Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

'Open your mind, open your heart, welcome to success'

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Woolley Woods

Welcome to Woolley Woods!

"I came that they may have life, and have it to the full"

John: 10 10


Here you will be able to see our exciting learning and activities that we get up to throughout the year.

Woolley Woods, Miss Wells, Mrs Knowles, Mrs Ost.


Autumn Term 2021


Our topic this term will be all about The Vikings.


Our Philosophical Question to discuss this half term is:

Do we invade or do we explore?



We are looking forward to this term, seeing where our learning takes us, as we begin to consider transition and change, moving onto Year 6 or even Year 7. 

Autumn Topic Map

Saint Christopher

Each class at St. Patrick’s has a class saint that we learn about throughout the year. We talk about our Saint regularly and encourage the children to learn, talk and ask questions about their Saint. Each Saint has a Feast Day, where we celebrate their lives and what they did in order to become a Saint.

In Wooley Woods, our class saint is Saint Christopher. St. Christopher was a martyr of the Roman empire and is most well-known as the patron saint of travelers. St. Christopher’s feast day is the 25th of August.

Religious Education


At St. Patrick's our day begins and ends with prayer and our mission to be like Jesus is at the forefront of everything we do. We celebrate R.E. in many different ways throughout the year. 

Godly Play is an amazing tool to help enhance the spiritual growth of our children at St Patricks. Over the last few years we have been building up our own set of resources, so that we can deliver Godly Play sessions in class.

Baptism Godly Play

Prayer warriors/ liturgy leaders

Some of our Y5 children have been trained, so that they can deliver liturgical prayer and Godly Play stories to our class and to other classes in KS1 and KS2. 


The Vikings

We had a class Viking Day where we dressed up as Vikings and put all of our learning in to practice. We made Viking bread and had the chance to taste it, it was delicious. We designed, made and painted shields and even had a battle on the yard. 

Learning all about The Vikings

Viking Art and DT

While learning about The Vikings, we have done lots of work across the curriculum. Our drawing module in art was sketching, designing and drawing different Viking artefacts. Our sculpture and material module in art was making shields and Viking long boats, sculpting runestones, baking bread and cord-winding traditional Viking cords. 

Science fun! Properties and changes of materials.

We enjoy our science lessons, our favourite thing to do is carry out experiments/ fair tests, observations and collect our own research. We work in groups to come up with hypotheses and to carry out the experiments fairly, we are also very good at recording our data.

Class Talents

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Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

'Open your mind, open your heart, welcome to success'


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