We had a great Poetry Slam, with every KS1 and 2 class learning and performing poetry for each other.
The Slam opened with a very atmospheric and moving performance of Iron and The Soldier by Y4. Then Year 1 shared a poem about aliens that they had written themselves. What talented children.
Year 5 performed I am old Father William by Lewis Carroll and Year 3 were excited to note that they were studying Alice in Wonderland by Carroll too.
Y2 not only performed a poem called He used to be a pirate, but also showed us some pirate dances that they had created.
Year 3 shared a lovely poem called Aim High, which Miss Collins said showed our school values in action. It certainly did.
Finally, Year 6 had created a fantastic, active and funny performance of Turkeys aren’t just for Christmas by Benjamin Zephaniah.
It was wonderful to see every child enjoying listening to and performing poetry.
Just before Christmas we had a crack news team look at all the sport on offer at St Francis. This is a brief edit of their extensive study of sporting excellence and fun.
St Francis Sports 2017-18
Year 1 had great fun creating boggarts on the trees outside. They used clay and natural items such as leaves and sticks.
Year 6 had the amazing opportunity to help create an opera based on the story of Orpheus in the Underworld with composers and musicians from the world famous Royal Northern College of Music. There were four schools involved, who each took a scene from the story and put together the music and action. The final opera was performed on the stage at the RNCM with a full orchestra and real opera singers. It was a wonderful performance from all the children and it great to see how many parents and staff went to support our children.
For more information and photos of this project please click here.
Our 2015 Year 6 also took part in this project and created an opera called After the Storm. Follow this link to see their photos and video.
Our Year 5 and 6 children have being collecting items of food for a reverse advent calendar…they have filled the calendar rather than taking things out! They decided to do this for Cornerstones, a local charity that support the homeless. A lovely, kind gesture that shows our school values in action. Thanks to Mr Connolly for organising it.
Foundation Stage performed their Nativity play for the rest of the school this afternoon. It was excellent, with lots of singing and dancing. The story of Christmas shone through and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. We hope the parents enjoy it this afternoon. If you or your family missed it there is a video here https://vimeo.com/248042587