St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
The Prayer team were invited to spend the afternoon with Bishop Declan to talk about the Year of Mission. They travelled to his home in Leigh Woods where they were shown around his house and garden, shared photos of activities they had been doing in school and asked him lots of questions about his role as Bishop. Each class had submitted a question that they would like answered and the interview was recorded so the Bishop's responses could be played back to the whole school in Assembly. The Prayer team felt very honoured to be invited to Bishop Declan's house and enjoyed spending time with him and eating some rather delicious cakes which he had provided!A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School  

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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 

Children, parents and grandparents enjoyed a musical evening last night when children from key stage 1 and 2 shared their musical talents at our Summer Concert. This is an opportunity for children, whether they are just starting their musical journey or further along the road, to perform for a supportive and appreciative audience and it really boosts their confidence. Children played a range of instruments from flute to electric guitar and piano and we even had a drum solo, as well as a choir. Well done to all the children and to all our staff and parents who helped put it together. 

Visit from the Space Dome 

Years 6 and 5 enjoyed a visit from the Space Dome this week. They learned about everything space-related form the movement of the sun across the sky to the lives of the astronauts in the international space stations to the Greek legends surrounding the names of the constellations.  
Here are some of their thoughts:- 
"It was good because Simon explained everything very well and we got a complete view of what it was like to be in space. We learned in a really fun way" 
"It was really interesting learning about all the different stars and I had no idea how many different constellations there were!" 
"It really inspired me and now I want to study the stars when I grow up!" 

Visit from Local Author, Huw Powell 

Local author, Huw Powell, paid a visit to St Francis' School last Friday afternoon to share his work with children and how he became a writer. As well as being an author of adventure books for children, Huw is a competent illustrator and was able to talk and draw at the same time. 
Year 4 couldn't’t praise him enough – here are some of their thoughts: 
‘I loved Huw Powell because it was interesting to find out that he had been brought up and still lives in N Somerset near us. You think of authors being American, not living near by.’ 
‘I like him because he was funny, has good ideas and a good way with words. For example, ‘The lightening ripped across the sky.’ 
‘We think Huw Powell is a really funny person with good drawing skills. He drew a space pirate as we described what we wanted. She was hairy with three arms and rocket legs, wearing high heels and a dress and standing on a hover board.’ 

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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