Feast Day

Feast of St Francis’ – October 2018 On Thursday, 4th October we celebrated the feast of our patron saint, Francis. Throughout the week, each class looked closely at the life and work of St Francis and focused specifically on significant places he had visited included Assisi and Gubbio. We attend a special school Mass on …

Big Fish Monday

On Monday 26th February, the Children in Year 6 visited the Billingsgate Seafood Training School to participate in their new initiative for primary students. This programme is called ‘Big Fish Monday’ and St Francis’ was the first primary school to pilot the event. The Seafood School, which is situated above the Billingsgate Fish Market, provided …

Armistice Day

On Friday, 10th November we joined our fellow Deanery Schools and other Newham Schools to take part in the 99th Armistice Day in Central Park, East Ham. Armistice Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am …

Black History Month

During the month of October we celebrated Black History fortnight, focusing on Black Inventors. The children have researched and made models based on the following inventors: Yr.6 -Benjamin Banneker Yr.5 –Fredrick McKinley Jones Yr.4—Lewis Latimer Yr.3– Mark Dean Yr.2-Garrett Morgan Yr.1 Philip B. Downing Reception and Nursery explored the books: Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen …

Brilliant Club

A group of children from Year 5 have been working all throughout the Autumn term with a PHD tutor. They explored literature by delving “Into the forest” and analysing settings and how they influence writing. To finalise their course they had to write a 1000 word essay which was graded by their tutor following university …

Citizenship Weeks

During our annual Citizenship Weeks we looked at British values and Gospel values. This year, the theme was A Better World- something small can make a difference. We explored our Christian duty to raise the profile of personal and community responsibilities. We visited the Houses of Parliament and had a debate about recycling; the week …