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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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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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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Practicing using Money

This week we are consolidating our learning on money. We are all very confident in knowing which coins are which and now we are applying our knowledge to be able to count money. Some of us had to fill the piggy banks in different ways which was super fun and some of us were given lots of…

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Playing the Glockenspiels

Today in music we learned how to use the Glockenspiels to play a song. We looked at how to play the notes F, E and D. Then we all had to practice playing the notes in the correct order on the correct beat. Once we had become familiar with the notes, we played along to a backing track. The song…

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Investigating Rocks!

Today was the start of our new unit of work in science and we were beginning to look at rocks. We found out there were 3 different types of natural rocks; sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. Then we had to identify the different rocks based on their physical properties. Finally, we did some…

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Fractions of Amounts

Today in maths, we looked at finding fractions of amounts. We used cubes and hoops/chalk to help us. Some of us were finding unit fractions and others were finding non-unit fractions of amounts. It was challenging, but we all persevered and made great progress! 

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Saul becomes Paul

Today in RE, we were learning about the story of Saul. Saul was a man who hated Christians, he wasn't very kind to them and made bad choices. After being blinded by a bright light, Saul was cured and found God. God had changed his heart and Saul started to spread the word of God and was kind.…

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