Welcome to the St Francis Class page. St Francis' feast day is the 4th October.
On Friday 20th April, in the Reception classes assembly they reminded us that all, whatever we look like or what are talents are make up our community, and all of us are part of God's family.
Letter to parents, 29/9/2017 Macmillan Coffee afternoon and cake sale
Have a look at our photos of our class trips and activities that we have been up to, see if you can spot yourself.
We had a visit from the dental nurses. We learnt all about looking after our teeth. We met Bob the Horse and we helped him to brush his teeth.
As part of out letters and sounds we have been playing phonic games. We have been focusing on CVC words and sound buttons.
As part of Religious Education, it is important for children to be encouraged to develop an awareness, an understanding of and develop a mutual respect for people of another faith. During the week of 16th October 2017, each class studied an aspect of Judaism. The week started off with a talk by a Jewish visitor, Jon Leigh, who spoke to the children about The Torah and Jewish Worship in assembly. He then delivered workshops to different classes in Key Stage Two and the children enjoyed a taster of the Jewish faith. The children had lots of interesting questions to ask and follow-up work was done throughout the week by class teachers. Both staff and children enjoyed studying Judaism and found it interesting to compare the Jewish faith to the Catholic faith, looking at the similarities and differences.
Lent 2017: Big Fish
During Lent, we have reflected on those people around the world who are living in extreme poverty and those that do not have enough money to meet their basic needs, such as food, housing and clothing. On Thursday 30th March, we united as a whole school to turn little fish into big fish by 'scaling up' small fishes. Each class took turns to fill as many fish as they could with silver coins. Year 4 led the way on the fundraising event. In Maths, they were learning about area and perimeter and applied their learning in a practical way too. They each designed their own 'swimming pool' for the playground. One design was chosen and the whole school had to fill as many fish within the area of their swimming pool. The Lighthouse group worked together to count the money. Reception and Year 5 managed to fill the most fish, filling four A3 sized fish each. As a follow-up activity, children were encouraged to use their estimating skills to calculate how much money it would take to fill one fish and how many different ways they could make that total. It was an enjoyable fundraising event all in aid of Cafod.
Our First Nativity
Reception class performed their first Nativity, which told of the story of Jesus' birth. The story was told through drama and song.
STM's Bake Off for MACMILLAN
On Friday 30th September, the school held a Bake Off competition and cake sale in aid of MacMillan Cancer support. The event was part of the 'World's biggest coffee morning' annual fundraising campaign. Each child that entered paid £2.00. Two prizes were awarded for the best looking cake, one from KS1 and one from KS2. After the judging took place, all the cakes were sold off after school and an amazing amount of money was raised, totally approximately £400.00. Thank you to everyone who either made cakes to go on sale, bought cakes or donated to a very worthy charity.
Crowning of Mary
On the last Friday in May, we came together as a whole school to honour Mary, our heavenly Mother. We started our Crowning ceremony with a reading of The Visitation followed by praying a decade of the Rosary altogether outside in the playground. We formed a 'human rosary' in the centre of the playground, consisting of the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be prayers and the rest of the school sat around the outside of the rosary. Each child brought in a flower and processed into the hall to place their flower at the statue of Our Lady's feet. We finished our prayerful celebration with a well-known hymn to Mary called 'Bring flowers of the rarest'. Thank you to everyone for making this a truly prayerful occasion.