St Dominic Catholic Primary

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

Wonderful Woburn!

The children had a lovely time on our school trip when we visited Woburn Safari Park last week. We began the trip with a guided safari tour around the park, finding out lots of information about the animals we saw.  On safari, we saw elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, wolves, ostriches, rhinos, sea lions, lemurs, a red panda and many more.  Year 1 attended a workshop called ‘Poo in the Zoo’, which they found to be most interesting. During the workshop, the children also learnt about animal diets and had the opportunity to discuss what animals were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores. A big thank you to all our parents for helping out on the trip. This would have not been possible without you.

During our Science lessons, the children have been finding out how we classify animals into groups. They worked together to create a poster for each group of animals - amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. 

In Maths, the children have been learning about ‘arrays’ and counting an arrangement of objects or pictures in columns or rows. They have also been using the multiplication symbol whilst completing their tasks. Next week, we will progress onto division and sharing objects into groups.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the drama workshop on Wednesday with Mrs Train. They were able to use mime, improvisation and freeze frames to gain an understanding of the text, The Last Tree. We will continue to use this text next week as it links well with our curriculum theme of conservation.

A big well done to all the children for working hard to complete the Phonics Screening Check. Mrs Serra and I were very proud of them all.

Have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you at our assembly next Friday.

Mrs Myers and Mrs Serra