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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

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


Good morning everyone and well done and thank you for all of your hard work yesterday. I hope you are all feeling fit and well today. Firstly, some wonderful work to share...

Fabulous giraffe art work - what artists you are. I feel like I have been transported to the grasslands of Kenya!

Also, here is Zari practicing for her 'Beech has Got Talent' performance and William is keeping up his football skills!smiley

William football practice video.MOV

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Well done everyone! You make us VERY proud!yesheart


Our learning for today is as follows...


  • Writing a letter to a friend
  • RWI speedy sounds with Rosie
  • Maths
  • Our afternoon learning - geography review of our learning so far

Writing our letters to a friendsmileyheart


I thought writing a letter to one of our friends would be a lovely way to say hello and to have something special to maybe put on our walls or in our rooms to remind us of how important we are to one another. These will hopefully keep us going until we are all back together in class. (I can't wait!)laugh


I have paired you together as best I can based on your friendship groups, but also on whether or not you may have been in close contact with anyone or if you have already seen a lot of a friend in school.

I  am asking a couple of you to write your letter to 2 friends (just write for example,  Dear Xavier and Theo - that's you Enea!) and if you are happy to pop them into our school box outside the school office I will photocopy them and send them to your 2 friends.

I have a couple of you in a 'triangle' where you will be sending letters between 3 of you. Hopefully it will all work out!smiley

Introduction part 1

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Part 2

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A list of our letter writing friends

Here is a little powerpoint (I'll also upload as a PDF) to explain how to lay out your letter. It is informal to our friends!

I include a scaffold below to help you to lay your letter out and a document to print should you like to use it. You can use your own paper and maybe decorate it like Michael did in the story book of letters we heard yesterday. If you planned your ideas yesterday have them ready. If not, don’t worry, the scaffold will guide you. 
Remember to show your friends your best handwriting and use your sound knowledge to spell your words. laugh

Speed Sounds with Rosie


Join Rosie today for;

set 2 sound - ow

set 3 sound - ow these look to be the same!

reading longer words with the sound 'ire'

Our Maths Learning Today


Year 1


Today you will be applying your place value knowledge to comparing numbers to 50. You will be reminded of our previous work on greater than > and less than <. 



Spr1.6.3 - Compare objects to 50

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Your worksheet for today

Year 2 maths


Today you continue your work on pictograms. Today you will be looking at the information given to you through the pictogram and you will be asked to interpret it to show your understanding. Question 4 is trickier so don't work if you find it harder. smiley

Spr2.5.5 Interpret pictograms (1-1)

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Your worksheet for today

Our Afternoon Learning -Geography


Learning outcome; To review our learning from the past few weeks. 


You might like to have a little refresh on our learning from the start of term in our Geography work. This has been on Thursday afternoons from week 2.


In Summary we have learnt;


  • In which continent Kenya is
  • In which continent we live
  • We learnt about the life of Lila who comes from a Maasai tribe.
  • Through our book, Lila and the Secret of Rain we heard how Kenya can be affected by drought; a lack of rain and water
  • We compared our lives to Lila's; our homes, schools, the landscape, and our hobbies.
  • We learnt about how close Kenya is to the equator and that this is why it is such a hot country. 
  • We have looked at the traditional jewellery worn by the Maasai tribes, their clothes, their jobs and their jumping competitions.
  • We made our fabulous African masks; which were based on animals or African anscestors.
  • Last week we looked at the animals we would find in the African Safari.


Your task explained part 1

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Part 2

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We have lots more to learn after half term about Kenya and Africa. So today we will creatively illustrate our knowledge so far and here's how...

Kofia hat worn in Africa

My 2 designs. Do decorate, paint etc... before you put it together.

Pictures to help with your design...

Have a wonderful day everyone! I look forward to seeing your crowns of knowledge! πŸ€—πŸ’“πŸ¦“πŸ˜πŸ¦’πŸ¦β˜€οΈπŸ₯πŸŽ¨πŸ›–πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ