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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mexcellent project

 Y5C have begun their Mexcellent project, looking at all the great and interesting things to do with Mexico. We began by brainstorming what we already knew about Mexico.

 By Jessica

Monday, 27 April 2015

Well done to Mrs Bell's special table

A reward for great behaviour at lunchtime 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

It's a mystery!

Year Six have been writing the beginnings of mystery stories and demonstrating how creative their imaginations can be.  Here are a couple of extracts:

Ali stood silently, looking at the door.  With a slow creaking sound, it opened.  Taking a deep breath, Ali walked inside.  Behind the old, crooked door was ...

an old, abandoned mansion.  Every step she took, the old house moaned and groaned with her.  Ali turned around and, just as she did, the door shut.  BANG! She ran as fast as she could to the door and tried the handle.  It wouldn't budge! Now she was on a mission... a mission to get home!
            As she walked along the broken floor boards, she thought to herself, "Why? Why do the bad things always happen to me?" Just then, she came to an almighty halt.  Broken glass was shattered and spread out all over the room.  A single beam of moonlight filled the gloomy living room and was beautiful as the glass shimmering in the light.  She walked around the shards.  Every step she took, she felt like someone was following her.

Ali stood silently, looking at the door.  With a slow creaking sound, it opened.  Taking a deep breath, Ali walked inside.  Behind the old, crooked door was ...

He found himself standing in the footsteps of paradise!  He never expected the land lurking behind the wooden door would be this glorious and beautiful.  Curiosity had entered him and he decided to move on.  
As Ali was walking through the wondrous place, he saw the bright sun glimmering above the land; the trees, green as ever, standing tall and proud; the birds singing a lovely tune and the breeze dancing around him.  Until...
The darkness killed the light.  The smooth path started to transform into a rocky and rough path. Mountains, as giants, rose up and fiery flames smothered the hillside.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bristol Primary Schools Swimming Finals!

4 children (Milly, Jake, Nile and Ruby) gave up their Saturday afternoon to represent St Joseph's in the Bristol Primary Schools Swimming Finals today at Horfield Leisure Centre! All of the children swam amazingly well with lots earning personal bests and everyone coming home with a medal! Our relay team came 2nd in the medley relay! Milly came 2nd in the 50m breaststroke and 3rd in the individual medley! All of the children did incredibly well especially as it is the first time St Joseph's have entered the competition and it was great to have support from so many family members on poolside!

Friday, 24 April 2015

Year 3 become potters for the day with Mr Chris (Mrs Darvill's Dad)

Year 3 enjoyed a great day exploring the craft of pottery with Mr Chris (Mrs Darvill's Dad).
All of the children had the chance to make their very own piece of pottery on the pottery wheel with Mr Chris today. First they watched Mr Chris make some pots and explain how it was done and then each of the children worked with Mr Chris individually to create their very own piece of pottery which they'll decorate and be able to bring home later this term.

As well as making a piece on the wheel the children also designed their own imaginary animation character which they then made out of air drying modelling clay. Over the next couple of weeks the children will have chance to paint their characters and use them to create animations in groups.

Year 3 - Learning about Judaism

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Year Six science

Year Six have been learning about how offspring inherit their parents' features and have come up with some interesting new breeds of dogs!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Bible sketching- bringing God's Word alive

Y5C have been illustrating the Easter story on bible pages.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Well done Caitlin

Well done Caitlin for completing all of Year 6 in Mathletics.
Caitlin is now working on the Year 7 curriculum. 

A Twist in Time - A theatre performance for the whole school