Year 5 Weekly Update – 25/11/22

Dear Parents, In English, we have planned and written a diary entry in the role of a fraudulent plague doctor. We have included: time adverbials, Outside. (Inside.) sentences and specific vocabulary (buboes, pustules) related to the Black Death. In Maths, we have been using bar models to understand and recognise equivalent fractions. We have been […]

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Year 4 Weekly Update – 25/11/22

Dear Parents and Carers,  In Year 4, this week we have continued to learn around our focus of ‘Potions’. Children have discussed the features of instructional texts and have designed their own imaginative potions.  We were really impressed by their creative ideas. We have also been busy practising our Nativity Play ready for our fast-approaching Christmas […]

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Remembrance Poetry Workshops

Last week, all of Key-Stage Two took part in drama and poetry workshops to investigate the people of the First World War and their stories. During the sessions, the children created scenes from different poems: some written to encourage men to fight in the war, such as, ‘Who’s for the Game?’ by Jessie Pope and […]

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Friendship Week

Here at St Catherine’s we had a superb week celebrating ‘Friendship Week’ and the children took part in a range of engaging activities and learning. In EYFS, the children read the book ‘Monty the Manatee’ and talked about what friendship is. In Year 1, they read a story called ‘Squeaky Mouse’ and they discussed the […]

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KS2 Times Table Rockstars Challenge Results

We are incredibly proud of the children at St Catherine’s Primary School, as our school came 875th (out of 3937 schools) in the recent England Rocks TT Rockstars tournament. The competition was fierce with 171,027,491 questions answered collectively by 704,979 pupils from 3,937 schools and 82,483 classes around the country. Our school statistics were astounding. […]

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Year 6 Weekly Update – 18/11/22

Dear parents/carers, We have had another great week this half-term in Year 6. We started ‘friendship week’ with ‘odd socks day’ and discussed and celebrated our differences and we will continue our learning on this next week. We had an excellent trip to Kidzania on Friday and we would like to thank all of the […]

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Year 1 Weekly Update – 18/11/22

Dear Parents and Carers,     Please find our weekly update below. Please take the time to review the list of reminders at the bottom of this email. If you have any questions, please speak to your class teacher.     Phonics: In Phonics this week we have been learning these new graphemes:  ‘a – e’ in […]

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Year 5 Weekly Update – 18/11/22

Dear Parents, What a fun start to our week, celebrating our uniqueness and differences by wearing odd socks. To celebrate ‘Friendship Week,’ we have focussed on the importance of friendship and the qualities that we value in our friendships. This year, the theme of the week is ‘Reach Out,’ we have discussed the trusted adults […]

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Online Safety – 15/11/22– Amigo

Amigo is an online platform that links people from around the world based on shared interests. It focuses heavily on one-to-one chat, video calls and live streams and even has built in translation software to remove language barriers. This app should not be used by children and there are many risks associated. First of all, […]

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Year 4 Weekly Update – 18/11/22

Dear Parents and Carers,     Thank you to all those who were able to attend parent consultations on Friday, reports have been sent home with children today. Year 4 have had a lovely start to the week, we have been wearing odd socks and discussing different types of friendship as part of our ‘Friendship week […]

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