A beautiful prayer in our travelling crib book
Today we held a special Mass to celebrate and to say thank you for our school's 50th Anniversary.
This week children have been understanding the meaning of the Advent Wreath
Year 1 had a lovely afternoon with Alison #freshwatertheatre. We looked at toys from the past and present.
EYFS/Reception Class - RE Advent
Today the children wrote their Advent promises and coloured in an Advent wreath. We talked about what an Advent wreath is and why we have them. Last week the children made an Advent Star.
Year 6 had a fantastic 7:1 win against St John Thornham
Year 4 have been working hard in RE this afternoon. The children have been working in groups to order Christmas card themes from 'most important' to 'least important'. The children discussed their reasons and ideas before writing their explanations.
Year 6 have prepared Advent promises and used them to create angel Christmas tree decorations.
Year 6 learnt some amazing first aid skills today. They know what to do in an emergency, how to do chest compressions and how to put someone in the recovery position! We are all life savers!
We watched an amazing Panto show today. The children really enjoyed the Robin Hood Panto!
Year 6 had a great party afternoon as we celebrated our school's 50th birthday.
A big thank you to the Hope Mill Theatre company for their workshop with Year 6.
Thank you to Naomi from Hope Mill Theatre for teaching us the rules used for improvisation in drama to put an interesting story together.
Meditation Practice with Maria Hall
Year 6 Laudato Si’ Dance Workshop
Year 6 Inter - Faith Week
We were visited by Paul Sturgess, a famous basketball star.
Year 6 Recycling Trip
Laudato Si’ Dance Workshop
Year 6 Math Morning
St John Fisher Commsisioning Mass
Year 6 Anti - Bullying Week
Chinese New Year
Reception Class spent this week finding out about Chinese New Year.
2023 is the lunar year of the rabbit and the children discovered that some of them were born in the lunar year of the dog
Reception class were asked to look after a mystery egg. They all wrote labels to place round the egg telling others not to touch and be quiet near the egg.
Well done to the children in Year 4 for completing their Work Faith Homework researching and learning about the different Holy Books.
As part of Inter Faith Week Mrs Miah taught KS2 about the Islamic beliefs and in Year 4 we focused on learning about the Qur'an. Thank you Mrs Miah.
After completing our RE super learning day, Year 6 have created prayers and celebrated the diversity of the different religions that we have learnt about during Inter Faith Week.
Our Reception teacher, Mrs Miah has been sharing details of her faith with Year 6. We have gained an understanding of the 5 Pillars of Islam.
Paul Strugess lead a whole school assembly and worked with each individual class to raise the importance of anti-bullying week. Paul is an inspiration and he shared key messages which link directly to our school mission statement.
Just look at the budding artist work in Year 1
Year 6 took part in a tax workshop. We found out about how we pay taxes and what the money is spent on.
We have developed our understanding of meditation. We are excited to continue our meditation journey.
Year 6 have been creating nature sculptors in the style of artist Andy Goldsworthy as part of our outdoor learning experience.
A huge thank you to Ms Hall for helping our Year 6 children understand the importance of prayer through meditation.
Our amazing Year 6 football team have kept their winning streak going (2 wins out of 2) with an outstanding 9:0 victory against Boarshaw tonight!!! Well done to our amazing boys and girls.
Hugh Templeton came to visit and showed how to create watercolour paintings of poppies in preparation for Remembrance Day.
Year 6 had a fantastic win against St Mary's this afternoon. A great 2:1 victory in the first round of the Clayton Cup.
Year 6 visited the Greater Manchester Recycling Centre at Wythenshawe. We learnt about how the amazing machinery is designed to sort different plastics, paper, glass and metal.
Y2 Charity Day - Y2 have shown an understanding of charity this afternoon. They follow God’s way by always helping those in need. We learned all about The Christie.
Super Halloween afternoon with Year 2 in Computing. Room on the Broom, Halloween Counting and Halloween Search and Find. They loved all the super scary poses in their photos. Great fun Year 2.
Year 1 have had a ball this morning. They have been Halloween sorting, Halloween dancing and Halloween painting. Wow
Reception Class looked at the iPad camera, we took photographs of the class and added a Halloween background. They really enjoyed looking at these pictures.
Our chaplains present the week's weekly podcast of the Wednesday Word.
A Halloween afternoon web quest for Year 5 today. The children have searched the WWW to find answers to amazing Halloween questions. Well done children.
Last animation lesson this term for Year 4. Today the children used the app I Can Animate to successfully create wonderful animations. Learning such skills as FPS, onion skinning and uploading to Seesaw.
Our chaplains present the week's weekly podcast of the Wednesday Word.
Year 1 Computing lesson was wonderful this morning. The children have been predicting the meaning of different emojis. They have been learning what different feelings look like and have made their own emojis to match their facial feelings
What a great afternoon with our wonderful Reception Class. This term they have learnt Home Button, Screen, App and Swipe. Today our children have learnt the iPad Passcode too. Well done Reception Class.
Year 5 had a super busy afternoon in Computing. The children worked very hard on their class topic by making a speech bubble picture with the features of a river. Two Kahoots, one about rivers and another about Halloween. Well done to all winners.
An amusing Computing afternoon in Year 4. The children have made their very own silly ChatterPix. They are also collecting facts about Middleton, ready to put into their Balloon Stickies + app next week. Well done Year 4.
Hannah has been hosting Laudato SI dance week in St. John Fisher RC Primary School. This morning Reception Class went for their session with the theme ‘care for our common home, looking after the world around us’.
As part of our topic 'Where I Live: Greater Manchester' and to link with our class text 'The Primrose Railway Children', we went on a steam train journey from Bury to Rawtenstall.
Year 5 have used the video-based storytelling tool Plotagon to tell their audience all about Mount Everest. Using such facts as Mount Everest is 60 million Years old and the youngest climber was only 13 years old! Well done Year 5.
The KS2 children learned about the House of Commons and the House of Lords and how laws are made.
Our fabulous Year 4 have continued their PuppetPals work all about Middleton. They are looking great! Math work today was the fantastic King of Maths. Well done Year 4.
Welcome back to Computing Year 3. How fantastic they have been today. The children have learnt how to search the Internet for pictures, save them to the camera roll and then place them into Book Creator comics.
Welcome back to Computing Year 1. Working jolly hard this morning to create animation on the iPads. Lots of fun! Well done Year 1.
Year 2 were welcomed back to Computing this afternoon. My how they have grown! Today the children learnt all about speech bubbles on the iPad. Well done Year 2.
A wonderful first Computing afternoon with our brand new Reception Class. Learning Computing rules and identifying the HOME button On the iPad.
Very proud of our Year 5 today. Exploring and planning for their animation unit this term. Today the children have learnt that the word animation means ‘to give life to’. By the end of this term Year 5 will create their own animated cartoon.
The children attended house assemblies and made notes about what they learned about each Saint before sharing with their peers.
Well done Year 4.
Welcome back to our first Computing lesson Year 4. The children have been busy playing, preparing and planning for their animation unit using PuppetPals. Great work Year 4.
Year 4 have enjoyed their afternoon learning about Our Lady and linking beliefs with traditions. The children worked hard to write their prayers before offering them to Mary in the prayer garden. They then made a lily for Mary's birthday.
Year 4 were intrigued today to learn about Artificial Intelligence (ai) The children learnt that ai is teaching computers how to think. Today they used the Seeing ai app.
Year 4 have had a lovely Computing afternoon. Playing board games and quizzes. These types of games help the children by increasing brain function, encouraging team work and math skills. Well done Year 4.
Year 1 had a fast paced lesson in Computing this morning. Their challenge was to cover as much of the curriculum as they could in an allotted time. Art, Math, D&T, Music and History apps were used by the children. Such Fun! Well done Year 1
Almost ready for Year 6!!! Year 5 had a moment of reflection today as they wrote and read Prayers of Intention for their new class #SJFY5prayer
Our amazing Year 3 have today been on the laptops. So much learning has taken place including, highlighting, shift key, usernames and passwords, font size, spellcheck and grammar and punctuation mistakes!
Year 1 have loved watching frogspawn turn into frogs. Yesterday some of the frogs were returned to the pond the frogspawn came from.
The children in Year 4 have celebrated Saint John Fisher. They have learned information about his life, they created their own portrait of St John Fisher and they attended a whole school mass to celebrate his life.
Year 1 children have now finished drawing and colouring their beach balls. A stunning achievement Year 1
Sharing Special Time (1 Corinthians 10:16-17)
Year 4 have been creating their own profile pictures today. We discussed why it is important to have one, who can see it? and why we do not put our faces on the profile.
Year One have made some doves and a story wheel to help them to remember the story of Pentecost.
Year 1 enjoyed eating the cress they have grown but think it would taste better in a salad or sandwich!
Today Reception Class have drawn a spider complete with a spider web. We then took a photo and added a wonderful spider web background. A big well done children.
Year 5 have been designing their very own Minecraft Characters today. They did very well!
The children learnt about the artist Wassily Kandinski and recreated his Concentric Circles piece of art. Reception Class were also learning about bees.
Year 4 would like to say thank you to our wonderful Year 6 children for teaching us about the Rosary.
Year 4 have been working hard in RE this afternoon learning how to pray the Rosary. They have learned about the different beads, what they represent and which prayers to say for each one.
Year 4 have been looking at the kinds of foods eaten by the Anglo Saxons. They have created a simple menu of what might have been eaten at the time. Code Blast was used to enhance their coding experiences.
Year 1 were very excited to see that some of their sunflower seeds have sprouted.
Year 1 have had a great day getting ready for the coronation.
Year 1 have been in the playground for their speaking and listening activity this morning. The children used the iPad microphone to record their seaside topic work. More robot and commands work with Beebot and Teksta.
The children have finished drawing their dragons and have started to colour them in to look like silhouettes.
Fast paced afternoon with Year 3. Participating in a ‘3D Shapes’ Kahoot quiz and a magnificent 74%. Using ScratchJR to code our initials and save our work. Lastly drawing the Great Pyramids of Giza for their topic work. A big well done Year 3
Year 5 are using the coding app Pyonkee. They have used Pyonkee to paint an Ancient Greek artefact and turn this into a sprite. Lastly they have coded their sprite.
Year 1 have been busy this afternoon planting sunflower seeds and are looking forward to seeing them grow.
Year 1 went on a walk around school this afternoon to see what plants look like and where they grow.
Today Year 4 drew a mythical Viking dragon for their topic work. They also painted a Viking sprite into Pyonkee and used blocks to code its actions. Well done Year 4
Reception Class have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children listened to the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and used the AR app, My Caterpillar. Reception Class were also introduced to our resident robots - Beebot.
Year 5 had a wonderful afternoon taking part in the sport of fencing. Fencing is an exciting, fast paced sport. Year 5 learned the rules of fencing and thoroughly enjoyed their time.