School year: 2018/19
School year: 2017/18
School year: 2016/17
Letters from St Joseph's school
Letters from St Joseph's school
Year 5 Spring 2
We have lots to tell you!
Our topic Magnificent Mountains has been really interesting and great fun. We particularly enjoyed using household items to demonstrate how mountains are formed. Our favourite was the red icing and tin foil for volcanic mountains! We even learned some mountain climbing skills on our trip to the Helly Hansen Water sports Centre. We were all so brave and some of us got right to the top!
We were also lucky enough to be invited back to St Peters where we learned all about animal conservation and the small changes that we can all make to look after our planet. This also inspired us to take part in the Great Big School Clean where each class picked up all the litter in our school environment.
In writing we absolutely loved learning about mysterious disappearances in our historical information text unit. We were all very inspired when it was time to write our own about mysterious creatures. They were all fantastic.
We have been doing lots of exciting investigations as part of our Science topic Properties and changes of materials. We have designed lunch boxes, tested the brightness of bulbs and found out what affects the time it takes for sugar to dissolve.
In PE, we have enjoyed moving on to Tennis and Cricket. We have really impressed our teachers with all the new skills we have picked up!
In RE we have focused on Reconciliation. We have been learning about the role of our conscience and the importance of forgiveness. We read the Parable of the Lost Son in our lessons to teach us that each person is precious to God, who celebrates the return of one who is lost and also shows how generous God is in forgiving sinners who repent. We also presented the parable to the whole school in our class assembly.
What a wonderful half term!
In year 4 this term as always started with a Caritas day. We learnt all about rights and responsibilities. In Maths we are continuing to learn our times tables. We have learnt to add and subtract fractions, find units and non-unit fractions of amounts, and all about factors. In Cracking Writing we have been writing adventure stories and writing a past tense information report! In topic write we have been writing all about Water and the Vikings in different genres. For our topic Vikings this half-term, we had another visitor show us and tell us all about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Most of us even came dressed up! We had a great day! In Science we have learnt all about the digestive system and types of teeth we have, and what they do. Year 4 have been to a sports workshop and Festival in the Sugden Sports Centre. We go swimming every week, absolutely love it and have mostly all achieved swimming 25 metres! In R.E. we have learnt all about Jesus being a teacher. We have also learnt that Jesus is Our Saviour and is true God and true man. We have lots of interesting questions to ask! This topic ties nicely to Easter, when Jesus dies and rises to save us! We are currently rehearsing for our Easter Production. For Lent, we made Lenten Promises, are having Lenten retreats and a day of Exposition at school.
A warm welcome from Year 3 as we start a fresh half term at St Joseph's. As we do every half term, we started with our Caritas Day based on the theme of Rights and responsibilities. Here in Year 3 we explored the rights and responsibilities that we have as a community and as individuals and wrote a prayer to God thanking him for giving us the rights that we have.
World book day came and went with the children bringing in a favourite book and their PJ's! We read the book, 'The day the Crayons quit' and wrote a piece about where they are now and included a hand-drawn photograph.
We have an exciting half term coming up based on our new topic of the UK, including a visit to Fletcher Moss. We will get the opportunity to explore the gardens and surrounding environment, in order to appreciate the beauty of the UK landscape and the different features within it.
The end of the half term will see the build up to Easter. Throughout this half term we will be studying the 'Celebration of Mass' preparing a large number of the class for their first Holy Communion. We are looking forward to an exciting and busy half term and facing all the challenges that come with it.
Year 2 have been having a very interesting time in class. We recently took part in Caritas day at school all about Rights and Responsibilities. The class thought carefully about making good choices and even write theor own song about making good choices! We went on a trip to the World Museum in Liverpool where we saw lots of different exhibits from acround the world. We saw Mummies from Egypt, Warriors from Japan and traditional dress and masks from various countries in Africa. It really helped us with our topic 'What a wonderful world'! We came back to class and learned about the continents and oceans. In creative afeternoon we made maps of the world, collaged them and made plasticine models to go on different parts of our maps.
In Reception we have settled into the New Year after Christmas really well. In R.E we have been learning about the miracles of Jesus and this week we read the story Jesus walks on water and created an art response using paint and our cutting skills!
We have also been focusing on learning about castles in our topic work and to celebrate our learning we held a Royal banquet in class, turning our classroom into a great hall and having a feast that the school cook made for us…it was delicious!