Santa Fun Run and Strictly X-Factor

Well, we have had a fun packed day, starting off with our Santa Fun Run.  Wrapped up and wearing Santa hats, 5W ran like the wind around the course.  In first place was Barney, 2nd place Santino, 3rd place Cailin and in 4th place was Hugo.  Fortunately the course was not too muddy so everybody managed to stay on their feet and finish the course.

This afternoon, we were treated to gymnastics and comedy and skipping from Year 5.  Their acts were very polished and enjoyed by all.  St Clare was the winning house but it was a closely run battle.

Later this week, we have the Brass Concert, Christmas dinner, Christmas parties and Media afternoon so it is action packed with fun.

Thank you to all the parents for the lovely gifts given to us today by the class rep,  we haven't opened them but we very much appreciate them.

Best wishes and Merry Christmas, from
Mrs Ward-Tsang, Mrs Luckhurst, Mrs Vickery and Mrs Fisher

Advent is here!

Yesterday, we had a lovely Reconciliation Service, lead by Canon Tony and Father Michael.  Years 3/4/5 all joined together and the children participated fully with the opportunity to reflect on themselves and tell God what they were sorry about.  Afterwards, Year 4/5 had individual confessions in preparation for this Advent season.  This was a beautiful liturgy and the behaviour of the children was exemplary.
Last week, four members of 5W helped to make the Advent wreath which is displayed in the hall and the first candle has been lit....the countdown has begun and we are heading towards Christmas, when we reflect on Jesus coming into the world to redeem us.

The children in Year 5 have been making some amazing nativity scenes as part of their homework and Mrs Luckhurst and I are absolutely amazed by the creativity and the effort that has been put into this activity.  Please do pop into the hall and take a look.  You will be amazed!

This weekend it is the Christmas Fair on Saturday.  P…

Our Assembly!

Today we presented our assembly to the school and our parents. The children were fantastic! It was clear that the audience was fully absorbed in what they were saying and enjoyed every moment of the special broadcast. Mrs Ward-Sang and I are very proud of everyone - well done! Do enjoy looking at some of the photographs taken.

Later today, Mrs Myers came into class to speak to Year 5 about Saint Vincent de Paul Mini Vinnies. This is a Christian organisation which gets children to put their faith into action. We will be starting a group at St Dominic and have asked the Year 5 children to consider being part of this. There is a meeting next Friday lunchtime (30th November) with Mrs Myers for the children to join the group or find out more about it. For more information, google "mini vinnies" and you will be able to see the types of activities other schools have organised.

Next week we look forward to meeting Mrs O'Connell, a Year 6 parent, who is coming into school to share …

Welcome Back!

It is great to see everybody safely back after half term, energised and keen to learn.  This is always a very busy time of year as we lead up to Christmas.  Now, with our class assembly only two weeks away, we are starting to rehearse and get our props together.

In class, we have finished reading our English book "Oranges in No-Man's Land" which the children have thoroughly enjoyed.  The book gives the children some insight into the difficulties associated with living in a war-torn society.  It has helped them to see this from a child's perspective and identify with their plight.  To finish this unit of work, we will now do some extended writing, telling the story from the perspective of another character.  It will be challenging but meaningful and give the children an opportunity to demonstrate some of the higher level grammar and vocabulary, that they have learned, which we know will enhance their written work.

In PE, we are beginning to learn and create som…

The National Space Centre

Friday 19th October 2018

Our Science topic, "The Earth, Moon and Sun", really came to life today! We were lucky enough to spend the day at The National Space Centre in Leicester. 

On arrival we were most impressed with the transparent building, catching a glipse of the enormous rocket stationed inside. We had great fun exploring the galleries with our adult, enjoying hands on exhibits and models. A highlight has to be the "We are Stars" show which we watched from above in their in-house planetarium. It really felt at points as if we were travelling through space and time! 

Our day finished with a workshop which furthered our understanding of the movements of the Earth and Moon in space. The children really impressed me with their answers, showing me how much they've learnt in our lessons in school. 

A BIG thank you to our parent helpers and Mrs Fisher who accompanied us on our trip. And thank you also to the children for being so well behaved and polite throughout …

4th October 2018

Thursday 4th October 2018

We are delighted to tell you that all of the children who were participating in the Cycling Proficiency scheme, passed Level 1, and nearly all of the children passed Level 2.  Mrs Luckhurst and I were thrilled at the way the children participated wholeheartedly and showed great maturity and responsibility.  Riding a bike is one of life's little milestones so it great to know that the children will be able to get fit and in the future possibly cycle to school or work.  Just remember to keep your bike in good repair and always wear your helmet!

This week has also been an active one with the children taking part in a House fitness afternoon. The children did brilliantly and collected lots of points for their Houses.

In class the children are settling down to their work and we are focusing on some of the basic errors that can affect the quality of a  piece of good writing.  Full stops, capital letters and speech marks should be fully embedded by now.  Please enc…