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St Pancras Catholic Primary

St Pancras
Catholic Primary School

This Week in Rainbows


Week commencing 21.06.21 

Communication, language and literacy-sharing our weekend news and using our phonic skills within our writing. Introducing the tricky word 'when' and thinking of sentences including a range of tricky words.

Mathematics-continuing on our work on money and learning about the value of coins. Introducing £1 and £2.

Topic-learning about the seaside and creating seaside pictures using a range of materials. 

Science day-making bird feeders

Bubble day Sports day-beginning our sports day events in our class bubbles!

Week commencing 14.06.21 

Communication, language and literacy- sharing our weekend news. Revising digraphs and playing a range of phoneme games. Learning the tricky word 'one' and writing sentences including these words.

Mathematics- introducing money (1p, 2p, 5p, 20p and 50p) and value of coins through practical activities.

Topic-learning about the season and summer and creating summer time pictures.

Kimmy's zoo educational visit Tuesday 15th June 

Week commencing 07.06.21 

Revision week:

Communication, language and Literacy-sharing and writing about our half-term news. Revising phase 2 and phase 3 through practical and interactive games. 

Mathematics-revising numbers to 20/revising 3D shapes and solving addition and subtraction sums.

Week commencing 24.05.21 

Revision week:

Communication, language and literacy- revising phase 2 and phase 3 including tricky words through practical and engaging activities

Mathematics-revising numbers to 20-ordering and forming correctly. Solving addition and takeaway sums to 20. 

Topic-being a green hero! Thinking of ways we can be a 'green hero' and how we can look after our environment. Story work and actviities based on 'The messy magpie'.

Week commencing 17.05.21 

Communication, language and Literacy-sharing our weekend news, oral segmenting and blending games and learning the tricky word 'little'. Applying our phoneme skills within our everyday writing.

Mathematics- introducing height through practical activities and using language with confidence 

Topic-focused work on 'Supertato and the evil pea' and investigating ways to trap frozen vegetables!

Walk to School week

Week commencing 10.05.21 

Communication, language and literacy-sharing our weekend news, revising phase 3 and learning the tricky word 'there' and applying our phoneme skills within our writing.

Space, shape and measures-revising 2D shapes and learning 3D shapes and using mathematical language to describe their properties. 

Topic- focused work on 'Supertato' including making our own supertato models! Learning about healthy living and lifestyles.

Week commencing 03.05.21 

Communication, language and literacy-sharing our bank holiday news, revising phase 3 and learning the tricky word 'were' and using our phoneme skills within our writing.

Mathematics-separating objects into groups and introducing halving to 20. Revising numbers to 20 and addition and takeaway sums.

Topic-continuing our work on everyday heroes and how they help us.

Week commencing 26.04.21 

Communication, language and literacy-sharing our weekend news and oral blending and segmenting activities. Learning the tricky word 'some' and applying our phoneme skills within our writing.

Mathematics-introducing length and height through a range of practical mathematical activities.

Topic-learning about everyday heroes.

Week commencing 19.04.21 

Communication, language and literacy-weekend news and speaking and listening activities. Revising phase 3 and learning the new tricky word 'come'. Constructing sentences using our phoneme skills.

Mathematics-solving doubles sums to 20 and introducing weight and capacity through practical activities. Use and following positional language.

Topic- working in groups to retell a superhero story and using ICT equipment to be a superhero and catch the villains!  

Week commencing 12.04.21 

Communication, language and literacy- talking and sharing our Easter holiday news! Revising all phase 3 and blending and segmenting activities. Introducing the tricky word 'like' and including sentences with a range of tricky words.

Mathematics-revising numbers to 20, one more and one less than work and introducing doubles.

Topic- introducing Superhero's and designing a superhero using a range of materials-what superpowers would they have and why? Investigating the best materials for a superhero design!

Week commencing 22.03.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-revision of all of the phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs taught. Applying our phoneme knowledge within our writing. Introducing the tricky word 'so' and including sentences with tricky words in.

Mathematics-revision week of numbers to 20, ordering numbers and forming them correctly. Revising one more than and one less than sums through practical activities and solving addition and takeaway sums to 10/20.

Topic-preparing for Easter including making Easter bonnets, chick cards and Easter baking! 


Week commencing 15.03.21
 

Communication, language and literacy- sharing our weekend news, revising phase 3 through interactive games. Learning the tricky word 'her' and including sentences with tricky words in. Learning the trigraphs 'ear' and 'air' in Jolly phonics.

Mathematics-revising, counting and ordering numbers to 20 and solving takeaway sums practically to 20, using mathematical language.

Topic-planting our sunflower seeds and learning about plant growth. Observing our class caterpillars daily!

Virtual parent consultations Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March

Week commencing 8.03.21 

Welcoming back everyone into our class and settling in activities throughout the week!

Communication, language and literacy-sharing weekend news, revising phase 3 through interactive activities. Learning the tricky word 'said' and sentence writing. Learning the digraphs 'oi' and 'er' in Jolly phonics and carousel activities.

Mathematics-introducing takeaway and solving sums practically to 10/20. Revising numbers to 10/20.

Topic-learning about the season of Spring and making Spring time pictures using a range of materials.

Week commencing 1.03.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-weekend news, blending and segmenting activities and revising phase 3. Learning the tricky word 'are' and writing sentences including these tricky words. Learning the digraph 'ur' and 'ow' in Jolly phonics through a range of practical activities.

Mathematics-sequencing and ordering the days of the week based on story work of the very hungry caterpillar. Exploring repeating patterns and shapes.

Topic-learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

World Book Day 4th March -sharing our love of stories in class and focused work on the story 'Giraffe's can't dance'.

Week commencing 22.02.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-partner work sharing our half term news. Learning the tricky word 'all' and writing sentences including tricky words. Learning the digraph 'ar' and trigraph 'igh' in Jolly phonics through a range of phonic activities.

Mathematics-introducing one less than and solving sums practically. Using beebots to estimate.

Topic-learning about minibeasts and habitats. Designing a minibeast using ICT and creating a minibeast model using different materials.

Week commencing 08.02.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-learning the tricky word 'they' and writing sentences including tricky words. Learning the digraph 'oo' and 'OO' in Jolly phonics through a range of phonic activities.

Mathematics-introducing 3D shapes and using mathematical language to describe their properties. 

Topic-continuing our Chinese New Year celebrations and making dancing dragons and writing dragon stories.

We will be having a Chinese celebration afternoon on Friday 12th February where we will taste a range of Chinese food and have a go using chopsticks and use our lanterns to go on a lantern parade!

Kung hei fat choy! 

Week commencing 01.02.21 

Communication, language and literacy-learning the new tricky word 'you' and writing sentences including a range of tricky words. Learning the digraphs 'ee' and 'or' in Jolly phonics.

Mathematics-revising 2D shapes and using mathematical language to describe their properties. Introducing symmetry and repeating patterns in our shape, space and measures work.

Topic-Learning about the Chinese New Year festival and the animal zodiac. Using craft to make Chinese hats, animal masks and Chinese lanterns.

Week commencing 25.01.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-learning the new tricky word 'my' and writing sentences including these tricky words. Learning  the digraphs 'ai' and 'oa' and taking part in Literacy activities.

Mathematics-continuing addition work to 20 and introducing estimation through practical activities.

Topic-houses and homes. Using junk modelling to build houses and thinking about different features of houses and story work relating to "The three little pigs". 

Week commencing 18.01.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-revising all of the phonemes taught so far including blending and segmenting activities. Learning the new tricky word 'was' and including sentences with tricky words in.

Mathematics-introducing addition and solving sums practically to 20.

Topic-focused work on Julia Donaldson's story of 'The Gruffalo's child', designing a terrible creature using our imaginations and animal footprint matching activities.

Week commencing 11.01.21
 

Communication, language and literacy-orally blending and segmenting activities. Revision of all of the phonemes and tricky words taught.

Mathematics-solving one more than sums through practical activities. Begin to introduce addition sums and use mathematical language.

Topic-exploring the arctic and climates. Keeping warm during Winter and focused work on Penguins. 

Week commencing 4.1.21 

Communication, language and literacy-Christmas writing and speaking and listening activities. Revising all of the phonemes and tricky words taught so far.

Mathematics-solving one more than sums through practical activities. Forming and ordering numbers to 20. Using Numicon to support number learning.

Topic- Introducing and learning about the season of 'Winter'. Making snowflakes and learning about symmetry. Creating Winter pictures using different materials.

Week commencing 14.12.20 

Communication, language and literacy- revising all of the phonemes, digraphs and tricky words taught so far. Oral blending and segmenting simple words.

Mathematics- number and shape Christmas games.

Topic- focused work on 'The Jolly Christmas Postman'  and Christmas activities.

Makaton Performance 'Born this Night' Monday 14th December 

Week commencing 7.12.20
 

Communication, language and literacy- weekend news, oral blending and segmenting activities, learning the digraphs TH, th and ng. Learning the tricky words 'we' 'me' and 'be'.

Mathematics-learning about 2D shapes and describing their properties using mathematical language. Making 2D shape pictures.

Topic-preparing for Advent, learning about the Christmas story and Christmas art and craft activities.

We will see a special visitor on Wednesday 9th December

Week commencing 30.11.20
 

Communication, language and literacy- weekend news, learning the phoneme v and introducing digraphs qu, ch and sh. Learning the tricky words 'he' and 'she' and forming sentences with these tricky words in.

Mathematics- number recognition, counting and ordering activities to 20.

Topic- learning about Advent and making our own advent wreaths.

Daily practice of our Makaton songs "Born this Night".

Week commencing 23.11.20
 

Communication, language and literacy-weekend news, learning the phonemes w,v,y,z (zz) and learning the tricky word 'into'.

Mathematics-number based games including counting, ordering and writing to 20.

Topic-healthy living and sorting foods by different criteria. "The Enormous Turnip" activities and story retelling.


Week commencing 16.11.20
 

Communication, language and literacy-weekend news, learning the phonemes l (ll), f (ff), b, j and ss and learning the new tricky words 'go' and no'.

Mathematics-sorting and comparing groups of objects to 20 and using language including more, fewer and the same as. 

Topic-continuing Diwali celebrations and creating Rangoli patterns. Learning about Autumn animals with focused work on hedgehogs and hibernation.


Week commencing 9.11.20
 

Communication, language and Literacy-weekend news, learning the phonemes d,g,o,u and learning the tricky word 'to'.

Mathematics-sorting and comparing groups of objects to 20.

Topic-learning about the Hindu festival Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. Making poppies for Remembrance Day. 

Week commencing 2.11.20 

Communication, language and literacy-half term news, revision week of Phase 2 and learning the tricky word 'the'.

Mathematics-counting and forming numbers to 20. Solving word problems.

Topic- Firework day and Autumn time looking for signs of Autumn and making Autumnal pictures using different media.

Week commencing 19.10.20
 

Communication, language and literacy-weekend news and revision of all of the phonemes taught this half term. Oral blending and segmenting activities.

Mathematics-recognising, ordering and writing numerals to 20.

Activities throughout the week based on Julia Donaldson's "The Everywhere Bear".

Week commencing 12.10.20
 

Communication and language-learning the phonemes e,h,r,m and introducing the tricky word 'I'. Weekend news and speaking and listening activities.

Mathematics-recognising, counting and forming numbers to 20.

Topic-exploring our sense of taste through tasting different foods!

Week commencing 5.10.20 

Communication and language- learning the phonemes p,n,c,k,ck and our weekend news.

Mathematics-counting,ordering and forming numbers to 20 through practical activities.

Topic-learning about parts of the body and making body models using plasticine. Activities based on the story 'Funnybones'.


Week commencing 28.9.20 

Communication and language- starting Jolly phonics and learning the phonemes s,a,t,i and our weekend news.

Mathematics-recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and counting one to one correspondence.

Topic-learning about our sense of touch and exploring different textures.

Week commencing 21.9.20 

Communication and language -weekend news, speaking and listening activities and singing nursery rhymes.         

Mathematics -recognising and counting objects one to one correspondence.                         

Topic-learning about parts of the body, facial features and exploring our senses.