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Monday, 30 September 2013

Reception in the Computer Room

Sharing home learning projects in Year 4

Creation Art in Year 5

Foodbank Assembly

St Joseph's welcomes back Andy from Foodbank.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Holiday homework

Since the summer holidays children in Y5C have been presenting their holiday homework.  Their task was to find something out about the history of Fishponds or Bristol of their choice. We have had lots of interesting projects.  Nathan told us about the Britannia air crash in Downend, Shaan spoke about the old Lido swimming pool in Fishponds and Poppy made a model of the Clifton Suspension bridge.

Talia giving a PowerPoint presentation on the history of Fishponds.

 Today Maya gave a presentation on the history of Bristol's chocolate factories.  She even had Fry's and Elizabeth Shaw chocolates to give to the class!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Looking at wars since World War 2

Last Saturday the 21st September was International Peace day.  Y5C have been looking at the location of wars since WW2.

'Most of the wars since WW2 have taken place in Africa and Asia.  This is probably because they are poor and/or led by a dictator'. By George

We focused on the Falklands War and thought about how we could prevent wars in the future.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Working on place value

Year 5 working on place value in Maths

Friday, 13 September 2013

Look how much Connor's writing has improved!

June 2013
September 2013
Well done Connor!

Start of New Year Mass 2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Singing Again!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013


This week Y5C started their topic 'Back to the future'. In this topic we will be looking at the past and thinking about what the future may hold.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Over the Hills part 4 - A recount of the Bristol to Colwyn Bay bike ride, July 2013

Day 4 – There and Back Again
The day started in the worst possible way – with the wind hammering the rain into the side of the tent. This was the last day of the ride and the forecast was mixed. If we got soaked, we would have to pack our wet kit into the van, as we were going home the next day.
Lazily, and hoping to avoid the inevitable, we stayed in bed until late. The previous evening we had planned the route for the last day. I had wanted to cycle into Snowdonia for the final leg, but the rest of the team wanted to follow the Sustrans route up the west coast and along the north coast to our destination. The coastal route was longer but flatter and followed many off road tracks. It would also take in many impressive sights along the coast and be much safer, as we would be avoiding the majority of the busy ‘A’ roads. Obviously, I lost the vote - but that was no bad thing. We would have the wind behind us up the coast and spend many miles off road on the Sustrans routes.
Jonny, Tom and I prepared to ride off in the rain, with Fabian and Liam breaking camp. Surprisingly, though, the rain stopped and we started our journey dry and relieved. We followed the coast up to Porthmadog and then joined Liam on a main road on the west side of Snowdonia. The roads up until this point had been busy and so stressful, but we joined a great off road trail that took us all the way to Caernarfon. The sun was now shining and the wind was behind us. We sped towards our lunchtime destination, chatting and pleased with our choice of route.

We arrived at Caernarfon which was soaked in sunshine. The castle looked magnificent and we stopped at the bridge, taking photographs with Anglesey Island in the background. We rested and enjoyed lunch together at a pub which sat at the foot of the castle and basked in the relaxing warmth. Unfortunately, we may have relaxed a bit too much and starting again was difficult.
After a while, though, we built up momentum again and started making progress towards Bangor. The view continued to unfold as we met Bangor and caught our first view across the north coast of Wales. What a wonderful day! What had started as grim and depressing was now anything but. We travelled onto the north coast and continued using Sustrans's great off-road routes.
We passed along the north coast with Snowdonia looming to our left but had to stop as I was suffering from back pains. After a brief rest, I felt much better and we continued the last stretch through the beautiful town of Conwy and on to our eventual destination of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, a mile or so away from Colwyn Bay.
Fab greeted us at the campsite with a celebratory drink and we sat exhausted in a large field surrounded by happy campers. We were exhausted but quietly proud of what we had achieved: 250 miles through the constantly changing Welsh landscape, battling through wind and rain and meeting the challenge together as a team.
Later we ventured into the quiet town and celebrated with a pizza. Tomorrow we would begin the long journey home, but this time we would be driving!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Just Giving site created for Mr Condon's Wales Charity Bike Ride

After a parent request I have created a Just Giving site for those who would like to donate online. The site can be found on . Day 4 of my diary should be online tomorrow. I can't wait to see you all on Wednesday.

Mr Condon