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Friday, 26 September 2008

Our trip to post our letters

Today, we had lots of fun walking to the post office to buy some stamps so that we could post our letters home. We were really sensible walking to and from thew post office and some people who saw us were very impressed with our behaviour. When we got back to school, we watched a video showing us what will happen to our letters next.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Year 5 Science

Today year 5 looked at materials and investigated which materials let light pass through them. The children had fun with the investigation and enjoyed looking at the materials more closely using microscopes and magnifying glasses.

Year 2 Healthy Picnic

Yesterday morning Year 2 went down to the field for a picnic. The children all brought a healthy packed lunch with them to eat and we played some games and did some exercise. Luckily the sun came out just as we started our lunch.

The fun continued in the afternoon as we did 3 interesting activities. We learnt skills, such as grating, to help us design and make fruit faces. We also did a taste test to see if we could taste sweet, sour, bitter and salty. And we made a healthy meal out of plasticine. It was a very exhausting day!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Y5/6 visit to WW2 Experience, Swindon

Today Year 5 & 6 went to Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon.

Here we experienced what it was like for children who were evacuated in the Second World War. We also looked at how families were affected by the war and how it was important to 'make do and mend' in wartime shortages. It was a fantastic fact filled day!

Friday, 19 September 2008

Y5/6J Peace Day Assembly

Today Y5/6J gave an assembly to mark International Peace Day. The class produced some inspiring prayers and poems on the subject of peace. Below is some footage of their performance which the class created with Mrs Workman.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

The face of Y5/6C

We have been thinking about ourselves in RE. We are all different with many talents and qualities to offer. This picture was created by the children cutting up photos of themselves and then sticking them together to create one face.

A tasty investigation

This week year 2 learnt about what happens to materials when they are heated and cooled. In a very tasty investigation we heated up some chocolate, butter, syrup and cornflakes and made crispy cakes. It was great to hear the children using lots scientific vocabulary. Mmmmmm yum.

Friday, 12 September 2008

My classroom

At the end of the last school year I received a present from Liam M in my class (Y5/6C). This present was a CD which contained a 3D design of my classroom using Googlesketchup. The design is so good that it needed to be shared on the school blog. The attention to detail is incredible. Below is a selection of photos taken of the 3D design.

Brilliant work Liam!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Year 5/6's Learning Grows!

Over the last week and a half the whole school has been talking about LEARNING. The children have been exploring what it takes to be a Successful Learning and what they need to do to be more successful. Year 5/6 have created this amazing model showing which allows them to develop their learning further.
A focus for the whole school this term is 'reviewing and improving our learning'. What a great start!!!!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Year 3/4 go with the flow

Year 3/4 gathered in the playground this afternoon to witness how water flows and creates its own path.

It was a good start to our new topic on 'Rivers'.

Success in learning

Today in Y2S we were discussing what it really takes to be a successful learner. The children came up with some great ideas. In numeracy the children demonstrated that they are successful learners by understanding what they were learning about and working with other learners. Well done class!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Ready for a challenge?

New challenges are now available for this term on our website:

There are lots of prizes to be won. Give your entries to your class teacher or myself -Mr Conlon.
Please include your name and class. Closing date is Thursday 23rd October 2008. Good luck!

Special challenge - Around the world
(Geography/Art challenge)

Take on the science soup can derby challenge!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008


Welcome back to St. Joseph's everybody. All the children and staff seemed happy working in their new classes.

This afternoon we had a start of term assembly where I talked to the the school about how were are all different and special and that's why God loves us all!!

It was great to see the whole school together after our break.