Welcome to St Catherine!
Our teacher is Mrs Larcher. Have a look at the amazing things we have been doing!
The idea was to get the children outside to learn whilst enjoying the beautiful world that God has created for us. We had some worries about the weather however, although it was cold, the sun shone and the children had an amazing day, taking part in a range of activities chosen to make the most of the grounds we have at the school.
In Key Stage One and Early Years, we based our day around the children’s book, Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson. We told the story in the schools recently developed woodland area. Here the children were able to explore the trees and look for their own ‘stick family’. The children spotted birds’ nests (built from sticks!) and we even saw the schools resident squirrel high in the trees.
Throughout the day, every child was given the opportunity to plant some bulbs in the schools grounds. When the bulbs grow, they will make a beautiful, colourful display, which will also serve as a reminder of the brilliant, very tiring day that we all spent outside learning.
We have really enjoyed our Literacy work which has been based on the story ‘Where the wild things are’. We created our own wild things and are currently writing our own journey tales based on the book!
In RE we have been learning about the Old Testament stories of Noah’s Ark and Jonah and the Whale, as well as the Pope’s letter about looking after God’s creation and our beautiful world. We made our own ‘worlds’ during Art too.
We wore yellow one day recently to remember how important it is to look after our minds and feelings! We raised money for the Charity ‘Young Minds’.
We have also been having brilliant PE lessons in our new MUGA, which we love! We have learned new skills which we can use to play hockey and it is great being outside in the fresh air whilst we exercise.