Summer 1 Week 6

In Maths, the children have been solving division problems with and without remainders. They have used resources, drawn pictures and used their knowledge of timetables.

In English, the children have been using similes and metaphors to write descriptions. They have been learning to write a subordinate clause at the beginning and at the end of a sentence.

In Religion, we learnt about Pope Francis and how his beliefs impact on the things that he does. The children thought of other people we know and how they live as a friends of the Holy Spirit.

In Science, we learnt about how water is transported in a plant and planned an investigation to show this happening. The children also planned an investigate to prove that leaves evaporate water. We had our last tennis lesson with Mr Mills where the children applied all of the skills they have learnt this term.

On Thursday, the children were reverent and sang beautiful in the May procession. Thank you for the beautiful flowers.

On Friday we celebrated the feast of St Paul VI with a whole school mass followed by ice lollies.

This Saturday some of the children are making their First Holy Communion – D’hani, Brody, Mark, Raphaella, Jamie, Isabella P, Isabella B, Jack F, Connor, Hanna, Oliver, Jayden, Sophia P, Sophia DH, Eloise, Leo S and Dudley. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Please send in a photo by Tuesday 6th June of you of your child on their own at their First Holy Communion.

Home Learning

Spellings – a list of next term’s spellings have been sent home.

Practise the 3, 4 and 8 timetables


Have a great holiday.


Mrs Carey

Choir – POTSMA Concert words to learn



I am sailing, I am sailing, home again ‘cross the sea, I am sailing stormy waters to be near you, to be free

I am flying, I am flying like a bird, ‘cross the sky, I am flying, passing high clouds to be near you, to be free.

Can you hear me, can you hear me, thro’ the dark night far away? I am dying, for ever trying to be with you, who can say?

We are sailing, we are sailing home again ‘cross the sea, We are sailing stormy waters to be near you, to be free. To be near you, to be free.



There once was a ship that put to sea, The name of that ship was the Billy o’ Tea

The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down

Blow, me bully boys, blow (huh)


Soon may the Wellerman come to bring us sugar and tea and rum

One day, when the tonguin’ is done we’ll take our leave and go


She had not been two weeks from shore

When down on her, a right whale bore

The captain called all hands and swore

He’d take that whale in tow (huh) Chorus


No line was cut, no whale was freed

The captain’s mind was not on greed

But he belonged to the Wellerman’s creed

She took that ship in tow (huh) Chorus


As far as I’ve heard, the fight’s still on

The line’s not cut, and the whale’s not gone

The Wellerman makes his regular call

Blow, me bully boys, blow (huh) Chorus



I come from a very old family. (Family) For millions of years we’ve been at sea. (Been at sea.)

We’ve been accused, maligned and abused.

But they’ll never get the better of me. (Of me.)


‘Cos I’m the big bad lad of the ocean, I’m the mean machine of the sea.

You never know which way I’ll go, so don’t get too close to me.

I never show my emotions, I’m the coldest fish in the sea.

You never know which way I’ll go, so don’t get too close to me.


The whole of my life I can never sleep. (Never sleep.)

Patrolling the ocean all alone. (All alone.)

The day that I stop is the day that I drop

To the bottom of the sea like a stone. (Like a stone.) Chorus.


Big bad lad of the sea. (That’s me.)



Seagull, seagull, sit on the shore, sit on the shore, sit on the shore.

Seagull, seagull, sit on the shore and sail on my Santy Anna.


Penguin –swim in the sea

Puffin –fly in the sky

Skua –follow the ship



The pirate ship is coming, We know it’s on its way,

The pirate ship is coming, We’ve seen it in the bay.


A skull and crossbones on the mast, A wild and noisy crew:

The pirate ship is coming And it’s after me and you!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, pirates like to have their fun!

Yo-ho-ho on the‘Salty Breeze’as they sail the seven seas.


The captain wears an eye-patch, A cutlass in his hand,

And on the bridge beside him, His faithful pirates stand. Chorus


They’re seeking gold and silver And jewels of ev’ry kind,

They’ll board each sailing vessel And take what they can find. Chorus



Somewhere beyond the sea, somewhere waiting for me

My lover stands on golden sands, and watches the ships that go sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea, she’s there watching for me

If I could fly like birds on high, then straight to her arms, I’d go sailing


It’s far beyond a star, It’s near beyond the moon

I know beyond a doubt, my heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore, we’ll kiss just as before

Happy we’ll be beyond the sea, and never again, I’ll go sailing


I know beyond a doubt, my heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore, we’ll kiss just as before

Happy we’ll be beyond the sea, and never again, I’ll go sailing




The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.

You dream about going up there, but that is a big mistake.

Just look at the world around you

Right here on the ocean floor,

Such wonderful things surround you

What more is you lookin’ for?


Under the sea, under the sea

Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me.

Up on the shore they work all day,

Out in the sun they slave away.

While we devotin’ full time to floatin’ under the sea.


Down here all the fish is happy as off through the waves they roll.

The fish on the land ain’t happy, they sad ’cause they in their bowl.

But fish in the bowl is lucky, they in for a worser fate.

One day when the boss get hungry, guess who’s gon’ be on the plate?


Under the sea, under the sea. Nobody beat us, fry us and eat us in fricassee.

We what the land folks loves to cook, under the sea we off the hook.

We got no troubles, life is the bubbles under the sea.


Each little clam here know how to jam here under the sea.

Each little snail here know how to wail here.

That’s why it’s hotter under the water.

Ya, we in luck here, down in the muck here under the sea.


Summer 1 Week 5

This week was Spirituality week. on Monday we wrote a prayer for our prayer partner in Year 2. Then we met them in the Peace Garden and read our prayers to each other. On Tuesday, some of the Year 5 children led us in the Rosary. On Wednesday, we went on a nature walk to appreciate God’s world. On Thursday, we went to church for the feast of Ascension and then walked through the peace garden at church. Then the children took part in some prayer stations led by the Year 5 children.

In Maths, we have been learning to divide by sharing and grouping. The children have been using multiplication facts to support them when solving division questions. They have also been demonstrating an understanding of the problem by drawing a bar model.

In PE , we learnt how to serve in tennis. I was impressed with the children’s tennis skills.

In English, we finished watching Taking Flight, an adventure story. The children imagined they were one of the characters and wrote a diary entry using fronted adverbials.

In Design and Technology. The children practised cutting nets and making boxes in preparation for making their own magic box.

Year 3 took part in a Science workshop, the made sweets and slime.

Home Learning

Please send in a photo of the children on their First Holy Communion Day.

Spellings Spelling shed

science, scene, discipline, fascinate, crescent, scissors, ascend, scented, scenery, descend

Maths Mathletics and timetables rockstars
Reading Children to record some sentences about their reading book in their reading record.

Have a lovely weekend


Mrs Carey

Summer 1 Week 4

This week the children have been multiplying a two digit number by a one-digit number using regrouping and short multiplication. The children have worked hard to develop their skills and it is wonderful to see the children practising their timetables at home.

In English, we have started a new topic about adventure stories. We watched a video clip of an adventure story called ‘Taking Flight.’ Each day we have watched a little part of the clip and the children have been excited to watch the next part each day. We are learning about how adventure stories are page turners, they make you want to read more to find out what happens next. They have been writing expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases to describe the characters. They have also been using a thesaurus to find synonyms for words to make their writing interesting.

In Religion, we listened to Luke’s recount of Pentecost and then rewrote the story in our own words. Then they made flames to represent the Holy Spirit using coloured paper.

In PE, the children continued their lessons of Tennis. On Wednesday they learn how to play rounders and develop their teamwork skills.

Eight children from our class took part in the first Year 3 challenge. Out of 200 schools, our two teams came 18th and 23rd. One team will compete in the final at the end of May. Well done to Emily, Brody, Jayden, Emilia, Jack F, Gabriella, Oliver and Mark!

Home Learning

Spellings Complete spelling shed activities

vague, league, plague, tongue, fatigue, antique, unique, grotesque, mosque, plaque

Mathletics Complete activities and complete the maths sheets sent home.
Timetables Please practise the 3, 4 and 8 timetables.



Good luck to Leo B, Rose, Dino, Clodagh, Ruben, Herbie, Joseph, Emilia, Scarlett, Emily and Jack P who are making their First Holy Communion on Saturday. Have a wonderful day. Please send in a photograph of them on their own for the class display.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 Week 3

The children took part in a skateboard workshop on Wednesday. I was impressed with how quickly they learnt new skills.

In Maths the children have been learning to multiply two digit numbers by a one-digit number by regrouping.

In preparation for the Coronation, the children learnt about King Charles III and made a fact file about his life. They learnt about his role as the king and the jobs he would do. Then the children made clay crowns and painted them. They look fantastic!


Well done to the children who sent in their home learning in on King Charles! It was great to hear the facts they had learnt. If you did not complete it, please send it in next week.

On Friday we had a wonderful celebration for the coronation. We decorated biscuits, ate ice lollies, sang songs and had a party. The children look great dressed in red, white and blue.

Home Learning

Spellings Please practise last week’s spellings.
Timetables Please practise 2,3, 4, 5 and 10 timetables in preparation for learning next week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 Week 2

This week the children finished writing their poems on The Magic Box about their own memories. Then they wrote the poems in neat for our class display. The children followed the structure that Kit Wright used by adding alliteration, prepositions and expanded noun phrases. In Art the children followed instructions to draw a treasure chest.

In Maths, the children have been solving problems by adding and subtracting fractions. They have demonstrated their understanding using resources and drawing pictures.

In Religion, the children imagined they were at the Resurrection and took turns asking and answering questions to one of the people who were there. They thought carefully about how people would have felt and what they might have thought.

Home Learning

Whole School Home Learning

Spellings  – Complete the activities on Spelling shed

scheme, chorus, chemist, echo, character, stomach, monarch, school, anchor, chaos

Please catch up on the home learning from previous weeks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 Week 1

I hope you had a wonderful Easter holidays.

In English, we read and compared ‘Words are Ours’ and The Magic Box’ poems. Then the children practised reading and performing The Magic Box. They focused on reading with expression, emphasising key words and showing emotions in their face. Then the children used the items that they bought in from home to plan their own poem about their favourite memories. In Design and Technology, they began looking at boxes to support their planning and making of their own magic box.

In Maths, the children have been learning to add and subtraction fractions though problem solving. The children have used cubes and pictures to support their understanding.

In Religion, we have been focusing on Matthew’s story of the Resurrection. The children analysed the text and identified the beliefs that Catholics have frim this story.

For PE for this term, Mr Mills will be teaching the children tennis. The children enjoyed their first lesson and I was impressed with their ball skills. PE days continue to be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Home Learning

Spellings Spelling shed and write words in handwriting books.

teacher, catcher, richer, stretcher, watcher, dispatcher, butcher, preacher, cruncher and scorcher

Mathletics Complete activities
Studyladder Complete activities
Timetables Rockstars Please practise 3, 4 and 8 timetables.


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Spring 2 Week 6

On Monday, we had fun walking through the muddy fields to raise money for Turkey and Syria. It was a beautiful day to go walking. The children enjoyed listening to the different sounds. Thank you to everyone who has donated.

In Religion, we read Matthew’s story of the Last Supper then the children made a table with Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper. Then we listened to the story of Good Friday and made pictures to represent the story.



Home Learning

Spellings and Timetables  – address, arrive, certain, experience, history, mention, occasionally, probably, reign, sentence

Each child need to bring in: a photo of a special occasion, a treasured object, and a favourite book from home.  This is for our new writing unit. Please send in on Monday 17th April.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Happy Easter


Mrs Carey

Spring 2 Week 5

This week the children have finished writing their speeches to persuade people to stop using plastic. The children used a range of persuasive language and thought carefully about the phrases they were using to encourage people to change. The children demonstrated a wonderful understanding about how we can work together to build a better world.

In Maths the children have been finding fractions of amounts. They used resources and drew bar models to help them solve problems.

In Geography, the children were learning about the consequences of an earthquake. They looked closely at world maps and labelled the continents.

In Religion, the children have been learning about the events during Holy Week and retold the story of Palm Sunday.

Ruth’s mum in Year 2 came in to talk to us about her job as a nurse. The children asked fantastic questions and learnt the importance of Science in her job.

Home Learning

Spellings Complete spelling shed

Write sentences in handwriting books for each spelling.

truly, duly, publicly, daily, slyly, shyly, fully, wholly, coyly, happily

Singing Learn the songs for Lenten Service.
Timetables Please practise 3 and 4 timetables. If your child knows these, please practise the 8 timetables. Timetables Rockstars.

Please bring in a change of shoes for our walk on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Carey


Spring 2 Week 4

This week was Science Week. Each class were asked to send messages in different ways around the school. Year 3 sent messages using light and Morse Code. The children started by learning how to reflect their name in Morse Code. Then they sent messages to each other using Morse Code. Next week we will be investigating the best colours and surfaces to reflect light on.

On Tuesday, Rose’s mum demonstrated how scientists can be detective. Someone took Mrs Carey’s mug and left a note. We tested pens from different teachers to find out who’s pen wrote the note.  The children were very excited when they solved the mystery. Thank you to Rose’s mum!

On Friday we had a visit from Jamie’s mum and lots of different animals. We loved observing and holding the different reptiles. Thank you to Jamie’s mum.

Next we had a visit from Luca’s mum in Reception who is a microbiologist. We have enjoyed hearing about how Science is used in many jobs.

In Maths, we have been solving multiplication problems. We have been developing our reasoning skills by explaining our methods and how we know. Please continue to practise 3, 4 and 8 timetables. The children enjoyed making array with biscuits and smarties!

In English, we wrote a speech to persuade others not to use plastic. We thought carefully about the words and phrases we used to persuade others and demonstrate how we can build a better world. Next week, the children will be presenting their speeches to the class.

In PE the children have been learning folk dancing. I have been impressed by how quickly they have grasped the steps and worked well with their partners.

Home Learning


Spellings Complete the spelling shed activities.


basically, frantically, dramatically, historically, nationally, emotionally, accidentally, automatically, traditionally, specifically

Timetables Complete some games to practise your timetables.

Well done to the children who are logging in each week and practising their timetables.


Mathletics Complete the activities set.


Happy St Patrick’s Day – Well done to Clodagh for her Irish dancing in assembly today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Have wonderful Mother’s Day!

Mrs Carey