Year 5

Violet Class News

Although the weather has been bleak, spirits certainly haven't been in Violet 1 and 2. Both classes had the pleasure of going to Hampstead Heath for exciting but challenging orienteering activities. The children exhibited fantastic teamwork and communication skills and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the woods and open areas. We discussed and wrote about the importance of the Ten Commandments and how they help guide us to follow the Catholic faith. We recapped multi step division problems and prime factors in Maths, whilst continuing to develop our descriptive writing in English. We can not wait for sports day on Wednesday next week! Have a fabulous weekend!

Miss Burton and Mr McGee

Violet Class News

It's been a terrific week in Violet 1 and 2, which started with a thoroughly enjoyable trip to Lord's cricket ground! Despite the rain, we all had a fantastic day and the children's excellent behavior did not go unnoticed. The day involved; playing cricket, having a tour of the ground, listening to former English cricketer Matt Prior and even eating lunch in one of the boxes.

On Tuesday there was a real buzz of excitement in Violet 1 and 2 as the children met their buddies for the first time! When the children are in Year 6 they will each have a reception child as their buddy. The children spent some time in Nursey this week getting to know their new young friends, I am sure the Year 5's will be excellent role models.

In English we have continued reading our class novel, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, we have also written some fantastic setting descriptions. In Topic we used maps to locate Brazil and other countries in South America, we looked at the physical geography features in these regions. Our Maths focus has been recapping decimals and applying our knowledge to solve problems.

We are very much looking forward to our orienteering trips to Hampstead Heath next week - remember packed lunches!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Miss Burton and Mr McGee

Violet Class News

What an amazing week back it's been for Violet 1 and 2! The children clearly came back well rested after our hectic but fun few days at Sayers croft. We have been writing thank you letters as our English focus for the week to express our gratitude for the wonderful time we had. In Maths we have recapped our learning on decimals, concentrating particularly on converting them to fractions and percentages.

The children LOVED our computing session with Mbots which they programmed to follow instructions such as lighting up and making sounds. Next week the children will code the robots to move in specified directions. Also this week we began our case study on Brazil and learnt about the importance of D-Day, in conjunction with the 75th anniversary celebrations.

Miss Burton and Mr McGee

Violet Class News

The final week of the term and the children in Violet 3 have continued to work hard. In English this week, we have written our own Soliloquy as Lady Macbeth, and I have been extremely impressed with the quality. Each child has really shown off their maturity and penmanship. Can you explain what a Soliloquy is? Macbeth has been a big focus this week as we held our auditions for our end of year show. Selecting the actors for each role has been very challenging because the quality of the competition has been so high and tough. In Topic this week, we compared Sherwood Forest with the Amazon. In Computing, we continued to code our race car game. Next week is half term, please all enjoy a well-deserved break and relax.

Violet Class News

It's been a very exciting week in Violet 1 and 2! In Science, we learnt about buoyancy and conducted our own experiment to test for it. The children made boats of different shapes and sizes (out of tin foil) and measured the mass that each could carry across a body of water before sinking. In addition to this, we all enjoyed an interactive and exciting dry-ice assembly by 'Sublime Science' on Thursday.

There was a strong grammar and punctuation focus in this week's English lessons and Maths centred around the formal, written method for division and finding fractions of amounts.

The highlights of the week were our trips to the Apple Stores in Regent Street and Covent Garden, where the children coded 'Sphero' robots to navigate their way around a series of mazes and obstacles.

We are all really looking forward to Sayers Croft and remind parents that children will need to come in their PE kits and bring a packed lunch on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!
Mr McGee & Miss Burton

WOW!WEE! Violet 3 had the best week ever!! Every single child should be super proud of their hard-work and determination this week during SATs. Such focus and rigour demonstrated by each child, I am extremely proud. In Computing this week, we explored two different areas. First, we began to look at the benefits and skill involved in learning how to touch type. Then later in the week, we used Scratch to code a simple race car game. In RE, we explored what a modern day witness of the Holy Spirit might look like.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Science workshop on Thursday afternoon, where we created our very own sherbet! Thank you Mrs Dowling for organising that for us. It really has been a busy week and finally on Friday, we celebrated all our hard work by playing games and having a picnic at Paddington Rec.

Violet Class News

It's been an exciting and learning-filled week in Violet 1 and 2! In RE the children learned and showed great understanding of 'The Road to Emmaus' and 'Saul's conversion' Bible stories. They produced some fabulous writing on these key Pentecostal events.

Diary entry writing was our English focus for the week. We identified the key features of an emotive, well -structured and interesting diary entry from a character's perspective. The children wrote from Edmund, Lucy's and Mr Tumnus points of view to explain their respective experiences in Narnia.

Violet 2 enjoyed their last trip to Forest Schools for the year and particularly enjoyed building shelters! We remind parents that both classes are going to the Apple Store on Tuesday 14th and will need to wear their school uniform for this.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mr McGee and Miss Burton

Revision, revision, revision! Violet 3 have not stopped this week and every single child should be very proud of their achievements. In Maths we revised: Algebra, Proportion, Co-ordinates and Measure! It really has been a busy week! In English, we focused on our reading comprehension skills and practiced using the text to support our inferences. In Science, we created two circuits to observe the difference between a parallel circuit and a series circuit. Can you explain the difference?

In topic this week we learnt about four different tribes living in the Amazon Forest. Can you name and describe any of the tribes? Next week, we are really looking forward to completing our SATs test. Make sure you rest and relax over the weekend!


Violet Class News

The children in Violet 1 and 2 have worked extremely hard this week and made fantastic progress with their learning! In English we made great character analyses of Mr Tumnus, the White Witch, Lucy and Edmund! Both classes are really enjoying the book and have made some great observations and predictions.

We were very impressed with how the children progressed with their maths revision on volume, time and statistical analysis. In Science, an experiment testing the friction of different surfaces was the highlight of the week for many! Finally, we began our Topic learning on London's history, focusing on the Victorian period!

Have a great bank holiday weekend!
Mr McGee and Miss Burton

It's been a busy week for Violet 3! In Maths we have continued to focus on our revision, covering Mixed Operation Word Problems and Algebra. For a little bit of fun we created chatterboxes with questions based on Multiples, Factors and Prime Numbers. We then challenged our friends to answer our tricky questions. We began our new geography Topic this week on The Amazon, exploring the impact and seriousness of deforestation. In Science we continued to explore our Electricity topic and investigate how the number of bulbs affect the brightness of a bulb in series circuit.

Violet Class News

Violet 1 and 2 got straight into action this week with a fantastic trip to the National Gallery. The children were so engaged in our "World around us" talk, where they discussed and analysed a range of landscape, portrait and still life paintings.

In Maths we finished our units of time learning and began our focus on areas and volumes. The children were so excited about starting this term's novel, 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' and completed some excellent creative writing about their own versions of Narnia.

The undoubted highlight of the week for many were the Science Museum workshops where the children made their very own slime and learnt about the functions of blood!

Have a great weekend,
Mr McGee and Miss Burton

A brilliant first week back for Violet 3! The week began with a trip to the National Gallery, where we learnt about a painting by George Bellows called Men of the Dock. It was fascinating! This painting was the most modern painting held in the National Gallery and Bellows painted it when he was 30 years old. After lunch we wandered around the gallery taking in all the magnificent art displayed there. We have continued our revision in preparation for SATs and we have been sitting practise papers this week.

In RE, we began our new topic Witness and shared stories of when we had witness something positive in the wider community. Can you share your stories? We also thought about the challenges the disciples may have faced spreading the good news of Jesus. Violet 3 really have been focused this week! Well done and keep it up!!


Violet Class News

Violet 1 and 2

Our Maths focus this week was Roman Numerals, a topic which the children really took to and enjoyed. We tied this in with learning about the Stations of the Cross in RE which culminated in our poignant assembly which retold the story of Jesus crucifixion.

In English we used comparative conjunctions in our writing to compare Stormbreaker the book with the film. Perhaps the highlight of the week was the eagerly anticipated parachute competition which rounded off our air resistance Science lessons. Finally we were so impressed with the artistry and creativity of the children's Easter bonnets.

Have a wonderful Easter break!
God bless

Miss Burton and Mr McGee

Stations of the Cross with Father Jeff, Assembly, Forest Schools and Easter Bonnet Parade! It really has been an incredible week for Violet 3. In English, we finished our very informative non-chronological reports about the Mayan Civilization and in Maths we revised Ratio and Proportion word problems. In Science we had a go at drawing the correct symbols to create a circuit. Can you remember the two different symbols for a bulb?

We had an absolute blast at forest schools, running around exploring, building dens and using tools to whittle hazelnut branches. It was fantastic!! Violet 3 definitely deserves a restful Easter Holiday. But remember on the first day back we are off to the National Gallery!

Violet Class News

Multi step word problems involving a range of operations has been our Maths focus this week in Violet 1 and 2. We were so impressed with how the children applied their numerical and inference skills to these challenging questions! We may experience a dramatic fall in the number of children in our classes, considering the convincing and persuasive application letters which were written to MI6 this week in English.

In our other subjects we recounted the story of Gethsemane, analysed topographical maps of the UK and made parachutes to test for air resistance in RE, Geography and Science respectively. What a week!

We are really looking forward to our Holy Week assembly on Wednesday and the Easter bonnet parade on Thursday!

Miss Burton and Mr McGee

A brilliant week for Violet 3! We have continued to revise and practise for our SATs and have made very pleasing progress. Keep up the hard work! In RE we have been reflecting on the importance of Lent and understanding who we are meant to be emulating during this time and why. In Topic this week, we have been gathering notes on different aspects of the Mayan Civilisation in order to create a Non-Chronological Report. Next week, we are looking forward to our class assembly on Thursday and our trip to Paddington Rec for Forest schools.