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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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 2 See The London Symphony Orchestra

On Friday the Year 2 children were very excited to go and hear the London Symphony Orchestra play at the Barbican. The children listened carefully to the music and they thought about the emotions of the music and the story it was telling them. They performed actions to accompany the music and really enjoyed the […]

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Year 3 Prehistoric Event

Today Year 3 took part in the Museum of London’s prehistoric event. During this time, they saw a range of artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. First of all, they had to work out what each artefact was. Then, they had to put the objects in chronological order. Following this, they […]

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Year 4 Potion Day

Year 4 had a wonderful ‘potions day’ filled with experiments and activities that launched our new science topic ‘states of matter’. We started the day sorting a variety of materials into solids, liquids and gases and learning about their particle arrangement. Next, we answered the investigation question “Is custard a liquid?”. Our class science ambassadors […]

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Online Safety – 10/11/22– iOS 16

One of the main features of Apple’s latest iOS update is an improvement in parental controls. All iPhones from iPhone 8 can install this update. With the ‘Family Shaing’ feature, parents can set up preferences on their child’s device such as allotted screentime period, location sharing, and access to age-appropriate media. Children can also send […]

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All Saints Day

On Tuesday, whilst Years 3 and 4 attended Mass at St Peter’s, Years 5 and 6 attended Mass at St Gregory’s Church to celebrate All Saints’ Day. We were welcomed by the local community, who joined us in the congregation. Years 5 & 6 sung ‘For All the Saints’ as their opening hymn together. The […]

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