Spring 1 week 1

Spring 1 Week 1
The children have all started the new term calmly.  We have had a productive and positive first two days back creating work for our new displays.
Our first focus for the new term has been completing a display for the hall on the Parable of the Mustard Seed. We have been considering the message of this parable and how things that initially seem unnoticeable can transform into the biggest and most powerful force of all. The children all created their own version of the enormous tree that grows from the smallest of seeds.  Here is a photo of the display showing some of the wonderful work:    

We have also started our topic of Mission where we will consider the mission of Jesus and the mission of various charity and community workers in our local area. This weekend the children are completing a homework task to research a charity that helps particular groups of people or individuals in our area.  They may choose the Emmaus charity we discussed in class, a charity they a…

5C Autumn 2 Week 7

What a busy last few weeks at school!

Amidst all the excitement of Advent, Reconciliation Service, Carol Concerts, Violin and Brass Concerts, Nativities, Spelling Bees, Christmas Lunch and a class party, 5C have continued to learn:

We have been writing diary entries as Mary at three different stages of her pregnancy.  We wrote about the initial, overwhelming feelings of joy Mary felt during the annunciation as well as how she felt after visiting her cousin Elizabeth, who was also expecting a baby. We discussed the ways the women could support each other whilst they waited for their important babies to arrive. Finally, we wrote about how Mary felt during the long journey to Bethlehem in the final days before the birth  of Jesus.  The diary entries were excellent and showed real sympathy for Mary going through such a life changing experience.

We reflected on the true meaning of Advent and thought of ways that we could prepare to welcome Jesus into our lives at this time of year.  Some of…

5C Autumn 2 week 5

5C Blog Week 5 Autumn 2
English and R.E This week, we have been busy writing detailed instructions for how to make a paper Advent wreath having watched a clip on completing this task.  The instructions 5C wrote were extremely impressive using very precise vocabulary as well as top tips and imperative verbs. We also discussed the religious significance of these wreaths within our lessons.  Here is the clip again if you would like to attempt to make this wreath at home: There is an expectation that 5C write in joined up handwriting in every piece of work and the entire class has made a concerted effort to do so. Keep up the good work! We are encouraging everyone to write to the best of their abilities and to carefully consider how best to edit their work. 
Maths We have worked hard to understand the mathematical meaning of the words factor, multiple and product. These terms can be confusing but with lots of practise there has been a…

Rotary carol tracks

5C Autumn 2 Week 3

Autumn 2 Week 3
We have spent this week looking at Judaism, especially the significant meal eaten on the Seder plate during Passover. We have compared and contrasted aspects of the Jewish faith with Catholicism and thought about the spiritual reasons for the actions of believers.
Following on from our work on identifying equivalent fractions, we have been converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa as well as solving a range of problems on this topic.  We have worked on the formal written method for multiplying a 2 digit number number by another 2 digit number and we have rounded 6 digit numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand etc.
The class has worked incredibly hard to produce some fabulous reviews of the Museum of Fun and we have started designing some challenging educational trails for the museum packed full of a variety of questions for a reader.  
We have worked hard to learn how to use maps to answer a range of geographical questions,…

5C Autumn 2 week 1

Autumn 2 Week 1

After a much deserved rest, the children have all been working hard during their first week back in 5C. Here is an outline of some of our learning this week.
We have been looking closely at the sacrament of marriage in the Catholic church and how it differs from a civil wedding ceremony.  The children have thoughtfully created booklets about what happens in a Catholic wedding and explaining what the significant symbols and signs within the Catholic wedding service are. They have also enjoyed writing their own quiz questions about a Catholic wedding.  Can you ask your parent one of your quiz questions?!

We are reading an interactive e-book to find out the varied ways that people have had fun throughout history and throughout the world. We have made predictions and  scanned and summarised the information we have read.

We have been starting some further work on fractions. The children have been learning how to spot equivalent fractions as well as ordering fract…

5C Week 7

Thank you for attending Parents' Evening earlier this week.  It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you enjoyed looking at your child's work displayed in the classroom and their books.
Over the last fortnight, we have been learning about the following:
Maths We have revised the names of 2D shapes, added fractions and decimals to make a whole number and  worked on perimeter and area of simple and compound shapes.  We have also learned to convert between different units of measurement ie cm into m
The children have enjoyed playing games on the following website which you may want to take a look at with them over half term:
Fraction number bonds
Decimal number bonds
Analogue to digital time
R.E We have been considering what it means to be involved in a mission as a Catholic. Some of 5C explained that they are involved in assisting elderly people living in care homes to distribute their cards around Christmas time.  Others mentioned small yet important jobs they take part in around …