Message From Francesca Khaliq at Our Lady and St Vincent Church

Holy Week Quiz for FRHC. Primary School (Key Stage 2).FK.01.04.2020

Holy Week Quiz Younger Children (Key stage 1).Fk.01.04.20

Message from Francesca Khaliq at Our Lady and St Vincent Church

Dear families,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this unsettling time.

As it is Holy Week next week I am attaching some quizzes for the children to do, there is one for key Stage 1 (reception to Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6). Entries will need to be sent back to Deacon Axcel by Tuesday 14th April at  pbalpha@rcdow.org.uk, so just put the answers into an email, or you can print the quiz and fill it in and post them to the parish, whatever is easier for you. Axcel will put all the names into a hat and pick a winner, the prize is a £20 voucher, so worth having a go, please encourage them to take part; the answers will be emailed out when the winner is announced.  There is a quiz for older children in secondary school (Key Stage 3), you can request this quiz by emailing pbalpha@rcdow.org.uk and Deacon Axcel will email it to you, there are £20 gift vouchers for the winner of each of the three quizzes.

It is wonderful that we have the capability of live streaming (remember you can access our live streaming by logging on to our website olasv.org.uk and clicking on live streaming link) but sad to see the benches empty without all our wonderful parishioners. So we would like you all to send a photo of your family so Fr Shaun and Deacon Axcel can print them out and stick them on the benches in church, so we are all there together. So please take a family photo and email it to pbalpha@rcdow.org.uk

I have prepared a Children’s Liturgy for the children to do on Good Friday at home, all the information has been emailed to parents via schoolcomms, there is a run through and 3 attachments for the liturgy, have a read through and see if you can spend some time with the children to do this on Good Friday. Please don’t feel obliged to do it all if you can’t or if you don’t have the resources but have a look before Friday to see if you can get anything ready in advance, you will just need access to a laptop/IPad or mobile to watch the videos and access the music.

I pray that you and your families keep safe and well during this time.

God bless

Fran

Francesca Khaliq

Catechetical Co-ordinator

Our Lady & St Vincent

 

Friday 3rd April 2020 Learning

Good morning, Year 5. We have now reached the end of the Spring term. Well done for all of your efforts over the past two weeks. I will not be posting daily learning during Easter break, but I do have some suggestions for things you could do with your time as you will have to remain at home. Firstly, it is important that you still do something active everyday. This could be any Joe Wicks workout, or maybe you could try a dance class on Oti Mabuse’s YouTube channel. Make sure you still read everyday. If you don’t have any books at home, listen to an audio book. They are currently free on https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.

You could do some maths. On the white rose website, they have maths lessons that you can watch and then complete: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

There is also an Easter RE activity for the whole school. Find the information here:Whole School Easter Project April2020

 

Today’s learning can be found here: 3rd April

 

Today at 10am, there is an end of term mass at for all Catholic schools in the area. Please watch online through the OLSV live stream.

 

Have a wonderful Easter

 

Mrs Lines

SOLUTIONS to the April Fools Maths Challenges for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6

Challenge for Years 3 and 4

Don’t be a Fool!

Is the following maths statement true or false? Tip: try using the number in lots of different ways to figure out if the statements can be proven to be true!

Using eight 8s, it is possible to make 1,000?

 

Challenge for Years 5 and 6                                  

Don’t be a Fool!

  • Work out this riddle and prove you’re not an April Fool! 

 

I’m thinking of a 5-digit number which has no zeros and no digit is the same. 

The ten thousand digit is the cube root of the ones digit. 

The tens digit is the square root of the thousands digit. 

The hundreds digit is the product of the ten thousand digit and the tens digit. 

The thousand digit is an odd square number. 

 

I’ll post the answers tomorrow!

Mrs McNamara

April Fool Solutions

Thank you to Alex and Joseph Darling for their solutions!

 

Computing! Childnet Film Competition

Childnet Film Competition 2020

The Childnet Film Competition is now in its 11th year and is open to all young people based in the UK. The challenge is to create a short film or a storyboard with a script in response to this year’s theme.

The theme of this year’s Childnet film competition is:

We want an Internet where we’re free to….

Think about all the things we love to do online. Create a film or storyboard that explains why we want an internet that allows people to feel free and safe online and how we can can make this happen.

Childnet have released packs to give more information about the competition and to help you to plan and make your films at home. All details can be found at https://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2020

Childnet understands that young people may not have access to specialist equipment at home but don’t let that stop you. Get creative with the technology you have, including phones and tablets, or enter the storyboard category, which doesn’t require any film making equipment.

I am sure there are some great filmmakers in our midst.

Good luck and happy filmmaking.

From Miss Davey

Computing Subject Leader

 

PE snakes and ladder fun

Good Morning,

I hope you are all well. I thought you might like to try this PE version of snakes and ladders with your family instead of (or in addition to – if you’re feeling super fit!) joining Joe Wicks this morning. There are many different challenges included. All you need is a dice, appropriate clothing, water and a safe space. Enjoy and send me some pictures of you having fun if possible.

Love Miss Pringle

pe snakes and ladders

Thursday 2nd April 2020 Learning

Good morning, Year 5. Thank you for your emails- you have all been busy. This week, Jamie B created a fantastic video showing his family taking part in  nature scavenger hunt- well done, Jamie! I took part with my family today and we also struggled with the interesting insect. Why not take part with your families and see if you can find one?

Meaghan has cracked on with the maths Easter egg challenge and sent in her answers already. Can’t wait to see the rest of them.

 

Here is your learning for today :2nd April

 

Mrs Lines

 

 

 

 

Eggciting News! Easter Maths Competition!

 

The Hertfordshire Maths Team have set an Easter Competition for Years 1 – 6.

Each year group has an Easter problem to solve.

If you are keen to have a go….post your entries by April 24th to your class teachers.

We look forward to your entry!

Click here for the problems to solve!

From Mrs McNamara

Maths Subject Leader

Wednesday 1st April 2020 Learning

Good morning, Year 5.

 

Hope you had a good day yesterday. Here is your learning for today:1st April

 

Mrs Lines

Tuesday 31st March 2020 Learning

Good morning, Year 5. I hope you are keeping well. Take a look at what some of your friend’s have been up to so far this week. You can send me updates on what you have been doing at year5@popepaul.herts.sch.uk. It doesn’t have to just be the learning, it can be anything! Thomas has been busy in the kitchen- it looks delicious. Thank you Emilia for sharing you learning. If you send me some pictures, be sure to let me know if I can publish them on the blog.

Here is your learning for today: 31st March

Have a great day

 

Mrs Lines