St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School Ripon



Spring term 2024


Trip to the Life Centre


What a great day we had visiting the Life Centre in Newcastle. We explored the museum and took part in various workshops and Science show. Well done to all children, you all had amazing questions, thoughts and ideas. 

Brain Zone  - How much does a brain weigh? How do you think? What can trick your brain? All these questions were answered in the Brain Zone. 

Extreme materials workshop -  In this workshop the children were challenged to discover which materials were most suitable for building in the extreme conditions of Antarctica.   The children tested materials for their strength, insulation and absorption properties.

Science show and Making Zone 

The Planetarium - we learnt about different constellations and even took a rocket journey to the moon.   







Class 4 gave a fantastic performance at the Musicathon at Holy Trinity Church on  Friday 23rd February. Everyone did their best and we were really proud of the professional performance that they gave.




Viking Boy

Please find the chapters for Viking Boy to support you at home.


Chapter 1 

Chapter 2 

Chapter 3 

Chapter 4 

Chapter 5 

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7 

Chapter 8 


Forest School



Oh Maya Gods!


 Fantastic fractions

Anti-bullying week

In Class 4 we have been taking part in anti-bullying week. This year, the theme has been 'make some noise' and we have written our own songs to help raise awareness of anti-bullying and how to stamp it out.

Harry Potter day 

What a day we have had! The children did an incredible job dressing up and taking part in our magical day. The children were sorted into houses so they could work and support each other throughout the day. After the sorting hat did it's job, it was time for herbology. The children designed their own plant and what great responses we had: some were evil, some kind and some sounded tasty.


Then we had potions class. The children had everything from, dragon's blood to crushed unicorn horn and super sonic starts to muggle nails. 



What a lovely lunch Mrs Jones made for us, thank you!

Netball training


We had a great netball session yesterday as we had a visitor come in a teach the Year 4s some netball drills and skills. The session ended with a full match which the children loved. There was great teamwork and collaboration throughout the session; well done children.




How different is the UK coastline? 

We have been investigating the process of coastal erosion and how it creates different geographical features along the coast. The children  have been able to identify the features and recreate their own model to show how coastal erosion progresses over time.


Where is Ripon? We have been using our locational knowledge to find Ripon with in the UK. We are able to locate North Yorkshire on a UK map as well as the bordering counties. We have also begun to see how near or far away from the coast we are, ready for our next topic!



Children have been sent home with their Spelling Bee words (an email has gone out explaining this). Remember these words are for this half term and you just have to improve your score by 5 to get your certificate! 

Children also have a bookmark with their year group spellings, these are just ongoing and we will be looking at them in school as well. (Feel free to work on them at home too if you wish!)


Our class text this half term in Harry Potter. Each week a part of the book will be sent home to read. We will put the links out so that children may also listen along with the text .


Chapter 1  

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3 

Chapter 4 

Chapter 5 

Chapter 6 

Chapter 7 

Chapter 8 (slightly different link but the chapter is there after a little summary of chapter 7!)

Chapter 9

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11 

Chapter 12 slightly different link)

Chapter 13 

Chapter 14 


We will be reading the book in school, however we ask the children to keep up with the reading at home. This is really important as it feeds into our writing.

Usually the reading homework will be set on a Thursday ready for the following Tuesday.


We've started our new PE units and all the children have got stuck in and enjoyed the new challenges. 


Summer Term 2023



Class 4 ended the Summer Term with a Tudor workshop and their footprints reward.  We had a great year.



Our DT project has culminated with the children in Class 4 designing, assembling and testing their simple motorised vehicles.  
Congratulations to the children in Class 4 for achieving their footprint reward.    They choose to visit the spa gardens and local park which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Spring Term 2023

Would you know how to make a pulley system to get the lighthouse keeper's sandwiches across the ravine?  This, along with the use of gears, is what the children in class 4 have investigated in their DT lessons.
For World Book Day, the children designed and made a mask to represent their favourite book character.
The children in class 4 have thoroughly enjoyed the Forest School experience - they have been studying Living Things and their Habitats.  Both the children and animals could be found out in all weathers.
Science:  This half term the children have been learning about light.  They have enjoyed making a periscope and Newton's Colour Wheel.
Outdoor Activities: Learning has continued outside the classroom with skipping and a treasure hunt linked to our Wellbeing Day.



Art:  Our Banksy art topic culminated in  a classroom display of Graffiti Tags.