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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Festival of song

Come and support St Joseph's School choir at two exciting concerts as part of the Festival of song. The choir are singing on Thursday 16th October at 2 venues: St Stephens church at 1:00 and later at Colston Hall foyer at 5:00.

Please visit the links below to find out more about this amazing festival and our part in it.

See you there!

Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A link to some great writing by Emily in Year 5

Emily has written a great recount of a day fishing with her dad. Well done Emily.

Here is the link -

Our Reception children having lunch in school

What wonderful table manners!

year 5 and 6 writing workshop with author Janine Amos

Monday, 22 September 2014

Peace day - refugees

 Yesterday was Peace day.  Today Y5C have been studying refugees.  We built refugee tents to highlight the number of refugees fleeing war and persecution. Refugees are forced to leave their homes behind and travel to a new country, often to set up home at a refugee camp with tents. We also looked at the book 'The Colour of home' where a young boy from Somalia finds it hard being a refugee in Britain.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Locating & evaluating homes around the world

Y5C have been exploring homes around the world as part of their 'No place like home' topic.  We began by matching different homes to descriptions about them.  Afterwards we located these homes on a world map and then evaluated their positives and negatives. 

Exploring and generating words associated with houses

Y5C have been thinking about words associated with houses.  We brainstormed as many words as we could think of and discussed alternative and unfamiliar words. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Angus's 50 mile challenge

Today Angus gave a fantastic presentation on his 50 mile challenge.

During the Summer holidays Angus cycled Bristol to Radstock and back to raise money for St. Peter's Hospice.  St Peter's Hospice is a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. They aim to improve the quality of their living and dying while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.

If you would like to donate go to the following website

Sikhism holiday homework

During the Summer holidays pupils in Y5C undertook a project on Sikhism.  Since then the children have been sharing their learning in class.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Place value

Y5C working on place value in maths lessons

Dictionary skills

Y5C working on dictionary skills.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

There's no place like home

Today Y5C began their project 'There's no place like home'. During the topic the class will be studying homes & houses and about our home (Bristol/UK). We kicked off the project by playing the property game Monopoly. As well as being great fun, the game provided lots of opportunities to improve our maths such as money and calculation skills. We found out the meaning of vocabulary in the game such as auction, rent and tax.