At St Patrick's we follow the document ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’. This underlines the importance of the task of exploring and handing on Catholic faith within the generations of family and Church life It is the curriculum strategy for Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. ,and provides the foundations for improved partnership between school, home and parish, a partnership that lies at the heart of Catholic Education.
This term we will be exploring the following units of work:
This unit is designed to help the children reflect upon the
journeys associated with the Christmas story and what
these journeys eventually tell us about Jesus’ birth and the
way people respond to his birth.
This unit is designed to develop children’s understanding of
the Liturgical year as a celebration of the life of Christ. The
children will also learn about Baptism and Marriage as
special sacramental celebrations.
Our topic this term is:
Muck, Mess and Mixtures!
This half term we will be exploring muck, mess and mixtures! With a focus on Science and Art, we will be finding out about different materials and how they can be moulded and changed. We will link this to food, and be carrying out investigations during cooking lessons. We will tie in our Literacy by writing recipes and creating our own concoctions, just like George in 'George's Marvellous Medicine!'
Take a look at our previous learning from the Autumn Term, when our topic was: 'Where my Wellies Take Me!'
Last week, we were out in the prayer garden, looking at ways to improve our prayer garden when we made an amazing, surprising discovery! We found two large, glittery eggs living in one of the bushes.
This caused all sorts of discussions and investigations! We have been extremely busy writing to the 'The Investigation Team' telling them all about our discovery. We also wrote to Mrs McSharry from St. Anthony's School to ask her if they had experienced anything similar.
Today we had a visit from Dr Wheatley from The Investigation Team. He visited to take a closer look at the eggs but when we went out to show him the eggs...they had hatched!
We couldn't find any creatures in the prayer garden and we do not know how far they have travelled or what they are! Dr Wheatley has taken some samples and will get back to us when he has further results!
Spellings- new spellings given out weekly and tested every Friday. Please ensure spelling books are in school each week.
Reading- Please find time to listen to your child at least three times a week and record it in their diary. We have introduced a new reward system in which children who have read three times a week will get a star sticker on our class reward chart.
Homework- Homework is handed out each Wednesday and collected back in on the following Tuesday.
Please ensure only one page is done per week in each booklet.
Water bottles- It is important that your child has access to a water bottle every day.
Clothing - Please ensure all items of clothing are named so that nothing gets muddled or lost! Thank you.
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