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
Year One pupils have been having fun finding out about the Arctic and Antarctic. We know about the many animals that live in the land locked North Pole and the many types of penguins that live in the sea locked South Pole.
Our favourite type Penguin is the Rock Hopper because he never gives up trying. What is your favourite and why?
We learn by experimenting, exploring, testing, digging, team work, messy work, self initiated problem solving fun, fun, fun!
Pole Models with our Buddies
Challenge: Make an Arctic or Antarctic model with your buddy. It must include the animals that live in that habitat, ice, sea and be 3D. You must take ideas from both of you.
Recitals and Subitising
Year one pupils have learnt the story Polar bear, Polar bear What can You Hear and written their own Arctic version.We also learnt a poem called Polar Bear.
In Maths we have used our memory skills to recognise how many dots are there without counting them and recognising tens and units to find a total number.
This term we are looking closely at the diffrences in animals. We have a vet role play area so were delighted to spend some time with these two adorable visitors both of which are now 100% healthy thanks to our Year One super vets!
World Book Day 2018
Can you work out which book our character comes from?
Year One scootered round the school and collected sponsors for our Lent charities
We loved looking at the lambs that were only ten days old. Lambs are mammals and give birth to live young.
Mrs Cataldo brought in her new baby, Luca. We asked questions to find out what Luca had learnt to do already and to find out all the jobs Mrs Cataldo has to do for her new baby son.
Stations of the Cross and Chocolate Easter nests all in one day! We thought hard about Jesus' last days and rejoiced in hisnew life by making chocolate nests with new life eggs.
Year One pupils worked with Year Four pupils to design and make a bridge that was strong enough to hold a chocolate bar.
Which team would build the strongest bridge to win the chocolate bar?
Outdoor Learning with our Buddies.
Collaboration with Reception, Year One, Year Five and a pram!.
Bryony Thomson, author of The Wardrobe Monster, came to talk to KS1 about how she became an author
Bryony read her book and showed us how she created an illustration of a new monster. We all had a go at designing our own monster, perhaps for a future book!
Henry Wakefield spent an afternoon with Year One teaching us about Brunel's life
Brunel had a French father who was also an engineer. He taught Brunel to never give up!
Brunel went to school in France and later moved to London with his family.
The family travelled by horse and carriage but later Brunel invented steam travel and trains were much faster.
Oliver- it was awesome!
Valentina- I can't believe how much I learnt.
Jack- it was such fun, I loved being the main horse!
The children were actively involved and every pupil played a role throughout the interactive afternoon.
SS Great Britain Trip
As part of our Brunel topic, Year One visited the SS Great Britain and Brunel museum. We followed the Captain's Trail to find out more about the ship, explored the dry dock and had a Brunel workshop where we all got to dress up.
Lily H said ' This has been the best day of my life!'
Year One performed a beautiful Pentecost assembly to celebrate the birthday of our church.
I was so very proud of all the children and couldn't help but grin with pride all the way through.
Royal Wedding May 2018
HRH attends a mock wedding at St Francis School. We welcomed Queen Elizabeth to an afternoon of fun where we held a mock wedding and had a very real wedding feast.
Outdoor learning, Origami and the salvage of the SS Great Britain
The SS Great Britain made 47 voyages and travelled to 5 different continents. We travelled around our grounds collecting all the names of the ports and we made an origami boat to float on the pontoon.
Year One children worked in teams they choose to constuct a camp.
Clevedon Food Bank Donation
Year One children made a whole class decission to donate the unused party food from our royal wedding celebration to the Cevedon food bank. A representative came to thank the children for their kindness and to collect the goodies.
Year One children join the whole school in a mimi-marathon.
Here you can see our warm up and fantastic effort, running up to six laps of the school field in Five minutes!
Ponds, Plants and Painting
In term 6 we have been looking at using collage to illustrate The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.
We have also been looking at the art work of Claude Monet, The Waterlily Pond. We have printed our own impression pieces.
We loved pond dipping and looking closely at all the creatures that love to live in our school pond.