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Year 5 blog Friday 21st June 2024

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 3:55pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

 

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Use a dictionary to find the meaning of any words you don’t know.

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

descent        principal         bruise          sacrifice          existence          disappoint        disobey          dissent          principle        misbehave          inactive          mislead          incorrect        country    trouble

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

Square numbers from 1 to 144 and back again          1, 4, 9, …

25s from 0 to 450 and back again                               0, 25,50, …

9s from 0 to 108 and back again                                 0, 9,18, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day.

Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars.

Well done to Elliott and Max N who were our rockstars last week.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition – individual  

Spelling Challenge  

 

We have had a wonderful week in Year 5.

In English, we wrote an opening chapter for a sequel to Varjak Paw. In addition, we all wrote about our own special place. This will be put on display for the rest of the school to see.   

In Maths, we continued adding and subtracting multiple fractions with different denominators. Everyone has been trying very hard with this.

We learnt about Islam in RE this week. We found out lots of information about Islam and then created a factual poster which explained some of the beliefs and customs.

In Music, we practised singing the songs for Bugsy Malone. The lyrics to the song can be found on last week’s blog.

Finally, we all enjoyed visiting All Hallows for our taster day. We were all beautifully behaved and the staff were so impressed. We all took part in a PE lesson, explored the school, met Helen the chaplain and took part in some performing arts. We also loved our All Hallows school dinner!

Reception Blog - Friday 21st June 2024

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 2:33pm

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Phonics

This week Mrs Stone's group have revisited all phase 3 Phonics sounds.

Mrs Robinson's group have started to learn Phase 4. We have been tuning into the penultimate consonant in words, for example must (st), went (nt) and chimp (mp).

Mrs Cliffe's group have been revisiting igh and tricky words.

Drawing Club

This week we have been watching clips from Roadrunner.

We designed our own super-fast friend for roadrunner, and thought of a new way to capture the coyote.

Maths

This week we continued  to make different amounts with money. 

R.E.

This week we continued to learn about being a good neighbour.

We discussed what we remembered from the story of the Good Samaritan and we drew our own pictures of us being kind to others.

PSHE

This week, as part of transition to Year 1, we thought about different questions to ask the teachers.

Physical Development

This week we completed obstacle courses and team games.

Expressive Art and Design

We continued with our matchbox art this week, adding the different parts, like sand, the sea and sea animals.

We started a whole class collage of a London cityscape.

Forest School

We learnt about the summer solstice. This means that in the northern hemisphere, where we live, the sun is at its highest point in the sky. It's also the longest day of the year - and the shortest night.This day falls on Saturday 22nd June. We made sun decorations using wool.

 

 

Year 4 Blog Friday 21st June 2024

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 8:48am

Welcome to your Friday blog

Home practice

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Can you use different voices for the different characters? Think about how they might speak.

 

Spellings

These are your spellings for next week:

fury             furious         envy             envious        courage       

space           spacious       fame            famous         courageous

danger         dangerous    poison          poisonous     humour         humorous

 

Counting

This week, please practise counting in 8’s  

For example, start at 8 and count to 96 and back again

8    16     24 etc                         96     88     80   etc

Now try counting in 0.8’s

For example, start at 0.8 and count to 9.6 and back again

0.8   16   2.4   etc                     9.6   8.8   8.0   etc

                   

 

Times tables and Number facts

Please practise your individual tables target for your test next week. 

You can practise your tables on TTRockstars, Hit the Button and timestables.co.uk

Please also practise your number facts. 

You can practise your number facts on Hit the Button

It is crucial that you learn all of your table facts and your number facts as this will help you with many aspects of maths.

 

Sumdog challenges

  • A spelling challenge based on the words above
  • A maths challenge to consolidate our area learning

 

TTRockstars challenge

  • A ‘garage’ session

 

In English, we planned, drafted and published a piece of writing called ‘My Special Place’. This was a descriptive piece of writing and has been displayed in school.

 

In Maths, we learnt that area is the amount of space taken up by a shape and that by counting squares we can find out its area. We the used this knowledge to find the area of rectilinear shapes by splitting them into rectangles.

 

In RE, we learnt about the Qur’an which is the Muslims’ most holy book.  Muslims believe that it contains the actual words of Allah spoken to Muhammad by the angel Jibril.

 

In French, we continued learning words for the weather. We then linked these words to the type of weather we would expect in the 4 different seasons.

 

In Science, we investigated the relationship between volume and distance. We concluded that as the distance from the sound source increased, the sounds grew fainter.

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Have a sunny weekend

The Year 4 Team

Year 6 Blog Friday 21st June 2024

Date: 20th Jun 2024 @ 7:12pm

St Augustine's CofE Primary School - Year 6

Another busy week, great effort Year 6.

Home Practice

Reading

Please enjoy reading a good book for up to 30 minutes every evening.

Spelling

When reading, if you come across any new words that you don’t understand, ask an adult or look them up in the dictionary.

Building up your vocabulary knowledge is really beneficial, so make a list of good words that you could use in your own writing.

Maths

Counting/Number Games

Have a go at this tangrams game!

https://nrich.maths.org/1 

 

Sumdog

You have a mixed times table/division facts challenge on Sumdog to complete.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

If you would like to do a bit more work on your times tables, Hit the Button is a great game to play.

Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Times Table Rock Stars is another great way to practise your times tables.

Follow this link: https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

Reminders

Tuesday 25th June - Open Morning.

Thursday 27th June - Super Learning Day and Talent Show evening.

Wednesday 3rd July - All Hallows Transition Day (more info to follow).

Saturday 6th July - Summer Fair.

Thursday 9th July - Bugsy Malone Perfomances at 10am, 2pm and 6.30pm.

Thursday 11th July - Y6 Bikeability.

Tuesday 16th July - Y6 Leavers Assembly (9.15), Mass (6.00pm) and Party (6.45-8.30pm).

Wednesday 17th July - Liverpool Retreat Day. 

Thursday 18th July - Y6 Bikeability.

Friday 19th July - School closes at 1.30pm for the Summer Holidays!!

The 1,000-year-old Boy : Welford, Ross: Amazon.co.uk: Books

In English, we are still enjoying our novel The 1000 year old Boy by Ross Welford. 

We wrote some excellent playscripts, a description about 'My Special Place', a biography about Charles Dickens and a short dialogue between a father and son, who were whalers.

In PE on Wednesday, we practised for Sports Day.

The Year 6 Sports Day was a great success today, everyone did so well.

In French, we continued preparing for our French cafe.

In Music, we sang the songs for our Bugsy Malone production. You will find them in the documents at the bottom of the blog dated 24th May (paper copies were also given out last week). Please keep learning the words thoroughly! 

Drama - We spent more time rehearsing and singing the songs. It's going well, we are half way through the script now!

Forest School - another great session...

One group learnt about the summer solstice.During the summer solstice, the earth's axis is tilted at its closest point from the sun. This means that in the northern hemisphere, the sun is at its highest point in the sky. It's also the longest day of the year - and the shortest night.This day falls on Saturday 22nd June. We made forest eyes using yarns, beads and wool in sunny colours.

The other group learnt how to use hammers safely. They learnt how to safely hammer nails into a piece of wood then wrap wool around them to make a work of art. The children were very inventive and creative.We also used the Kelly Kettle to boil water for some delicious hot chocolate.

Well done to the Cricket and Netball teams who represented the school exceptionally well at the tournaments.

  #30 Days Wild

As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.
 

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Year 6 Team.

 

 

Year 1 Blog - Friday 21st June 2024

Date: 20th Jun 2024 @ 5:12pm

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Welcome to your Friday blog

Home Practice

Phonics - ge and dge words OR ay words OR tricky words

Maths - Compare numbers to 20

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards, from different starting numbers.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have been writing about our special place. Everyone in school is writing about their special place. It will all be part of an amazing display of writing across the school. We have tried so hard to make our writing look beautiful on the page.

Phonics

Some of us have been learning the sounds, eigh as in eight, ey as in grey and a as in acorn.

Some of us have been learning and revising the different j spellings: j in jam, g in giant, ge in fringe and dge in edge.

Maths

We have been learning about place value. We have been comparing numbers on a number line, using the words 'most' and 'least'/'fewest'.

We have been using bead strings and base ten to help us with this learning. We have been counting in 2s and 5s.

R.E.

We have been learning about the difference between a cross and a crucifix. We talked about their importance to Christians and then we made our own crucifix collage. We also listened to some Gospel music, understanding and appreciating how music plays an important part in religious life. 

Science

Some of us went on a walk around the school grounds to see if we could spot any signs of summer. We used our senses, making sure that we were quiet so that we didn't scare any wildlife!

Forest School

In one session we decided on our own learning. We made some delicious food in the mud kitchen, played hide and seek, climbed trees and used tools safely. We showed superb co-operation, teamwork, imagination and creativity.

We learnt about the summer solstice. During the summer solstice, the earth's axis is tilted at its closest point from the sun. This means that in the northern hemisphere, the sun is at its highest point in the sky. It's also the longest day of the year - and the shortest night. This day falls on Saturday 22nd June. We made sun decorations using yarns, beads, pipe cleaners, willow and wool in sunny colours.

Little Owls Week 3

Date: 19th Jun 2024 @ 4:09pm

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Today we went on a little walk to see where the playground is and where we will be having our dinner when we start in September.

We met Mrs Speight - she is the cook who will make all our dinners for us. We then had more fun in the classroom making bear masks and playing in our outdoor area. 

We read the story 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' and sang lots of different counting songs. 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (My First Fairy Tales)

The children had tomatoes for snack today. 

 

Next week: We are going to watch the whole school perform their 'Dance From the Heart' dance on the playground.

Year 2 Blog - Friday 14th June

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 1:12pm

Reading - Please try to read for 10 minutes every night. Children will get 10 house points for every book they read at home.

Spellings – Quiz on Monday 17th June

accident        address      arrive       believe     answer

appear      actual        our      because     their

Times Tables/Number Facts –  A times tables sheet will be sent home every Wednesday/Thursday. 

Counting - Practise saying your 10 times tables out loud forwards and backwards.

Sumdog Challenges Maths – 3D shapes

Sumdog Challenge Spellings –  Common Exception words

 

This week in Year 2

English

This week we read our novel 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We also planned and wrote our 'Special Place' writing. The children have written some beautiful pieces of writing - well done Year 2. 

Maths

This week we started learning about 3D shapes and their properties.

RE

We read scripture from Luke (10: 25-37) The Parable of the Good Samaritan. We reflected on the scripture and re-told the story . 

Forest School

We started our session with a colour hunt. We had to find something in the nature area which most closely matched the colour of our card. We found logs, leaves, bark and petals. Then we decided on our own learning. We made some delicious food in the mud kitchen, practised tying knots, used spades, shovels and rakes to make a new garden area and climbed trees. We showed superb co-operation, teamwork, imagination and creativity.

Science

We compared seeds and bulbs. We are learning about germination. 

History

This week we  finished our Kings, Queens and Castles topic. Next week we will start out new topic about technology. 

#30 Days Wild

Please could you send a plastic yoghurt/milk tub in with your child - we are going to make some recycled bird feeders for 30 days wild. 

Reception Blog - Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 12:45pm

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Phonics

This week Mrs Stone's group learnt the ear, air and ure sounds.

Mrs Robinson's group have been revisiting all phase 3 sounds, ready for phase 4 to start next week.

Mrs Cliffe's group have revisited the ai and ee sounds.

Drawing Club

This week we have been writing all about a place that is special to us.

We have all written it beautifully, ready for it to be displayed in school for everyone to see.

Maths

This week we have been learning about money and counting out the correct amounts. 

R.E.

This week continued to learn about being a good neighbour. We listened to the story of the Good Samaritan and discussed what happened in the story.

PSHE

This week, as part of transition to Year 1, we discussed what we are looking forward to learning when we move to our next class.

Physical Development

We had a theatre company visit school this week.

We all learnt a dance related to the Olympics.

Understanding the World

We sorted pictures of different vehicles that are on land, the sea, in the air and on tracks.

Expressive Art and Design

We started a new project, making our own landscapes. We decided to make an under the sea landscape. We looked at different pictures on the computer and made our own.

Forest School

In our session we learnt how to use a spade, a hoe and a rake safely. Then we decided on our own learning. We made some delicious food in the mud kitchen, played hide and seek and climbed trees. We showed superb co-operation, teamwork, imagination and creativity.

#30 Days Wild

This week we all took part in our 30 days wild activity. We explored our outdoors and collected items to make our own bookmark.

Year 1 Blog- Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 11:36am

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

Home Practice

Phonics - aw words OR kn words (n sound) OR u_e words

Counting - See if you can measure different objects around your house, count in 2s, 5s and 10s on the ruler/measuring tape whilst doing so!

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We continued our learning through the stories of Katie Morag. We wrote sentences about what mischief she got up to wth her big boy cousins.

Some of us also predicted the games that Katie Morag and her cousins could play next.

We are really trying hard to learn to spell more words correctly.

 

Phonics

This week some of us have been revising aw as in prawn and or as in thorn. We have also been revising all the split digraphs.

Some of us have been learning the different zh spellings: s in treasure and si in vision. We have also learnt the n spellings: kn in knew and gn in gnome.

We all completed our phonic screen.

Maths

We have been learning how to measure with rulers and metre sticks. 

We have been completing assessments this week.

RE

We have been learning how to be a good neighbour to everyone in the world. We learnt about a little girl called Marie-Doriane who lives in Rwanda. We compared our lives to hers and talked about how we could help poorer countries.

We also were lucky to have Mrs Wilson come into class to teach us about the special jobs that she has in our Church. We quickly realised that she is a very good neighbour as she helps so many people (especially Father Michael!)

History

Some of us compared different famous explorers. We read about Neil Armstrong, Ibn Battuta, Charles Darwin, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sylvia Earle. We talked about how they all explored different places (some quite dangerous) and explained why they might have wanted to explore that place.

PSHE

We have been learning how to look after our environment. We made a whole class poster teaching others how to look after our world and then we talked about how we can make a difference, focusing on recycling. We sorted objects into recycling bins on Seesaw.

Forest School

We started our session with a colour hunt. We had to find something in the nature area which most closely matched the colour of our card. We found logs, leaves, bark and petals. Then we decided on our own learning. We made some delicious food in the mud kitchen, practised tying knots and climbed trees. We showed superb co-operation, teamwork, imagination and creativity.

In our session we learnt how to use gardening tools safely. Mrs Corbett made a fire and we were so excited to see and hear the popcorn pop! Some of us had a go at lighting a fire with the flint and steel.

Dance

Lois from West End in schools theatre company came to teach us a dance all about the Olympics. We learnt it so quickly! Lois was impressed with all our sporty dance moves.

Year 4 Blog Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 8:43am

Welcome to your Friday blog

 

Home practice

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Try and look carefully at the beginning of each sentence. What words do the sentences start with? Can you spot any subordinating conjunctions?

 

Spellings

These are your spellings for next week:

weather       whether       who’s           whose          medal           meddle

missed         mist             there           their           they’re

aloud            allowed         groan           grown          

 

Counting

This week, please practise counting in 10’s  

For example, start at 54 and count to 234 and back again

54   64   74    etc                      234   224   214 etc

Now try counting in 0.1’s

For example, start at 2.5 and count to 4.2 and back again

2.5   2.6   2.7   etc                     4.2   4.1   4.0  etc

                  

 

Times tables and Number facts

Please practise your individual tables target for your test next week. 

You can practise your tables on TTRockstars, Hit the Button and timestables.co.uk

Please also practise your number facts. 

You can practise your number facts on Hit the Button

It is crucial that you learn all of your table facts and your number facts as this will help you with many aspects of maths.

 

Sumdog challenges

  • A spelling challenge based on the words above
  • A maths challenge to plot coordinates on a grid

 

TTRockstars challenge

  • A ‘studio’ session

 

In English, we continued reading our class novel, King of the Cloud Forests. We read about the interesting events at the beginning of Ashley’s journey and the one incident which was to change his life forever. We then planned and wrote a letter from Ashley to his father.

 

In Maths, we consolidated our learning about co-ordinates and extended it by completing 2 dimensional shapes on a grid. This week, we also learnt how to describe movements as 'translations' using the words left, right, up and down.

 

In RE, we discussed what ‘examine your conscience’ means. We also considered how we feel when we’ve done something wrong, what we might do next and why contrition is so important.

 

In Geography, we learnt about the Congo Rainforest, which is the second largest rainforest. We then continued working on our double page spread by adding more information and pictures to it.

 

In Music, we compared a ukulele to a banjo – although we thought they were quite similar, there were plenty of differences. We also practised playing the ukulele in time with each other.

 

This week we also had another super yoga session with Katie from South Ribble Sports Coaches. During this session, Katie taught us a variety of different balances and how to practise ‘rectangular breathing’.  We also took part in an ‘Olympic’ themed dance on Thursday afternoon which we thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Next week, we will be completing a piece of writing called "My Special Place". We have already talked about this in class.  Whilst at home, please also think about your special place in preparation for your writing in school. Remember, it could be anywhere - your bedroom, another room in your house, a place you have been on holiday, or somewhere you feel totally relaxed and can be yourself. Share some ideas with people at home if this helps. 

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Enjoy your weekend

The Year 4 team

Year 3 Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 8:08am

Welcome to your Friday Blog

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This week we have danced, explored our grounds for colour and relaxed with another great yoga session with Katie!

Home Practice

We have been very impressed with all the book changing that has been happening again this week. We have seen lots of progress in everyone's reading. Keep it up!

On Sumdog this week we have set 3 challenges. If you finish or find them too tricky, you can access Sumdog Training which will set questions to practice weaker skills.

Your spellings this week are the next 20 statutory Year 3 spellings. Have a go and do lots of practise!

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For your counting practice keep practising your 8s, forwards and backwards! Why not teach your family how to play 1,2,3?

This week in Year 3

This week we have really enjoyed the beginning of our novel, Finding Alfie by Michael Morpurgo. We have a lot of questions! We met Michael who has gone off to find out more about his Auntie Iris' long lost love Alfie. We wrote some amazing descriptions of the abandoned church and what we think Alfie might be like.

Finding Alfie: Live Illustration with Michael Foreman | National Army Museum

In Maths we have been learing how to use our number facts to help us add and take away using the column addition and subtraction method. We also revisited bridging through 10 when adding and taking away. 

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In RE we finished our Choices topic, revisiting some of our lessons and responding with our own Choices booklets. Everyone has had some very thoughtful ideas when exploring this topic. Well done Year 3!

 

In Art, we met Frances Hatch and explored some of her natural art.  We also explored our grounds to find the colour palatte of our school. We created some natural paint and had a go at using these to paint our grounds.

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We also had a brilliant session learning an Olympic dance. Check out our gallery!

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Have a brilliant weekend!

The Year 3 Team

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 7:37am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Next week we will be writing about My Special Place. If you haven’t already, please have a think about your special place at home in preparation for our writing in school. Your special place could be a room in your house, a place you have been on holiday, etc. You could share ideas with people at home and draw or look for pictures.

 

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Use a dictionary to find the meaning of any words you don’t know.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

definitely          mischief          veil          protein          receive          achieve          ascent          photograph          peace          alter          telephone          piece          assent          altar          weigh

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

Square numbers from 1 to 144 and back again          1, 4, 9, …

7s from 0 to 84 and back again                                   0, 7, 14, …

12s from o to 144 and back again                               0, 12, 24, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day.

Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars.

Well done to Elliott who was our rockstar last week.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition – boys v girls  

Spelling Challenge  

 

We have had a wonderful week in Year 5.

In English we have done lots of exciting writing. We wrote a descriptive piece about D Day, we planned our own sequel to Varjak Paw, and we wrote a performance poem about nature.  We also learnt about D Day in our history lesson.  We looked at some documents from the National Archive and then used them to solve clues and figure out the planning that took place for D Day.

In maths, we have been finding equivalent fractions and then adding and comparing fractions. This is tricky but everybody has done a fantastic job.

In RE, we continued with our learning about the Ten Commandments. We shared our ideas about which Commandment we think is the most important. We then read God’s People from the book of Isaiah. This scripture describes things that please God. We used the ideas to write own our instructions about living in God’s way. Here is the scripture we examined:

God says:

Be clear about what is right and what pleases me! Giving up things and putting on a miserable face does not impress me. What brings me joy is everything that brings freedom: a kindly word for someone who is worried; a helping hand for someone in trouble. When people share food with the hungry and help the homeless find shelter; if they give clothes to those in need and work at bringing happiness to their family and friends, I see my love growing in them. This is what pleases me, and they will become signs of hope for everyone, like a bright sunrise after a long dark night. (Isaiah 58: 3-8)

In music we practised singing the songs for Bugsy Malone. The lyrics to the song can be found on this blog.

Year 6 Blog Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 13th Jun 2024 @ 1:34pm

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A great week, well done Year 6.

Home Practice

Reading

Please enjoy reading a good book for up to 30 minutes every evening.

Spelling

When reading, if you come across any new words that you don’t understand, ask an adult or look them up in the dictionary.

Building up your vocabulary knowledge is really beneficial, so make a list of good words that you could use in your own writing.

Maths

Counting/Number Games

Have a go at this game!

https://nrich.maths.org/factorsandmultiples 

Sumdog

You have a mixed times table/division facts challenge on Sumdog to complete.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

If you would like to do a bit more work on your times tables, Hit the Button is a great game to play.

Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Times Table Rock Stars is another great way to practise your times tables.

Follow this link: https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

Reminders

Friday 21st June - Year 6 Sports Day.

Tuesday 25th June - Open Morning.

Thursday 27th June - Super Learning Day and Talent Show evening.

Wednesday 3rd July - All Hallows Transition Day (more info to follow).

Saturday 6th July - Summer Fair.

Thursday 9th July - Bugsy Malone Perfomances at 10am, 2pm and 6.30pm.

Thursday 11th July - Y6 Bikeability.

Tuesday 16th July - Y6 Leavers Assembly (9.15), Mass (6.00pm) and Party (6.45-8.30pm).

Wednesday 17th July - Liverpool Retreat Day. 

Thursday 18th July - Y6 Bikeability.

Friday 19th July - School closes at 1.30pm for the Summer Holidays!!

The 1,000-year-old Boy : Welford, Ross: Amazon.co.uk: Books

We are still enjoying our novel The 1000 year old Boy by Ross Welford. 

We have written some great non-fiction, including an explanation of what climate change is and a persuasive piece encouraging people to act now to reverse the effects of climate change.

In PE, we practised for Sports Day, developed our tennis skills and played mini games.

In French, we created menus for the French cafe.

In Music, we are learning the songs for our Bugsy Malone production. You will find them in the documents at the bottom of the blog dated 24th May (paper copies were also given out this week). Please learn the words as soon as possible! 

Drama - We have spent more time rehearsing and singing the songs. Next week the acting will really begin!!

Forest School - another great session. One group built obstacle courses and demonstrated them to the rest of the class.

The other group, learnt how to use hammers safely. Their activity was to hammer nails into a piece of wood then wrap wool around them to make a piece of art. The children were very inventive and creative, well done Year 6.

We enjoyed a great session all about transition to High School.

We also had a visiting dance teacher who helped us to create and perform a dance for the upcoming Olympics.

  #30 Days Wild

As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.
 

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Year 6 Team.

 

 

Little Owls Week 2

Date: 12th Jun 2024 @ 12:39pm

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This week we explored our outdoor area in small groups. The children enjoyed jumping, climbing, balancing and digging and so much more.

All the little owls remembered how to sit beautifully on the carpet and had great listening ears for the register and storytime.

We read the story 'The Gingerbread Man' and sang lots of different nursery ryhmes. 

The Gingerbread Man (Picture Books): Amazon.co.uk: Lesley Sims:  9781409531661: Books

The children had oranges for snack today. 

 

Next week: We will be taking the children on a walk around to school to explore where they will be eating their dinner and playing at playtimes.

Year 3 Friday Blog 7th June 2024

Date: 7th Jun 2024 @ 1:00pm

Welcome back to our final half term in Year 3

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This term we will be preparing the children for Year 4 and covering some fantastic final topics in Geography, RE, Art and DT. 

Home Practice
 
Keep up with the great reading! Grab a book and sit in the garden!
 
We have set 2 Maths challenges on Sumdog. One on your times tables and one on addition and subtraction.
Continue to practise counting forwards and backwards. For a challenge, try counting up in 3s, 4s and 5s but choose different starting points!
 
Your spellings are as follows. 
 
Yellow, green, blue, red, white, orange, purple, eighty, turquoise, two, three, four, eight, twelve, eleven, thirteen, thirty, nineteen
 
This week in Year 3
 
We finished our novel, Cliffhanger this week and loved it. We wrote some brilliant book reviews and recounts using speech and different sentence structures. Next week, we will be starting an exciting, brand new novel by Michael Morpurgo!!
 
Finding Alfie: A D-Day Story : Morpurgo, Michael, Foreman, Michael:  Amazon.co.uk: Books
 
In maths we have been revisiting the column method for addition and subtraction. We have really improved our number facts to 20 which is really helping us to solve our problems quickly.
 
In RE we have been learning about the sacrament of Reconciliation. The children created a fact sheet about how we celebrate the sacrament and asked lots of thoughtful questions.
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation | 1catholicsalmon
 
 
On Tuesday we started Yoga with Katie from the Lancashire Sports team. We learned how to do a sun salutation and began to create a yoga sequence. This links brilliantly to our gymnastics work from earlier in the year.
 
Yoga Animation by Sibin K Devassia on Dribbble
 
Next week we will finish our History topic about the Ancient Egyptians. We have really enjoyed this topic and learned lots. We will be exploring the reign of Ramses II and how he strengthened the Egyptian Empire. We will also learn about how the Egyptian Empire came to an end with the invasions by Alexander the Great and later, the Romans. 
 
Everyone was amazing (even the mums and dads) in our Year 3 sports day. Everyone crossed the line and gave their best. Check out our video here.
 
 
Have a lovely weekend
 
The Year 3 Team

Year 6 Blog Friday 7th June 2024

Date: 7th Jun 2024 @ 12:30pm

St Thomas' Leesfield C of E Primary School - Year 6 - 2023-24

A very busy week but lovely to be back, well done Year 6.

Home Practice

Reading

Please enjoy reading a good book for up to 30 minutes every evening.

Spelling

When reading, if you come across any new words that you don’t understand, ask an adult or look them up in the dictionary.

Building up your vocabulary knowledge is really beneficial, so make a list of good words that you could use in your own writing.

Maths

Counting/Number Games

Have a go at this game!

https://nrich.maths.org/15106 

Sumdog

You have a mixed times table/division facts challenge on Sumdog to complete.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

If you would like to do a bit more work on your times tables, Hit the Button is a great game to play.

Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Times Table Rock Stars is another great way to practise your times tables.

Follow this link: https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

Reminders

Team photos next week, so please have PE kits in school every day!

Friday 21st June - Year 6 Sports Day.

Tuesday 25th June - Open Morning.

Thursday 27th June - Super Learning Day and Talent Show evening.

Wednesday 3rd July - All Hallows Transition Day (more info to follow).

Saturday 6th July - Summer Fair.

Thursday 9th July - Bugsy Malone Perfomances at 10am, 2pm and 6.30pm.

Thursday 11th July - Y6 Bikeability.

Tuesday 16th July - Y6 Leavers Assembly (9.15), Mass (6.00pm) and Party (6.45-8.30pm).

Wednesday 17th July - Liverpool Retreat Day. 

Thursday 18th July - Y6 Bikeability.

Friday 19th July - School closes at 1.30pm for the Summer Holidays!!

The 1,000-year-old Boy : Welford, Ross: Amazon.co.uk: Books

In English this week, we have been enjoying our novel The 1000 year old Boy by Ross Welford. We have focused a lot on our writing in preparation for High School. The children have written some great pieces about their passions, challenges they have faced and special anecdotes.

In our Maths lesson, we did some applied Maths. Game Show Maths - Goldenballs and Countdown.

In RE, we re-wrote our information texts about Deacons and how they serve in the Catholic Church for a display in class.

In PE, we practised for Sports Day, worked on our tennis skills and played mini games.

In French, the children used the key phrases they had learned to write a script for the French Cafe session.

In Art, we sketched oak and silver birch trees, focusing on shading techniques.

In Music, the children are learning the songs for our Bugsy Malone production. You will find them in the documents at the bottom of last week's blog, please learn the words!

Drama - Year 6 will be spending a lot more time rehearsing for Bugsy Malone. They did so well in the auditions and with script reading.

Forest School -We had our first session. We learnt how to be safe around a fire. We learnt how to start a fire. Then, we made our campfire pizzas. We chose our favourite ingredients taking care that there was enough  left for everyone. We watched them being fried on the fire. We had time for some exploring and then went back around the fire to make popcorn. We played some hide and seek games and then had a quiet reflection about what we had learnt, discovered or been surprised about.

We all thought the food was delicious!

  #30 Days Wild

As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.
 

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Year 6 Team.

 

 

Year 2 Blog - Friday 7th June

Date: 7th Jun 2024 @ 9:22am

Reading - Please try to read for 10 minutes every night. Children will get 10 house points for every book they read at home this week!

Spellings – Common Exception Words reviewed in class so no spelling quiz next week

Times Tables/Number Facts –  A times tables sheet will be sent home every Wednesday/Thursday. 

Counting - Practise saying your 5 times tables out loud forwards and backwards.

Sumdog Challenges Maths – 2D shapes

Sumdog Challenge Spellings –  Common Exception words

 

 

This week in Year 2

PE

We  enjoyed a lovely yoga session on Tuesday with Katie from South Ribble.

English

This week we started our new novel 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We wrote descriptions about the main characters and used dictionaries to explore new vocabulary  will come across in the books. We also wrote a lovely piece of writing about the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Maths

This week we started learning about 2D shapes and lines of symmetry.

RE

This week we started our new branch of learning called 'Dialogue and Scripture'. We read scripture from Luke (10: 25-37) The The Parable of the Good Samaritan. We explored the statement ' Love your neighbour as you love yourself' and wrote a reflection about 'who is my neighbour' in my own life. 

Forest School

This week we went for a walk to spot all the growing that has been happening over the past few weeks. We remembered the story about the Boggarts and we looked out for them.
On our walk, we collected different flowers and grasses. We then used elastic bands or wool to make a weaving frame and made a piece of art. We really concentrated and encouraged each other.
We also had time for some child-initiated learning and a game.

Geography

In Geography this week we learnt about human and physical features in Africa. We learnt some of the countries names from Africa and the flags associated with them.

 

#30 Days Wild

Please could you send a plastic yoghurt/milk tub in with your child - we are going to make some recycled bird feeders for 30 days wild. 

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 7th June 2024

Date: 7th Jun 2024 @ 8:40am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

 

As part of a whole school project, we are going to be completing a piece of writing called – My Special Place. Please have a think about your special place at home in preparation for our writing in school. Your special place could be a room in your house, a place you have been on holiday, etc. You could share ideas with people at home and draw or look for pictures.

Please also bring your favourite fiction book into school next week to have a look at in our English lessons. 

 

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes.

Please bring your favourite book into school on Monday – we are going to spend next week looking at how to write a good first chapter.   

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

necessary          prejudice          environment          competition          changeable          dependable          herd          guessed          aisle          guest          heard          isle          island          compliment

Try to use the strategy of writing the words without vowels and then rewriting with the vowels.

necessary          n_c_ss_ry

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

Quarters from 0 to 2 and back again          one quarter, two quarters, three quarters, one whole, …

Fifths from 0 to 2 and back again                one fifth, two fifths, three fifths, four fifths, one whole, …

Thirds from 0 to 2 and back again               one third, two thirds, one whole, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day.

Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars.

Well done to Elliott who was our rockstar last week.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition – individual

Spelling Competition – individual

 

It has been a great week in school this week. It is clear that everybody is now getting ready for Year 6 – excellent role models at all times.

In English we finished reading our class novel Varjak Paw. We started to think about a sequel to the novel and are looking forward to writing the first chapter of our very own sequel.

In maths we have been using a protractor to measure and calculate angles. We recapped the names of different angles including acute, right angle, obtuse, and reflex.

In RE we have been looking at the Ten Commandments. We spoke about reasons why Christian’s still follow God’s Law so many years later. We also compared which of the commandments we all consider to be the most important.

In geography we examined different maps of Europe to learn about different countries. One map told us which countries have the highest annual income. We spoke about what it would be like to live in a country which has a high income in comparison to a country with a low income.

In PE we had a practice of the relay race ready for Sports Day next week. We also practised some tennis skills and played a really fun game. Everybody was so kind encouraging others.

Have a happy weekend.

Reception Blog - Friday 7th June 2024

Date: 6th Jun 2024 @ 4:18pm

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Phonics

This week Mrs Stone's group have been revisiting the oi and ow sounds. Mrs Robinson's groups have been revisiting the tri-graphs air, ur and ear. Mrs Cliffe's group have been revisiting our phase 3 digraphs and tricky words.

Drawing Club

We have been watching clips from the TV show Wacky Races. We have loved this!

We have designed our own wacky car and refilling station and we have written about them.

Maths

This week we have been investigating the numbers 18 and 19 in more detail. 

R.E.

This week we have been learning about being a good neighbour, which is one of the ten commandments.

We talked about what a good neighbour is and how we can be one.

We also sorted some pictures of how we can be a good neighbour with others.

PSHE

This half term we will be focussing on transition from the end of Reception to Year 1.

This week we talked about our time in Reception. We  talked about what we remembered and looked at pictures and videos on seesaw.

Physical Development

We  started our PE unit of dance.

We have all been moving as different animals, exploring the bottom, middle and top space and travelling to music.

Understanding the World

To start our new topic, we discussed what vehicles are. We then went onto our school car park and made a tally chart of the different vehicles that we saw coming past school.

We also started a new topic about London. We looked at a map of the UK and found where London is. We shared what we know about London now.

*If you have anything London related at home or you have been to London, please feel free to send them in with your child for our interests table.

Expressive Art and Design

We made a special card for next weekend, but it is a secret, we will bring it home next week!

Forest School

We went for a walk to look at all the different types of grasses and flowers growing. We picked a few and made a piece of natural art by weaving through card. We were so focused on our weaving and we concentrated really hard. 

Year 4 Blog Friday 7th June 2024

Date: 6th Jun 2024 @ 3:59pm

Welcome to your Friday blog

Home practice

 

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Can you spot any co-ordinating conjunctions in sentences?

 

Spellings

These are your spellings for next week:

centre         probably      separate      library         occasionally

peculiar       straight       remember    possible       question

famous         difficult       increase       interest       ordinary                

 

Counting

This week, please practise counting in 7’s  

For example, start at 7 and count to 84 and back again

7   14   21    etc                         84   77   70 etc

Now try counting in 0.7’s

For example, start at 0.7 and count to 8.4 and back again

0.7   1.4   2.1    etc                     8.4   7.7   7.0  etc

                  

Times tables and Number facts

Please practise your individual tables target for your test next week. 

You can practise your tables on TTRockstars, Hit the Button and timestables.co.uk

Please also practise your number facts. 

You can practise your number facts on Hit the Button

It is crucial that you learn all of your table facts and your number facts as this will help you with many aspects of maths.

 

Sumdog challenges

  • A spelling challenge based on the words above
  • A maths challenge to identify quadrilaterals and triangles

 

TTRockstars challenge

  • A ‘garage’ session

 

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be completing a piece of writing called "My Special Place". Please have a think about your special place in preparation for your writing in school. Your special place may be your bedroom, another room in your house, a place you have been on holiday, or somewhere you feel totally relaxed and can be yourself. It could be anywhere! Try and share some ideas with people at home. If you wish you could draw a picture to help. 

 

In English, we started our new class novel, King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo. We were introduced to the main character, Ashley, and found out how he came to be living in China. This week, we consolidated our understanding of co-ordinating conjunctions and then tried to use these in our writing. We are getting more proficient at using these words to extend our sentences.

 

In Maths, we learnt the names of some quadrilaterals and how to recognise these shapes according to their properties. We also learnt what a diagonal is (a straight line which joins vertices of a polygon that are not next to each other) and how to draw them onto shapes. Our learning this week has also involved describing and plotting coordinates on a grid.

 

In RE, we started our new topic, Reconciliation – Building Bridges. We started by asking questions about our own and others’ experiences and feelings about what breaks and mends friendships. We decided that a friendship is like a bridge between people which needs to be strengthened, maintained and repaired.

 

In History, we discovered how Alexander the Great built his empire. We acted this out in groups and made a recording which showed what we had learnt.

 

In Science, we started our new topic, Sound. We completed a pre-assessment to see what we already knew. Then we listened for sounds in the classroom and outside. Following this, we discovered that vibrations cause sound and these vibrations can travel through solids, liquids and gasses.  Have a look at us experimenting outside.

 

In PSHE, we continued our topic about ‘plastic pollution’. We learnt about the uses of plastic and how it has changed our lives. However, we also learnt that plastic finds its way into the sea and can pose a threat to marine life. Following this, we created our own poster to encourage readers to stop or limit their use of plastic. 

 

This week we also had a super yoga session provided by Katie from South Ribble Sports Coaches. During this session, she taught us how to practise ‘candle breathing’. This helped us to relax and is something which we can continue practising at home.

We had a fantastic sports day on Friday! Many thanks for being such supportive spectators. Watch out for the video - coming soon to St Oswald's TV.

 

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Have a lovely weekend

The Year 4 team

Year 1 Blog - Friday 7th June 2024

Date: 6th Jun 2024 @ 12:23pm

 

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Welcome to your Friday blog!

Home Practice

Phonics - le words OR a_e words OR o_e words

Maths - comparing measurements

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

This week we have been learning through the stories of katie Morag. We found out lots of facts about her. We wrote a letter apologising to her mum when the parcel delivery went wrong. We also role-played being Katie Morag.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising all the split digraphs.

Some of us have been learning the different l spellings: l in like, ll in grill, le in table and al in medal. Also we've been learning the different z spellings: z in Eliza, zz in buzz, se in noise and ze in freeze.

Maths

We have been measuring using cubes. We have worked extremely well together and recorded our results accurately.

We then measured different shapes using a ruler.

R.E.

We have been learning how to be a good Christian by following the Ten Commandments. We focused on 'Love Thy Neighbour' and read the story of The Good Samaritan. We then identified who our neighbours are and made a whole class doll paper chain to show that we are all each other's neighbour.

Science

Some of us started to learn about the different seasons. We identified each one and drew pictures of what we can see in each season.

History

Some of us started to learn about what an 'explorer' is. We were history detectives and used evidence to work out the answers to some questions.

Forest School

In our first session we went for a walk and noticed many changes. We collected different flowers and grasses. We used elastic bands to make a weaving frame and explored how we could make a piece of natural art.

Our other session was all about butterflies. We described butterflies and noticed different patterns, colours and shapes. We then made a butterfly using lolly sticks, pipe cleaners, wool and beads. We learnt the names of the parts of a butterfly. We tried to drink from flowers without touching the flower- it was impossible until we used the straw. The straw represented the part of a butterfly called the proboscis. This enables the butterfly to drink water and collect nectar.

Little Owls Week 1

Date: 5th Jun 2024 @ 12:59pm

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WOW! We are amazed at how well every single one of you came into school this morning.

Everyone had a great time exploring the classroom and having a go at the different activities.

We read the story 'Owl Babies' and sang lots of different nursery ryhmes. 

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The children had banana for snack today. 

 

Reminders: If you have not returned your 'All About Me' poster please send it in next week, along with your permission slips for photos on the website and the pond. 

 

We can't wait to see everyone again next week :) 

 

 

Reception Blog - Friday 24th May 2024

Date: 24th May 2024 @ 2:03pm

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Phonics

This week Mrs Stone's and Mrs Robinson's groups have been revisiting all the phonics taught so far. Mrs Cliffe's group have been learning the new tricky words little,what and out.

Drawing Club

We have been reading the story Dear Zoo this week.

We made our own page for the story, with a flap hiding the animal.

We also designed our own scary animal.

Maths

This week we have learnt about sharing amounts. 

R.E.

This week we have been discussing the word fellowship and its meaning. We all know that it means together, we talked about how we are together as a class, as one big team. 

Physical Development

We have been continuing to practise our bat and ball skills. We have also been practising our Dance From the Heart.

Understanding the World

We had a fantastic visit to Blackpool Zoo, finishing our topic of animals. We explored the enclosures and animals, recapping our learning about extinct animals, fossils, habitats and  maps! A fantastic trip and the children were totally golden, showing their excellent listening skills and beautiful manners.

Forest School

This week we read the story of Firey Fox again and discussed the ways we keep safe around the fire. We worked in pairs to prepare our campfire quesadillas. We organised ourselves to spread the tomato sauce and cheese on the tortillas. We watched Mrs Corbett light the fire and discussed how the fire is started. The quesadillas were fried in a pan on the fire. They were delicious!

We also had time for our own play and showed great communication, teamwork and imagination.

#30 Days Wild

As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.

 

 

Year 2 Blog Friday 24th May

Date: 24th May 2024 @ 1:04pm

Over half term there will be Sumdog challenges to complete but no spellings or time tables.

Please try to read your books over half term.

This week in Year 2

English

This week we finished our novel 'Greta and the Giants' by Zoe Tucker. We learned more about non-fiction writing  and wrote about Greta Thunberg. We researched all about her using I-pads, created a fact file about her and her work and discussed the importance of her actions. We also re-told the story of 'Greta and the Giants'.

Maths

This week we have used the skill of exchanging for addition and subtraction.

RE

This week we learnt all about Mary, the Mother of Jesus and her importance to us. May is the month we remember Mary.

Art

We created a beautiful art canvas using acrylic paint during our topic of expressive painting. We all enjoyed painting a meadow and mixing the paint to create new colours. 

 

#30 Days Wild
As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.

 

Reminders

The children who are attending football club with Mrs Sheen on Monday (starting after half term) are to wear their PE kits. Please bring trainers if they are not already in PE bags.

 

Have a lovely half term - ready for our final half term in Year 2!

 

Year 2 Team 

Year 5 Blog Friday 24th May 2024

Date: 24th May 2024 @ 12:57pm

Happy Friday, happy Half Term and welcome to your Friday Blog

We have had a fantastic half term in Year 5. 

Everybody has worked so hard. 

Have a look at our galleries to see some of our learning.

Have an amazing week off, try to spend some time outdoors enjoying the nature. 

There are some Sumdog and Times Tables Rockstars competitions and challenges if you would like to have a go, and try to keep up with some reading. 

#30 Days Wild

As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.

Attached to this blog are the lyrics to the songs you need to know for Bugsy Malone. Please practise them at home. 

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