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:
Parables and Miracles
This unit is designed to develop the children's understanding
of Jesus' parables and miracles. Through these they will
develop a greater understanding of who Jesus is
and what his ministry was.
This unit is designed to develop children’s knowledge of
the time, symbols and characters of the liturgical Season of
Advent. It will focus on Advent being a season of
preparation for Christmas through the story of John the
Baptist and parish activities.
Our topic this term is:
Where my Wellies Take Me!
This half term we will be exploring the environment around us, including our school grounds and further afield, Leamington Spa. We will be finding out how Leamington has changed over the years. We have already had a visit from Mrs. Barnett's Daddy who answered lots of our questions about his life as a young boy, growing up in Leamington. We are really looking forward to going for walks to look at the architecture and parks which make Leamington a really special place to live.
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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