St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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Summer Term l 2019

Another fabulous half term I can’t believe how fast this year is going! The children have really enjoyed our topic all about growing based around our Class Novel ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, we explored the book using lots of different mediums, role playing, story mapping, painting and creating.


The children enjoyed growing their very own mustard seed heads and using their very own on delicious egg sandwiches which we all ate, they were yummy! The children also have been learning in great depth about what a seed needs to grow by growing their own bean they could see what a root actually looks like.



Phonics and Reading

We have had an enormous push in our phonics and reading with all the children this half term. The effort the children have put in has been amazing and this is now showing through their independent reading and writing. Well done everyone.

What an amazing half term it has been. Looking forward to sharing our final half term of the year with you all.

2019 Spring ll Term News  

Well what an exciting half term we have had, with a super parents day, celebrating all the children hard work and successes so far this year, the children should be very proud of themselves.

Reception Assembly

We Celebrated St Patricks day on 15th March with our class assemble, the children were amazing speaking confidently in front of a lot of people, singing and dancing as well as showing of their more creative talents with paintings and superb acting skills. The children worked extremely hard. A big thank you too all that attended the children are really encouraged by your presence.


World Book Day

This year with the theme being Bedtime Stories, the whole school were encouraged to come in with their Pyjamas on, including all the staff!! and to bring with them their favourite bedtime story. All the money raised will be going to our wonderful school library and Reading book scheme.

What an amazing half term it has been. Looking forward to sharing the next half term with you all and enjoying the spring weather.

Spring Term l 2019

We have had an amazing start to the New Year in Reception Class, talking about our goals for the New Year and what we can do for others and ourselves. 


We Celebrated the Epiphany with a lovely Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and had a wonderful treat in the shape of Sparky Marks Magic an entertainer with a difference, the children enjoyed it very much.

The Gruffalo

Our class novel ‘The Gruffalo’ provided a fabulous stimulus for the children to explore using all their senses, role play, music, dance and craft all of which, has helped develop their language and communication skills, as well as their writing and reading capabilities.

Road Safety 

We learnt the importance of crossing the Road safely and the Green Cross Code with the Road Safety Team that spent two days in school delivering vital messages and training throughout all the year groups.                                 

What a wonderful half term it has been!

Autumn Term ll 2018

Well what a busy and exciting half term we have had. The children have been very busy in all areas, especially within their writing and number work as well as within their phonics. Our class Novel ‘Room on the Broom’ provided much inspiration for the children to explore all areas and our Reading mornings have proved a lovely opportunity for the children to share their reading with you all. Reading mornings will continue in the spring term. Thank you for your continued support.

Pantomime Visit – Beauty & the Beast

We had a fabulous time on our educational visit to the Carriageworks theatre in Leeds to see the Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast! The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and everyone was very well behaved and sensible, the children were a credit to the school.

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Christmas and Our Nativity Performance

Our journey towards Christmas was full of fun-packed learning, we made advent wreaths, Christingles. We created beautiful tree decorations and even had a visit from the special man himself who delivered some early class Christmas presents.


The highlight of our half term would have to be our wonderful Reception and Nursery performance on the last day of term. Retelling the story of the Nativity in our own unique way. The children should all be extremely proud of themselves, they performed with great confidence and with such beautiful joyous singing. All the rehearsals paid off and I was absolutely delighted with every child’s effort and standard of performance. Thank you to all relatives that came to support this, it really makes it special for the children and for us all.

Wishing you and all your family a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year to you all.

2018 Autumn l Term

We have had a great start to the year, everyone has settled in very well and are enjoying all the opportunities Reception class offers. The children are doing very well with learning all the new routines, staying all day and having their lunch in the hall with the rest of the school, as well as attending school mass in Church and of course the weekly assemblies in the school hall. They have all really impressed me with their grown up attitudes.                      

The Rainbow Fish

We have been doing lots of learning based around our class novel, The Rainbow Fish, learning about relationships and how we share and care for each other in class and at home. Our Pirate Ship Role play area has been a big hit especially walking the plank and finding treasure using their own treasure maps.


I am extremely proud of how the children have adapted very quickly to staying the full day in school. The new routine of Lunch time has been embraced and the children are choosing and enjoying the lovely dinners that are on offer including extra healthy choices from the salad bar.