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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners

Termly Blog

Spring Term 1

We have had a great term full of lots of fantastic learning! In English we have been learning the story Funny Bones and a friendship story about Sidney the Spider. The children have been working very hard on making sure they always use finger spaces and as they write more and more, they are using full stops and capital letters to make sure we can read it! In maths we have been using numbers to 20 and making sure that we can order numbers and show which numbers are greater or less. 

In Science we have been looking at the changes in the weather - there have been a lot this term! We planted daffodil bulbs and are eagerly awaiting the flowers. We have also been learning about different materials and deciding which ones are human and man made. In computing we have learned how to program robots and seeing how they are used in our daily life. Art has been linked to our weather topic and we had great fun making weather motifs with transient art materials. 

Our topic in Geography has been such fun - test the children to see if they can tell you the 4 countries in the UK and a bonus point if they can tell you their capital cities. I hope some of you have made a visit to London this half term.

Autumn Term 2


What a busy half term we have had - culminating in our wonderful Nativity and Christmas celebrations. The children have been working really hard and are making fantastic progress. I'm sure you are starting to notice that they are beginning to read things in many situations and probably things they shouldn't! Their writing is getting much more confident and they are using their phonics to help them spell more accurately. We've been looking at fairy tales in our writing and the smell of the witch's gingerbread house has been very enticing this last few weeks!


In maths we have been learning to add and subtract within 10. We have learned to use counters, numberlines and our fingers to help us. They are getting very confident adding and subtracting in their heads too!


In science we have been watching the seasons change again and have planted some daffodil bulbs to watch and welcome in spring. We have been learning about our senses and what parts of our bodies we use to help us make sense of the world around us. 


We've also been learning about the continents and oceans of the world and using maps to help us learn about our environment. We have been making shades and shelters in DT and learning how to paint using the laptops. They are a talented bunch! We hope you enjoy our photos.

Autumn term 1


We have had a marvellous half term! The children have had a great time and have settled brilliantly! 

This term our topics have been based around our history topic of Childhood. We have been talking about the past, recent and more distant - back to the 1950's. Our fab trip to the ploughing match helped us to see how life has changed over this time - particularly how our food is grown and the machinery has changed. We've been learning about seasonal change in Science - looking at the leaves changing now that we finally have been getting some colder weather! We have also been learning about the human senses and all about ourselves.

We've been working hard on increasing our reading and writing stamina! The children are focusing on finger spaces and capital letters and full stops. Their last piece of writing was amazing!!

In maths we have been learning all about place value and looking at number bonds to 10. We have also been writing number sentences with the plus and equals sign.

They have had a very productive term and we are looking forward to the next one!


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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.