St Dominic Catholic Primary

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

Science week and Police, Fire, Ambulance!

Welcome back to our class blog.

It has been another busy two weeks!

Last week our topic was Doctors and Nurses. We listened to the story ‘My Daddy is a nurse’ before using our phonics to write about parts of the story.

We had a very special guest visit us, a real doctor. He kindly showed us all of his equipment and talked to us about his job as a doctor.

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

This week our theme has been 'Police, Fire, Ambulance’. We have read the story ‘People who help us. Police Officer’. The children have used their phonics to write sentences about different people who help us.

We were lucky enough to have a Police Officer visit us this week. He talked to us about all of his equipment and the job he does. He even showed us his Police van! Today we have had another visitor, an engineer! She talked to us about the role she has in construction - it was very interesting!

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 as well as handwriting and letter formation.

In Maths we have been learning about ‘Regrouping the whole’, the children have been exploring the whole number and parts within it. For example, 5 is the whole number and the parts within it are 2 and 3 or 4 and 1. We have continued to practise this in small groups using the tens fames and double sided counters.

In RE we have started a new topic ‘Growing’. We have talked about how things change over time, and we have talked about Lent.

Thank you all for your support with science week this week, and thank you to our very special visitors.

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.

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. Please complete the homework in the books as much as possible.

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 weekend!

Miss Day