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Mini Vinnies Cake Sale
Construction Industry - Year 4
Construction engineers involved in building the new Tottenham football stadium visited Year 4 this week to give the children an incite about working in the construction industry. In groups the children had to build the tallest tower they could, using just newspaper and sellotape. The activity encouraged teamwork and good communication skills. Each member of the team was given a role; for example project manager, construction engineer.
Year 6 in Pendarren
Monday 12th June
The children have arrived safely and are currently having lunch. This afternoon, they will be split into groups and each group will do an activity - mountain walking, river walking or canoeing.
Group 1 did high ropes and Pony Trekking, Group 2 did the Big Pit and High Ropes and Group 3 and 5 did River Study. Group 4 did the Big Pit and canoeing.
Wednesday Lovely sunny day. Lots of fun activities in all the groups. In the evening everyone was gripped by the scary stories of Daniel Morden about Jack and Tom.
Thursday 15th June
Two groups did the river study and the others did a combination of riding, high ropes, canoe and big pit. In the evening the instructors put up a 150m zip wire and all the groups had fun using it. I think this is the first time for children from St Francis. We have had the best ever
Special Delivery - Baby chicks
24-28 April 2017
Each year group chose an artist to learn about. During art week, they studied their artist's style and technique. By the end of the week, each class produced a display of their interpretation of the artist's work.
Illustrator - Laura Hughes
Illustrator Laura Hughes visited our school to talk about her work and what it is like to be an illustrator.
Laura read the Infants her latest book ‘The Birthday Story’ and drew a picture of a tiger, taken from ‘The tiger who came to tea’. In the Juniors she told us about her job and helped us create our own pictures of a pirate. Children and staff were very excited by the work that was produced.
Comments from children
Before the illustrator came to our school I thought art, like drawing, was too hard for me. Then when I was looking at the pictures on the whiteboard that Laura had drawn and she was talking about them I was inspired to be an artist. Laura was telling us about her books and how long they took to publish, I thought she was joking and that it would be quicker, they took about 6 months! Cameron Year 5
I used to think that Art wasn’t what I would like to do.
Then when the illustrator came I thought I could
be better at drawing because of the pictures she
showed us and the drawing I did of a pirate.
“I think it’s one of the best drawings I have ever done”. Joshua Year 5
Art Week Parents' Session
During art week the nursery had parents and children drawing together. They first watched a short clip about Ken Done's artwork and how he would approach drawing a monument like Tower Bridge....then,
you guessed it, everyone drew Tower Bridge!!!
Year 5 - Composing Music
Year Five have been composing music inspired by the Greek Myth, Theseus and the Minotaur.
Working in small groups over five weeks all children have contributed to the production of an original piece of music.
Using untuned percussion, they wrote a 'Graphic Score', rehearsed performed and recorded their composition.
Here is one of those pieces of music and it's 'Graphic Score'.
This one written and performed by Juanita, Precious, Parisa, Yvonne and Bridget.
Year 5 - Greek Day
Tottenham University meet Ian Hislop
St Francis de Sales is a part of Tottenham University , which brings together seven schools in an exciting project ensuring our children are exposed to cultural experiences.
February 2017 saw the Star of "Have I Got News for You" Ian Hislop meet the children from Tottenham University. Ian is famous for his sharp political wit and is arguably the greatest satirist of his generation. Ian said " I am proudest of my work on Have I Got News for You , which has been going on for 25 years"
The schools prepared a skits for Ian to observe , St Francis's skit was about the newly elected American President Donald Trump. The children portrayed Mr Trump has an egotistic man , who loved his hair! In addition the children used Lego to build a mock wall , which Ian said he was going to use in future material . We wait with baited breath to see if St Francis is mentioned in a future edition of " Have I Got News for You".
Sayuri asked Ian Hislop what advice he would give to children on becoming successful , Ian said the most important message was for all of the children to go to university and learn as much as possible.
Mr Lane said " This was a brilliant day for all the children involved in Tottenham University and I thought Ian Hislop was fantastic ".
This was an exciting day and we all felt very privileged to have met Ian Hislop, who incidentally was an extremely kind and caring man.
Receptions - Animals
Year 5 - The Parthenon
The children were told that that they were to become architects and to work in their groups to make a model of a building from the past. They were given the instructions, and a template of The Parthenon; then as an entry point to our topic, The Great, the Bold and the Brave, they were given the time and materials to build their own structures.
Year 2 singing Christmas Carols to the Over 60's Club
A Christmas Carol
Nursery Nativity - AM
Nursery PM - Nativity
Outstanding for All Awards 2016 at
Alexandra Palace, 5 December 2016
The Outstanding for All Awards ceremony is a celebration of education success in Haringey. Awards were up for grabs in eleven categories, recognising the outstanding contributions made by teachers, students, support staff, governors and community groups across Haringey.
Winner of the Councillor Egan Achievement Award:
James Lane, St Francis de Sales
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Year 4 - Egyptian Day
On Friday 11th November, the Year 6 children went to Tottenham Cemetery. At eleven o'clock they had a 2 minutes silence to remember all of the soldiers that had died to restore peace in our country.
Black History Display