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 half term, the units that we will be covering are:
Virtues & Values
Our focus for the second half of Spring term is:
INTENTIONAL & PROPHETIC
Intentional: planning our actions and choosing to live how God wants us to.
Every action we make has an impact on other people and the world around us. If we live intentionally, we listen to our conscience and deliberately decide that the actions we take will have a positive impact. We use the earth’s resources wisely, think about the choices we make, and care for God’s creation.
Prophetic: spreading the word of God through how we live our lives.
As we choose to act intentionally and make good decisions, we encourage others to do the same. We set a good example through our words and deeds and inspire other people to act in a positive and wise way. We help people to make the right decisions themselves and think about how God wants them to live their lives
Our topic this term is:
Wriggle and Crawl!
Grab your coat and pooter- we're going out and about on a minibeast hunt.
Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who's home.
Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask your own research questions- just like a real entomologist!
Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Make a food chain to show who eats who! Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey.
On your belly, legs at the ready, it's time to wriggle and crawl!
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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