St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
 
 
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Feast of St Francis - whole school trip to Noah's Ark Zoo 

 
We bring you a flavour of our whole school trip to the zoo to celebrate the Feast of St Francis. The children were a credit to the school and everyone had a wonderful time. One of our reception children wondered if we could visit again the very next day! 

Feast of St Francis ~ Radio Bristol and Billy the Beagle visit 

Emma Britton, from Radio Bristol, visited Year 2 and the School Prayer team to talk about St Francis - the patron saint of animals and ecology, and his love of nature. They featured on her morning breakfast show and enjoyed meeting her pet dog – Billy the Beagle. The children told Emma about their favourite animals and how they were celebrating the school feast day. 

Yr2 Football World Cup Interview on Radio Bristol 

Year 2 featured on Radio Bristol talking about the football world cup. They were interviewed by James Hanson, sharing their knowledge of football and predicting which team would be lifting the trophy! 
 
 
 
Our KS2 singers represented the school so tunefully and with such infectious enthusiasm at a concert in Clevedon. Mrs Baker’s singing group’s performance was outstanding and we thank her for all her work with the children this year.  

 
KS2 Singing Festival 

Nailsea Carnival Winners 

Congratulations to the many Oompa-Loompas, Willy Wonkas and Golden Tickets who turned out for the Nailsea Carnival and achieved first place in their category and overall. They have two magnificent trophies to show for it! 
Farewell Ms Hostein 
Our school family said a fond farewell to Ms Hostein, Head teacher with a mass and reception afterwards. Thanks to all who helped make the occasion special for her. She said afterwards that it was ‘perfect’. 
Ms Hostein received a special award from the bishop for her many years in Catholic education, which was presented to her by the Clifton diocesan director of education. 

Den and Camp Building 

Year 5 joined their Year 1 buddies enjoy a wonderful session problem solving and den building in the sun. 
The children then worked in teams to construct some imaginative and cleverly constructed camps.  
Sandwiches for the homeless 
 
Our Prayer Team and Miss Parry made sandwiches to feed the homeless.  
 
Radio Bristol and BBC local news shared the work they have been doing to help the homeless of Bristol.  
 
They were all amazingly calm about the whole experience and we are very proud of them! 

Great Western Air Ambulance Visit 
 
The children met representatives from the  
the air ambulance service - Charlie Bear was an undoubted hit! 
 
Here are some thoughts from the children afterwards:- 
 
It is very important for us to know about the air ambulance and how fast it is so we know it can come to us speedily if we are in distress. Freddie 
 
The air ambulance cars can get to us at night when the helicopter cannot fly. The bear loves to dab! Luca 

Summer Music Concert 

Our annual Summer Music Concert saw a huge display of talent on show, from drummers to pianists and from groups of singers to bands of flautists.  
 
Thank you, children, for making this such a memorable and special occasion. 

Road Safety Campaign, National Road Safety Week 

During National Road Safety Week, some local officers from Avon and Somerset Police visited the school and talked to all of the children about the dangers of the road and how to cross the road safely. All classes took part in a workshop session around the dangers that are encountered on the road, how to cross the road safely and how to be safe when out and about. 
 
We are also urging parents to take extra care whilst driving past our school; please remember that at drop-off and pick-up times there is a 20mph speed limit in place along Station Road. Our School Council has told us how they think people drive too quickly past our school and have expressed their concern that a child could get knocked down, so please slow down and help keep all of our children safe. 
 
As the children learn about how to keep safe on and near roads, please support them as they put their new knowledge to use. 
 
 
 
 
 
Photos with thanks to North Somerset Times 
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