverent. We were very proud of them.

In English, we have been learning about poetry. We read some lovely poems and identified the features in each of the poems. The children wrote lovely poems describing different animals.  The children enjoyed playing games to revise the ue and ew sounds.

In Maths, we have been solving lots of problems. We have been using the skills we have learnt to help us to solve word problems.

This week we have been reading the story of Good Friday. The children looked closely at a picture and discussed what they could see and how it made them feel. Then they drew the picture themselves, thinking about how the people looked.

Year 1 will begin swimming next term. It begins on the second Wednesday.

On Friday 26th April, Year 1 will be doing an assembly.

 

Have a fantastic holiday!

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 11

We have had a fun week of learning! In Maths we have been ordering the days of the week and the months of the year. We have enjoyed singing songs to help us to remember them. Please continue to practise at home.

 

In English we have been adding the suffixes ed and ing to words and writing sentences. We had fun playing bingo with the new words we had made and matching pairs.

On Monday, we were excited to see a table set up for a feast. We retold the story of the Last Supper through role play. We had bread and juice and thought about how Jesus and his disciples felt. Then we sequenced the photos of our role play and retold the story. We also did some lovely artwork to show the story of the Last Supper.

 

On Wednesday, Mr Friedlander from Dame Alice Owen did some scientific investigations with us. First we investigated how boats float. We started with a ball of plasticine and tested whether or not it floated. Then we reshaped the plasticine into the shape of a boat. Then we tested our new boats and they floated! We also mixed water with sugar and food colouring to make a rainbow in a bottle. The children observed very closely and describe what happened using scientific vocabulary.

Homework—Mathletics: Days of the Week and Months of the Year.

Spelling—ue and ew sounds

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Mrs Carey

 

 

Week 10

This week we have been  learning about the story of the Entry in to Jerusalem. We acted out the story and enjoyed watching  ourselves on the video clip. We looked at the different Gospel writers and recognised that Luke’s story did not include palms.  We read Luke’s story and we retold the story in our own words.

In Numeracy we have been comparing the length and weight of different objects. We have been using different resources to measure and compare.

In English we have been identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives in sentences. Please look for these words in your reading books.

The children love voting for the book they want to read at the end of each day!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 9

We have had a wonderful week of learning! To begin Science week, we made rockets and learnt about the scientist Mae Jemison. She was the first African-American woman to go into space. We have been learning about lots of different journeys and how we travel. On Celebration morning, we made paper aeroplanes and helicopters with our parents. We loved the skittle investigation, watching all the colours travel across the plate.

In Religion we have been looking at the journey though Lent. We made beautiful hearts to remember Jesus. We have been learning about the stations of the cross and what each station means. On Wednesday, we learnt about how we can show our love to each other. We sang songs and prayed with Michael.

In Maths we have been learning about 3D shapes and sorting them into different groups. We have been looking at real life objects and identifying what shape they are.

We have continued with the story The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon. The children planned and wrote their own stories of the dish and the spoon’s adventures in their homes or our school. They got up to lots of mischief!

In PE we watched the Honda advert of different parts of the car moving. We performed a dance of different movements in a sequence.

Thank you to all the parents for coming to the celebration morning, we hope you enjoyed it. Well done to the great Irish dancers in our class!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Carey

Week 8

What a wonderful week we have had!  In Maths we have identifying and describing 2D shapes. We sorted shapes into groups according to their properties.

We have continued reading The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon. The children have written wonderful wanted posters and a diary recount.

On Thursday it was World Book Day. All of the children looked fantastic in their costumes and they enjoyed describing their characters. We talked about how important it is to read regularly. We played pass the book. Can you think of the most unusual places to read? Take a photo reading in an usual place and send it in.

After reading the story The Scarecrows Wedding, we made scarecrows.  We used wooden spoons, different materials and straw. The scarecrows look great!

Our class garden is looking wonderful. What amazing gardeners we have in the class! The children planted the beautiful plants that you sent in. Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey