Superstars – Friday 18th January 2019

Well done to all our Superstars this week!

Evie – for fantastic rhyming work
Fintan – for great improvement in number recognition

Year 1
Shaye – for a fantastic first week back and a brilliant attitude to learning as well as becoming a fab big brother!
Katherine – for a wonderful attitude to learning and life in general. She is always smiling.

Year 2
Ethan – for trying his hardest in maths
Noah – for good listening and great contributions in class

Year 3
Tommy – for lovely descriptive writing in RE
Niamh – for lovely descriptive writing in RE

Year 4
Laura – for fantastic effort in History learning about the Stone Age
Esme – for showing confidence in lessons and speaking to the whole class

Year 5
Assumpta – for massive amounts of times tables practice, giving her rapid recall in tests and during lessons
Erin O – for good focus during maths lessons to understand and use the processes in discussion

Year 6
Ocean – for excellent work in Maths using common multiples to find equivalent fractions
Nathan – for clearly explaining how waterfalls are formed in Geography

Superstars – Monday 11th January 2019

Well done to all our Superstars this week!

Anaya – for fantastic independent writing
Willow – for great improvement in writing independently

Year 2
Ceide-Mae – for listening carefully and offering brilliant answers
Oliver – for trying really hard with his writing

Year 3
Leo – for working hard and applying himself to his work
Eva – for working hard and applying herself to her work

Year 4 & 5
The whole class – for their excellent behavior and enthusiasm at Harry Potter Studios

Year 6
Muno – for her hard work explaining the process of the water cycle in Geography
Laura – for her careful classifying skills when comparing animals in Science

Year 3 Sunday School

Thank you to all the parents and children who attended this mornings Sunday School.

The children enjoyed sharing their art work and home-made bread with Father Michael.

Well done and thank you to all the parents who read during mass.

When we come together as home, school and church to celebrate mass it is very special and a lovely way to prepare for the sacrament of Holy Communion.

I personally enjoy seeing the children’s work on display in the church. It is a way to share our journey of faith with the parish. The children’s work will remain in church until Tuesday for the first whole school mass of 2019. Please join us if you can.


Thank you for your continued support

Mrs K McGovern



End of term Year 3

Year 3 will be finishing for the Christmas holidays on

Friday 21st December 2018, the same day as the rest of the school.

There was an error with dates in the Autumn Newsletter.

apologies for any problems.

Mrs K McGovern

We are ‘sorted’!

We have had a lovely start to the Autumn 2. This week we have begun our new English unit, Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone. First thing Monday morning, we were ‘sorted’ into house by the Sorting Hat. We found out which house we belong to: are we brave like Gryffindor, loyal like Hufflepuff, cunning like Slytherin, or wise like Ravenclaw? All of these attributes are worthy when used correctly. Want to find out which house you belong to? Watch this space for our descriptions of Diagon Alley. Many of the children have expressed an interest in bringing in their own Harry Potter book, which is fine, but please don’t read ahead of where we have got to!


During maths, we have been using our equipment to help us to understand column addition including exchanges. Using the place value counters and dienes equipment, we have been able to visually see what happens when we have to exchange across a tens or hundreds boundary, before moving to the abstract format.

Black History Month

This week, Year 6 have been brilliant researchers, writers, singers and mathemeticians!
As part of Black History Month, Year 6 have created tributes to inspirational individuals who have significantly contributed to making our world a better, more harmonious place to live in. Ask them who they focused on and what they found out!
In History, they have learnt about the local hero Brandon Moss and his ‘superhuman efforts and utter disregard for personal injury’ during World War II. They used a variety of sources to retireve their information from and created a newspaper report to commemorate him.
Today, we went to St. Thomas More’s Church to ‘Sing out with Joy’ and Year 6 really did sing their hearts out. It was a beautiful morning and the perfect way to end our first half term together.
A huge thank you, both to the children and to the parents, for a fabulous first half term!
Have a lovely break – I’m sure it is a great chance for you to work on your Heroes and Villains projects too!
Mrs Hartwell

Year 3, Baptism and dance moves!

Year 3 had a lovely afternoon learning about the sacrament of Baptism.

Mrs McGowan was very helpful and took the children through a ‘Baptism’.

Back in class the children have been focusing on developing fine motor skills and handwriting.

We have been learning some hand dances to help with co-ordination, control, visual placement and muscle strength. Maybe they will show you their ‘moves’!

A reminder just a few weeks until our Jurassic Park celebration day! I am looking forward to the children sharing their projects.

Finally thank you to everyone who attended Parents Evening

have a lovely weekend

Mrs K McGovern