Painting Rainbows

Friday, 27 November 2020

In Nursery we have been learning about what happens when you mix colours together.

We painted rainbows just using red, yellow and blue paint.


Friday, 27 November 2020

On Wednesday 11th November at 11am Nursery held a Remembrance service. We made poppies and held a minute silence. The CBeebies ‘Poppies’ animation has helped us to understand.

Rainbow Jelly

Friday, 27 November 2020

In Nursery we have been enjoying the book ‘Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly’ by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt.

We made rainbow jelly adding a new colour each day. We could see all the different colours in our jelly.

We had great fun mixing all the colours together… it was a bit of a sticky mess!

The Telephone

Friday, 27 November 2020

This term during our History lessons, we have been learning about different types of communication. This week we learnt about Alexander Graham Bell and how he invented the Telephone. We used cups and string to help us  understand how sound travels and we had so much fun sending messages ‘down the line’ to our partners. We also looked at how phones have changed through the last few years and looked at the differences between  them.

Year 4's Prayer Paper Chain

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

This week in our Collective Worship, Year 4 looked at ‘Different Ways to Pray’. We wrote our own prayers of thanksgiving and praise on strips of paper before collectively assembling them into one group piece.

Anti-Bullying Week 2020

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying.

On Monday 16th we joined in with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Throughout the week in school, each class looked at different kinds of bullying and what to do if we see or experience it. We also designed our own odd socks to express how different and unique we all are.

On Thursday, we also took part in the BTales Anti Bullying Week Collective Worship. At St Philip’s we are committed to being United Against Bullying in all that we do.

Multi-Skills Competition

Friday, 20 November 2020

This week Year 4 took place in a Virtual Multi-Skills competition with other schools in Sandwell. We had to set up our own stations, record our own data and then send it off with Mr P to see how well we did! We completed various stations such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. 

Moving Storybooks

Thursday, 19 November 2020

In Year 4 we are creating our own Storybooks in Design & Technology. This week we made some prototypes of moving mechanisms for our books. We look at different ways to attach different parts and how we could successfully make our images move. Our flowers moved up and down in the pot to make it look like they were growing.

Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week

Monday, 16 November 2020

On Monday 16th November we wore odd socks to school to help us celebrate Anti-Bullying week. Year 4 wore some fantastic odd socks! We focused on how we can be kind to each other, what we should do if we think us or someone we know might be being bullied and how we can look after one another in our school.

Playground Buddies

Friday, 13 November 2020

Thank you to Mr Padotan who trained our new Playground Buddies who have started their new role fantastically well! They are ensuring that we’re all safe at break and lunchtimes and all have plenty of activities to be involved with. One child commented, “It is great to always be able to find a buddy if I am looking for a game to play. They help to keep us safe too.” Well done and keep up the good work, playground buddies!

Remembrance Day

Friday, 13 November 2020

On Wednesday 11th November St Philip’s took part in the two minute silence to remember all of those who have died in conflict for our freedom. We also focused our minds by taking part in craft activities led by the B Tails team.

The children remembered the sacrifice made by others and prayed the Eternal Rest.

Year 1 shared their mission plan

Thursday, 12 November 2020

During the month of of October, Year 1 shared their mission plan and each day they shared an opening prayer.

The children completed their mission during the month!

They spoke about how they can follow the right path.

They shared their views on what their mission is in Year 1:

Help each other.

Love one another.

Love thy neighbour.

Help each other.

Y3 Fossils Science Project

Friday, 6 November 2020

Year 3 are learning about Rocks, Soils and Fossils this half term so we researched about fossil formation and the children made their own fossils at home. Have a look at some of the examples in the photograph! Well done Year 3, and remember to share your new knowledge about fossils with your families at home!

Year 5 Black History Month

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Year 5 focussed on an influential woman named Maya Angelou. We learnt about the amazing things she’s achieved throughout her life – from reading her poetry at a presidential inauguration to writing and directing movies!

We focussed mainly on her poem, The Caged Bird and the contrasting imagery of the free and the caged birds depicted.

Here is some of the artwork we created based on this:

The God Who Speaks

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

As you will be aware, the year 2020 has been earmarked as a focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’

In school throughout this year we have continued to celebrate, live and share God’s word throughout this exciting new Scripture initiative led by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Bible Society.
The quote from scripture that we will be focusing on this term and displaying throughout school is “In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God”  John 1:1.
Please ask your child about how they are encountering ‘The God Who Speaks’ this term in school.
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