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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Working Together for the Good of Each Other

Ada Lovelace

We are a Beach School!

St. Mary's takes advantage of our local coastline by being a 'Beach School'.  This week in the sunshine, Lovelace class designed beach art, looked on the shoreline to see what they could discover and made sandcastles.  They had great fun?

Greek Gods

This activity brings us to the end of our Faster, Higher, Stronger topic.  The children wrote about the many Gods that the Ancient Greeks worshipped then they drew their own images of them.

Lancashire Science Festival 2018 - UCLAN

On Friday 29th June Years 5 and 6 visited the campus of UCLAN in Preston to take part in the Lancashire Science Festival.  Along with other local schools they participated in different science workshops and activities.  Lovelace children were baffled by the 'tricks' of the Science Magician, were fascinated by the Wonderful World of Water and investigated the skills of the Forensic Scientist.

A Taste of Cardinal Allen

This week Year 5 children visited Cardinal Allen High School for a 'taster'day'.  They took part in various lessons including drama, design technology, food technology and art.  They sampled a school lunch and enjoyed catching up with former St. Mary's pupils.

Lovelace Class go potty!

As part of our studies about Ancient Greece, the children have been designing their own 'Greek-style' vases.  They looked at the pictures which featured on original pottery of the time, the Greek gods, the Olympics and everyday life; then they added the geometric patterns which were prominent on Greek pottery.  In coming weeks, they will try to replicate the red/black colour schemes using paints, pastels and crayons.

Emergency First Aid

This week we have been learning the emergency first aid skills which could help save someone else's life.  Our pictures show us practising the recovery position.

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Our topic for Summer 2 is 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' which is the motto of the Olympics.  The children will be learning about Ancient Greece and how the Greek Empire grew to be so powerful.  To begin this fascinating topic, the children have used computers to independently research different key dates and events of the Empire.

Photographic Studies

St. Mary's children were part of a joint project with Blackpool and the Fylde College this week.  Photographic students from the college used St. Mary's pupils as subjects for their work.   Watch this space in the coming months for results of this interesting photo shoot.

Building a fact file

Following on from our Amazon artwork, the children have been using laptops to independently research Rainforest animals.  They are building their own fact file on some of the amazing species that can be found in the different layers of the Rainforest.

Lovelace Class welcomes parents to their Amazon Adventure

This week parents and friends joined the children of Lovelace Class to assist them with their Amazon artwork.  Using a variety of resources including beads, sand, paint flakes and tissue they created bright, colourful birds and animals to add to our Amazon rainforest display.  Take a look at our lovely photos.

A Super Easter Thank You

Our children celebrated a fantastic term playing on bouncy castles which were kindly provided by our headteacher Mrs Kowalska.

Stations of the Cross 2018

Today we participated in Stations of the Cross, trying to imagine what it was like for Jesus on the road to his crucifixion.

Station I - Jesus is condemned to death.  The children tried to imagine a time when,like Pontius Pilate, they had washed their hands of Jesus.

Station X - Jesus is stripped of his clothes.  The children thought about what Jesus felt when he was stripped of one of his basic human rights,then tried to imagine what it would be like to have to fight for things like a good education, food and water and shelter.

Our photos show Lovelace class stations and how we all shared in reflection at this special time.

Seasonal Dictionary Work

In MFL Year 5 have been learning seasonal vocabulary and using bi-lingual dictionaries to translate words into French and English.  Our photos show how they used what they learnt to complete a word and picture puzzle.

Science Museum Manchester - March 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic day at the Science Museum. Take a look at our very own astronauts.  See who you can recognise.

Inventors and Inventions and Science Spring 2

We have learnt about inventions of the last century and also about the effect of forces this term.  At the museum we were able to see some of these wonderful discoveries and look at pulleys, gears and levers in real life situations.  Can you spot any of these component parts in the machinery in the photographs?

 

Investigating Forces

In Science, we have been designing our own parachutes and boats.  We thought about shape and materials and which would work best against the forces of air and water resistance.

World Book Day 2018 - Year 6 came to share some stories with Year 5.

Learning Habit for Spring 2 - Reflective Chameleon (Pride and Confidence) - being able to think about yourself as a learner and  how you might improve or change things in the  future.

Les Planètes - Sentence Building

Lovelace children have been learning about the planets and solar system.  They have learnt new adjectives and how to add detail about size and location to build more complex sentences.

Collective Worship - The Power of Love

The children have been in reflective mood learning about St. Valentine.  They shared their thoughts about love and what it means to them.

Earthlings - The Art of Peter Thorpe

Lovelace children have been looking at the abstract art of Peter Thorpe.  They learnt that he was a fan of all things connected with space and started his painting using leftover materials.  They have enjoyed trying to draw their own space art based on his abstract style.

Capacity of Containers

In Maths this week we have been thinking about the capacity of containers.  Firstly we looked at the containers and thought about their shape and how they differed in size.  Next, we estimated which container had the largest capacity.  Finally, we used different measuring equipment to accurately determine which container held the most liquid.

Tower Wood 2018