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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Love.

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Den Day! We were joined by some of the Dads for a fantastic morning of den building. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the dens looked amazing.

People who help us - We have been learning all about the different jobs that people do and how they can help us in our lives. On Thursday 10th June we were very lucky to have a visit from a dentist, the children found out all about what kind of foods and drinks are good and bad for their teeth and how to brush their teeth the right way. The children were each given teeth care goody bag to take home.

Phonics - This week we have been learning the bouncy sounds 'o', 'c' and 'k'

Celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022! - We have had a fantastic week learning about the Queen and her family. We opened a special letter that we received from Windsor Castle, Mrs Ledger was very excited! We wrote some invitations to our party. We had a lovely tea party where we ate cucumber sandwiches, jam sandwiches and cake off of real china plates. We ended the week with a special day where we dressed as a Royal. The highlight of the week was the song we learnt written especially for the Jubilee.

'Happy Royal Jubilee' Song!

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The children have learnt a new song to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022.

Watching our caterpillars grow! The children have been eagerly watching the caterpillars every day to see how they have grown and changed. It was very exciting to observe the caterpillars changing into cocoons and then emerging as beautiful butterflies. On Friday 27th May we said goodbye to the butterflies, releasing them into the wild.

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Story Time! - Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our story time.

Phonics! This week we have recapped all the sounds that we have learnt so far. We also learnt the new bouncy sound 'g'

Noah's Ark! - During the week beginning 16th May 2022 we have been learning the Bible story 'Noah's Ark'.

Week beginning 9th May 2022 - We have continued learning about minibeasts this week.

Phonics - This week we have been learning the bouncy sounds 'd' and 't'

Week beginning 3rd May 2022 - We have started to think about the wonderful world of minibeasts. The Children were excited for the arrival of our Caterpillars and Tadpoles. They have learnt about life cycles and discovered the big word 'metamorphosis'. The children have enjoyed all the themed activities. What a lovely busy week!

Phonics - This week we have been learning the stretchy sound 's'

Week commencing 25th April - We have fitted in so much this week. We started the week by welcoming the Mum's and Dad's to join us for a counting stay and play session. Thank you to those who stayed. We have been enjoying seeing what happens during various experiments for science week and we have started to learn about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit.

Whatever Next! - We have been listening to the story 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphey. The children enjoyed making the sounds from the book and learning about the phases of the moon. The children also found out about the first person to walk on the moon and they even role played going to the moon just like the bear in the story.

Phonics - This week we have been learning the stretchy sound 'm' and the bouncy sound 'a'

Our walk around the local area. We went for a lovely walk, in groups, around the local area. We were looking for shapes and numbers. We were surprised how many shapes we can see when we are out walking. We also spotted blossom on the trees which was falling like snow. We found numbers on doors, on walls, on cars and on buses. We also took the opportunity to think about road safety.

Easter Fun! The Children went on an egg hunt in Nursery. We each counted how many eggs we had found.

Holy Week!

Thank you to all the Mummy's that came to listen to a story, our lovely 'I love you Mummy' song, join in with dough disco, play tea parties and to play in the garden. We had such a fun morning!

RE Gathering Topic - We have been thinking about how people gather together at Church to listen to the word of God. Here are some images of us pretending to be at Mass.

This week we have been thinking about Growing.  We have seen how plants grow. First with a root then with a shoot.  We planted some cress to see how quickly this grows.   We played Garden Centres and made some lovely paintings inspired by the Forsythia which is growing in the Nursery garden. We also thought how people grow from babies into children.

Art Week and Book Focus! This week we have been inspired by the story 'The Secret of Black Rock' by Joe Todd-Stanton. We have been investigating the sea and the creatures who live there. We have painted fish, investigated real fish, made bottle fish, Jelly fish and on Friday we dressed as characters from the story.

Farm Visit - Today we had a visit from Ark Farm. The children had the opportunity to pet and look up close some sheep, goats, a dog, rabbits a donkey and a pig. The children behaved beautifully remembering that the animals would not like big voices and lots of noise.