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Year Five- Letter From Mrs Heslop

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Burns family spread their wings

Hi everyone,

I just had to show this fantastic piece of artwork that Dean Burns and his family put together for our butterfly homework this week. The attention to detail is absolutely amazing and what an end product they have ended up with. I cannot wait to see this for real in September; hopefully we can use it as part of our whole school display.

Don’t forget to send your own butterfly masterpieces in; the more we receive, the better the school display will be in September. It can be as simple as colouring in a butterfly template in different colours, or you can try to go that extra mile like Dean and his family have done. It is entirely up to you.

We look forward to seeing more wonderful butterfly artwork from the St James family this week.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Monaghan

Year 6 planning wc 6th July

Hi Year 6

Here is the Year 6 planning. Check out the Year 6 Blog for chapters 10 and 11 of Stormbreaker and the homework section for the butterfly project.

Stay safe


Mrs Scott

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2020 Relationships and Health Education Consultation

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A Letter from Mrs. Heslop

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Year 4 home learning- 06.07.20

Hello Year 4,

Continuing with our theme of ‘mythological creatures,’ I would like you to read chapters 3 and 4 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and complete the activities around that. This is our last week of mythological creatures and I hope you’ve found it as interesting as I do!

Mrs Hayden

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Lesson 1 - Pounds and pence
Lesson 2 - Ordering money
Lesson 3 - Estimating money
Lesson 4 - Four operations


Jessica’s wonderful wings

Jessica has created butterfly wings about her lockdown experience. Jessica says: ‘Lockdown has been a little bit hard because I miss everyone and I really want to go out and do lots of things again, but I’ve had so much fun too.’
She’s included pictures of some of things she has done during lockdown such as:
 Films and programmes she has enjoyed watching
 Books she has read
 Music she has loved to listen to
 Games she has played
 Weekly family quiz nights with her Irish family that she has taken part in and contributed to
 Things she has created; art and baking
 Seeds she has planted; pumpkins, carrots, cress and flowers
 The places she’s enjoyed visiting most
 The wildlife she’s captured
 The life skills she has developed such as hoovering, bed making, cooking and baking, washing dishes, sorting clothes for washing, helping to fold and put away laundry, polishing. She’s also practised using chopsticks
 The fun she has had and the bond she has grown with her little sister
 Her first cuddle with her best friend and their sisters
 The hard work she puts in everyday to her home learning. Always keen and eager to learn, continuing to cover all subjects and having her say in the topics she learns
 And the first McDonald’s when they reopened.

So here is Jessica, spreading her lockdown wings and ready to slowly and sensibly reconnect with the outside world and the people in it.


Home learning week beginning 6th July

Hi year 2.  It’s been lovely to hear from some of you this week.  We hope you are all well and working hard.  We continue  our learning with a focus on some revolting and some healthy recipes and there some very interesting food art for you to explore.  We can’t wait to see some more of your creative butterflies!  If you write a recipe as part of your homework this week, i’d love to see it so please email it over!


Have a great week!


Mrs Timlin and Mrs Hudson

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Year 1 Home Learning – wc 06.07.2020

Hello Everyone,

We hope that you are continuing to stay safe at home.

This week, we had lots of fun at school and learnt all about Wimbledon. We had a Year 1 tournament and some of the teachers even got involved. In years to come I am sure I will see a few of you competing on the TV in the real competition.

This week, we continue with our ‘Bright lights, big city’ topic and our learning is based on the Royal family. I have included lots of fun activities for you to complete and remember to keep emailing your work to the Year 1 email address for us to see.

Many thanks,

Miss Reilly and Miss Holmes



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Queen Elizabeth comprehension
The Royal Baby comprehension
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Home Learning Year 5 – 6.7.20

Hi Year 5 from Mr Monaghan and Mrs Camm,

It is hard to believe that this would have been the second last week of Year 5 for you. Time has flown by recently, even during lock-down. I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves occupied as much as you possibly can.

Myself and Mrs Camm have been in school quite a lot recently; we have both commented on how much we miss the normal 9-3.20 with our Year 5 class, but we are both really looking forward to seeing you all in September too. You will be the kings and queens of St James on the benches for assemblies.

Margot has now learnt to cheers us when she is having her water in her bottle. She likes Jess or myself to clap her in recognition of her new magic haha. We have put up the baby gate this week at the top of the stairs; she is like Road Runner now crawling around the house and we really do need eyes everywhere.

I know some of you are struggling at the minute. But just try to get yourself in the mindset that next week is summer holidays anyway and that you would usually be off school for those 6 weeks. That should help to ease your worries a little. And you know that you will all be returning in September and that the adults at St James will help you to settle back in again for Year 6. We will all help you adapt again, so try not to worry.

I have repeated it every week on here, but please do practise your times tables and spellings, as well as a bit of reading. These skills are absolutely vital to practise over the summer to give you the best starting point for Year 6.

As ever, stay safe and keep calm.

Mr Monaghan and Mrs Camm

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