St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Learning to Listen


It has been another busy two weeks!

Last week our topic was Cinderella. We listened to the story before sequencing it and using our phonics to write about the characters.

The children particularly enjoyed acting out the story and dressing up in the role play area!

This week our theme has been “Learning to Listen”. It has also been Mental Health week. We have read the story ‘Monkey needs to listen’. The children have used their listening skills to play ‘Doggy doggy where’s your bone’ and we also went for a walk outside before writing sentences about what they heard.

We have taken part in some lovely activities for mental health week, finishing off with a wonderful dance session in the hall! Lots of fun had by all!

In Phonics we have finished learning our sounds and we have been working really hard on writing words with digraphs and trigraphs as well as using our ‘chunk it up’ skills to read longer words. Please continue to support them with this at home.

In Maths we have been learning about ‘Spatial Thinking’, the children have been exploring lots of positional and directional language and even had a play with the beebots and gave them instructions.

In RE we have started a new topic ‘Gathering’. We talked about what we like to do at school and at home and the joy of doing things with others brings us.

Please continue to read with your children regularly at home and sign and date their reading records. Just to remind you that book bags need to be in school every day please.

No homework for half term but please do share with us on Tapestry something exciting that you have done. If possible, please try and keep this to one post.

A gentle reminder to please label everything clearly and children should bring a named water bottle each day.

Please encourage the children to put their homework book in the box (by Wednesday) once they have done their homework.

One final note, please check the forest school list each week and ensure your child is ready for their session on the day, thank you.

Thank you for your continued support with your children’s learning.

We wish you a happy and restful half term!

Miss Day