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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Welcome to the Bronze Age!

Today in Topic, we moved into the Bronze Age! We learned about how bronze started to replace stone, to make things such as weapons, as it was much stronger! We discovered that bronze is made from mixing copper and tin, and the process they used to do this was called 'smelting'. We then had a…

Continue Reading

Stonehenge

This week in topic, we have been looking at Stonehenge. We went on a 'virtual visit' of Stonehenge and then learned all about it, looking at theories as to what it was used for or why it was built. We then discussed the layout of the stones and why they may be arranged in this way. It was our…

Continue Reading

How do mountains form?

In geography today we were learning all about how mountains form. First we had to understand what tectonic plates were and the different ways they moved - we did this using whipped cream and crackers!

Then we looked at four different types of mountains; dome, volcanic, fold and fault-block. We…

Continue Reading

Bows and Arrows!

Today, we had another experience day in English. We were looking at jobs that stone age people had to do, and we were all very interested in how they had to make weapons in order to protect themselves and catch their food! We had a go at making our own bow and arrows using bamboo and string.…

Continue Reading

Skara Brae!

Today, as part of our topic, we were looking at Skara Brae, which is an archaeological site of a stone age settlement! We learned lots of things about it, such as where it is, how it was discovered, what the insides looked like, and why it was built in a certain way. We then used our amazing…

Continue Reading

Balloon Globes

Today Year 1 made globes using a balloon. We cut and stuck the continents on the balloon and stuck coloured string to show the equator and the different climate zones. 

Have a look at our globes!

Continue Reading

Cave Art

Today in Topic, we travelled back to the Stone Age! We had a look at some cave art and discussed what we could see in the images. Then, we had a try at creating our very own cave paintings. First, we stained our paper using teabags. Then, we practiced using cocktail sticks to paint our…

Continue Reading

Becoming Hunter-Gatherers

Today in Year 3, we traveled back in time to The Stone Age (Mesolithic Period) and imagined we were Hunter-Gatherers. We looked at the threats and assets which existed for the Hunter-Gatherers. We then went on a hunt of the school grounds, to see what assets we could find that would help us to…

Continue Reading

World Rivers

We have been so busy using atlases to locate major rivers in the world. We've used so many skills like: using an index, identifying continents, identifying countries, using an atlas, reading coordinates. We were amazed how many countries some rivers flow through! 

 

Continue Reading

© Copyright 2019–2021 St Francis RC Primary School