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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Advent Henri Matisse style stained glass windows

In Art Y5C explored the work of Henri Matisse.  We looked at Matisse's stained glass windows in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the village of Vence, France.  We decided to create Advent stained glass windows in this style.  The children produced some stunning designs.

McDonalds in Fishponds?

Y5C have been thinking about the proposed McDonalds restaurant which is set to be built on the old Bristol Tile site on Fishponds Road.  We wrote persuasive letters thinking about reasons for and against a McDonalds.

Below are two fantastic letters written by Jessica.

Dear Council Members,
                                        I am writing to complain about your crazy idea to build a McDonalds on Fishponds road.  Surely any right minded person would dismiss this idea.
     Think about all the litter spreading over the city. Can't you see all these fast food areas are making these people fat! Are you not fed up with all these fast food products?
      I mean who on earth will get to sleep on that road with all that noise if it is open 24 hours a day? Does the council care so little?  Schools are nearby so every child will be nagging their parents to go there!  Traffic, congestion and pollution will surround the road and how bad would that be? I've heard that there be an infestation of rats! Please listen to public opinion before it's too late!

Yours sincerely,
                          Jessica V

Dear Council Members, 
                                       I am writing to say how delighted I am about this McDonalds being built in the heart of Fishponds.  You see everyday as I stroll along Fishponds road I always feel a little peckish.  So with a McDonalds there I can just pop in and have a snack and drink!
      Think about all the jobs provided for people.  As it will be open 24 hours a day we can go there any time.  As a busy mum I also work in the night so I can eat somewhere without waking up my children.  Who would disagree to such an amazing idea?
      Think about all the parking spaces you could get with that drive through when McDonalds is built.  Congratulations again for your amazing decision!

Your sincerely,
                        Daisy James

Friday, 28 November 2014

Year 3 Science Day Investigations

Year 3 carried out an investigation to see which material would be best at protecting an egg if it was dropped whilst attached to a parachute.

Here they are in action carrying out their tests on the eggs!

Chaplaincy event at Clifton Cathedral

Thursday, 27 November 2014

St Brendan's students coaching Year in Tag Rugby

Year 1 Science Day

Here are some more pictures from Year 1. As well as making musical instruments, we spent the day racing cars down different length ramps and looking at bridges. It's been an exciting day!

Year 1 making musical instruments

Year 2 'Egg parachute challenge' and 'Bridge the gap' challenge.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Blubber gloves in Year 4!

Year 4 were thinking about how animals living in cold habitats have thick layers of blubber under their skin. We tested this with liquid fat to make a blubbery 'paw'. 

Year 1 Topic Presentation