Our fourth match of the season saw us take on St Mary’s at Ravenscourt Park.
The girls were first to play, they took the game to their opponents and spent most of the first half attacking. The second half saw the debut of Milka who played in midfield. We were very unlucky not to snatch a winning goal with Paloma going very close near the end of the game. It finished 0-0.
The boys also started on the front foot, denying St Mary’s any time or space. William scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season, both of them at close range. Tadhg rounded off the scoring with two goals of his own. Junix made a confident debut in defence. It finished 4-0.
We talked about how viewing images and videos online might affect our self-esteem. Each group roleplayed a scenario in which a friend offered advice and support to someone with negative feelings about their own appearance.
Our workshop celebrated influential black people in history who spoke out against injustice, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.
Because we are learning about justice in our religion topic and about the transatlantic slave trade in history, this workshop was the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of injustices faced by so many.
Our girls’ and boys’ football teams played their first matches of the season against Old Oak.
The girls played first in a fast and furious encounter that saw Rioghna make a series of brave saves in goal. The game ended 0-0.
The boys spent most of the first half camped in their opponents’ half and ended the half 1-0 up after Tadhg finished calmly after the ball zipped around the penalty area. A great second goal for Good Shepherd from William in the second half secured the win for the boys.
We learned about the components of our blood in science and then made some 'blood smoothies', with different ingredients representing each of these components. They were delicious!
Can you remember which component each of the ingredients represented, as well as the functions of each component?
We explored the four 'worlds' of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' through drama and role play. We look forward to finding out more about the story in this way.
We had our first outing of the year to Wendell Park. I’m sure the other children in our lunchtime learn-to-ride club will be joining them on the next one!
We learned about the 5 ways to improve our mental wellbeing. We used the simple acronym 'GetCALM.' Can you remember what each of the letters in bold stand for?
We had another top secret meeting at the end of last term. What do you think they might have been doing?
Keep practising your tables so you can join Club 144 too!
2020 -2021 ARCHIVE
The boys’ and girls’ football teams took part in the annual summer football tournament at Ravenscourt Park. They competed against seven other schools in several exciting matches. The teams were a mix of year five and six footballers.
The girls’ team- captained by Gabrielle- won one and drew two group games. They qualified for the knock-out stages and played St.Stephen’s in the semi-final, narrowly losing 0-1. They finished joint third overall.
The boys also qualified for the knock-out stages after finishing second in their group. They won their semi-final against Brackenbury after the game went to a penalty shoot-out. Julian saved twice to ensure our victory. They faced St.Stephen’s in the final. A very close game ended 1-1. It went to sudden death penalties and Julian saved the day again with a great diving save, winning the match and crowning the boys’ team champions!
The teamwork and support for one another on both teams during the tournament was great to see.
Year 5 were invited to the annual Activity Day at All Saints Catholic College. We split into two groups to try out pizza-making and trampolining.
Year 5 were invited to take part in a sports festival at Burlington Danes Academy. We worked in teams and competed in a variety of fun sporting events. The weather was lovely and everyone had a great time. It was the first sporting event the class (and anyone from the school) has been able to take part in since the indoor athletics competition last February!
What secret things were they up to this time?
Clue: there was lots of adding up of decimals and it was something to do with the European Championships...
We started using block code to control Sphero. Each pair managed to make their Sphero move in a square shape and designed a simple LED matrix animation to show the shape we were drawing. Some groups even managed to code a route in the shape of a triangle. Tricky!
We explored the physics of dropping an egg from a height of 3 metres. We worked out that we needed to:
Increase the time over which the egg was brought to rest.
Decrease the egg's velocity at the time of the crash.
Milka, Caoimhin, Olivia and William won the challenge. They succeeded in protecting their egg, designing a parachute with padding to absorb some of the force of the impact. Well done to them!
Year 4 2019 - 2020
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.
-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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
4. Read your book to an adult.
5. Have a great weekend!
SNOW DAY FUN
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.
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
Welcome to Year Two.
Below you will find our curriculum map for the Autumn Term.
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.
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!
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!