St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Making learning irresistible

Summer 2018-19

Week Beginning 13th May

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

  • Well the new oven went down a storm when the children made pizza wraps, this week! Yum Yum! We are going to try breakfast muffins next!
  • We are really enjoying the story 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy, we've done lots of activities inspired from the book, including story writing to making rockets in the outdoor area!
  • In maths we investigated estimation and played games outside to develop our understanding.
  • In RE we continued our work on Mary and her importance in our lives. We made some rosary beads and learnt The Hail Mary.
  • With everyone's excitement and fascination on rockets, we decided to do our own science experiments. We used balloons, straws and string to experiment how fast and far they could traveled. 
  • Following on from picnic list writing we decided to go for a picnic to the moon ourselves ............... aka a picnic at the park! The sun was shining and we had great fun!

Week Beginning 6th May

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

  • We have learnt all about how the earth and the moon orbit, we made models of this and wrote down facts in our writing book.
  • We learnt about Jesus's ascension to heaven and made models of this with recycled paper cups and plates.
  • In maths we were practising our number recognition skills and learning how to count in 2s!
  • May is the month of Mary so we reflected on the importance of her in our lives and how we could be more like her. 
  • We have our new cooker and fridge form the money raised at our Chinese performance and snack next week will be pizza wraps using the oven!
  • All children used the toaster independently and safely this week while making toast for snack and we are VERY PROUD of this! The thickness of the butter and jam was another matter!!
  • During PE we carried on our space dance as well as doing some mindfulness and relaxation at the end of session.
  • The moon sand in the dough area was a great success, so worth the mess!

Week Beginning 29th April

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

  • WOW what a busy and exciting week we've had!
  • The Dib Dab aliens got back to Dibby Dabby after we found their 3D shaped fuel  and they sent us some special Dibby Dabby space cakes, which were delicious!
  • The ladies from Dove Cottage came to do a  song and craft time, we sang spring songs, heard poems by William Wordsworth and made sheep masks. 
  • Fiddadle came to perform and were AMAZING,they  played a range of instruments and taught us some songs too!
  • We made jet packs and went on an adventure to space in our PE session!
  • We learnt all about astronauts and wrote facts about them.
  • In RE we learnt about Pentecost and made fire flame crowns, like the holy spirit gave the people at the feast of Pentecost.

Week Beginning 22nd April 

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

  • This week the Dib Dab Aliens lost all their 3D shaped fuel in our outdoor area!! luckily we found it for them, we sorted them into  different shapes and wrote letters to the Dib Dabs, so they could get back to Dibby Dabby! We're hoping to hear from them soon!
  • We had some tasty fresh strawberries in our outdoor area while enjoying a story in the sunshine.
  • The children made cheese scones and enjoyed eating them as much as making them!
  • We did group writing on large sheets, writing questions we would like answered during our space topic. 
  • In RE we wrote 'Good News' newspaper article to share our own good news, just as everyone shared Jesus' good news that he had rose again.
  • Everyone settled into their new reading groups and are working super hard! Thanks to those reading at home, what an impact it is having!

Week Beginning 15th April 

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

  • The children have loved all the activities of holy week, learning about the importance of Easter and the true meaning of it .......  not just chocolate eggs and bunnies!
  • The children created a fantastic procession for 'Jesus' to walk into our Easter mass, by waving palms they had created during finger gym.
  • We had a mental health workshop where the children learnt how to deal with worries and learnt where they can get help from to deal with anything that might worry them. We have a worry box in class that the children can add worries too.
  • We had a very naughty snack this week where the children made chocolate Easter nests in their bowl, they melted 3 squares of chocolate in the microwave and then mixed in the rice cripsies and 3 chocolate eggs!
  • Thursday was our whole school sponsored walk and it was FANTASTICCCCCC, every single child was so well behaved and really motivated to walk over 5 miles. We couldn't be more proud of everyone.
  • The continuous  provision was filled with lots of Easter fun............................