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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

Thursday 7th May

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. Before I go any further, advance notice that...
*** I will be heading into school this afternoon and will be there between 1pm and 3pm. If you would like any poster paint making available for painting the papier-mache balloons and would like to call by school then please email me which colours your child has planned to use to match their product to their design!!!!winkI will then make a palette up for you to collect. I also have strong paper bowls which can be used for the basket. Don't worry if you haven't made one yet. ***

Eg. This is Luca's unicorn design so he will just need pink, red and yellow!

For our collective worship this morning, I thought you may like to listen to one of 'The Smiths' family songs. They have been very brave 'going public' with their musical talents. If you didn't see our Wednesday Word yesterday you may like to watch that. The link to the 'Video' page is below where the above can be found. smiley

Our learning today is as follows...


  •  Literacy - making a poster to advertise the 'Round-The-World Balloon Race'.
  • Maths - this is on your year group page.
  • Art/ D&T - Painting our papier-mache hot air balloon (and basket).

Literacy - Designing a poster to advertise 'The Great Round The World Balloon Race.'


 Yesterday we started our new story 'The Great Round The World Balloon Race.' We took on the role of authors and wrote our own introduction to the story, adding extra detail from the illustrations in the book. 


Today we are going to make a poster to advertise the balloon race. The purpose of the poster is to invite other balloonists to enter the race. Below is a copy of the poster displayed in the book. I will then read it to you. 

Mrs Davies reading out the poster

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What do we think of this poster?

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This poster has lots of detail on it, but I think it could do with more colour and illustrations. I therefore think that our Galileo artists can do an even better job of making an eye catching poster. These are the key points you will need to include;


1)The name of the competition;

The Great Round The World Balloon Race


2) That you invite all balloonists to enter, but you might like to warn them of the dangers...or what they will need to bring.


3) Name or illustrate one or two of the places they will fly over and make these sound exciting...for example... See the wonders of the rainforest, fly over magnificent mountains. 


4)Is there a prize? A cash prize? £100? Gold, silver and bronze medals? You decide.


5)What illustrations can you include to make it look exciting and eye catching?

Here’s a little reminder of what makes a good poster...

If you have any A3 paper this would make a good size for you. You could stick 2 A4 pieces together or use a double page spread in your green book.

I can’t wait to see you designs. Today is the final day to win Mr Benn/ Traction Man raffle tickets so do send your work to our email;


you will have until 12.00 tomorrow to send us your work and then I will do a ‘live raffle draw’ at 3.00pm. yes

Our Papier-Mache hot air balloons


Our creative task today ( or for over the bank holiday weekend if you fancy) is to continue with our hot air balloon project. I will include the PowerPoint again below and you also have this ‘help sheet’ in your new packs. 

Here is where Luca is up to with his...

Have a wonderful day everyone. Tomorrow I will just post some information about VE Day and a reminder of some activities you may like to do. Later on tomorrow, of course, I will post the raffle results. Look forward to a 'rest' tomorrow mums and dads! 😀