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St Dominic's Catholic Primary School

"St Dominic's helps me to be the very best I can be as a child of God."

Our Learning Values:

Focused Confident Ambitious Flexible Brave Creative Resilient Spiritual

2021-2022

Anglo Saxon Homework

Take a look at the fantastic Anglo- Saxon projects that these children created over their Easter holiday! 

Volcano Erruption

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We finished our Geography unit with a volcano eruption (as you can hear the class were very impressed!) Well done Matilde for such a fantastic homework model.

World Book Day

 

Today we celebrated World Book day by coming to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed lots of reading themed activities. The theme of World Book Day this year is ‘You are a Reader’. In our World Book Day assemblies we talked about how we are readers, our favourite authors and why reading is so important. We also showcased our impressive costumes and discussed the characters we were dressed as. Our winners Abbie and Finley who were dressed as Miss Trunchball and The Cat in the Hat both received a Golden Ticket to redeem against a book of their choice. After our celebration assembly, we were so excited to welcome our secret teacher, Miss Buckle from Year 2, into our classroom to share a story with us. Finally, we had the chance to join with Year 1 and paired up to enjoy books together.

 

Thank you to all parents and carers for your support and effort with the fantastic costumes that were on display today. We are so glad that everyone had such a great day and keep reading!

Volcanoes Homework

 

We are very proud to share the wonderful homework produced by Year 4 over the Half Term Break in preparation for our Geography Unit, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, this term. The children have worked so hard to create detailed and in some cases erupting volcanoes and in the process have learnt lots of interesting facts to share over the next few weeks. Well done St Teresa!

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

 

This week we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing TogetherGrowing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone.

 

Year 4 spoke about the people who can help them and lift them up when they are sad. They also talked about different things they could do to help themselves to feel a little happier. The children created ‘Support Balloons’ to show the people who lift them up and how they join together to form our support network. 

 

As part of their well-being afternoon this Friday, Year 4 practised relaxing using breathing techniques and meditation. They also did some calming, mindfulness colouring.

Brain Buddies

 

Next half term, Year 4 will be welcoming members of the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) to run a workshop in the class over the duration of 6 weeks. The workshop is called "Brain Buddies". The aim of this is to help pupils to identify and develop strategies to regulate their emotions. They will be encouraged to think about different self-care, self-calming and thinking strategies such as problem-solving. 

 

Please see the invitation below with details of the Parent/Carer Webinar on Brain Buddies

 

The MHST invite parents/carers to join us for a Webinar on the Zoom platform. This will be for a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes. The first hour will be for the presentation where we will provide an overview of the course content and ideas. We will also share resources you may wish to discuss and practice with your children at home. The last 30 minutes will be used to answer any questions you might have (this is optional as parents can leave after the presentation).

 

-          Thursday 3rd February 09:30 – 11:00 (Q+A 10:30-11:00)

 

To sign up, please follow the Eventbrite Page below:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mhst-brain-buddies-course-an-informative-online-webinar-for-parents-tickets-244282634937

 
  

A Visit from Santa

 

Year 4 were so excited to have a visit from Santa this week and he even brought along some early Christmas gifts for the children too!

Heath Hands

This week we went on a trip to Hampstead Heath. We visited the Hive there and learnt many different things! We learnt about the different animals that live in the area and we went on a long walk up to Parliament Hill, the views were fantastic! After that, we looked at everything that we could spot from the hill on a map. We had a brilliant time.