Reading books will be changed once a week. Please sign your child's reading diary so that books can be changed. Reading diaries will be checked each day to ensure reading is taking place.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in the following Tuesday.
Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday.
P.E. will be on Wednesday and Monday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear in school - black pumps or trainers.
Aspirations Week started with everyone coming into school dressed as somebody in our chosen career. We had so many different costumes from doctors, nurses, teachers, explorers and even a palaeontologist! We were very excited to share our chosen careers with each other and with Matt. He was very impressed!
Matt O'Donoghue very kindly came to visit us to talk about his work in the media. He inspired us with his amazing stories of the work he has done in the past. He showed us some of the equipment he used and told us all about the different roles involved in making a news programme which reaches so many people every day. We talked about how our Gospel Values will help us achieve our goals and how important it is to keep the hard work going.
Ann Wilson came to speak to us about the amazing work she has done in Calais. She volunteered in the kitchens there to help the refugees who were stuck and had nowhere else to go. She also told us the tragic story of the Lampedusa shipwreck, which was carrying refugees towards safety. She then showed us how, incredibly, something good had come out of such a sad event - a man had made wood from the wreckage into some crosses - a reminder of how Christ also suffered.
Christopher Lubbe spoke with Key Stage Two on Wednesday. His incredible story told us all about his work with Nelson Mandela and how he had spent a lot of his life fighting for the rights of people of different races in South Africa. He even showed us part of the very special limestone Nelson Mandela had given him as a present when he retired. Mr Lubbe's story reminded us to keep respect at the heart of all of the work that we do.
Using maps to investigate England
We have been using atlases to look at maps as part of our London topic. The children were reading the key and finding the differences between some areas which are more rural than others. They found that there are lots of rural areas down South, with lots of different levels of land. They also found that the areas of low land are the only areas we can build towns and cities on.