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:
Our RE this half term will begin with a multi-faith week, where we will learn more about our own church with a particular focus on the Pope and the Vatican city. We will also learn about Guru Nanak. The week will finish with a visit to a local church of an alternative Christian denomination. We will then move onto a study of Our Church where we will learn more about our own parish church St Peter’s and the roles of the people within it. We will then look at the role of the early church and the conversion of Paul and the role of St Peter and how Peter and Paul handed on their faith in Jesus to make our church what it is today. We will finish our RE topics of study this year with a focus on the Mass. We will learn about the sequence of the Mass and the meanings of the words and actions. We will learn why Mass is such an important celebration for the Church and this understanding will deepen our involvement in Mass as we say those very important responses during the celebration.
Virtues & Values
Our focus for the second half of Summer term is:
Attentive and Discerning
We are attentive when we listen to our calling from God to love and serve one another in all that we do. We are attentive to our experiences and can see where they will take us in our future vocations.
We are discerning when we decide to do the right thing in the interest of the needs of others because we know the positive impact that will have on our lives.
Our topic this term is:
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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