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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sports day 2009

Today we held our Sports day. A big well done to all the children who took part in each event (Running, jumping, throwing and skipping. They had a great time and the rain kindly held off!

A big thankyou to all the parents who came along to either help with the running of Sports Day (especially Mrs Tuohy and Mrs Mooney who once again were at the scoring table) or to cheer their children on!

Well done to St. Mark for winning on the day.

Sports Day

Sports Day is on!!!!

Sports Day

We still plan on holding Sports Day this morning BUT will be reviewing the weather at 9am. If postponed, it will be until this afternoon, when weather is supposed to be better. We will kepp you informed on the BLOG.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Year 1 Assembly

Year 1 gave a fantastic assembly today on the subject of being a good neighbour. They spoke confidently and clearly, with some brilliant singing. Well done!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Weapons of Sound

Today I took some KS2 children to Hillfields to a music and recycling workshop.

Firstly we took part in a workshop run by Weapons of Sound; they are a fantastic band that are internationally famous! They play huge big instruments made from recycled materials e.g. gas pipes. Our children joined other local children and together we played a rhythm piece; what fun we had wacking the drums!

Afterwards the children designed an Auditory Garden ; they did this in groups with a small presentation of their ideas at the end. The ideas were wonderful; can you imagine a garden full of sounds and instruments thay you could play, with wind chimes in the trees, xylophones as stepping stones and so much more? Well our children did!

Throughout the children were a credit to the school; keen, interested and polite. Well done everyone, you were a joy to spend the afternoon with.

Mrs Marsh
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Learners Blog

This is a post from the first of our learner bloggers - Sebastian. We hope to see more learners blogging soon.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Floating and sinking

Year 2 have been investigating ways of changing plasticine to make it float this morning. They had some interesting predictions. Do you know how change a plasticine ball to make it float?

By Mr Sherwin

Friday, 19 June 2009

Yaarrr! I'm a Pirate!

In Year 2 we have been imagining ourselves as pirates and have written some great (and quite scary) descriptions. Here is an example of a description from Mrs Ford's class:
My name is pirate Isaac and I have a fierce cutlas. One swipe and you will die. My sharp hook can cut your neak muuhahaha!! My eye patch is so dark you look up to it and you think your in a pich black room. Anuther thing I have is a pointy tricorn hat. You look up to the skull and cross bones and you see the jolly roger. My pet, a one eyed parrot, is anoying becase he repeats evrthing I say. I am quite and ugly pirate to be onist. I also have a peg leg. I can't really balans on it. I cross the 7 seas now and then. I have 7 or 8 pistuls and they are relly yousful to me. My teeth are gold because I don't brush them. My crew sometimes disobay my orders and have to walk the plank! My bulats are kept on my belt. If you see me bewer!
By Ben

Manga Art

This week Year 5 have been exploring Manga Art. They have looked at drawing skills and have began to develop their own Manga characters. These characters are going to be developed further in an animation project. The children have enjoyed being creative and have already produced some fantastic designs.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

All the fun of the fair

Today was the end of the Year 5 & 6 project - The Apprentices. In the project the children studied fairs/fairgrounds and went on to design, make and run stalls at our School Summer fair. The children have worked very hard throughout the design process. They produced prototypes before creating a final product. Mr Terry helped the children to think about budgets and maximising profits.

Following the success of the school Summer festival, another fair was put on today in the school hall. Today an additional £134 was raised.........well done Year 5/6!!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Cycling to school

It's national bike week and we have been asking children to ride to school. It's lovely to see lots of bikes in the new bike racks. Today we had 25 children ride to school and 2 teachers! Will you me cycling to school this week?

By Mr Sherwin

Saturday, 13 June 2009


Today was St Joseph's Summer Festival and what a brilliant day it was!
A big thanks to the PTFA and everyone who helped. Below are some photos of the day and your chance to see Mr Condon in the stocks!!

Friday, 12 June 2009

What makes you happy?

Today reception class gave a brilliant assembly telling us what makes them happy.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Aaaarrgghh! Me Hearties!

Year 2 have started their pirate topic this week. In Y2S the children have been thinking about what it is like to be a pirate. In fact, the children have given themselves pirate names and have now used ICT to help turn themselves into pirates. What a motley crew!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Bristol Cathedral

Today Year 6 went to Bristol Cathedral for an activity fun day, on the theme of moving on. The children participated in four workshops during the day - drama, environment studies, music and art & craft.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Top Trumps

Today in Maths Year 6 investigated Top Trump cards. The children enjoyed playing some games of top trumps and worked on various tasks such as finding the best Top Trumps card to have. The children now have a homework project of producing their own cards.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Maths frog investigation

On Friday Mrs Joseph's Maths group undertook an investigation about two families of frogs who wish to swap sides to the other side of the pond.

The rules were:

  • There are 7 lily pads which the frogs must use to cross the pond.
  • Frogs can only jump to empty lily pads.
  • Frogs can only jump over one other frog at a time.
  • Frogs don't know how to jump backwards!

The children found the investigation very tricky. To see a solution to the investigation click here to see how last years class managed it.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Bouncing investigation

This week year 2 have investigated which balls bounce the highest. The children planned the investigation themselves and measured the results. They then used ict to create a graph to see the results more clearly.

By Mr Sherwin

Monday, 1 June 2009

Y5/6 Art Attack

Here are some photos from earlier in the school year when Y5/6 undertook an Art Attack project. In the project the children explored various media and art skills.


Today we have started our new RE topic of 'choices'. We discussed choices that we make and the reasons for making them. We also talked about what makes a right and a wrong choice and how we know.
How do you know if you are making the right choice?

By Mr Sherwin