Year Group Information

 

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St Mary's Reception School children enjoy Christmas 2017

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a very important stage of your child’s school experience; as it helps your child prepare for their future learning and successes. Their Reception experiences should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and should support their development, care and learning needs. Children in Reception learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

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St Mary's Reception School children sing at the Christmas 2017 concert

Spring Term 2018

Last half term we had a great time performing our Nativity play ‘Whoops-a-Daisy Angel’ to our Parents. We were also delighted to visit St Peters Church to decorate a Christmas tree for the Christmas Tree Festival with our ‘Biscuit Bears.’

This term our topics are; ‘Monsters Inc’ based on the children’s interest around ‘Moz -The Monster Under The Bed’ and ‘Step in to Spring’. We will also be finding out about different celebrations such as New Year and Easter.

Through our ‘Monsters Inc’ topic we will be creating our own monsters, thinking about their names, features and characteristics and we will be creating them as 3D models. We will be thinking about where they live and creating recipes based on their favourite foods in the mud kitchen and water tray! Although we are hoping some monsters eat food edible for humans too! We will also be writing our own stories using our ‘Monsters’ as the main characters.

In Literacy this term we will be focusing on poems, rhyming word pairs and rhyming strings. We will also be exploring stories such as the main story setting, main events and the principal characters. We will also be looking at information (non-fiction books.) In maths we will be focusing on 1 more and 1 less to 20, shape (2D and 3D), patterns, position, addition, subtraction and number pairs/bonds. We will also be exploring time and exploring length, height and weight by direct comparison.

The Reception Team

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St Mary's School - Year 1 Pupils

In Year 1 we are committed to building a safe and caring community. We share and celebrate each other’s successes and value our differences by including everyone.

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Spring Term 2018

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Year 1 Spring 2018

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Year 2 Pupils

In Year 2 we are committed to creating a caring, capable and responsible class community. We aim to work together and respect everyone’s individuality by building on the whole school ethos and working together to include everyone in a safe environment. We have high expectations of ourselves and try our best to achieve our goals. Throughout the year we will be working on developing a growth mindset and understanding that learning is a process and that sometimes we make mistakes but we can learn from them. We are focused on having a positive attitude in all that we do 🙂

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Year 2 Pupils

Autumn Term 2017

Year 2 had an excellent first term. We explored addition, subtraction and multiplication in Maths and in English we focused on ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ The children have developed their reading and writing skills and through our work on ‘Be Brave Little Penguin’ have learnt about stories with a moral. In our topics ‘It’s Not Fair! Survival of the Fittest and Festivals’ we became scientists and developed and knowledge and understanding of different religions and our rights. We had a great trip to Crabbe where we appreciated the outdoor environment and played some team building games. In music we have been using a range of instruments and in P.E we have explored different ways of moving our bodies.

Year 2 Pupils

Spring Term 2018

This term we have already stuck into our topic ‘Spy Racers’ and the children have been exploring different materials. They are all looking forward to designing their own spy getaway cars. In Maths we have been focusing on division and the children have done a great job of persevering through some tricky learning. In English we are studying Anthony Browne books and the children are particularly enjoying his interesting illustrations.

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Year 2 Spring 2018

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Year 3 Pupils

In Year 3 we focus on the school’s core values to continue to develop a Caring, Capable and Responsible learning Community. We encourage children to work with many different partners so that everyone feels cared for and a valued part of the Year group. We also encourage everyone to be a capable learner by having high expectations for themselves and for others. Year 3 children are also encouraged to become more independent and responsible during lessons and around school.

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Year 3 Pupils

Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the new term and have been working hard in all areas of the curriculum. This term our topic will focus will be science and geography in which we will be exploring the structure of the earth through looking at volcanoes, rocks and fossils. We will also be creating our own volcanoes in our art lessons which we will hopefully use chemical reactions to erupt before the end of term.

Last week we spent time considering the similarities between hard boiled eggs, satsumas and the structure of the earth. We investigated how the skin of a satsuma floated whilst the more dense flesh sunk. We noticed how this was like the earths crust which floats onto of the molten magma. We then tor up the skin and created a current in the water to examine the ways in which tectonic plates might move.

Year 3 Pupils

In English, we continued to develop our understanding of volcanoes through exploring non-fiction explanation texts for the first couple of weeks of term. We have now moved on to focus on fictional narrative writing. We are imagining that we were in Pompeii in 79AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and creating our own emotive diary entries. We are trying hard to include exciting adjectives, powerful verbs and fronted adverbials in our writing.

Spring Term 2018

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Year 3 Spring 2018

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Year 4 Pupils

In Year 4 we believe that team-work and collaborative skills lead to a positive learning community. We will focus on the core values of being caring, capable and responsible in all that we do. We aim to have high expectations of ourselves and to achieve our goals.

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End of Autumn term 2017

We have had a wonderful Autumn term learning all about Electricity and circuits. We have made our own working lanterns, which had to include a circuit with a switch. We sketched and painted our tree using light and dark painting techniques. We explored Christianity and the theme of advent. We visited St Mary’s Church and Bethlehem church and compared similarities and differences. We were set the challenge of leading the Christmas Carol Service and we read our poems, prayers and readings beautifully!

Spring Term 2018

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Year 4 Spring 2018

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St Mary's Reception School children enjoy Christmas 2017

In Year 5 we are committed to creating a caring, capable and responsible class community. We aim to work together and respect everyone’s individuality. We are ambitious and set ourselves high targets. We aim to build on the whole school ethos and work together to make sure there are no outsiders in our school.

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St Mary's Reception School children enjoy Christmas 2017

Spring Term 2018

What a fantastic Autumn term we had! The children made great progress in their learning. Our topics World War 2 and London Calling produced some excellent work, and the children really amazed us with their home-learning projects.

St Mary's Reception School children enjoy Christmas 2017

In this term, Year 5 will be learning about space in our exciting Galaxy Quest topic. The children will be learning about the Earth’s rotation and revolution, as well as where it fits into our Solar System. The class will also be learning about the different planets and how their environments are different to Earth’s. In Design and Technology, the children will be exploring spacecrafts and creating their own space capsule to bring their Eggnauts home.

St Mary's Reception School children enjoy Christmas 2017

In English, to make learning links to the Galaxy Quest Topic, we will be reading War of the Worlds. We will be using the book to help spark our imaginations with creative writing. The children will continue to develop their knowledge of spelling, Grammar and punctuation and apply this to their writing.

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Year 5 Spring 2018

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Year 6 Pupils

In Year 6 we are committed to creating a caring, capable and responsible class community. We aim to work together and respect everyone’s individuality. We aim to build on the whole school ethos and work together to include everyone in a safe environment. We are the role models for the school, and we take on roles of responsibility throughout the school.

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Wow! What an amazing group of young people we have in Year 6. They really have grown and developed as individuals and as a community and they are great role models for the rest of the school.

Year 6 Pupils

A highlight of last term, was winning the Jersey heat of the De Putron Challenge. We were really proud of our team and had a special afternoon of baking to celebrate!

Year 6 Pupils

Our French trip in September set the tone for the year. It gave children the chance to challenge themselves as individuals and to develop as a strong learning community.

Our topic “We’ve All Got Rights!” captured the children’s interest in the global community as they researched some of the issues faced by children in the world today. The children gave excellent presentations on topics such as: homelessness, access to clean drinking water and education.

Year 6 Pupils

We have lots of learning to look forward to this term. Our main topics are the Victorians, Variation and Classification and Fit For Life.

Spring Term 2018

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Year 6 Spring 2018