St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Spring 2018-2019

Week Beginning 11th February 

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

  • We have continued our measuring exploration and have been experimenting with capacity this week, lets just say we'll be cleaning up rice for a long time! Great fun was had while learning though!
  • Finger gym had a valentines theme this week, along with some valentines card making and valentines math puzzles.
  • Everyone finished their stories and they are all AMAZING!! Children have used their phonics skills and imagination fantastically!
  • The children are now confident, independently and safely making themselves toast in the snack area.
  • It was our last football session this week and the children have developed their skills and really enjoy working with Stuart, here's hoping Mrs Patrick can replicate his skills!!!
  • In RE we thought about the importance of following God and why we are part of his family.
  • We only managed to fit in two practises of our Chinese performance before the real one on Friday but it turned out BRILLIANTLY, we are very proud we could share all we've learnt with our families. WELL DONE RECPECTION!
  • After a busy and fun term we are looking forward to our half term before we go DINOSAUR BONKERS!

Week Beginning 4th February  

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

  • We've been busy exploring weight, we have used  the scales to find out which items are heavier and lighter than each other. 
  • We have begun writing our own stories after making a story plan to decide we wanted to include in them. 
  • We have learnt lots of facts about Panda's, writing fact files, making masks and drawing them.
  • We have started making our large dragons for the Chinese celebration assembly, you are in for a treat!
  • We went to church to practise a mock wedding so we could learn more about the ceremony, ready for our own wedding after half term.
  • Our words for this week are KIND   SENSITIVE   CONSIDERATE  SYMPATHETIC.
  • Children are working extremely hard to receive team points for their coloured teams but also these points add up to win prizes off Mrs Patrick!  

Week Beginning 28th January 

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

  • WHAT A WEEK!!!!!!!!!!
  • It started off on Monday with our trip to the Canton Chef, the children had chicken fried rice, noodles, prawn crackers, spring rolls and sweet and sour chicken. Tommy and Ellen showed us some tradition Chinese new year sweets, cards and decorations. We had a great time.
  • We've been learning how to structure a story and exploring characters, settings, problems and solutions, ready to write our own stories next week.
  • We have investigated measuring by using different non-standard measures to measure things in the classroom, i.e mini me's, numicon and our hands.
  • We had a great snow day, sledging down the big hill and warming up with hot chocolate.
  • We began our wedding RE topic and had mock weddings in the deconstructed role play.
  • Our Chinese dancing and football skills are coming on nicely. 

Week Beginning 21st January

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

  • Learning the story of 'The Run Away Rice Cake' using actions and picture ques to help us remember it.
  • Using powder paint to mix different colours to paint the 12 different Chinese zodiac animals.
  • We have loved being outside in the cold frosty weather, we have explored ice and made dinosaur dens.
  • In RE we learnt about some of Jesus' miracles  and we thought about how and why we show people we love them.
  • We made some Chinese dragon ready for our Chinese New Year celebrations.
  • We have investigated a lot of Chinese items in the continuous provision.
  • In our maths work we counted different amounts and match the number to it, along with counting on to add more to make our total amount higher.
  • For snack we have tried prawn crackers and rice and soya sauce. 
  • Our words of the day this week are LAUGH SMIRK GIGGLE CACKLE. 

Week Beginning 14th January 

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

  • Finger
  • Daily Phonics
  • Beginning to learn about China, we learnt 'The Great Race' story which determined which order the zodiac animal signs would be in. This year is the year of the 'Pig'. We did a joint write on large sheets and wrote down what we would like to find out about China. Lots of great Team Ant work during this activity which was FANTASTIC!
  • We were counting irregular amounts of items in our grab and splat game and matching the numerals to the amounts.
  • In RE we made New Year's Promises, lots were to help Mum's tidy up at home!!! SO WATCH THIS SPACE MUM'S!!!! :) 
  • The children enjoyed their first football session!
  • Miss Henderson taught us a Chinese Dance for our Chinese performance, Mrs Patrick and Mrs Hartley are still trying to catch up!!!

A great start back to normal class life after a fun arts week! Well done everyone!