St Augustine: Mrs Dada
St Bartholomew: Mrs Muyuka
St Augustine: Miss Motlagh
St Bartholomew: Miss Eldridge
PE- Every Tuesday (St Bartholomew + swimming - invite only)
Every Thursday (St. Augustine)
4th January: Start of Term
6th January: Whole school Mass Epiphany
9th January: Year5 WW1 Hook Day
13th January: Celebration of Lohri
16th January: Martin Luther King Day
19th Jan: MY-Games Swimming Competition
20th Jan: Chinese New Celebrations
25/26th Jan: Wonderdome Space
26th Jan: MYG Athletics Competition Year 5/6
SEN coffee morning
27th Jan: Holocaust Remembrance Day
2nd February – Whole School Candle Mass
3rd Feb: Numbers’ Day/ Times Tables Rockstar Day
6th Feb: Inter-house Tag Rugby Competition
Children’s Mental Health Week.
7th Feb: MYG Tennis Competition
Charles Dicken’s Day/Safer Internet Day
9th Feb: St. Bartholomew Class Assembly
Parent Workshop- Mental Health and wellbeing
10th February: End of Term 3
20th Feb: Term 4 Begins
There will be interventions on a daily basis. These will be available to support each child in their learning. For your child to get the most out of their interventions, please arrive promptly at school for 8:30.
Jotter Learning Platform
To access the jotter learn platform to see your dip and do learning this this term follow the link below.
Our P.E. day this term is Friday for St. Augustine and Tuesday for St. Bartholomew. Please remember you are allowed to wear your P.E kits to school.
Remember to read your book every night for at least 20 minutes and remember to get your learning journal signed. You will receive two house-points every time you read and have your journal signed, and an extra 5 if you read everyday throughout the week! You will also accumulate raffle tickets for every quiz you take and also for reading throughout the week, which will be entered in a draw at the end of each term for your chance to win an Amazon voucher.
Spellings will be given every Friday, you will need to practice them daily ready for your spelling test the following Friday. If your child misspells a word from the spelling list in the Friday test, the way they wrote it will be written next to the spelling in their reading journal so that parents can see the error made and continue to work on this spelling at home. There is a a quiz on Purple Mash each week for the spellings to be tested on Friday. Please encourage your child to complete the quiz.
There will be dip and dos posted on the year 5 jotter page at the beginning of each term. This is optional learning but house-points will be awarded if you complete this extra learning!
If you have any queries please contact the school office via phone or email. A phone call or meeting can be arranged if necessary.
Collective Worship 2022-2023
Together, as we gathered together for Mass to remember those who have given their lives in service for our country.
We reflected on the words of St Paul from the letter to the Corinthians:
9 For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. 16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?[a] 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labour:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Scripture: Proverbs 1: 8-9
8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
9 They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.
Scripture: Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-13
4 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. 7But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift."
This week in our Collective Worship, we have been celebrating the feast day of Saint Mathew the evangelist. We have been to mass to ponder how Saint Mathew's actions of spreading the message of Christ's wonderful doings and His invitation of salvation to all the people who receive God through Him.
Being A good neighbour.
Scripture: Mark 12: 28-31
The Great Commandment
28 A teacher of the Law was there who heard the discussion. He saw that Jesus had given the Sadducees a good answer, so he came to him with a question: “Which commandment is the most important of all?”
29 Jesus replied, “The most important one is this: ‘Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment more important than these two.”
What and who is a neighbour?
A neighbour is one who lives next to you. We have also learnt that neighbours do not necessarily live next to you, but having an open eye for those people who may need our help.
Scripture: Proverbs 28:19
19 Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.
As a class, we discussed that when you work hard, you will achieve you your goals. However, we spoke about doing something to be able to receive something. We discussed the consequences of working hard.
Scripture: Micah 2: 2-5
2They covet fields and seize them,
and houses, and take them.
They defraud people of their homes,
they rob them of their inheritance.
3 Therefore, the Lord says:
“I am planning disaster against this people,
from which you cannot save yourselves.
You will no longer walk proudly,
for it will be a time of calamity.
4 In that day people will ridicule you;
they will taunt you with this mournful song:
‘We are utterly ruined;
my people’s possession is divided up.
He takes it from me!
He assigns our fields to traitors.’”
5 Therefore you will have no one in the assembly of the Lord
to divide the land by lot.
In St. Bartholomew, we attended Mass to celebrate the preparation of the birth of Jesus Christ. We discussed the true meaning of Christmas and how we can show this in our communities.
As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.
Scripture: John 1: 47-51
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a
true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”
48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered
and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig
49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are
the King of Israel.”
50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you
that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than
51 And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven
opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of
This week, as a school, we celebrated the feast day of our patron Saint St. Michael with mass and wonderful activities to honour his divine role as the protector of humanity against the devil.
Mathew 7: 24-27
As a class, we reflected on the lyrics of the song called 'The wise man Built...' With the meaning and understanding of what having your house built upon the rock at the centre of the discussion. We discussed goals and challemges we may face in school and at home. We concluded that, when we Have Jesus as our rock to guide and lead us, we will have built our houses on the strongest Rock of Faith and belief.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
If we follow Jesus, our house will be on the rock and will be on the rock and we will live well.
Starting with Jesus
We explored the different seasons and what they all meant. We discussed the beauty of each season and applied it to the new season of Y5. There are so many things to look forward to as we begin the year but we also know that there might be some difficulties as well.
So, we started this New Year creating a class prayer to our Lord God:
1 Corinthians 2:5
As a class, we reflected on the lyrics of the song called 'Oceans' to help us with with the meaning and understanding of what faith is. Afterwards, there was a class discussion on the different ways we show our faith in our daily lives.
"You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand"
Hope- The Resurrection of Jesus
Mark 16: 1-8
This week in our Collective Worship, the children reflected on the Resurrection of Jesus. We looked at how the disciples and His followers had hope of Him coming back one day, just as he said he would. We then thought about our Hopes for a better future and the children created their own poems and posters to reflect on this. We discussed a few ideas as a class, and thought about how we could go forth and make these Hopes happen.
This week in our Collective Worship, the children reflected on their attitude in the playground. Children shared their worries, fears and joys in the playground, they took in turns our the behaviour of others impacted them and vice versa. We linked in our RE: The Ripple Effect and discussed how our actions can produce a ripple effect of kindness.
The children watched a short film about playground inclusion and applied the Ripple Effect. It was interesting how we could all relate to the boy in the story.
Compassion- Matthew 14:14
Following on from last week, the children looked at compassion. They explored the scripture Matthew 14:14 Jesus feeds the 5000 and discussed how Jesus showed compassion in the parable. Going forth, we came up with different ways that we can show compassion. Our lesson ended with dedication prayers that the children chose for themselves.
Support and love for Ukraine
Together, we watched the news about the war in Ukraine. The children were very compassionate and thought about what God has taught us about being together and helping others.
We explored different scriptures and sang 'We are the world' to show our unity with the people of Ukraine.
As a school we donated lots of items to Ukraine to help them.
Jesus, the Light of the World (Candlemas Assembly)
This week, St Augustine had their class assembly on the meaning of Candlemas. The children explained the history and meaning of candlemas through poetry, dance and Scripture.
Jesus as the Water of Life
Scripture- John 4: 13- 14
Today we looked at Jesus as the Water of Life through the story of the Samaritan Woman. We wondered and discussed what Jesus meant as the Water of Life and realised that through the Scriptures, He is the water that quenches people's thirst and those who drink of His cup will never thirst again.
"I think when Jesus said we will never thirst again, it means that as humans we all have a need for something and there is always going to be something missing but Christ is the missing piece and we all need Him." - Martha
After, the prayer leaders led two teams in a role play to re-enact the story of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman and the key lessons Jesus wanted us to learn.
Scripture- Psalm 51: 1- 10
This week during our Collective Worship, we discussed the meaning of trust and how God put his trust in people to spread his word. We read the Prayer of David and considered how we can put our trust in God. We have also been exploring the covenants that God had with different people in the bible.
Scripture - Matthew 25:14-30
This week during our Collective Worship, we discussed the meaning of gifts and talents and how God blesses us with different gifts for a purpose. We read the parable of the Talents to help us reflect and consider how we can be faithful to God in the small things we do to prepare us for greater responsibilities through our daily lives.
St Bartholomew class assembly- Anti bullying week
Scripture - Peter 4:8 “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” This tells us how powerful love is and why we should show love to others.
Today, we performed our class assembly to our families and to KS2. In our assembly we had acting, singing and a bible reflection using our reflection prayer table.
Our focus was on anti-bullying week and how it can be dealt with. The theme this year was 'One kind word'.
Scripture - Matthew 9:9 Appreciation of peace
Today, we learnt about Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is a special day that takes place on 11th November every year. We watched a short video about the meaning of Remembrance Day and thought about the history of Remembrance Day and why it is so important.
Remembrance Day and the time of Remembrance is about honouring and respecting all of the people that have been involved in war and conflict.
It’s also a time to reflect and think about the past generations of people like our grandparents and great grandparents and the sacrifices they have made for us.
We thought about anyone we may know who has made sacrifices for us.
Also we thought about the men and women who work to keep us safe such as the Army, Police, Firefighters, Air force and Navy.
All Saint's Day
Scripture - Matthew 5: 1-12
November is a time where we celebrate All Saints Day. As a class, we looked at the importance of remembering the Saints and the lessons we can glean from them. We were able to use this as a reflection point to reflect on the people we admire and inspire us, and use this as a point of prayer for them.
This week we explored the celebration of the Diwali Festival. We looked at the meaning and history through the story of Rama and Sita. We were inspired to use our creativity through Rangoli patterns and made some
Diwali Lights using the patterns.