Swimming Gala

On Wednesday, 18 of our pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6, competed against 6 Coventry West schools in the annual Swimming Gala. We finished in 4th place, putting us into the final.
In the finals, we finished joint third with two other schools so had a race off. We lost the race off meaning we slipped back to fifth, but considering this was out of 17 schools, it was an amazing result! We are so proud!
Highlights
– Ethan won his front crawl race in the Coventry West heats (against 6 other schools) and had the overall quickest time out of all 17 schools. He also came overall 2nd in the Y6 boys 50m distance race.
– The Y6 girls relay was amazing; they came second!
– Alannah came fifth in her 25m race and then blew Mrs Rae away and came second in her 50m distance race! She was also responsible for making our time quicker in the finals relay races. She tried so hard to close the gap but was just a few seconds short!

-The Y4 girls came third in their relay!

There were lots of county swimmers there – and some really strong swimmers who went off like rockets. Our children did so well and were so well behaved despite the long waits and delayed lunchtime!

We got so many second and third places and couldn’t be any prouder of the sheer enthusiasm, determination and resilience that each of the children demonstrated. Well done!

Safer Internet Day

Year 6 and Year 5 joined together this morning to share in an assembly to promote safe and responsible use of the internet.

Our focus was ‘Free to be me – exploring identity online’.

Through this, we explored how we, as digital citizens, manage our own online identities and considered how the internet shapes how we think of ourselves and others.

We wanted to open up conversations around online identity, so asked children to take a few moments out of their day to enter our very own ‘Diary Room’ and reflect upon some questions surrounding private versus public identities. Here is what they had to say:

 

 

Children may be harmed in the making…

Year Six have been working hard researching, designing and practising their printing skills ready to create their final piece on lino.

This week, we will be getting to grips with using the lino tool so please be warned that, although we will try our best to avoid injury, children may come home with some nips and cuts!

*Together for a Better Internet*

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February 2020 with the theme: Together for a better internet.

Year 6 are considering the safe and responsible use of technology, and how they, as digital citizens, can work together to create a better internet for the future.

Today, we explored the differences between online-only friends and face-to-face friends. We then created our own hastags to remind others of the importance of staying safe online.

As a digital citizen, what message would you share with everyone?

What would your hastag be?

Alma

Year Six have been working hard to create their own narrative to the short silent film, Alma.

Image result for alma literacy shedThis is just one of the many wonderful examples of suspense writing that they produced!

You are the salt. You are the light.

We shared in a beautiful family mass this morning in which we listened to Deacon Paul proclaim the Gospel according to Matthew (5:13-16).

Year 6 then led the Homily to provide insight into the meaning of the scripture and relate it to the lives of the parishioners of the Church. We were asked to not only recognise each other as the salt and light of the earth but also, more importantly, try to be the salt and the light for others. 

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated this special Mass with us and especially to those who read and altar served.

Gymnastics

Year 6 practising their balances today in gymnastics!

*Baptism Photos*

Our next Confirmation RE unit in Year 6 is Baptism & Confirmation.

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We are asking children to bring in a photo of their baptism to support them with their learning (you can either send a hard copy in to be photocopied or email me a digital copy).

Thank you!

Viking Traders

Year 6 showed off their amazing bargaining skills in History today!

We played an interactive game to investigate how, what and why the Vikings traded. We even used weighing scales to complete our transactions, just like the Vikings did! We all enjoyed seeing which trade center would have the most silver coins by the end of the game and came up with brilliant reasons why!

Year 5 and 6 Class Mass

Year 5 and 6 enjoyed spending time together in our Church this morning as we shared in a class mass. The Gospel today, according to Mark (5:21-43), reminded us of how powerful Jesus is. We learned about two people who came to Jesus with a need that only He could help them with. They believed He could give them what they asked for and in return, they received.

It was a really lovely way to start the day and was great to see some of our family and friends of the parish there too. Thank you to Father Paul and Deacon Paul for leading the mass and to all those who read, altar served, listened and responded to God’s word.