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Week ending 16/07/21


We had so much fun with the bug party!  We had bug races that were designed by the children, we played party games, played bug bingo hunt, made spider webs and there were lots of prizes.


"It was really fun" 

"It was mind blowing!" Oscar

"I liked dressing up as a bee" Austen 




In RE this week we thought back about all the things we had learnt over the year and created paper chains to show how it is all connected and how much we have learnt.


"I enjoyed making the Easter gardens" Darcy B

" I liked making the opportunities tree" Tiffany

"The mosaics we made were lovely" Molly

"I liked learning about God's rules and doing drama" Jessica


In Gardening Club we painted pictures with the beetroot that we grew!




Week ending 9/07/21


We listened to the story "Bog Baby" and we made our own Bog Baby habitats.  We found natural materials in the woods to create our habitats.

"I liked choosing my materials" Raife.

"I used gigantic leaves because I thought the Bog Baby could rest underneath it" Marley.

"I enjoyed making the habitats" A.



We were very lucky and had a Sublime Science workshop and we made thunder, sweet and sour sherbet and we made the world float!


"I thought it was amazing especially the cup trick" Tilly.


"I enjoyed making the thunder noises" Molly.


"I loved the whistling tube!" Darcy

Week ending 01/07/21


Another fun filled week this week in Class 2!


We have learnt all about ants and made our own ant models to take home.  We also researched our own choice of mini beast and discovered what their life cycle was.  


The children helped me celebrate my birthday with lots of fun and singing which was made even more special by watching Treasure Island performed in school.  It brilliant -0 here are some quotes form the children:


"I am sooooo excited!" (Charlie).


"That was fantastic, I liked the way she jumped into the screen it was like magic" (Kaspian).



In RE we have looked at God's world and how we treasure it.  The children had lovely thoughtful responses:


"We have to care for the animals otherwise they won't live anymore" (Tiffany).


"We should not use plastic or throw it in the sea" (Skylar).


"We should pick up the rubbish and not litter anywhere" (Raife).

Week ending 25/06/21


What an exciting week!  The children had a wonderful time in Forest School on Tuesday making our own animals using natural materials and learning about animal habitats.


In RE we started our new topic 'Treasures' and the children led wonderfully thoughtful discussions about what we treasure.  We put pictures or the words about those treasures in a treasure chest to keep them safe.  We had suggestions such as "my family are precious treasures", "I love the tropical flowers", "I treasure animals and look after them", "our friends are treasures".



In Math's we have been learning about measurement of weight in grams and kilograms.  The children have enjoyed the practical activities we have done.



In Science we have been learning about the bees habitat and tasting and baking with honey - yum!

Week ending 18/06/21


What a week!  We have had lots of fun in the sun with our sports week and all the children were great at cheering each other on at Sports Day!  We have enjoyed taking part in whole school 'Wake Up Shake Up' every morning where we have learnt the Cha Cha Slide and Superman song - maybe the children could show you!  We also took part in team building challenges and ultimate frisbee so it has been a busy week!


We have still found time to carry on with our creepy crawlies topic and made a habitat for our own snail who we named Draco!  The children have learnt how to care for a snail and have done a great job - Draco will be sad to leave Class 2 on Friday!



To complete our RE topic of Rules - we celebrated how we keep God's one rule by loving Him and others by making our Class 2 family friendship bracelets!



Week ending 11/06/2021


What an exciting week we have had exploring our new topic "Wriggle and Crawl"!  We first went to find our seeds that we had hidden in the woods - and were so excited to discover that all of them apart from 1 had disappeared.  After lots of discussion the children were sure that they had been dispersed by animals such as squirrels or birds.


We have been exploring different habitats around the school and identifying what mini beasts we had found.  We searched in the woods, pond and trees and discovered many different types such as spiders, tadpoles, millipedes, centipedes and even a baby dragonfly! 





Week ending 28/05/21


In RE we did some drama work about making good and bad choices.  The children were very reflective and did a great job.


In topic we have learnt about seed dispersion, pressed our own flowers to create a book mark, made sycamore seeds and explored what plants need to be healthy.


Week ending 21/05/21


We have been learning about time this week - the children have really grasped the o'clock and half past the hours.  We went on a trip around the Class 2 zoo and set our clocks to the feeding times of all the animals.  We were then able to add an hour for the day that the zoo keeper was late.  If the children have watches then it would be great if they could wear it or use the clocks at home and keep practicing!



We have been discussing the differences between flowers in our country and those you would find in the Amazon Rainforest.  The children researched different flowers, sketched them and then created them in any way they chose.  Some chose clay, others pictures and junk modelling.  We discussed how the conditions would differ and how our flowers may find the rainforest.


Week ending 14/05/21



Exciting news!!  The sweet pea seeds that we planted 2 weeks ago have started to grow!  The children have taken observations and noted down the changes in their books they have made.  We are relieved as we thought the rain from the storms at the weekend may have drowned them but thankfully they must have been thirsty :) 


We have also been investigating how flowers need and use water so we used white carnations and placed them in coloured water - we were pleased with the results!



We have been learning about position and direction which has been fun!  Any practice with left and right, 1/4, 1/2 and whole turns would be beneficial.



Week ending 7/05/21


Wow - it may have been a shorter week but we have been very busy!

The children loved the Forest School day we had on Tuesday and didn't let any weather concerns worry them at all!  We had lots of fun building dens, making medals and thankfully the wind died down just in time for us to be able to have a fire at the end and toast marshmallows.

The children have wowed us with their enthusiasm in music - they have listened so carefully when learning to play the ocarina - well done Class 2!

Week ending 30/04/21

Wow - we have had a wonderful week exploring our new topic 'Scented Garden'.  The children have enjoyed planting bulbs, seeds and plants and creating their own Science books to record changes we notice.




We also started our cooking after school club this week - the children really enjoyed making and eating chocolate chip cookies :) 

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.