The St Barnabas Blog

Read about what's happening at our amazing primary school in the heart of Bristol

Cooking with the travelling kitchen 

We cooked up a feast for our parents this week with lots of recipes from other cultures including Eritreyan stew and Jamaican patties. Thanks for coming along!  

    
    
    
   

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All about different cultures 

As part of our community curriculum we have been learning about other cultures. We enjoyed tasting foods and trying to place them on the map to see where they came from. 
   
    
 

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Alien invasion at St Barnabas !

Year 2 went discovered an alien had invaded our school. We spent time asking the alien questions about it’s planet then we wrote to the alien to share all about our culture and lives with him. 
   
   

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Year 3 marvellous magnets

We’ve been learning all about forces, friction and magnets this term. We started by doing some surface investigations with toy cars and then found out all about magnetism. We had a day long science experiment day, where we investigated the strongest type of magnet. The children produced some fantastic scientific writing and graphs. To consolidate our learning, we had an afternoon of designing and making magnetic games, such as mazes, racetracks and fishing. At the end, we played each other’s games and Mrs Jacob came to check our our amazing inventions.

Great learning year 3!

Mrs Sheahan

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SHINE WEEK

As part of our SHINE week. we have been thinking about all of our school values, Friendship, Respect, Unity, Trust, Justice and Peace. Every class learnt about a different school value over the week and presented their products in our Friday assembly.

On Thursday, we had a special visit from a blind lady called Mrs Rowley, who had a guide dog called AJ. She told us all about the challenges she faces in her every day life and how she has to trust AJ to keep her safe. She explained about her journey’s around Bristol and how AJ was trained to walk along the curb. When she wants to cross a road safely, AJ will lead her to a safe crossing. She also told us how he can recognise bus numbers and will stand up only when her bus number arrives!

At the end of assembly, everyone who wanted to could pat AJ on their way out. Mrs Rowley then did a workshop with year 3, where she told us some more information about how she lives her life and even taught us some Braille!

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Mr Egypt visits year 3!

We had our launch for ancient Egypt today and spent all day with an Egyptologist called Mr Egypt. Mr Egypt spends most of his time uncovering tombs and finding mummies in Egypt but sometimes comes back to the UK to do workshops for children.

He let us handle lots of Egyptian artefacts including some amulets that we’re over 4 thousand years old and a Pharoh’s paperweight which was worth £250000!

We got to eat an Egyptian breakfast and learnt how to do Egyptian dancing. Then we went to Egyptian school and learnt how to read and read hieroglyphics and numbers. At the end of the day we found out all about mummies and even had a mummy wrapping competition.

It was an amazing day and we’re now really excited to find out more about ancient Egypt.

Thanks Mr Egypt!

Mrs Sheahan

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