World Book Day

Thank you to Miss Coy for organizing our World Book Day. It was wonderful to see the children and some of the teaching staff really  embracing this opportunity. World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration […]

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World Book Day at St Catherine’s – 27th February 2018

It’s that delightful day in the year again, where we get to celebrate all things reading! Yes, World Book Day is back and is rapidly approaching! Official World Book Day falls on the 1st March, but we will be celebrating a couple of days early on the 27th February. See below for some of the […]

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Year 1 – Whipsnade Zoo Trip

Year 1 had a fantastic time at Whipsnade zoo on Wednesday. The children saw a great variety of animals and had a talk about the different classifications of animals: reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and mammals. In this talk they got to handle old animal skins and saw replica objects, such as a skull of a […]

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Year 1- Update

Science: The children have been learning about the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees. The children went on a hunt in the school grounds to spot the two types of tress and say what the differences are. They also planted a bean seed, to see if it will turn into an Enormous beanstalk (like Jack’s). […]

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Year 2 – Literacy

This week we have been focussing on the book ‘The Night Pirates’. We have created a storyboard and over the next few days we will be exploring the repetative language in it and rewriting the story. We will then use our imagination to write our own story.

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World Book Day 2017!

World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March 2017! World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly – it’s a celebration of reading. This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, so to mark the occasion we invite the whole school community (Nursery to Year 6) to come […]

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Year 2 – History & Literacy

The children have produced fantastic adverts for pirates, when inside the school, please take a look at our display board, opposite the library. This week we have begun to learn about a significant individual, Sir Francis Drake. This will provide the children with some background knowledge prior to going on our school trip. Please encourage […]

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Reception – Guided Reading – Library

Please ensure your child has their Guided Reading Book and Record in their book bag every day. As we continue to revisit aspects of Phase 2 and begin to move onto Phase 3, we communicate to our parents (through Guided Reading Records) any phonemes we have been looking at in our phonics sessions; new sounds […]

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Year 1 – Topic/Literacy

This week we launched our new topic of superheroes with a superhero day. The children looked fantastic dressed up as superheroes! They listened to and acted out a superhero story, came up with some questions to ask the superhero, then even had a visit from a character from our story, Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero! In […]

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Year 5 – Suggested reading list

Dear Parents/Carers, Below is a suggested reading list for Year 5 pupils, They cover a range of reading abilities, however, if you need additional help recommending books, then please feel free to ask. Many thanks, The Year 5 team.   Suggested reading list for Year 5 pupils | KS2 | Age 9-10  

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