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Year 5 - St Thomas More

Welcome back, Year 5!

                   2019 - 2020 ARCHIVE

Year 4  2019 - 2020

 All messages and documents relating to home learning activities can now be found on the Year 4 Google Classroom page. This can be accessed by logging in with your child's unique login details at 

A lockdown message for the children of Good Shepherd...

We hope you enjoy it as much as we had fun making it!

Y4 Home Learning Activities Mon. 1st June - Tues. 2nd June

Year 4 Home Learning Activities Thurs. 21st to Fri. 22nd May

Year 4 Home Learning Activities Mon. 18th - Wed. 20th May

Year 4 Home Learning Activities Thurs. 14th - Fri. 15th May

Y4 Home learning activities MON. 11TH - WED. 13TH MAY

Y4 Home learning timetable of activities WED.6TH - FRI.8TH MAY

Y4 Home learning timetable of activities MON. 4TH - TUES. 5TH MAY

Y4 home learning timetable of activities WED. 29TH APRIL - FRIDAY 1ST MAY

Y4 home learning timetable of activities MON. 28th APRIL - TUES. 29th APRIL

Y4 home learning timetable of activities THURSDAY 23RD - FRIDAY 24TH APRIL

Y4 home learning timetable of activities MONDAY 20TH - WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL

Indoor Athletics Championship 2020- We finished in 2ND PLACE!

Yr 4 Class Assembly Tues.10th March - 'Electricity'

1. Electricity - with vocals.mp3

'The End of Scotland' by Olivia, Caomihin, Eloi, Alexander and Andreas

Inspired by Orson Welles' 'The War of the Worlds'.

Viewing password is the same one used for the old school blog. Ask at the office if you're not sure.

'The World's Worst Fear' : a radio broadcast by Isla, Marie, Dylan, Kitty, Junix and Lexton

Inspired by Orson Welles' 'The War of the Worlds'.

Viewing password is the same one used for the old school blog. Ask at the office if you're not sure.

'The Alien Invasion': a radio broadcast by Paloma, Tadhg, Johrgeau, Oskar and Ema

Inspired by Orson Welles' 'The War of the Worlds'.

Viewing password is the same one used for the old school blog. Ask at the office if you're not sure.

'The End of the World': a radio broadcast by Chuma, Maria, Evelyn, Julian and NIa

Inspired by Orson Welles' 'The War of the Worlds'.

Viewing password is the same one used for the old school blog. Ask at the office if you're not sure.

'The World Invasion': a radio broadcast by Celeste, William, Milka, Zerachiel and Alex

Inspired by Orson Welles' 'The War of the Worlds'.

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Club 144's Secret Winter Meeting- what were they up to this time?

Coding with Scratch: scary eyeball animation!

Ideas for how to help at home

Jump X!

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Mr Davis’ Scary Story!

What do you think the story was about? 👀👻
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Local area study: 120 Askew Rd in Oct.1940 and Oct.2019...

Badminton Festival @ Burlington Danes Academy

Science: cup telephones experiment

Our trip to the Globe Theatre

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Act 1 Scene 3: Macbeth meets the witches!

Guided reading in comfort!

Maths: place value

Science: sound safari!

Tag rugby in Wendell Park

Devising our class rules

Year 4 Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Hello and welcome back to school! Year 4 have a busy and exciting autumn term ahead fo them. Here are just a few of the things I am looking forward to:

-  Diving into Shakespeare with the 'Macbeth' English and drama project.

- A visit from the very talented Young Shakespeare Company (their performance last year was fantastic).

- PE in the park while the weather is good (keep your fingers crossed!).

- More members of the class gaining membership to my 'Club 144' times table collective. Remember, you will have a quiz every week.

- Art lessons in our new art classroom.

- Our Tudors history topic.

- Tudor cookery with Etain.

- Starting our class novel, the very funny 'My Best Fiend' by Sheila Lavelle.

- Getting to know everyone in my new class and finding out all about you and what interests you.

A detailed map of this term's curriculum will be published next week.


Mr Davis 

Did you catch this video of our 2019 Sports Day? Can you spot yourself in it?

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-YEAR 3 2018 -2019 ARCHIVE-

Welcome to Year 3, class of 2018 - 2019!


Lots of little beings with a personality,

Each a little different and a little like me.

Lots of little beings like stars in the sky,

Each one has a different little twinkle in its eye.

Lots of little beings like leaves on a tree,

Hanging all together in a being family.

Lots of little beings like peas in a pod,

Being all together, being loved by God.

Lunchtime Champions League Final! Well done Tottenham!

Club 144 secret meeting! Can you work out what they were doing?

November Numeracy Challenge 2018

WOW, Shakespeare blew us away! What a wonderful play Twelfth Night was!

Homework - Spellings

We LOVE to dance!

2017 - 2018 archive

Here is a link to the song I sent home for the children to learn for their homework.


London is the place for me

Lord Kitchener - London is the place for me

Hello everyone. 

Thank you so much to all the parents who came to see me this week.  Your children are working hard and are a credit to you.

Unfortunately, the photocopier came to life too late in the day today so please find below the homework for this week.


1. Learn the spellings below for a test on Thursday.  

2. Mathletics.

3. Read your reading book to an adult.

4. We have a backlog of people with Talk Homework topics from last week, so if you want to share your

    thoughts next week we will fit you in. 




Michelle Backshall





Homework 16th March 2018


Sorry, we have a problem with the photocopier this week but here is some homework for the weekend.


1. Learn spellings for test next Friday.


They are:













2. Mathletics exercises.  


3. Talk Homework 

Find out about one of these subjects, so you can tell us about it next week:


St Patrick's Day

6 Nations Rugby

Winter Paralympics


Stephen Hawking.


4. Read your book to an adult. 


5. Have a great weekend!



Hi everybody

Hope you are all enjoying the snow and ice.  I have attached some work for you to do if you find yourself at a loose end.

You can choose which comprehension exercises you want to do.  You will see that some are easier than others.  You don't need to download/print the documents.  You can just use paper to write the answers or do your Snow Day writing. 

If you want to plan a story involving snow, you can write your story when we return to school. 

You don't need to do everything that I have attached.  I just thought I'd give you some choice.


Stay safe.



BBC Radio 2 500 Words

We have signed up to one of the most successful short story writing competitions in the world!, BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS. Budding young writers are asked to submit a 500-word story on any topic with the six winners having their story read out on air by a celebrity! The deadline for the story is Thursday 22nd February. The link attached ( BBC Radio 2 500 words ) gives some ideas to help your child get their story written over half-term. Any child that would like to enter the competition should hand their story to their teacher on Monday 19th February, the first day back after half-term, to be checked over. The children will be given the opportunity to upload their story onto the website at school before the deadline. The competition is not compulsory

Multi-skills Festival hosted by Q.P.R.

November Numeracy Challenge!

Welcome to Year Two.

Below you will find our curriculum map for the Autumn Term.

Year 1 2016-2017

Year 1's Pirate Banquet!!

Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve

Cooking a Filipino snack - Turon

We made a Filipino snack called Turon. Turon is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried.

Traditional Philippine Dance- Tinikling

Tinikling is a traditional Philippine dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.


Everybody in Year 1 had the chance to either dance or clap the bamboo poles! It was tricky but everybody gave it a good go! Well done Year 1!

International Week

This week, we have been learning all about the Philippines. Today we had the opportunity to try on some traditional Filipino costumes. 

Laudato Si' week in Year 1

This week we have been learning about how we can respond to Pope Francis' letter Laudato Si'. We have placed a particular focus on recycling. We have learnt how to sort our rubbish so that we waste less, we have learnt how to identify what items can be recycled, we have made place mats entirely out of used plastic bags and we have also brought in our own mini recycling projects! They have been amazing!


Remember: Reduce, reuse, recycle!

Thank you Emily (Year 6) for inspiring the school to create Friendship Benches! What a fantastic idea!

Year 1's trip to Windsor Castle

Year 1's Jack and the Beanstalk assembly. Well done Year 1!

World Book Day 2017

Google Expeditions came to visit our school! It was a fantastic experience!

Thank you to those of you who attended our Phonics Workshop. We hope it was useful. We have uploaded the PowerPoint from the session to the curriculum section of our school website.

Meeting Father Christmas and Christmas lunch 2016

Yoga practise!

Thank you to Kitty's mum, Emma, for a fantastic Christmas inspired Yoga lesson! It was great and Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Year 1 Angels in the Nativity

Our walk around Westminster!

Collective Act of Worship

We prayed to Mary for the Saints and Souls

We made Jelly as part of a Science Investigation!

Parachute fun after a long week of hard work! =)

Hard at work during Maths!

Photo's from Roald Dahl Day!

Year 1 Curriculum Evening 2016

Welcome to Year 1!


Wow, what a great three weeks we have had!  The children have settled very well and we have had lots of fun whilst getting lots of work done! 


Please check our class page regularly for news and photo's of the children throughout the year!


"A childhood without books - that would be no childhood.  That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy."

Astrid Lingen, author of Pippi Longstocking


This month's story book


2015 - 2016 ARCHIVE

May Celebration in honour of Mary

Password is the same one used for the old blog. Still not sure? Ask Mrs Henbrey!

Trip to Kidzania, Westfield. When we grow up we want to ...

catch baddies ...
perform operations ...
deliver babies ...
decide what to put in our supermarket trolley ...
put out fires ...
rescue kittens stuck in trees ...




Around the world in 50 days!


This term, we have travelled all over the world, using maps and globes.  We identified the difference between cities, countries and continents and named some important rivers.  We began our trip in London, the city in which we all live. We wrote our own version of the Naughty Bus, learned about the Royal Family and enjoyed a traditional English cream teas with scones.   We made world famous London monuments from unwanted boxes. Can you tell which ones they are? 






Heading south, we crossed the English Channel to France, where we painted landscapes like Claude Monet, and tried to make Eiffel Towers using a range of construction kits.  We journeyed down through France and crossed the Mediterranean Sea until we got to the continent of Africa.  


We learned that Africa was made up of lots of different countries and languages.  We acted out the story of Handa's Surprise and imagined we were Handa taking present to one of our friends when something unexpected happens!  




During international week we travelled overland to Asia and settled in India.  We learned that people are mad about cricket and had our first cricket lesson with Jonathan, who thought we were really talented!


We drew our own pictures of the Taj Mahal and made playdough using Indian spices in different shades of brown, red and yellow to make pretend Indian sweets and cakes.










More international week creativity, fun and dressing-up... 



The Acropolis - Athens, Greece  Eiffel Tower - Paris, France  Washington Monument - USA  Gediminas Tower - Vilnius, Lithuania  Great Pyramid - Giza, Egypt  


Celtic Cross, Ireland   Acropolis - Athens, Greece  Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain  Great Wall of China  Great Pyramid - Giza, Egypt         


Acropolis - Athens, Greece  Nigeria      Spain  Lithuania   

Fun at the farm


We had an amazing trip to Bocketts Farm recently.  We are learning about where our food comes from. We saw many of the animals that provide us with meat, milk and eggs, and wool and leather.  We fed goats and sheep; we saw baby lambs and kids that had just been born and watched a goat being milked by hand.  The milk was really warm




We had a tractor ride in beautiful countryside and looked out at huge fields of wheat and corn.  We saw horses, donkeys, big, sleepy pigs and fierce-looking bulls.




As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, we had a little spare time between activities.  Look what fun we had ....








 Back at school, we are developing our knowledge and understanding further with lots of farm-related stories and activities:





Next week, we're going to look at how wheat gets turned into bread and how milk gets churned into butter by making them ourselves.




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With Love at the core of all we do, at The Good Shepherd we: Learn to Love together, Love to Learn together, pray together and play together. Putting our faith into action. Growing in the Love and Truth of Christ in His Church for the benefit of all.