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Collective Worship

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 9:52am

This morning Genny led us in a lovely Collective Worship on the theme of new beginnings.

We listened to a reading from Isaiah 43:18-19

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

 

After listening to the reading we wrote our own prayers about making a new start, forgetting arguments in the past and thinking about what we can do to help others.

Thank you for starting us off so well Genny, we are looking forward to next week’s Collective Worship!

Welcome to Reception

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 4:19pm

Welcome to an exciting year in Reception!

The children have all settled well into Reception and they have embarked on an exciting learning journey. In Reception, we learn through play using our Continuous Provision both indoor and outdoor. We ensure that our areas fulful the Early Learning Goals and enable the children to 'Let your light shine.' 

In our outdoor Sand Area we have a variety of activities that promote a love of story telling and mathematical language and knowledge. These activities are demonstrated through our Measuring Station, which include a variety of  measuring jugs, cylinders and funnels. Story telling activities are promoted through using the Small World in our Sand Area.

Our Outdoor Provision also features areas that focus on physical development, such as, balance, coordination, catching and throwing.

Imaginative play is encouraged throughout all the areas in our Continuous Provision, including the stage, play house, the home corner, small world and construction.

In Reception we are learning about our country and the values that we uphold. We have been teaching the children about democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect. We ensure that these values are promoted in all areas of the children's learning and development.

We look forward to supporting the children througout their learning journey and watching them flourish during the year.

Please click on the following links to visit each class' page:

Miss Hollins' Class

Miss Sheppard's Class

Mrs Jennings & Mrs Gerrard's Class

 

 

Welcome to Year 2

Date: 7th Nov 2018 @ 3:50pm

Welcome to Year 2, a fast paced year full of new responsibilities and exciting challenges. Our ultimate aim is to give children the confidence and resiliance for moving into Key Stage 2. We want children to become independent learners, all within a fun environment. 

The children have settled into their classes and have begun an exciting year. The children have already enjoyed different topics within writing such as 'Spooky Stories', and  'Winter Wonderland Stories' and are currently learning about 'The Great Fire of London' in History. This is a thoroughly enjoyable topic and the children are already very enthusiastic about it, many having already done their own independent research. The children have also produced some great art work using different mediums, creating a fantastic display in our classrooms.

This term we have been particularly focussing on our presentation and handwriting, with the aim to be joining all the letters correctly. You may have heard your child talking about the 'presentation pencil' for maths and writing, the children receive this special pencil when they have tried really hard. 

Thank you for your encouragement and continued support at home particularly using the online resources, we have had some great feedback about them and the children have really enjoyed using them. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to your class teacher. We look forward to working with you during the year.

Please click on the following links to visit each class' page

Mrs Sutton

Miss Campbell

Mrs Maguire/ Mr Sands

 

Welcome to Year 3

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 8:09am

Welcome to Year Three!

We have lots of exciting and different topics to look forward to and we will be learning all about the Stone Age in History. We will be writing our own stories based on the 'Stone Age Boy'. In Science we will be learning about our amazing bodies and how to keep healthy. We will also look forward to learning all about rocks, soils and fossils. 

As the children will be making their First Holy Communion this year, we will be learning about other Sacraments, such as Baptism. We will come together as a year group and re-enact a Baptism, reflecting on this special event. We will begin to reflect on how we can prepare for the birth of Jesus and why Mary was chosen to do such a special job.

Our focus in Maths will be on place value and developing mental strategies. There is a big focus on times tables in Year 3 and we will be using TT Rockstars to support this. We will be practising telling the time and describing properties of 3D shapes.

In English we will be looking at the 'BFG' and we will write our own narrative with our own giant that we will create. We will perform poetry, focussing on expression, pace and tone. We will also write our own poem based on the 'Magic Box' by Kit Wright. Our grammar focus will be using adverbials of time and place and we will look at prepositions to explain where and when things happen.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to all the exciting things that Year 3 has to bring.

Please click on the following links to visit your class page:

Mrs Leather's Class

Mrs McDuff's Class

Miss Jamieson's Class

Welcome to Year 4

Date: 15th Nov 2018 @ 12:53pm

Welcome to Year 4!

In Year 4 we work hard to consolidate learning so far and get the children ready for Year 5 and 6. We ensure to teach a variety of subjects to give everybody a chance to shine brightly. 

In History we continue our journey through ancient civilisations and focus on Ancient Greece and The Roman Empire. We look at the development of Italy and Greece as countries in Geography. 

We look at the states of matter, sound, electricity and digestion in Science, with lots of experiements too! We will be making healthy snacks and pop up books in Design Technology. 

Everyone looks forward to our swimming lessons which commence in February. Another highlight is our Year 4 Nativity performance in December, make sure to get your tickets!

We have a focus on Maths, especially building up our Times Table knowledge. In English we will strive to create imaginative stories and a variety of text types. 

Please click on your class teacher's name to see their exciting news!

Mr Kerigan

Mr Nicholls

Mrs Sheldon

Welcome to Year 5

Date: 15th Nov 2018 @ 1:02pm

Welcome to Year 5!

In Year 5 we work hard to promote collaborative learning and create an exciting curriculum where every child can let their light shine.

In History we continue our journey through time and we focus on The Saxons and The Vikings.  Just take a look at the video below to find some information out about the Vikings for yourself. During our Geography topic we compare and contrast physical and human features of the UK and North/South America.

“Feel the force” is our exciting Science topic, with lots of experiments too! Everyone enjoys the “Parachute” experiment!

Throughout the year we take part in a range of sports: Lacrosse, Gaelic Football and Cricket are some of the highlights. Another highlight is our trip to Robinwood in the Summer Term.

Our Maths focus is fractions and a continued development of our Arithmetic skills. Writing imaginative and creative passages is a target in Year 5. We will introduce a range of writing genres such as; Suspense writing at Dracula’s Whitby and persuasive writing based on “Our use of Plastics.”

Please click on your class teacher's name to see their exciting news!

Mrs Farrell

Miss Kirk

Miss Carr/ Mr Blain

Welcome to Year 6

Date: 15th Nov 2018 @ 1:05pm

Welcome to Year 6!

In Year 6 we consolidate previous learning whilst tackling new topics, all within our growth mindset culture and using collaborative learning techniques.

In History, we use the skills we have learnt to enable us to make comparisons of leisure throughout the 20th Century. We will then look at a local study of Trafford.

During our Geography topics we will focus on our local area using map skills and looking at Manchester Airport.

In Science we look at humans, particularly the respiratory system; light; sound; evolution and inheritance; and classification. It’s a busy year!

Throughout the year we take part in a range of sports: Lacrosse, Gaelic Football and Cricket to name but a few.

In PSHE we look at a number of areas within our Jigsaw scheme as the school follow the same topics in an age-appropriate way. We find the mindful approach helps us in so many ways as we use this scheme to help us to prepare for high school and for becoming well-rounded members of society.

In Maths we display our growth mindset to its fullest. We extend our learning in a number of topics such as negative numbers, decimal numbers, fractions. We also take on a range of new topics such as: algebra and statistics; formal long division; ratio and proportion.

We write across a range of genres including: suspense; persuasive writing; instructions; non-fiction; letters; biographies. We like to demonstrate all of our spelling and grammar learning within our writing.

Please click on your class teacher's name to see their exciting news!

Mrs Luckham

Miss Coyle

Miss Hobday

Welcome to Year 1

Date: 8th Nov 2018 @ 3:50pm

Welcome to Year One.

We are all delighted with how well all the children have settled into Year One. We have been very busy working on lots of different topics and activities. As part of our Science topic we have been looking at how amazing our bodies are, we will be constructing life size skeletons and identifying the main bones of the body. During our Geography lessons we will be learning about the landscapes of Britain, which will include learning about features of different parts of the country. In Design Technology we created some amazing firework pictures and over the coming weeks we will be making wreaths using leaves and other natural materials.

In our English lessons, we have been working hard at using our 'Golden Rules' in all of our writing. The children know that all sentences need capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and they have learnt that they can make their work more interesting by adding adjectives.

The children are challenging themselves in Maths. We have been focussing on our core skills, such as, number bonds to 10 and 20, place value, ordinal numbers and we will be moving onto subtraction this half term.

We have enjoyed some yoga sessions, which are part of our whole school 'Wellbeing' strategy' which compliment our new Jigsaw PSHE shceme. 

This year we have introduced some fantastic new online resources and we have appreicated the very positive feedback we have received and we will continue to provide a variety of different ways for you to help and support your child at home.

Thank you for  your continued support.

Please click on your class teacher's name to see their exciting news.

Mr McCann

Miss Slater

Mrs Burke/Mrs O'Keefe

 

 

Key Stage Two News Bites and the World's first plant selfie (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 10:09pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the World's first plant selfie!

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz.

Art in the Sun

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 5:50pm

What a beautiful day we've had today and what better way to spend it than recreating Rangoli Patterns outside! We pushed our brand new picnic benches into the shade under the wind sails and enjoyed our art lesson in the fresh air.

Key Stage One News Bites and Can a plant take a selfie?

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 10:02pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out if a plant can take a selfie!

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and the World's first plant selfie! (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 10:05pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out the world's first plant selfie!

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Digital Leader application form 2019-2020

Date: 2nd Jul 2019 @ 8:27pm

Click here to access the Digital Leader Application form 2019-2020

Mrs Needham also has paper copies if you need one.

The deadline for the application form is Tuesday 16th July.

Good Luck!

Digital Leader Report 2019

Date: 2nd Jul 2019 @ 4:28pm

A report from the Digital Leaders 2018-2019

Ava, Molly, Anna, Tom, Maryclare and Becky

 

Staying Safe posters  - September 2018

At the beginning of our year of being a digital leader, we designed our own ‘staying safe online’ posters which are all up on the school walls. Many people look at them as they are passing in the corridors. We wrote on the posters about how to stay safe online and all the dangers of the online world. Some posters contained a quiz to catch the attention of the pupils in our school and so people can test themselves which is a fun way to take in knowledge and enjoy it at the same time. For this we earned our safeguarder badge.

 

Anti Cyberbullying week - October 2018

We held a competition where you had to design a comic strip about cyber bullying where a child was playing a game online and someone started bullying the child. So the child followed advice about how to stop the bullying by telling a trusted adult. They both reported and blocked the bully and the story ended well. We picked a winner from every class and every winner got a coding book. The comic strips that won are now on display on the Computing display board. Now some of the children are aware of what you need to do when someone is cyberbullying you.

 

Google Be Internet Legends - November 2018

People from Parentzone/Google came to our school to talk to us about being internet legends and staying safe online. Internet legends is a game created by Google. In the game you learn in a fun way how to keep safe online. There are islands that you can choose to play on. The islands are called: Kind Kingdom, Reality River, Mindful Mountain and Tower of Treasure.The app that you search in the search bar is called Interland and you click on the first result. During the assembly the people from Google passed a toy cat around all of the children to see how fast news can travel. We had a picture at the end of us all with emojis.

 

Helping the KS1 computing teacher with Year 1 - December 2018

In December, we went to the infant department to help the Year 1 computing teacher. The Year 1s were making fruit kebabs as part of their lesson on algorithms. We got the iPads and we videoed the Year 1s as they made fruit kebabs. We videoed all three classes. We helped them on kebabs because they were doing a project called TV chefs. Mrs Patiniott couldn’t have done it all by herself. We also earned our educator badge. 

 

Pupil Survey December 2018

We created a pupil online safety survey. On the survey there were questions like: What games do you play? And also what PEGI level are your games? We then put the survey online for all the students to complete anonymously. Once we found out the results, Mrs Needham put them into percentages and we presented them to Mr Blain and some other members of our school ‘Online Safety working party’. For this task we earned our leader badge.

 

Review of Typing Club and Spelling Shed - February 2019

Typing club is a program online that teaches you how to touch type for free. It takes you through a series of lessons and progressively gets harder each lesson. Spelling shed is a brilliant app to helps you learn your spellings.

In February, we went to a workshop with the other digital leaders. We used a programme called Screen cast-o-matic to take a video of the computer screen and we went and did a video on how to use typing club where you can learn how to touch type and spelling shed where you can learn your spellings. This is a very easy way to learn how to type fast and spell. These are useful skills because when you need to type fast then you will be able to if you practise hard enough and you can easily learn to spell in a fun way. We achieved our reviewer badge for doing this.

 

Safer Internet Day - February 2019

On Safer Internet Day 2019, we went to the infant department to do a presentation and a little role play about a monster called Zap and his friend Zoom. They were playing a game together when the game asked for Zap’s full name for points. We taught the children that we should never tell anyone our full names online as it may be dangerous. Later we went back to the Junior department and, after Mrs Needham’s assembly, we did some role plays about buying games online, how we should ask permission from our parents and another about inviting people to join a game who we didn’t know. For this day we earned our presenter and safeguarder badges.

 

Network meeting with St Hugh’s - March 2019

In March, St Hugh’s digital leaders visited us in school. They came so that we could teach them how to use a micro computer called a crumble. When they arrived, we greeted them in our reception area before taking them down to the sunshine room which is where we worked that afternoon. First we got the equipment together that we needed. Next all of us sat down to begin. The St Hugh’s digital leaders picked the project that they wanted to work on and we got started. With the crumbles, we used the crumble programming app to make the sparkles, which were attached the crumbles by crocodile clips, start to flash different colours. Through the afternoon, we got quite a lot done with the crumbles and eventually we moved onto animation using the StikBot sets. With the StikBot, we created StopMotion animation videos. We got creative and started to have fun making up short films. All of us had a great afternoon and we earned our networker badge for it.

 

Guide to making a crumble - April 2019

After the networking meeting with St Hugh’s, we then created a guide to using a crumble and how to use it. We used the google slides and pictures to create the guide. We achieved the creator badge for this. 


Technical skills - throughout the year

Throughout the year, we have been supporting staff with our skills and knowledge about computing. We have helped teachers and teaching assistant with technical issues. For this we have earned our technician badge.

 

We have had a fantastic time being digital leaders this year. We have learned how to use crumbles, microbits and make animations. We have met other digital leaders and found out about what they have done in their school. We would recommend other people apply to be a digital leader for next year.

 

Key Stage One News Bites and the Children's Garden at Kew

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 8:17am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Children's Garden at Kew!

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Young inventors take the STEM challenge (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 8:21am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about how young inventors are taking the STEM challenge!

Now click  here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Young inventors take the STEM challenge (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 8:26am

Here's this week's Newa Bites and find out about how young inventors are taking the STEM challenge.

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage One News Bites and Why is poo useful?

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 12:29pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out why poo is useful!

Now click  here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering Rembrandt (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 12:29pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about how we remeber Rembrandt.

Now click  here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering Rembrandt (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 12:30pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage One News Bites and how we remember D-Day 75 years on

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 8:16am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out how we remeber D-Day 75 years on.

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering D-Day 75 years on (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 8:33am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out how we remeber D-Day 75 years on.

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering D-Day 75 years on (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 8:36am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about how we remember D-Day 75 years on.

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage One News Bites and National Children's Gardening Week

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 8:41am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about National Children's Gardening Week!

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz!

Key Stage Two News Bites and Chelsea Flower Show (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 9:28am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Chelsea Flower Show!

Now click here to take the News Bites quiz.

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St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040
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