St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid’s
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Summer Term

Ripon Market

To conclude our African topic the children enjoyed a trip to Ripon market where they were able to purchase an African souvenir from a stall there. Their purchases included musical instruments, jewellery and African themed ornaments. Some pupils even bought notebooks made from banana leaves!

African Safari

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our African Safari morning. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you all and we hope you also had a lovely time.  Thank you for all of your support and have a great Summer!

Sports Week

It was great to finish Sports Week with Sports Day. The children showed huge determination and sportsmanship during all of the activities. They should be proud of all that they achieved. Well done everyone! 

 

                                                                                                                              

 

 Karate

The children had the opportunity to learn some of the basic moves and techniques involved in karate. Mrs Hakes also tried to master the high kick!

 

 

Yoga

The children participated in an African themed yoga lesson in which they practised exercises to improve their posture, tone and general well being. Yoga positions included ‘The Giraffe’, ‘The Flamingo’ and ‘The Zebra’. We all found it very relaxing.

 

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We had an amazing time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The children had the opportunity to learn more about African animals whilst also learning more about animal habitats and how animals adapt to their environment. The weather was also kind to us which added to our enjoyment of the day. 

 

Science

In Science, the children enjoyed going on a nature walk to collect and observe a variety of specimens. This included twigs, leaves, feathers, insects and other mini beasts. They used pooter jars to collect some of the specimens and they made many interesting discoveries!

 

Back in the classroom the children had to group items according to whether they were living, dead or had never lived. The worms and centipedes were very much alive!

Amazing Africa

 

The children had a fantastic time in the Drums Agogo workshop. They learnt all about the different types of African drums, including the djembe and the dundun. 

 

They were able to perfect a range of drumming techniques, performing an ostinato as a group. 

Amazing Africa

In computing we created an audio book to support younger pupils with counting to ten. Linked to our African topic, the children named the book ‘Going on Safari’.

 

The children used Paint to design each page, before adding text which included alliteration. We then recorded the voiceovers for our audio book - a great team effort! 

Amazing Africa!

In Geography the children used atlases and 

netbooks to locate the continent of Africa

and to identify countries within it. 

 

We are looking forward to learning more about Africa as the term progresses.One of the highlights will be the African drumming workshop and our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. 

In Maths, the Year 2 pupils were able to 'go on safari' by navigating Beebots to different locations on the map. Turning clockwise and anti-clockwise was quite tricky and the children perhaps saw some different animals on their safari to what they were expecting!  

Computing

The children used the Paint program in computing to create their own illustrations based on 'The Enormous Turnip'. 

 

Spring Term

The Secret Garden

 

As part of our 'Secret Garden' topic we enjoyed a visit to Beningbrough Hall. The children enjoyed exploring the great outdoors and they learnt about different types of trees and plants.

Here are the children measuring the trunk of the tree and from this they were able to calculate the age of the tree, by converting the number of inches into years.

The children were able to explain what plants needed to grow before planting their own seed.

They also had the opportunity to explore the walled garden where they learnt about different varieties of fruit and vegetables. Although some pupils were not impressed by the smell of some vegetables!

Here are some pupils looking at the celeriac vegetable.

Great Fire of London

To launch our topic about the Great

Fire of London we invited an expert from

Leeds Council Outdoor Education. to help us build our own replica model of London, as it would have looked in 1666. We designed the buildings using a timber frame style.

After making the model of London we had great fun setting fire to it! The children were able to see first hand how quickly the fire would have spread through the timber buildings.
This is just before the fire spread to St. Paul's Cathedral!

School Values

In Class 3 the children enjoyed watching a Christmas film as a reward for earning their 30 footprints. Well done Class 3! The children who had received a footprint this term were able to choose the reward for the class.

Footprints are rewarded for children demonstrating the St. Wilfrid's School values which include:

Courage
Fairness

Patience

Thoughtfulness

Honesty

Responsibility

Courage

Friendship


 

Fighting Fit

This week we have been making vegetable soup,linked to our topic 'Fighting Fit'. All of the children helped to prepare the ingredients and they had a great time peeling and chopping the vegetables.
Mrs Jones was then able to use her expertise in the kitchen to cook the soup for us.We hope many of you enjoyed sampling it!

Supertato!

In English we have been reading the Supertato storybooks. This inspired the children to create their own 'superhero vegetables' which they then used to write character descriptions. The children really enjoyed the activity and the Evil Pea's days are numbered!
The children will also have the opportunity to write their own vegetable themed stories which links to our topic this term of 'Fighting Fit'. What would your vegetable superhero be called? How would they beat the Evil Pea?

Model Village

This term we have been looking at Settlements and the children had a great time building their own 'model village'. We recycled many everyday materials to make our models and we are very pleased with how well they turned out. 

Our 'model village' included a castle, school, houses and many other interesting buildings. 

Maths Eyes

In Class 3 we have been using our 'Maths Eyes' to look for maths in real life contexts. We used photographs from the Tour de Yorkshire to inspire us. The children had some amazing ideas and they were able to identify maths linked to measuring distances, symmetry and counting.
Here are some of the children working together to identify maths questions linked to the Tour de Yorkshire. When looking at the Yorkshire Rose we discussed the lines of symmetry, use of pattern and the number of petals. The children showed how well they can cooperate and work as a team.

 

In Science, the children were set a challenge linked to the learning we have been doing in English. They had to design and make a shelter for one of the three little pigs. They had to use their knowledge of materials to make a shelter that would keep the little pig dry. The children had some amazing ideas and every group managed to make a shelter which was waterproof.
The children were only allowed a limited number of materials and there was also a time limit! Each group was able to combine the properties of different materials so that their shelter was strong enough to stand up, but that it was also able to protect the little pig from a sudden downpour. Well done Class 3 on building new homes for the little pigs!

Beebot

The children enjoyed using Beebot to perform simple instructions. They were able to use positional direction to navigate the Beebots around a Treasure map. We had great fun!
The children had to cooperate to ensure that the Beebots headed in the right direction. There were a couple of Beebots who went for a swim!