St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Together we are growing in God's love

Todholes Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5DG

01946 810 513

In literacy we are working to develop our ability to write descriptively.  We have been focusing on the use of adjectives and have developed this to include the use of similes.  Our focus book for the rest of the term is 'The Egyptian Cinderella'. 

See the source imageWe have looked at the structure of traditional fairy tales and will be creating our very  own Cinderella story which will include all the fairy tale elements that we have explored.  Here are some examples of our most recent descriptive writing, linked to the main character of our story.  Through this book we are also developing our reading skills and VIPER skills.

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This term our maths focus have been place value, we have explored the values of hundreds, tens and ones and the effects that each place value can have on the other.  This has helped us to move on to addition and subtraction - when we eventually be carrying out both operations using two 3 digit numbers and exchanging tens and ones.  We are working hard to develop mental strategies, using our knowledge of number bonds to help us do this quickly and efficiently!  We are also beginning to explore using the column method.  

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We have learnt some amazing things in our Science topic this half term - Animals including Humans. We have learnt so much, from understanding how our muscles work, to being able to name a range of bones in our body! We found out that there are three types of skeletons and identified which animals belong to each skeleton family - we even built our own skeletons with our faces on! As well as, researching the amazing Marie Curie to find out who she was and why her Science work made her so famous! - Educational Interactive Games - Maths Games. - To help practice spellings at home! - Geography Games. - Helpful information and videos for every subject! - Fun learning ideas you could try at home. - Active learning videos - these can be really fun for times tables! - Multiplication games.