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Feast Day: June 29 

Peter, the first pope, was a fisherman from Galilee. Jesus invited Peter to follow him, saying: "I will make you a fisher of men." Peter was a simple, hard-working man. He was generous, honest and loved Jesus very much.This great apostle's name was Simon, but Jesus changed it to Peter, which means "rock." "You are Peter," Jesus said, "and on this rock I will build my Church." Peter was the chief or prince of the apostles. When the Roman soldiers arrested Jesus, Peter was afraid. In his fright he committed the sin of denying that he knew Jesus, three times. Peter was terrified that they would kill him too, but before Jesus died, Peter repented totally. He wept over his denials for the rest of his life and Jesus lovingly forgave Peter.

After the resurrection Jesus asked Peter three times: "Do you love me?" "Lord," Peter answered, "you know all things. You know that I love you." Jesus truly did know! Peter was so right. Jesus said kindly: "Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep." He was telling Peter to take care of his Church because he would be ascending into heaven. Jesus left Peter as the leader and head of His Church. Peter later went to Rome to live. Rome was the centre of the whole Roman Empire. Peter converted many nonbelievers there.

When the fierce torture of Christians began, they begged Peter to leave Rome and save himself. Peter started out and on the road and Jesus appeared to him. Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "I am coming to be crucified a second time." Then St. Peter turned around and went back. He understood that this vision meant that he was meant to suffer and die for Jesus. Soon, he was taken prisoner and condemned to death. Because he was not a Roman citizen, he, like Jesus, could be crucified. This time he did not deny the Lord. This time he was ready to die for Jesus. Peter asked to be crucified with his head downward since he was not worthy to suffer as Jesus had. The Roman soldiers did not find this unusual because slaves were crucified upside down. St. Peter was martyred on Vatican Hill. It was around the year 67. Emperor Constantine built a large church over that sacred location in the fourth century.



Easter to Pentecost

Pupils will explore the Season of Easter, the period from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. Belief in the resurrection is presented as one of the founding beliefs of Christians and, together with the coming of the Holy Spirit as Pentecost as the rationale for ‘caritas’; love of God that leads to acts of charity. This unit teaches from the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles, also written by Matthew.



We will be focusing on the way Muslim people work and where they would go to worship Allah. They will understand where the Muslim religion originated from and understand that Islam and Christianity are both monotheist religions. 



The children will be learning how the disciples, ‘followed’ Jesus when He called. We will focus on ways which we can be disciples in our life and use examples of people who have dedicated their lives following Jesus’ way.


Lessons Planned and taught by External Sports Company Non-Stop Action.

Athletics and Rounders:


Use running, jumping and throwing in isolation and in combination. Play competitive games, modified where appropriate. Communicate, collaborate and compete with each other. Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Develop an understanding of how to improve in different sports. Learn how to evaluate and recognise success. Compare performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement.


Indoor PE Dance:

In this unit the children learn different styles of dance and focus on dancing with other people. They create, perform and watch dances in a range of styles, working with partners and groups. In dance as a whole, children think about how to use movement to explore and communicate ideas and issues, and their own feelings and thoughts. As they work they develop an awareness of the historical and cultural origins of different ideas


At present your child will still be bringing home a school reading book. Please ensure that your child reads every night in order to develop fluency.  Reading records are provided for date, book and comments to be added by an adult.  Please ensure that the reading records are signed each time your child is listened to read.  Also, if you could spend a little time talking about the text and asking questions to encourage your child to really think about what they have read. This will greatly help their comprehension skills. Evidence shows that good readers are also good spellers and good writers. Reading records will be checked by the class teachers every Friday and we will expect to see five adult signatures showing that you have heard your child read.



Decimals: Make a whole with tenths and hundredths, flexibly partition decimals, compare and order decimals, round to the nearest whole number and looking at halves and quarters as decimals.

Money: Write money using decimals, convert between pounds and pence, compare, estimate, calculate and solve problems with money.

Time: Years, months and days, hours, minutes and seconds, convert between analogue and digital times, covert to and from the 24-hour clock.

Shape Understand angles as turns, identify, compare and order angles, explore triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, lines of symmetry.

Statistics: Interpret charts, comparison, sum and difference, interpret line graphs and draw line graphs.

Position and Direction: Describe position using coordinates, plot coordinates, draw 2-D shapes on a grid, translation on a grid, describe translation on a grid.


The Vikings

Investigating whether the Vikings were raiders, traders or settlers, making boats to see if the Vikings were engineers and exploring causes and consequences. Making deductions from sources, identifying the author’s viewpoint and explaining how this impacts the accuracy of the source.


Reading Collaborative reading groups to develop confidence and fluency of reading skills.

Big Writing – develop beginnings to stories, plot developments and endings. Improve use of adjectives. To develop writing different styles and to revise writing in different genres.

Weekly spellings – to develop children’s store of vocabulary.

Handwriting – exercises to practise and improve letter formation, presentation.




Online Safety

The children will be able:

Describe how to search over multiple platforms and be aware of the accuracy of the results presented.

Describe some of the methods used to persuade people to buy online.

Explain the difference between fact, opinion and belief and recognise these online.

Explain what a bot is and give examples of different bots.

Explain some positive and negative distractions of using technology and small strategies for reducing the time spent on technology.




Art Deco

Pupils will be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of  materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.



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 French will continue to be taught weekly by Mrs. Ramdarshan.




Classification and changing habitats:

  • Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Group animals in various ways, including vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish) and invertebrates.

  • Group plants in various ways, including flowering and non-flowering plants.

  • Recognise and describe different habitats and their inhabitants.

  • Recognise the impact humans can have on habitats.

  • Recognise the impact of natural disasters on habitats.

When working scientifically, pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Record data in different ways.

  • Apply and create classification keys.

  • Make careful observations.

  • Make and use classification keys.

  • Present information in different ways.

  • Research using an information sheet.