The children had a great time in the Year 6 classroom on World Book Day. The Year 6 book was ‘Gangsta Granny’. This book has been adapted into a film so we began by watching a short clip of some acting. We used this as inspiration for our very own role-play. We warmed up first by acting out different ages – baby, toddler, teenager and old person. The children moved about in different ways in order to make it clear which age they were. Following this, the children were given an extract from the book: the moment that Ben discovers his Granny’s emeralds and jewels. The children used the extract and added some of their own dialogue and actions. The children then acted this out and showed it to the rest of the class at the end of the lesson. There were some fantastic performances. Well done!
A huge thank you to all families who were able to battle their way through the snow to watch Year 4’s Class Liturgy. The children did a fantastic job despite there being a few last minute changes. The Liturgy was a lovely time to reflect on the importance of Lent and to remember the sacrifices Jesus made and the sacrifices we are willing to make during this special time of year.
Margaret from CAFOD visited Sacred Heart School to promote the fantastic work CAFOD do all around the world. Margaret got all of the children involved in learning about how to save precious water and to save on electricity to ultimately save our planet. We also discussed our Lenten promises for this special time of year and took on board the important message Pope Francis has given us, ‘Live wisely, think deeply and love generously’.
Year 4 had a fun morning in our Numeracy and Literacy lesson today.
In Literacy, our new class book is ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. The children’s task was to find words in the book they were uncertain of and find their meaning in the dictionary. As a team, they had to think of sentences they could write using the word they had researched.
In Numeracy, we have been focussing on Multiplication and Division. To reinforce our learning on factors, the children played a factor game with a partner. This was great fun and it allowed the children to recap their learning and challenge others. Well done, Year 4.
Thank you to all the school community who donated food for our collection this Autumn term. The Mini Vinnies have been collecting all the food and making a note of the items donated from each class. The winning class was Year 3 with 52 items donated who will now receive an extra break in the final week of term. Well done! The Mini Vinnies met Frances on Friday morning who collects food for Stanley Food Bank. We brought all the food over to Church where we helped Frances count and move the food into her car to drop off. This will make a real difference to lots of families this Christmas.