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Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero


Good morning everyone! I couldn't stop smiling yesterday with the work that was coming in and thanks to Emily's workout I kept exercising in-between sitting at the table in  my learning room 2!!! 

An introduction to our day...

Welcome to Thursday

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Look at this beautiful piece of art work, centred around African animals, belongs to Zari's family and reminds Zari's daddy of the time he spent growing up in Zambia, Africa. Isn't it stunning? It is called 'The Journey' and Zari's family keep it near to their front door to remind them that life is a journey and we need to keep moving forwards positively and not look back too much.heart That warmed my heart as it is a message for us all at this time. And what makes me so proud is that as the St. Paul's family, we are all on our unexpected journey at the moment, but together we will support each other until everything is a little more normal!smiley

And look, Zari has made some aqua bead animals too. They look fabulous Zari!

Now some of you are keeping your masks a secret until our Friday Zoom meeting, some of you (like me) are on the mask making journey, but look at these super creations! The first masks are real African masks that belong to Xavier's family. Remember I mentioned that Xavier's dad is originally from Nigeria, Africa. smiley

Xavier's real African masks

Aren't they fabulous? Now here is the one Xavier made himself. Unfortunately Xavi's dog didn't like him wearing the mask and was barkina at it!laugh It's brilliant Xavier!

Can you guess who is behind this fabulous creation????

It's Harriett! Did you guess correctly?

Harriett in the design process

Can you guess who is behind this stunning design?

It's Enea … beautiful patterns!smiley

And finally for now, who is behind this wonderful mask?

Did you guess correctly? It's Emily! Great colour choices Emily!heart

We can't wait to see more masks over the next couple of days or on our Zoom meeting!




Our learning today


  •  Literacy - writing what sad things we think Lila will tell to the sky to try and make the rain fall.
  • Speed sounds with Rosie
  • Maths
  • Geography / Mask making time


Literacy - Writing


I can use my own ideas and imagination to predict the next part of the story.

My introduction

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I include an introduction below and a starting point. There will also be room for your own illustration. If any of you would like to to take inspiration from Rowan yesterday and would like to write your prediction on a large sheet of paper that is fine. You are more than welcome to video yourself reading your wonderful work just  like Florence did ! I can then share your ideas with your friends...smiley

Rowan's 'big' ideas

Sheet on which to write your predicted next part of the story.

You will find me reading the rest of the story at the end of the day! 🙌😀

Speed sounds with Rosie from 9.30 am


 Today's set 2 sound is oo - look at a book

  set 3 sound is ea

Longer word sound focus is ay/a-e/ai

Our Maths Learning


Well done for the enthusiasm you are showing in your maths work and finding resources at home to act as counters to help you. It was lovely to see Jack using his new easel and William has been helping his brother to measure in science. Year 2's is William right in his sharing out?

William sharing out the water

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Year 1 maths


Today you continue with subtraction. Today the questions are a little more word based but you can do it!smiley

Spr1.4.2 - Subtraction crossing 10 (2)

Your teaching video for today

Year 2 Maths


Today we continue with making equal groups and sharing.

Spr2.3.2 - Make equal groups - sharing

This is "Spr2.3.2 - Make equal groups - sharing" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Our afternoon learning - Geography - creating postcards of our life at St. Paul's compared to a child like Lila in Kenya. 



My introduction part 1

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My introduction part 2

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Have a look through this powerpoint which brings together our learning about the Maasai tribe who live a life very similar to that of Lila.

And a video for you to watch; you may need an adult to help you to read the subtitles as this girl doesn't speak English.

Maasai Life Through A Child's Eyes

Subscribe here: 8-year-old Naresiah takes you on a journey showing what life is like as a Maasai girl in Kimana, Kenya and the struggle...

A new video showing what games children traditionally play in Kenya. 

Traditional Games in Kenya - BY SHO

I cut out the postcard front and back and glued them together. Here are my headings. Remember you only need do your pictures today. smiley
Hopefully you will also have some time to complete your masks too! Enjoy your day everyone!smiley
You might like to make yourself nice and comfy as I will now read to you the rest of our story, ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain.’smiley

Story part 1

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Story part 2

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