Friday, 12th January 2024

Happy New Year!

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school this week and hear about their amazing Christmas holidays.

In class, we began the week by preparing for a special Epiphany assembly. We made beautiful crowns decorated with relevant words and scenes from the Gospel and thought about the meaning of the Epiphany (The showing of Jesus to the world and the Three Kings).  The children reflected on the Christmas story and the important  guests who went to Bethlehem to visit the baby Jesus.  They also wrote paragraphs to explain the symbolic meaning of the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh and reflected on the gifts they will bring to their families and wider communities in this new year.

In Maths, the class moved on to reading scales with different increments to measure weight accurately before converting between units of measurement, such as grams and kilograms. In English, we started our first non-fiction unit (a non-chronological report) by reading extracts from Cressida Cowell’s popular book: How to train your dragon. So far, we looked at note taking techniques as well as expanded noun phrases and prepositions. We also revised writing in the first person and the correct use of the past tense.

In Science, the children classified common materials and substances according to their state (liquid, gas and solid), thinking about the position of particles within these. In PE, we started our next unit of Dance and put together a simple routine with a Roman theme, using motifs such as marching, galloping, riding a chariot, etc. In Computing, the class moved on to programming and learnt simple codes to command their turtle in Logo whilst in RE, the children reflected on the literary form Epic and identified key features of that as a way to prepare for their focus for the term, the story of the Passover.

Please remember this term our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. On Mondays, we are mainly in the hall working on our unit of Dance, whilst on Wednesdays (starting 17th January) the class will go swimming and will need the appropriate kit for that too.

Click here to download our Spring Term RHE programme.

Some key dates for the term:

1st February 2024- Young Voices Wembley

13th February & 15th February- Parent Consultations

14th February – Ash Wednesday Mass at OLSV (10am)

Home Learning

Home Learning Due back on Tuesday, 16th January 2024
Spelling Words ending in ‘-ous’ including those where ‘ge’ from the base word remains

Next week’s words will be: merriment, happiness, plentiful, penniless, happily, prettiest,
nastiness, beautiful, pitiful, silliness


Please complete 2 activities and update your reading log.



Please complete the assigned activities based on measurements.



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