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Friday, 17 December 2010

3D Snowflakes

Today there has been snowflakes in the classroom as well as the playground. With snow falling outside, Y45J have been using craft skills and teamwork to create 3D snowflakes. We used a wikihow to help us. If you want to make your own click here.

Mr Condon HimsELF

Sadly the Christmas Disco has been cancelled due to low ticket sales. It is a great shame as Mr Condon had been preparing some new dance moves that he was going to show off and he was even going to dress up as an elf! Here is some footage of one of his practices.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Press Gang

Y4C have been learning about newspapers over last few weeks as part of their 'Press Gang' project. Recently the class have been looking at news events across the school, creating a class newspaper.


Carols in church

Today the whole school and community sang carols in church with some children acting out the nativity. Well done for the hard work and thank you for those who helped organise the event.

-- By Mr Sherwin

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Choir at Cabot circus

On Thursday of last week, the choir were invited to take part in a charity event to raise money for Ronald Macdonald House; a house for the families of ill children. We sang in the balcony area of Cabot Circus in full view of all the shoppers. It can now be revealed that we raised £202.08 during our half hour session of carol singing! This is an amazing amount as the total raised by 12 choirs was £1478. We were also only one of 2 primary choirs, the rest being secondary or adult choirs! So yet again Well Done and Bravo to the choir!!

A Victorian Feast in Y5

Apologies.The Infant Nativity starts at 2.30pm.

That Christmas feeling

There is definitely a Christmas feeling in the air today. The infants have been over to the preschool to watch their wonderful nativity. The singing was great and the audience even joined in with some songs. A big thank you to everyone at preschool for letting us come and watch.
Later the Reception class will be playing some Christmas games on the website, including making a disco dancing santa!

-- By Mr Sherwin

Monday, 13 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Making houses

Y4C finished off their 'no place like home' project by making houses. The children worked in groups to measure, saw, glue, paint, build and decorate a house. They used what they have learnt recently in science to construct a circuit to light up their houses. They also fixed a switch to control the light.

Infant Nativity Performance

On Friday the school enjoyed a brilliant Infant Nativity performance.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Wider opportunities performance

Today pupils and parents were treated to a performance by junior classes that have been learning different instruments. Y4C were playing African drums, Y4/5J were playing ocarinas, Y5P played recorders and Y6B were a rock band! It was a fantastic show. Well done everyone!

-- By Mr Sherwin

Monday, 6 December 2010

Victorian Christmas Cards

Y5P have been learning about Victorians. With Christmas coming up, perhaps you would would like to make some Victorian Christmas cards to give to your loved ones. Watch the clip below to find out how but make sure you ask an adult to help with the pin-pricks!

A Wonderful Victorian Project

What an amazing homework project all about Bristol Zoo!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Sketching the past

Yesterday in Y3M these two lucky children dressed up as a knight and a lady. They acted as artist's models for the rest of the class who drew them in their sketch books.

Dinosaur author

We were lucky today to be visited by author Peter J Davidson. He has written two children's novels about dinosaurs. In a special assembly he talked about how he became an author and showed us some fossils. After school David will be in our new library after school. David will be signing books in the Cribbs Causeway on Saturday.

-- By Mr Sherwin

Nativity scene

The gardening club have created a nativity scene next to the courtyard. Come and have a look!

Advent Mass

Today Father Joy came into school a gave a lovely Advent Mass this morning. The school was joined by members of the community and there was some lovely singing.

-- By Mr Sherwin