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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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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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 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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Year 5 Trip to Parliament

On Tuesday, Year 5 visited the Houses of Parliament. We started with a tour and walked through the House of Lords, Central Lobby as well as the Robing Room, where the monarch prepares for the State Opening of Parliament. The walls are adorned with many portraits of British monarchs and significant political figures. We also […]

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Year 5 Weekly Update – 11/11/22

Dear Parents, Year 5 have had an extremely busy and productive week. We started off the week with an energetic and inspiring assembly to celebrate Black History Month led by Big Foot Theatre Company. The children were introduced to various significant British Black people who had helped shape our history and perhaps are not as […]

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Year 5 Weekly Update – 04/11/22

Dear Parents, It was lovely to start this half term with a visit to St Gregory’s to celebrate All Saints Day. The children sang beautifully and the congregation were very impressed with the children. Thank you to the parents who were able to assist us in getting to and from the church. The children have […]

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Year 5 Weekly Update – 21/10/22

Dear Parents, It was so lovely to share our Harvest assembly with you on Tuesday. The children performed poetry confidently and shared the message of Harvest. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated food, it was collected this week by the local food bank. In English, we have been […]

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Year 5 Weekly Update – 14/10/22

Dear Parents, We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your generous Harvest donations, which are displayed in our classrooms and will be delivered to the local food bank soon. We started our week focussing on the importance of our mental health. We discussed what mental health is and looked at strategies […]

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