Fun in the Sun!
The children have had a very busy week – spending lots of time outside enjoying the sunshine, and inside having far too much fun! Our young leaders have been working with all the children across the school getting them playing different sports and taking part in different activities during break and lunch time. Having a wander around the playground at lunch time to see what the children were up – turned into me becoming a judge of an impressive variety talent show – something I am very experienced at, having pretended to be Simon Cowell on many talent show panels – this was of course done with the help of some very observant Year 2 children, who also fancied themselves as judges. The children are so very creative and fun to be around – it really is a pleasure to wander around at lunch time to see what they are getting up to. My wandering on Thursday afternoon reminded me of my very first visit to St Francis. I visited on a UFA afternoon some 10 years ago, and I was blown away by the variety, smiles, laughs and skills that the children were demonstrating. It is nice to see after so many years, that spirit of UFA has definitely not faded over time. UFA is a favourite part of the week for children to access different aspects of the curriculum, in fun creative ways – and the children love it! Check out the photos to see to children in their UFA groups.
Six children representing Reception Class had a wonderful morning earlier today (along with Mrs Rossall and myself), as they took part in the first ever Preston Mini Skills Under 5 Athletics Competition. They demonstrated their development throwing, catching and running abilities. It is inspiring to be around them – they are so full of energy and spirit – it was a great way to end the week. Check out some photos below.
Next week, we welcome the Mayor of Preston – who is coming to talk to the children about the charity he was been working with over the last year – Headway. This is a charity close to his heart and we are happy to support him raising funds for such a worthwhile charity. We have established great links with the Mayor of Preston, having welcomed him (along with the BBC cameras) to the opening of our Land of Pure Imagination last year. Last weekend, the choir singers were asked by the Mayor to sing in the mass the celebrate his year as the Mayor of Preston. This week, he is conducting an assembly in school, and coming along to our music concert on Friday!
Lastly, a massive well done to all the Year 6 children who have handled their SATs tests incredible well! We are very proud of you – and you all pass every time when it comes to be caring young people. A thank you to Mrs Rossall and Mrs Riley for prepping the children so well.
Have a nice weekend everyone.
Mr J Gilmour