Thursday 17th January 2019
Visit of the Prior Provincial
This morning, we were delighted to welcome the Provincial of the Dominican Order for England and Scotland, Father Martin Ganeri, to our school.
Thursday 10th January 2019
Today, Year 5 and Year 6 had great fun exploring different aspects of WW2! The children found out how the war started, learned what it was like for evacuees and made their own suitcases, found out about rationing and made food using the items that would have been available then - e.g. jam sandwiches and honey cakes. In the afternoon, the children created silhouettes of the Blitz before eating some of the food they had made and playing games from the time.
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Epiphany of the Lord Mass
Today, we marked the Epiphany of the Lord with a beautiful Mass in the school hall. Thank you to the Year 6 altar servers who did such a good job and thank you for Father David for leading this for us.
Spring Term - Welcome Back
We have got lots of exciting things lined up this term! Please keep checking out the Year 6 class page for more information on what the children get up to.
This half term Year 5 and Year 6 will, in their science lessons, be studying Forces. They will, through a series of investigations, identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction. Their work will be linked closely to the context of WW2 and as such the topic will start with a WW2 Day during the first week of the half term. The children will learn a little about this significant historical event – especially what life was like for children in Britain between 1939 and 1945 - alongside their work in science.
Monday 17th December 2018 - Friday 21st December 2018
Preparing for Christmas
During the last week of term, the children took part in a number of festive events. On Monday afternoon, it was our Christmas Fair. We even had a visit from Santa just before lunchtime! On Tuesday morning, the whole school visited De Montfort Hall to watch the performance of Peter Pan. On Wednesday afternoon, KS2 took part in a Carol Service at St. John Bosco’s Church. This was a lovely event which reminded those present about the true meaning of Christmas. On Thursday, not only did the children and staff have their Christmas Dinner at lunchtime but in the afternoon Year 5/6 had lots of fun making Christmas decorations. Thank you to all the family members who joined us for this occasion. To mark the last day of term, we held a Christmas jumper day; organised for us by the school council.
Wednesday 12th December 2018 - Friday 14th December 2018
Year 6 spent a GREAT couple of days on retreat at The Briars. The trip gave the Year 6 children the opportunity to not only deepen their awareness of themselves, but to deepen their relationship with Christ - a “Journey in Faith”. On the way to the Briars, the children went ice skating. They had a fantastic time; helping and encouraing one another.
Tuesday 12th December 2018
Internet Safety Assembly
Google and Parent Zone teamed together to deliver a highly interactive, fun and educational assembly to our five KS2 classes.
The assembly focused on the five main pillars of internet safety which are:
1) Power passwords
2) Dangers of oversharing images
4) Being kind on line.
5) Reporting to a trusted adult.
Friday 7th December 2018
Well done to the five Year 6 children who formed part of our school choir at this special event. The singing was AMAZING!
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Year 5/6 Advent Mass
This morning, Year 5 and Year 6 marked the beginning of the season of Advent with a Mass; the theme of which was hope. Thank you to Father Tony.
Monday 19th November 2018
Year 5 and Year 6 Able Maths Day
Six children from Year 5 and Year 6 were selected to take part in an able maths day led by one of the UK’s leading maths tutors, Pete Hall. His moto is 'Making Maths fun!' and the group certainly had an enjoyable day taking part in his mathematics workshop.
Friday 16th November 2018
Other religions: Judaism
This week, Year 6 have studied Judaism in their RE lessons. Their focus was on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; celebrations which mark the new year of the Jewish calendar.
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Anti-Bullying Week: Choose Respect
In Year 6, during Anti-Bullying Week we revised what we already knew about bullying and focussed on cyber bullying. We looked at what it is and what to do if you are bullied. We talked about our methods for telling in school and the importance of telling a trusted adult. We also talked about how to show respect to one another as this is the focus of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. We then thought about how we could share our learning with Year 1. The Year 1 children enjoyed our visit and learnt the importance of saying stop and telling an adult if they need help.
Friday 9th November 2018
A group of Year 5/6 children represented our school at this afternoon’s West Leicester Sportshall Athletics competition. Well done to everyone involved.
Wednesday 7th November 2018
All Dominican Saints' Mass
In our Mass this morning, we thanked God for the lives of the Saints of St. Dominic’s Order of Preachers. Year 5 gave special thought to their class saint St. Catherine of Siena and Year 6 remembered their class saint St. Thomas Aquinas.
Tuesday 6th November 2018
British Values: Individual Liberty
In Year 6, the children looked at a picture called ‘Freedom Park’. They identified and discussed the different freedoms that we have in this country - for example: the right to play with whoever we want to. As part of their discussion, the children thought about what makes each member of Year 6 special; remembering that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. The children then created their own pictures of ‘Freedom Park’ - including the freedoms that are most important to them.
Monday 5th November 2018
Year 5/6 Trip to The National Space Centre
Year 5/6 had a wonderful time visiting The National Space Centre. They took part in a special workshop where they got to learn about being astronauts and also watched a show in the Planetarium. In any free time between sessions, they explored the different zones; learning more about space.
Thursday 1st November 2018
The Feast of All Saints
Today, we marked All Saints’ Day with a Mass. Saints are happy people and our Mass gave us the opportunity to thank God for the lives of these individuals. As part of the service, we remembered the people who recently lost their lives in the helicopter crash in Leicester.
Thursday 18th October 2018
Our school community came together today to thank God for the harvest. Thank you to all the staff and children for your generous donations which we can now share with those less fortunate than us.
Thursday 11th October 2018
We have learnt about one of the British Values - Democracy. This means we live in a country where we vote for things such as our prime minister. In our class, we voted for our school council representatives. The school councillors in Year 5 and Year 6 travelled to Sir Jonathan North Community College today to learn how to become effective school councillors.
Monday 8th October 2018
First Aid Workshop
This afternoon, Year 6 took part in a First Aid session put together by the British Red Cross. As part of their session, they learnt how to deal with different situations where someone may need medical help. This included: bleeding, a broken bone, swallowing something harmful, head injuries and seizures.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Year 5 and Year 6 More Able Writers' Day
Six children from Year 5 and Year 6 were selected to take part in an able writers’ day led by Jon Mayhew, author of the award-winning Mortlock and Odyssey Series. They enjoyed learning about how to create engaging characters through the use of vocabulary. Well done!
Friday 28th September 2018
Our Best Book
Today, we welcomed a visitor from the library. We were told all about the 20 books that will be part of the 'Our Best Book' scheme this year. A long list of about 20 titles are discussed, debated and voted on by pupils in participating Leicester schools, to produce a short list of five great books. The top five books are read and voted on by the children involved, and the winner announced. On your marks, get set, read!
Friday 14th September 2018
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
As a way of marking this occasion, KS2 visited Holy Cross Church for a special Mass led by Father David. Thank you to all of Year 6 for being such wonderful role models and to those members of the class who either read or acted as Altar Servers.
It has been a busy start to the academic year for the new Year 6 class.
In Mathematics, the children have been learning how to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 million.
In English, the children have started a new text called 'Blackberry Blue'. This coming week they will write a diary entry in role: a baby has just been found abandoned in a blackberry bush. Miss Billington has also started reading a book to the class called 'The Island at the End of Everything'. It is both a challenging and a thought-provoking text.
This half term's topic is 'Electricity'. Last week, the Year 6 children experimented with different components to see what is needed to make a simple circuit.
Please keep looking back at the Year 6 class page for updates on what the children get up to during their last year at primary school.
Our Class Prayer
Thank you for always being there for us. May you continue to help us as we go through our last year of primary school.
When we are faced by obstacles and things that challenge us, please help us to remain positive, to be determined, to persevere and to try our best.
We pray for our class and that each and every one of us will succeed during Year 6 (our SAT's year).
Through your love and example, may we always have the courage to choose the right path.