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St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School A Voluntary Academy

“Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet” St Augustine

“Believe in yourself you can do amazing things”, the children of St Augustine’s


Mrs McHale’s bedtime story.

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! Enjoy tonights bedtime story ‘Whatever Next’ read by Mrs McHale.

Miss Ellams’ bedtime story...

Some vegetables are frozen for a very good reason. Don’t believe me? Then keep reading.
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Welcome to the Adventurers. 


Your class teacher is Miss Ellams. 

Your teaching assistant is Mrs McHale. 



Time really does fly when you are having fun! The adventurers have settled in brilliantly during their first half term. They fully immersed themselves into the topic 'an adventure into the animal kingdom' and enjoyed visits from Zoolab and a Safari Ranger from Chester Zoo. 


Children enjoyed and adapted brilliantly to new routines and transitions and were able to develop in the prime and specific areas of the curriculum through self-exploration in continuous provision and guided group activities which were closely matched to children's individual needs and interests. 


The children will be learning lots about celebrations this half term and will be looking at celebrations in other cultures. Talk for writing will continue to be an integral part of children's literacy development as this has proven to widen children's language and vocabulary. Children will also be given multiple opportunities to develop their number and space, shape and measure skills.  Phonics is taught twice daily as well as a shared story time at the end of each day to ensure children are developing their love and passion for books as well as becoming accomplished readers. 


A few reminders for parents (it is vital that we work in partnership to support your child on their learning journey): 


- In adventurers we don't waste a minute of learning time. Therefore, please ensure your child is on time for school and is ready to be collected from the playground at 8:50am. 


- Book bags need to be in school everyday (containing your child's reading book and diary). 


- Children enjoy PE on a Thursday morning so please ensure children have a full labelled PE kit in school. 


- We spend time outdoors so children are welcome to bring a pair of named wellies into school. 


- Reading is integral to your child's development. Please ensure that you are reading with your child daily and write a comment in your child's reading diary. 


- Stay and learn is every Thursday morning at 9am. Please join us to share your child's achievements and find out what your child has been learning throughout the week.

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The Adventurers had an excellent second term in school. We enjoyed learning about different celebrations which fitted perfectly with the run up to Christmas where children worked very hard to produce a fabulous nativity performance. 

Spring one. 


A warm welcome back to all of our adventurers and their families. Miss Ellams and Mrs McHale hope you have had a lovely, relaxing break! 



This term we are going to enjoy becoming dinosaur experts so grab your rucksack and your binoculars ready for our next exciting adventure! 

The Adventurers enjoyed a trip out to Norton Priory. We went on a journey through the woodland to find the Big Bad Wolf, we were all fantastic investigators! We then went on to create some beautiful wild art whilst learning about the four seasons of the year. Finally, we decided to make 'Tree Gollums'  to make sure the naughty Trolls keep away from the fairy gardens.



Spring two.

This term the children will immerse themselves into the topic of 'superheroes.' We will discuss what makes us superheroes and think about our special qualities and talents. We will also be learning about superheroes in our community. We will enjoy a visit from a nurse, the fire service and a very special guide dog called Monty.

Summer one. 

This half term our topic will be 'Journeys.' Firstly, we will be blasting off into space. On our return to Earth we will be looking at our local area and journey to school compared to other cultures. We will be learning about transport are ancestors would have used and also looking at the journey our food makes to us from around the world. 

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