Week 12

We have had a busy week! We have been practising for our Christmas Play, thank you for sending in the children’s costumes. Keep practising the songs and dances over the weekend.

Each day we open our Advent calendar and focus on something good to do.

We all made Advent promises on stars and added them onto the display in the hall. The children have been very good at trying to follow their promises and we have had lots of Advent angels.

On Tuesday some of the children planted some trees donated by Sainsbury’s. Year 1 will look after these trees and watch them grow.  They planted two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel tree.

The children have written some fantastic shape poems about Winter


In PE we did Jungle Gymnastics, the children were thinking about the different movements that animals make. We had some excellent flamingos, tigers and giraffes.


See you on Wednesday at 9.30am for The Magic Jigsaw Puzzle.


Have a lovely weekend!


Mrs Carey


Week 12

This week was National Tree so we looked closely at the trees in our playground. We drew the trees and the leaves. Then we did some bark rubbings. We identified that one was a Willow tree and one  was a silver maple tree.

In Maths we have been counting backwards and subtracting. We have been using number cards, 100 squares and number lines to help us. Please practise counting backwards at home.

In English we have been using our senses to write some poems. We have been describing objects using great adjectives!

On Wednesday the children were very respectful at the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. They sat quietly and sang beautifully, showing respect. After the children wrote some beautiful prayers to Jesus.

In Religion we have been learning about the story the Visitation. The children acted out the story and made Mary and Elizabeth using different materials.

In History the children have been learning about old toys and comparing them with toys today. If you have any toys belonging to the children’s parents or grandparents, please send them in for our class display.

The children are doing well learning their songs and dances for our Christmas Play. Please send in their costumes by Wednesday 5th December.

Home Learning – Practise singing the Christmas songs.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Carey

Week 11

This week was our last week on the story Westlandia. The children have written a recount on a scene from the story. Their writing is wonderful showing their great understanding of the story.

In Gymnastics we made up different sequences with our partners and showed them to the class.

In Maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We have been using lots of resources to help us to investigate whether a number is odd or even. We have also learnt a song about Odd Todd and Even Steven to help us.


In Science we have been describing the weather in autumn and

identifying the types of clothes we wear.


We have started to practise our songs for the Christmas Play,

please practise the songs at home.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Carey


Week 10

We have had a busy week! This week is Anti Bullying Week and Parliament week. We started by looking at what bullying means and what we should do if we think bullying is happening. We made some posters to show what bullying is. The children took part in a workshop on anti bullying and looked at how bullying makes people feel.

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We have continued looking closely at the book Westlandia and  recognised how the character was bullied.  We enjoyed making shelters and musical instruments to engage with the text. The children’s writing has been fantastic!

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In Religion we looked at how the church prepares for Christmas. We made our own Advent wreaths and sequenced the order of the candles.



In Art we made clay pots, the children enjoyed rolling and modelling their clay pots.  We are all very excited to paint them!

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Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey



Week 9

I hope you all had a lovely half term!

This week our learning has been based around the text Westlandia. The children engaged with the text by creating their own worlds using equipment outside and making their own maps of their world. The children worked together in teams and were very creative!



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In Religion, we have been learning about Jewish traditions. The children enjoyed tasting challah bread and drinking grape juice like Jewish people do on a Friday night to celebrate Shabbat.



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In preparation for Sunday the children have been learning about WW1 and Remembrance day. The children have made beautiful poppies to remember all of the people who died.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey


Week 8

A lovely week to end the first half term! The children have worked really hard this half term and have done lots of fantastic learning.

We have been learning about Peru in One World Week. The children enjoyed learning lots of facts about Peru and wrote fantastic fact files. Thank you for all the lovely projects on Peru that you did at home.




The week started with a special parcel being delivered to Year 1. We were very surprised and excited to be sent a Paddington Bear from Peru to look after. The children were keen to impress Paddington! Paddington will go home with someone every weekend and we look forward to reading about his adventures.

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The children were chefs and made Alfajores de Maicena (Peruvian biscuits.) I hope you all enjoyed eating them!


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Michael, the seminarian is from Peru. He came into talk to the children and they had lots of wonderful questions to ask him. They enjoyed looking at all of the things he had from Peru.

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Thank you to all of the parents who made it to our celebration morning. It was great to have you in the class and we hope you had a lovely time! The children enjoyed showing you a traditional Peruvian dance that they have learnt. We have some great movers in the class!

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Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey




Week 7

What a wonderful week we have had!

We have been reading the book Voices in the Park By Anthony Browne. The children enjoyed writing about what they liked to do at the park. Then we took part in different activities in the playground and the children wrote a recount about what they did.

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In Maths we have been adding and subtracting, showing how we solved the problems with pictorial representations.

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On Friday we had a lovely assembly to learn about the special canonization Mass in Rome. We had extra play with orange juice and Fairtrade treats. Our day was full of arts and crafts, making flags for our celebration. The day ended with beautiful doves being released in the playground. It was so lovely to see the smiles on the children’s faces!

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Home Learning: One World Week project on Peru.


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Carey


Pilgrimage To Rome and St Paul VI Celebration Day

Today the school has been filled with excitement and joy as we celebrated the canonization of Pope Paul VI. We started the day with an assembly where everyone was presented with a St Paul VI prayer card. The children then enjoyed an extra break and Fairtrade treat in the sunshine. Following the theme of peace, the children spent the morning creating flags, designs, sketches and mosaics as well as continuing their research on Pope Paul VI. This afternoon we released doves of peace in the playground as a symbol of our continuing mission, following the charism of Pope Paul, to support peace and justice for all. Our pilgrimage to Rome to share in this very special moment was inspiring and uplifting. We felt privileged to be able to represent our school community in this important event. Father Shaun also attended the Mass in St Peter’s Square and we were all invited by Alex (our Seminarian)to visit the English College for Mass and then refreshments, enjoying the view of Rome from the rooftop terrace! Throughout the weekend we remembered our Pope Paul School Community and prayed for the continuing success of our school. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of staff who are happy to make a financial and time commitment in support of our community. Thank you ladies!








Week 6

On Monday the children continued to practise their catching and throwing skills. We played some competitive games where the children showed excellent teamwork.  We had some very competitive children!

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In Literacy we have continued our work on The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. The children have been producing fantastic writing. We had fun making Gruffalo Crumble.

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In Numeracy we have been adding numbers using the cherry model and the tens frame. The children enjoyed playing games to count on when adding.

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On Friday we did some beautiful artwork  with Ruth. The children were very focused and proud of their work. We drew animals and then printed them.

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This weekend is the canonization of Pope Paul VI. The children have been learning about Pope Paul VI and have produced some lovely art work of him. We looked for pictures of Saints around the school.

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Home Learning is to write a prayer to Pope Paul VI and the children have been given their Mathlectics password to practise logging in.

Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Carey



Week 5

What a busy week we have had! In Numeracy we have been regrouping numbers to 20. We started by making ten frames and then moved onto the cherry model. The children have found a number of ways to make different numbers. We have had great fun using playdough and conkers to help.

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Our role play area has been transformed into a Gruffalo cafe. The children made labels and pictures to decorate the cafe. The food looks delicious! We loved reading the story the Gruffalo and creating our own scary monsters. I have seen some amazing adjectives to describe their characters.  On Thursday it was National Poetry Day so we looked at animal rhyming poems. The children enjoyed performing the poems and thinking of lots of rhyming words.IMG_0604 - Copy - CopyIMG_0607 - Copy IMG_0618 - Copy IMG_0627 - Copy IMG_0628 IMG_0630 IMG_0632 IMG_0635 IMG_0639

In PE we have been practising our throwing and catching. The children have got very good at catching and using their number skills to add up their points.

Each Friday we are lucky to have Ruth, an Art teacher to help us with out Art skills. We have been using objects from nature to sketch.

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Have a lovely weekend!


Mrs Carey