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  


Inter-School Football Tournament ~ Pupil Report 

On 18 June, a team of Year 5 and 6 children from St. Francis’ went to Wraxall Primary School to take part in a local football tournament. There were six teams in total from the local area – St. Francis’, Wraxall, Court-de-Wyke, Golden Valley, Kingshill and Backwell Juniors. The teams were put into two groups and the winners of each group would meet each other in the final. Whilst we did our best to think positively, we were a little worried that we had been placed in the group for larger schools because we are considerably smaller! 
Our first match was against Backwell. The highlight of the match was when Benji made a break down the line, crossed the ball and Will finished it off. We then scored another and won the match 2 – 0. Our second match was against Golden Valley and we won that one 2 – 1. 
That meant we had topped our group and were in the final against Court-de-Wyke. It was a tough game but we managed to win 1 – 0! Everyone on the team did an excellent job and we are very proud of our trophy. 

Mini Marathon 2018 

The children worked hard in our sponosored 'Mini Marathon' raising money for the NSPCC. All of St Francis had a fantastic afternoon cheering eachother on and running as many laps as they could as a class in 8 minutes. The children worked together in a whole school, fun warm up and also motivated one another, when children were tired and struggling. Well done to all of the children for giving it a good go and doing an amazing job for such a good cause. 

Year 5 Rugby Tournament 2018 

The children had a fantastic morning playing Tag Rugby against Golden Valley and Kingshill. The morning consisted of training and learning the basic tag rugby skills followed by playing 4 games each. The children showed fantastic teamwork skills, they cheered for one another and helped each other to develop their skills, playing to each others strengths. Year 5 also had the opportunity to gain an understanding on what it takes to be good sportsmen and women making sure they ended the game by shaking hands. 
'I learnt that I shouldn't pass but run and that you have to work together as a team to help each other' - Benji 
'I learnt the rules of tag rugby'- Hamish 
'I learnt that even if you don't win you still get a warm feeling inside of feeling proud' - Jamie Ann 

Sports Leaders 
We are very excited to introduce our team of proud and enthusiastic School Sports’ Leaders.  
Being a Sports Leaders provides children with the responsibility and opportunity to showcase their sports and leadership skills and encourage others to get involved. 
They come up with lots of new ideas, help to sort equipment and organise events and activities. 

2018 Years 1 and 2 Multi-skills Festival 

Well done to all the year 1 and 2 children who participated in the Nailsea Multi-skills festival. They worked hard, behaved impeccably and showed off some very impressive sporting prowess! 
They were all very proud of their medals as you can see. 

2017 Years 4 and 5 Inter-school Dodgeball Competition Winners 

Year 4 and Year 5 pupils won 13/13 games in a recent Dodgeball competition hosted by Backwell Junior School. Five teams competed against each other but the St Francis' Dodgeball team were undefeated and won the dodgeball cup. 
Schools' Games Mark World 5000m Challenge 
All children took part in an intra-house 5000m relay run as we are entering the World 5000m Challenge. This is a competition that has taken place all over the world during the past week and our results will be uploaded to the international database to see how we rank! Each child ran between 200m and 400m as part of a team effort to achieve the fastest time. Congratulations went to our house team to St Mary's for coming in first with a time of 14:48. 

Sports After School Clubs 

Below are the forms needed to be completed if you wish your child to take part in after school sports clubs in Terms 1 and 2.  
Wednesdays, after school 
Thursdays, after school 
Thursdays, after school 
Please collect your child promptly at 4.20 pm 
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