St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

It was lovely to see the children back after their Easter holidays and hear all the things that they got up to. Just waiting now for that little bit of sunshine to arrive as we move forward into our summer term.

In English, we have been reading the ‘Paddington Bear’ story and we will continue reading Paddington stories to find out more about his adventures. We have also been learning about plurals and adding the suffixes ‘s’ and ‘es’.

The children have enjoyed our new topic work on ‘Paddington’s Passport’ so far. They have been exploring a map of the world and finding out where Peru is on the map.  They have also been learning about the different continents and spotting the continent that Paddington came from and which one he travelled to when he arrived in London.

During Computing, the children will be using the iPads to create an animated story. We began the unit by discussing the difference between a traditional story and an e-book. Then the children used the 2Create program and drew a picture for their story and added animation to it. Next week, the children will be adding sounds. Throughout the task, children will be encouraged to open previously saved work, play the pages they have created and save and overwrite the file.

The new topic in Science is ‘Plants’ and the children learnt to name the parts of a plant, including seeds. They had the opportunity to plant their own seed and will now make observations and complete a diary of how their seed grows over time.

We have now completed making our fruit smoothies in D&T. The children worked in small groups and made three different flavours. They thoroughly enjoyed chopping, slicing, and blending the fruit and were delighted to share what they had made with the rest of the class during snack time.

We will continue this half term with D&T and will begin next week by designing a vehicle. We will be looking for boxes so if you have any spare shoe boxes or small boxes at home then these will be very welcome.  

We wish you a lovely weekend!

Mrs Myers and Mrs Hachar