EYFS Summer Days

What a fantastic last few weeks we have had in school! From sports day races to making and eating our own ice-creams... yum! Sadly, we were unable to have parents at our sports day but we did have an audience from the rest of the school; our children loved competing in the races and having fun. It…

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Worry Monsters

Today in collective worship, our theme was worries. We spoke about some of the worries we may have and how we can deal with them, most of us thought that sharing our worries helps us. We realised that people have always had worries, even back in Jesus' day! Then we watched the story of Mary…

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Called to Serve

In our final topic, we have been looking at inspirational people who have served God. We looked at the life and work of three incredible women: Pauline Jaricot, Sr. Joan O'Callaghan, Annalena Tonelli. We generated questions to find out more about wha these women did to serve God and then…

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A passionate address!

For our final writing project this year, we wrote some passionate speeches! First we looked at Greta Thunberg's speeches on climate change and then adapted the style to write our own speeches on something we felt was important to us. The topics ranged from racism and smoking to animal rights and…

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Golden Time Superstars!

Today in golden time, Keira and Scarlett wanted to do some drawing. They both decided they wanted to make posters to show how amazing our school is! They wrote messages such as 'everyone has a friend here', 'we have loving teachers', and 'you'll have fun everyday'. St Francis really is the…

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Olympic Firsts

This week is sports week and so for our maths lesson, we focused on looking at Olympic firsts. We looked at the beginning of the Olympics and some of the records which were set by the first athletes to compete. We then compared these to the world records we currently have. It was then our turn…

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Learning about Fossils

Today in science we were learning about fossils. We looked at the process of fossilisation, and how fossils only form in sedimentary rocks. We then used clay and plaster to create our very own fossils. We had to press an animal into some clay, and then cover it up with plaster. This…

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Update from Farmer Simon!

Our farmer, Simon, sent us an update about what he has been doing over the last few weeks on his farm in Orkney. We were amazed to see that whilst he had been out on his boat, he managed to see an orca in the water! Simon also sent us this amazing video which shows a diver exploring the caves…

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Building Bridges

We have been learning all about rivers and mountains in our current topic. We spent some time studying the structures of bridges, in particular when they use beams for support, we used this information to create our own bridges.

There were a number of steps:

1. look at different cross…

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Using our gift to help others

Today in RE we were looking at how we can use our gift to help others. We looked at Matthew 7:21 which says " Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." We discussed how this meant we have to…

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Designing Hillforts!

 

Today we started learning about life in the Iron Age! We learned that people started living in hillforts, which were like small towns, to protect themselves from being attacked by enemy tribes! We knew that hillforts had to be well designed to help prevent an attack and also sustain the…

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Christianity in action

We've been learning about the work the Apostles did after Jesus went back to heaven.  Filled with the Holy Spirit, they felt brave and excited to teach people about Jesus and make them followers. These people became known as the early Christians and we as Christians today continue to hold their…

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