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The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy

A place to learn, have fun, grow and develop in the light and love of Christ


Welcome to Knock Class! 


The Summer term is here...



Important dates for next week, Monday 30th June is an INSET day and SPORTS DAY is on Wednesday 2nd July in the morning you are all very welcome to come along and support the children.


Miss O'Connor     Mrs Warrener    Mrs Sheehan    Mrs King

Friday 27th June 2014


Well done Reception on a terrific class assembly. I know all of your parents must have been very proud of you. You were so confident and you all used your big voices well done. We all enjoyed hearing you sing your favourite songs and sharing what you have been learning about in our Under the Sea topic. This week has been busy we have had the new children visiting school, learning about the new school routine. We have all spent two days in Year One. We really enjoyed meeting our new teacher Mrs Williams. We had fun making balloons and we showed her how clever we are with our numbers to 20.
This week our awards went to Lily for always being so polite and caring towards her friends. Keira and Emily produced a fantastic pirate map and were our star writers this week. Bea always tries her best in everything and so got the good work award. On Friday we also had Pirate day, we all dressed up as pirates and were pirates for the day. We enjoyed making pirate hats, listening to pirate music, making maps and eating healthy pirate food. Please see the photographs below.

Have a fun weekend, remember Monday is an INSET day so we will see you on Tuesday children.

Miss O'Connor

Friday 6th June 2014

This week our learning has been on the topic, Under the Sea. We have showed a super knowledge and enthusiasm for exploring sea creatures and writing important facts about them. We have made our own rainbow fish using a range of different materials. We have been very busy designing and making our own aquariums these are displayed in our classroom and we can't wait to show you. 

Our new RE topic is Friends and this week we have been thinking about what makes a good friend and what we do with our friends when we are at school. 

A busy first week back, keep up the good work everyone and enjoy the weekend.

Miss O'Connor

Friday 16th May 2014

Golidlocks and the three bears- We have read and really enjoyed the story, we were able to put on different voices as we read. We have tasted and described porridge most of us thought that it was just right! On Tuesday we had our here come the boys afternoon and we would like to thank everyone who came into our class, we hope you had as much fun as we did. Look out for our fantastic photographs of us playing in the rain. 

This week we continue to work hard and be extremely helpful tidying away. Our awards went to James for his super news writing about his dad's birthday. Charlie for always being so polite and helpful, a pleasure to have in the class. Austin for his super knowledge of the Pentecost story. Eleanor worked so hard with her measuring, well done to everyone!

Hope you all have a fantastic week end in the sunshine, see you on Monday

Miss O'Connor

Friday 9th May 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk- this week we have looked at our own beans and written about how they grow. We used the bean diary to help us with our writing and did a super job. We have been independently measuring the tallest and the shortest beans and putting them in the correct order. In RE we have been making streamers to help us celebrate the good news of Jesus.

Another fantastic week children keep up the good work!

Summer term week 2 

Friday 2nd May 2014

The three Little Pigs, this week we have enjoyed reading and discussing the story of the three little pigs. We were able to retell the story using actions, we did a really super job! We have enjoyed finding our own houses using maps and talking about them. We have collaged masks, and designed and made 3d houses. 
Also we have practised our adding by using bricks. We have been weighing different materials, talking about which is heavier or lighter.  We went to hill top to investigate shops and find out what they sell.

In our RE topic this week we have made beautiful streamers to celebrate the good news of Jesus. 

Don't forget we are having a Here come the boys day soon and we are very excited! If you haven't got a letter then please ask us at school.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend, see you all on Tuesday

Miss O'Connor
Summer term week 1

Friday 25th April


WOW children we have had a very busy first week back, our new RE topic is 'Good News' and we have been sharing all the good things that have happened to us. Eleanor did some super writing about her good news in her RE book and got the star writer award this week, well done Eleanor! We have had fun in guided reading this week looking at recipes. We liked the one that told us how to make a gingerbread man. Jessica was super at knowing all the ingredients needed for this recipe, also she was super at remembering the actions. We all worked so well this week and so on Friday we went to the shop with Mrs Warrener and got some gingerbreads to take home and taste, don't forget to share them children. 
Our courtesy award this week went to Amelia Langton, she is always so polite and has a smile on her face, thank you Amelia. 
All of you have worked so hard writing numbers on the gingerbreads buttons so it was very hard to choose our Maths makes sense award. Iona your maths is amazing and your number formation is always so neat and careful.


What another fantastic first week back enjoy your weekend and hopefully the sun will shine!

See you all on Monday
Miss O'Connor

Spring term 2

What a busy last few weeks, we have been so excited by the arrival of our class chicks. (See the photographs below to show the fun we have had) . We have enjoyed looking after them we were really super at this and wow they have grown lots. In our last PE session of the term we explored different movements don't forget to play follow the leader with someone at home.  We will show what we have learned on our first PE lesson back on Thursday morning.

Have a great Easter, and I will see you all when you get back!
Spring 2- Spiders!  (Week 3)

This week we have been busy performing the rhyme Incey Wincey spider using the story sack props and in our choosing time we have enjoyed singing and joining in with other nursery rhymes. We had lots of fun making  glittery spider webs.

This week we have started our new RE topic which is Growing. We have planted our own seeds and talked about what they need to grow. We have been super polite and helpful this week, well done to everyone. 

Don't forget it's Sports Relief day on Friday 21st March we are really looking forward to it.

Spring 2 - The Bad Tempered Ladybird (Week 2) 

What an exciting week we know many more facts about ladybirds and we have written some super labels. We have been very creative this week, making our own clay ladybirds, see the photographs below. This week we have enjoyed World Book Day where we dressed up as our favourite book characters, well done to everyone you all looked fantastic. Prizes went to Oscar who was a dinosaur, Casey a fairy and Frank who was Where's Wally? Look at our photographs below to see what other book activities we did.

Thank you for all your support

Miss O'Connor 

Week 5 Spring Term

This week we have been down on the farm. We have learnt farm songs which we have been able to perform with actions, we are working hard to sing beautifully ready for our class assembly after half term which we can't wait to show you. We have sang rhyming songs making up our own rhymes in small groups. We have made animal masks and painted them. We are very excited about our class chicks and have been reading lots of non-fiction books to find out more. In maths makes sense we have been practising our maths stories using cups and then animals, this week we have been introduced to half and learning to add and take away using half. Well done to all the children this week for working so hard!

Week 4 Spring Term

Elmer the elephant, children you have really enjoyed this story in our guided reading sessions you retold the story really well using the puppets. You have also done some fantastic Elmer art work using paint and ICT. All our Elmer's are displayed in the hall, well done children what super neat painting. In our RE lessons we have been naming and recognising different celebrations. You have used role play to show what you know in this topic.
Well done for another fantastic week children. We cant wait to show you all our super work at parents evening. 

Week 3 Spring Term 

This week we have been learning all about Dear Zoo. We have made flap books for each of the animals in the story. We have really enjoyed guided reading where we were able to retell the story using finger puppets. We have written about our favourite animals from the Dear Zoo story. We have made some super animal masks. In Maths Makes Sense we have learnt how to share food between the animals equally and Martha was really fantastic at this so she got the maths award this week. Ruby always puts her hand up with ideas and tries her best so she received the courtesy award this week. Austin is always eager and enthusiastic to learn new things so Austin has the good work award this week. Iona has produced some amazing writing this week in her wonderful news book.

Keep up the good work Reception!

Week 2 Spring Term

Children you have all been working so hard. You are trying really hard with your phonics, blending sounds together to read more new words. This week we have made binnoculars for our jungle safari and painted our favourite jungle animals and wow they look amazing! We have been singing and moving to 'Down in the Jungle'- this is one of our favourite songs. We have produced some super writing about our favourite animals, Casey you did brilliantly remembering your sounds and finger spaces so you are our star writer this week. You have all been so polite and well behaved this week, keep up the good work Reception -well 

Week 2 Topic: Autumn

We have had another busy week learning about Autumn. We have looked at Percy the Park Keeper and read the labels for the tools he needs at his park. We have designed and made our own parks. We have had fun in the park role play using torches to find different park animals and been camping in a tent. We have enjoyed making and playing in our bonfire role play area.
It was very difficult to choose children for our awards this week as you have been working so hard.
Courtesy- Frank for being so helpful to everyone this week, Frank has been remembering his manners too, what a polite little boy!
Good work- Nadia for super work in her reading in phonics
Star writer- Lewis for his super list of things you find at a bonfire and for hearing and writing initial sounds.
Maths- Thomas for beautiful numbers

Keep up the hard work everyone!smiley

Week 1 Welcome back after half term everyone!


This week has gone so quickly we have been busy doing lots of fun activities. We have written a spell for Winne the Witch and we had fun adding our own ingredients into her cauldron. We all behaved very well in Mass on Friday, so well done children keep up the good work. I have attached our Autumn term 2 newsletter at the bottom of the page click on it to find out what your child will be learning about this coming half term.
This week our celebration assembly was held on Monday morning with Mr Harrison, this happens if we have a mass on Friday.
Our awards this week:
Courtesy- Oscar for always being polite and helpful to everyone
Maths Makes Sense- Casey for trying so hard with her addition maths stories.
Good Work- Carina for writing her name so beautifully and carefully.
Star writer- Amelia L for her super 'spell 'writing for Winnie the Witch.

Keep up the hard work!!
Miss O'Connor

Wednesday 15th October 2013  Children you have all really enjoyed our last few days learning about fire-fighters, we have looked at the people who help us and looked in detail at fire-fighters. We have read and matched labels and we are trying very hard to sound talk using our robot arms- well done everyone! We all wrote some fantastic captions for 'growth' of things that we could do when we were babies, toddlers and us now.
I hope that you found parents evening informative, I really enjoyed meeting you all and thank you again for all your support.

Enjoy the half term holiday, have fun and see you all when we get back.

Miss O'Connor 

Keeping Healthy 

We have had such a fun time looking at the story of Handa's Surprise, we have enjoyed retelling the story using the puppets. Children you were super at spotting the animals who had taken the fruits. We have been practising our counting by counting fruits into Handa's basket. This week we have been printing using fruit and we all made some repeated patterns which we are looking forward to displaying in our school hall. Mrs Warrener spoke to you all about how to keep healthy and you made a healthy meal with her.
In 'maths makes sense' we have had a fun time learning how to play dominoes and we have made our own double dominoes using paint.

During carpet time this week you have all tried your very best to follow our carpet time rules and you have shown good listening and good looking.

Thank you to all of you who work so hard at home, reading your books, practising your sounds and writing your numbers.

Miss O'Connorsmiley

Week 3 My body!

Children you've had another busy week at school. This week we have had fun reading and retelling the story of 'Funnybones' using pictures. You have made some fantastic skeletons using art straws which we have displayed in our classroom, Frank you got the good work award for making an amazing dog skeleton- very creative Frank. Our courtesy award went to Jessica who is always smiling and helping her friends. Well done to Keira who got our Maths makes sense award this week, she knew the tallest and shortest skeletons . We have drawn around our bodies and written labels.

Enjoy your weekend children,
Miss O'Connor

Week 2 All about me!

What another amazing week, you're all working so hard and we are very proud of you. We have been working hard in phonics practising our sounds and reading words that contain these sounds, we have practised using our sound talk - 'talking as a robot.' We created our own superhereos using our names.

Reading, you continue to work hard at home reading your books and you are using your target cards well to make your reading even better-thank you! Children you have been working so hard with your letter and number formation in your red books, don't forget to sing the 'maths makes sense' songs to help you write your numbers at home.

As we have all worked hard it was tricky to choose this week's assembly awards. This week Eleanor showed us as always she is very polite and helpful. Hannah always works so hard and has enjoyed producing fantastic work in ICT some great pictures Hannah-well done! Martha did some brilliant work in her RE drawing a super picture of when we went to mass, you remembered lots Martha- well done!

Children thank you for your excellent behaviour in mass you all did so well, keep up the good work.

Parents and carers thank you for your continued support

Miss O'Connor smiley

Week 1    Ourselves

WOW! What an amazing first week at school, we have been very busy! We are soo proud of you children you have followed our golden rules very well. This week we all got the courtesy and good work for an amazing start to school life. The star writers this week were Emily and Ruby they both wrote fantastic 'I like' sentences.

Hope you all have a great and fun weekend see you all Monday.

Miss O'Connor