St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Making learning irresistible

Week Beginning 1st October

Here are some of the things we've been doing this week:

  • Creating own own stories on story maps, thinking about the characters, the setting, problems and solutions.
  • We have been learning about healthy and unhealthy food, making our own veg soup and sensibly using the microwave to warm it up for snack everyday.
  • Some of the children wanted to go for a nature walk to collect leaves to investigate. We made leaf rubbings and will continue to use them next week.
  • We enjoyed an afternoon of mindfulness activities to understand about mental health and how we need to take time out to relax our minds and bodies when we can. We made eye masks and had a yoga session in the hall, which was lots of fun!
  • We've been working hard in our math sessions ordering numbers.

Week Beginning 1st October

Here are some of the things we've been doing this week:

  • We learnt the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We thought of actions to go with some of the main words to help us remember and tell the story. Watch out for the video coming soon.
  • We made popcorn and added our own toppings.
  • Daily reading in small groups.
  • 3 sessions of finger gym.
  • Counting things that can't be moved, so we went on a walk around Cleator Moor to count houses, cars, trees, lampposts, drains and signs.
  • Practising rhyming and hearing syllables in words during our 'flying with phonics' sessions.
  • Learning how to be clean and hygienic, we drew funny germs and discussed how to get rid of them. 
  • We looked at and explored conkers, also using them to count.
  • We used screwdrivers to take apart electric mixers.
  • Made volcanoes in the Deconstructed Role Play (child led)

BUT MOST OF ALL WE HAD FUN WHILE LEARNING.

 

Week Beginning 24th September

This week we started finger gym to strengthen our hands and fingers for writing and drawing. We got (slightly) better at putting on our outdoor suits and wellies. 'Flight School Training' has begun and we are training our ears to listens for sounds around us ready to be a pilot for 'Flying with Phonics'.  We watched a puppet show on 'How to be Kind' . We worked with Year Two and the Bupa nurses to learn about how to be healthy and look after our teeth. 

Our First Few Weeks at 'BIG SCHOOL'

What great fun we've been having getting to know our new classroom and our outdoor area. Here are some photos of our adventures so far.