At Our Lady’s RC Primary School we crowned Mary, the Queen of May.
It is a Roman Catholic tradition to honour the Virgin Mary as ‘Queen of the May’ during the month of May.
Each class had a prepared reading and a Marian hymn which they presented to Mary to honour her. Two groups of children sang in Latin, whilst one class sang a hymn in Polish. The singing was beautiful, it must have made Mary very happy.
Mrs Wasowska kindly made a crown of real flowers which was placed on the statue of Mary.
The children loved the occasion and look forward to the celebration each year.
Today was an opportunity to celebrate Our Lady and thank her for her many blessings on our school.
We are enjoying the start to the summer term.
We have been doing lots of singing….The aardvark drinking cans of coke!!!…I am sure that has been driving you made.
We enjoyed trying the May Pole we had lots of fun and a few tangles!!
We have continued with our Habitats, we had a great time looking for mini beasts around our school grounds.
We have also started our topic on Manchester and have made time lines.
In art we also made some bees.
Matthew from Zoolab talked to us about the different creatures he had brought with him. He began with a Giant African Snail. It has around 10,000 teeth! Some children who wanted to, were able to hold the snail in the palm of their hands.
The millipede crawled over hands with an almost tickly feeling. It does not have a thousand legs, but near to 200 when fully grown.
We saw a tarantula in its tank. This is a very delicate mini beast with its bones on the outside. The famous sting is no more than a quarter of the strength of a bee sting.
We handled a snake. We were surprised at how dry and warm it felt.
Matthew gave us lots of information and answered all our questions. It was great to see the children confidently handle the mini beasts and show such great interest in them.
On Thursday 15th March Year 4 visited Tatton Park to experience life as a Viking.
We were greeted by an Anglo-Saxon lady named Eta who led us into camp called Tatters Tun. We were shown items that Vikings used in every-day life, such as cow horn cups, reindeer antler buttons and sheep skin clothes. We even had a go at weaving some jewellery by creating woollen bracelets.
The most enjoyable part of the day was learning how to be a Viking warrior. We used shields, held axes and worked as a team to form a strong, intimidating wall. Our trainer was called Ragnar, he was very grumpy and loud!
At the end of the day, Maretta taught us how to make bread. We had to grind the wheat into flour and decide where to get the other ingredients from, such as clean water, salt and lard. We realised Viking life must have been very difficult.
Year 4 had a great day out and looked fantastic in their costumes.
Joy Day was fun. We learnt through play with our toys, play with our friends and ‘play’ learning about and handling some amazing animals. Please enjoy our pictures.
Easter is coming. As well as learning about Jesus during Holy Week, the pupils have made Easter cards for family members and a cone shaped gift for them to enjoy.
Art in Year 1
Look at our winter collages. We thought about the colours of Winter and we used strips of paper to represent them. We completed our work with a white silhouette of a tree.
We practised cutting, curling and sticking to make these pictures.
We selected different types of material and used our creativity and
Imagination to make these models! Some of them are really spectacular.
Listening carefully, following instructions and performing simple routines involving traveling on feet, close to the floor and on the floor.
In dance we moved to music.
Listening, pulsing, clapping, singing and playing instruments to the musical beat.
We were investigating and sorting 2D shapes.
By finding and reading books and looking at pictures of Rosa Parks Year 1 were able to research and then perform a role play of the ‘Famous Bus Ride.’
1st finding books
2nd looking at pics
3rd role play
We concentrated and worked carefully to cut a selection of fruit using a knife