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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Beverley Naidoo

Author Visit Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to enjoy an author visit from Beverley Naidoo, the author of the book 'Journey to Jo'burg', which is studied in Year 5. All children in Year 5 and 6 engaged so well with this book and all of the issues surrounding South Africa during apartheid. Beverley…

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Fun Cross Country Run

We had a great morning at Whythenshawe Athletics Track taking part in a fun cross country run.  The children from St. Francis were exhausted by the end of the event but loved every second.

 

Sienna even won a bronze medal for coming 3rd place in the girls category.

 

Well done Justin,…

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Art and design with clay in Year 6

Year 6 designed and created Ancient Mayan deities (Gods) and Mayan structures, such as Chichen Itza, out of clay, which linked to their topic 'Hola Mexico!'

 

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