St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School

Spirituality, Aspiration, Innovation, Diversity

NSPCC Fundraising

Well done to all the children in our school for raising £1,085 in sponsorship money for the NSPCC. In November.  You all performed brilliantly in the Workouts with Buddy.  We hope you all remember this brilliant charity and how it can support all children.

Year 1 Trip to The Anglican Cathedral – November 2019

Year One have had a very busy week! On Wednesday we went to the Anglican Cathedral to enjoy a trip all about Advent. We made our own angels and met lots of people who could tell us about the Nativity story. We even saw the Cathedral cat, Fudge, fast asleep on the altar! The next day, we took part in an Advent Liturgy where we talked all about the importance of getting ready to celebrate Christmas and Jesus’ birthday. We sang a lot of songs and told Father Simon and our families about the meaning of the Advent wreath. The children were fantastic both during our trip and our Liturgy and were an absolute credit to their families. 

Ullswater – The Lake District – 5 day residential

November saw Year 6 travelling to Ullswater in the Lake District to enjoy a week of adventurous, outside activities. The Outward Bound Centre provides an experience, which develops independence, resilience and a love for nature and the outdoors in young people. The children took part in a variety of activities, which included canoeing, hill walking, rock climbing, exploring tunnels, gorge walking, orienteering, rowing and team building games, all in the amazing and beautiful setting of Cumbria. Year 6 had an amazing time and it has been a joy to see how much they have matured and grown in confidence in just one week! A big thank-you to all parents who turned out at 4:40am on the Monday morning to wave the children off and picked up 8:30 on the Friday. Without your support we could not provide the children with such a rich experience.

Peter Pan Intergenerational Project

Peter Pan Project – Hawthorne Care Home

Since January 2019, we have been fortunate enough to have 8 Year 2 pupils visit this care home each Friday afternoon to interact with the residents.  Each group spend 12 weeks building up relationships with the older residents.  They practice brain gym together while listening to a song of either the resident’s or pupils’ choice.   Each week they enjoy an activity together either initiated by one of the pupil’s hobbies or one of the residents.   It has been enormously successful and it has been wonderful to see how the friendships develop between the young and the old over the 12 weeks.    We would like to thank Kelly Hobday for involving our school.

The Peter Pan Project Facebook Page

Year 3 Castle Museum Brilliant Beginning Trip for the topic Invaders

On the first Friday of this Autumn term, Year 3 were whisked off to the castle for a fabulous Viking experience. We had the chance to meet Viking characters – including a trader, a brooch maker and a storyteller – as well as a metal detector who taught us about Viking artefacts and how we can use them to find out clues about the past. Everyone had a brilliant time and represented the school brilliantly. We recommend a visit to the permanent Viking exhibition at the castle if you get the opportunity!