Saturday, 30 January 2010
Below you can also see some boys recreating a famous scene from the 1966 World Cup final after Will had made a World Cup trophy to go with his poster.
Friday, 29 January 2010
After performing their class assembly, Mr Sherwin's class have been busy counting the money raised so far. We will announce the total raised next week.
And don't forget that there is a cake sale today after school with all funds going towarda Haiti.
-- By Mr Sherwin
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Here is a letter written by Mr Sherwin's class:
Dear Parents, Carers and Children of St Joseph’s.
On Friday, 29th January at 9.15am, Mr Sherwin’s class is having it’s class assembly about the Haiti disaster. Parents and carers are welcome to join us for the assembly.
The school is trying to raise as much money as possible to send to Haiti. The children have come up with some great ideas to raise some money.
On Friday there will be collection buckets by the hall doors before and after assembly for donations, so please bring any loose change that you may have around the house.
Also, the cookery club will be making cakes for a cake sale that will take place after school on Friday in the hall. If you would like to help by bringing in some cakes, please do so. 50p per bag.
Children may come to school on Friday in non-uniform for a donation.
Also, each child in the school will be given a picture of a house. We would like the children to write a prayer and perhaps and decorate it. On Friday we will stick these houses onto a large map of Haiti to represent re-building Haiti.
We hope you can come and join us in raising money for Haiti.
Mr Sherwin’s Class
In Mr Sherwin's class we have been investigating water resistance. The children have been coming up with lots of ways of making the investigation fair by keeping things the same.
-- By Mr Sherwin
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
They were set the following question:
What numbers go exactly (with no remainders) into the following years/numbers
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969?
Some of the factors found for 1960 were: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 20, 28, 35, 40, 49, 56, 70, 98, 140, 196, 245, 280, 392, 490, 980, 1960
The children were then asked to use their maths skills to work out which of the years in the sixties were leap years.
Monday, 25 January 2010
In London, hundreds of people caused a riot protesting about the Vietnam war. First the people held up signs and shouted but it soon became violent. 170 police got hurt and only 45 protesters were.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
St. Joseph's Team A went through to fence Dr.Bells Team B. We did really well and won through to the final against Dr.Bells A team!!!!!!!!
It was victory to St.Joe's winning 45 - 27. We all had a really good time and enjoyed ourselves.
Everybody received medals for taking part, including Gold for the A Team and a fabulous trophy to keep for a year.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Mrs. Mantle's Class presented a great assembly this afternoon, thinking about the theme of syaing plaese and thank you. They told the story of the leper saying thank you to Jesus after being healed. The story as if it were a TV News report! I really enjoyed it.
Cara - Neater handwriting. And remembering capital letters and full stops.
Harry - Capital letters and better sentence openers.
Connor - Listen to others so you can magpie their ideas (if they are reading it.
Anisa - Capital letters
Charlotte - Exciting wow words, commas and question marks.
Bethany - Using so and because in sentences.
Andre - Write numbers around the right way
Hannah - Practice number bonds to 20
Oliver - Work out the answer without using fingers.
I was very impressed!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
In year 1 today the children have been describing a picture. They had to work hard to think about what to write. Here is some of the children's work. What do you think?
'The trees are bare with no leaves. The house is giant, the house has got lots of windows. The bushes are bare and ugly. The snow covers the grass. The roof is covered with snow.
A big house. Big trees, lots of snow, lovely, fluffy clouds.
There is clouds like sheep. There is a big house. There are tress which are bare. There is a window.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Today year 1 have had a great opportunity to collaborate with older children. The whole school were joined together in a competition to make the best snow sculpture. Year 1 were joined with Mr Conlon's class in groups of 6. We had all sorts of sculptures from boats to snowmen. The children had to work together and listen to ideas and suggestions. The older children helped and looked after the younger children. Later on the children had the chance to create snow pictures and describe the snow. Year 1 have had a really fun day!
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
UNLESS CONDITIONS ARE VERY POOR, WE WILL OPEN - ALL DAY!
We will open if enough staff are able to get to school and we are able to provide at least adequate supervision. Hopefully it will be a normal day of learning.
If conditions are poor, as parents you will need to decide whether conditions are safe for you to bring your children to school.
In the unlikely case we are forced to close, an announcement will be made on the BLOG by 7.45am. Radio Bristol will also be notified through Bristol City Council.
I hope to see you all tomorrow!
Monday, 11 January 2010
The later years are reinacting a pivotal moment in history. Decades ago, black people were not allowed to sit next to white people on buses. A black lady called Rosa refused to move from a seat desingated for white people. This was a brave action that changed the world. The children are imagining they are different people sitting on the bus. How did they feel? What would we do today if we were witness to injustice?
Design a toy in the special challenge
Footsteps in the snow? Go to the maths challenge
Fictional Farewells - literacy challenges
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
White blanket of snow covering
Roads, fields and roof tops
Sometimes snow makes people laugh
Sometimes it makes people cry
Especially if they get a snowball in the eye!
by Thomas C
Snow sweet Snow
Snow like sugar, Snow like ice.
Snow is fun and snow is nice.
Snowflakes falling to the ground,
Where the snow lies soft and sound.
Untouched, fluffy, smooth and cold,
Changing colour as it gets old.
Melting quickly, ready to disappear,
Hard and slippery, BE CAREFUL HERE!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Whilst concerns remain about travelling to school in snowy and icy conditions the fact is these conditions are forecast to continue and we must strive to resume normal service in our schools (whilst ensuring our children are safe).
We at St Josephs therefore plan to open the school as normal tomorrow (and we understand that some children may be late coming into school), and maintain normal service next week – even if these difficult conditions continue.
Again thanks for your understanding and PLEASE TAKE CARE TRAVELLING!
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
I know I said the announcement would not be until 8am, but in view of the outlook for tonight (it's already very cold) and the likelihood of very icy conditions on the roads and especially the pavements, we have decided not to open the school tomorrow/today (Thursday 7th January).
As you all know, we close the school as a last resort. With the potential for icy conditions and even more snow over the weekend, we will make every effort to get back to normal quickly.
A big thank you for all your support and especially to staff and volunteers who helped keep the school open today.
I am sorry for all the inconvenience this closure may cause.
Best wishes and stay safe.
PS - keep an eye on the BLOG for updates about Friday
Of course all the children got outside and enjoyed making snowmen and having snowball fights. As Headteacher I really enjoyed this when the infants attacked me with lots of snowballs!
As you all know St. Joseph’s is one of the few schools in Bristol open today.
However with temperatures potentially dropping this afternoon and travelling conditions worsening, we will be closing at lunchtime.
We would ask all parents and carers to collect their children at midday. Children with packed lunches can stay a bit longer to have their lunch but we are unable to provide hot school dinners.
The forecast is temperatures dropping significantly overnight. This will have an impact on travelling conditions and potentially on the schools ability to open.
Any announcements regarding school closure will be put on the school BLOG and passed on to Radio Bristol. A decision about closure will be made around 8am, so that all factors can be taken under consideration.
Again, thanks for your cooperation and take care travelling.
However, we are severely understaffed and will need to review the situation later in the morning (although we will try to avoid it, we may need to close early).
Please check the school BLOG or phone the school office for updates later in the morning.
Plesae keep checking the BLOG for updates later in the day, as more snow is forecast for later in the day.
All the best and take care.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Alya - using exclamation marks and joined handwriting
Evie - neater handwring and using exclamation marks
Mikenagh - begin joining handwriting and using commas and question marks
Megan - use more connectives like 'but'
Jerrin - join handwriting and use adjectives, adverbs and commas!
Well done to all the children for knowing how to improve.
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