St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
 
 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School 
 

Year 6 
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TERM ONE 
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St Francis' School 40th Anniversary 
On October 1st 2019 Bishop Declan visited St Francis' School because we were celebrating our 40th Anniversary. It was also the start of the Month of Mission and Year 6 organised a special Mass which was said by Bishop Declan and con-celebrated by Fr Reg and Fr Tom. Children dressed up in national costumes and read the bidding prayers in different languages to represent the diversity of our school and to remind us that we are called to spread Jesus' love to all nations. We carried coloured flags to the altar to represent the different continents. It was a very successful Mass with some excellent singing and upbeat songs and the hall was filled with excitement, enthusiasm and joy. After Mass some of our class interviewed Bishop Declan about the Month of Mission and he told us that we should share what we have with others and we should spend extra time in prayer. We are very grateful to Bishop Declan for coming to see us and we all enjoyed the special Mass. The memories of this occasion will stay with us for a long time. 
 
TERM TWO 
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Faith in Action Award 
 
The children in Year 6 have started working towards a FAITH IN ACTION AWARD, an award similar to the Duke of Edinburgh award, which encourages young people to live out their faith by serving others. We are the first school in the Diocese to sign up for the award and the children are very excited to be taking part. This term, to put their faith into action, they have made cards for the elderly and donated items to the homeless. They have also been helping with lots of jobs around the school such as sweeping up the leaves and answering the telephones in the office.  
 
TERM THREE 
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We learnt about the dangers at home and in the garden. 
We found out how to cross the road safely. 
Warming up... 
 
Ready to dance..... 
 
 
Lifeskills 
 
On 9th January, Year 6 visited the Create Centre in Bristol to take part in the Lifeskills experience. Lifeskills was full of many realistic scenarios to help teach us about the kind of dangers we may face every day; these scenarios included everything from train stations to everyday dangers at home. 
 
We learned a lot about keeping safe and also had lots of fun. It is surprising how many hazards are around us! We had the opportunity to make a 999 call to report incidents we had seen, including a fire, an unconscious boy and even a knife attack! 
 
We are very grateful to the guides who volunteered to take us round; they were very nice and helpful! 
PE 
 
We have been working with Sharon, a Dance teacher from Nailsea, on a Chinese dance to celebrate Chinese new year.  
 
We have learnt some authentic Chinese moves and listened to some traditional Chinese music. Working in groups, we added our own movements to produce a dance, sometimes using props to add variety and interest. 
 
We performed our dances to the rest of the class and evaluated each others work.  
 
Kerry, another sports coach, has also been working with us, helping us to improve our gymnastics skills. 
 
 
 
Do you know how to make an emergency call? 
When you go shopping remember to check your change carefully! 
 
TERM FOUR 
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Maths Master Class 
 
On Monday 25th February some students and teachers from the Maths department of Clifton High School came to teach us about Tangram shapes and optical illusions. Year 6 learned that tangram pieces can be used to form letters and numbers. We made perspective optical illusions where you look at the shapes one way and it looks like a bunch of random shapes but if you look at it another way it makes one big shape. In our lesson we had to make the letters S, F, C, P, S, Y, 6 - standing for St Francis Catholic Primary School Year 6. We had lots of fun and we worked well together in our groups. 

Term 5 

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Have you ever seen anyone this happy to do the washing up?! 
Another unsuccessful crate stacking attempt! 
All aboard the Katakanu! 
 
We don't normally encourage playing with fire... 
During the last week of term 5, Year 6 went to the Brecon Beacons to visit the Acorn Adventure camp site at Tan Troed. We had a fun-filled and busy week doing many activities, including katakanuing, climbing, high ropes, bushcraft, raft building and more. Not all of these activities were easy! Just in case you thought we weren't busy enough, we even had evening activities to complete as well. The instructors did a great job of organising games, races, sing-songs and even a camp fire so we could toast marshmallows. At one point, some children were toasting multiple marshmallows at the same time and then eating them at once - it was quite messy! We all had a fantastic time on camp and learnt something new about ourselves, whether it was pushing yourself to achieve or realising that you could do something new. A great week with wonderful memories! 
 
Walking across tyres is easy! (Unless you're blindfolded.) 
No children were harmed in the taking of this photo. 
We were incredibly confident that the raft would float... honestly! 
What a week! 
 

TERM SIX 

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Thank you to the Friends of St Francis for decorating the hall so beautifully  
"Shut up and Dance......." 
"Let's get ready to Rumble......." 
 
"Just got paid........." 
End of Year Production - Year 6 has got talent 
This years production took the form of a talent show, based on Britains Got Talent, with a good variety of acts including singing, dancing, magic tricks, tennis skills and a poetry recital. The hall had been beautifully decorated by Miss Parry and the Friends of St Francis, and parents, governors, friends and relatives came along to watch. The atmosphere was amazing and there was lots of cheering, clapping, laughter and smiles as each performer took to the stage. Freddie and Luca took the roles of Ant and Dec and introduced each act. The teachers were the judges and they were amazed by the range of talents that were demonstrated. One of them said that we all deserved the Golden Buzzer! Although we were a bit nervous beforehand by the time we were on the stage we felt so excited and made our parents extremely proud. We all agreed it was one of the best experiences of our lives because it was so much fun. At the end we got presented with our Leavers jumpers and we said Thank you to Miss Parry and everyone who helped.  
 
"We'll meet again........" 
"All in this together......." 
"Eye of the Tiger......." 
 
"YMCA....." 
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