St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love.


Young Writers 'OUT OF THIS WORLD' Competition

Class 5O recently entered a Young Writers Competition. The children had to write a poem in accordance with the theme... OUT OF THIS WORLD! This was a great challenge for our class because we have been learning so much about space in science. We also linked our ideas to our trip to Jodrell Bank. We are so proud to be having our poems published in a book!

Investigating Cube Numbers in Maths

Today Year Five investigated the cube numbers. We started by looking at 3³ as being 3 x 3 x 3. So to create our cube number we first made a square that was 3 x 3. We then had the put together three lots of these. The children linked this to them being three dimensional like a cube. 

After investigating 3³, we then moved on to 4³, then 5³. It was interesting to see our cubes growing in size!

Jodrell Bank Visit 2020

On Thursday, Year 5 visited Jodrell Bank. We were very interested to find out how the Lovell Telescope works and how it receives information from out of space. We sent each other messages through the 'Whispering Dishes' and learned more about the planets in the Orrery. It was a great day had by all.

CAFOD talk with Mr Mayland

On Friday, Mr Mayland came into school to talk to us about children's rights. We discussed the reasons why not all people have these rights and thought about why they are important. We learned about children in South America who are being helped by CAFOD to access these rights. We used Zappar, an augmented reality app, to transport ourselves to America to see how other children live. It was interesting to compare their lives to ours. 

Mastering Fractions

Year 5 worked in groups today to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers. They used the Numicon pieces to decide how many wholes were in the fraction, before looking at what fraction was left. It really helped us to understand what mixed numbers are.

Art at SJF

Today, Class 5O enjoyed a visit to our local high school, St. John Fisher. We worked with Miss Carr in the art studio, focusing on pattern and the difference between regular and irregular patterns. We then looked at four designs and tried to link them together using our own irregular patterns. It was a great visit!

Young Writers Competition 2019

A few months ago, Class 5O entered a poetry competition with Young Writers. The children had to create their own entertaining poems all about a monster of their choice. The entries were sent of and judged by a team of professional writers. We were so excited to find out today that so many of our poems had been chosen to be published in a book... We are so proud! 

Investigating Place Value

Year 5 investigated how 5 digit numbers are made using concrete apparatus today. We looked at the use of a place holder and discussed why it is so important in our number system. Maths was a lot of fun!

Grateful and Generous

Classes 5O and 5B have been looking at the virtues for this half term. We have been discussing which talents we are grateful for and how we can be generous with them. Our classmates passed on apples and as each person's came around, we added something that we are grateful for. We really enjoyed reading what our friends love about us!

Image and Likeness of God

After sharing and discussing the story of Creation, we discussed how we were one of God's most special creations. We discussed how we were like Him and also ways in which we can be more like God. We then drew half self-portraits for our Creation display.

Happy Birthday Mary

Year 5 celebrated the birthday of Our Lady by reflecting on the important stages of Mary's Life. We discussed how she played a huge role in making Jesus the man he was and how difficult it must have been for her to say 'Yes' to God.

We created birthday cards, sang 'Happy Birthday' and ate cake to celebrate!

Down Behind the Dustbin

On rollover morning we enjoyed hearing a poem by Michael Rosen called 'Down Behind the Dustbin'. This inspired us to create our own poems about what we might find behind the dustbin. We used rhyming couplets to make our poems entertaining!