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Our Lady of the Visitation

Catholic Primary School

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    Welcome Back!


    The month of September has flown by and has seen the children of 5Y settle into a new routine, embrace new experiences and make new friends.


    The children have already learned how to play several lines in preparation for their end of term music performance and the beating of the African drums can be heard throughout the school on Thursday afternoons. 


    The class took up the challenge to complete a triathlon during a school outing to the Willesden Sports Centre on 1st October.   Each child completed a swimming, riding and running task and upon crossing the finish line, met the Brownlee brothers.  It was a thrilling afternoon for all!


    This was closely followed by Poetry Day (4th October) which the class celebrated by enthusiastically taking part in writing a rap - not as easy as our guest speaker made it sound when free styling in the morning assembly! 


    Our class rap went like this:


    ·         Yesterday I saw a slithering snake,

    ·         holding cake and drinking milkshake,

    ·         he'd come from a pink unicorn party,

    ·         where he ate smarties and did karate.

    ·         He was joined by Smaug the dragon,

    ·         his best friend, who was driving a Volkswagen,

    ·         I asked where they were driving to

    ·         and they said, 'we're going to London Zoo!'


    The children have been very busy and productive in their normal lessons.  In RE, we have just finished a theme about “Ourselves” and looking at what we can each contribute as peacemakers and Christians.  We are about to start our next theme which will be called “Belonging”.


    Maths has been fun but demanding as we all learned about place value and decimals and how they relate to fractions.  Mental arithmetic is coming up soon – more in the next report!


    In Topic (history, geography and science), we have been learning about the wonderful historic royal palace of Hampton Court and discovering all about who lived there and how the buildings changed and were extended over the centuries.


    Finally, and last but not least, the children have moved into the world of science fantasy with the book The Hobbitt for English.  Some will be familiar with the films but what may be even more fun than watching is creating their own stories in the style of the Hobbit – some excellent and imaginative work!

    Talents are being explored and minds stretched, so there will be much more to come from 5Y in the next few months!  





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