Friday, 29 January 2016

Week beginning 25.01.16

Here are some photos of Year 5 this week...they were very pleased to finally finish reading 'Oranges in No Man's Land' in Literacy. They wrote very good book reviews explaining why they enjoyed reading it. Some said they liked it because it was educational, teaching them about the civil war in Lebanon. Some pupils said they liked it because it was exciting and they were never sure what was going to happen. Next week they will be writing their own story...!

There are some photos of Year 5 singing the prayer that they learnt when they went to Alton Castle...they love singing this prayer and doing the actions. They have all taken home a laminated copy of the new prayer for the Year of Mercy to learn.

Next week in Maths they will be learning about the properties of triangles and weights and measures. They will convert between different units of measure e.g. kilometres to metres, metres to centimetres, etc.

In French they will learn how to say what they do everyday - daily routines....for example, I wake up, je me réveille.

On Friday morning Katie Waring came to visit from the Westminster Children's Society. She gave an interesting assembly thanking the school for all the money they raised last year and explaining how the money was used to help families in the diocese.

Next Wednesday morning, it's off to the public library...we will let you know how that goes.
Have a good weekend!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Week beginning 18/01/16

What a busy week! The children have enjoyed a great visit to the National Space centre. The highlight for most of them was the 3D simulator ride and the 360 degree planetarium. The children managed to show off their learning in the workshop which left the staff impressed with how knowledgeable they are around the relationship between the Sun, Earth and Moon.

In science we have looked at the phases of the moon and understood why we see different parts of the moon at different parts of the month. We hope the moon diaries are going well.

In maths the children are growing in confidence to subtract from larger numbers using the jumping on method. In literacy we have continued with our book but have gone into more detail about the language that has been used by the author. We have acted out different parts of the story as role plays and have tried to show empathy towards the characters by writing diary entries.

On Thursday 5SG had their first PSHE lesson using the ‘Jigsaw’ programme and really enjoyed sharing their dreams and goals for the future. They love their new Jigsaw Jez (cuddly toy in the shape of a jigsaw piece) who lives in the classroom!

RE was interesting on Friday when Miss Hanefey learnt how active the pupils are in their parish communities…altar servers, singers in the choir, flower arrangers and parents who are readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Catechists… After discussing parish life the pupils learnt a bit about ‘diocese’ and looked at the Westminster Diocese website.

We hope you enjoy the photos...!