St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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2018 Autumn ll Term


Autumn 2 Year 3

This second half term has certainly passed quickly. It has been so busy with the Advent preparations and continued focus on curriculum coverage. In Topic we have been examining the Bronze Age and looking at the importance of Stonehenge. In Science the class have been studying Rocks and Soils. They have investigated different types of rocks and their properties. In R.E. we have been looking at the role of Mary and the importance of Advent in preparing for the birth of God’s son. Our focus as a school is improving grammar through writing. The children have worked hard at editing their own work and doing peer assessment.

The class had their cinema visit to see Hotel Transylvania 3 on Thursday 15th November. They behaved sensibly getting on and off the service bus to Leeds city centre. Both Staff and children thoroughly enjoyed it! At the end of November, we had a Sikhism focus day where the children gained an insight into Sikh customs and the importance of the Gurdwara. On 16th November we had our first-class mass of the year. It was a very prayerful occasion.

Year 3 and 4 performed their Advent assembly about Mary and Joseph. Everyone worked hard learning their lines and learning the hymns by heart. It was performed on Thursday 6th December and was well attended by parents. The following day we went to Dewsbury Road library to choose some books. The children were well behaved and polite in the library. We had our annual Christingle service on Friday 14th December. Every child made their own Christingle which was then taken to church to be blessed.

We look forward to a well-deserved rest for Christmas and to an exciting new term in 2019. Text Box: This Photo by Unknown Auth is licensed under CC BY-ND

2018 Autumn l Term

This term has passed quickly as it always does. The children have settled well into their new class especially being Key Stage 2 now. They have adopted a sensible and mature approach to school.

In September we had an Islam focus day where the children did a variety of activities. On 4th October we celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. We had a beautiful mass then did activities about St. Francis in the afternoon. Each child made a St. Francis bookmark. 

On October 17th we visited the Yorkshire Museum to learn about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. The children thoroughly enjoyed the Prehistoric Progress workshop where they took part in various exciting activities like making a Stone Age tent, drawing using pieces of flint, coin making, weaving on a loom and dressing up for a hunting ceremony. The day passed quickly with lunch outside in the beautiful gardens and a quick look at the ruins of St. Mary’s Chapel. The staff were very pleased with how the children conducted themselves around the museum. There will be time to do follow up activities back at school.

It was our turn to do a class assembly on 19th October about ’The Christian Family’. With less time to practise the assembly due to the Museum trip, the children worked very hard learning lines and doing the role play. It was enjoyed by everyone.

Well done! Last Monday was Open Day for parents and was well attended.

Next term will be exciting with a class mass and a collective worship to prepare. Also, we have a visit to the cinema in November too. I hope everyone has a restful holiday then return refreshed and ready to work hard.