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Friday, 29 February 2008

Leap year assembly

Today my class performed their assembly based on the leap year. I chose this topic because today is 29th February. Although I chose the topic, it was the children who came up with the script and the ideas for acting scenes.
I was really pleased that everyone in the class spoke loudly and clearly and remembered their lines.
Well done Y1/2S!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Big Number Crunch

We have created a new website to give information and help on the 'Big Number Crunch'. To find out more click on the link below.

Welsh teachers vist to meet our 'Successful Learners'

Friday, 15 February 2008

Thank you!

We were joined this morning by Lepra who wanted to say a big thank you to St Joseph’s school for raising a whopping £1275 for their charity. Through the children’s fund raising efforts we have managed to save 60 people from this dreadful disease. Children who raised the most money wore their special Lepra T-shirts.

We also said a big thank you and final farewell to Sue Churchill who was a school cook for several years at St Josephs.

Haikus, Tankas and Cinquains

Some Year 6s have been experimenting with language and have written some really fab poems!

The big bumble bee.
The bee flew through the moonlight
as the sky went on.
Then the sun started to rise
as the moon quietly went down.

By Sam

Winter is here now;
the snow flakes are falling down.
The flakes are so cold,
as cold as a snow mountain.
Winter is the best ever.
By Edward

Just now!
It zoomed past me
The horrible thing called
Death, zoomed past at the speed of sound.
Just now!

By Callum

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Britain since 1948 y5/6

Year 5/6 studied Britain since 1948. They learned a great deal about how the world has changed in the last 50 plus years and discovered the advances in technology over time. Great fun was had listening and dancing to music from the Rock and Roll era of the 1950s. At the end of the topic, the children paraded in a fashion show and performed songs from the different decades. It was enjoyed by all. See some of the work and St Joseph's answer to Jerry Lee Lewis in the photos below.

Y5 & 6 cycle training

Here are some comments from some of those who took part in Bristol City Council cycle proficiency training last month:

It was really fun, but some of it was quite hard. My brakes were really bad and I almost crashed into a van. The road we did it on was not that quiet, and whenever it was my turn to go there was usually a stream of cars coming down or up the road. However, it was worth it in the end!
Becky Dudley, 10

I was really nervous when I started, but it soon got easier and more fun. All the activitys were slightly challenging but all the team in our cycle proficiency got the hang of it and we had a great big laugh every time we were working together! Zoe Boniface, 10

Monday, 11 February 2008

3/4's 'mini' sports day.

Mr Tilmouth and Mrs Bell's literacy groups held a 'mini' sports day today at the School field.

We've started a new unit of work on recount writing and wanted the children to have a stimulus they were directly involved with.

A big thankyou to Mrs Tuohy and Mrs Apperley for joining us this morning.

Mr Tilmouth and Mrs Bell

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Camp 2008

We had a brilliant week on camp at Dean Fields Study Centre.

It was a fun packed week with lots activities such as: Canoeing, climbing, using a zip wire and caving at Clearwell Caves. Here is a selection of a few photos from the week. A DVD of the week should be available soon.

Friday, 8 February 2008


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Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Ash Wednesday

Today is a special day because it is Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent. To mark this occasion we had a special Key stage 1 assembly whilst the Key Stage 2 classes went to church to join in with the parish Mass.
During our assembly, all the key stage 1 children (and teachers) had their foreheads marked with ash by Mr Condon and Mrs Ford. You can still see the mark on mine!
I look forward to hearing what people will be giving up for Lent.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008


My Class have been learning to use descriptive language. We have written about a stange world. Here are some examples:


I am pleased to be able to contribute to this blog. Hopefully, I will be able to post some of the wonderful ICT work that my class has been doing based on a mysterious world.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Year 5/6 Camp

The group left for the Dean Field Study Centre this morning. Mr. Conlon phoned in at midday to say they were all settling in happily!