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What parents can expect from the St. Francis Teaching Team in the coming weeks.


As always, the staff at St. Francis will work as a team to support and guide your child’s learning.

This will be a different way of working for us all.


We will use Class Dojo to keep in touch about…

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Instruction time!

We have been reading The Incredible Book eating Boy in English and in science we have been learning all about the digestive system. Tomorrow we will be writing a set of instructions but first we had to make our sandwiches. It wasn't as easy as it sounds though, we had to learn about imperative…

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Conductor or insulator?

We,be had loads of fun investigations which materials conduct electricity and which ones do not. We learnt metals are great conductors. We were surprised by pipe cleaners which conduct electricity eventhough we thought they didn't because they had metal on the inside! 

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Art Gallery Visit

We had a fantastic time visiting the central library and Manchester Art Gallery to take part in some history and art workshops about the Greeks. 

We were lucky enough to learn about different Greek gods and goddesses and creat our own modern day god, we made top trump cards for different gods,…

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Diwali: the festival of light.

In Year 5, we enjoyed a variety of activities to understand and celebrate Diwali: creating scratch pad art work with rangoli patterns and symbols linked to Diwali; making our own diyas out of clay and using stop-start animation software on the iPads to re-tell the story of Rama and…

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We have been reading the book 'Escape Pompeii' and have loved learning all about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, writing stories and researching facts to write non-chronological reports. As one of our final activities, we had to create our own sketch about the eruption. We had to write the script,…

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