St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Psalm 133.1

What do we need to help us grow? LKS2 Autumn

As we come towards the end of this autumn term, it’s important that  we reflect on what the children have learnt. Our wonderful children in LKS2 have been investigating the Vincentian value ‘We believe in practical hands-on hard work and we learn from our mistakes.’ They have answered the question ‘what do we need to help us grow?’ We hoped this would give them a better sense of who they are and what they need to do to be the people they want to be.

They began by looking at how our faith helps us to grow. The children investigated the life of St Vincent and how our values encourage our spiritual and personal growth.

The children then also looked at how our rights help our growth and they looked closely at the United Nations convention of the child and how we both have rights and responsibilities which must be respected. The children then compared these rights to James from Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant peach to see how he is treated and they investigated how this may affect him and looked at his emotional and social development across the book.

The children had studied all about the personal and social developments that are needed to help us flourish, how we can support others to grow safely and then investigated what we need to survive and thrive in our own bodies. They investigated the key elements of survival and what we need to survive, they also investigated different animals and their habitats.

The children also went on an invertebrate hunt to find these animals.

Exploring the outdoors further, the children were fascinated by the different parts of plants, how they grow and the different life cycles they experience. They also looked at the water cycle and how this process is an essential part of our survival and the growth of animals and plants alike. This process is an essential part of our survival and the growth of animals and plants alike.

Finally, the children looked at how James has grown over the course of the book, how we grow and they took on his role to gauge how he felt at the beginning and end of the book.

Please look below for the children’s take on what they have learnt about how we grow.

Thank you for you continued support, we wish you a happy and Holy Christmas


LKS2 Team

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