Our focus in art this year was fireworks! We worked with a new medium of chalk to create which we found a little bit tricky to start with. We realised quite quickly that drawing with chalk onto paper was a little bit different to writing on the concrete floor and that we had to be very careful to not smudge our wonderful creations.
The children created some beautiful pieces of artwork!
We spent a cold Thursday morning working in teams outside working on our reasoning skills. We had a first had to collect different items of food that would be eaten by animals and had the challenge of making different shapes. We then had to work out how to transport food from one side of the ‘bog’ to the other using only tubes.
We had to work with our team to figure out the most effective way to do this without dropping the food into the bog. We worked well as teams and will continue to work on our listening skills when listening to our friends.
What a lovely first day back to school celebrating All Souls’ Day.
We joined together in a whole school prayer service via Zoom and thought about all those in our family, school community and wider world that have died over the past year and joined Our Father in his Heavenly home. We remembered all those who have no one to remember them and remembered that although they have gone to God, God is very near.
The children all wrote a person on their purple star and placed them in our special boxes to be placed as offerings at the masses throughout November.
May the light of God’s eternal rest shine upon them all.
In aid of BBC Children In Need, Friday 13th November will be a non-uniform day. Please make a minimum of a £1 donation via SIMS Pay. Alternatively, you may bring a cash donation to school on the day. All monies raised will be given directly to the charity.
Children may wear an outfit of their choice including costumes, pyjamas, sports kits. Please keep in mind the weather and ensure your child is suitably dressed for outdoor activities.
We look forward to seeing your outfits on the day!
Sadly Pudsey is not able to join us this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Hopefully today (Friday 6th November) your child will have come home with 2 pieces of homework. One of these includes a log in for the website SPAG.com. They have a username and password, and once they have logged on, you will see a button saying ‘begin test’. Please could allow your child an opportunity to do this over the weekend. I will be using this website every week now as it allows me to see how they have got on with the task.
The other piece of homework is a look, cover and spell sheet with the days of the week on. These sheets do not need to be brought back into school but they will be tested on these spellings next Friday.
If you have any questions, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.
Year 6 enjoyed sharing in a whole school prayer service in which we learnt about why this day is important in the Church and also why it is an important day for us as a school.
As our going forth activity, we each wrote a person that we would like to pray for this All Souls’ Day on a purple star to be offerred up at mass.
We left a candle lit on our prayer focus all day to remember those that have died. Lighting a candle reminds us to follow in Jesus’ light so we too will live with Jesus and the Saints in Heaven.
As it was also the naming day of our school, we enjoyed some yummy cakes too!
The children in Year 6 have been busy exploring one point persepctive in Art
– I am sure you will agree the outcome so far is very effective!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Own Books for their fabulous donations. We had lots of happy faces delighted with the books they were given to take home to read this half term!
As the month of October draws to a close we shared in a whole school prayer service, via Zoom, to pray the Rosary together.
We reflected on the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on these Mysteries of Light work to bring us a deeper understanding to the life of Jesus. They fill in the spaces for the lesser known areas of the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
Five brilliant readers from Year Six treated us to the readings of scripture of these five mysteries and the other classes joined in with prayer and reflection.
It was a joy to see all the year groups from Reception through to Year Six sharing in such a special prayer.
We have a number of themed lunches coming up after October half term.
Please pre-order via ‘Events’ and make payment (where applicable) on SIMS Pay – this includes children in Reception through to Year 2 (no charge for these year groups as these meals will be considered a Universal Free School Meal).
Monday 2nd November (FIRST DAY BACK) – All Souls’ day
Cheese and tomato pizza & chips
Thursday 5th November – Bonfire day
Hot dogs & diced potatoes (veggie hot dogs)
Monday 30th November – St Andrew’s day
Beef burgers & fries (veggie burgers)
Allergies will be catered for and jacket potatoes are available as an alternative. Please note that there will not be a school packed lunch option available on these days so those children who would prefer to not have a school meal will need to bring their own packed lunch from home.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
School Business Manager