Autumn Term 1 (2019-2020)

A week of food!
Friday 11th October 2019
 
There have been rumbling tummies this week in St David's class as lots of our lessons have involved food.
 
In Science, we planned and conducted an experiment into micro-organisms. Our aim was to test what area of the classroom has the most micro-organisms; we wiped pieces of bread on different areas of the classroom and sealed them into plastic bags. We will wait until mould starts to form and then examine which classroom area resulted in the mouldiest bread, indicating that more micro-organisms live in that environment. 
 
On Friday, we began our final preparations for our bake sale by making chocolate fudge. We will sell the fudge alongside other baked goods. We worked in groups of two or three on our sweet treats; it was hard work resisting licking the bowl at the end! Have a look at our pictures to see how sticky and delicious our fudge is. We will cut and pack it into labelled bags next week, ready for sale. Make sure you pick up a pack!
Student blogs - MacMillan Bake Sale 
Friday 4th October 2019
 
Last year, we held a cake sale to raise lots of money for MacMillan Cancer support. This year, we believe we are able to plan and carry out the fundraiser again - but even better! Over the last few weeks, on Friday afternoons, we have been learning about MacMillan Cancer Support. We learnt that the charity was started by Douglas MacMillan who lost his father to cancer. This determined young man decided he wanted to help support those with the illness (in memory of his father). We researched how MacMillan support individuals with the disease and how the charity uses the money, such as providing financial support, a friendly face or specially chosen wigs. We feel passionate about helping and supporting this charity. 
 
By Willow and Matilda 
 
 
In our Friday lessons, we have completed market research in preparation for our bake sale. We created questionnaires for each year group, asking what their favourite cakes were and how much they would pay for cakes.We also created our own MacMillan logos and made posters to hand around the village. Check out our photos from our leaflet drop - the rain didn't put us off! We had lots of fun meeting villagers and friendly animals. 
 
By Freddie S and George
 
 
Please come to Year 6's MacMillan Bake Sale and Coffee afternoon on Thursday 24th October 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the school hall. We have put a lot of dedication and hard work into this and we would love to see you there!
 
By Dylan and Lily 
 
 
Buddy Time
Friday 27th September 2019
 
Today, we enjoyed our first session with our buddies! Our buddies are children in reception who we have been partnered up with; we look out for our buddies at break and lunchtimes and try our best to make sure they feel welcomed, safe and happy. Today we read to our buddies and both reception and year 6 children had a fantastic time.
Cauliflower Christmas Cards
Friday 27th September 2019
 
This week, we have worked hard to complete our 'Cauliflower Cards'. These are cards that have been made by the children and are then available to order as Christmas cards for parents, guardians and family members to use over the Festive period. 
This year, Year 6 have used a pointillism technique to create their cards and the whole school have used the Nativity scene/silhouette as their inspiration. 
We are really pleased with how they have turned out and we hope families will love them too!
Student Elections
Friday 20th September 
 
This week, we began our campaigns to become House Captains, and School Council and Eco Committee chairs. We had to create posters to persuade voters around the school and make a speech in assembly to the whole school!
 
The results were very close and are as follows:

House Captains:

  •          Falcons - Holly (HC) and Alfie (VC)
  •          Eagles – Ruby and Ted
  •          Kestrels – Connor and Leo
  •          Hawks – Willow and Freddie 

Student Council:

  •          Matilda (Chair)
  •          Dylan (Vice Chair)
  •          Connor (Secretary)
  •          George (Class rep)

Eco-Committee:

  •          Emilia (Chair)
  •          Ayla (Vice Chair)  
A big well done to all the children who put themselves forwards for position; they showed great courage and maturity - true ambassadors of our REACH motto!
 
 

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Wednesday 4th September 2019

 

What a way to start our final year at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - with a whole school trip to the zoo! We launched our ‘Planet Earth’ topic by observing animal behaviour, exploring their habitats and diets and investigating how they can be sorted and studied in different groups during our ‘Classification Workshop’. We also met and handled Sydney (the Giant African Land Snail) and Butters (the corn snake). All in all, we had a fantastic day and are excited for the year ahead!