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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future

Autumn 2

Christmas Fun Day!

The children had a day packed full of Christmas-themed activities, visiting the live nativity - and there was even a special visitor at the end of the day!

Making Advent Wreaths

The Advent wreath is an evergreen wreath with four candles, sometimes with a fifth, white candle in the centre. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible readingdevotional time and prayers. An additional candle is lit on each subsequent Sunday until, by the last Sunday of Advent, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth, Christ candle which is lit on Christmas Day.


The Pupil Chaplains worked with Mrs Foran to create beautiful Advent wreaths for our school.

Cinderella at the Lyric Theatre

Maths Is Fun!

Adding fractions is a tricky concept, but Year 5 always manage to put a positive attitude towards anything they undertake!

DT - Building Truss Bridges

We've been looking at how engineers and architects design and build bridges - linking this with our learning from Autumn 1 about Forces, we've been learning all about how balanced forces work in everyday life. We've been trying to build our own bridges - using spaghetti and tape - it's not easy!

English - Persuasive Letters

Before writing letters, we need to know what the structure of one looks like. We were tasked with a mixed-up letter - and we had to rearrange it correctly.

Maths - Identifying Equivalent Fractions

The children matched equivalent fractions in a paired task!

Year 5F Class Worship

Year 5F have conducted an assembly all about remembrance. This Sunday marks Remembrance Sunday, a nationwide commemoration of the sacrifice the Armed Forces personnel have made for this country throughout history. They explained the symbolism of the poppy and the importance of this day.

Science - Solar System Research

The children have begun their learning on Earth and Space. This week, children used multiple sources - books, National Geographic articles and videos - to find out about the Solar System. The children then created a double page spread on the Solar System - presenting all the facts they have.

DT - Bridges - Researching

The children became structural engineers! We had non-fictional, report style texts about forces, weather and materials. The children then went on to design 'blueprints' for their own bridges - they chose one of the 6 bridge construction types, we discussed measurements and they chose materials to create bridges.

Maths - Fractions

The children engaged with different types of activities to help them revise their learning and consolidate their knowledge of equivalent fractions.

Maths - Tarsia Puzzle

The children engaged with multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000 in a hands-on way by completing a Tarsia puzzle - a Tarsia puzzle creates a shape when you match up the correct answers to the questions.