New Topic Launch - Out of This World!
To kick start our new topic for Autumn 2, 'Out of This World!', we looked at constellations of stars in our solar system. We made links with previous learning from our Ancient Greece topic as we learned that the names and origins of many constellations come from Ancient Greek myths and their Gods and Godesses.
We made our own constellations using art straws and balls of clay. Some of us were adventurous enough to design and construct a 3D model of our constellations and made structures that stood up on their own!
Hate Crime Workshop
We learnt about the rising problem of hate crimes in the UK. We discussed some of the reasons why people might commit a hate crime, and looked at key words such as prejudice, paranoia and ignorance. We learnt about times in history where people were able to change prejudices through speaking out. Plus, we learnt ways to RESPECT each other.
We visited our parish church, St Dominic's Priory, to honour the month of the Rosary (October). Fr Lawrence showed us the chapels in the church that represent the mysteries of the Rosary. We know that there are 4 types of mysteries. Ask us what they are! We also visited the Rosary garden, and were lucky enough to pray a decade of the Rosary with Fr Lawrence. It was a very special opportunity.
GAV - Growing Against Violence
On Friday - we had a special guest into our school to talk to us about Gangs and how to stay safe. As a class, we looked at the difference between our actual friends and people being friendly to us. We learnt about the different techniques an 'elder' might use to try to initiate us into a gang and how to avoid them. It was a really interesting session and we certainly learnt a lot. Some of the most shocking points were about how gangs made their money and how they treated women in gangs. It was scary to think that we could be targeted and so we thought carefully about the people around us that could help us to stay safe.
Our Class Charter!
We discussed how we are going to make St Peter a sucsesful and happy class. We came up with a list of agreements that will allow us to do our best learning, make great learning partnerships, and create a positive classroom. We wrote these up and signed our charter together.
Welcome to our Class Page!
We are St. Peter, and we are ready for an exciting and invigorating year of learning and growing ahead.
Our topic for Autumn 1 is 'Greece Lightning!'. We are looking forward to learning about the Ancient Greeks and their legacy. This will be informing our English work of newspaper reports about the Olympics, and Myths. In Maths, we are starting with palce value, and will move on to addition and subtraction. In RE, we will be thinking about Creation, our talents, and what God has given us in our unit 'Gifts from God'. In Science, we will be learning about light, and we are excited about the experiments we will be conducting.
Please check our class page for updates, and to see our fabulous work.