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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Tennis triumph!

Our very own Amber-Louise has reached the National Tennis Finals after competing last weekend in the National qualification rounds.  Amber-Louise, who was representing Lancashire, traveled up to Scotland to compete against teams from all over Great Britain. Her team were fantastic and gained their…

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A Beastly visit

Year 5 and 6 were really lucky to have a visit from the fabulous Jack Meggitt Phillips, the author of  The Beast and the Bethany. This book is Jack's first book and he has just finished the final draft of the follow-up book - Revenge of the Beast. We are looking forward to getting our hands on a…

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Bouncing Brooke takes the top spot.

This half term the whole school has been focusing on their health and fitness during P.E.  One of the components of fitness we have been trying to improve is our leg strength. Here is a picture of our current champion, who can jump over ELEVEN cones from a standing position!  We are hoping there…

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Class Dojo Information

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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Guest Blogger Amber Louise - Lacrosse

Blog written by Amber-Louise

On Monday 18th November, eight pupils from St. Francis went to the Manchester Schools Lacrosse competition. With only two practices I think we did amazing!

Our first game was against Withington Girls School (whole have won for the last two years).  During the…

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Guest Bloggers Dolapo and Sarah - Girls - Let's stay confident!

Blog written by Sarah and Dolapo

On Wednesday 13th November the girls in Year 6 were very lucky to attend a workshop with two ex professional athletes, their names were Jenny and Emily.  Jenny was an Olympic 800m runner and Emily was a 200m Great British runner (I know.... we're lucky…

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Guest Blogger Ginevra - New Age Kurling

Blog written by Ginevra (Year 6)

On Thursday 14th November four girls from Year 6 were selected to go to a Kurling competition at Levenshulme High School.  If you don't know what Kurling is (I didn't) then I can tell you.  There is a target on the floor which both teams need to reach using…

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Y6 Light Investigations

This week, Year 6 have been thinking of ways to show that light travels in straight lines. Last lesson we learnt about how our eyes see things. We observed what happens to our pupils when the light is switched on or off. Ask a Year 6 child why! 

 

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Investigating a Mexican/Mayan diet

In Year 6 we made some food using ingredients that the ancient Mayans used in their cooking (and Mexicans today). We selected the equipment needed and used utensils with care. We also. worked together to follow instructions on recipe cards.

Our great teamwork resulted in some very tasty dishes,…

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Fraction investigation

Year 6 have been working hard at their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. This task put that learning to the test with a great problem from the Nrich website. Have a look at the site for lots of ideas and activities that will really stretch your math's…

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Guest Blogger - Mr Knapper

I used to have the tapes of Roald Dahl and listen to them repeatedly until they didn't work anymore! I think the variety and the strength of the characters Dahl created were the real draw to his books. They always seemed a bit mischievous - whether it was Danny and his father or George and his…

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