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The Good Shepherd

Catholic Primary School

“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own and my own know me”. John 10:14"

Year 4 - St John Bosco

Maths - place value

We have been exploring different ways to show the value of numbers in maths.

We enjoyed acting out a part of the first scene from Macbeth, the battle between Scotland and Norway. We learned that Macbeth was a brave warrior who won a war for his country. 

The children in Year 3 have been working extra hard this term on their joint Music-English project, Blues songs inspired by Elizabeth Cotton, and below are the final mp3 results! These songs have been written and performed entirely by the students, ukuleles and all - please enjoy!

The Racing Train

Hollie, Sienna K, Sesen, Amelia, Milo, Isaiha

The Fast Train

Luca, Theo, Nandin, Blaze, Sienna C, Rebecca

The Toot-Toot Train

Tallulah, Helena, Eileen, Isabella, Xavier and Theodore

My Best Ride Yet

Grace, Stephan, Ellen, Clemmie, Teddy

The Night Train

Leo, Alex, Jaiden, Isla, George, Vivien

Reading with Year 5

Maths - Lines

English - Voices In The Park

Today we worked in groups in order to create character profiles of the four characters in the book ‘Voices in the Park’. We were put into groups and given a character. We then had to write about what our characters thoughts, feelings and traits were. We then got to walk around to the other group’s characters and add in anything they might have forgotten in a different coloured pen. We also had an envelope which we could open towards the end with words that may or may not match our character. We had to discuss what we thought the word meant as a group and decide whether or not it matched our character.

Comparing Flowering Plants

Conscience Alley

We are studying Anthony Browne texts this half term. We are currently looking at Into The Forest. Pupils has to write a note to the boy persuading him to listen to his mother by going the long way around the forest or to ignore his mother's wishes and go through the forest!

Pupils have been exploring songs by Elizabeth Cotten, blues and jazz music and train poetry. Today, we were fortunate enough to have professional songwriter, Miranda Cooper, provide a workshop for the year 3 pupils. Miranda was also accompanied by guitarist Nick. Over the coming weeks, pupils will continue to learn to play the ukulele , develop the skills they’ve learnt in music so far and their  to write and compose their very own song. Today pupils used the poems they wrote in English to write lyrics in small groups, with the support from professionals. 

International Week 2023

Year 3 focused on Iceland. We looked at the geography of Iceland and how this impacts human and animal life there. 

Today we celebrated Our Lady, Mary. Father Mark led a decade of the Rosary, followed by the crowning of Mary. We began the procession by singing the hymn ‘Immaculate Mary’. We lead the procession in our Holy Communion outfits. Year 1 demonstrated the life of Mary through a drama performance, we participated in singing the rest of the hymns and songs. The celebration ended with all of the children in the school laying flowers in front of the statue of Mary.

English - Performance with music

English - Poetry - Shared Writing

Science - Animal Migration

We learnt about animal migration in science. In pairs, we researched an animal of our choice and explored their migration patter and the reasons why they migrate. 

Kings Coronation Celebration

Stations of The Cross

In English we wrote non-chronological reports. Firstly, we researched an animal of our choice. We created sub headings and wrote paragraphs including all of the research that we collated. Afterwards, we used Chromebooks and Ipads to type up our reports, thus creating our own version of a Wiki page. 

Using Colour to Create Form

Today we used oil pastels to draw a still life of an apple, using different layers of colour.

We set up an apple on white paper (so that any cast shadow is clear) so that everyone had a clear view of it.


Today we explored the parable of The Prodigal Son. We explored how we can ask God for forgiveness when we do the wrong thing, and God helps us to forgive others too! 


Skittleball Tournament

Well done to the Year 3 skittleball team who represented the school at the Hammersmith and Fulham Borough tournament. They played exceptionally well as a team and won a total 6 our of 7 games, finishing 2nd in their group. 

Locating Egypt on a Map!

Year 3 used atlases to help them locate Egypt on a map. The pupils had various elements to located with their talk partner. 

Features of a Newspaper

We are working towards writing our very own newspaper report. In our table groups, we labelled the key features of a newspaper. 

Art - Still Life

In Art we are learning about still life. We looked at the similarities and differences between different still life paintings. We looked at Andy Warhol's Marmite pop art. We discussed the colours he used in the painting. We were given a cut out of the centre of the painiting and had to complete the rest. We had to use paint and mix colours to accurately match the colours in the original painting.

Geography - Becoming River Trip Tour Guides!

Pupils became river tour guides today and brought the entire class down 'The Amazon' on a 'boat'. Children researched facts about the river and created their very own interactive and informative script to support them inleading their tour. It was very exciting, even Mrs Lavelle came to look at some! 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 (6th -12th February)

This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. Our school councillor held a whole school assembly, talking about connecting with each other and how this can impact our mental health.  In class, we looked at the different ways we are connected and created our own connection link.

Year 3 have been learning about rivers this half term. Pupils have been exploring the features of a river, rivers in Europe, The River Nile and finally the Amazon. Pupils carried out their own research on The Amazon to support them in creating a script and becoming river trip tour guides on their very own boat down the Amazon!

Maths - Using Weighing Scales

We have been learning about mass in Maths. Children worked on pairs to predict the mass of items in our classroom then estimate their weigh before using a weighing to find the actual mass. 

English - Fact Finding

Pupils are continuing to prepare to write their propaganda letter to Mr. Zuckerman. Today, pupils researched facts to support their writing and help them build an argument.