St Bernadette's is an 'Outstanding Catholic School' (Section 48 Inspection 2021). We are an OFSTED 'Good School' with Outstanding features in 'Behaviour and Attitudes' and 'Personal Development' (Ofsted Inspection 2022)
Tyler did a brilliant job reading scripture to the class from the Bible, choosing Jairus' Daughter and the Woman who Touched Jesus' Cloak - Luke 8: 40 - 56 He then explained what the hidden message meant to him.
Stomp it Out! by Team Panda
This week we have been celebrating Anti-bullying Week in school and have built our own class poem together through discussion etc.
We proudly present our performance of our special poem about addressing bullying behaviour issues.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK
In Panda Class, we explored the theme of 'Gathered in the name of Jesus' with the virtue of Peace at the heart of our learning. Children were delighted to learn Teach the World to Sing in Perfect Harmony to support the artwork we had completed about sharing our own sense of peace with those in need around the world too.
2023-2024 My Cow Bess ORACY
Well done Pandas - you worked hard to learn our termly poem My Cow Bess by Ken Nesbitt by rote an performed beautifully together!!
Panda Children: PARABLES
We have been learning about different parables in our class and some of the children were keen to share their understanding of Jesus' message in The Prodigal Son and The Lost Sheep. Well done to Femi, Laurel and Destiny!! We are super-proud of your courage to share aloud confidently with our class :)
Forget Us Not by Anon.
The Pandas have worked extremely hard this half term in class to learn our special poem linked to the Our World topic WW2.
I am very proud of each and every one of you - well done!!
Panda Class - RE - Romans 12:7
Panda Class - RE - Choices Leviticus 19:3
On a Stone Age Hill by Anon.
Well done Pandas - you have all worked so diligently on learning this poem as a whole class this half term. I am sooooooo proud of you!! :)
Oracy skills - La Vie by Katherine Glenister
The children have worked really hard this term to learn our French poem off by heart and could recite it as a whole class without any words or prompts on display in the classroom!! I am sooooooo proud of you all :)
Panda Class Cadbury's adverts
We have been learning about chocolate this term and started to focus on advertisements this week. We evaluated many of the original Cadbury's adverts and put together a class list of common features to help us design our own. We worked in teams to write scripts, create storyboards with captions and rehearse our own adverts before recording them. We also wrote a letter to John Cadbury to pitch our material for him to use in his next advertisement campaign.
Well done Pandas!
Our Maya Workshop was delivered by archaeologist Lucy.
We started our session off with an introduction to the Maya civilisation and a Q&A; we learned many interesting facts about Maya life.
We learned about their gods and religion, social hierarchy, food, clothes and jewellery, and more.
We learned to be archaeologist by uncovering Maya artefacts buried in the sand.
We made observations on those artefacts;
What is it? What is it made of? What is its purpose? What does it tell us about the Maya people?
We learned about the complex Maya numbering system.
The Maya didn’t use base 10, instead they used base 20. Instead of ones, tens, hundreds, thousands they uses ones, twenties, four hundreds, eight thousands.
They did not use the digits 1-9; they used symbols of easily acquired items such as rocks, sticks and shells to represent their numbers.
They also wrote their numbers top to bottom, rather than left to right. We attempted to decipher some Maya numbers – it was tricky!
Lucy brought lots of amazing Maya artefacts with her for us to explore.
We look at the engravings on the artefacts and theorised what story they were telling. Some artefacts showed priests performing the ritual of bloodletting to appease the gods.
We attempted to make our own Maya artefacts out of clay.
Most Maya pottery was ‘zoomorphic’ – which means it is shaped like an animal.
World Animal Day PANDA CLASS
To celebrate World Animal Day, Panda Class children worked hard together to learn a special poem about a panda to raise funds for the WWF. Well done Pandas! :)
My Cow Bess by Ken Nesbitt
We have been learning about lots of things this term during our Chocolate topic as part of the Our World curriculum. We have worked hard to learn a chocolate-themed poem together, as a class. Please enjoy our performance!! :)
Alien invasion - Emilia
Alien invasion - Femi
Alien invasion - Golibe
Alien invasion - Laurel
Alien invasion - Esmai