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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Working Together for the Good of Each Other

Billie Jean King Class

Welcome to Billy-Jean King Class

Mrs Stuchfield

Mrs Koro

This year our classes are named after athletes.

Billy-Jean King is a six-time world number 1 ranking, 39 Grand Slam titles World Champion tennis player, a crusader for social justice and equality, and the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association.

Autumn 2

PSHE-Friendships

Be reflective like a chameleon.

Talulah has been chosen for 'The star of the Week' this week for settling in to King Class so fantastically and trying her best in all lessons. Well done!

Our class Posada box started going home this week with the children. What a lovely way to welcome Mary and Joseph into our families as they make their journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

We have been so lucky to have a visit from a local church youth group today for a nativity workshop. We took a journey through the Christmas story and saw Mary and her visit from Angel Gabriel, the shepherds and the kings and saw baby Jesus in the stable.

This week we have been looking at how stories can be represented in different ways in ICT. We looked at different types of quizzes and tried to make our own story of Goldilocks and the three bears.

We had a visit from Lancashire Library today to read the children Christmas stories.

Fleetwood Lantern Parade -King Class families joined the Fleetwood community with other schools as the Christmas lights were switched on.

We have two 'Stars of the Week' this week, Sama for settling into our school fantastically and trying really hard and Isaac who has shown us he is a sensible member of our class and trying his best in every lesson.

PE- Overarm throwing and teamwork

The author Nathan Parker came to talk to us today he showed us his books and he talked about how he become an author and how we should never give upon something we believe in.

We had a wonderful time in the Planetarium today. We learnt all about the solar system, the moon landing and watched a cartoon story about the moon.

Our first lesson was learning to log in, search and navigate purple mash.

This week the 'Star of the Week' is William for making us so proud of his mature attitude to learning.

Art Enhancement Week

Super Sculptures

Creating different effects with paint.

Making a sculpture with an inside and outside surface.

Making a sculpture of the human form with clay.

Making sculptures of the human form with simple objects and shapes.

The Fire Brigade came to visit King Class today to tell us about having a safety plan at home. They got called away on a real emergency call near the end of our visit and we could hear their sirens as they went bravely to help someone.

Tag rugby- King Class had a super time working as a team.

For anti-bullying week this year the children worked with Mrs Koro discussing how we are all different but we are also all equal.

This week's 'Star of the Week' is Emilia for having super behaviour for learning, always doing the right thing, trying her best and sharing her wonderful facts with the class.

For part of our animals topic in science, a vet visited us in King Class to help us learn how to look after our pets.

Maths-subtraction

In PSHE this week we have been discussing different feelings, different words to describe them and helpful ways we could help with other's feelings.

PE-Throwing overarm.

For 'Oceans of plastic' week we learnt all about how plastic pollution spoils our oceans and how it endangers the sea wildlife. We then made posters about it.

Jude is our 'Star of the Week' this week for being a super mathematician, having beautiful handwriting and being a great role model for our class.

We have been reflecting upon why we wear poppies on poppy day and how we remember the soldiers who fought for us.

In King Class we have been learning all about predators and prey in food chains. We know that a food chain starts with a producer and that some animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

Addition

Autumn 1

PSHE-Rules and Responsibility.

Be positive like a giraffe.

Lacey was chosen today by our Values Ambassador, for being positive this half term and sharing her enthusiasm for learning with the class.

Look at our beautiful poetry, based upon 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright.

Our Autumn 1 Golden Ticket Winners for reading 3 or more times a week. They had a treat today, milkshake and an extra play on the large equipment.

Children Of The World Disco. Look at our amazing costumes!

To start our 'Remembrance Day' topic we listened to the story of 'Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge' as a way of exploring children’s understanding of memories. We then shared our own special memories with the class.

A real-life explorer came to visit us at school. In his assembly he showed us where he had travelled to including the Arctic, how he got there and the animals he saw along the way. He even showed us his rucksack and his tiny tent! After that we completed an orienteering activity in the playground, we learnt the points of the compass and found flags around the playground on a map of our school grounds.

Look at our wonderful birds of prey photos.

Music with Mrs Halloran.

Continents and Oceans

We have been describing habitats around the World and the animals that live there.

Lewis is the 'Star of the Week' for an amazing improvement in his writing skills especially in his handwriting.

We celebrated Black History Month this week by listening to the story 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin which was a true story of how she travelled from Trinidad to England when she was a child and what experiences she had. We then discussed how unique we all are. how we should be kind to everyone and drew ourselves and our friends differences.

Maths-halving

We had a visit from Harold the Giraffe today from the life bus, we talked about our feelings and how to be the best friend we could.

In RE we have been listening to the story of Daniel and the Lion and how he trusted in God to keep him safe. We then made our own lions to re-enact the story.

Maths-doubling

Kaila is the 'Star of the Week' for pushing herself to be the best she can be and being a super role model for the younger children in class.

Puppet making!

Look at our amazing puppets! The children are very proud.

Next we made our puppets by using a template, cutting it out, sewing it together and then decorating it with features. It was very tricky but the children didn't give up.

Then we practised sewing.

We then designed and labelled our own puppets.

First we practised using a template, cutting out fabric and joining it together with glue.

In RE we have been listening to stories of people who have trusted in God and thought about when we have trusted in Him.

PE -team work and resilience.

We started our poetry topic this week by listening to 'The magic box' by Kit Wright. We then discussed what we would like in our own magical box and wrote down our ideas..