We’re proud to announce we’ve become an eCadet school. The eCadets is an award winning programme which trains, empowers and supports a team of pupils to keep their friends safe online.
The programme is run by a team of former police officers and there is also the opportunity for every other child at the school to benefit and get involved through Bubble – the 100% safe social platform which is run and moderated by eCadets HQ and enables children to safely engage with children the same year group age as themselves in complete safety.
If you’d like to know more please visit: https://ecadet.zone or check out their Twitter account: @ecadets
We were absolutely delighted to be crowned Manchester Athletics Champions in a very hard fought contest. Miss Jagger reported that the competition was one of the best that we have ever attended, with every child from every school supporting each other and cheering for each other. She felt it showed the true spirit of sport. Our children agreed!
Admissions Policy 2018-2019 For consultation
The governors are proposing to change the Admission Policy for school in 2018 2019. In accordance with the law, we are giving notice of these changes. If you have any comments, please write a letter to the Chair of Governors by 31st January 2017.
Wow! What a busy start to our school year.
Over the holiday we had part of our roof replaced, which will make our classrooms watertight and warmer in the Winter.
We have welcomed our new Nursery children, who all settled very quickly as a result of the care of our Foundation Stage Team. Mr Bell also became a father during that time and we were so pleased to see Zachary George and his mum and dad when they visited school.
We have also welcomed new staff members, Miss Robinson and Miss Frigerio into our Foundation Stage Team and Miss Worsley, Mrs Egharevba, Miss Thompson and Miss Worsley into our Lunchtime Team. It already feels like they have always been at our school!
Year 4 and 5 have started their swimming lessons and we have already got some children who are happily reaching the expected standard.
Year 5 also took part in Bike Right training with nearly every child in the class achieving their Grade 2 certificates.
Lots of fantastic trips have also taken place –
Reception children went to look at the Monastery.
Year 1 are den building in Lyme Park this week. They had a fairy move into their classroom and we suspect that she might be going on their trip with them!
Year 2 spent a great day exploring Skipton Castle. They even got put in the dungeon!
Year 3 had an extremely interesting day at Knowsley Safari Park. They came back buzzing with excitement.
We have many other great experiences planned for this term.
We had three Speech and Language students join us for a placement and four Trainee Teachers came for a week to prepare them for their block placements later in the term.
Class of 2016
If you missed the Leavers Mass, this is a copy of the video presentation of the Class of 2016. How they have changed! They go on to new schools ready to sprinkle some of the St Francis loveliness wherever they go. Good luck Year 6.
Children from Y1 to Y6 competed in class to win their way through to the school Spelling Bee final as part of various event in Competition Week. The week also included a hotly contested maths competition, a Dance Off , a Poetry Slam, a story writing competition and an art competition.