Our Lady and St Swithin's

Catholic Primary School

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Learning through stories Photos

We learnt the story of Cinderella off by heart and acted it out in class.

As part of our topic about keeping healthy, we read and acted out the story of                              Oliver's Vegetables.

We serached our allotment, just like Oliver to find the vegetables from the story.


We listened to the story about Growing Vegetable Soup.  We discussed the conditions vegetables need to grow and how to look after them.  In response to the book, we made our very own vegetable soup and planted vegetables too,

As part of our keeping healthy topic, we read and learnt off by heart, the story of                        The Little Red Hen.  We used props to help us to remember the story sequence.                        We learnt how to make  bread and the importance of helping your friends if you can.

We acted out the story of The Little Red Hen

Class Archived 2020

A part of our RE and class topic GROWING, we read The Extraordinary Gardener.

We talked about how gardens and outdoor spaces make us feel and the importance of them during our periods of lockdown.

   We talked about how important growing food is to sustain life and how to look after the soil                          and plants, to provide the best conditions for growth.                                                         We learnt about keeping healthy and the importance of vegetables are in our daily diet.

We learnt about the life cycles of frogs, butterflies, chickens and sunflowers.                                      We planted sunflower seeds, which were harvested from giant sunflowers, planted by the previous year group.

Last week we planted a variety of vegetables, which we will look after, watch grow and hopefully get to eat.

We planted a variety of vegetables in pots and vegetable beds.  We will look after soil and plants, to help them to grow into strong healthy vegetables to eat.  We talked about the best time to plant particular vegetables and why.

From observing the children's interest in building structures both inside and out, alongside watching their friendships form in the process, I searched for an appropraite text to share with the class.


What We'll Build, is a beautiful book which explores relationships, the present and future, feelings the children may wish to explore further; as well as celebating the endless potential each child holds.


Please share the following videos with your child, which explore the author and his reasons for writing his beautiful book.

After dismantling the nativity scene and leaving blocks behind in an empty space, the children instantly began to play, making up their own story.  The blocks were arranged into beds of different sizes due to the limited amount of blocks.    When asked if they would extra props they asked for three bears and our new role area was decided upon.

Please listen to the Golilocks and the Threee Bears story at home and ask them about playing in this area.

We acted out the story of Oliver's Vegetables

We diced, sliced, grated and peeled vegetables for our soup, we really enjoyed learning these new skills.

Our Homemade Vegetable Soup was Delicious!

We dug up our home grown potatoes from our compost bin.  We also brought in potatoes from home, to see if we could find the heaviest and lightest potatoes in Liverpool.                        Once we had finished with them, we peeled and sliced them to make real homemade chips.  they were delicious!

We made real chips with our home grown potatoes

As part of our topic about keeping healthy, the children learnt about the importance of their skeleton. They listened to the Funnybones story and danced along to the skeleton dance song. The children also met our class skeleton and drew their own.  Why not listen to the story again with your child and have a little dance too?

 Free e-books

The following site has a range of online books that you can share at home with your child.