Big thanks from Mr Fisher for all the donations of recycling yesterday. We had an amazing time making junk instruments, posters, reflections, poetry and trying to get a potato to work a light bulb. (We didn't work any...) The children worked wonderfully and it was great to see the older children working with the younger ones so well. Big thanks to Lola, Jan, Isaac, Ava and Mae in Year 5 for helping the younger children around the activities.
On our second attempt, we were fortunate enough to get perfect weather for our sports day this year. The children had great fun taking part in all the events, especially the tug of war! A big thank you to Shine for organising such a fantastic day.
World War 2
Year 6 had a visit from P.O. Batt, who brought with him some interesting uniforms and World War II artefacts for the children to try on and look at. We learnt about each one and their uses within the war as well as some of his own experiences. Thank you P.O. Batt!
Year 2 had a lovely afternoon tea with some of our parishioners from St. Bernard’s parish. We learned a lot about why they joined the parish and why they think Mass is important. Not sure who enjoyed the cake more though... Thanks to all who came!
Mary month of May
It was a beautiful morning for our Mary procession today. Year 4 led the procession around the school and the children all lay flowers down for Mary in our prayer garden. We also had the Lampedusa Cross visit the school, a wooden cross made by a carpenter in Italy from a refugee boat. Whilst doing our stations of the cross, we reflected and said prayers for all the refugees in the world, remembering that Jesus himself was a refugee and we are all God’s children.
Into Film Trip - Downend School
Year 4 were invited to join Into Film, Historic England and The Box Plymouth Film Archive for a very special screening of the animated film Ethel & Ernest with accompanying BFI archive footage of Bristol and Bath.
Noah's Ark Year 1
Yesterday Reception and Year 1 had a trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo farm. We saw many amazing animals and even had a close encounter with a few of them! Visit the school website to see some photos of all the fun that we had.
Bristol Museum Egypt
On Friday 8th March, Year 3 went on a school trip to Bristol Museum as part of their Ancient Egypt topic. They attended a workshop where they were able to handle some real artefacts and explored the Ancient Egypt exhibition. The children commented that they had a great day. They really enjoyed the workshop and learnt lots of new things about Ancient Egypt.
Year 4 visited the museum to see some original Leonardo Da Vinci drawings and also had a masterclass on how to be an art critic!
World Book Day 2019
We had great fun celebrating World Book Day at St Bernard's. We got dressed up as characters from our favourite book and we had a visit and workshop with a real author!
This term, Year 1 have been finding out about what happened in the Great Fire of London. On the last day of term, to celebrate we had a ‘17th Century school day’ look at how much fun we had!
Year 1 Cardboard Box Models
Year 1 have been reading 'Up Sudden Hill' this term and have been thinking about all the things that a cardboard box can be turned into - look at all the things we made!
Chinese New Year
Year 1 have been learning about how the Chinese celebrate New Year and making lots of things to decorate the classroom.
A Visit from our Local MP
We had a special visitor into school this afternoon. Darren Jones, the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West, came to talk to us about what he does in Parliament and how he helps our community. The children had lots of questions for him, including what we can do to help him and has he met the Queen!
Handmade Christmas Cards
Year 5 have been making some beautiful handmade Christmas cards. The Christmas stars are all hand sewn - the children are very proud of their achievements!
Mammoth Mission Afternoon
This year Clifton Diocese is launching a Year full of Hope. Our Chaplaincy Team at St Bernard’s organised a Mammoth Mission Afternoon! The children are all wearing something bright with their uniform to support CAFOD’s ‘Brighten up Harvest’ initiative and have been taking part in fun activities this afternoon, organised by the chaplaincy team. After school today, there will be bright nail painting, a cake sale supporting MacMillan Cancer, a foodbank collection for our local Foodbank and a special Harvest performance from our School Council and Chaplaincy Team! We hugely appreciate all of your support and hope that you are able to join us.
Year 4 had great fun this week making stencils and learning about Banksy! They have been looking at protest art as part of their art topic work. The children were taught how to use the spray paint safely and were very responsible and grown up when doing the activity, Mr Fisher was very proud! Great work Year 4!
Big Me Week
Big Me Week The children all looked fantastic in their work outfits today! A BIG thank you to all the parents and carers who helped create such fantastic costumes. All the money raised will go to ActionAid to help children all over the world to receive an education and aspire to achieve more.
On Tuesday, Year 6 had a fulfilling and fun time at the Life Skills event at the Create Centre. The exhibits are kept top secret so we couldn’t take photos inside!
Year 4 certainly rocked our assembly this morning with their ukulele performance of 'we will rock you' and some of their own songs too!
PTA Spring Disco
Spring Disco The PTA would like to thank the parents and members of staff that gave up their valuable time yesterday to help at the spring disco. It was a great evening! Our children had a most fabulous time and we raised an amazing £480 for our school! This will go towards our Year 6 leavers gift and donation to their end of school party, and will welcome all our new children, starting in September, with a St Bernard's bookbag. Thank you to everyone who came along and boogied with us (and a special mention to Year 5 - who knew they were such fabulous dancers! And the Mum and Dad who joined the kids on the dancefloor for 'All you need is love').
Year 1 Topic Work
Year 1 have been following an online drawing tutorial to learn how to draw owls. They took a lot of time, care and attention and produced some amazing artworks! Here is the link to the tutorial we used if you would like to have a go at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJZF9Nka-78