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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

16th - 20th November 2020

What an amazing week we have had! Continuing with our gruesome Science lessons, the children were learning about the digestive system of owls and how this contrasts to a human's. The class learnt that owls eat their prey whole and regurgitate the parts they cannot digest. They then watch Miss Ashborn dissect an owl pellett to find bits of fur and bone! In our writing, the children wrote some wonderful diary entries from the perspective of Bill Simpson - the main character in Bill's New Frock. In Maths, we practised our times tables, four operations and converting units of measure ready for Assessment Week.


9th - 13th November 2020

This week the children enjoyed a rather disgusting demonstration of the digestive system in our Topic lessons involving some crackers, bananas and orange juice! The mess was worth it as the children were then able to explain each stage of the digestive process confidently. In Maths, we have been learning how to divide with and without remainders using number lines. The children were able to use resources such as times table squares to help them, and we are so proud of their perseverance when they have found this trickier. In English, we have started reading Bill's New Frock. The children have loved the story so far and are looking forward to producing some creative writing around the story next week...


2nd - 6th November 2020

The children have had a great first week back after the half term break and have enjoyed starting our topic of Inside Out. In English, we have started looking at explanatory texts. The children made some brilliant flow charts to explain the process of a chicken hatching an egg. In Maths, the children enjoyed our practical activity of measuring the capacity of a container in litres and millilitres. A highlight of the week was exploring the different types of teeth we have and their functions, and making a clay model of our own bottom set of teeth in our Topic lessons.