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Work Experience

Over the last two weeks children in Year 6 have enjoyed completing their work experience. 

Children have enjoyed taking on a variety of roles:  supporting the teacher in lessons, helping with displays and completing administration work. 

Well done Year 6.

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Category: Year 6

Year 1 Cannon Hall Farm

This half term Year 1 have been learning all about the farm. We had the great opportunity to visit Cannon Hall farm where we all had a fantastic time.

We were greeted on the day by the farmers who took us on a tour around the farm. We got to see all sorts of animals just like the ones we had…

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Category: Year 1

Nursery Farmer James Farm Trip

Today we had a wonderful time at Farmer James Farm at Esholt. Our day started with a talk from Farmer James about some of the animals that lived on the farm.

We then stroked some animals, including a ferret, chicken, lamb and a baby goat called a kid, Next we went to play in the Play Barn, that…

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Category: Nursery

Blackpool Trip

Year 6 were rewarded for all their hard work this academic year with an amazing day out at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  On the coach, children enjoyed listening to music and singing!

At the Pleasure Beach, children enjoyed the day going on rides, such as the Valhalla, Big Dipper and…

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Category: Year 6

Meet Our Librarian

At the beginning of our summer term we welcomed our new Librarian, Mrs Dearden. She has bags of experience from working in public libraries and is doing a fantastic job overseeing the Learning Resource Centre. We wanted to find out more about her passion for books and literacy.

Tell us a bit…

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Category: Love Books Library Blog

Science World Visit

Class 3 have had two very special visitors come into the classroom and share their careers based in the Science world. This is part of a new imitative to show children how Science takes place in the  adult world as jobs. Mrs Whittle came to visit and talk about x rays and light as she is a…

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Category: Class of 2017

Swiming

 

Today I experienced a fantastic day at swimming.west view is the bestest leisure centre I've ever been to.Today I swam 14 lengths.14 lengths add up to 350 metres.Some times if our teacher see's

Us behaving she normally lets us play on these boats that can float on water.Today was the best…

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Category: Class of 2018

Spellings for after half term…

These are the spellings for this week. You will be tested on these after half term. Have a safe 2 weeks everyone!

tolerant
tolerance
fragrant
fragrance
relevant
relevance
ignorant
ignorance
deodorant
consonant

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Category: Class 5L

Spellings 19.5.17

Focus for this weekend’s homework is to aim to read a full book (depending on the size!) and to learn spellings. This week’s spellings are:

confidential
essential
essentially
residential
substantial
torrential
crucial
special
potential
influential
beneficial
adverbial

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Category: Class 5L

Spellings 05.05.17

cautious

cautiously

fictitious

infectious

nutrition

nutritious

nutritional

luscious

atrocious

gracious

precious

delicious

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Category: Class 5L

Spellings for test on 27.4.17

For this week’s homework, the children are to focus on reading at home and practising their spellings.

A massive thank you and well done for the fantastic spelling scores this week!! Keep it up Year 5!

Just as a reminder, this week’s spellings are:

ought
thought
brought
thoughtless

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Category: Class 5L

Spellings for over half term…

Everybody needs to learn this week’s spellings over half term. Please copy these out in your spelling books or on paper to prove that you have started to learn them. 

For both Mrs Tucker’s and Mrs Clayton’s…

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Category: Class 5L

Half term homework

Task 1: 

Our topic after Easter is based around Robots. Your task is to create a poster explaining what you know already. You may wish to research some information about robots or one particular robot to help your poster.

Task 2:

Look carefully at the multiplication grid (attached onto…

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Category: Class 5L

Parachute games

The after school club had great fun on Thursday night playing parachute games

 

 

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Category: After School Club

Spellings 3.3.17

Spelling books will be checked on Tuesday – make sure they are in and that you have practised all spellings.

Mrs Tucker’s group 

disobey

discuss

discussion

dispute

disputing

defend

defence

demarcate

devour

defeat

deactivate

debate

deceiving

Mrs…

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Category: Class 5L

World book day 2017

Today, we celebrated World Book Day in the Nursery. We all came into school in our pyjamas and slippers which was such a treat!  We enjoyed sharing some of our favourite books with each other and were then very lucky to be visited by Year 3, who read us some of their favourite stories. What a…

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Category: Nursery

Tags: nursery

World Book Day!

We are really enjoying being in our pajamas for our bedtime stories world book day! We are now going to visit Year 6 to read our stories.

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Category: Reception

Tags: reception

Visiting Y6 for World Book Day

We had an adventure over to see the Y6 children in their big classrooms, we shared our stories with them and talked about our favourite books.

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Category: Main News Page

Tags: English

Year 5 Spellings

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Year 6 Spellings

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Year 6 Homework

Homework will be given out on Monday and will be collected on Thursday. There will be four areas of homework per week – Spelling, Reading, English and Maths. This will be based on what the children are learning in class. By Year Six there is a minimum expectation of 20 minutes per day spent on…

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Year 6 Spring 2 Information

Welcome back after the half term break – we hope you and your families had a lovely break.

As we look forward to an exciting term ahead, we would like to share some information with you.

Curriculum:

English:

After finishing our work on the novel ‘Wonder’, we will be studying a unit of…

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Year 5 Homework

A reminder, children are given homework in their purple homework book every Monday.  Homework will include: a piece of maths work, a piece of English work (normally spelling, punctuation or grammar) and a set of spellings.  In addition to this, we encourage the children to read regularly and…

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Year 5 Spring 2 Information

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back after the half term holiday, we hope you had a restful break. As we start the Lentern half term leading to Easter, we hope you find the following information useful for the forthcoming half term.

Homework:

A reminder, purple homework books must be handed…

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Tags: year5

Homework

Children will continue to receive a piece of Maths homework and a piece of English homework every Monday. This will be due in on Thursday. Please also encourage your children to learn their weekly spellings which are tested every Friday.

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Tags: year4

Spring 2

Welcome back, after what we hope was an enjoyable half term break. We would like to share with you some of the things we have planned for the forthcoming weeks.

Curriculum

English

This half term, we will be writing our very own story based on our new Topic, the Ancient Egyptians. We will…

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Tags: year4

Sacraments

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Tags: year3

Homework

Children will be given homework in their purple homework book every Monday. Homework will include: a piece of maths work, handwriting, a piece of English work and a set of spelling and times tables to learn. The children will be tested on their spellings and times tables on a Friday. Purple…

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Tags: year3

Newsletter – Spring 2

Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome back to our Spring Term! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or questions.

Important dates

Thursday 2nd March – World book day (children can wear their pyjamas to school as the theme this year is bedtime stories)

Monday 10th April

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Tags: year3

Ash Wednesday

Today Fr McMahon came to school and said mass for Ash Wednesday. We all got our ashes in the shape of the cross to begin lent.

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Category: Reception

Tags: reception

Shrove Tuesday

After having fun playing in the snow this morning, this afternoon we had some lovely pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday!

Yummy!!

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Category: Nursery

Tags: British Values

Fun in the snow!

This morning we were all very excited to see the snow!! We went outside to have a little play!!

We made some footprints!! We also threw a few snowballs!!\

We loved playing in the snow!!

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Category: Nursery

Tags: nursery

Wear your wellies to school day

We all had a great day last Friday when we got to wear our wellies to school. Luckily, the rain held off, so we ventured into the outdoor classroom where we listened to stories, searched for treasure and looked for bugs with our magnifying glasses! A big thank you to all our parents and carers for…

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Category: Nursery

Our welly adventures!

We have had so much fun this morning! We have built a fire on the field (with pretend flames!), we have been on a bug hunt, we have had our milk and snack in the outdoor classroom and we have had an adventure in the forest! What a super welly morning!

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Category: Reception

Heart Works

Our Valentine artwork takes inspiration from American artist Jim Dine who frequently uses the heart shape as  a starting point to his artwork.  We have created our individual heartworks using this starter shape and worked our designs using bright chalk pastels to blend our…

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Category: Art Club

Wrapping up warm

In Nursery, we like to play outside as often as possible, even when the weather is cold. We need to make sure we wrap up warm before we go out, and so we have been practising putting on our coats and fastening them by ourselves.

Take a look at our photos and see how independent we are…

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Category: Nursery

This Week…

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Category: Nursery

Happy birthday Samuel!

A very happy 4th birthday to Samuel! We hope you enjoyed your special day!

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Category: Nursery

Marist Trip

Year two recently had a lovely visit to The Marist. Through song, dance, drama, art and prayer the children thought about the ways in which we can follow the light of Jesus. The photos show us having lots of fun and more importantly, following the example of Jesus and letting our own light…

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Category: Main News Page

Tags: year2

Love is in the air!

One of our Nursery children had a Valentine’s present for her true love so there was lots of interest in making cards for the people we love.

Mummy, Daddy and Chase from Paw Patrol were the most popular choices!

Just in case you are wondering our young love pair made a card for each other. I…

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Category: Nursery

There’s broccoli in my ice cream!

Our new book for February was called “There’s Broccoli in my ice cream!” The book is all about trying different food. So we tried some broccoli and carrots, and very surprisingly lots of children liked it! ” I like school broccoli” was my favourite comment!

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Category: Nursery

Longer and longer…

We have been using the word longer this week. Mrs Brown had a tape measure that just kept going longer and longer and longer! it reached from one end of the room to the other! We have explored how long some snakes are, and we’ve been using sticks to find something longer than it.

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Category: Nursery

The Stick Man

Last week we had lots of fun when we went to our outdoor classroom! Red and yellow groups heard the story of, ‘The Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson in the morning

We then collected some sticks so that we could make our own stick pictures!

Watch this space for our stick pictures next…

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Category: Nursery

Tags: English

Chinese New Year

What a wonderful day we had in Key Stage One! We worked in our house teams doing lots of creative activities. Chinese dance, making musical instruments, making lanterns and doing Chinese writing. Well done to the year 2 children who helped the younger children.

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Tags: year2

Last weeks golden jumper children, well done.

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Category: Nursery

‘Julia Donaldson’

We have been learning about the author, Julia Donaldson, this half term. We have been looking at the different books that she has written!

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Category: Nursery

Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Nursery

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Category: Nursery

Golden Jumper

We are so proud of the amazing hard work that the children do. Well done to all the certificate winners and golden jumpers!

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Tags: year2

Year 1 Blog

Welcome Back

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Tags: year1

Chinese Dragon Sculptures

Y5&6 Thursday art club worked their magic on my hoard of recycled materials to create these unique Chinese Dragons.

Lots of effort and imagination went into these artworks over three two-hour sessions to construct a sturdy, eye-catching result.

Children chose to work individually or…

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Category: Main News Page

Coats

We have been putting our coats on ourselves in Nursery, and helping to turn sleeves the right way around, as well as asking for help fastening saying ” Can you help please?”

But now it’s time for the next step….. can you support your child in learning to fasten their coat all by…

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Category: Nursery

Chinese New Year

We has fortune cookies in Nursery this morning. We had to snap open the biscuit, and inside was a special message. Fame and fortune will soon be on its way for some.

There has been a lot of interest in speaking Chinese, and Chinese writing. can your child remember how to say hello?

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Category: Nursery

Adding logos

One of the children has built a Disney Castle with an F on the wall.

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Category: Nursery

Year 1 Homework

From next week 2, the children will be receiving a phonics-based homework every Monday.  We would like the children to bring their homework book back into school on the following Thursday. We will always explain the homework to the children and include a written explanation for parents. If you do…

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Tags: year1

Monday!

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Category: Reception

Jinian Daji (Wishing you luck in the Year of the Rooster)

Chinese New Year is being celebrated around the world this weekend and our art club children have been busy working on our Chinese-themed artworks for the past three weeks.

The Year 1&2 club made 3D roosters (2017 is the Year of the Rooster) and constructed their own lucky fishing rod…

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Category: Art Club

The Parent Blog

If you would like to post to the Parent Blog and require more information how you could be involved please send an email to margaret.duffill@themeadows.sandwell.sch.uk 

 

 

 

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Category: The Parent Blog

This week in reception

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Category: Reception

Whatever Next!

We’re created plans of a rocket, and now we are building rockets. After watching rockets taking off and landing on the moon NASA needs to prepare for some new engineers from Blackpool. We have learned so many new words already this year, and know what near and far means.

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Category: Nursery

Light and shadows

We have been exploring using lamps in the Atelier after we noticed lots of shadows. You could explore at home with a lamp, and make shadow puppets. Bendable lamps are best!

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Category: Nursery

Squeezing!

We’ve had some moon sand in a tray, and have been making moon rocks by squeezing really hard! it’s great fun.

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Category: Nursery

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! January is a time to look back on the first term of the academic year and what has gone well and what we could improve even more.  Lots of people also set fresh targets or New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead.  In Key Stage 3 assemblies during our first full week back in 2017…

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Category: KS3 Blog

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back after the Christmas break, we hope you all enjoyed the festivities! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind wishes and gifts for Christmas, you were all very kind.

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Category: Reception

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back after the Christmas break, we hope you all enjoyed the festivities! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind wishes and gifts for Christmas, you were all very kind.
Please can we remind you that all applications for the Reception…

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Category: Nursery

Spring 2 Term

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our new topic for the following half term is ‘Growing & Change.’

So if you have any resources which you think could be helpful to us, we would love you to bring them in – we promise once again we will look after them!

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Category: Nursery

Spring 2 Term

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our new topic for the following half term is ‘Growing & Change.’

So if you have any resources which you think could be helpful to us, we would love you to bring them in – we promise once again we will look after them!

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Category: Nursery

A whole new world!!

'A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew 

But when I'm way up here it's crystal clear

That now I'm in a whole new world with you...'

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

January 10th

Year 2 have been making sandwiches ready for our Afternoon Tea today.

We have invited Grandparents to come along and speak to us about their life when they were young.

We have written some questions to ask them to help us with our topic work.

We have also used this opportunity to write…

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Afternoon Tea

Our Grandparents loved their Afternoon Tea!!

We also found out lots of useful information about their life.

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

Our new topic will be 'A Whole New World'.  As part of this topic we will be looking at the story of 'Aladdin'.  

We will also be thinking about:

  • baby animals
  • growing plants
  • animal habitats
  • healthy and unhealthy foods
  • caring for animals
  • caring for the…

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

Year 2 Blog

Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday. We hope you and your families enjoyed the break and managed to enjoy a well earned rest amongst all the festivities.

Team Year 2 would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you
to the children for a wonderful Autumn…

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Category: Year 2 Blog

A Whole New World

Our new whole school topic is ‘A Whole New World

As part of our learning this term we are again asking all families to work and learn together to complete ALL these tasks over this term.

The tasks are;

o  Make your own ‘Magic Carpet’ – Can you use symmetry or repeating patterns within…

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Category: Family Home Learning

January 6th

Over the Christmas holiday the children were asked to practise telling the time.

On the first week back at school the teachers gave the children a time challenge.

The winners of the challenge won a watch!!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Happy New Year!

The Year 4 team would like to wish you a very happy new year. We hope that you had a lovely Christmas break and would like to update you on the exciting things we have planned this term. Information can be accessed on the sidebar or from the menu above.

The Year 4 Team

PE/ Swimming

Year 4…

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3 more sleeps

Father Christmas came to our party! We were so excited and promised to keep being really good…. or trying to be!

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Category: Nursery

Party time

We had an amazing time at our party yesterday. We danced, and played games, and ate a lot!

We were amazed by our special visitor Ariel!

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Category: Nursery

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2016 – What a Year for PE and Sport at St John’s!

Not only has 2016 been an amazing year for Team GB, at St John’s we have also excelled ourselves! After huge success in area competitions 2016 has seen us make over 18 Citywide finals in a range of sports and represent Manchester in 7 different areas at regional level! Manchester topped the table…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

A Whole New World

Coming to you in January! Watch this space...

A whole new world

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Christmas Catch up

Enjoy the photos from last half term’s Christmas Activity Morning and our Christmas party. It seems like such a long time ago… Can you believe it was only 5 weeks ago?

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Christmas Jumper Day

Here are some of our fabulous Christmas jumpers.

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Category: Class of 2015

Earth and Space

This week we have been learning about the phases of the moon and learning more about the astronaut Tim Peake.  

The children thoroughly enjoyed recreating the moon phases using Oreo biscuits, especially eating them once they had finished the task!  

They have also written a biography of Tim…

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Category: Class of 2011

KS1 Nativity

We all had an amazing time this week performing our Nativity.  The children all working extremely hard and were outstanding, particularly those children who had lines and/or lyrics to learn.

Once again, the children shone brightly and made us all very proud!

 

Here are some photographs of…

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Category: Class of 2015

16th December

This week the children have been wonderful practising for the carol service next week. Even though they are rather excited for finishing for Christmas they have continued to develop their learning. They have learnt about calendars and made a very special one for home. They have made a beautiful…

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Category: Reception

Year 6 Weekly blog

The children have had a mixture of fun and hard work this week. They have thoroughly enjoyed the nativity performance we are currently rehearsing, I am very impressed that most know their lines without the need for their script. We also had a magician come into the school and put on a performance…

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Category: Year 6

Christmas Craft Sharing Morning

On Thursday 15th December we had an extended sharing morning for our parents to participate in some lovely Christmas craft activities with their children.  We all had great fun being creative and making Christmas trees, baubles, angels and snowmen.  Thank you to all of the parents who joined…

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

Rev Mashiter's visit to year 6

Today Reverend Mashiter came to talk to us in our R.E. lesson. We have been learning all about how Christians prepare for Christmas. He talked to us about how they prepare in the church and how their beliefs guide their preparations. We learnt a lot. Thank you for visiting us. 

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Year Two's Final Nativity

Today saw the last time that Year Two would take part in a nativity production.

Well done to all the children. You are all super stars for remembering all your lines and performing infront of all your parents. 

I'd also like to say a big well done to all the parents who sang the final…

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Category: Class of 2014

The Children's Society - Christingle

Thank you to Violet, Fran, Lola, Joshua, Ethan and Isaac. You counted up all the money year 4 had collect for the Children's Society today in our maths lesson. 

We raised a grand total of £33.50.

 

Well done year 4. 

 

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Category: Class of 2012

Letters from Santa

Letters from Santa...how exciting!

In Year Two recieved our letters from Santa yesterday. We were so excited to see what Santa had written to us. 

We took pictures as we opened them. Just look at our excited faces!

 

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Category: Class of 2014

Year 1 16.12.16

We have had a very Christmas filled week in Year 1 this week. What a fantastic Key Stage 1 Christmas performace this week. Our Christmas production ran very smoothly and all the children sang and danced amazingly. We remembered the lyrics to songs and when we should be on stage...this can be…

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Category: Year 1

year 2

Greetings,

Firstly, a huge well done and congratulations to Years 1 and 2 for their Christmas production. We are all so proud and impressed with every single one of your children. Their dedication to learning their lines and songs was humbling. Bravo! And, of course, a big thank you for all…

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Category: Year 2

This week in Year 3.... (16.12.16)

This week in literacy, the children have been comparing the similarities and differences between a traditional fairy story, Cinderella and an alternative version, Alex and the Glass Slipper. Then  they have planned their own modern day version which will be written next week. 

In maths, they…

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Category: Year 3

Christingle

The Foundation Stage classes performed their Christingle service on Monday 12th December and Wednesday 14th December.

The children made a Christingle out of an orange.  They learnt about the First Christmas and sung some lovely Christmas songs.  Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for…

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

15 December 2016

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Christmas Maths in Year 6

This week we have been looking at the properties of circles in maths. To make our lovely festive garlands we had to work out the radius and diameter of different sized circles then use a compass to draw them accurately. We hope you like them. Merry Christmas!

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Christmas poetry

A wonderful afternoon writing christmas poetry! Wonderful haikus - super work year 5 :) 

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Category: Year 5

Tags: English

Children's Centre

We visited Central Children's Centre on Tuesday 13th December for a Christmas Extravaganza.  We met Anna and Elsa from Frozen and went on a Santa Hunt', through woods, a snowstorm and a cave until we found Father Christmas!

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

Year 1 - Planetarium Trip

Year 1 had an exciting trip to a planetarium in the Science Zone UK on Wednesday 30th November.

We learnt lots about space, light and dark.  It was a lovely trip and we realised how much we all knew about this topic.  We also learnt some new facts such as astronauts have to exercise in space…

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Category: Year 1

Y6 gymnastics routine

Over the term, we have been working, with Mrs Smith, to create a gymnastics routine. The pupils have worked on timing, travelling, counter balances and finally the impressive group balance. They have really enjoyed putting this together and performed our routine to Willow class and Silver Birch…

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Category: Class of 2010

Hannukah

In Reception we were very lucky to have a parent talk to use about Hannukah. She explained that it is the festival of light. She lit a menorah candle and said that people light a candle every day for 8 days. 

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Category: Reception Blog

Outdoor Club Autumn 2016

We have had a great time over the last term in outdoor club. Key stage one children have been putting on their wellies every week to experience the great outdoors. Here are some of the fun things we have been doing: 

 

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Category: Outdoor Learning

Party

We had our Christmas party on Monday 12th December.  We made party hats, ate  party food and enjoyed playing lots of fun party games!

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

Year 6 Weekly blog

The children have been looking at grammar this week and we have been identifying determiners and prepositions. I was really surprised at just how quickly the children began to understand how our language is constructed and why we need certain words for certain jobs. We also watched a short video…

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Category: Year 6

Snow Globes

What would it be like to live in a snow globe?

Come and have a look!!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Arts and crafts

The children have started Christmas crafts which they will be coming home with next week. They have made calendars and cards so far. The children are really enjoying the Christmas role play area where they can wrap presents and write cards 

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Category: Reception Blog

French

This week in French the children sang Christmas songs in French then went on to make a Christmas card 

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Category: Reception Blog

Where are you Snowdrop?

Have you seen Snowdrop?

This morning we came into class and hunted high and low for Snowdrop. Did she over sleep or has she been too busy with Father Christmas' errands?

We are getting so worried, where could she be? Did we do something wrong or did we upset her?

If you do see her please…

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Category: Class of 2014

Playdough Challenge!

 

In Year 3 we have been learning about the works of Mary Anning; a famous palaeontologist from the 19th Century. We have been looking at the fossils she discovered in the Dorset coast and have attempted to rebuild them using Playdough!

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Category: Class of 2013

Y2

Happy Friday greetings from year 2! 

A busy festive week this week. The Christmas production is completed, tweaked and we are ready to deliver our christmas cheer next week.

I have introduced a new challenge to the class today. Read as many words as you can (correctly) from any (level…

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Category: Year 2

This week in Reception 9th December

This week in Reception we have continued to get festive. The children found the elf doing strange things every morning. She had left some activities for the children to complete each day for example designing an outfit, making biscuits, designing a hat, scarf and gloves and to keep the classroom…

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Category: Reception

St James church Christmas visit

This afternoon I have had the pleasure of visiting St James church with Mrs Sutcliff and some of the reception children. We have helped decorate the tree with some fantastic decorations, made by reception and year five children. 

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Category: Headteachers Blog

This week in year 3...(9.12.16)

This week the children have written amazing book reviews to encourage other children to read their favourite books. I'm so proud of their beautiful joined writing and the detail they included! 

In maths, they have been using different measuring equipment, reading scales and solving word…

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Category: Year 3

Reception Homework- 7th December

This week we would like the children to make a tree decoration for our year group tree. 

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Category: Reception Blog

Nursery Nativity

We all can’t wait for the performance next week!

Here’s a sneak peak from today’s dress rehearsal!!

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Category: Nursery

Mark Hearld-inspired Woodland creatures

A selection of our Friday club of Year 1-4 artists with their completed artworks.

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Category: Art Club

Mark Hearld-inspired Autumn Collages

Artists from Year 5 and 6 studied in detail the many different techniques used by Mark Hearld to create his layered collage images.  Inspired by this, they created large scale collages using masking, resist painting with inks and brusho over oil pastels, relief printing and collaging with sprayed,…

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Category: Art Club

Year 1 9.12.16

Wow what a busy week! We have been busy working hard on our Christmas play. We all looked super during our dress rehearsal. 

When we haven't been practising, we have been continuing with money in maths and sentence structure in literacy. Ellis the Elf was generous this week and left us 'The…

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Category: Year 1

CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I like Christmas so much it is my favorite festival in the year.I like Christmas because I get loads of presents.Also I like to have snowball fight at Christmas.

 

By Charlie

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

My favourite Christmas song is Rocking around the Christmas tree 

 

 

                                   from Zach

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

My favourite thing about Christmas is the presents I get.My favourite one is my vet kit. By Poppy

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

My favourite christmas film is the nightmare before Christmas.I think it is very funny.My favourite part is when the pumpkin king goes into Christmas instead of Halloween .I also like it because it is a film for  the whole family.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! My favourite thing about Christmas is snapping Christmas crackers and opening Christmas presents on Christmas Day It's my favourite time of year! We also have family tradition Which is drinking shlour. On Christmas Eve I  put out a carrot and a mince pie and hot milk in a big…

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

The two main things I want for Christmas are Skylanders imaginators and Skylanders superchargers.

 

from Harvey

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

I really like Christmas.At Christmas time I really like playing football outside in the snow and throwing snowballs at over people.I also get lots of presents at Christmas and I really like that.In my house at Christmas we put up our decorations like the Christmas tree and lights outside.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas tree.

It's a christmas tree with snow on it and red and yellow baubles. Jack.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

When chistmas trees have got all there light's and baubles up they look very,very beautiful

and my main chistmas present is the lego volcano set

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

My favourite thing to do at Christmas is watch Christmas movies. My favourite movie is Nativaty 3. It's very funny and my favourite song from it is Dude Where's My Donkey, although they are all very good. 

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

Home Alone 2 is my favourite Christmas movie.It is hilarious and funny.My favourite part is when the robbers get beeten up by the traps made by the kid.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas!!!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! It's my favourite time of year ,and I love to get everything ready for Christmas Eve. I think it's also important that you are nice to people and are kind during the lead up to Christmas. One of the best feelings EVER is the feeling when you wake up on Christmas day. I also…

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas

Christmas time is for sharing. I love Christmas its so festive and snowy. I wish it was Christmas every day because you get lots of presents. But actully Christmas is not all about presents it about someone very speaical his name is Jesus. He was born on Christmas that's actully why celebrate…

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Christmas biscuits

We made some delicious Christmas biscuits. In the afternoon we went on our welly walk and scattered some biscuit crumbs ready for the reindeers visiting PomPom the elf to check on her. The children loved baking the biscuits and got very creative when decorating them. 

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Category: Reception

Year 5 - Printing

In year 5 we have been discussing crops that are grown in Africa.  Today children had the opportunity to use some of these fruits and vegetables to print their own fruit bowls.  Great fun! 

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Category: Year 5

Model Makers

One of our little artists chose to use the plasticine to make 3d figures. we found somewhere special to display them.

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Category: Nursery

Sprouting creativity!

We’ve been using watercolours and different shades of green to create our observational drawings of sprouts. A group of boys were fascinated by what a sprout looked like inside. One child said it looked like it had seeds in.No-one wanted to taste sprouts though!

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Category: Nursery

Christmas Fair

It’s that time of year again!

Nursery are very excited at the thought of playing the racing pig game, and winning some sweets.

You can buy a beautiful decoration handmade by your child for 30p.

And possibly even see a very special visitor.

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Category: Nursery

A Little Bird Told Me!

The dress rehearsal and today’s performance were wonderful. I’m sure it will be just as magical tomorrow.

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Category: Nursery

funny feeling

Today we were feeling things in the Memorial Garden like trees, rocks, dens, mud, soil, and the outdoor classroom. We were writing adjectives to help us add description. Everyone enjoyed it. 

By Nathan and Thomas 

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Category: Year 3 blog

We Rock!

 

Today in Year 3 we have been making animations on Purple Mash. We have been making animations of how different rock types are formed, using what we have learnt in Science. We have been animating the process of how igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks are formed.

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Category: Class of 2013

Santa’s Little Helpers!

We have been very busy helping out in Santa’s Workshop today…

We used problem solving, thinking & discussion skills to work together to wrap presents – it is a very tricky task!

We wrote labels for presents, worked out how to hold the paper whilst getting sticky tape and even decorated the…

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Category: Class RKS

Stone Age jewellery

 

Last week Year 5 finished their Stone Age jewellery.  They were all very patient waiting for the clay to dry.  They look really effective.

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Category: Class of 2011

Football Tournament

 

Recently, St.John’s played host to a mini – tournament with local schools St.Catherine’s and St.Cuthburt’s. It was great for the children to play against other children from other schools, great fun was had by all!

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

The Snowman writing

We are so proud of our Snowman writing that we have been doing in Literacy and Language.

Keep an eye out for our writing on our corridor displays. 

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

We’re going on a bear hunt!

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Category: Nursery

Problem solving

The cold weather had made all the water turn into ice outdoors. We noticed that some things were trapped. How were we ever going to get them out?

Don’t worry the children came up with, and tried out, lots of different strategies. Bashing the ice with a wooden block was most effective!

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Category: Nursery

Belthorn Choir visit Blackburn Birth Centre

The choir performed superbly at Blackburn Birth Centree's Christmas Fair. The children sang a Christmas songs led by Mrs Wright. They all sang beautifully and confidently. They had lots of fun and also enjoyed the chocolate tombola and sweets from Santa. A huge thank you to all of the children and…

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Category: Year 1

Dear Father Christmas...

Dear Father Christmas...

There has been a magical Christmas buzz in the Beech Tree class this week. Our classroom is now taking on a Christmas feel with our Nativity scene, Christmas tree and beautiful Advent calendar. We have had visits from Snowdrop the elf and we even heard Father Christmas…

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Category: Class of 2015

Newsletter Year 4 2.2.12

In English, we have been looking at changing noun phrases and sentence structures and generating questions during the reading process to deepen understanding.

In Maths, we have been attempting various different word problems and trying to convince the rest of the class why our answers are…

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Category: Year 4

The launch of Christmas

This week has been a very exciting week as we have launched Christmas. The children couldn’t wait for Thursday so we could start to play Christmas songs in the classroom. We have had a very interesting week as some strange items arrived on the field on Wednesday so as part of our Welly Walk we…

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Category: Reception

Year 6 Weekly blog

This week in numeracy the children have been looking at fractions and finding simple percentages of amounts. As the shops become increasingly busier there may be opportunity to test their knowledge when out Christmas shopping, if you see items reduced by a percentage get them to figure it…

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Category: Year 6

Elfis has entered the building...

Today we have been joined by an elf from the North Pole. He came with no name so we have decided to call him Elfis, or to give hime his full name... Elfis Oliver Percy Presently.

We have heard that he can be extremely mischievous so we will have to wait and see...

 

by Kaitlyn.

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Category: Year 6 Blog

The FSU elf has arrived!

The FSU children have been very excited to find out what Elf Has been up to this morning. 

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Category: Class of 2022

Super rocking stew

In Design and Technology we made a stew. We put broccoli, carrots, potatoes and stock into it. We also tried some with different spices in. Chopping the vegetables was good fun. It was really yummy. 

By Maisie, Lucy, Eliza, Noah and Lilyrose 

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Category: Year 3 blog

The naughty Elf

When we came into year 3, we saw a naughty elf on the book shelf. He wrote  hello year 3 and knocked some books down. He is so naughty! He even broke our chocolate advent calendar. We're hoping he doesn't do anything silly over the weekend. 

By Lucas and Sanija

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Category: Year 3 blog

This week in Year 3...

This week in literacy the children have written fantastic book reviews to encourage other children to read the BFG. Next week, they will write their own book review for their own favourite fiction text. Please could you share ideas over the weekend and discuss their favourite character and part…

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Category: Year 3

This week in Year 3...

This week in literacy the children have written fantastic book reviews to encourage other children to read the BFG. Next week, they will write their own book review for their own favourite fiction text. Please could you share ideas over the weekend and discuss their favourite character and part…

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Category: Year 3

This Week!

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Category: Reception

The Snowman

We have been busy writing 'The Snowman' story this week and our stars this week did some amazing pieces of work.

Well done to everyone!

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

2nd December

We've had another busy week! 

As well all that Snowman writing, we have been getting ready to entertain everyone next week with our Nativity concert.

We are being singers, actors and narrators and we have a few surprises in store for you all too.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Year 1......2.12.16

We have been busy practising our Christmas play this week. We are getting better and better at our songs. We are really excited to perform as the date is getting closer...

In maths we have been learning about money. We have looked different coins and their values and then progressed to adding…

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Category: Year 1

SORAYA CHRISTMAS FAIR

Hi my name is Soraya and today im going to tell you about christmas fairs at Kennighton .Last christmas fair I saw Imaan

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Category: Class of 2017

New teachers in year 5 by Mohammed Bux

Unfortunately Miss Derbyshere is ill so over the last two weeks we have been having different teachers so its been hard knowing them. They are really nice though so there is no worry

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Category: Class of 2017

HAMZAH

Hello and welcome back to a new blog. Today I am going to tell you about my Saturday night. At nine o clock I watch Im a celebrety get me out me out of here. My fouvorite celebretys are Adam, Scarlet, Martin and Joel. I also play playstation games like Fifa 17 and Rocket League. I play Fifa 17…

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Category: Class of 2018

Christmas Fair Amber

Hi again I'm back. On the 8th of November is the Christmas Fair and I will be singing in Choir. We get to sing Christmas songs and have lots of fun. It starts at 5:30pm so I will probably arrive at that time. I hope it's a really good one!    BYE!

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Category: Class of 2018

Blog of the year! By Aminah Akhtar

A new year is coming! Also christmas is coming! You must be wondering why I am so exited for christmas because I dont celebrate christmas. Well guess what I actually find christmas fasanating. Lots of parents are getting ready for christmas. Everybody have a merry christmas and have a happy new…

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Category: Class of 2018

New teachers in year5 by Charlie

On Monday we got a new teacher in our class called Misses Duffy. She is the deputy head of the school it's really fun with her being in this class with a new teacher.

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Category: Class of 2018

Blogging again!!! [ Soha]

Hi everyone it's me and I'm finally blogging again yeeeeyy.At school there's going to be a Christmas   fair I can't wait!Yesterday we watched a movie called Inkheart it was very good and adventurous you have to watch it well that's it for today bye!!

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Category: Class of 2018

Nimra, s birthday party

last Saturday was my birthday party.so many people was there.i had 3 cakes. It was fun the most annoying part was the balloon popping it was like pop pop pop!

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Category: Class of 2018

Blogging again [ Maariyah k ]

Hey guys its me Maariyah and im blogging again.This week was my fav week because after school on Monday, I watched Kung fu Panda 3 it was really good and funny.Yesterday we watched the receptions nativity play it was a good play.Bye guys!!!!

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Category: Class of 2017

Aliyah fantastic blog

Hi it's me Aliyah I a, going to be talking about something that I am really excited about my performance in front of the whole school.we are doing a play called Aladdin and I have an amazing part is the emperor.

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Category: Class of 2018

IMAANS FUN DAY AT CUBS!!!

I had a great time at cubs last week. We had marshmallows they were delicious. Mmmm!!! Then we had biscuits they were also delicious too. Yummmm!!!!! Oh yes I forgot to say that I went on a fire engine. It was sooo fun!!! Yay!!!

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Category: Class of 2018

So many teachers in year5 by jenson

In the past few weeks year5 has bine haveing so many teacher alltogerth we have one billion teachers and this is the end of my blog

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Category: Class of 2018

Tremendous Thursday by Arturs

Hello my name is arturs,last week my neighbor came into my house and we were so happy and noisy because we laughed so hard I fell and it made us laugh harder.

The next day we had ice on our road so we skidded and we some times fell but it was fun.

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Amir football

Hi my name is Amir  and on Thursdays i play football training. It is so fun. This is my best sport and I love this club.I not missed a club of it and that's how much I love football.

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Category: Class of 2018

Skye's awesome life

I am very excited for Christmas time because it is the 1st day of December and my grandad is hosting a big party for lots of other children.And also I am really excited about the play we are putting on . And the Christmas fair is on the same day as the play. Anyway that is all I have to say buy…

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Category: Class of 2018

My thoughts about Inkheart by Ifrah Asif

My name is Ifrah, I would like to tell you about my thoughts on the movie Inkheart. Inkheart is an amazing movie and I would recommend this to anyone who loves mysteries. In the movie when you read a book, the characters would come to life. But if you read out an evil character wicked things will…

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Category: Class of 2018

Adam's night at Old Traford

Yesterday me my family and my cousins went to watch Manchester United V West Ham.It was really weird when I was in the stand .

Manchester united were playing really well they scored in the first minute evryone was screaming then Weat Ham scored .

second half was great lodes of goals I loved…

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Category: Class of 2018

Sam's blog

Hello my name is Sam. I have had a great week. On Sunday I had a  taekwondo lesson and learnt how to count in Korean and do a knife hand strike. It was hard because we had to balance on one leg. On Tuesday we watched  Inkheart the movie. In the movie there was a character called Mo and he can read…

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Category: Class of 2018

Another blog by Lily s

Hi My name is Lily, and I am going to talk about what I want for Christmas. For starters I would love to have a phone so I can text and call my friends. I would also love a game called Lego dimensions. 

I would also love some money so i can buy what I want after Christmas. I would like some…

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Category: Class of 2017

Inkheart By Thomas

In school on Tuesday and Wednesday we watch Inkheart it was so amazing how one man and his douter who were called Mo and Meggiy could bring monsters,villens,heroes,muteness and normal people out of a harmless little old book but there's one bad thing about that gift is if someone or…

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Category: Class of 2018

Ellie's blog

Hi people of the world I have nothing to write about ok got it!

So one day when I was little my mum phoned the wall painters (but she did not I was the wall painter me and my brother were painters so yeah) and the orange paint was out me and my brother jack painted the walls and our mum did not…

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Category: Class of 2018

Teachers in year 5 by Aaliya

In year 5 Mrs Duffy is teaching the class.She is the best teacher ever because she is nice and funny.She has a Duffy catwalk.Anyway she has changed the whole class to become a big,clear class room.We watched Inkheart on Monday and Tuesday.BYE!

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Category: Class of 2018

Outstanding films By Hana Hanif

In our fabulous school we have been watching Inkheart on Tueseday and Wednesday. The movie was expected for ages 9-10. The movie was excellent to watch. I think it is better watching the film. The characters are: Meggie, Mo,Elinor.Anyway the move was fantastic.

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Category: Class of 2018

A blog by Lauren

Hi everyone who else is not a morning person I am so not a good morning person. 

I am going to tell you what I want for Christmas; a bike,some money to get a new phone or ps4,Lego sets,beanie boos and a phone case! 

Ok that's the end of my blog thanks,byyyeee !!!

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Category: Class of 2018

Maariyah's review of inkheart!

This week in year 5 we watched a really fantastic movie called inkheart. It was a relly great movie because two characters named Mo and Meggie could read people out in the book to this world. The bad thing about this unusual gift is that if they read the book and someone comes out, someone in the…

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Category: Class of 2018

TREMENDOUS THURSDAY BY FAHIM

Welcome back, hopefully by now you know that my name is Fahim. I have had a wonderful week we have had our amazing headteacher. Yesterday we played football which was amazing. I love all kind of sports aspecially football. I like pe because you can get fit and it is so fun. I have been watching I…

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Category: Class of 2018

Best teacher ever by Ariba

Hi guys I want to share my best moment ever with you.We have got the best teacher ever called Mrs Duffy.On Monday we watched a amazing movie called Ink Heart it was amazing I would recommend it 100/100.We always do fun things when we have got a different teacher.Mrs Duffy is the most kindnesses…

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Category: Class of 2018

Best teachers Alishah

Mrs Duffy is so kind and nice .When Iam struggling Mrs Duffy says it doesn't matter if you don't understand I'm here to help you.Mrs Duffy says that she like it when people make mistakes because you can learn by your mistakes.When I wake up  in the morning I feel tired and then when I to school…

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Category: Class of 2018

Krish's blog

Hello my name is Krish,today I am going to tell you about what I think about Inkheart and what my weekend was like. Inkheart was a film about when Mo,Lisa and Meggie are a family but when Mo and Meggie read out loud the characters come out and somebody goes in. Mo once read Inkheart and bad…

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Category: Class of 2018

Year 5 - African Art

After looking at a selection of Gathinja Yamokoski's work, year 5 had a wonderful afternoon yesterday creating pieces of African Art. Super work! 

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Category: Year 5

Mr Bamber's Blog

Well done to all the student leaders who are working extremely hard in preperation for the Christmas Fair whis is this Saturday 3rd December and for the Year 7 Christmas Disco which is next Thursday 8th December. Commiserations to the rugby team narrowly lost in the Wigan and Leigh Schools Cup…

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Category: Miss Brown's Blog

Snowdrop the Elf

Today we recieved a very urgent parcel all the way from the North Pole. Inside was an elf sent from Santa. Her job is to report back to Santa all the exciting things that she sees in class. Santa can also keep his eye on us through his 'web cam'.

Our little elf did not have a name when she…

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Category: Class of 2014

Workout Week

What a fabulous week we have all had working out and raising money for our St John’s school grounds development project!

Miss Vecchione will spend the weekend adding up the scores to see which class travelled the most laps in their half hour and the winners will be announced in Monday morning…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Christmas Crazy!

Recently we have been getting into the Christmas spirit and being creative: designing our own Christmas baubles to show our understanding of British Values and Anti-Bullying.

This year's Christmas Trip took us to the Odeon Cinema, Trafford Centre.  The students (and Staff) had a fantastic…

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Category: Mrs Norcross' Blog

Alice in Wonderland

This week, we have been learning about Alice in Wonderland. We have been reading the book and have only got a few chapters to go. It is full of interesting characters...

We have also been looking at two film versions of the story and we are beginning to study some of the characters from them.…

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Category: Year 6 Blog

Year 1 Homework 30th November 2016

Year 1 homework this week will involve revising suffixes we have learnt in Literacy this week.

The children will practise using adding 'ing' and 'ed' onto the end of verbs to change their meaning and tense.

Please get the children to complete the worksheet in their homework book.

Thank…

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Category: Year 1

Our stew

Today we were making stew. We planned our meal for a shipwrecked survivor. We used potatoes, carrots, broccoli, peppers and an oxo cube. We had so much fun and it was delicious! 

By Aimee, Thomas, Hanna, Kayleigh and Malik

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Category: Year 3 blog

Phun with Phestive Phones

We had fun today learning about how sound travels. When we spoke into the cup the vibrations travelled down the string on our 'Stringy Phones' and it was amplified by the plastic cup. We were sending secret messages to each other and we really could hear everything clearly! We decorated them so…

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: amazing

Reception have made their own bread!

Today John from mellors came in to make bread with the children. The children took turns at adding the ingredients to the bowl. Then they got to mix the mixture and knead the dough. Then we all got to taste the bread and the children said it was yummy. 

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Category: Reception

Today we made bread, it was delicious!

Little Bells made bread today with John from Mellors. He showed the children the ingredients they needed and they helped to put the mixture into the bowl. All the children had a turn at mixing and kneading the dough. Then we got to try the bread. It was delicious. Here is what the children…

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Category: Little Bells Blog

People who help us visit Reception Class

This half term we have been learning about the people who help us at home, at school and in our community. We have been learning the names and jobs of people in the school who help us every day and have toured the school in groups to get to know the staff and children in the juniors. 

We have…

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Category: Class of 2016

School places

It’s that time of year when you need to apply for a school place if your child id due to start school in September 2017 (4 before August 31st 2017).

All school applications are completed online. If you would like help with the online form please ask in the Children’s Centre, or phone the…

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Category: Nursery

A Little Bird Told Me…..Christmas is coming!

The singing is coming along very nicely ready for the performances next week, as well as the dance moves!

Please make sure that you’ve booked tickets, and you will need to bring the tickets to the performance to see your little stars!

Wednesday 8th December at 9:30am

Thursday 9th December…

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Category: Nursery

Nursery Stay & Play

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Category: Nursery

This week in Year 2.

Year 2 have had a busy 2 weeks learning all about the Emperor penguins and polar bears of the Arctic and Antarctica. 

Individual school photos were taken, and will be available to buy in time for Christmas.

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Category: Year 2

Year 4 Newsletter 25.11.16

In English, we have been looking at the features of non-chronological reports and researching a WW2 topic to base our reports on.  We have been refining our writing skills by ensuring we are punctuation direct speech correctly with inverted commas.

In Maths, we have been looking at measurements…

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Category: Year 4

Circuits

On Thursday 24th November Silver Birch Class built a series of electrical circuits and had to identify each element:

cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.

Look at our pictures to see what we created. 

Well done to Noah who was our top circuit builder. 

 

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Category: Class of 2012

Road Safety Week

Image result for crossing the road safely cartoon

This week we have been focussing on road safety. The children have learnt about crossing the road carefully and what they should do when waiting to cross. Hold a grown-ups hand, listen, look, wait and look again then if it’s safe to cross, cross over sensibly. We have also talked about wearing…

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Category: Reception

Builders of the Future

This week the Penguins have been very busy. We've made bread and a house for the 3 little pigs! The wolf was a bit busy so we used a hair dryer to see if the buildings could stand up to huffing and puffing. We were able to learn so much from testing our houses that were made from a variety of…

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Category: Class of 2016

Following instructions in the Penguins

The penguins did a brilliant job of making instructions this week. We followed them perfectly and made some tasty bread!

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Category: Class of 2021

I'm Late...I'm Late...

This week we have started to look at Classic Fiction, the book we are studying in class is 'Alice in Wonderland' We have read the first couple of chapters and we are really beginning to enjoy this story. We have had to read part of a chapter and use the Point, Evidence, Explain technique to answer…

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Category: Year 6 Blog

Dragons

Today has been so exciting in year one .  Our mystery egg had cracked open. We followed a trail of footprints through the school and found a dragon in Mr Brammer's classroom. Mrs Gibson found an elf with it. The elf has brought us a letter from Santa. 

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Category: Year 1 blog

Year 6 Newsletter

This week in numeracy the children have been going fraction crazy. They have been adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying fractions. They have been converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and dividing fractions by whole numbers. Their homework is a fraction task so I think they will…

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Category: Year 6

Snowbell and Snowdrop

This week the children have loved celebrating Snowbell and Snowdrop's birthday. They turned four today. The children have been making party hats, writing cards and invitations. Today they have shared some cheese to mark the special occasion.

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Category: Class of 2022

Happy Friday!

Hi everyone! Sorry we haven't blogged in a while...we have been soooo busy! This week we have done lots of hard work such as:

-Performing The Highwayman poem

-Identifying noun phrases and looked at how many we can find in The Highwayman poem.     -Making posters about noun…

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

This week in year 3...

This week the children have written amazing letters home in the role of an evacuee.  They  have described their experience living in the countryside and  explained  how it felt to be separated  from their family. 

In maths, they have used the number line for division and have been telling the…

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Category: Year 3

Homework- 23rd November

This week we woluld like the children to work on their number formation

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Category: Reception Blog

25th November

A big round of applause to our Stars this week.

Well done! 

You should be proud of your achievements.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Year 1 25.11.16

Well what an exciting week...in geography the Snowman and the Snowdog sent us on a scavenger hunt to find out about the capital city of England. We pretended we were in Londom and worked in pairs to find some London landmarks around the field and playground. We now know that London is the capital…

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Category: Year 1

This week’s spellings (test on 24.11.16)

Miss Lester’s group

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

prejudice

priceless

principal

procrastinate

precise

precarious

preserved

Mrs Tucker/ Mrs Clayton’s…

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Category: Class 5L

Year 4 Homework

Literacy:

This week we would like you to write us a short story or paragraph using as many of your spellings as possible. You choose your own 5 spellings from your book, and then we learnt about the ‘tion’ suffix. When you use your spelling, underline it in your writing!

Maths:

This week,…

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Category: Year 4

Brain Games and Puzzles

In 'Brain Games and Puzzles' club, for Years 5 and 6, we have been designing our own board games and puzzles for others to play. Aisha in Year 5 created this beautiful, space themed game! Well done Aisha!

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Category: Year 5

Tags: Year 6

Road Safety Week

Today Little Bells practised crossing the road safety. 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Stone Age Day

Year 5 have had a fun filled day today completing their Stone Age challenges.  They thoroughly enjoyed building Stonehenge out of biscuits, making jewellery and carving tools from their soap.

The winners of the Stonehenge challenge were Francesca and Precious.  Well…

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Category: Class of 2011

The Snowman

Our new topic is ... The snowman.

We have lots to look forward to:

Creative writing - where would the snowman take you?

DT - making snow globes.

music - Waking in the air linked to feelings.

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

The Snowman

Today we will start our new whole school topic, 'The Snowman'

Please see below for topic planning and important dates for your diary. 

We are going to be busy, busy, busy! So keep checking back to see what we have been up to.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

New Topic

Our new whole school topic commences on the 21st of November. Our new whole school topic title is 'The Snowman' and is based around the book of the same title written by Raymond Briggs. See the documents below for our initial topic overview.

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

21st November

This morning we came into our classroom by torchlight! 

Inside we found The Snowman, James and the Snowdog flying across the ceiling surrounded by shiny falling snowflakes. We thought it looked beautiful especially with the 'Northern Lights' and Walking in the Air music.

What a magical start…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

The Snowman

We have now started our new topic. We have been reading the story of 'The Snowman'.  We will be doing lots of work related to the story.  We will also be doing lots of lovely Christmas themed activities.  

Keep checking back to see what we are doing.

Feelings

We have been thinking…

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

This week in year 3...

The children have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Children in Need today with their teddies. They talked about the significance of the charity and how raising money can help other children.

In literacy, the children have explored the features of informal letters and have written  a letter in the…

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Category: Year 3

The Great Fire of London Time Line

The Great Fire of London

This week Year Two took part in a Great Fire of London workshop. They learnt lots of new facts and participated in group discussions about the fire. We also learnt a time line for the events and performed it for Mrs Johnson one of our governors who had made a special…

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Category: Class of 2014

Year 3 Stone Age Workshop!

Yr3 had a great Stone Age workshop on Wednesday! We thoroughly enjoyed learning lots of new facts and we are now looking forward to Stone Age Day on Monday! Don’t forget your soap and biscuits!

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Category: Class of 2013

Super Veggies

The children have really enjoyed reading ‘Supertato’ this week and making ‘Superveggies’.

This morning we arrived at school and all the Superveggies had been captured! Supertato was strapped to the overhead projector, Super Pepper was stuck in the playdough, Super Corn was tied to the train…

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Category: Class RW

Homework

This weeks homework;

To make a Superhero vegetable or fruit at home.

We have used plastic vegetables and fruit this week but you could perhaps use some spare fruit or vegetables that you have around the house. You could;

  1. Send an email with a photo of the Superhero vegetable or…

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Category: Class RW

Weather Watch

Nursery noticed something very beautiful on Thursday afternoon through the window.

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Category: Nursery

This week at school

Hi Everybody,

This week we've been learning about op art . We needed to create an illusion picture of an everlasting hole. This was very exciting  because it was quite challenging, however we all managed to successfully draw it in the time limit. In this lesson we learnt all about the three…

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Category: Class 6G Blog

3/n

hello everyone in  year three  we have been  learning  about  auntie -bullying ,we did a  poster. Today i did about

the fireworks  makers  daughter  .i   did  a  hearos  poster.i did  maths . 

we did a  recipe. 


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Category: Class 3D Blog

3n

hello everyone in this week we have bin leaning about anty- bullying. we did lots of fun things like posters for a compition , draw supper heros and lots more things to do.

In maths we leant the colom methord it was a bit hard for some of us but i maniged to do it , i did have fun doing it…

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Category: Library Club

Hunger Games

Hey guys,

the past week we have been working and reading about The Hunger Games. It has been tense and fun also annoying , because our teachers have been leaving us on cliffhangers. Our most surprising moment was when Effie Trinket drafted Prim Rose everdeen and Katnis Everdeen voluntered for…

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Category: Library Club

Teddy Bears Picnic

This week has been a very exciting week. The children have been preparing all week for the Teddy Bears Picnic. They have made invitations for their special bear, made repeating pattern bunting, been on a Pudsey number and phonics hunt, talked about sharing food at picnic equally, learnt about…

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Category: Reception

Year 2

A round of applause for all the hard work in year 2 this week. 

We have been looking at division as sharing in maths and instructional writing in literacy. It's been tough, but the kids have been amazing.

We are lucky to have FUNDA working with us on Wednesdays from this week. The children…

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Category: Year 2

Year 2

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Category: Year 2

Instructions in the Penguins

This week our class visitor, Joey the rabbit has been struggling with the daily routine. We had to write a set of instructions so that everyone would know what to do. Haven't the Penguins done a great job?!

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Category: Class of 2021

Year 6 Weekly blog

This week in year 6 the children have been looking at equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages. They have completed a grid to show how each simple fraction is equivalent in decimal and percentage form and then the children designed their own game to help each other understand…

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Category: Year 6

Children in Need - Spotty day!

Today the children have come to Pre-School wearing spotty clothes. They have brought their favourite teddy bear to join in the teddy bears picnic. We have planned lots of exciting activities include a pudsey treasure hunt, painting pudsey and making our own sandwiches and cakes for the…

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Drama

This week Year 5 have been doing some drama work.  They have looked at the technique of creating a scene using only their bodies as props.  Thank you to Mrs Taylor, a volunteer for leading these sessions.

 

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Category: Class of 2011

Welcome Back

Dear All,

Welcome back. I trust you have had a safe and enjoyable summer, relaxing with your family and friends ready for the year ahead.

Y10 is finally here! The journey along the path that you have chosen starts today. You all have a target or goal in mind; you’ve got your own aspirations…

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Category: Miss Lovatt's Blog

This Week In Reception…

Just a few of the exciting activities this week,

Dancing, Counting, Junk Model Making…

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Category: Reception

The week Pudsey and Panda came to stay

What a busy week it has been in Year 3! In English we have been learning about the 'Sound Collector' who collects all the sounds in your house and school, 'The Sound Collector' is a poem and this week has been Poetry week in class. We have shared our opinions on different poems and created our own…

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Category: Silver Class

Masks of Mystery and Imagination Winners

The Make It Shop have just announced their winners and runners up in the mask design competition.

Massive congratulations to Lorena, the winner in the under 8s age group, and Evie, the winner in the 8-11s category.

Well done too to Emily who was chosen as a Runner up.

Please pop along to…

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Category: Art Club

Anti-Bullying Year 4 Song

Year 4 sang a remake of the classic Power of Love song to remind everyone that we stand united against bullying in this school.

A serious message behind bullying it may seem!

Friends are like angels
They keep bad at bay
Love is the light
Scaring darkness away
I hate bullying too
Make…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

The World of Year 1

We've been having lots of fun this week. 

In numeracy we have been focussing on fractions. We have been using lots of practical resources to help with our understanding: chocolate, bread, pancakes, Jaffa cakes and much more. We have learnt how to find a half and what a half looks like as a…

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Category: Year 1

Bright sparks.

Today Silver Birch Class started their new Science topic on Electricity. 

First of all we turned all the lights off in the classroom to see how dark it was and how life would be without electricity.

The children then got into groups and brainstormed different types of electricial…

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Category: Class of 2012

Paw Patrol

Can you create a Paw Patrol picture at home for our wall?

Who will you draw?

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Category: Nursery

Funny food faces

Nursery have been making lots of choices whilst creating images, we have been looking at round shapes and straight lines. The children have made some thoughtful comments when they have chosen food to represent their facial features.

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Category: Nursery

Who knew what bears like to do?

Our favourite thing this week has been scratching like a bear! Why don’t you watch and have a try!

Bears

The clip is 15 minutes into the programme.

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Category: Nursery

New vocabulary - Google to the rescue!

We read a story called ‘A Brave Bear’ which led to a chat about what real bears can do.

We found some deer to go with our story, and soon learned that Daddy Deer was a stag, Mummy Deer was a doe and a Baby Deer was a fawn.

And then…. one of the children asked what a Daddy Bear was called?…

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Category: Nursery

My favourite things

Boxer puppies are my FAVOURITE dogs!!!!!!

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite thing

Tanki online is a really good.First you get on to the loading screen[above.]Next you get into your first game,space is fire.

There's an x in the corner.If you press it brings you out of the game.

You can buy a flamethrower and a machine gun tank.

Best game…

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

Misson imposible is a action movie.It is my favourite box set.It is a Tom Cruise film.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things number 2

My favourate thing of all time is my wii U because it is so much fun

one of the resons it is fun is because me and my mum play mario kart on it together

Another is cute things I love them

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My Favourite Things

I like Alex Rider because he is a secret agent with cool wepons.

Alex Rider facts:

He has a gilfrend called Sophie,

He went to an army camp,

He flies an american bommer.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

This looks just like my cat but smaller. It is the cutest breed of cat, a tabby. It's favourite thing to do is play with balls of wool. It's adorable!

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

I have loved liverpool since I was a little boy.My favourite food is PIZZA.My favourite shop is toys r us.My favourite animal is a dog.My favourite film is A nightmare before christmas.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

I have loved Liverpool since I was a little boy.My favourite food is PIZZA.My favourite shop is toys r us.My favourite animal is a dog.My favourite film is A nightmare before christmas.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

My favourite animals are dogs. I think they are really cute and cuddly. I have two dogs called Larson and Bobby.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

One of my favourite is my xbox 360 I like it because it is one of my favourite things in my house

my  favourite game on the xbox 360 is fifa 16

 

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

Pickachu is one of the most love-abullist pokemon in the world.Hi is very cute.He is a thunder type pokemon his powerifullist move is thunder shock and iron tail and Thunder pult. 

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

MyFavourite thing

My favourite animal is a puppy!!! It is fluffy and cutte. It's ears are floppy to. It's nose wet as a waterfall.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

My favourite thing is pokemon,my fravourite pokemon is Greninja.I like Greninja because he has a strong bond with Ash called Ash Greninja.

 Greninja facts:

Greninja is a ninja pokemon,

Greninja is ghost and water tipe pokemon,

He can be black or blue.

 

 

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite thing

My favourite animals are cats!!! I love them bacause they are cute and cuddly.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

My favourite sport is football. My favourite team is Bolton Wanderers! I love dogs. My favourite dogs are bulldogs. My favourite food is chicken fajitas. My favourite brand is JD.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

My favrouie thing is a dog because  there cute and fluffy like a  bear.I love them because I have got one.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

My favourite thing is a pug they have cute faces when there eyes go massive and I might be getting one next year and it will be a REALLY cute one.

 

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

This is my favourite kind of puppy it is so cute! It looks like a white fluff ball. It's pawsome paws are so awsome! I really want to get one when I am older.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

My favourite ever animals are definately cats!!! I like them because they are really cute and fluffy.  I do also like lots of different animals,but cats are deffinetly the best. I have two cats called His and Panic,and they are REALLY cute!

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

My favourite things

One of my favourate things are sphinx cats because to me they are sooooo CUTE and I have one as a pet.

Another one of my favourite things are sweets because they taste really good.

My finall favourite thing are vidio games becuse to me they are really entertaining.

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Category: Class of 2019 Children's Blog

Outside Classroom

The children are loving the outside classroom and being able to explore moving in different ways 

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Year 5 homework

This week we would like the children to complete the written multiplication and division activity (they can pick a method of their choice) and also the Literacy activity on adding suffixes. 

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Category: Year 5

Tags: Year 5

Year 5's trip to Bournemouth University

An exciting day out for all! 

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Category: Year 5

Tags: Year 5

Stone Age Exit Point

Year 4 had an amazing afternoon inviting in parents to showcase our cave painting skills using a variety of artistic resources. We had a phenomenal time!

Thank you to all the parents who came into support us we hope you enjoyed yourselves.

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Friendship Week

We have said some lovely things about what makes a good friend.

We are all very good friends at Welholme!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Reception Homework- 16th November 2016

This week we have been looking at money. We would like the children to count the number of 1ps and write the total.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Just keep swimming.

Year 4 are currently going swimming every Friday to Chorley swimming baths. They have been learning front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke

Each week we have our lesson then we play a game at the end. Well done to children in red group last week who won the swimming race. 

Who is going to…

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Category: Class of 2012

Stone Age Workshop

Today the children have spent the morning learning more about the Stone Age from our workshop. We have certainly learnt some new and interesting facts. Next week will be having a Stone Age day! Don't forget your biscuits and soap. 

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Category: Class of 2010

Superhero HQ!

We were very excited to make a Superhero Headquarters, having spent a long time talking about Batman, Superman, Spider Man, Super Girl and playing superhero role play outside.

Vito told his friends that Superheroes always have dens… so we decided to make a den using an A Frame and decorating it…

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Category: Class RKS

Year 1 News

This week we are learning about:

  • Position, direction and measuring lengths in Maths.
  • Writing a fairy tale based on Little Red Riding Hood in Literacy.
  • Solids, liquids, gases, rocks and minerals in Montessori Topic.

Please note…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Student Council

Hello! 

This is your head boy and head girl blog! We will be updating this page every week or so, to inform you about Longbenton's current news and important events.

Longbenton HS had their first student council meeting this week, discussing various issues that have arose: including up and…

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Category: Head boy / girl

Year Three Homework

This week for homework Year Three are finding their spelling words in a word search. Then, the children are to write sentences using these spelling words. Please remember to include a conjunction in your sentences! 

Spelling words for this week: expressive, expression, extreme, famous,…

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Spy School Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS!

Year 2 agents have graduated!

Say hello to MI6's class of 2016.

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

November 2016 Birth to 2s

We have been exploring different autumn colours by collecting leaves in the park and then making autumn pictures using leaves and red, yellow and green paint.

Welcome to Amelia, Mustafa and Ismail who will soon be joining the baby room. Laiba, Musa, Fathema and Alishba have started their visits…

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Category: Birth to 2s

Tags: Birth to 2s

Lest we forget...

Year 4 prepared to celebrate the life of heroes both living and fallen by making class poppies.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Laser beam training!

We really enjoyed our laser beam training in our PE lesson.

We now have  skills to keep our school safe!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Cave Paintings!

 

This week in Year 3 we have taken inspiration from the Stone Age and created our own Stone Age paintings. We looked at different examples of cave paintings from around the world and used these ideas to create our own!

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Category: Class of 2013

Time to get back to school

Welcome back after the half term holiday, we are back to school and welcome a new friend to our class, Jasmine. This week has been all about Matilda in English, we wrote a story about the library, we wrote a detailed description about her and we improved our dictionary skills. Mathematics has been…

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Category: Silver Class

Diwali

In Reception the children have been learning about Diwali. We have been dancing to Hindi music, making and writing Diwali cards, using pasta to make Rangoli patterns and making henna patterns. 

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Shabbat Shalom!

This week Year 2 have been learning about another faith, Judaism. We saw how a Jewish family prepares for and celebrates Shabbat each week. We made cards to wish people a peaceful and restful Shabbat. 

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Category: Year 2 Blog

We will remember…

In RKS we printed poppies using apples and our thumbprints.  We listened to a story and watched an animation to help us understand why we wear poppies.

After the 2 minute silence, we placed them altogether and made our own poppy field.

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Category: Class RKS

Stone Age Cave Paintings

This week we have been studying the cave paintings from the Stone Age. We have researched and looked at lots using virtual tours of a cave in France, learnt how they would have created a type of paint and tools they may have used. We then had a go at making paint and painting tools  'Stone Age…

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Category: Class of 2010

class3

This week in class 3N we have been learning about  fantsy storys and eletricicy and about baptism in are.For are homework we had to do eletricicty.

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Category: Library Club

class3

This week in class 3N,we have been learning about electricicy and how many things we rely on.

Also we showed mine and Sean's electricity powerpoint to give people ideas to when we do are

curcuit.

We wrote down "10" things, 1 the best and 10 the worst.

In engelish we did about a fantasy…

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Category: Library Club

class 6G

This week we have been learning about optical illusions. On Wednesday, Mrs Moffat came in and taught us about op art. She told us the key elements which are: 3D, illusion and movement. We looked at some images and we had to identify the 2 images in the one picture.  We had a go at making our own…

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Category: Class 6G Blog

Class 6G

Hello! For a whole day, (in science) we were discovering light. As well as expanding our learning with experiments, we gave a demonstration to the whole class.The class learnt how light travels, how we see and a whole day full of other fantastic facts. Now our science books are pretty full, thanks…

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Category: Class 6G Blog

Vegetable drawings

Today in art we have drawn vegetables using different materials. We used  pencil, charcoal, graphite and pen. We looked at real vegetables to help with our drawings. We liked smudging the charcoal.

By,

Lucy and Hanna

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Category: Year 3 blog

Year 6 news

This week in year 6 the children have had a fantastic time exploring World War 2. We integrated this into our new maths topic which is fractions, decimals and percentages and we rationed chocolate. The children all received one tiny piece each, their attempt to ration it was poor to say the least!…

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Category: Year 6

Ks1 Wow Day

Wow, what a morning! A door appeared in the our Year 1 classroom with a trail of glitter and snow! And believe it or not, in the glitter and snow was The Snowman and a riddle...

We listened to the riddle and had some instructions to find. We searched the playground for some jumbled up…

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Category: Year 2

News

Big launch of our new topic for the term. The Snowman left a trail of glitter and a note telling the children to find and order instructions to build a mystery model. Lots of fun was had and some very good team work demonstrated by year 1 and 2.

 

in maths we have been looking at…

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Category: Year 2

Year 4 News 11/11/16

The children had a fabulous first week back and have enjoyed the start of our topic of World War 2. 

In English, we have been thinking about remembrance and looking at stories from the war. The children have been extremely thoughtful and insightful during these lessons and we have been very…

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Category: Year 4

Key Stage 1 Wow day!

Wow, what a morning! A door appeared in the our Year 1 classroom with a trail of glitter and snow! And believe it or not, in the glitter and snow was The Snowman and a riddle...

We listened to the riddle and had some instructions to find. We searched the playground for some jumbled up…

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Category: Year 1

Autumn 2 Week 1

We have had a very busy start to our half term! Year 1 have been exploring odd and even numbers in maths and Year 2 have been exploring multiplication. We have started our stories by the same author unit in literacy and have enjoyed the Oliver Jeffer's story 'The Way Back Home'. 

On Tuesday we…

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Category: Class 1/2F Blog

Remembrance Day poems

Today in class we  discussed why we celebrate Remembrance Day. We had a 2 minute silence before tying up our lovely Poppy Poems onto the fence near the school entrance.

We have spent a few lessons creating our poems after looking at lots of examples and vocabulary.

 

Here are some of our…

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Category: Year 2 - Penguin

Tags: Year 2 Penguins

Spooky Spoonies

Yes, it’s that time of year again and the Tuesday Year 3 &4 artclub children have been busy imaginatively designing and creating their own Spooky Spoonie Puppets.  Boo!

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Category: Art Club

Remembrance day

At 11 o'clock today the whole school had a special Remembrance day assembly. All the children wore or held their poppies that they had made and had 2 minutes silence to think about the soldiers that are no longer with us.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Remembrance Day

At 11 o’clock reception joined the rest of the school for two minutes silence to remember all of the soldiers from the World Wars, they were all very grown up!

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Tags: nursery , British Values

November 2016 - Red and Yellow Classes

In Red and Yellow class we have spent a lot of time getting to know each other. Everyone has settled in and is beginning to form relationships with other children and adults.

The children (and staff) loved our core story ‘Hug’. Thank you to all families who brought their puppets in for us to…

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Category: Red and Yellow Classes

Tags: Red and yellow classes

November 2016 - Green Room

Welcome to Larayb who has joined us this half term.

Over the last few weeks we have had lots of fun exploring dinosaurs – in the sand, in role-play and making dinosaur homes. Our children enjoyed dancing to Punjabi Roots, and the Slovakian band during Us, Our Community, Our World week.

This…

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Category: Green Room

Tags: Blue and green rooms

Measure! Measure! Measure!

We have had such a busy week in maths this week. We have measured nearly everything in our classrooms! 

Here the children are investigating measuring themselves and objects in their classroom using 'hand spans'.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1 , Mathematics

Mark Hearld-inspired Owls

This term we are looking at the work of artist Mark Hearld and creating artworks using his painterly and collage techniques.

Our Wednesday Year 1&2 children have completed their owls using paint, oil pastels, collage materials for added texture and split pins for their flapping wings.…

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Category: Art Club

This week in Year 3...

The children and I have thoroughly enjoyed launching our new WW2 topic. They all looked amazing on Monday dressed as evacuees! We have researched facts about World War 2 and plotted events on a time line. We have also used atlases to locate the countries involved and have located them on a map…

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Category: Year 3

Taekwondo!!

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

First week back after half term

This week the children have loved getting involved with the rainbow challenges. They are growing with their independent task work and are each week challenging themselves well. The children have created shape rockets, draw parts from the Gunpowder Plot story and sequenced images from the story.…

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Category: Reception

Fireworks

Lots of the children were very animated talking about fireworks they had seen. Bang was our favourite description!

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Category: Nursery

Making tracks

We have been very busy outdoors using the cars and large tubes. We love exploring how to make the cars go fast. we put paint in the tubes to see what happened. The wiggly paint made some funny tracks.

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Category: Nursery

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Fun with the parachute

 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

St.John’s Gymnasts WOW at Manchester School’s PE Conference

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Reception Outside

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Category: Reception

November 2016 - Blue Room

Welcome to Alishba, Fathema and Musa who are joining us from Birth to 2s Room. Some of our children have already started their transition visits to Red and Yellow classes – we shall miss them when they go.

Taha, Julia and all the children really enjoyed dancing to the Slovakian band during Us,…

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Category: Blue Room and Green Rooms

Tags: Blue and green rooms

10th November

We have nearly finished our first Maths book in year 1! So this afternoon we decided to look through all the work we have done to find the piece that we are most proud of. We took a picture to add to our Seesaw Learning Journal along with a caption saying why we chose that particular piece of…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

This week in Year One...

We have had a super busy first week back in Year 1. We have been been learning all about verbs in grammar and have completed a range of activities. We particularly enjoyed creating some verb dances. We have started looking at instructions and started by making some jam sandwiches and ordering the…

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Category: Year 1

Reception Homework- 9th November

This week we would like the children to practice their letter formation. A reminder that this is due in on Monday 14th November.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Rosh Hashanah

Today we have been looking at how Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah. During the celebration, Jews eat apples dipped in honey. They do this to symbolise hopes for a "sweet" new year.  The apple is dipped in honey, the blessing for eating tree fruits is said, the apple is tasted, and then the…

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Category: Year 6 Blog

Tags: Rosh

Using apostrophes to show possession

SPAG 

We have been learning to spell words that have apostrophes to show possession. 

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Autumn 2 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

   

This term we will be learning about Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We will be using blocks to create castles and towers. Throughout this term we will be learning about the history of castles over time and placing them on a timeline. We will be making…

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

Masks of Mystery and Imagination

All of our talented artists have submitted uniquely designed and decorated masks for a competition linked with this year’s Chorlton Book Festival.

The mask designs were themed to favourite – and feared! – characters from mystery thrillers or crime books.

The competition was hosted by the…

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Category: Art Club

9th November

Today our poppies were taken to the Remembrance garden at The Knoll in Cleethorpes. We are very proud to have been invited to take part in this event. 

Please go along to have a look they are very impressive!

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Category: Year 1

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Tree planting at Gillibrand

Tree Planting  - Wednesday 16th November

As part of our ‘Going for Green’ playground development, we will be planting 30 trees in our outdoor space and we would like your help.

We will be planting trees on Wednesday 16th November after school.  If you would like to offer your help please…

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Category: Outdoor Learning

back swimming (by Ellie-may)

Hi guys and gals today I am going to talk about my first day back at swimming. 

Today in swimming we had to bring an extra pair of shorts and top because we were practising if we saw anyone in danger in an ocean,pond,river or sea. First we got into pairs then we were in pairs one of us would…

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Category: Class of 2018

What I did today at swimming. By Thomas.M

Today when we went swimming we were wearing t-shirts on.It was a bit weird but half of us took off our t-shirts and we tried to save some people in our group and we asked them who they were how old they were and where they lived and what house number they lived in and that's what we did in…

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Category: Class of 2018

Saving people by Charlie

Today at swimming we took t-shirts this time and we needed to get with a partner and then one of the partners went in the water and the other rescued them. The lesson was ok but not the best swimming lesson I have ever had. 

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Category: Class of 2018

Skye's fantastic half term

My fantastic half term started of with an amazing Halloween. Me and most of my family climbed Pendle hill it was awesome I loved it. The rest of the half term I was inside on my console but I had a wonderful time on the mountin . It took so long to get up and down and even longer to get home .…

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Category: Class of 2018

Sam's great day

Hello I'm Sam and I had a great day. In the holidays Charlie and I went to Manchester Museum. Me and Charlie touched Mars and the moon at Manchester museum. We went to the gift shop and bought a mini Egyptian coffin! I also built my Anglo Saxon house it took 3 days. We had to go out and collect…

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Category: Class of 2018

Amir's blog about swimming

Hi  today I'm going to talk about swimming on Tuesday 8 November 2016.We had to wear a  T shirts . When we arrived  we got changed and went in the swimming pool.We were talking about safety.Thats the end of my blog.

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Category: Class of 2018

Half term by Lily

At the beggining of half term I was really excited because it was nearly my birthday! It was going to be on the 2nd of November and I was going to be 10. My birthday came and we went out for tea, my family gave me lots of nice presents. The next day, for my party with my friends we went to the new…

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Category: Class of 2018

Aaliya's fantastic holiday!

In my holiday I went to stay at my Grandmas house.I had so much fun with my Family because we all met at my Grandmas house.My cousins and I played all day long until we were sleeping on the couch.On Sunday night I went to watch a bomb fire at Trafford centre.I really liked the way the fireworks…

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Category: Class of 2018

Maariyah's fantastic holiday!

In my holidays, I went to loads of weddings and half of them were extremely boring! I went to four weddings exactly.The second wedding I went to was really fun. It had a dessert  table and I had a piece of Fere Rocher cheesecake which was absolutely scrumptious. I also had a delightful pretty cake…

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Category: Class of 2018

Firework pictures

Fabulous art work from Little Bells 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Year Three Homework

This week, for homework, the children are to complete the on-line maths activities that have been set for them on Abacus. 

Spellings for this week: early, Earth, eight, eighth, enough, excercise, experience, experiment, experimentation, experimental. 

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Category: Year 3

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8th November

This afternoon we learnt all about why we wear poppies. Then, we made poppies. Some for us to wear on Friday and some to send to a special remembrance garden in Cleethorpes.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Year 5 homework

Wednesday 9th November 2016

English sheet – silent letters

Maths – symmetry sheet

Image result for eatwell plateTopic – research the ‘eat well plate’ and create an eat well plate of your own.  

Success criteria:

Subheadings

Pictures

Circle divided accurately

Challenge -…

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Category: Year 5

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Diwali Dancing

Last week the Year 3 children got the opportunity to experience and sample Diwali dancing. A dancing teacher came into school and worked with each class one at the time. The children had a great time and really enjoyed the opportunity.

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Category: Year 3

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Diwali and Indian dancing

We have loved learning about Diwali this week, especially the Bollywood dancing we did today!

We have got some great moves!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

4th November

'Star of the Week'

Look at those smiley faces!

Three more very proud children.

Well done!

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Superhero Mission!

The children were dressed as superheroes this week to begin our new topic. With the superman theme tune playying the children came into the classroom to find a series of challenges that they had to complete. When completed the superhero in charge checked their answers and presented them with the…

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Category: Year 1 - Sharks

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2D Shapes

In Maths the children have enjoyed using different resources to make and describe shapes. They have used the following resources to make their shapes: lollipop sticks, beads, string, play dough and the geo board. We encouraged the children to count how many sides and corners different shapes…

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Category: Reception Blog

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Fireworks

The children have enjoyed learning about fireworks this week. They have danced to firework music, learnt about the Gunpower Plot story and made firework pictures. The children enjoyed using paint, glitter and stickers to make their pictures.

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Category: Reception Blog

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Year 4 Homework

This week:

Maths: We have challenged the children with an online abacus task. This is a recap task involving place value in 4-digit numbers. (We are aware that there have been a few issues with the site over half term, if you do have any trouble accessing the site please let us know)

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Category: Year 4

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Year 4 Amazing Writing

We have been studying a story about two run away orphans and the children were set the challenge of writing a diary entry from the main characters point of view. All children have produced beautiful entries with lots of emotion!

This is a really fantastic piece of writing from Sofia in Holly…

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Category: Year 4

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Calling all parents

We have been very lucky with the weather this year so far. However we would love to continue teaching outdoors whenever possible over the winter. If any parents have spare pairs of old wellies, that no longer fit their children, we would be very grateful if you could donate them to school.

We…

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Category: Outdoor Learning

Diwali

We have had a busy afternoon learning all about Diwali. Look at our wonderful chalk rangoli patterns.

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Category: Year 2

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Homework 3rd November

Please practise spellings related to our Winter Wonderland topic.

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Category: Year 2

Reception Homework- 2nd November

This week we would like you to complete a food diary to go alongside our topic of being healthy.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Year 6 Homework

This week Elm class have been exploring fractions. As homework, they are required to add and subtract unlike fractions.

The students will need to:

  •  find common multiples to make the denominators the same
  • add or subtract the improper fractions
  • convert them into a mixed…

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Category: Year 6

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Scrimbling for the first time.

The children really enjoyed making marks as we sang 'the wheels on the bus'

round and round, up and down, swish, swish, swish, ding ding ding.

 

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Category: Class of 2023

Scrimbling for the first time.

The children really enjoyed making marks as we sang 'the wheels on the bus'

round and round, up and down, swish, swish, swish, ding ding ding.

 

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Category: Class of 2023

Year 1 - Planetarium Trip

Welcome back to school year 1!  We hope you have had a lovely half term.

Don't forget to bring back your permission slips for our trip to the Science Zone UK on Wednesday 30th November.

Please take your slips to the office if you haven't already done so.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1 , Science

Phonics 31st October- 4th November

This week in phonics we are learning the following sounds:

j,v, w, y, th

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Computer Room

Today Buttercup class went up to the computer room. They used paint to create fireworks pictures. We had great fun.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Exploding Volcanoes in Year 1 sharks

To finish our dinosaur topic, the children created a museum and presented the information they had learnt during the topic to Year 2 Penguins. At the end of the museum the children showed year 2 how dinosaurs became extinct with a real life volcano. They enjoyed experimenting with food dye to…

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Category: Year 1 - Sharks

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Was Guy Fawkes as evil as Dr Evil?

We really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes today.

We can tell you all about why we celebrate Bonfire Night and why Guy Fawkes wanted to kill King James.

So who is more evil? Dr Evil or Guy Fawkes? We could not agree .... they have both done terrible things!

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Category: Year 2

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The Snowman Topic

We're really excited about our new winter topic 'The Snowman'. We will be doing a colossal design technology project after being challenged to design and make a winter window display to go in a department store.

Mr. Mickleburgh is heading up the Trade Team (looking at woodwork and electricity)…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

The Snowman

We are looking forward to joining in with the whole school topic 'The Snowman'.  This term we will design and make a hanging tree decoration and create a piece of descriptive writing.  We will also learn and compare three snow related songs!  (See below.)

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

First day back at school after half term and we have started a new fun topic called Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.

The children have started off with an engaging activity to remind them of  a great memorable expeirence of the topic.

We looked at the definitions of towers, tunnels and…

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Category: Year 2 - Penguin

Tags: Year 2 Penguins

Pumpkin soup

We had to chop the pumpkin, and grate some carrot. Our soup was yummy, why not try to make some at home.

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Category: Nursery

Parent Workshop

Thanks to everyone who came along on Thursday 27th October. The children loved showing off what they can do, especially using scissors and a sellotape dispenser.

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Category: Nursery

Halloween

Today we have enjoyed Halloween with spooky stories and a creepy crawly bug hunt.

Happy Halloween!

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Category: Class of 2021

Did Miss Briggs find Dr Evil in Paris?

Miss Briggs followed the Year 2 advice and decided to travel to Paris on the Eurostar.

When Miss Briggs arrived in Paris she searched all the famous landmarks to see if she could find Dr Evil. 

Unfortunately he got away on a speed boat down the River Seine ...... not empty handed ...... he…

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

31st October

We have had great fun following the clues and solving the problems in order to discover who stole Woody. Here are some of our stories that we have written explaining what really happened.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Year 3 Science Investigation Morning!

On Thursday morning Year 3 completed 3 different science investigations. The first investigation was a human body investigation. The children had to build a brick tower without using their fingers and hands – it proved very tricky! The second investigation was all about water where the children…

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Category: Class of 2013

Go Green For Halloween in Year 1

In year 1, we had a fabulous time going 'GREEN FOR HALLOWEEN'! There were some truly amazing outfits and costumes and the children had a great time and raised money for the NSPCC and Cash for Kids.

Thank you also to all the parents for their efforts and supporting on this special…

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Category: Class of 2015

Go Green for Halloween in Year Two

Go Green for Halloween

Wow look at Year two all dressed in green for Halloween.

Thank you to all the parents who took the time and effort to create some wonderful outfits. 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2014

Our Homework Projects!

Year 1 were set the challenge of making a house out of recycled materials. The effort the children and their families put in was fantastic. Take a look at their wonderful creations. Perhaps there's some architects in our midst! Well done Year 1!:) 

 

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Category: Year 1

Poetry Slam

This week we have had a poetry competion. There were 3 rounds and we had to write our own poems on the themes of:

Autumn, Outdoor Learning and Aspirations.

Our winners were: Faith with Weather; Eessa with Outdoor Learning; William with Your Goal.

Well done :)

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Category: Class of 2010

Stay and Play

Thank you very much for attending the stay and play was lovely to see so many faces. The children throughly enjoyed it and so did the staff. 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Halloween dress up day

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Scary children in Year1 today

There are some scary witches, vampires, zombies and skeletons working hard in Year 1 today! We didn't know witches and vampires did maths too! 

 

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Category: Year 1

Science investigations

Yesterday morning Year 5 had great fun carrying out different science investigations.  We used our skills of prediction to think about what was going to happen.  We also discussed what we needed to do to make our investigations fair.  The children then presented a short report on their…

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Category: Class of 2011

Stone Age shelter building

This week the children built a Stone Age shelter.  They had to decide on the best place to build it then work as a team to create the structure.  We managed to fit 6 children in at a time.  We talked about what it would have been like in Stone Age times and compared it to our lives today.

Ask…

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Category: Class of 2011

The End is Here

What a busy week it has been! We have now finsihed our topic on Storm by Kevin Crossley Holland, we have worked in discussion groups, made a book review and wrote some direct speech. This week we have focused on handwriting and presentation in our books. In Mathematics we have looked at 3D shapes,…

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Category: Silver Class

Outdoor Club

Key stage one children have had lots of fun this half term in outdoor club. They have been on scavenger hunts, created natural art pictures, played conkers and craeted an a-z of natural things in our school grounds. 

 

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Category: Outdoor Learning

Halloween fun

 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Lego Club with a Halloween theme

In Lego club, after school, we began thinking about Halloween. We built some haunted houses, spooky schools and some Halloween characters. We always work well together in Lego club and enjoy using our imagination.

 

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Category: Year 1

What we did today. Thomas.M

Today in the morning miss did the register and after that we did a bit of maths before we went swimming. So after we did are maths we went and got are swimming bags and set off to westview on the double decker bus to do our half an hour lesson. After we got changed we went into the swimming pool…

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Category: Class of 2018

Soraya Diallo landmark sketch

Hello my name is Soraya Diallo and today I am going to tell you about my sketch.I have drawn the London Bridge and  I have finished  mine before everyone in my class. 

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Category: Class of 2018

Charlie's blog

I had a really good time today at swimming because we played a lot of games like Waterpolo.Then we were all put into groups of four and we had a race with purple floats and then we had another race but this time pushing armbands. That is the end of my blog goodbye       …

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Category: Class of 2018

Another blog (by Ellie-may)

Hello today I am going to tell you a bit about me.

First my birthday is Febuary the third, my favourite time of year is Autumn because there is lots of different colour leaves and it's fun to rake them all up into a pile and jump into it and then rake it up again obviously.

Next my favourite…

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Category: Class of 2018

TREMENDOUS TUESDAY BY FAHIM

Hello hope you are having an amazing day. Hopefully by now you know that my name is FAHIM. It is almost Halloween so at swimming we did so many fun things such as races and water polo! Swimming is a lot of fun and is so relaxing. We had ghost races and it was the best day of my life. I am really…

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Category: Class of 2018

Skye's school day

Today I had an awesome day  first we went swimming and we had a hallaween theam . Then we came back and we did some writing. But after that we had lunch then we got to do this blog .Soon we are going to write a brochure  about Wales, England or a few other places. That's the end of my…

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Category: Class of 2018

Lauren's blog

Today ( 25th October) I learnt to run again :) Yay!!!!!

In class we have to make a brochure about a place in either Wales, Scotland, England or Northen Ireland but I really want to do Zanti ,Greece  but I can't :(  Anyway I am sure I can find something I want to do :) bye…

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Category: Class of 2018

My day at swimming by Amir

On Tuesday 25th Octber 2016 we went swimming.It was the last day of swimming because it was half term.We played a Halloween relay race and we also played water polo it was really fun.Hope you liked my blog.

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Category: Class of 2018

Arturs 5 blog

Hi everyone it's my fifth time blogging this week on thursday where having a Halloween party.

In swimming we played water polo I was goalkeeper no one attempt to attack our goal no one scored,

It was a fun day hope you enjoyed this blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Spooky swimming Aaliya. Patel

Today we went swimming and because it is nearly Halloween we had a Halloween relay.We played in teams of 4.I didn't know how to swim so I just splashed. It was so exciting because me and Maariyah were in the same team.After the relay,we played Water polo. It was so breathtaking because our team…

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Category: Class of 2018

Learning about Crete Alishah

I am learning about Crete and I'm really enjoying doing that.Do you know Crete is a beatiful place?  I would love to go on holiday to Crete.I would be very happy to go to the fantastic, beautiful luxury places . I have wrote about Crete and drawn a beatiful picture of the sunset And the deep blue…

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Category: Class of 2018

Sam's Blog

It was a really fun day at swimming. We played water polo! We got the ball in the goal once but we used two hands so it didn't count. No one scored but we had fun anyway! It was a bit scary because we played in the deep pool. It was Halloween themed and we got to use floats that looked liked…

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Category: Class of 2018

Krish's blog

Hey guys and welcome to my blog. So today me and my friend Sam were FREEZING!!! We sat next to each other on the bus and we were talking about how we were doing in swimming and how we felt about being in the deep end of the pool. Another thing we talked about was our reading journal because we…

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Category: Class of 2018

Mohammed's blog

Hello my name is Mohammed as I'm sure you know but today was an good day of swimming. Today we played relays in the water and it was lots of fun. We also played a game called Water polo. Hoped you liked reading.Bye.       

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Category: Class of 2018

Maariyah's magical blog

Last windy week, I got a certificate in the assembly on Friday 21st of October.I got a certificate for writer of the week.I got this cool certificate for doing a Sikhism book in RE.On the front cover ,I drew a big picture of the Khanda which is the symbol for Sikhs.At the sides of the Khanada,I…

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Category: Class of 2018

Hamzahs blog

Hi children today I had a brilliant day at swimming.Because it was the last day at swimming we did something a little bit different.We played water polo,it was a lot of fun.All the games were 0-0 was in the reds and whites.It was a bit like volley ball.It was one of the best days at swimming.we…

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Category: Class of 2018

Lily's day!

Today I was learning about triangles in maths there  were 4 different triangles we learnt about. Those were a equilateral triangle,a scalene triangle, a isosceles triangle and right angled triangles. After swimming, we did literacy and learnt about emotive and modal verbs. In swimming we did a…

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Category: Class of 2018

Amber's blog

Today we need to make a brochure about a place in either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. I really want to do Espania but I can't!!!! I feel like doing something in Scotland but I will see. BYE!

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Category: Class of 2018

Aliyah's blog about Crete

Hey guys today I am going to be telling you all about Crete. It is the most beautiful place you have ever been to. You would love to go to the shopping havens it would be incredible if you go and look at the beautiful sunset.

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Category: Class of 2018

Halloween swimming whoooooo by Ifrah

Hello survivors.You may not survived on this haunted Halloween.Well I'm not here to tell you about Halloween .Best day of swimming!Cant wait to go next.Now let me tell you about swimming.Well that's why you're all here.Am I right?First,we got ghosts whoooooo.They were purple.Next,we we're throwing…

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Category: Class of 2018

Blogging again Maariyah.k

Hey guys it's me Maariyah and I'm giving you the latest update of my fav day of the week Tuesday.I'm in at the deep end EEK! Don't worry I'm not in trouble I'm talking about swimming because I'm in the deep end with no armbands and guess how deep the water is? Yes you're right it's 2.0 metres.Hope…

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Category: Class of 2018

Who's been eating my porridge?

We have been exploring the story of Goildilocks and the Three Bears in Reception Class and it has been a lot of fun. All the children have been engaged in a variety of small world and role play activities to retell the story. We have explored the number three and the language of size and…

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Category: Class of 2016

Reading Challenge Year Two

This half-term saw the start of our Reading Challenge in Keystage One. For each reading track that is completed (25 reads) your child will recieve a certificate and their picture placed on the blog to celebrate their achievement. 

Well done to:

Jamil, Maddison, Evie and Amelia for achieving…

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Category: Class of 2014

Mile Monday

This half term every Monday morning we have walked a mile. This has been great exercise and has really woken us up ready to learn. 

Today was our last Mile Monday walk and we all wanted to celebrate. Well done!

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Category: Outdoor Learning

Mud… glorious mud

We had a lot of fun today in the mud pit… good job we had wellies and waterproof on!

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Category: Nursery

Bubble tennis anyone?

Bubble tennis? We had some bubble fun this week making our own bubble blowers. We spent ages chasing and popping bubbles… some of us even went on a bubble hunt! We now know it’s best to blow bubbles outside when it’s a bit windy!

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Category: Nursery

Messy play

We spent ages having some good ‘clean’ fun, grating soap, mixing it with water and whisking it before getting our hands in and creating masses of foam! Who knew that Mrs Brown was really getting us to practise lots of different fine motor skills.

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Category: Nursery

Storytellers

We love the book “There are no cats in this book” in Nursery.

Andre, Moonpie and Tiny were invited to tea with Daddy, Mummy and Baby Bear by one of our Nursery children. Gingerbread people and currant buns were on the menu, and an amazing original story was created by a Nursery star!

We have…

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Category: Nursery

A few of our favourite things…

Our favourite song in Nursery ‘5 currant bun’s led to baking buns and currant buns. But then Lucas wondered if the currant buns would run away like the gingerbread man did. We ate our currant buns very quickly!

But guess what? The small gingerbread man ran away!

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Category: Nursery

Parents evening

It’s parents evening on Wednesday 26th October, please make an appointment with Mrs Brown  as soon as possible.

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Category: Nursery

A very special visitor

We’ve already had a very special visitor this term, a barn owl called Merlin.

She is just 10 months old, and is getting used to large groups. we had lots of good questions to ask. And who knew that barn owls don’t twit-a woo?

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Category: Nursery

Mereside Atelier

Mereside now have it’s very own Atelier (an art studio to you and me) for all our budding artists.

An Atelier  supports children in language development, helping children to talk about what they are doing and to learn new words. Developing fine and gross motor skills are important in the…

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Category: Nursery

Toilet Roll Timeline

On Monday we started our Stone Age topic.  In order for the children to get a grasp of just how long ago this was we used a toilet roll to represent the years.  Each sheet of toilet roll equalled 30 years of time.  The children discussed events from the all the different time periods they could…

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Category: Class of 2011

Cress Championship!

 

Earlier in the half term the children were set the challenge of growing the longest cress! Children returned to school with their plants today for the final measuring.

 

Here are the top 3 results –

 

1st Place – Max – 18cm

Joint 2nd Place – Louis and Grace – 17cm

3rd

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Category: Class of 2013

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Adjectives in the Penguins

The penguins have been busy again this week, we were busy little squirrels for Harvest assembly. We've been practising our rhyming words for our Autumn poem and have come up with some wonderful adjectives for our Autumnal pictures, well done Penguins and have a great half term!

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Category: Class of 2021

Performance poetry

This is our poem we performed for Year 2. We enjoyed it so much. It was all about beasts.

By,

Noah, Malik, Nathan and Kayliegh

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Category: Year 3 blog

Performance poetry

This is our poem that we performed to Year 2. We worked hard to come up with the actions. 

By, 

Aimee, Eliza, Leah, Lucas, Lilyrose

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Category: Year 3 blog

Performance poetry

This week we have been working on learning a poem to perform to Year 2. This is our poem. We did actions to help us remember.

Thank you for watching,

By Sanija, Maisie, Thomas, Hanna, Lucy

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Category: Year 3 blog

Year 11 Blog

Well done to all the Student Leaders who are working extremely hard around school especially during open evening and the year 7 movie night. Congratulations to the rugby team beating Hawkley Hall 30-16 to reach their 2 nd final in a row . The final will  be at 4pm at Robin Park on Thursday 10th

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Category: Miss Brown's Blog

Successful Start

Year 9 have made an excellent start to the year and both myself and Mr Asthon, our new assistant head of year, are very proud. The majority seem to have really settled and have made a conscious effort to ensure the new behaviour system works well for them. Students are achieving a lot of praise…

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Category: Mrs Anthony's Blog

Welcome to Year 8

Well what an amazing start to the year! I want to take this opportunity to say that myself and the rest of the Year 8 team are extremely impressed with the effort and dedication that you have all shown towards your learning at the start of this academic year. Let’s keep it! 

Don’t forget that…

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Category: Mrs Norcross' Blog

Maths problems

Year 3 have been working hard solving addition and subtraction problems!

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Category: Class of 2020

Cast Away...

This week we have been looking at a variety of different stories/texts and even a film that all tell a story of being marooned on a desert island. We have been writing about ways in which we have had to learn how to survive on an island if we were stranded. 

We are starting to realise that it…

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Category: Year 6 Blog

Tags: stranded

Our first half term as FS2's

We have had an action packed first half term as FS2's. We have been learning lots and making new stars in our brains! Have a lovely half term holiday. 

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Category: Class of 2022

The Aliens have Landed!!

Y2 enoyed creating their own planets. They even had an alien visit and leave some space food for them to try. The food was blue and green, but tasted lovely!!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Cars with Headlights

Over the last two days, Holly and Beech have been creating wonderful cars with a circuit inside! We finally completed our cars and had fun with the finished product of all our designing and hardwork!

The children also shown AMAZING teamwork as their cars were a group effort!

Well done Year…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Big Red Combine Harvester

It is Harvest Festival week in our school, on Friday afternoon we performed in the Harvest Festival assembly and we have sung Peter Piper and performed in the Peter Piper play. On Tuesday we made some Harvest Festival posters and we have been spending a lot of time rehearsing. Thanks to the rather…

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Category: Silver Class

Welcome to Outdoor Learning at Gillibrand

After two very successful outdoor learning weeks, the feedback from children and parents has been fantastic!

Children enjoyed all sorts of lessons outside from science to English to maths to art and geography. Most children were enthusiastic about their learning and were excited to learn about…

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Category: Outdoor Learning

Blog

So new website is up and running and for those of you who visited our old site I hope you see an improvement. We are hoping this website will keep current parents informed and give new parents an insight into our wonderful school. The website is still a working progress so things will continue to…

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Our Solar System Display

 

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Category: Year 5

FS1 settling in

FS1's have settled really well. They are exploring everywhere and enjoying new challenges.

Everyone is smiling when they come to school now.

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Category: Class of 2023

Stonehenge Recreation Design Technology

3000 BC scientists believed that Stonehenge was erected, the mystery still remains why was Stonehenge built?

People think that it was used as a burial site, or, religious ceremonies, a temple for the sun or a place for healing.

Year 4 set about trying to find out and wanted to recreate this…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Children In Need

4M joined the whole school for Children In Need 2016 to help raise money, we produced some paintings of Pudsey using cotton buds.

We hope the appeal manages to raise lots of money for those who need it the most. Thank you everyone for participating in the event, you've made your teachers very…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

20th October

We'd like to say a great big 'Thank You' to the year 6 children that came down to help us this afternoon.

They taught us how to use the 'Sumdog' app. We've all gone home with our login details so we can continue to practise our maths skills over the…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Sentence Building

The children worked together to build sentences around 'The 3 Little Pigs' story.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Initial Sounds

Using our phonics we have been looking at hearing and recognising initial sounds in words and pictures.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Phonics- 17th-21st October

This week we have been learning the following sounds:

e, l, h, sh, r

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

performance poetry

Today we have been to year 2 to perform our poems. We learned them with actions. My group was about beasts and crocodiles. Some other groups were about sand and an old wall. It was fun but I was a bit nervous. 

By Kayleigh 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Halloween Night Disco was great!

Jimmy from year 3 won the prize for best dressed! 

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Category: Class of 2016

Playground Perimeters!!!

Year 3 have been busy measuring and calculating the perimeter of shapes this week. We even explored shapes in the playground! Why don't you help your child to have fun and  measure perimeters of shapes at home? You can even measure the perimeter by counting the footsteps around a…

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Category: Year 3

Harvest Festival

Year 3 performed their Harvest Festival assembly to their parents and to the whole school on Wednesday 19th of October. Thank you to all of the children and families who donated food for our Harvest Festival. School donated all of the food to a local food bank.

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

From the Desk of the Headteacher

Well it is Autumn and once again we see the days of falling leaves, mist and mellow fruitfulness.

This Friday we are celebrating our Harvest Festival at St. Stephen's Church and we welcome all parents to either the upper school festival at 10am or the lower school at 2pm.

We have had an…

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The 3 Little Pigs

The children enjoyed acting out and retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs. They were able to answer questions about the story and sequence pictures of what happened. Tomorrow they will be drawing story maps of what happened in The 3 Little Pigs.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Fairy Tales

We have been learning the Pie Corbett actions for retelling stories. We can now retell the fairy tale of 'Frozen' using actions. It has been super fun. As we knew the actions so well and could orally speak the story, we then drew our own story maps and included story language. We have also been…

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Category: Year 1

Blog spot!

Welcome to year two's first blog! 

Two days into the week and we are almost mastering our Kung Fu punctuation. Looking at ? ! , and .

See if the children can Wow you with their moves. 

In maths we have been interpreting pictograms and starting to make our own.

 

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Category: Year 2

Year 5 Lionfish - Separating Mixtures

Separating Mixtures

 

Year 5 looked at ways to separate different mixtures. We began by discussing what we know about separating different materials and discussed equipment that we might use at home. The children were familiar with a sieve but could not specify another method of…

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Category: Year 5 - Lionfish

Tags: Year 5 Lionfish

Potato printing Little Bells and Reception

Little Bells and reception had fun washing the potatoes and using them to print with paint!

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Year 5 - Multiples, Factors and Primes

Exploring Multiples, Factors and Primes

 

Year 5 used coloured stacking counters to identify multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Children recorded their colour choices for each multiple. After completing each multiple we discussed the height of the towers and decided why the towers…

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Category: Year 5 - Lionfish

Tags: Year 5 Lionfish

Times Tables Challenge

 

Times Tables Challenge

 

On Friday, five children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a times tables challenge at Elm Wood Primary School.

Following the success of the tables challenge hosted at Boarshaw in the summer term, we were invited to Elm Wood for round two.

The then…

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Category: Year 5 - Lionfish

Talking about likes and dislikes

The children talked about their favourite foods and the foods they did not like. We talked about safety in the kitchen, and said what a knife and fork was used for.

 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Blogging About my fav day Maariyah.K

Hey guys, it's me Maariyah and I'm giving you the latest update of my fav day of the week Tuesday.I'm in at the deep end eek! Dont worry I'm not in trouble I'm talking about swimming because I'm in the deep end with no armbands.Guess how deep the water is? Yes you're right it's 2.0m hope you guys…

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Category: Class of 2018

Y6 Pals training

Yesterday we completed our Play Leaders training (PALs). We had lots of active fun exploring and developing our leadership skills.

 

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Champions!

 

Yesterday afternoon Gillibrand’s Netball Team played in the finals at Southlands. After three hard fought games against good opposition, Gilliband were declared the winners! All the players displayed a fantastic attitude, played well as a team and gave 100% effort!  Well…

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Category: Sports Blog

Can we help Miss Briggs get to Paris?

The Year 2 children helped persuade Miss Briggs about how she should travel to Paris to find Dr Evil.

I wonder if she listens to their advice?

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Number Formation

We have been working on our number formation, learning rhymes to help us.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Making Bread

This morning the Buttercups made bread. We learnt what we needed to make bread, the classroom smelt lovely. Later on in the day we went to Tesco and saw a baker making bread.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Tesco Trip

Today we visited Tesco, the children saw where big lorries bring deliveries and where food is stored before going on the shelves. Then we were able to go in their huge walk in freezer, it was very cold! The lady talked about different foods and what they are used for, we were able to taste raisins…

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

The Four Seasons

Year One have been learning about the four seasons of the year in Science. We have investigated how a tree changes throughout the year, what the weather is like during different seasons, which festivals are celebrated in which season and what type of clothes people usually wear during each of the…

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Category: Year 1

World Food day

Today in Penguin Class we celebrated World Food Day. We learnt that World food day is a day of action against hunger.

Every year people from around the world come together to raise awareness and to make a difference by moving towards ending hunger.

In class we created World food day posters…

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Category: Year 2 - Penguin

Tags: Year 2 Penguins

First half term in Reception

We are nearing the end of the first half term in Reception and the children have already achieved so much. They are settled into routines and have made some great friendships.

The children are making huge progress in their phonic skills. Some of them are starting to write CVC words…

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Category: Reception

Harvest Festival at Trinity

 

Harvest Festival 

Year Two took part in the whole school Harvest festival at Trinity Methodist Church today.

It was lovely to see so many parents there to support us and joining in with the singing!

 

Well done Year Two.

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Category: Class of 2014

Harvest Festival

Today we celebrated the Harvest Festival at Trinity Methodist Church.  We had a great time and all the children did exceptionally well,  Many of the children had speaking parts and they spoke using lovely, clear voices.  It was also so lovely to see so many parents joining us for the Harvest…

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Category: Class of 2015

Year Three discussing Diwali in RE

Today in RE we continued our discussion about the story of Rama and Sita and how this story is celebrated in the festival of Diwali.

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Victorian biographies

Last week in year 6 the children looked at how to engage the reader in literacy and how to produce a biography. 

We combined our skills we learnt to produce biographies of famous Victorian writers that linked to our science topic of evolution. 

The children presented their work to the class…

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Category: Year 6

Kipper's Birthday!

This week we have been celebrating Kipper's Birthday!

After reading the story, we received a letter and parcel from Kipper. We were so excited to see what he wanted to tell us. He needed our help to make his friend, Tiger's, birthday party extra special. First we had to make party hats for…

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Category: Nursery - Sea Turtles

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Colour mixing

In Art, the children learnt about mixing colours. They used paint to find out that if you mixed yellow and red paint, you would get orange. They also found out that if you mixed blue and yellow paint, you would get green.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Senses Walk

The children enjoyed going outside into the playground on a senses walk. We spoke about what they could hear, feel, smell, taste and see. Mrs Hovelmeier brought in some flowers for the children to smell and blackberries for the children to taste. One child said "the blackberries tasted juicy and…

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Tesco Trip

A reminder that all Reception children will be visiting Tesco, Branksome on Monday. 

Lilies- 9.30-11 am

Buttercups- 1.30- 3pm

 

The children will need to be in full school uniform.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Lost at Sea Artwork

Yesterday, we used charcoal to create a picture of a boat lost at sea. As you can see some of us struggled to keep the charcoal onto the page!!

We enjoyed doing this artwork .But we didn`t  enjoy cleaning up!!!

By Kaitlyn McConnell 

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Category: Year 6 Blog

Tags: BOAT

The One Were We All Became Disney Characters

What an exciting week it has been, we have written the final chapter of our story 'Storm' and they are all fantastic! In Mathematics we have been using column addition, we have added 2-digit numbers, 3-digit numbers and even 4-digit numbers. We have made a deal that those children who always…

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Category: Silver Class

14th October

It's that time of the week again!

Congratulations to this weeks 'Stars of the Week'

We are all so proud of you

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Silver Kitemark Award!

 

 

Fantastic News! Gillibrand have been awarded a Silver Kitemark award from the School Games Organisation! The award is a recognition of the hard work of children and staff in teaching and learning a wide variety of different sports and taking part in a range of competitions over the…

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Category: Sports Blog

Phonics- week beginning 10th October

This week we are learning the following sounds:

c,k,u,b and f

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Outdoor Learning Stone Age Trip

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Year 6 Boys Football

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Autumn

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Gardening

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Category: Little Bells Blog

12th October

Over the last couple of weeks in PE we have been exploring a variety of movements.

We have been looking at different animals for inspiration, as well as making a sequence of different movements based on the 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' story.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Grace and Courtesy

Today in celebration assembly, one of our children received the Grace and Courtesy cup for always being polite, kind and helping friends. Well done!

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Headteacher’s Update – 11th October 2016

Our recent school Open Evening was a tremendous success. We were delighted with the number of people that visited us and the feedback we have received, especially about how our students represented the school, has been outstanding. Every student that assisted us on the evening has been awarded a…

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Our special visitors

This afternoon the firemen came into school to talk to Year 2. They told us what to do if there is a fire in our houses. It was fireman fun and we leant a lot! 

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Sam's blog

Hello, my name is Sam and I had a great day. On Friday we made swords, shields, helmets and brooches . I made a sword and it was so much  fun. Today I had a great day at swimming. I swam four lengths without a woggle! We played a game in the water and we had to go through red hoops. I was scared…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop Skye

Last Friday we had an Anglo-Saxon workshop everyone enjoyed it.Some people made a sword some made shields and some made helmets. We all made some lovely broches I had a very nice time it was some great entertainment. The man chose me to hold the sowed and shield I also got to wear a real…

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Category: Class of 2018

Soha writes a made up legend!!!

Hi my name is soha and I made up and wrote a legend and I named it The Queen of Hearts.

 

 I love literacy so I didn't get any mistakes I loved writing it.

It's about a Queen that's mean and cruel.One day there was a beast that had control of the castle and around it.Soon the Queen…

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Category: Class of 2018

Marty s blog abat swiming and agow sacxng wec sope

Hallo I am writing  about swimming and Anglo  Saxon  Workshop.  First I wil do swimming.   I did swimming today.  First everyone  had  to do 5 laps after that everyone had  to do 1 lap of  back stroke then my group had to go in the little pool and did 1 lap of back stroke again .  Now I  wil go on…

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Category: Class of 2018

We've been attacked by Anglo Saxons! Aminah Akhtar

On Friday the 7th of October an Anglo Saxons expert came to visit us. It was so much fun I made helmets and a  brooch the best item that I made was the helmet it looked cooler than the brooch. It was so much fun.

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxons workshop Nimra Mehfooz

Last Friday was the Anglo-Saxon workshop. We made shields,helmets,swords and jewellery. We also did a  quiz about  the Anglo-Saxons.

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Category: Class of 2018

My mixed blog post (by Ellie)

Hi I'm Ellie,and I will talk about a mix of Ango-Saxon workshops,swimming and what I'm looking forward to.

In the Anglo-Saxon workshop I was with Skye. Me and Skye both made a helmet it was very hard to make because we only made it out of paper. After Lunch we made Badges I made a radio active…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxons workshop Dominik Decsei.

It is me Doninik and on Friday we had a workshop and we had to make shields swords and helmets jewellery. Now on to swiming I did five laps after that I did back stroke and gone back to school.

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop by Soraya Diallo

Hi I am Soraya and today I am going to tell you what a great day I had at the Anglo-Saxon workshop. We made lots of wonderful things such as swords ,shields , helmets and shiny wonderful jewellery.I made an amazing shield with  Soha and I felt so excited to.

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Amber's Anglo-Saxon Workshop

Friday 7th of September, a man called Mr.Brodie came in and did the workshop. We made shields, helmets, swords and jewels. I made a helmet with my friend Lauren. Then I helped finish of Lily's shield. We managed to finish first and we all got a gobstopper. Thanks for reading my blog. Bye!

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Category: Class of 2018

Lily's Anglo-Saxon Day

On the 7th of October, a man came in called Mr Brodie and he told us about the Anglo-Saxons. We did really fun activities like making shields,swords,helmets and brooches. I made a shield and a brooch and we all did different ones depending on which table we were on. It took a lot of…

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Category: Class of 2018

I can't swim without a woggle

Hello my name is Jenson and I tried to swim without a woggle. It was hard the water went up my nose and in my mouth and it taste horrible. This is the end of my blog.

 

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo -Saxons workshop by Ariba

Hi guy welcome to another  blog ....In Todays blog I am going to tell you something different. On Friday 7 of October we had an Anglo Saxon day Mr Brody came in our class showing us how to make fantastic things.  We made shields,swords,helmets and brooches .It was so much fun .Thank you for…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo -Saxons workshop by Ariba

Hi guy welcome to another  blog ....In Todays blog I am going to tell you something different. On Friday 7 of October we had an Anglo Saxon day Mr Brody came in our class showing us how to make fantastic things.  We made shields,swords,helmets and brooches .It was so much fun .Thank you for…

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Category: Class of 2018

Krish's blog

Hi guys,today I am going to tell you about today , Friday and my weekend.Today we went swimming and me and Thomas had to swim five lengths and it was tiring but AWESOME!!! Me and Sam sat together on the bus,we talked about scary stories. Swimming was really good fun and I even got to swim in the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop

 Friday we had an Anglo-Saxon workshop it was very good and everyone had a great time some people made swords some made shields and some made helmets we all made some really nice broches I made a radioactive one I had a lovely time it was some good entertainment 

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming and Anglo-Saxon day by Arturs

Hi everyone I'm blogging again,last time swimming I almost drowned because I lost my yellow board.                                                                                On Friday we had an Anglo-Saxon day it was fun me and Mohhamad made a shield it looked like a Ben Ten watch,it looked…

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Category: Class of 2018

Sam's great day!

Hello, I am Sam and I had a fantastic day. We did an Anglo-Saxon workshop and it was really fun! Swords, shields, helmets and broaches were made. Mrs Hutabarat put clips on our broaches so we could wear them! We had a great time at swimming. I swam 4 lengths without a woggle! It was really hard!…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop Hana Hanif

On Friday the 7 th October,It was the most fantastic day.We made amazing swords,helmets,shields and brooches.We used embossing tools to make brooches.The man who taught us fabulous things name was Mr Bridoy.I think it was a fantastic day.

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo Saxons workshop By Alishah

Friday 7th October  was the most fantastic day.This was an amazing day in school.We learnt about Anglo Saxons .After that,I was shocked because we saw a sword from the teacher Mr Brody. We made broaches ad they were very beautiful and delicate .We also made shields.

By…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop Mahammad

Hi guys it's me Mahammad and on  Friday we had a Anglo-Saxon workshop. I made a shield with Aurtus. I made broches and we made anglo-Saxons Jewellery.It's so much fun I wish that I could do it again.

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop Mahammad

Hi guys it's me Mahammad and on  Friday we had a Anglo-Saxon workshop. I made a shield with Aurtus. I made broches and we made anglo-Saxons Jewellery.It's so much fun I wish that I could do it again.

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Category: Class of 2018

Amir's day at the Anglo Saxson workshop

On Friday the 7th of October it was the Anglo Saxson workshop day.Today I was really excited  for it. When we set it up we were going to make Anglo Saxon shields, swords and helmets throughout the morning. In the afternoon we were making Anglo-Saxon jewellery.

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Category: Class of 2018

IMAANS GREAT TIME AT THE ANGLO SAXON WORKSHOP

I had a great time at the Anglo Saxon workshop on Friday 7th October. It was so much fun. We made swords,weapons and jewellery. My favourite part is when we did the jewellery. Mr Briody taught us how to make all of these things. I made an amazing shield with Aliyah. That day was amazing.

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Category: Class of 2018

Impressive Anglo Saxon workshop Aliyah

Hi guys fourth time blogging hooray I'm going to be blogging about the Anglo Saxon workshop on Friday 7th October I had a fantastic time.

 

 

We made weapons and we made brooches it was so fun we used gold foil and silver and an embossing tool.

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo Saxon workshop Hamzah Master

On Friday the Anglo Saxon tour guide came to our school.It was amazing we made shields,swords and helmets.We made a helmet.It was fun and hard at the same time.In the afternoon we made a bage out of silver foil.It was one of the easiest tasks ever.On Friday it was the best day in year five.The…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop Lauren

I had an amazing time in year 5 when the Anglo Saxon workshop came. We made swords, shields ,helmets and brooches . I made a helmet and a brooch ,it was so much fun. After, when I went home I helped my friend, Emily, move house , I helped to put her bunk bed up and her sister (Hollie) cot .    …

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo Saxon workshop Maariyah

We had an excellent day on fantastic Friday because we had a workshop of the Anglo Saxons. When we all came into school that very day,we were all so excited.We all thought it was going to be a brilliant day to end the week! Guess what? It was definitely the best workshop from all the workshops we…

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Category: Class of 2018

Anglo-Saxon workshop Aaliya.Patel

On Friday,the Anglo-Saxon expert came to see us and did some activities with us.We got to make some shields,swords and some helmets.I made a shield with my partner Ariba.I also had help from my team,Ifrah,Maariyah.K and Aminah.We also got to make some brooches that we could take home.I made a…

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Category: Class of 2018

FUN FRIDAY FROM FAHIM

Hello my name is Fahim and it's my fourth time blogging.On Friday a man came in and he was talking about Anglo Saxons!He is called Mr Briody.Mr  Briody brought in two real swords that is why I called it Fun  Friday.Mr Briodi was really funny an he was really kind.It was the best day of my entire…

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Category: Class of 2018

The Anglo Saxons come to our school. By Thomas

Today The Anglo Saxon work shop came to our school to teach us about the Anglo Saxons and do fun activities like shields,swords,helmets and Jewels. I was doing a shield which was really hard. when it was play time I played with Marty,Dominic,Jayden and Charlie. When we went back inside we carried…

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Category: Class of 2018

Wonderful Anglo Saxon day by Ifrah Asif

Hello again! I  had a brilliant day on Friday. Do you know why? let me tell you about it. Well I had an Anglo Saxon day on Friday the 7th. A teacher named Mr Brody came and helped us make lots of different types of Anglo Saxons armour. We  learnt so much . 

We made swords,shields,helmets and…

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Category: Class of 2018

Times Tables Rockstar Challenge

Last week Miss Baker set us the challenge of completing 15 studio games on TimeTables Rockstar. These are the children who completed this challenge with some children doing even more! Well done! 

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Category: Class of 2010

Netball Qualifier

Yesterday the Netball Team played the first round of this year’s competition. They played very well. In the first game they were narrowly beaten by Christ Church Charnock Richard 4-3. In the second game, Gillibrand beat Coppull St Johns 7-0, with a Player of the Match performance from James who…

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Category: Sports Blog

Year 4 Tag Rugby

Year 4 are learning Tag Rugby to have a Year group competition in Autumn term. The Rugby World Cup was in 2015 and we want to carry on the legacy of the competition and understand rugby's core values: 

Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship are what makes the game special…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Our local walk

Where do we live? 

 

This week we went on a walk around school to look for places we know. We found the local park and farm. We also walked past some houses we know. We learned about how to keep safe near the road and what we could do in Boarshaw. We looked at different types of transport…

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Category: Reception - Blue Tang

Tags: Foundation Stage

Year 6 AFC Bournemouth tour

Year 6 took part in an exclusive behind the scenes tour at AFC Bourneouth on Thursday.  Students were shown round the grounds at the football ground, starting with 'spot the players car' in the car park.

They were shown the trophy room, went through the tunnel onto the pitch and sat in the team…

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6 , PE

To Infinity and Beyond!

Y2 have been very busy creating space scenes and rockets for their topic 'To Infinity and Beyond!'

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

Mummification

As part of our Ancient Egyptians topic, we have all had lots of fun this week turning our classmates into real life mummies! Some of us showed off our skills as expert embalmers (people who prepare mummies for their tombs), and some of us were very good at playing dead and keeping very still. You…

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Category: Year 5

Tags: Year 5

Collaborative Art on Display

WOW!

Look at our whole school art display!

Don't our eyes look amazing?!? 

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

10th October

We are proud to announce that all of the year 1 children are now Seesaw certified.

We each have our own online learning journal that we add evidence of our learning to. We have learnt to be able to do this independently.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Mastering Maths Skills

Year 1 Sharks - Amazing Maths work ...

What a fantastic start to the the autumn term! 

The children in Year 1 Sharks are already becoming briliant mathmeticians. They have been securing their understanding of addition. They have learnt the language realted to addition, looked at number…

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Category: Year 1 - Sharks

Tags: Year 1 Sharks

Spellings (prefix: inter)

Lets aim for full marks and improvements from last week’s score – you can do it!!!

Group 1

interactive

interchangeable

intercom

interfere

interject

interlinks

interlude

intermediate

interpreter

interrogate

interruptive

Group…

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Category: Class 5L

Year 4 Poole Pottery Trip Information

On 17th October 2016, Year 4 will be going to Poole Pottery. The letter you should have recieved from your child has been copied and pasted below. 

You may also like to know that Year 4 will be collected at 9:00am from Parkfield School and brought back to school for 12:30pm, so they will have…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Teddy Bears' Picnic in Reception

If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise because today's the day the teddy bears had a picnic!

Oak Class were very excited this morning as they brought their favourite teddies to school for a picnic. We spent the morning designing faces for teddy bear biscuits and then…

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Category: Class of 2016

This weeks attendance winners are...Year Two!!!!!

Attendance winners at last!!

Year Two had 99% attendance last week and won the Attendance Trophy. I think we could win this every week! All we have to do is make sure we all have 100% attendance and we arrive at school on time every day.

We can do it Year Two!

Well done to you…

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Category: Class of 2014

Using Digimap!

 

In Year 3 this week we have been using a program on the computers called ‘Digimap’. Using Digimap we have been looking at maps of the local area from the present day and from 1900.

We have been investigating which ‘human’ and ‘physical’ features have developed over the last 116…

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Category: Class of 2013

Science

During the last couple of weeks we have been looking at the reproductive cycle of plants.  This week we took cuttings from geranium plants to see if new plants will grow.

 

 

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Category: Class of 2011

Our Body

This week we have been learning all about our body. We have been naming and labelling parts of the body. In PE the children used all the parts of their body to move in different ways. We really enjoyed using cotton buds to make skeleton pictures. 

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Outdoor Weeks

We have been learning so much outdoors over the last few weeks.

During our outdoor learning weeks we have taken part in : bike ability, water safety, catapult challenges, Mile Monday, maths outside, geography fieldwork and bike riding in our community.

Then in science we created new species…

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Category: Class of 2010

Our local walk

Where do we live? 

 

This week we went on a walk around school to look for places we know. We found the local park and farm. We also walked past some houses we know. We learned about how to keep safe near the road and what we could do in Boarshaw. We looked at different types of transport…

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

Welcome to Westleigh

The doors opened to the Drama Studio and in poured our excited and nervous new recruits. Two hundred and ten smartly dressed Year 7 modelling our new and improved uniform. They were soon guided on their way, with the protection of their form tutors to tackle their first day at Westleigh High…

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Category: Mrs Watling's Blog

Rosh Hashanah

The children in Year 1 Dolphins shared the experience of having apples dipped in honey.  The reason the children did this was to experience how the Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah.  The children shared a learning experience all about this festival as to the reasons why and how the Jewish…

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Category: Year 1 - Dolphin

A pear a day keeps Doctor Who away

This week we got introduced to the TARDIS, Doctor Who's time machine, we have had some adventures travelling back to the Ancient Egyptian times and looked at some artefacts (there was a jug and a collar with falcon heads). We had a robot in class this week helping us with the Maths work, we all…

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Category: Silver Class

7th October

Congratulations to this weeks 'Stars of the Week'

Well done you have achieved lots this week.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Local Walk

Today, we went on a walk in our local area. We have been learning all about the place where we live and this gave us the perfect opportunity to see places we may not have seen before. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We looked at the different types of houses we could see…

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Category: Nursery - Sea Turtles

Shiver me timbers!

This week we have been learning pirate talk and using actions.  Have a look at our actions for Shiver me timbers!

 

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

Angles' Trip to St. Andrews

Angles had the opportunity to walk down to St. Andrews and have their RE lesson led by Rev. Rosie. They spent their time learning about 'Belonging to the Church.' This included listening to Rev. Rosie tell a story about the Baptism of Jesus, learning about the different objects used in a Baptism…

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Category: Year 1

Year 6 Hand Ball Session

Year 6 children enjoyed a session of handball today, which helps improve hand eye co-ordination, agility and high impact fitness!!

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Gainsborough Old Hall

On Thursday 6th October Year 3 visited Gainsborough Old Hall to further investigate the life of the Tudors.

See the pictures above that show us re-enacting a Tudor banquet in honour of Henry VIII who once visited Gainsborough Old Hall.

All of the children were a credit to the school and…

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

6th October

Collaborative Art

We are taking part in a whole school art project. 

Do you like our eye pictures?

Look out, for the finished piece around school.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Jewish huts

Normans had lots of fun making a sukkah; a temporary hut used for the Jewish festival of sukkot.

They worked extremely well with each other and with Miss Webb in what should be a memorable RE lesson.

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Category: Year 2

Phonics- 5th October

This week we have been learning the following sounds:

i, n, p, g, o.

 

You can help your child by looking out for objects that begin with these sounds. 

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

AFC Bournemouth Tour

 

On Tuesday 4th October, Year 7 were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Vitality Stadium (AFC Bournemouth's home ground).

Students experienced both the Home & Away changing rooms, saw the medical factilities and ice baths. They sat in Bournemouths home dug out and even went into…

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Category: Secondary

Tags: PE , Year 7

Rosh Hashanah

 

This week in assembly and in class we have been learning about Rosh Hashanah. We have learnt that Rosh Hashanah is an important Jewish festival that commemorates the creation of the world. It is the anniversary of Adam and Eve and a day of judgment.

Penguin class have had a great…

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Category: Year 2 - Penguin

Tags: Year 2 Penguins

Art: Painting in Year Three

This afternoon in Year Three, as part of our Topic, we coloured portraits (of ourselves eating chocolate) using water paints. It was the first time that the children have done this this academic year and we really enjoyed it!

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Sam's blog

Today was a great day. Swimming was the best because we started the lesson in the deep end! I swam 4 lengths of the pool! We learnt about Saxon gods and it was really interesting. That's the end bye!

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Category: Class of 2018

Jenson is epic at swimming

To day I went to swimming with year5 it was fun I swim on my back and front I love it I cart to when we go nest.

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Year 3 rocks

We have been learning about different rocks. We dropped rocks in a jug full of water and thought about whether they would sink or float. We learned that  rocks from volcanoes float in water. Their holes are filled with air. That is why volcano rocks float. Some rocks sink. 

By Sanija and…

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Category: Year 3 blog

4M Archaeologist Dig

As part of our Stone Age topic work Year 4 did an archaeological dig in our classrooms. We talked about the important job of an archaeologist, what they do and what important discoveries about the past that have been made.

We took great care to find various primary evidence sources observing…

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

2D Shapes!

During week 4 of term, Nursery were learning all about 2D shapes! We took part in lots of exciting activities to learn about them.

We began this journey by finding different shapes in a feely bag! We had to pull them out and learn what they were called and how we could recognise them.

We…

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Category: Nursery - Sea Turtles

Year 6 Visit The Acadamy

Year 6 had a great time at the acadamy. We did Maths, Science and DT.

 

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Category: Class of 2017

Making Shapes

Reception have been making and finding 2D shapes

 

In maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes. We used our bodies to make shapes and thought about how many sides each shape has.

     

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

Shapes Shapes Everywhere - Reception

In Maths this week Reception have been learning all about shapes. We have learnt the name of different 2d shapes and we are beginning to talk about the properties. 

 

We went on a shape hunt to find different shapes;

              

We found circle, squares, triangles and rectangles.…

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Category: Reception - Blue Tang

Tags: Foundation Stage

Shapes Shapes Everywhere - Reception

In Maths this week Reception have been learning all about shapes. We have learnt the name of different 2d shapes and we are beginning to talk about the properties. 

 

We went on a shape hunt to find different shapes;

              

We found circle, squares, triangles and rectangles.…

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

Year 5 - Testing the Properties of Potions (materials)

Testing the Properties of Potions (materials)

Since our visit from the alchemist, Year 5 have been testing the potions he kindly left behind. Mrs Thackway demonstrated a couple of potion recipes advised by the alchemist. She made a strange concoction which changed from liquid to solid within a…

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Category: Year 5 - Lionfish

Celebrations

We have been learning all about Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali.  We have learnt about why people celebrate Diwali and how it is similar to or different from other things we celebrate.  We have made our own Diva lamps and are looking forward to decorating them next week.

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

Outdoor Learning Afternoon in Reception Class

A big thank you to all those parents who supported our outdoor learning afternoon at school today. It was fantastic to see so many parents and children enjoying hunting for minibeasts. That's another thing to tick off your 25 things to do before you are 7 and 3/4 list. Well done…

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Category: Class of 2016

Reception Class go on a Bear Hunt!

With great excitement Oak Class set off on a 'Bear Hunt' on Monday morning. We encountered squelchy mud, swishy, swashy grass and a swirling, whirling snowstorm before finding a 'real' bear in a cave. The children decided that, rather than run away from the bear, they would make friends with him.…

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Category: Class of 2016

Outdoor Learning Afternoon in Year Two

Learning Afternoon in Year Two- Friday 30th September

Year Two invited their parents into class this afternoon to complete some tasks from the '25 things to do before you are 7 and 3/4' list. We planted a bulb and held a scary beast! The children really enjoyed involving their parents in…

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Category: Class of 2014

Catapult Challenge!

 

On Thursday Year 3 took part in the STEM Catapult Challenge. They learnt how to construct a simple catapult using lollypop sticks and elastic bands. They were then given the opportunity to practice using the catapult and decide on the best angle for firing a counter. After that they took…

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Category: Class of 2013

Year Four - Outdoor learning afternoon

On Thursday the 29th September we had the pleasure of inviting our parents into school to help with our homework challenge. 

As it is outdoor week we did one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4s.

In year 4 we hunted for bugs and we found:

slugs, ladybirds, spiders, beetles,…

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Category: Class of 2012

Story writing

In Year 2, we have been busy writing our new adventures for Katie Morag. We had some great ideas and have written some really good stories. Well done everyone - you have worked very hard!

 

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Category: Year 2 Blog

This week’s spellings (Prefix: auto)

Here are the spellings needed for the test on Wednesday 5th October.

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss Lester

Group 1

automobile

automatic

autopilot

autobus

autobiography

autograph

automated

autoroute

autocue

autocorrect

Group…

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Category: Class 5L

Catapult Challenge

On Thursday Year 5 took part in a STEM activity, the catapult challenge. They learnt how to construct a catapult and found the best angle needed to fire their counter the furthest.  During the session the children learnt about force and momentum.

The children had great fun evaluating their…

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Category: Class of 2011

Stick Puppets

We have been learning about "My Family". We have been talking about who we live with. We have also been making stick puppets of our family members. We enjoyed using our puppets to make up stories.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Catapult challenge

This week we had our STEM activity. We learnt about potential and kinetic energy as we made our own catapults.

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Girls Football

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

maths

Today in Maths we were using Hundreds, Tens and Units counters. We were adding one ten and one hundred to different numbers.

By

Hanna

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Category: Year 3 blog

Mr Bamber's Big Report

This week in English we have written our final reports about Tutamkhamen and have typed up our reports on the laptops. Maths was all about data this week, we have created tally charts, bar charts and pictograms and gathered data from the class. We have written some 'mini saga' competition stories…

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Category: Silver Class

Computing

https://www.codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/scratch/ghostbusters/

 

Link to Scratch site below:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=home

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Category: Class 6E

30th September

We love Friday assemblies it's when we find out who has been working hard all week.

Well done to this weeks

'Stars of the Week'

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Land Ahoy!

Year 2 Lobsters- History 

As part of our topic Land Ahoy we have been learning about famous explorers and navigators. We have been learning about Captain James Cook this week. We have created a timeline in history that shows some famous explorers and we used the IPads to help us understand…

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

Year 2 Lobsters- Ordering Numbers

Year 2 Lobsters have been learning how to order two digit numbers from smallest to largest and largest to smallest. We are confident reading the numbers and then looking at the value of the tens and units. This helps us decide which numbers are the smallest and which will come next. We will be…

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

Crocodiles in the Classroom

Today in Penguin Class there have crocodiles in the classroom! (Maths Crocodiles)

 

We have been learning greater and less than and less than and greater than in a really exciting way. 

We have found out that crocodiles don't like to eat children or teachers but they like eat BIG…

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Category: Year 2 - Penguin

Tags: Year 2 Penguins

Cross Country – Our First City Wide Final of 2016-17!

Congratulations to all our cross country runners, for an outstanding start to our competitive activities. The runners had their first success in the level 2 School Games cross country competition. Both our boys and girls go through as Central Manchester cross country WINNERS! An outstanding…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

29th September

We have been working on writing sentences about who we think may have kidnapped Woody. Today the children typed and edited the sentences they had written into their seesaw journal.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES 26TH SEPTEMBER

On Monday 26th September 2016, the students and colleagues at Parkfield School celebrated the European Day of languages. 

KS3, KS2 and KS1 students all worked collaboratively on activities throughout the day. 

 

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4 , MFL

Phonics

This week the children are learning the following sounds: 

m,a,s,d and t.

 

If you would like you can help your child by practicising the sound e.g. mmmmm 

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Year Three French

Today in French Year Three continued their hard working learning how to say the different members of their family in French.Well done Year Three!

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Finger gym and 1 less

This week the penguins have been busy practising 1 more and 1 less. We had to peel our tangerines then use the number line to work out how many pieces we would have left when we ate each segment.

 

We have also been practising our finger gym activities to help us with our fine motor…

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Category: Class of 2016

Haka

This afternoon Mrs Smith came in to introduce us to the Dance aspect of our P.E. curriculum. We watched the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team perform the war dance they enact before every match. She talked to us about the war dance being the tribal dance of New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and…

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Category: Class of 2010

Looking after our environment

Planting

 

Reception have been busy planting some new plants in our outdoor area. We dug the holes for the plants and enjoyed the different smells. We also learned about what the plants need to stay alive. Whilst digging we also found lots of insects including a centipede. 

   

 

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

We're all going on a bug hunt

On Friday, Year 5 completed one of the challenges from 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.  When our parents and grandparents came in, we all went on a bug hunt.  Lots of creatures were found, including; spiders, worms, slugs, moths, beetles and flies.  

The children enjoyed searching the…

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Category: Class of 2011

School Council Elections

School Council Elections - We had a special assembly with Mrs. Tanner and talked about our key theme for this term of democracy culminating in electing our very own school councillor. 

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4 , British Values

Jam Sandwich

Reception have been following instructions to make a sandwich in the cafe. 

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

Super cave art

Today we did cave art in class. We used pastels. We were learning about  the stone age.  Everyone did very well. The only colours we could use were black,brown and grey because we were pretending that it was on a cave wall. 

By

Lilyrose and Leah

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Category: Year 3 blog

Marty's secng blog

To day I am writing  about what  happened   at swiming to day first went in the big pool then everyone else  started to do the length. I learnt a new swiming move then everyone went  in the little pool and  then everyone got at the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Thomas.M my theard blog.

Hey guys my name is Thomas as you all know because of the title and I'm going to tell you about what I've done in swimming today. At swimming we had to go and get one of those noodles and start swimming with them. After that we went in the baby pool and start doein frontcrawl after that we had a 2…

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming again!

Hi I'm Ellie may in year five and I'm going to talk about swimming.

I was partners with Soraya we were at the top of the double decker bus! When we got into are swimming costumes we got a quick shower after our shower we warmed up by playing a game we got in the baby pool two people had to tag…

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming with year 5 by Ifrah asif

Hi guys my name is Ifrah and today I've been doing swimming in year 5.This is the third time I've been with year 5 doing swimming .It was amazing .I loved it.first we went in the baby pool,and we were practising our floating skills .What we also did in the baby pool was we swam to the end of the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Soraya Diallo's third blog

Hello my name is  Soraya Diallo and I am hear to tell you about my third blog and more.I also need to tell you that this was my first time going in the deep end.I am also wondering  what will happen next and when .Thank you for reading my blog.

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Category: Class of 2018

IMAANS THIRD TIME BLOGGING IN YEAR 5

 Hi guys well today I've finished swimming and as I've told you in my  last blog I went in the deep end I was not that scared this time. But it was tiring it was also lots of fun too. I now know I can swim properly.

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Category: Class of 2018

Lauren's blog

Hi... Today I went to  the hospital because of my kneecap . My mum got me a new teddy it is so cute ! I LOVE IT .  Then I came to school and ate my lunch. Thanks for reading !

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Category: Class of 2018

Ambers swimming

Today I went swimming at West View Lesiure Centre! We played a game of scarecrow tig in the small pool. Then we went into the deep end again and did some breast stroke. Finally,we went back into the small pool and did the same thing again!

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Category: Class of 2018

Alishah swimming today in the deep end

Hi guys I'm back  again today I was so scared I was gonna go in the deep end. I went in the deep end it was very cold I drowned but the lady helped me . I could float in the water it was so much fun the deep end was really cold and the small pool was so warm.I love…

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming in the deep end by Ariba

Hi guys ,you probably now me by know....Iam Ariba and Iam going to tell you about my day at swimming.Today I swam in the deep end and I could actually swim .First I was scared but then when I went in the pool I could swim thank you for reading my blog

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Category: Class of 2018

Sam Hutabarat's Blog

Hi today was a great day! Today we swam in the deep end! I was a bit scared of going to the deep end. As soon as I got in the pool ,my feet couldn't touch the floor! I swam half the length of the big pool and now I'm really proud of my self! It was fun because we got to played scarecrow in the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Mahammad Third time swimming

Today I went swimming it was really fun first of all I swam  than I went in the baby pool.

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Category: Class of 2018

Lily's blog

Today we went swimming at West View Leisure Centre. We went in the the deep end again and did some breast stroke with woggles. It was quite fun. We also played scarecrow tig in the water and I did not get caught once! It was really good and I had a great time today!

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Category: Class of 2018

Third time blogging

Hi guys third time blogging yipee

 

Guess what I did today . I went swimming and it was so much fun.Today afternoon I am going to go to a match of hockey.

I am looking forward to the Anglo Saxon workshop and I think it's going to be really fun.

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Category: Class of 2018

Maariyahs BLOG!!!

Hey guys my my name is Maariyah and today's my second time blogging.Today we went swimming and I went in the deep end without any armbands.The water was very deep but I knew how to swim.At the beginning, to get warmed up we played scarecrow tig in the water and it was so much fun.Next week we are…

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Category: Class of 2018

HAMZAH MASTER

Hey guys it is my 4th time blogging .Today I went into the deep end and now I finally know how to swim in the deep end.Nefore I knew how to swim because I haven't been swimming for a long time I forgot how to swim.Plus I have neally got pen licence I just need to improve on my fs then I have got…

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Category: Class of 2018

Amir blogging I'm swimming

Hi name is Amir and I'm going to talk about swimming. I had a good time at swimming.The people in the lowest group like me we went to the deep end and it was fun.This is the end of my blog

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Category: Class of 2018

Aaliya's first day swimming in the deep end!

Today I went to West Veiw Leisure Centre  to learn some swimming.It was so much fun.I got to try swimming in the deep end.I swam half the deep pool with just 3 arm bands.It was so much fun and better than the baby pool.I also borrowed a woggle that was yellow.My teacher in swimming is so kind.That…

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Category: Class of 2018

MAARIYAH 3RD TIME SWIMMING

Today it was my 3rd time swimming!!! It was really good fun because we went into the deep end which is 2 meters deep. We practised front crawl with a woggle from the deep end to the shallow end and I was definitely out of breath after that! Really we did a few lengths from shallow to deep and deep…

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Category: Class of 2018

Aminahs been Swimming!

Guess what! As you know, I  now know how to swim but had to wear arm bands  last week . This week I took my arm bands off in the deep end. It was very scary but I managed it. This week was so much fun! Bye guys!

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Category: Class of 2018

Adam'sblogs

I love writing about  King Arthur. We always listen to stories about him.There are loads of different stories.We also learn about the ANGLO SAXSONS !!!.It was fun learning about them

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Category: Class of 2018

Jenson went in to the deep end

Hi my name is Jenson to day I went In to the deep end it was fun. I can't wait to go Swimming it was really good I swam on my back and that is the end thank you for reading my blog.

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Category: Class of 2018

27th September

This week our kagan groups have become investigation teams. 

Woody from Toy Story has been kidnapped but who has taken him this time? We have been using our detective skills to look at clues to try and work out who the suspects are. 

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Last hours at Osmington Bay

Last few photos of Trapeze and Tunnel Trail from our last afternoon at Osmington Bay.

Good to see all students made it into school today, we hope you are enjoying the washing!!

 

 

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Category: Secondary

Tags: Year 6 , PE , Year 7 , Year 9 , Year 10

Year 6 Virus And Bacteria

Today in science we created viruses and bacteria models out of placticine.

 

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Category: Class of 2017

Bug Club Log-in

Good Morning,

The log-in that your child received for the Bug Club reading scheme was missing the school code – dfcw.

So the user name will be your child’s first name followed by a 1 e.g. ben1 and the password is cat1.

Both the username and the password are lowercase and have no…

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Category: Reception

Autumn Fair Signs

Y5/6 have completed a whopping 48 signs for this years Autumn Fair stalls.  Thanks to our children for all their hard work in support of this enjoyable fundraising event.

Art Club will be hosting an activity stall on that day so do come along and join in the fun from 1-3pm this Sunday.

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Category: Art Club

Global Goals

Global Goals

As part of ‘The World’s Largest Lesson’, Year 5 took part in a language treasure hunt. To begin, we discussed how difficult it would be to go and live in a country where they did not speak English. The children practised communicating using only actions. This was not as simple as…

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Category: Year 5 - Lionfish

Mr Sears and Mr Claxton Visit

On Friday Mr Sears and Mr Claxton came in. Some of the children have shown them how to create monster pictures. We have been working on number recognition, counting and 1:1 correspondence.

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

PGL Osmington Bay - Day 2

Some photos of what students have been up to this morning at Osmington Bay.

First up was archery where gold shots were flying in from all angles. One of the games played saw some students ending up on a trip to Hogwarts, with their teachers, on a skateboard; possibly best if they explain…

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Category: Secondary

Tags: Year 6 , PE , Year 7 , Year 9 , Year 10

Roald Dahl Day

We did enjoy ourselves on Roald Dahl Day!

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Category: Year 2

Tags: Year 2

PGL Osmington Bay - Day 1

Photos from an action packed day at Osmington!

First was Kayaking at the Olympic Sailing Centre on Portland, developing skills and confidence on the water before Mr Journeaux once again showed the grace and poise he is renowned for. 

Back at the centre the Dream Team owned the Aeroball…

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Category: Secondary

Tags: Year 6 , PE , Year 7 , Year 9 , Year 10

Being Doctors

This week we have been learning all about our body. We looked at our different body parts and how many of each we have, what different parts of our body do and how to look after them. 

We used First Aid kits to help look after some teddies that were hurt. First we had to identify where they…

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Category: Nursery - Sea Turtles

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Butterfly

This week Reception found a butterfly outside. They picked flowers to try and get the butterfly to land on it. We then learned more about butterflies by reading the Hungry Caterpillar.

 

 

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

Reception - What can we do?

What can our bodies do?

 

This week Reception have been learning about their bodies and what they can do. We start each morning off with Dough Disco which helps to strengthen our hands and fingers. 

We experiemented with different ways of moving. We realised our bodies can run, climb,…

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Category: Reception - Blue Tang

Tags: Foundation Stage

Bluecape Superheroes

Y3 Seahorses have been making a Bluecape promise to do their best to make a difference in the world.  They have promised to help others, support their peers in class and keep the environment clean and tidy.  

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Category: Year 3 - Sea Horses

Outdoor Week in Reception Class

This week has been all about the great outdoors in school and Oak Class have taken part in many exciting activities.

Monday morning started with our 'Mile on Monday' walk around the school grounds. Everyone in the class walked a whole mile! Well done everyone!

The children have taken part in…

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Category: Class of 2016

Outdoor Week One in Holly Class

Year Two have learnt lots outside this week.

We have looked at microhabitats in science, measurement in maths, den building and we have found our very own friend in the trees-Evelyn the Fairy.

Please look at the many pictures from this week. 

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2014

Outdoor Week Beech Tree Class

Exciting News!

This week has been 'Outdoor Week' at Gillibrand Primary School.  We have taken part in lots of fun and exciting activities outdoors.  

Monday morning began with a one mile walk! It was great fun but quite tiring - it certainly woke us all up for the day! 

 

We have been…

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Category: Class of 2015

Learning Afternoon!

 

This afternoon Year 3 had the pleasure of inviting our parents to help us with a homework challenge!

As it is outdoor week a challenge has been set to see who can grow the tallest plant in 30 days!

In class we have discussed the ideal conditions for a plant to grow and with the help of…

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Category: Class of 2013

Sub- spellings

There are two lots of spellings for the test on Wednesday. The children know which spellings they will be tested on. I hope to see improved scores next week so please practise them over the weekend.  

Group…

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Category: Class 5L

Computing

https://www.codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/scratch/lost-in-space/

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Category: Class 6E

Living Things and Their Habitats

Our Science topic this term in Silver Birch class is Living Things and their Habitats. 

On Thursday the children became Science investigators and explored our playground for living things. 

These are some of the things the children looked for:

A blade of grass measuring 2cm long or…

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Category: Class of 2012

Environment Agency Visit

On Monday Year Five had a visit from the Environment Agency.  Amanda spoke to the children about our waterways and the need to keep them clean.  She also explained to the children the important role of the Environment Agency.

She brought in lots of information leaflets about the native species…

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Category: Class of 2011

Defibrillator Training

Before the summer school were kindly donated a defibrillator by True Bearings Ltd, a local company.  

Year Five received some training from Hands on Heart at the start of the term.  All the children particiapted in the session. They learned a lot and their behaviour was…

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Category: Class of 2011

Writing lists in the penguins

This week the Penguins were inspired by year 6. Year 6 had been working hard on their IPad presentations, they taught us how to make scones. So the Penguins decided we had to make a shopping list of ingredients and then become star bakers! Well done Year 6 and Year 1 - great team work!

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Category: Class of 2016

Bike ability

This week year 6 have been learning about how to ride safely on the road.

At the end of the week, we went on a long,fun bike ride around Chorley!

Three things you need to know to keep safe are:wear a helmet; give way; and look behind your shoulder.

Stay safe and have fun on the…

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Category: Class of 2010

Macmillan coffee morning

We had a Macmillan coffee morning picnic we had Peppa pig cakes and juice it was great fun.

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Category: FSU Blog

Cakes

We made rainbow cakes this morning as part of the Macmillan coffee morning we were really busy mixing all the ingredients and are looking forward to taking them home.

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Category: FSU Blog

Team work makes the dream work

In Art this week we have drawn a portrait of each other using Mona Lisa as inspiration and we invented our own flying machines based on Leonardo Da Vinci's work, Mrs Gibson was very impressed! The class have been working very hard on Spellings and in English we have been writing in paragraphs.…

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Category: Silver Class

23rd September

Miss Reed says we are fantastic musicians.

 We have been using our voices expressively and creatively to sing songs. Look at the funny faces we made as we were creating the sounds!

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Category: Year 1

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23rd September

Congratulations to this weeks 'Stars of the Week'

Well done! we are proud of what you have achieved this week.

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Category: Year 1

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Year 1 Sharks - A Dinosaur hunt!

An amazing start to our dinosaur topic!

 The children found a mysterious and very large footprint. We had a discussion about whose it may be - some of them suggested it may of been mine at first. I quickly reminded them there were claw prints on the floor also. 

We became dinosaur…

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Category: Year 1 - Sharks

Pirates Topic!

During these past two weeks in Penguin Class we have been reading lots of Pirate stories. This week we have been planning our own pirate settings, characters and stories in order to write our final Pirate Story tomorrow! We are all very excitied to write them and I (Miss Branson) am excited to…

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Category: Year 2 - Penguin

Tags: Year 2 Penguins

Big Maths

Big Maths

 

We have been doing our daily CLIC lessons. We enjoy learning about counting, times tables, learn its and calcualtions. We are getting quicker everyday. We love our weekly big maths tests and have a class winner each week. Keep checking for updates on our blog to see more of…

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

SPAG

SPAG

So far we have been learning about contractions and apostrophes to show possession. We have started to use these in our writing. Have a read of some examples. 

' She's got a new coat.' 

'I'm six years old.' 

' The man's hat is black and white.'

'The monkey's fur is soft and…

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

The ice age

During our topic work we were melting the ice age.The earth got hotter and hotter and the ice was melting and the sea rose. This made Britain an island.

By Aimee 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Year Three RE

In year three we have started discussing Hinduism, and how celebrating Diwali brings a sense of belonging to Hindu children. Today the children worked in small groups. They decided on an identity for the group because of what they believed in, coming up with a group name, an identity,a badge or…

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Category: Year 3

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Year 3 French

Today in French Year Three discussed, drew and labelled pictures about the individual members in their family. Well done Year Three!

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Category: Year 3

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Learning about our bodies

Funnybones

Whilst learning about our bodies we read the book, Funnybones. The children enjoyed acting out the story and putting the skeleton back together.  We also drew around our body and labelled the different parts. 

 

     

 

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

Nursery Sea Turtles - PE Games and Babies!

During week two, one of our favourite things was our PE lesson. 

In our first PE session, we played lots of exciting games with the parachute!

First we had to wake the parachute! It had been very sleepy and we had to shake it slowly then quickly to make sure it had woken up properly! We…

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Category: Nursery - Sea Turtles

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Intruder in Year Two

We came into our classroom this morining to find our room turned upside down! Who could such a thing?

Tommy Clarke wrote:

'On Wednesday morning when I came into class I saw books thrown all over the floor. After that I saw glitter sprayed on the grass outside. As I looked around the…

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Category: Class of 2014

Suspense Writing

Today Year 4 have been using features of suspense writing to create intriguing and exciting paragraphs. We used short sentences, similes, powerful verbs and ellipsis to hook our reader.

 

They were all superb - well done Year 4!

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Category: Year 4

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Phonics

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Category: Reception

Aribas day at swimming

Hi my name is called Ariba and I am going to tell you about Swimming.

Swimming  is so much fun . First  we went inside the pool and practised how to float in the water without holding anything, and then  we also had races in the pool.  I can't wait to go next…

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Category: Class of 2018

Second time swimming Mahammad

Hi guys I went to the deep end  at  swimming  today and  it was great  fun and I found out that it can be  real fun and I  had a wonderful time. I cant wait to go again next week.

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Category: Class of 2018

My first blog in year 5 Dominik

This was the second  time I went  to the  second stays  in swimming. 

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Category: Class of 2018

IMAANS AND ALIYAH'S SECOND TIME SWIMMING IN YEAR 5

 

HI guys third time blogging woohoo.well we first played a game and then our group went into the deep end.we were a bit scared at the start but then we got used to it. Aliyah was with maariyah t and imaan and soraya were together too. That was the end of our blog. Hurray!!!!!

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Category: Class of 2018

Jayden,s blog

Hi guys it was the second time swiming but I cannot swim and I enjoyed it.

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Marty's blog

Hello my name is Marty and to day I am doing a blog and this blog is about wat has happend to day. To day I have done in school to day I went swiming with school I went to the deep end and I swam from the deep end to the little end.I really liked it my favourite part was then I swam to the little…

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming for the first time

My name is Mohammed Bux and I am in year 5. Today I went swimming for the first time since last week I was not here.I hadn't swam in my life so I thought swimming would not be fun but it turns out it was really fun. As soon as I got in the pool it was amazing because although I wasn't that good…

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Category: Class of 2018

Soraya's third blog in year 5

Hi my name is Soraya Diallo  and I am very exited to tell you about my day in year five. I think I know how to swim and It is the second day I felt proud of myself.

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Category: Class of 2018

SECOND TIME SWIMMING Alishah

Hey guys, I'm back today ,I went swimming yay I sat next  to my friend Hana on the bus . We went inside and put our swimming costume on.I don't know how to swim but today I tried my hardest and I could swim a little bit.Alishah blog.

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Category: Class of 2018

Hana third blog post

Hi guys my name is Hana.I went swimming today it was really fund do we had a fantastic day at west view.I went to the deep end and I could not put my feet in the pool.We had to swim 2 times in the deep end. There was lots of people there.It was a fantastic day 

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Category: Class of 2018

What soha is looking forward to which is coming soon

Hi my name is  Soha and I'm going to talk about what I'm looking forward to.

Swimming is so much fun. I can nearly swim. I love swimming so much that I can't wait till next week at swimming.  

Ms Derbyshire said that the Anglo - Saxons work shop is coming to school for the year 5's I can't…

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Category: Class of 2018

What soha is looking forward to that is coming soon

Hi my name is soha and I'm going to talk about what I'm looking forward to.

Swimming is so much fun. I can nearly swim. I love swimming so much that I can't wait till next week at swimming.  

Ms Derbyshire said that the Anglo Saxons gift shop is coming to school for the year 5's I can't…

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Category: Class of 2018

Soha's time at swimming

Hi my name is soha and I'm going to talk about what I'm looking forward to.

Swimming is so much fun. I can nearly swim. I love swimming so much that I can't wait till next week at swimming.  

Ms Derbyshire said that the Anglo Saxons gift shop is coming to school for the year 5's I can't…

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Category: Class of 2018

Hamzah master

Hamzahs third blooooooggggggggg!!!!!!!!

Hello today I have been swimming for the second time and it was amazing.I had to ballence my self on the water and try to swim.I failed a couple of times but then I got use to it.Now I actually know how to ballence myself on the water yay.That is the end…

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Category: Class of 2018

FIRST TIME SWIMMING WITH SCHOOL BY FAHIM

Hey guys FAHIM here.Today we went swimming it was so fun I can swim a bit not that good.We learnt how to keep safe.There is a lot of people at the pool different schools.When you swim you can smell all of the chlorine.

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Category: Class of 2018

Adam's blog

Yesterday was the first time learning about the Anglo Saxons .The class was very excited! to learn about them.We had to answer questions about the Anglo Saxons. I don't know if I got them right.

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Category: Class of 2018

Thomas.M. This is my third blog.

Today me and my class went swimming. The people who couldn't swim had to stay with one of the teachers in the small pool and the people who could swim had to go with this other  teacher. Then we got dressed and got back to school and did some work about legends.  After lunch we got out the iPads…

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Category: Class of 2018

Clay Medals

6R have been looking at medals awarded to servicemen and civilians during World War 2 and up to the present day. We have designed and made our own out of clay....

....keep checking back to see what they look like when we've sprayed them and added the ribbon.

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Category: Year 6

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Cello with Josh

Every Thursday morning Josh comes to show us how to play the Cello, he is incredibly talented and gives us lots of skills to learn with his energy and charisma.

Josh is part of the NELC music service who tries to give our children an opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument through…

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Category: Year 4

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This week’s spellings (prefix: re)

Practise these spellings ready for the test on Wednesday 21st (after swimming). They all use the re prefix:

revise

rebuild

reappear

rearrange

rewrite

reconsider

review

recycle

reassure

reimburse

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Category: Class 5L

Who is the culprit? 5L are on the look out…

This morning, we left Mr Sale’s assembly to find out that our classroom had been sabotaged! Our beloved 5L plant had been tipped over and soil was scattered everywhere, leaving behind plenty of clues. Today, the children in Miss Lester’s literacy group have been developing descriptions of the…

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Category: Class 5L

Year 6 blog by Ruby and Lonique

Year Six

Year six has been a smash so far (and its only been the first few weeks, we are excited for Prestatyn because it will be and amazing time being with all our friends.

In art, we were studying Quentin Blake, who has illustrated a few david walliams books and nearly all of Roald Dahl's…

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Category: Year 6

Year 6 First day

I've enjoyed year 6 up to now because the work is fun and extremely challenging. One of our favourite topic is p.e because the edstar coaches are fun Really and exciting.  I like Mesne Lea cause of all the fun trips we go on like llreder and Prestatyn. Fabulously , Joe ,Elliot, Jessica and Chrissy…

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Category: Year 6

Jess and Ash Blog ;o

jess and ash blog ;0

19 September 2016

Monday 19/09/16

 

This is our first post and we started year 6 about 3 weeks ago. We're not looking forward  to sats #lazy. We are looking forward to Prestatyn though #fun BTW in July.

In our class we have the following:

Head boy Joe R.

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Category: Year 6

Ethan and Joe's School life Blog.

BREAK TIME FUN

In the very first break, Ethan and Joe woud play football with : Elliot, Leo, olliver, Safwan and many more to make two football teams.These teams are named Astro city and sports united. most of the players and some year 4s play for the mesne foot ball team.Whilst there is…

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Category: Year 6

The first day!!!!!!!!!;}

The first day in year6 By James Halliday-Massey 

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The first day was very challenging, but I found my way through it, but it was fun and exciting and we got see our new teacher Mrs Dougill. I also was looking forward to Prestatin and SATS, but I was also nervous.  I was looking forward to…

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Category: Year 6

Amber and Ellie's blog!!!

Our first day in year six!!!

Our first day in year six was really fun because we had a fantastic but fun teacherand we started of with recapping a few things thet we did in year five to get warmed up in the first lesson.We got to work in parteners and  do fun maths and litracy . We got to know…

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Category: Year 6

L.K Class Blog

05/09/16-The First Day Of Year 6

The first day of year 6 me and my friend Louie were exited but scared  about year 6 we didnt know what the work would be like or what the homework woud be like.We were happy that we had moved up to year six we didydnt know what the groups where that we were…

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Category: Year 6

Chloe and Chrissy's Year 6 Class blog


Year

The first day of year 6 was amazing although it was a little hard. Once we settled into year 6 we started to enjoy it and the work got easier day after day.

Now we are in year 6 there is a Head boy, Head girl, Deputy head boy and Deputy head girl and they are:

HG Chrissy…

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Category: Year 6

Year 6 Adverture :) BY MILLIE AND MOLLY.S

Hi if you are reading this you are going to enter a magical world of........yr 6s adventure .

When we entered the new classroom (only next door to our old classroom) we saw a happy face (Mrs Dougill) greet us. On our first day we did some science about the heart. So far we are thinking this is…

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6 News , year six

Jessica and Sophies Y6 Class blog

                                  Our first day in year 6!     

Jessica's first day:

On my first day of year 6 we made all about me booklets.  At play time I really enjoyed  seeing all of my freinds and played on the new equipment. Also I felt a little bit nervous and excited because it was…

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Category: Year 6

kian and Oliver blog:)

first week

                 Me (Oliver) and Kian were looking forward to year 6 and on the first day we made some shield's and the shield had somthing we like an my shield i had friends and football and on Kians he had my family and football and my friends. and then it was playtime.

looking…

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6 News

JL Newsflash !!!!! First day at year 6 !!!!! ;-)

 Image result for mesne leaImage result for Year6Image result for mesne lea
Joseph  #1
My first day in year 6 was fun, but nerve racking, I was looking forward to it, but also dreading it. The next day it was a lot better and I was used to it now, I still had my friends in school though.
Luke  #1
My first day of Y6 was nerve racking, but…

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Category: Year 6

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:) JAYA AND MIA BLOG:)

 

WHEN WE STARTED YEAR 6  WE FELT VERY HAPPY TO HAVE A NEW TEACHER. (BY JAYA AND MIA).Image result for SCHOOLS BOOKS

WE WERE VERY HAPPY TO START LEARNING MATHS, IT IS VERY FUN,  MRS DOUIGILL MAKES MATHS FUN.(BY MIA AND JAYA).]

JAYA FAVROUTE LESSON ARE :ART AND PE AND MIA FAVROUTE LESSON IS: MATHS PE AND LITERACY.(BY…

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Category: Year 6

Tom's Year Six Blog

My year 6 blog,

Information you need to know.

My first week in year six was very good the teacher is called Mrs Dougill she is a very, very kind and nice. I realy love literacy and ICT. The ICT teacher is called Miss Prill she is very smart like Miss Middleton she did ICT before Miss…

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6 News

Ethan and Joe's School life Blog

Break Time Fun

In the very first break, Ethan and Joe woud play football with : Elliot, Leo, olliver, Safwan and many more to make two football teams.Theas teames are named Astro city and sports united. most of the players and some year 4s play for the mesne foot ball team.Whilst there is…

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Category: Year 6

Jessica and Sophies Y6 Class blog

                          Our first day in year 6  

 

On our first day,we had to bring in our favourite book also we wrote an all about me booklet.We really enjoy being in year 6and we're really looking forward for the things we do in the future. Here are our opinions on year 6 . In year 6…

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Category: Year 6

ICT/ sports by Jake and Safwan

ICT

Ict is a fascinating subject in which we interact with electronic such as ipads, macbooks (imacs) and laptops (hp)

Our ICT teachers are Miss Prill and Miss Middleton

we use many internet resources such as scratch, Imovie, Google sketchup and hour of code.

Scratch

Scratch is a…

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Category: Year 6

Best School by Lily and Mya

HI this is Mesnelea. We  love  to  lern about Roald Dahl.We  aso like  lern  about The Witches.

By Lily and  Mya

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Year 3 classblog by Ted and Oligen

Ted

I've been learning about The Witches.

I've been learning about flowers. 

Oligen

I've been learning about Mr.Fox.

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Year 3 blog blog by Roni and Zane

In Year 3 Yellow we have been learning about Roald dahl and his books. We have seen the movie of witches.

It was a good film and in sciece we learned about plants.

 

Roni and zane.

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

JAKE AND AUSTIN'S FANTASTIC BLOG FOR YEAR 3 YELLOW!

Image result for roald dahl fantastic mr foxCHAPTER 1 Fantastic Mr Fox:

When we first started Year 3 we were going to burst with excititement! In our first week we started learning about Fantastic Mr Fox and we were writing about his sneaky tricks.We read the story of him and now we have the DVD to watch.

CHAPTER 2 The Witches:Image result for roald dahl the witches characters

In…

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Best blog the in Year 3 Yellow by Charlie and Freya

In year 3 were doing about The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox. In the Witches we were making potions and people drink it.

When I was making making my potion I put an bouncey ball eye.

Charlie and…

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Amazing blogblog by Joshua W and Finn B

 
I like year 3. When I came into year 3 I was was a bit nervous because it is upstairs.When I moved into year 3 I was quite nervous because I thought it was alot harder but it turned out it was fun.We go to dinner later and we get to go on the field when it's dry.I like dinner because I am…

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

best blog ever

Yesterday  in pe we did street dancing  and  i was in the midle of the sicle it was so inbarsing  and all of my frends was  around me  and my frend

was lathing  at me because i had to dance in frunt of evrybody from chase.I watch the rolhdolh mooves and one  was silly  fillm  and  I  didnt…

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Y3Y - THE BEST BLOG EVER by Joshua and Heidi

Our names are Joshua and Heidi.We go to Mesne Lea. We are learning about the witches and Fantastic mr fox.In maths we are learning about our eights and our four times tabels.Our friends are Lennox and Roni.Our teacher is Miss Berry she is a great teacher and rilly nice she lets us go on…

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Mesnelea is awsome by Daniel and Sienna

YEAR 3 MADNESS!

In Year 3 it's very fun but it's also a bit harder because you are in a higher class.

In year 3 my teacher is Miss Berry and she is very kind.

Miss Berry is kind because she wants to teach us new stuff like about the witches and flowers.

We get taught new things every…

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Young Leader Training

Mr Dobbs came into support Year 4 children learning specific playground games to encourage all children to participate in sport and be leaders. It's never been such an exciting time to be on the playground!

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

3C Spy Kids Hook Day

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Category: Year 3

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3B Spy Kids Hook Day

In Mrs Beeson's room the children examined a number of photographs of Henry VIII and concluded that in the majority of the images studied he was portrayed as being a stern and moody character.

In the video above, a disgruntled Henry VIII challenged the children to produce new portraits of…

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Category: Year 3

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19th September

We had such an exciting time on our Wow! day last week. We couldn't wait to write and tell you all about it. Here are some of our recounts of the day.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Native American music and Dreamcatchers!

Jellyfishs' afternoons have been filled with fun this week and here's why.

We have had fun exploring music from different cultures and listening to traditional Native American music. We then focused on a 'call and response' tribal song, O Hal'Lwe, sung by the Nanticokes. Using our school…

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Category: Year 4 - Jelly Fish

Reception Class settle into school

The children in Reception class have all arrived in school over the course of the past few weeks and are settling very well into the routines of the school day. 

The next few weeks will be busy and exciting ones as we take part in Outdoor Week challenges and activities. On Monday we will take…

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Category: Class of 2016

Computing

Click on this link to access your task for today;

https://www.codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/scratch/rock-band/

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Category: Class 6E

6 x Timestables Challenge

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Category: Class 6E

1st week whole school attendance joint winners!

Well done 1/2T – we came joint first this week or our attendance and have won ourselves a non uniform day next Thursday (as Friday is Jeans for Genes day) – Keep it up – we can smash it this year!

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Category: Class 1/2T

Roald Dahl's big friendly birthday

Roald Dahl would have celebrated his 100th birthday this week. To celebrate we have played character party games, read some of his books, made dream jars, taken part in a book quiz, learnt how to draw the BFG, sung happy birthday, made up our own character names and created our own wondercrump BFG…

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Category: Class of 2010

Working Hard

We have been working hard in Bronze Class this week, we have con tinued learning about Ancient Egypt. In History we mummified Reo, Flynn, Leila and Lee using toilet paper. It was very funny. In English we have read Howard Carter's diary, Howard Carter is the man who discovered Tutankhmun's tomb…

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Category: Silver Class

16th September

Congratulations to our first 'Star's of the Week' of this year!

Well done! you have made a fantastic start to the year.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Roald Dahl Day

We had a wonderful day celebrating Roald Dahl! 

We created a giant peach and dream jars, we described the horrible aunts from James and the Giant Peach, and we even solved some Dahl maths questions!

Thank you for sending your children to school in such wonderful costumes!

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Category: Year 4

Y5 - Welcome Back

Year 5 have had a great start to the new school year! We are now in full swing with our new topic, Alchemy Island since the alchemist made a surprise appearance last week.  He left the children with a package full of clues to where the entranced to alchemy island might be. They had to unpick the…

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Category: Year 5 - Lionfish

Counting penguins!

We've had a busy couple of weeks in year 1, the Penguins and Flamingos are all settling in really well. We have already had a teddy bears picnic, labelled our classroom and teddies and now we are practising our counting - phew! Well done everyone!

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Category: Class of 2022

Reading and Phonics Meeting

Thank you to all the parents who attended last night’s phonics and reading meeting. Together we can achieve anything!

Thank you again for your continued support.

 

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Category: Reception - Clown Fish

Tags: Foundation Stage

WOW Day

Year 6 spent the day searching for clues about life during WWII and, in particular, what it was like for the thousands of children evacuated to the countryside during this time. We also had the challenge of making our own gas mask box using skills of accurately drawing, measuring, cutting and…

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6

Spy Kids Topic

 

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Category: Year 4

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Spy Kids - Hook Day

Year 5 had an exciting day learning all about the role of an MI6 agent. We were selected by the head of MI6 (Mrs Jones), to be put through the recruitment process to become MI6 agents. We even had a video message and a personal visit from the lady herself. We worked on special missions throughout…

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Category: Year 5

Tags: Year 5

Spy Kids

This term our whole school topic is 'Spy Kids'

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with the ‘Family Homework’ last year we had amazing responses and some very positive feedback comments, we are glad you are enjoying the challenges.

This time we would like our…

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Category: Family Home Learning

Hook Day

Year 3 absolutely loved 'Hook Day' and were lucky enough to receive a visit from King Henry VIII himself! (strangely Mr Brown appeared to be absent from school that day and a number of the children wondered where he was). 

Henry VIII set the children a number of challenges throughout the day as…

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Good Morning Everybody

Happy Thursday!

This week in Reception we have been really busy…Mrs Gardner’s class started Music lessons on Tuesday with Mr Sanderson (Mr Jones’s class start next Tuesday) and both classes had their first Dance lesson on Wednesday. Both classes loved using all the space in the Hall and we’re…

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Category: Reception

15th September

Wow! What an exciting hook day we have had today. We were all awarded our own 'Secret Agent' badges ready for our missions and challenges throughout the day.

Fairy-tale characters had sent us special missions related to their stories that we had to solve.

We measured, designed, predicted,…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Follow the Football

Our footballers have again been entered for the Manchester Primary Football League. We enter the competition as reigning champions after our fabulous team last year soared to the winning spot with a fantastic 6-1 in the final. Good luck to this year’s team!

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Cross Country!

A huge well done to the St.John’s Cross Country team, who put in an outstanding effort at the central and east cross county league heat last night. Each runner put in everything they had and produced incredible performances, hopefully progressing the team onto the city wide and regional…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Kianoosh and Julia's fantastic blog

We love Science!

Hi our name's are Kianoosh and Julia. I'm 7  and she's 8 and are blog is all about plants and insects plants need sun and water the roots suck up the water and the leaves collect the sunlight if you mix water with the sunlight  it makes glucose and the glucose help's the plants…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Year 3 Blue Blog by Dylan and Jack

We have been learning about fantastic Mr Fox and the witches.

In pe we have been doing football.

In maths we have been counting in 4s and 8s.

In topic we have been learning about North America.

In sciece we have been looking at plants and we have been labeling parts of them on…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Ethan and Theo's Undercover Blog

in year 3 we  have been lerning about witches and fantastic mr fox.

in science we have been lerning  about North Americia.

 

Ethan Theo

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Yippee it,s time for year 3 by Farrah and Alfie

I am so happy to be in year 3 because i have the best teacher . He teaching us new things.Mrs stead teaches us football.

Farrah and Alfie

 

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Class Mayhem

In year 3 blue we have been learning about the witches.We have also made potions to turn children into snails.We know that witch is have

incredably long nails.Witches are bold.

 

Riley/Jaimi 

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Year three amazing maths by Chloe and Laythan

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Magnificent Maths

Since we moved to year three in maths we have been learning the four and eight times tables.We think they are quite hard so we always practice.

Also in maths we have been doing a bit of estimating of how many things there were on the page.Some people in the class…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Yippee it,s time for year 3!

I am so lucky to be in year 3 blue because we have the best teacher ever.In pe we are doing football and it is really fun. In literacy we are learning about  the witches. We have learnt that witches wear masks , gloves , wigs and they have square feet. They are the worlds uglyist people. We are…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Tags: Year 3 News

Year 3 Yellow blog Oligen and Ted

When we was first in year 3 we was learning about the fantastic Mr Fox

When we was in year 3 we was learning about the witchs.

When we was in year 3 we was learning about Flowers.

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Category: Year 3 Yellow

Are you ready for Mr Steady? By Sophia and Kayden

PE        In pe we did foot ball and dribuling  in parntners .Mr stead is a good  foot ball player  so he teaches us how to play the game and new skills.

 

Sophia     Kayden 

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Charlie and Marck's school blog

Our first week in Year 3

Last week,we were so frightened and nervous because we were going up stairs into our new class room in year 3 blue.We were so excited when we got in to the classroom because it was our first time in Year 3 with Mr Stead.

We have had a great time in Year 3 blue so…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Year 3 Blue Amazing Class Blog by Millie and Oliver

Our First Week in Year 3!

This is what we did this week.We did football. In football we did skills like dribling.Last week we felt scared coming in to year 3 but then we settled in.Then we did maths in maths we did estimating numbers like 100.we have been doing litracy .In litracy we have done…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Year 3 Universe by Chloe WT and Alfie Cox.

Roald Dahls The Witches

In literacy we have been learning about The Witches. She wears gloves  because she has cat claws.

The Witches have no toes and just feet. It is hard to find shoes to fit them because of their toes.

A witch is actually bald! They have to wear a first class wig so it…

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Category: Year 3 Blue

Afternoon Activities In Reception

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Category: Reception

Settling in at big school

We have had a fantastic first two days with the children. They have all settled in to school life at Parkfield. We hope you enjoyed the gift yesterday to help you leave your little ones with us. The children have been very busy and we hope they are enjoying their time at school as much as we enjoy…

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: reception

Land Ahoy! - Autumn 1

Autumn 1 in Year 2 Lobsters.

This term our topic is Land Ahoy!

We will be learning about Pirates through our English and Topic lessons. We started our topic of this week with a memorable experience. We followed clues from Pirate Pete and discovered the hidden treasure using our map skills.…

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Category: Year 2 - Lobster

Welcome to our NEW blog!

We would like to welcome you to our new class blog. Here you will find everything that we have been getting up to as well as all the notifications you will need to know. Please keep checking in and feel free to comment on our posts, we’d love to hear what you think of our…

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Category: Class 6E

Amirs blog

Hello my name is Amir. Today we did swimming and I swam it was really fun.I failed some times then I got the hang of it.

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming By Hana Hanif

Hi guys.It was really fun at West view swimming centre.It was really fun doing swimming.Pepple who could not swim they went to the baby area.I went to the deep area and we could swim.we had really fun but we are gonna go back on the 20th September 2016.we all hope we have fun.

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Category: Class of 2018

Tags: I'm blogging!

Imaans first time swimming

 

Hi guys This is my first time swimming in year 5 yay!!!!!!!

 

It was really fun well I sort of nervous because I thought that we were going to go in the deep end.  It was a bit funny because miss Derbyshire thought the bus driver was going come at 9 but they came at half 10 I was sat…

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Category: Class of 2018

Soraya Diallo goes swimming

This was the first swimming lesson in year five I had a great time but I just could not swim.It was still fun . The arm bands were not how I imagine. 

 

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Category: Class of 2018

My first blog in year5

Today I had the most exciting day in year 5. Today was our first day at swimming.  The water felt warm. When we got back to schools we start to draw our dragon eggs in our Art Books.

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Category: Class of 2018

Nimra,s first blog in year 5

Today  was the first time ever that I went swimming  and it was amazing.

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Category: Class of 2018

Charlie's second BLOG

My second blog

Hey guys it's Charlie. Me,Krish,Sam and Jayden we all did some thing very cool. It was very cool we were making our own hobbit maps we all enjoyed it I didn't want to stop neither did the others.

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Skye's second blog

Today was my first day of swimming lessons in year 5

and tomorrow we are going to be finashing are egg box dragons 

Yesterday we got to make a map of a land of dragons 

year 5 is my favourite class so far 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Jenson,s Dragon map

Yesterday Kai and I made a Dragon map it was cool we made a zombie village. And a sky land lave land dragon forest elctris iland monten howtell 

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Category: Class of 2018

ALIYAH'S FIRST TIME SWIMMING FROM SCHOOL

Hey guys first week at swimming wooho .We were going to go at nine o,clock but then we had to go at ten o,clock.  It's swimming time yippee.Finaly we sat on the coach.Me ,Aliyah sat next to my BFF who is Alishah.

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Category: Class of 2018

Amir Patel First Day Of Swimming

Today was 13 September and in year 5 we went swimming  to west view. I love swimming.When we went in I was nervous and exited at the end of the day I was tired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2018

Hamzah master

Hamzahs blog!!!!!

Today I have been swimming for the first time from school and it has been a very fun lesson at swimming.

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Category: Class of 2018

Arturs 2nd blog

2nd time blogging yay.

Today I went to swim.I almost swam but I still have to wear armbands.

We built carbord dragons, A big map for dragonland and a drawing of a dragon on paper

I sit next to Charlie.

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Category: Class of 2018

Swimming in year five mahammad

 Hey  guys it was the first day of swimmin the instructor tested me if I can swim.

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Category: Class of 2018

ADAM SWIMMING!!

 Today was the first day of swimming and the time changed so we went out and in again in a hour then it was there .So were there in two minutes and we went in from the back door.We got changed and the swimming was really fun and we went and did art

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Category: Class of 2018

ADAM SWIMMING!!

 Today was the first day of swimming and the time changed so we went out and amen back  in again then and went an hour later..So we got there in two minutes and we went in from the back door. We got changed and the swimming was really fun then we went back to school and did art and drew dragon…

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Category: Class of 2018

Arturs 3rd blog of year 5

Today was fun because we went swimming I got to the middle group it was Dominik,Charlie,Jenson and me we didn't have to wear armbands I love swimming in the deep blue pool because it's cold and longer than the baby pool and it felt like I could swim with waddles. We swam on our backs it felt…

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Category: Class of 2018

Arturs 3rd blog of year 5

Today was fun because we went swimming I got to the middle group it was Dominik,Charlie,Jenson and me we didn't have to wear my armbands I love swimming in the deep blue pool because it's cold and longer than the baby pool and it felt like I could swim with waddles and we swam on our backs it felt…

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Category: Class of 2018

Alishahs FIRST TIME SWIMMING

Hey guys second time blogging about swimming hooray.I didn't know how to swim I was so nervous  we went on the bus it was so epic I sat next to my bff who is Aliyah . I was in the small pool and 4 of my friends were in the small pool like me. They were Soha ,Ariba , and Ifrah we walked in the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Thomas.What we did in school today.

Today year 5 went swimming with school. .Swimming was so much fun until it we finished. we went and got dressed into our  school clothes. Then we got on the bus and I was allowed to sit upstairs on the bus and when we got back to school we where told to draw a dragon which had hatched. When the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Roald Dahl Day Year 6

Well done to everyone who dressed up today, you all looked fantastic!

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Category: Class of 2017

Little Bells first week back at Pre-school

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Category: Little Bells Blog

First week back!

What a whirlwind of a first week back Jellyfish have had! We have certainly started with a bang!

Our USA Roadtrip topic is well on the way and we thoroughly enjoyed using our skills as Geologists to locate the many different states on a map of the United States of America. We have already…

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Category: Year 4 - Jelly Fish

12th September

Today was our first day of RWI. The children were very excited to find out their new groups. 

We have been busy learning new sounds and practising 'Fred talk' to read unknown words.

We also have been supporting each other to read our focus book.

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Roald Dahl Day - Tuesday 13th September

This year we're marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and it's going to be the biggest worldwide celebration of Roald Dahl Day ever!
September is Roald Dahl's birth month, and this year we will celebrate with a wonderful day of activites centred around his birthday on 13th September,…

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Category: Reception Blog

Tags: Year 1 , Year 2 , Year 6 , Year 4 , Year 5 , Year 3 , English

EYFS - Settling In

We have been super busy at school making new friends and exploring! During the first week we have spent our time settling in to our new environment and meeting lots of new faces, whilst having lots of fun!

We are so excited to learn new things. This half term, our topic is 'Why am I…

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Category: Nursery - Sea Turtles

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

September 2016 - Green Room

Welcome to all our new starters, and good luck to the children who have moved to Red and Yellow classes. We have two new staff – Treacy and Marie.

This half term we are enjoying talking about dinosaurs. We have looked at dinosaur books, and used dinosaurs in our imaginative play.

The lending…

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Category: Green Room

Tags: Blue and green rooms

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to year six! We have had a wonderful start to our last year at Gillibrand! This week all pupils have settled in well with many children earning a pen licence in their first week! Well done! 

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Category: Class of 2010

Y6 - The beginning!

And so it begins...

Year 6 have had a very busy week, but have made a great start to the year.  We have been busy getting our classroom ready and preparing ourselves for an important year.  This week Year 6 have produced some impressive artwork to share with their classmates who they really…

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Category: Year 6 - Stingray

Perfect Pointillism!

 

In Year 3 we have been studying an artist called Georges Seurat. He created a painting technique called ‘Pointillism’ which uses lots of tiny dots to create a picture. Seurat painted outdoor landscapes and famous Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. Year 3 are going to be using…

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Category: Class of 2013

Welcome to Year 4!

Swimming starts September 30th 2016 for nine weeks.

Cello starts 15th September 2016.

Please ensure P.E kit is in school on every Monday for the week. It can be taken home on Friday.

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Category: Year 4

Tags: Year 4

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school! It is now Autumn Term and we will be working on the Egyptians across our lessons.We have learned that the ancient Egyptians had a special type of alphabet called hieroglyphics. In class we wrote our names in hieroglyphics and made them look like papyrus by using tea bags to…

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Category: Silver Class

Welcome!

We are really looking forward to working with you and your family during your child's time at Welholme Academy.

All of the Foundation Stage children are now attending school full-time..

Don't forget to complete the half-term homework with your child!  Please go on an Autumn walk to collect…

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

Was Henry VIII Loved or Loathed?

In Year 3 we are going to using our investigative/detective skills to find out about the Tudor Era, focusing especially on Henry VIII. Our main topic question is:

We will be doing a lot of detective/investigative work using different sources of information and working on developing our…

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Tudor Crime and Punishment

In Mr. Claybourn's room each class investigated Tudor Crimes and Punishments. The children used their inference skills to look at a number of sources to predict what each punishment was and how it may be used. 

Then the children had to match a number of crimes to the most appropriate Tudor…

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Category: Year 3

Tags: Year 3

Spy Kids

Our new year 6 classes have come back from their long summer holiday with amazing attitudes ready for their new year ahead.  Please see below for our Year 6 Newsletter, Rubric for our topic, and photos of our classrooms.

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Category: Year 6

Tags: Year 6

Spy Kids

Our topic this term is ‘Spy Kids’.  We will be using our detective skills to find out about our new school and familiar stories.

Please keep checking back to see what exciting things we have been finding out. 

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

September 2016 - Red and Yellow Classes

In Red and Yellow classes we have been very excited to meet our new friends. We have new children joining us from Blue and Green class as well as from home. We are learning where everything is in our classrooms as well as exploring our exciting outdoor environment.

Our topic this half term is…

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Category: Red and Yellow Classes

Tags: Red and yellow classes

September 2016 - Blue Room

We would like to welcome all our new children.

Children and staff who were here during the school summer holiday had a lovely time enjoying the good weather. Our activities included a barbeque and a trip to the park.

This half term we will be introducing singing with Judith to the children.…

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Category: Blue Room and Green Rooms

Tags: Blue and green rooms

Our Class Rules

  • looking eyes
  • listening ears
  • kind hands
  • walking feet
  • tidying up
  • looking after our classroom

Your child may be the Star of the Day if they follow the class rules!

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

8th September

What a busy start to the year we have had!

We are very proud of how quickly the children have settled into their new classes and how smart they all look.

We have been working collaboratively to make number lines. We particularly enjoyed taking advantage of the sunshine and working outside.…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

St John’s Awarded Gold for the Fourth Consecutive Year!

For the fourth consecutive year St John’s have applied for and been awarded the highly prestigious School Games Mark Gold. This is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates our commitment and dedication to Physical Education and Sport.

Our school motto, ‘Surrounded by Opportunities” helps us…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

In year five!

In year 5 we are making dragons out of clay and when I was making mine I was like why is this so hard stop falling to pieces. When I got it it was in pieces and I had to re do it!

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Category: Class of 2018

Making dragons

When we first came in to year 5 we started making are dragons out of clay I really enjoyed it. It  was very messy we all got some clay on us it looked like mud 

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Category: Class of 2018

Krish's firs blog Adam Tutla is helping

Hey guys, my name is krish and this is my first blog,I am going to tell you what I did today  we did loads of fun things like me and my friend Sam hutabarat made dragons I painted mine Sam painted his but his broke so he made another one.Then miss Derbyshire made us do one of the worst jobs in the…

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Category: Class of 2018

Hasan Akram

In year 5 we have been making dragons without of clay. In the summer holidays i went to Wales Cardiff

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Category: Class of 2018

Having Fun

So in year 5 we have been making dragons out of clay and play dough and painting them.Next week we are going swimming!It is so fun making dragons.


 

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Category: Class of 2018

Tags: I'm blogging!

DRAGONS

Hi guys first time blogging yay  about dragons how splendid . Oh having a fun time my teacher is the best she gave us clay to ymake dragons yeah yo .I have a best friend called Aliyah who helped me she is so kind .Hope you enjoyed my first blog.

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Category: Class of 2018

We make our dragons out of clay

Clay is sticky, it is good for your face , it is fun to mess with it.

Best day of my life and a good experience. 

I MADE CLAY DRAGON!!! WOW

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Category: Class of 2018

Tags: I'm blogging!

Masters bloginggggggggg Adam Tutla is helping

This year in year 5 we have been making dragons out of clay and it has been very fun making making dragons out of clay.IM BLOGINGGGGGGGGG YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY

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Category: Class of 2018

First day of school in Year 5

Today I was so exited to be in year 5.I'm wearing a new uniform and I have a new bag.Also my sister zeenat is going into beach class.she said that she loves to have new teachers.My new teacher is miss Derbyshire.She is very kind.On my holiday I went to Bradford and it was amazing.This is my…

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Category: Class of 2018

Sam's first blog

Hello my name is Sam Hutabarat and this is my first blog.We did lots of fun things today like making clay models and giving are dragons a personality.Me and Krish getting really messy making the hard clay soft.IT WAS REALY MESSY! I got REALY messy.

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Category: Class of 2018

Adam allis blog with yousuf alli his cousin

one week till swimming in year5 I haven't been swimming for ages now and I can't wait for swimming also 3 4 are coming as well can't wait 

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Category: Class of 2018

Amir's blog Adam Tutla was helping

Today in year 5 we were doing blogs.I needed help to do it so Adam Tutla helped me and I was happy.If I didn't have help I wouldn't have got right.

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Category: Class of 2018

Year 5

Today was my 3rd day in y5 and we have been making dragons! My first dragon was made of play dough as it was a practice run,then we had a go at making the real ones out of clay. I did better than I thought but it broke over the weekend. I tried to fix it but the limbs kept falling off so I made…

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Category: Class of 2018

Yeah I'm blogging

Hey guys we have been making dragon out of clauAfter it has dried we painted them.Finally we are gonna make dragon out of egg bokes.We have been describing are dragon in are books.On Tuesday we are going swimming.

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Category: Class of 2018

My first blog!!!!guys

Hey guys my name is Maariyah kantharia and today is my first ever time blogging so let me tell you what I've been up to in year 5 so firstly we've got a new uniform and in school were trying not to make them dirty so yeah that's all for now bye guys

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Category: Class of 2018

First day of school in year5

On the first day back in school I was in year 5.My teacher was called Miss Derbyshire and she seems like a lot of fun and she was .Today we are all in smart new uniform.In the morning,miss Derbyshire said we are going to be making a dragon out of clay.She also said we are going to go on a few…

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Category: Class of 2018

Welcome to class 4S

Hello and welcome to Class 4s.  Hopefully you all have had a wonderful, fun and exciting summer holiday.  Mr Sale has been busy getting everything ready for you to enjoy the year.  We have a busy first day ahead of us – look forward to seeing you all in class !

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Category: Class 4S

Year 6 Blog by Lonny and Ruby

Year 6

05/09/16

So far in Year 6 have been doing our book reviews about our favourite book. Our favourite author so far is Lisa Pichon, with her books named Tom Gates. After that, we did an all about me sheild where we had to do a poster about what we like (in the shape of a sheild).

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Category: Year 6

Welcome Reception Class of 2017!

Welcome to the Reception blog. We will update this page with the latest pictures and information about what’s happening in the classroom. We hope you are excited about our learning journey over the next year and welcome contributions, through posts on the site.

Regards

The Nursery Team

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Category: Reception

Welcome Nursery Class of 2016!

Welcome to the Nursery Blog. We will update this page with the latest pictures and information about what’s happening in the classroom. We hope you are excited about our learning journey over the next year and welcome contributions, through posts on the site.

Regards

The Nursery Team

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Category: Nursery

September 2016 - Birth to 2s

Welcome to Humayra, our new apprentice. We are also very happy to hear that Hafsa is now our Level 2 practitioner.

We have two new children Raees and Sophia who have settled well.

Congratulations to Lily, Ruqayyah and Ayra who have all started walking.

This half term we will be exploring…

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Category: Birth to 2s

Tags: Birth to 2s

Baseline

This half-term we will be busy completing Baseline assessments to find out what your child already knows.  Many of you have contributed towards your child’s assessments by highlighting statements about what your child can do.  

Each week we will be focusing on a different area of the…

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Category: Foundation

Tags: Foundation

summer

hope everybody has a nice summer.

Maisie I

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Messy play and bikes

This morning we had fun with playdough, cornflakes, chocolate pasta and moon sand. It was lovely to get outside in the fresh air too and ride the bikes and go karts

 

gallery:messy play and bikes

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Category: Whole School Blog

Giant Messy Play

As promised our messy play went large and the school hall was covered in mess and fun

 

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Category: Whole School Blog

Summer crafts at the Together Centre

Our Olympic themed craft session was great fun, making laurel wreaths, painting the Olympic rings and making a torch. We also played outside as the weather was lovely

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Category: Whole School Blog

8Z1 Make National Accelerated Reader Roll of Honour!

Pupils in Mr Prescott's top set Y8 class read over 30 million words for Accelerated Reader and made the national roll of honour!  Well done and keep reading!

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Y12 Trip to Lytham Hall to see 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Students in Y12 braved the British summer weather to see an outdoor production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed at Lytham Hall

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Year six final day

Good luck for the future! You have worked very hard and made us all proud! Enjoy your summer holidays and good luck at high school. 

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Category: Class of 2009

Tramp2Lean party

For the end of year reward, we went to Tramp2Lean in Leyland. It was very energetic but fun!

Hope you all enjoyed it!

 

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Category: Class of 2009

Performance Poet Adam Kammerling Visits Y7 on Flexible Learning Day

Perormance poet Adam Kammerling worked with Y7 on Flexible Learning Day.  Pupils created and performed their own poems.

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Comics

Today we made comics by going on string and comic life.We used augmented reality to make an alien come to life.

By Olivia and Megan

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Category: Year 3 blog

Alien invading year three

For the past few days we have been tricking the new year threes by using augmented reality. This is where you screen shot a picture on string and an alien pops up. Here is our comic.

 

By Anesha & Molly

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Category: Year 3 blog

The dragon of the class

We have been making a comic of the dragon in our class. We have done this to trick the y2s that strange things happen in our class room.  They are going to to have so much fun.

By Callum And Zac

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Category: Year 3 blog

Dragon attack!

Today a massive dragon came into the classroom and almost took Grace down to dragon land!! Luckily brave Olivia pulled her out and the dragon vanished!

By 

Olivia and Grace 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Rising Sun Country Park

The orcas and sharks spent the morning at Risng Sun Country Park.  The children did some observational drawings, completed a scavenger hunt and did some orienteering. 

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Category: Class of 2018

Final rounders game

After learning skills of fielding and striking over the last few weeks, we finished our lessons with a full game. Well done to all year 6! A great game!

 

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Category: Class of 2009

Goodbye Mrs Burbeck and Mrs Dyke

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Category: Class of 2022

The story of the alien real life

Today an alien came in to class. It was stealing everything but we managed to save everything.

By

Josie and Charlie 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Tags: alien

Crazy comics

Today we have been setting up a prank for the new yr3s,we made up a story about our teacher turning into an alien. We used an app called comic life to make our crazy story. We got into partners and made the story together.

It was comic crazy!

by Sadie and Tyler 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Our comic strips

Today we created a comic strip of the Alien that invaded year 3.We went on an app called string and made up a story about an alien that invaded two people in year 3. We really enjoyed making it and think everybody should try it out.

By 

Nieve and Lucas.

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Category: Year 3 blog

Y9 End of Year Blog

Year 9 is almost over!  The excitement of listening to presentations, participating in World of Work day, discussing career options at parents’ evening and making those final decisions during option interviews has certainly kept us busy.  I’d like to remind you about all those other experiences…

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Category: Miss Lovatt's Blog

Y11 End of Year Blog

As we say our final goodbyes to Year 11; we can only praise them for the amount of time and effort they have dedicated to the school and their own studies of the past 5 years.

The past five years has seen a plethora of success for our students; including Attendance awards, Achiever of the…

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Category: Mrs Norcross' Blog

Gathering potatoes

All year one were involved in looking for potatoes which we planted earlier in the year. We had a bumper crop and we look forward to tasting them tomorrow. Messy .....and we found some creepy crawlies too!

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Category: Class of 2021

Ice skating awards

Tyler has been so proud of making it to Rookie 3 in his ice skating. Well done Tyler.

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Category: Class of 2021

Gymnastics awards

Congratulations Amy . Well done on your level 6, 7 and 8 gymnastic awards. 

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Category: Class of 2021

Awards in the owls!

We had a great party on Friday afternoon, celebrating everyone on green for 2 weeks followed by an award ceremony where everyone received a certificate and present from Mrs Elliott. Hoping you all have a great time in year 2. Going to miss you all very much Owls.

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Category: Class of 2021

The Worlds's Worst Children!

This week in English we have been taking inspiration from David Walliams’ new book; The World’s Worst Children; the book is about different children and their unusual personalities and disgusting habits such as ‘Nigel the Nit-Boy’, ‘Grubby Gertrude’ and ‘Dribbling Drew’! As well as reading the…

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Category: Class of 2009

Murder Mystery Day

On Thursday Year 5 visited Southlands for a murder mystery day.  At the beginning of the day the scene was set through a short piece of drama.  Unfortunately a young lady by the name of Ivonna Beadored was murdered on the beach in Mexico!

It was up to the children to use their detective skills…

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Category: Class of 2010

Y9 Students were not 'Bard' at Stratford!

Pupils from Y9 travelled to Stratford-upon-avon, birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare, to spend the day seeing the sights of the town

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

The Big Reveal!

We have watched a video from Tim Peake to tell us that the BLUE packet contained the seeds that went to space.

 

Most of us thought that the blue seeds were the space seeds because they weren't as healthy as the other seeds at the end of the growing time. 

 

In September we will find…

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Category: Year 3

Y9 Students Publish Their Novel!

Students in Miss Kendrick's Y9 top set wrote and published their onw novel!

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Hubble Bubble Pirate Trouble

Year 6 enjoying their production!

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Category: Class of 2016

The Romans

Year 3 have been gathering  information about the Romans.  We have really enjoyed this topic. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Holding the Ducklings

We were lucky enough to visit Celt class today and hold the ducklings. We had to be very gentle and quiet so we did not scare them.

 

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Category: Year 3

Y10 Success

The rugby team won the Wigan and Leigh Schools cup competition, beating Hindley, St Edmund Arrowsmith and Abraham Guest 17-16 in the final at Robin Park Arena. Congratulations to Nile Buxton and Amy Johnson in becoming head boy and head girl, along with three senior student and forty eight student…

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Category: Miss Brown's Blog

Year 8 Blog

As the academic year draws to a close for Year 8, what a fantastic year it has been! The year 8 soon got into the swing of not being the youngest in school. They have been marvellous at helping to guide our new younger students, and are increasingly involving themselves in the life of our fabulous…

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Category: Mrs Anthony's Blog

Y7 Blog

As the academic year draws to a close for Year 7, what a fantastic year it has been! The nerves of the first day soon vanished, as they threw themselves into Westleigh life. It wasn’t long before hoards of our excitable Year 7 were queuing outside Mr Bramwell’s office to receive their Head…

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Category: Mrs Watling's Blog

Trip to Plas Gwynant

On the 4th July, children from Years 6 and 7 at Shenstone Lodge went for a week long residential trip to Plas Gwynant in Wales. Whilst there, the children took part in activities such as Mountain Walking, Canoeing, Gorge Walking and Mining. A fabulous time was had by everyone involved, and the…

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Category: Primary

Astley Park Picnic in Reception Class

What a fantastic day we had at Astley Park on Friday. The weather held off just enough for us to enjoy a range of exciting and fun activities in the park. The children took part in woodland walks, playground adventures, sports and parachute games and were able to hold and stroke the animals in…

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Category: Class of 2015

Year One's Visit to Astley Park

Year One had the most exciting time at Astley Park.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their adventure. They went on a woodland walk, finding all the the different trees from their tree key, they climbed the castle and even had time to play sports.  As part of their trip they were also able to…

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Category: Class of 2014

Party in the Park

Year Two enjoyed a fun filled day at Astley Park on Friday 8th July. We climbed, played sports and handled lots of animals in the Pet's Corner. The children also took part in a woodland walk during which they had to identify lots of different types of trees using a tree key. Year Two had a…

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Category: Class of 2013

We have grown potatoes

Today Mrs Dawson came back into school to help us dig up the potatoes we planted earlier in the year. They hadn't grown as well as they could have because of all the heavy rain but we managed to find 49 potatoes. We all had a great time digging for them and we pulled up lots of weeds too. We are…

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Category: Year 2 Blog

The Annual Brades Lodge Soap Box Derby

This year we held our second Annual Soap Box Derby at Warley Woods in Bearwood. We had teams come from as far away as Oxford to participate. Each team/school attended with their own Soap Box. It was fantastic to see the weird and wonderful designs rocketing down the hill competing for the coveted…

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Category: Secondary

Thankyou

A thank you gift from a parent 

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Category: Playgroup

Y4 Intra Competition

Year 4 rounders intra competition. 

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Category: Class of 2018

ICT

We also used the bee bots in ICT and used the bee bot app on the iPads to create an Algorithm 

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Category: 2R 2015

A Busy Week Ahead!

It's been a quiet start to the week but it won't stay that way.....On Tuesday we have our dress rehearsal and first 'public' performance of Joseph, Wednesday will see Year 1 on the beach at Formby and Year 6 in Bolton Parish Church, Thursday it's Joseph again (evening performance) leading us…

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Category: Head Teacher's Blog

2R ICT

In ICT this morning we have been directing a partner around a maze in our classroom. Creating an Algorithm using left, right, forwards and backwards 

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Category: 2R 2015

Little Bells 1960's dress up day

 

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Category: Little Bells Blog

Maestros Brass Assembly

Over the last 10 weeks Year 4 have been learning to play different brass instruments.  Georgians have been learning to play the trumpet and Victorians have been learning the P-bone (plastic trombone).  They have both had their difficulties but have done amazingly well to get so far such a short…

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Category: Year 4

Iceland 2016 Day 4

Today we went lava caving and explored the underground world that volcanoes create, this was an amazing experience and isn't something that you can do in many places!

 

After this we went into Reykjavik where everyone had some free time to explore the city. An early start to fly back…

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Category: Iceland 2016

Tags: Trips

Year 5's Trip to see the Planetarium at Hodgson funded by The Ogden Trust.

The Year 5 children had a fabulous trip to the Planetarium funded by The Ogden Trust but hosted by Hodgson. The children started the activities by sitting in the dome and learning all about the Earth, Moon and space. This was followed by various scientific workshops where the children were able to…

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Category: Falcons

Mosaic patterns

The Stingrays designed and created their own mosaic patterns using paint. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Iceland 2016 Day 3

Day 3

Today we went on the famous golden circle tour, we saw geysers, waterfalls and stood across the tectonic plate boundary, currently having a well deserved rest in the hotel and then swimming again later this evening.

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Category: Iceland 2016

Tags: Trips

Iceland 2016 Day 2

Day Two

 

Today we went to a glacier! We strapped on our crampons grabbed our ice axes and took on the ice! All had a great time and saw some amazing geography. After this we went and got soaked by two impressive waterfalls. We then headed to Reykjavik to check into our hotel and then went…

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Category: Iceland 2016

Tags: Trips

Olympic closing ceremony

As the Olympics are being held this year, The Cathedral Catholic Primary school have had an Olympic sports week. The whole school has been taken over by sports and Olympic events throughout the week. We have had a wonderful week, and to finish it off we had a closing ceremony. Each class had a…

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Category: Year 1 Blog

Tags: Sport & P.E.

Olympic closing ceremony

As the Olympics are being held this year, The Cathedral Catholic Primary school have had an Olympic sports week. The whole school has been taken over by sports and Olympic events throughout the week. We have had a wonderful week, and to finish it off we had a closing ceremony. Each class had a…

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Category: Year 1 Blog

Tags: Sport & P.E.

Y6 London Visit

London Eye - what a view! We all went on even though some of us do not like heights! 

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Category: Headteacher

Y6 London Visit

Y6 visit to London - we visited Trafalgar Square prior to our visit to the Theatre to see The Lion King' 

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Category: Headteacher

Year 1 week ending 8th July 2016

I can hardly believe we only have a week and a bit left. Time is really rushing by. So therefore school is very busy with lots going on.

This week we had our poetry final. The KS1 winner was Hannah Asquith from Year 2 but all the infant finalists were fantastic,

We were also out in the woods…

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Year 2 Week Ending 8th July

On Monday, we had a fantastic visit to St Annes beach. We walked to the station and caught the train and then walked to the promenade. In the sunshine, we built sandcastles and enjoyed donkey rides. After that we had our lunch which was followed by an ice cream! As a few spots of rain fell, we…

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Tags: Year 2

Supporting the older children

2B and 2R joined together this afternoon to go support the older children during their sports day at Stanley Park. Everyone was very well behaved and really enjoyed the races. 

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Category: 2R 2015

Supporting KS3&4

2B and 2R joined together this afternoon to go support the older children during their sports day at Stanley Park. Everyone was very well behaved and really enjoyed the races. 

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Category: 2B 2015

Stars Of The Week!

Hannah is one of our Stars Of The Week because she did some great woodwork.

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Category: 2S 2015

Tags: Design , key stage 2

Stars Of The Week!

Olivia and Hannah are Our Stars Of The Week because they did some great woodwork in our Design and Technology lesson.

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Category: 2S 2015

Tags: Design , Art , key stage 2

Stars Of The Week!

Olivia and Hannah are Our Stars Of The Week because they did some great woodwork in our Design and Technology lesson.

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Category: 2S 2015

Tags: Design , Art , key stage 2

Stars Of The Week!

Olivia and Hannah are Our Stars Of The Week because they did some great woodwork in our Design and Technology lesson.

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Category: 2S 2015

Tags: Design , Art , key stage 2

Week ending 08/07/2016

St Annes Beach Huts

Last Thursday was great!! Year 6 at from St Peters school set off from school and walked to the train station. After we had got off the train, we walked to the beach and looked in the beach huts. Every beach hut was beautifully set out with: a fridge, sink, cups, glasses,…

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Tags: Year 6

Book Fair Competition

We would like to invite you to enter our competition to win fabulous books and prizes from the Book Fair.

All entries to be in school by Friday 15th July 2016, you can hand them to your teacher or to Mrs Jones in Viking Class.

We would like to read some fabulous short stories (if you have…

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Monday 11th July

Mrs Westwell told me that the Golden ticket winners in Maths for this term are Y7 Niamh Williams & Rebecca Law; Y8 Matthew Eaves; Y9 Kelsey Hilton & Madison Owen; Y10 Emily Shone & Charlotte Burke. This is fantastic; congratulations and keep up the good work.

Mrs Doolan and Mrs Whitfield told…

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Category: Blog Archive 2015-2016

Monday 4th July

I mentioned last week that Laura Hickey (Y9) had won all three of her events in the Wigan Schools Athletics.  There was further success for Laura this week, as she has been selected to represent Greater Manchester Schools at the English Schools Track & Field Championship at Gateshead in July. Her…

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Category: Blog Archive 2015-2016

Star of the week

Star of the week is Natasha for having the confidence to participate in the Sports Day!!

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Category: 2N 2015

Tags: key stage 2

Making Kites

Here is Natasha making the frame for her kite

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Category: 2N 2015

Tags: key stage 2

Making Kites

Here is Natasha making the frame for her kite

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Category: 2N 2015

Tags: key stage 2

Imperial War Museum

5s have been to the Imperial War Museum today we had a great time looking at all the exhibits. Conor thought it was fantastic.

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Category: 5S 2015

Tags: KS5 , LOTC , Sixth Form , Life skills

Imperial War Museum

Today5s have visited the Imperial War Museum in Salford we all had a really good time Daniel said "it was awesome ".

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Category: 5S 2015

Tags: KS5 , LOTC , Life skills

Imperial War Museum

Today5s have visited the Imperial War Museum in Salford we all had a really good time Daniel said "it was awesome ".

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Category: 5S 2015

Tags: KS5 , LOTC , Life skills

Spectacular Skiing Trip

On Monday 4th July, we went on a skiing trip in Rossendale.  Whilst we were there, the instructors gave us a lesson on how to ski and how to stay safe when skiing. It was difficult trying to stay balanced whilst wearing our ski's! The boots were heavy and made it difficult to walk!

All the…

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Category: Year 6

Ten at the Top Table!

Bigger Top Table - even better conversation! Well done to last week's Star Award winners.

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Category: Head Teacher's Blog

2R's Star of the Week

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Category: 2R 2015

Tags: key stage 2

Year 11 Prom

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Category: School Blog

2R's Star of the week

Fantastic work Daniel, well done, we are very proud of you! 

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Category: 2R 2015

Tags: key stage 2

2R's Topic lesson outside

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Category: 2R 2015

Tags: key stage 2

2R's Topic lesson outside

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Category: 2R 2015

Tags: key stage 2

Athletics afternoon

This afternoon, Mr Alders and Mrs Smith took some children for an athletics competition!

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Category: Afterschool Activities

Happy News!

My day has been thoroughly cheered by speaking to Libby. Libby has had a very serious operation at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and is now recovering at home. Libby chatted to me about the friends that she made during her time in hospital and even said that the food was tasty! We continue to send…

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y2

Year 6 Eco Warriors 10 - Himalayan Balsam 0

Despite the wet weather, Year 6 met yesterday's challenge of clearing a large area of Himalayan Balsam in the Gravel Pits with great enthusiasm. We were damp but not downhearted and really earned our picnic lunch.

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Category: Head Teacher's Blog

Iceland 2016 Day 1

Day one

After an early start (leaving school at 3am!) we set off to Manchester, had breakfast in the airport and then flew to Iceland.

First stop was the Viking museum where we saw a Viking longboat and got some food. After that we travelled on to the Blue Lagoon where we had a great time in…

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Category: Iceland 2016

Tags: Trips

Mathmatician Liam

Liam has been doing some super sums recently in maths. He is very proud of himself. 

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Category: 2B 2015

Juice Cartons (tetra packs) Wanted!

If you have any tetra pack juice cartons that are on the way to the recycle bin please could we take them off your hands? We want to build our own windmill and these will be perfect.

Thank You :)

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Category: Class 1

Water Safety Talk

This afternoon we have had a talk on how to stay safe around open water! Keep safe! 

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Category: Class of 2009

St John’s at 10 Downing Street!

St John’s were invited by the Prime Minister’s adviser for health to attend 10 Downing Street to share all the outstanding practice in PE, Sport and physical activity, as well as all our initiatives to support the health and well-being of our children. St John’s are recognised locally, regionally…

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Tags: British Values , PE and Sport

Sports Week 2016

Sports week 2016 proved to be another highly enjoyable week at St John’s. The weather was with us as we completed our 4 School Games days on Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning and Thursday morning and afternoon.

Archery was a popular choice with our Y3 and Y4 classes, as well as We Are…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Harvesting Crops

This week all of our classes have been busy harvesting their crops from our growing planters at the Pavilion.  We have grown turnips, carrots, leeks, onions, potatoes and lettuce.  Our school kitchen has used some of our produce for our school lunches and children have taken the rest home to enjoy…

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Category: Science

Tags: Joe

Sports day

huge congratulations to everyone in ks1 and ks2 for their efforts in Sports day but an extra big mention to 2B!  We are very proud of every single one of you. 

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Category: 2B 2015

Sport's Day

The sun finally came out and everyone had a great Sport's Day. Tudor class were so well behaved and represented their Houses with pride, cheering on their team mates and being great sportsmen and women. Well done to everyone for trying their best.

 

 

 

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Category: Year 3

Plant investigation

This week we have been investigating plants to see if they could survive with no leaves. We also have a plant with leaves. We water them 50 ml and keep them in the same spot to make it a fair test. We predict the one without leaves will try to grow more leaves or die. 

By,

Callum and…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Ice Crystals

In science we have been looking at habitats. We have learnt about the desert and the jungle. Today we looked at the artic. We learnt which animals live in the artic and then made some ice crystals with Epsom salts.

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Category: 2B 2015

Science Festival

 

On Friday year 3 went to Preston to a Science Festival. We had a fantastic day! We did lots of different activities like brushing different animals teeth, learnt about a 'Human Guinea Pig' who took a picture of the inside of an eye and even put a camera down his nostril! We used…

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Category: Class of 2012

Pencil cases

Today we finished our pencil cases with Miss Gillies. We had lots of fun making them. She taught us how to sew and she told us how to make it neat. She let us pick our own pictures and thread we enjoyed it so much.

By,

Tyler and Megan

 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Fire Safety

Years 2 and 3 had a visit from the Morecambe Fire and Rescue Service today. They were taught how to make an emergency plan for their home, how to make an emergency phone call, how to be safe if a fire occurs and they also had a chance to dress up!

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Category: Lower School (KS1)

Potatoes

Today we were very excited because we saw how many potatoes we had grown. When we counted them there were 39 potatoes they were different sizes. Tomorrow we are going to have them for snack.

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Category: FSU Blog

Science Festival

On Friday Year 5 attended the UCLAN Science Festival.  It was a full day of science based activities and roadshows.  We found out lots of interesting things about space and space travel.

The gravity defying stunt show was amazing: man v machine!  

All the children behaved well and we had a…

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Category: Class of 2010

Olympic Games 2016

Foundation Stage held their very own Olympic Games this morning! 

 

To kick off our Olympic themed learning, we started with a memorable moment and created our very own Olympic Opening Ceremony and held our own games.

We began by learning about what the Olympic games are, where they…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

The Creepy Crawly Show visits Year 4

Year 4 had a very exciting morning when we were visited by the Creepy Crawly Show.  Jungle Johny introduced us to a variety of different creatures including a Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, a python, different lizards as well as a tarantula.  We found out lots of interesting facts about the…

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Category: Class of 2011

The Meadows is going greener!

Underpinned by our Energy Management Policy, we are currently getting quotes for Solar PVs and LED lights which reduce consumption by up to 80%. In addition there is less flickering with LED lights which is better for our students.

The pool is our highest cost so we are investigating ‘Thermal…

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Safety in Battle Hill

We had a visit from Kier today telling us how to stay safe In Battle Hill. Not going into the building sites we may see around and about.

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Category: Class of 2020

Safety in Battlehill

We had a visit from Kier today telling us about how we need to stay safe in Battlehill and stay out of the construction sites we might see around.

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Kate comes 1st for SUMDOG

Well done Kate for coming first in the North Tyneside competition for Sumdog, she worked so hard, everyday logging in and getting so many questions correct!

The Owls are very proud!

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Reception Class by the sea!

This week we have continued our topic about animals and have started to think about the animals and plants found by the sea and in the sea. So far we have enjoyed the story 'Sharing a Shell' by Julia Donaldson. We retold the story in our own words using puppets and in writing. We also painted…

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Category: Class of 2015

'The Explorer' in Year Two

'The Explorer' 

Year Two watched a short clip this week in English about an explorer who travelled to the jungle in search of an immortal, golden monkey. We discussed the story and what happened but we didn't think that the ending was very good.

As a class we discussed what could happen…

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Category: Class of 2013

Felt pencil cases

In the last few weeks we have been working with Mrs Gillies. We have been working with her in design and technology and making felt pencil cases.  Some of us struggled,but it was worth it! We had to sew on our initials and either a heart or a shooting star. We had to then sew up the sides and keep…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Bump up day

Hope everybody has a great time in there new class today.

From Maisy K

 

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Year 4 leavers party

Hi year 4

if you would like to come to the leavers party please do not forget to hand £8 in to the school office as soon as possible.

It is a Mad Hatters tea party with lots of fun, food, drink and music on friday 15th july 5pm to 7pm.

please remember to wear a crazy outfit or even just a…

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Trip to Sandwell Valley Farm

Four students in wheel chair had a great learning opportunity when they visited the animals at Sandwell Valley. They saw a variety of farm animals and could identify the names from a choice of two cards.

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Category: Headteacher Blog

KidZania

Year Three visited KidZania in Westfield, London and had a fantastic time! Have a look at our photographs below.

 

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Category: Year 3

Rounders intra competition

Another opportunity for the children to compete against children from another class. 

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Category: Class of 2016

Using keys

Year 4 have been busy in Science learning how to use a classification key to identify a variety of mini-beasts and plants.  Once we had used a key, we had the challenge of creating our own key.  To begin with, we used liquorice allsorts and had to think of different questions, which would sort all…

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Category: Class of 2011

Early morning exercise in Y4

In Year 4 we start each day by dancing along to Jump Start Jonny!

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Category: Class of 2018

Chorley Magistrates Court Visit

Year six pupils visited Chorley Magistrates Court today and were able to have a tour around the court rooms. We also took up the roles of a trial and acted out a court case. We all played our roles well and after hearing all the evidence and witness statements, the magistrates made the final…

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Category: Class of 2009

Aboriginal Artwork

Whilst the Year 5 children have been at Our Lady Queen of Peace High School, We have been looking at Aboriginal Artwork. We have been using a dotting, line, wave and crosshatch technique just like the artists would have done thousands of years ago! 

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Observational drawing

The Butterfies went outside and really looked at the things they saw around the Learning Yard.

All of children were surprised what good artists they were when they observed things in tiny detail. 

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Category: Class of 2020

Papillon's French Cafe

We had a great time serving brioche, coffee and mineral water at our cafe on Monday. Madam Ramsey was amazed at our wonderful french language skills. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come along to join in the fun.

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Category: Class of 2020

London Residential

Year 6 in London at the Science Museum after they have just arrived.  

Have a look at what we did in london. All of year 6 had lots of fun!

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Category: Class of 2016

Sports day fun!

Fun at sports day. Thank you Mr Hughes for organising it from the Owls.

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Category: Class of 2021

Movies by the owls

We all worked really hard this week to record each part to our story then to make a movie on iMovie.  It took a long time and everyone has worked together as a team to make a fab movie! I hope you enjoy them, just click on their name to see their movie.

Alfie

Amy

Brandon 

Brock

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Category: Class of 2021

Judo Competition

The residential children took part in their very first Judo competition. They fought really well and showed respect to everyone there. They won gold, silver and bronze medals. Well done Shenstone Lodge Judo club.

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Category: Residential

ICT at Albany

On Tuesday morning Year 5 visited Albany for an ICT lesson.  The children were taught how to use the Scratch program to code.  Mrs Noble at Albany was impressed by what the children could already do.  They all had a brilliant time and were able to make multiple robots dance by the end of the…

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Category: Class of 2010

Our Wonderful Winners!

Year 5 have had a fantastic sports week! We've played rounders, raced for life and had a very sunny sports day. Our highlight though was the athletic competition all of the children tried really hard and there were some very worthy winners from both classes. Well done athletic winners better keep…

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Category: Class of 2017

Sports Day

Year three had such a great time at our school sports day today. Thank you for organising it Mr Hughes. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Multi Skill morning at CCC

Year three has a fantastic time over at Churchill taking part in a morning of multi skills activities and games. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Sports Day

In Purple Class we where so happy that the sun was shining!  We had loads of fun and did really well in our events.

 

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Category: Purple Class

Sports Day

Purple Class were so happy that the sun was shining for our Sports Day!

We had a lot of fun and did really well in our events.

 

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Category: Purple Class

Super Sports Week!

Well done to everyone who has taken part in the Race for Life and for your support during sports day. We are very proud of the Parrots for their amazing efforts and think they are all winners!

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Category: Class of 2021

INSET with Isabella Wallace, Thursday 16th June

Isabella Wallace, author of ‘Talk-Less Teaching’ and ‘Pimp Your Lesson’, came to Westleigh last week to lead a Twilight CPD session. Focusing on practical strategies for great lessons, the session included plenty of opportunities for teachers to get involved. A particular favourite was ‘Rounders’,…

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Category: Teaching & Learning

Active Maths

We have had some active maths this week. To fit in with sports week. Lots of smiles!

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Category: Class of 2021

Snails

The children in the FSU found lots of snails in the outdoor area this week. We collected some in a tub and brought them inside to look at more closely. We were amazed to find out that if we turned the lid upside down they stuck to it.  We also found out that snails can move quite fast as they…

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Category: Class of 2023

Post 16 Trip to Cosford

Students enjoyed a wonderful learning experience when they visited Cosford to see lots of aeroplanes. By the end of the visit they knew the difference between an plane and a jet. They even enjoyed a challenge to make their own paper rocket and fire it! They were all a great credit to the school…

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Worm charming

Today we have been worm charmers in Year 4!

We worked in groups to decide on the best methods to get worms to come to the surface.

We had some super ideas like pouring soapy water into the ground, stamping on the ground or causing vibrations.  There was a competition to see who could charm…

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Category: Class of 2011

Ancient Adventure Writing Competition

Class 2 have been writing a mini-saga about a mythical beast for a writing competition.

The difficult thing about the competition is that the story must be 100 words or less. Luc Craighill comments, "It is really hard to do but it is still fun."

There is lots to be won for a successful…

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Category: Class 2

Anyone for tennis?

We have been having tennis lessons this half term with Miss Valentine. We are doing very well and having lots of fun. We are learning to hit the ball to our partner. We enjoy all the different games that we play.

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Category: Year 2 Blog

#Poundlandpedagogy

At Westleigh High School we’re passionate about sharing good practice and finding new ways to engage and motivate our learners. Inspired by educational author and trainer Isabella Wallace, who created the #poundlandpedagogy hashtag on Twitter, Lead Practitioner Mrs Greatbatch has created a…

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Category: Teaching & Learning

Tags: Teaching & Learning

St. George's Chapel Visit

Year 3 were lucky enough to visit St. George's Chapel this week to take part in a Music Workshop led by Mr Manners. We enjoyed singing with three other schools from the RBWM area, which included singing in rounds. We got a chance to sing in the Choir Stall in the Chapel, visit the Dean's Cloister…

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Category: Year 3

The owl movie makers!

We have been on a big journey to create our own stories with superheroes. Our English project for the last 2 weeks. This week we have been making the main character into a puppet to star in our movies using the story we have written. It has been a lot of hard work but we are close to creating the…

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Category: Class of 2021

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Foundation Stage were introduced to their new topic with an aeroplane adventure to different countries. They recieved their ticket in the post inviting them to board Boarshaw Airways. They brought their favourite teddy along for the ride too. Foundation Stage listened to the…

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Category: Reception

Staff Uniform

Our staff have asked for a uniform which has arrived and they all look most professional. School colours have been chosen and staff are delighted with their new uniform.

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Pets Week in Reception Class

This week in Reception we have been learning about animals. On Pets Day everybody brought in a toy animal as their 'pet'. The children enjoyed learning about, writing about and painting their animal. We made all our information into a fantastic book. We also welcomed some chinchillas, a dog and a…

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Category: Class of 2015

Science investigation

This week Year 5 have been looking at the effect of air resistance on objects.  They planned an investigation about the most effective parachute.  The children then made and tested their designs.  They had to explain which was the best parachute and why.

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Year One Maths Gets Very Practical!

We have had great fun in maths this week - enjoying the sun and getting a bit wet!

We have been looking at 'measurement'. On Wednesday we went outside to have a class competition to see who could throw the furthest. We threw our quoits and then measured the distance by 'pacing', 'steps' and…

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Category: Class of 2014

Virtual Competition

Virtual Competition in Year 2 this week

Every year we hold a virtual sports competition for year 1 and year 2 against other schools. This entails Mrs Smith visiting lots of other Chorley schools and holding a seperate competition in each school. The scores are then added together and then the…

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Category: Class of 2013

Ancient Greece

 

In Year Three this week we have started our new topic; ‘Ancient Greece’.

To begin with we have done some research online about what school life and home life was like in Ancient Greek times. We made research posters to stick up in class and add to when we find out new…

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Category: Class of 2012

Choices

During our Come and See topic we have been looking at choices. We have thought about good and bad choices we have made and how we can examine our conscience to help us understand these choices. We have created posters as a guide for year 1 children and shared them with year 1 today. There was some…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Science: Learning Toolkit

I created the display after utilising a few of the ideas from the teacher toolkit wall in the staffroom successfully into lessons.  I thought it would be more accessible in lessons to have the resources ready on the wall to use in lessons and also to give the students the chance to get involved in…

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Category: Teaching & Learning

Y4 trip to Warkworth Castle

On Wednesday 22nd June all of Y4 went on a trip to Warkworth Castle.  This trip was planned to link in with our current topic theme of 'castles'.  The children learned about the history of the castle, the key features and also did some role play activities.  

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Category: Class of 2018

Materials

In science this term we are investigating materials. This week we had a treasure hunt in class to find objects made of out lots of different materials - plastic, wood, metal, fabric and others. We found objects for every material and described their properties using new words like transparent and…

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Tags: Science

Capybara Class are coding!

We had a fantastic morning with Chris using the school laptops to learn all about the Internet, and how easy it is for someone to publish anything they like. This is why we must be careful with information we find, and not trust everything we read online.

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Category: Class of 2017

European Union Debate

This week year 6 have started learning about the European Union in order to have our own referendum next week. Today we're learning about how they debate in the plenum and then we held our own debate. Age-restricted books: for or against? 

Look out for our opinions on staying or leaving the EU…

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Category: Class of 2009

Year Six Stockland Paignton Zoo Horror Experience

When we went to Paignton Zoo we saw the horror of little dead baby chick being prepard for a meal. We saw the lady with the huge, shiny knife removing one of the chicks limbs.

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Category: Paignton zoo

Emilia's Paignton Zoo blog

   Class 4s fantabulous trip to Paignton Zoo

 

Our trip to Paignton Zoo was fabalicious and we totally,absolutley loved it! 

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Category: Paignton zoo

Striking and Fielding

This term, Mrs Smith from Southlands High School, will be working with Year 6 teaching them how to play rounders and cricket.  Today, the children were introduced to the sports and had the opportunity to learn some important skills that will be useful when they are playing the games. 

We…

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Category: Class of 2009

Queen's birthday

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Shaikh's blog!!!

#blogging!!!

Today me and my class went to West View Lesure  Centre  like every other Tuesday but today was extremely good. Firstly, everyone could swim! Apparently, the instructor mentioned that she had never instructed any class with all of the pupils being able to swim! That I feel proud…

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Category: Class of 2017

Tags: I'm blogging!

Winners of the 'Two Words Not One' Competition

Students in Y7 created posters to show the difference between two words and one e.g.  a lot not 'alot'

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Cave Painting!

Year 3 Seahorses discovered the world’s earliest artwork last week! We looked at examples of prehistoric artwork which is often known as cave art.

    

We identified common themes and patterns within this artwork and set out creating our own cave paintings! Look at the amazing work we…

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Category: Year 3

THE QUEENS 90TH BIRTHDAY!! by lucy hollinshead y5

THE QUEENS BIRTHDAY

 

It was the queens 90th official birthday. The queen has two birthdays, her real birthday [when she was born] is the 21st of may 1926. She is our longest reging monarch. Her second birthday is usally on the second saturday of june. Her first birthday is for her to…

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Category: Class of 2017

swimming

Tuesday 14th June 2016, I finally 17 lenths . We had to swim without touching the florr. I didnt touch the floor once. It was so hard to do a lot of lenths with stoping. I couldnt belive that i had done 17 lenths. My arms and legs felt like jelly when i came out out the pool. It was very…

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Memorable Experience - Time to Dig!

Our new (and final) topic this half term in Year 3 Seahorses is called Tribal Tales. During this topic we will be finding out how Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion. To kick start our topic we decided to step outside and stand quietly and still. We…

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Category: Year 3

Swimming lesson

Hello my name is Jack Hodgkinson  and I am a great swimmer and to day I swam 400 metres and next week I am going to do 20 or 25 lenths but the fun things and sum weeks we get a fun swim and that is very fun because big rings and ships wot you can sit on the ships.

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Category: Class of 2017

MY FIRST EVER BLOG! Kai Micklethwaite

                                                           Euros 2016

In school we have been learning about the Euros 2016.The team that I am focusing on is France because my mums family is from France so I am suporting them through the competition.I have found out about lots and lots of…

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Category: Class of 2017

Trips In Year 5

In year 5, we have been in lots of trips and each and everyone of them have been very exiting. On 23rd June we are going to moor park and find out what we will do secondry school and on 24th June  we are going to Manchester 

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Yay my first blog! By Sophia Nazir!

yay I'm finally blogging!

 

Today we finally learnt how to blog. We have to blog about things that we do at school though which is great because we are doing some really exiting things.

 

This week we have been doing a healthy eating week. Healthy eating week is where we are eating…

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UzairAktars first blog

Hi guys my name is Uzair Akhter  and today is my first blog.Today I will tell you about some of the things I did today and what I will be doing. Today I  whent swimming  it was fun we dived  jumpt 360 into the pool

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2017

Water Babies

Year three are currently learning to swim at Hadrian Leisure. They are all doing really well. 

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Category: Class of 2019

The European Championship:By Yahya

                     Euros 2016

 

In school we have been focusing on the Euros. We all had to choose a country in the Euros to write a information report about. I chose Italy because they are a very talented team who have produced some wonderful talents throughout the years. Outstandingly,…

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Category: Class of 2017

D-Day

On Monday 6th June Year 3 Seahorses found out all about D-Day. We found out that the original D-Day took place on 6th June 1944 and was an important day during World War 2. It was the day on which the Allied forces set out to recapture France.

     

We found out the day is remembered as one…

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Category: Year 3

Here we go our first blog

Our first day blogging in preparation for our exciting trips next week.

 

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Category: Class of 2017

Happy Birthday Your Majesty from Year One!

Year One had a fabulous week celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday.

We began by finding out about the Queen's life and about her family. We constructed a royal family tree in small groups before researching the Queen's life through video clips and photographs. We ordered the photos and wrote…

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Category: Class of 2014

The Queen's Birthday!

 

We have had a fantastic 3 days celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday. In history we have looked at the Queen’s family tree and found out facts about the Queen, we also placed the main events of her life on a time-line. On Thursday we designed our own coins and stamps to commemorate the…

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Category: Class of 2012

Byron Biographies

Y10 students studied the life of George Gordon, Lord Byron, as part of their GCSE English Literature studies.  They produced a Hello-style magazine article featuring all the key details.

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

The Queen's 90th Birthday

This year our nation is celebrating our monarchs 90th birthday. To celebrate this we have had three days of fun filled activities to commemorate the event. Wednesday started off with portraits through the decades and learning the national anthem on our saxophones. Thursday was learning about the…

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Category: Class of 2009

Celebrating The Queen's Birthday in Reception Class

We have been celebrating the Queen's Birthday in style this week in Reception Class. We enjoyed making flags, placemats and party crowns in preparation for Friday's Birthday Tea Party. Everybody enjoyed taking part in our sponsored event 'Fit for the Queen' on Thursday and all the children…

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Category: Class of 2015

Queen's Birthday

We have had a brilliant 3 days celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday.  In History we have looked at the changing role of the monarch, discussing what Queen Elizabeth can do in the role of Queen compared to monarchs in the past.  We also looked at the Queen's family tree.  We have learnt the…

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Category: Class of 2010

Tinkering in the FSU

The children in the FSU have enjoyed exploring in our new tinkering area this week. They have been using screwdrivers, hammers and other tools to see if they can take different objects apart. 

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Category: Class of 2023

Celebrations for the Queen's 90th.

We only came back on Wednesday but we have had a fun filled week celebrating the Queen's birthday. We started the week with our fact files about the Queen and our sponsored 'Fit for the Queen' event.

We then wrote about what we would do if we were  Queen or King for the day. I'm not sure Miss…

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Category: Class of 2013

Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations

Queen Elizabeth’s

90th Birthday Celebrations

Wednesday 8th June – Friday 10th June 2016

Over the past three days at school the children have been doing lots of different activities to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We have made a time line of the Queen’s life and compared the…

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Category: Class of 2011

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II!

We have had a wonderful day today, celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday!

We have made our own 7 tiered cake for the cake competition! We made flags, crowns and placemats for our Garden Party in the hall. We all wore red, white and blue and had a special assembly in the hall where we sang Happy…

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Category: Red Class

Gingerbread man hunt

FSU had a fantastic time following the clues left by the Gingerbread boy.Eventually we found the friends he had left for us. YUM YUM !

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Category: Class of 2022

Queens 90th birthday

Today we have been talking about the queens 90th birthday. We have been talking about what the queen has been doing over the past few years. We have learnt that she has six thrones at Buckingam Palace. We have all been colouring pictures and stuck them all together to make a big picture of the…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Twickenham Aviva Premiership Final for Year 4

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon playing tag rugby at Twickenham on Saturday 28th May. Yet again St John’s were selected to represent Sale Sharks playing against other clubs in half time games.

St John’s Y4 represented us brilliantly showing great skill and sporting behaviour and also…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Year 5 clothes designers

Year 5 were very busy with our Chinese visitors making a costume for Willy Wonka opening his new factory. We had so much fun and hopefully will have a catwalk show with our costume, watch this space!

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Category: Class of 2017

Run, run as fast as you can!

This week the FS2's have been using different objects to measure the length of the Gingerbread Man. They have also been using different materials to build the Gingerbreadman a bridge. 

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Category: Class of 2022

Little lambs...

At the end of last term we were so lucky to have these beautiful lambs come to visit us in Red Class, some of our friends from Yellow came to meet them too!

The smaller lamb is called Teacup Feather (because she is so tiny) but the bigger lamb didn't have a name yet!

We decided to call her…

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Category: Red Class

Plants

Today we have being looking at plants and roots for our new topic. There were different kinds of roots. Here are some roots from a weed. The roots spread out to collect water.

By 

Olivia and Molly

 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Where Oh Where is Rosie's Chick?

Today, Year 1 walked through the story of Where Oh Where is Rosie's Chick by reading, seeing and pointing out different stages of the story. Click here to see the photos! 

Different volunteers walked Rosie over baskets and under hutches, past foxes, cats and big fish until she found her chick…

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Category: Year 1 blog

Letters to Serrekunda

This morning we have been writing the final draft of our letters to our new pen friends from our link school in The Gambia.

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Category: Year 4 Blog

2R sniff sniff... Poetry lesson

Today we sniff sniff sniffed different smells chocolate, creams, gravy and mixed herbs. We enjoyed exploring the different smells and describing how it makes us feel. We have been learning poetry sniff, sniff, sniff poem by Julia Donaldson. 

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Category: 2R 2015

Tags: key stage 2 , English

R.E

Our recent R.E lessons have be spent looking at weddings. We have looked at the people involved, he clothes worn, the promise made and lots more. Today we started to make a wedding cake for our pretend wedding ceremony tomorrow. 

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Category: 2B 2015

Sunshine to welcome us back

Seen as the sun welcomed us back to school today, we took the opportunity to do our maths lesson outside. We used the number grid, number ladders and skittles to learn about one more and one less than a number. 

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Category: 2B 2015

Lazing on a sunny afternoon....

In the summertime....

We took the opportunity to relax in the sun after working hard at swimming this afternoon.

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Category: Class of 2018

Reading Area Competition

We bought a Harry Potter box set and a selection of David Walliams books with the £50 we won in the reading area competition.

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Category: Class of 2018

Day 35 - Final Data Collection

The official experiment is finished. We have counted the number of plants still alive after 5 weeks.

60% of Red seeds are alive compared to 58% of Blue seeds. Is that a significant difference? Probably not, but we think there are significant differences in the look of the plants. Most of the…

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Category: Year 3

Ecuador Earthquake

On Saturday 16th April 11:58 English Time there was an earthquake in Ecuador, South America near Muisne town. 

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Category: Phoebe's Postings

Beside the Sea

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Category: Red Class

Science

This week in science...

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Category: Class 5M Blog

Parent Event

Last week Year 3 Seahorses invited their parents into our class so they could ‘express’ their learning during our topic of Urban Pioneers. The main focus of our topic was to create a variety of artwork. The pupils were very excited and waited patiently for our parents to arrive! We had prepared a…

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Category: Year 3

Clewer Green 500 word story competition !!!

Clewer green is going to have a 500 word story competition! Your story entries can be a maximum of 500 words as its a 500 word competition.you can enter your stories from Monday the 6th of June till monday the 20th of June. you can give your entries to Maisie I,Maisy K,Mr Green or Mrs Jones. The…

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

3D shape challenge

We counted the vertices and edges of the 3D shapes we wanted to make and then got the right number of marshmallows and pieces of spaghetti we needed. It was very fiddly to make the shapes but we persevered and worked hard in our teams. We're pretty pleased with our efforts. 

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Category: Class of 2020

Tolerance Week in Year Two

Tolerance week

We started the week off with a KS1 sing along which was followed by a Tolerance lunch. The whole school were given different coloured stickers. This meant that each pupil had to sit with someone with the same coloured sticker in order to make new friends.

We also looked at the…

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Category: Class of 2013

Tolerance Week

This week has been Tolerance Week. We have had a really exciting week learning about what ‘tolerance’ is as well about the Hindu religion and culture. We had a visitor called Rif on Tuesday who discussed what ‘tolerance’ is and how to show we are tolerant and accepting to people who…

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Category: Class of 2012

Tolerance Week

This week we have been learning about the British value of tolerance this week. 

We have had a range of visitors and activities to encourage understanding of tolerance to different beliefs and opinions. This has been fun but also challenging.

These activities have included:

-a tolerance…

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Category: Class of 2009

Tolerance Week in Reception

This week has been Tolerance Week at Gillibrand and Reception Class have enjoyed learning about the Hindu faith and culture. On Monday we enjoyed a 'Tolerance Lunch'. The children all swapped seats and sat with other people. It's nice to make new friends! Our special visitor on Wednesday told us…

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Category: Class of 2015

Roman shields

Here are some wonderful pictures of the children as Romans with the shields they created. They tried some battle techniques of the Romans like the 'tortoise' formation to keep them safe from enemies. Some of the children showed their best angry Roman face and I certainly wouldn't want them running…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Roman feast

We have had a Roman feast this afternoon. We were lying on our tummies just like the Romans would have done. We tried some foods like pomegranate, figs, dates, celery and honey. Here we are having a wonderful time 

By All of year 3 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Healthy eating

The Owls had great fun making and eating a healthy lunch.

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Category: Class of 2021

Tolerance Week

Year 5 have had a really interesting week.  On Monday Rif came in to speak to the children about tolerance and what it meant to them.  She challenged their views about some difficult subjects but the children responded very well and contributed to the session sensibly.  

In RE we have been…

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Category: Class of 2010

Drumsaloud!

Well the end of another half term and the end of Drumsaloud for year 3 Octopus.  We’ve had a great time during these sessions.  Not only was it great exercise but the children also learnt about the beats which make up a song and how to use the beats to create their own dance routines.  After…

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Category: Year 3

Amazing archaeologists

Today it's Roman day so we decided to be Archaeologists and study poo, yuck! We had to find food in the poo and look for clues who did the poo there was a choice who did it Romans, Stoneage and modern. It wasn't poo but it was very realistic and it smelled really bad. Even if it was a bit smelly…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Roman people

Today we dressed up as Romans and Celts.We did lots of activities including searching through poo,Roman feast,making shields,Roman months,battle formation and Roman quiz. IT WAS ROME MUCH FUN!

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Category: Year 3 blog

Capybara Chefs

The capybara class had a wonderful time making pizzas as part of our series of lessons on healthy eating. The children made everything, including the pizza dough and Mrs Brown thinks there are some budding chefs among us. 

After our PE lesson this afternoon we ate them and they tasted…

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Category: Class of 2017

College Links

Big well done to all those involved in the Alice in Wonderland performance at Gateway this afternoon... you should be very proud of yourselves!

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Category: 4J 2015

Tags: Year 11 , KS4 , Blackpool and The Fylde College , drama

Fun with the Tim Peake Project

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Category: Class of 2021

Dressing up

During our visit to church, Ebony,Harrison, Alisha and Max dressed up in the vicars robes.  

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Category: Class of 2019

The robes

During our visit to church Ebony dressed up in the vicars robes.  

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Category: Class of 2019

Fun In The Community

Year three visited the Church Of The Good Shepherd. We had a lovely time ! 

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Category: Class of 2019

A special visitor

Year three had a great time building programmes for a computer game. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Martin Mere

Yesterday when we went to Martin Mere we went pond dipping and we caught some water mini beasts there were lots of them including a ramshorn and a pond snail there was also a fish in the ponds. We were walking around with year two . We  had a challenge to try and find a Giants wellie boot and it…

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Category: Year 3 blog

Martin Mere

We've had a great day at Martin Mere today! We saw lots of ducks, geese and swans and enjoyed pond dipping and bug hunting in the woods. We also loved feeding the birds, playing on the playground and visiting the shop! 

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Hinduism Workshop

Continuing our work on Tolerance this week, Year 3 and 4 were very excited to take part in a Hindu Workshop with Krishna who came to visit today.  We learned lots of interesting facts about the Hindu religion and were lucky enough to all have the opportunity to dress in Hindu clothes and try out…

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Category: Class of 2011

Comic book strips

As part of our Traders and Raiders topic, Year 4 have planned, designed and created their own comic book strips based on the legend of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone. The children read a narrative version of the tale before sequencing the events. This helped them to plan a set of images to…

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Category: Year 5

Jamie's Food Revolution

Throughout the school on Friday the children were given the opportunity to make and eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast! We used porridge oats, seeds, dried fruit and greek yogurt to make delicious muesli. The children enjoyed seeing the different ingredients that could be used and trying out…

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Category: Year 5

Super Scientists

We have spent this morning finding out if we can design a capsule to carry an egg to fly back down to earth like Tim Peake.

Watch the fun here

 

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Windsor Castle trip

On Tuesday 17th May Year 1 visited Windsor Castle.  They saw the changing of the guard, had a tour of Saint George's chapel and identified different features of the castle.  Children were lucky to see the flag changing from the Royal Standard to the Union Jack. All the children had a great…

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Category: Year 1

Peter and Scarlett

Peter and Scarlett choosing where they would like to go on their holidays.

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Category: Green Class

Well Done Scarlett!

Scarlett copied the first letter of her name. Well done Scarlett!

 

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Category: Green Class

Austin's Sandcastle Picture

Austin worked really hard to make his sandcastle picture, covering the picture with glue then tipping sand onto it, spreading it all over using his hands. Well done Austin!

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Category: Green Class

Getting Ready for Woodlands in Bloom!

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Category: Green Class

Seth - Summer Holiday

I liked trying on the sunglasses and hat whilst singing the sensory song!

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Category: Green Class

Playing with Shaving Foam

Jack enjoys playing with the shaving foam in class!

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Category: Green Class

Day 28 - How many leaves?

On 17th May we had to count the leaves on five plants that were randomly selected from each tray. We used a random number generator to select the seed tray cells.We then had to work out the average number of leaves for the 5 plants in each tray before recording this number on the chart. The plants…

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Category: Year 3

Shadows

Today the Stingrays have been making shadow animals in the yard.

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Category: Class of 2019

Watching the ducklings

The FS1 children, really enjoyed observing the ducklings. We looked at their webbed feet and thought they were really good swimmers. We even got a bit wet when they dived under the water, we thought it was great fun! 

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Category: Class of 2023

Building Stronger Communities Workshop

Yesterday, Year 4 were visited by Refat from the Building Stronger Communities Team to work with our class.  We took part in different discussions and activities surrounding tolerance.  We were challenged to think about our own perceptions and to consider how we can stereotype against a person or…

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Category: Class of 2011

Foundation Stage visit the Farm

Smithills Open Day Farm

Nursery and Reception have been learning all about the farm. To end the topic we went to Smithills Open Day Farm. We were very excited as we climbed aboard the coach. We took part in lots of activities at the farm. The tractor ride was very bumpy.......

but we…

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Category: Reception

Grace Academy raises funds for Principal’s Sponsored Run

Many thanks to Grace Academy for raising £157.50 towards our new playground adventure equipment. We now need just £26.50 to make the £2,000 figure!

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Category: Headteacher Blog

The Book Games

Our third competitor of 'The Book Games' is Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. We have rated this a 4 and 3/4 out of 5.

 

Year six pupils said:

"A thrilling series of events land friends, Davey and Tucky, in Devon as evacuees," said Charlie.

"London evacuees, Tucky and David, visit…

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Category: Class of 2009

Holy Communion

Over the weekend, it was lovely to be able to share a first Holy Communion with James, Daisy, Ruby, Amylee and Alicia. 

We all had a great time and we thank our families and our teachers who were able to share this special day with us. 

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Computing in Year Two

Computing Week

We started the week off trying to program using a sequence of moves. The children were taught how many quarter turns there are in a full circle and they learnt to move clockwise and anti clockwise. After that we programmed the bee bots with a sequence of moves for it to reach its…

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Category: Class of 2013

Coding Week!

This week Key Stage 2 have taken part in coding week. During the week all classes have been creating algorithms to create pictures or games. In Year 3 we have been using 'Logo' to create 2d shapes and geometric patterns, although extremely frustrating at times, all children have been able to write…

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Category: Class of 2012

Green Fingers in Year 1

This week we have planted seeds and watched them germinate.

We used our 'Sow and Grow' pack to look at how we can grow our own food! We looked at cress, spinach and pea seeds under a magnifying glass before sowing them in small pots. We watered them and put them outside in the warmth.…

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Category: Class of 2014

Year 1 Computing Week

This week we have been focusing on some of the computing skills that we cover in Year 1.

We have been looking at simple algorithms, spotting mistakes in simple programs, using cameras and sound recorders and considering some of the benefits of using technology.

We have had great fun…

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Category: Class of 2014

Coding Experts

Year 5 have been working hard at becoming coding experts this week. Over the course of the week the children have had to create and develop a game using their coding skills.  They then got their friends to play the game to check it worked.  If there were any problems, they had to go back and de…

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Category: Class of 2010

Look at our Beautiful Fish!

We've done lots of different under the sea themed crafts in Red Class, including these beautfiul CD fish!

Swim by again soon to see some more!

 

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Category: Red Class

Jamie's Food Revolution Day

Foundation Stage have enjoyed celebrating Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day. 

We began the day by talking about foods that we can make and eat for breakfast that are good for our bodies. The children came up with lots of ideas such as toast, fruit and porridge!

We then selected a variety of…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

Five Little Ducks visited the Numbats one day...

The Numbats had a great afternoon handling, observing, sketching, researching, coding and creating presentations about magpie calling ducks. Proving you're never too old to enjoy a visit from FSUs newly hatched ducklings! They left behind one or two little 'reminders', but nothing a wipe of…

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Category: Class of 2016

KMF Triathlon

The Triathlon

On Thusday 19th May we did a triathlon at Keswick. A triathlon has 3 transitions a swim, a bike and a run. Our triathlons swim was 25m, our bike was 1km and our run was 400m long. We were seperated into 2 groups. the triathlon was tyring for some but some wizzed through it.…

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Category: Class 3

Tags: running , Triathlon , sport , Water , Keswick , Swimming , biking , KMF

Triathlon

On Thursday the 19th of may 2016 the whole school (minus EYFS) went to the KMF triathlon in keswick. we started of in keswick spa swimming pool and swam 25m before going into transition, (changing from one stage to the next,) when we did we changed into our shoes and put a top on before running…

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Category: Class 3

Tags: running , Water , Keswick , Swimming

2016 Triathlon

Thursday 19th

We thoroughly loved the triathlon and would love to do it again next year. We did a 25m swim, a 1km cycle and a 400m run.

We had swimming first and we had to go down the side of the pool and up by the rope, then we had to put our clothes on over our swim suit and run down to…

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Category: Class 3

Tags: Triathlon

Triathlon

On Thursday the 19th of may 2016 the whole school (minus EYFS) went to the KMF triathlon in keswick. we started of in keswick spa swimming pool and swam 25m before going into transition, (changing from one stage to the next,) when we did we changed into our shoes and put a top on before running…

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Category: Class 3

Tags: running , Triathlon , sport , Keswick , Swimming

2016 Residential Windermere

 

This year pupils from Class 3 and Class 2 went on a Residential to Windermere.

 

Day 1 - Monday

We were dropped off at the Youth Hostel near Windermere where we dropped off our luggage and after that we started on our 2 mile walk to Brockhole. When we got there we had our packed…

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Category: Class 3

Tags: Residential

Trip to Middleton Parish Church

On Tuesday 17th May 2016 Year 3 Seahorses visited Parish Church in Middleton. We arrived in the morning and were warmly greeted by Margaret who would be showing us around. The trip was to kick start our RE topic of the Wider Church. We spent time taking a tour of the inside and outside of the…

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Category: Year 3

Black and White Graffiti

This week Year 3 Seahorses have re-created black and white graffiti artwork. We found a variety of images which use only black and white colours and discussed the affect this has on the viewer.

    

We thought of reasons why artists would choose to use only these two colours and then used…

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Category: Year 3

Our students to experience the power of touch!

Our students to experience the power of touch

The Meadows Sports College is equipping classrooms with CTOUCH interactive touch displays.

The touch displays make it easy to create effective, eye catching teaching materials and promote a style of active, visual-based teaching and learning that…

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Church Visit

Year 3 went to visit our local church, St Leonard's.  It was a great experience for the children.  During lessons they had been learning about churches, the layout and all the different special places within the church.  When they went on their visit they were able to spot all the different things…

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Category: Year 3

Tick Tock

This week Mrs Scott's group have been learning to tell the time. They have really enjoyed themselves and so has Mrs Scott. 

Well done everyone.  

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Category: Class of 2019

Making Rhythms

We made musical rhythms on the stave with crotchets and quavers. It was good fun and we were proud of what we created.

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Category: Class of 2021

We won!! Congratulations yr4

Our Year Four tennis players won the shield. We are so proud of them. They scored maximum points! 

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Category: Class of 2018

Mini Tennis Tournament

Eight of our Year 4 children were carefully selected to spend the afternoon at CCC in a mini tennis tournament. 

Watch this space for the results and wish them luck! 

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Category: Class of 2018

Biscuits

This week, while half the school was on residential, the other people who didn’t go did a cookie project. On the first day was they had to fill in the first 3 pages of a cookie booklet. What they had to do on those three pages was they have to write their favorite cookies and they had to also…

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Category: Class 3

Being number detectives!

Is been an exciting week in the Parrots! The police needed help as someone had stolen some numbers - oh no! They left the children clues and we had to try to find all of the answers. The children used a mixture of their number skills to solve the clues including odd and even numbers, tens and…

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Category: Class of 2021

Game makers of the future!

This week is Coding Week in school, where children have the opportunity to learn how to program and make their own simple computer game.  Today, Year 4 have amazed Mrs Casey with their computing and programming skills.  They have picked skills up much quicker than most adults!!  We have used Kodu…

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Category: Class of 2011

Hinduism

We also made diva lamps to celebrate Diwali.

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Category: FSU Blog

Hinduism

We have been learning about Hinduism and the celebration of Diwali where they have special food. We made some of the sweets that Hindus have and  shared it with others in school we also took them home to share with our families.

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Category: FSU Blog

Butterflies

Today we said goodbye to our butterflies. It was time to let them go and find a new home. They enjoyed resting on the flowers in our garden and hopefully we will see them again.

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Category: FSU Blog

Working hard at 'My Thinking'

We have been working hard in our My Thinking lessons.Doing lots of diffferent actvities. 

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Category: Orange Class

Having fun at Stanley Park

In Orange class we have been learning about Stanly Park. We went to visit the play park and had lots of fun!

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Category: Orange Class

Having Fun at the Park

In Orange Class we have been learning all about Stanley Park. We went to visit the play park and had lots of fun!

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Category: Orange Class

Coding Week

Coding Week 

This week is coding week in year six. We have been set the challenge to create our own video game using the programme Scratch. Today we have started by designing and making our own maze games. Watch out for the chance to play them soon. 

 

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Category: Class of 2009

Beside the Sea

This week in Red Class we have used marble paints to make a different effect on our sea creature pictures.

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Category: Red Class

Tasting Food from the Rain Forest

In Year Three we have been learning a lot about the Rainforest in our Topic and English lessons. 

Today we all tasted foods from the rainforest. 

Our favourite was the papaya!  

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Category: Class of 2019

Music with Churchill

Year 5 have been working with sixth form students from Churchill to produce a musical treat using their voices, guitar and percussion instruments. We had a fantastic time over the three weeks they were here and learnt so much!

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Category: Class of 2017

Beautiful Power points

Today we made RE powerpoints on the netbooks. All of them were beautiful in different ways. There were some about fire and wind, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, poems and more! We showed each other our powerpoints no one had made a silly powerpoint ,we all tried our best.

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Category: Year 3 blog

Minibeasts in Reception Class

Reception Class have been learning about minibeasts this week. We went on a minibeast hunt in the school grounds and looked carefully at the minibeasts we found. We made our own 'Minibeast Hotel' in our outdoor area and we are hoping some minibeasts will move in very soon! The children enjoyed…

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Category: Class of 2015

Cherry Blossom poems

This week Year Two wrote poems about the cherry bloosom trees. We went into the local area to look at the beautiful cherry blossom trees along the roadside near school. We collected words and phrases about the trees and their blossom to help with our poems. After we had written the poems we…

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Category: Class of 2013

Year 1 having a hoot ... with some owls!!

In Science we are studying different types of animals and in English we are writing a non-fiction book all about owls so we invited Tommy's grandma into school. Tommy's grandma works for a charity that rescues owls that are in danger.

We learnt lots of facts about owls and even had a chance to…

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Category: Class of 2014

Year 1 say goodbye to their chickens!

On Wednesday Year 1 had to say goodbye to their chickens as they made their way to their new home. 

It has been a great journey over the last few weeks. We started our journey by incubating the eggs for 21 days. We had to keep the eggs at a constant temperature of 38 degrees and keep them…

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Category: Class of 2014

Forces

Year 5 have started a new science topic this week.  Over the coming weeks we are going to be investigating forces.

 Today we looked at using a Newton metre to measure the force of gravity on an object.  We are also going to be investigating air and water resistance and friction.

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Perfect Poetry!

In English, Year 3 have been writing and performing poetry. We based our poems on a poem called "At The School Assembly" by Simon Pitt. In the poem the noun is connected to the verb, and we have been working hard to replicate this poetry style.

The poems we have written are all about imaginary…

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Category: Class of 2012

SATs party

We have had a great time celebrating the end of our SATs.

Have a good rest this weekend!

 

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Category: Class of 2009

Planting Bedding Plants

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Banksy

Year 3 Seahorses have been looking at the work of Banksy this week. We explored the infamous, anonymous artist’s work, saying what we liked and disliked about his most prolific work. We described how the art made us feel and which was our favourite piece of artwork.

 

We decided to…

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Category: Year 3

Congratulations to our year 3 tennis players

Congratulations to our year three chirdren who took part in the mini tennis tournament at CCC. 

After only 6 weeks of coaching they came 2nd.

We are so proud of them all!

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Category: Class of 2019

10th May 2016

Today we have measured the tallest plant in each tray. (Alejandro)

We calculated the average height of the 4 tallest plants. The average of the red seeds was 64mm compared to the average of the blue seeds which is only 58mm. (Megan) 

About half of us think that the blue ones are the seeds…

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Category: Year 3

6th May 2016 How many are still alive?

Today we counted how many of the seeds are still alive. (Arran)

At the first count, only 44% of the red seeds had germinated but 61% of the blue seeds had grown. 

Most of us thought that the red seeds must be the space seeds as they were slower to grow. (Megan)

Today 64% of the reds have…

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Category: Year 3

...and relax

A HUGE congratulations to all of the children in Year 6! You should be so proud of yourselves! Your class teachers and Mrs Wells always believed that each and everyone of you would do your best...and you did! No one enjoys exams, however with the right preparation, right attitude and approach (a…

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Category: Class of 2016

SATs are over!

Well done to all the year six pupils this week. You have worked so hard and have really shown what you can do. I am very proud of all of you. Now let's have some fun at the party tomorrow!

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Category: Class of 2009

Robot Wars!

Today has been the first day that Year 1 have started building their robots!

With the fantastic help of year 1 children and their families, we have had a great collection of boxes to choose from and build with.

Children have been doing different activities around the topic of Robots this…

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Category: Year 1 blog

Tags: robotsY1

It's not Rocket Science...or is it?

Well we are a few weeks in to our Rocket Science experiment with our seeds from space. 

James and Ruby have taken charge of the measuring process to check the growth of our plants. We have been sent Rocket (Eruca Satvia) to grow from the European Space Agency. 

We will keep you posted as to…

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: Science , rocket

FS2's get in a twist!

The FS2's have had lots of fun playing Twister and reading the words on the spots. A fun way to read! 

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Category: Class of 2022

Shape Hunt

Mrs Scott's group are having fun learning all about the properties of 3D shapes. We went out in the sun to do a shape hunt. I hope we found them all! 

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Category: Class of 2019

Capacity investigations!

Everyone enjoyed finding out which took the most to fill up the big containers. They were all excited by the coloured water. Some good language being used and we found a whole load of new words around capacity too!

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Category: Class of 2021

Our new library

This afternoon we went to visit our new school library and look at some of the wonderful new books. We enjoyed sitting on the bean bags and reading stories like Superworm and Put your finger in the jelly, Nelly. We've got lots of lovely books and we're looking forward to visiting it again…

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Blog is a go

And we are live. Yes this is the first ever blog post for the LSA student blog. From here, the LSA live team will be reporting everything that goes on from interviews with teachers, to sports day results. Remember to check back for some ace content... 

-Will LSA Live 

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Category: Student Blog

Tags: Student Blog

From chewing........to pooing!

Year 4 learned lots of new facts about our digestive systems in Science today.  We were fascinated to learn that when empty our stomach is around the size of a fist, but that it can expand up to 30 times that size.  We learned lots of the correct scientific names for the parts of our body, which…

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Category: Class of 2011

Growing Beanstalks

The FS1 children have been reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We planted beans and have given them lots of water to help them grow. We hope there won't be a giant at the top of our beanstalks! 

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Category: Class of 2023

Y8 pupils see Gangsta Granny

Pupils in Y8 visited Blackpool's Grand Theatre to see a performance of David Walliams' 'Gangsta Granny'.

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Butterflies

Our first butterfly has come out of it's cocoon. We have given it some sugary water, a mashed up pear and some flowers. We are now waiting for the other butterflies to come out of their cocoons.

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Category: FSU Blog

Egyptian Jewellery

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Category: Purple Class

Staff had an extra day’s training!

Although the school was closed to students for Polling Day, all staff benefited from receiving additional training. As a special school we need a lot more training than mainstream staff so having an extra day is really valued. This will directly improved their skills and benefit our students.

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Celebration of Achievement Awards

On Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th May all students received awards for progress, effort and achievement.   Parents and Carers attended and were absolutely delighted to see how much their children achieved since being at The Meadows Sports College.

Huge congratulations to…

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Our School Displays

Our school displays are stunning and provide additional learning opportunities for our students. Staff have worked extremely hard to prepare them. A small selection can be seen below as we promote British Values, Student achievement and so much more.

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Category: Headteacher Blog

Investigating Plants!

As part of this terms science topic, Year 3 have been investigating the different conditions that plants grow in. As part of the investigation, children have planted their own plant and will now test it under different conditions to see if it grows. Some children are investigating if plants grow…

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Category: Class of 2012

Great excitement in FSU!

On Monday the children were welcomed by the sound of littled 'quacks!' Three Magpie Call ducklings had hatched over the weekend and a further two ducklings have followed. We are now learning how to care for them. Please feel free to visit our ducklings, they would love to see you.

 

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Category: Class of 2022

Tennis at Churchill

6 of our year three children have been chosen to take part in a mini tennis tournament at CCC. 

We had a brilliant afternoon. Watch this space to find out how we did. We won last year so fingers crossed. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Shape Up

This week in Mrs Scott's group the children are learning and investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 

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Category: Class of 2019

The Book Games

After finishing our next competitor in our book games competition, we have awarded Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson, top marks of 5 stars!

 

Here are some of the comments from year six pupils:

“Journey to the River Sea is an imaginative adventure for all ages” exclaimed…

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Category: Class of 2009

VE Day

On Friday 6th May, Year 3 Seahorses found out about VE Day. We discovered that VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day, which marked the end of World War Two. We found out which countries were involved and why the 8th May 1945 was such a day for celebration. We looked at how people celebrated the…

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Category: Year 3

Sporting champions!

In Year 4, we have lots of children who participate in sports clubs out of school.  Curtis won a cup trophy in a recent rugby tournament for not giving up.  Eddie won a trophy for being man of the match for his team, Chorley Wanderers.  Kyara received a certificate for swimming 25m and two gold…

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Category: Class of 2011

JUMP START JONNY!

Wake up shake up time in the orcas class, dancing to Jump Start Jonny!

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Category: Class of 2018

Ready Steady Cook

Week 3

Students were split into 2 teams, red and green. Both teams were given a bag of ingredients to make a dessert. Students in both teams worked well together and communicated ideas to come up with two different desserts. The winning team was green. Well Done to everyone!

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Category: Secondary

29th April 2016 - the first data collection

Today we have counted how many seeds have germinated in each tray. Results were converted into percentages and recorded on the wall chart. At this stage the Blue seeds seem to be more successful with a higher percentage of seeds germinating.

Most of the seeds have now germinated.…

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Category: Year 3

April 25th 2016 - The seeds are germinating

When we arrived at school this morning, we noticed that some seeds have germinated. We recorded which trays had some germinated seeds in on the wall chart. (Megan)

The seeds have grown 2 leaves and a stem. (Sara)

More seeds from the Blue packet have germinated. (Matilda) 

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Category: Year 3

April 20th 2016 - Space seeds are planted

Today we planted the seeds. We have 100 that have been to space and 100 that have not. (Yani)

Each packet contained 100 seeds and were split into 4 trays of 25. One seed was planted in each section of a module tray. Each seed is labelled with a number. We watered them and then discussed what we…

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Category: Year 3

Money , money, money!!

Some children have been having practical experience working with money in Mrs Scott's group. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Maths Afternoon

Today we held another successful learning afternoon in Year Two. The children enjoyed showing parents the different maths games on the tables and how they can add and subtract mentally and also use the column method. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended.

Enjoy looking at the pictures…

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Category: Class of 2013

Week ending 6.5.16

Once again year 4 have been working hard this week!

We have been completing Maths assessments and will be working on English assessments next week. In PE, our tennis skills are improving and we are now able to play and umpire matches. In computing, we have recorded jingles to advertise products…

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Tags: Year 4

Year Five Potions

Year 5 have been learning about capacity and how to measure in millilitres and litres.  To help develop their understanding, they created an invisibility potion using a list of given ingredents.  They then had to work out how much of the potion they would need for 5 people.  Finally, they…

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Category: Class of 2010

Tennis

This week we had the opportunity to visit Churchill to develop our tennis skills. We trained hard and had a great afternoon. 8 children have been chosen to represent the school on Tuesday. GOOD LUCK YEAR 3

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Category: Class of 2019

VE day Remembered

This Sunday is VE day, the day we celebrate World War II ending.  The children today were shown a YouTube clip of a street celebration taking place when it was announced that the war was over.  The children had lots of questions about WW II.  We discussed and shared information about this war and…

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Category: Year 3

Another action shot!

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Category: Class of 2021

Fun at the multi skills festival last Friday

All the children had great fun using lots of sports skills last week. Throwing, running, teamwork, bat and ball skills, jumping and lots more...... We were one of the only schools to complete every activity set out. So congratulations Owls!

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Being Photographers!

Year 3 Seahorses have been using the iPad and digital camera to experiment with taking a variety of pictures around school this week.

  

We used the zoom feature to get close up shots and also looked for distinctive and unique patterns from the local environment. We wanted to take…

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Category: Year 3

Fantasy Towns

This week Year 3 Seahorses created their own fantasy towns. We thought carefully about what a town needs and where those places should be located. We worked in pairs to design our fantasy towns in our books and label the main places using a key. Then we set to work and created our fantasy towns…

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Category: Year 3

Sixth Formers Share Their Skills!

Y12 English AS students taught a lesson to Y7 on poet Seamus Heaney's 'Digging'.

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Budding artists

This half term the Parrots have been learning about Van Gogh, we have watched videos and read facts from non-fiction books to investigate the life of the famous artist. The Parrots have concentrated very hard on some fantastic Sunflower paintings, well done Parrots!

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Category: Class of 2021

A fruity surprise!

The Parrots had a great morning listening to Handa's Surprise then using adjectives to describe the tasty fruit. We tried kiwi, physalis, peach, pineapple and blueberries to name a few. Some fruits were more popular than others!

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Category: Class of 2021

Write dance

The FS1 children love our Write Dance sessions.  Making marks to music is lots of fun!!

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Category: Class of 2023

Y1 create a City of London

Y1 have learnt about lots of famous landmarks in London. As part of our DT work we collected cardboard boxes and turned them into something quite amazing! 

TAKE A LOOK!

First we looked at the shapes and sizes and decided which building each box could represent. 

Then we painted it a base…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Year 3 Learning Afternoon!

Today Year 3 invited our parents and carers in to share some of our recent Maths learning. We have been learning about measurement; measuring cm and mm and finding perimeter of 2D shapes. Today with the help of our visitors we measured the perimeter of 2D shapes in cm, of shapes drawn on the…

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Category: Class of 2012

English students celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare!

LSA English students celebrated 400 years of Shakespeare by baking a cake.

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Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Egypt

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Category: Purple Class

Gangsta Granny!

On Friday Year 3 had a wonderful day visiting Blackpool to watch ‘Gangsta Granny’. We all enjoyed the show; laughing and smiling all the way through and Year 3 behaved fantastically throughout the whole day. We have now decided as a class to read ‘Gansta Granny’ as our class novel, we look forward…

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Category: Class of 2012

Blog year 4 29.4.16

We had some fluffy visitors in our class this week! We were lucky enough to have the new chicks with us for the afternoon. They roamed around the classroom getting to know us and chirping in their secret language. We found out lots of interesting information about chickens from Katy and she told…

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Tags: Year 4

Week Ending 29.4.16

This has been very exciting for Year 5. On Wednesday, Lee Cadwallader who is training us to be playground leaders so we can organise and lead games at lunch times for the infants.

We were very lucky that the chicks we have hatched paid us a visit on Thurday. They were quite lively and noisy…

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Tags: Year 5

Bye bye Robbie

The parrots are really sad to say bye to Robbie, we'll miss his smiling face everyday. We wish Robbie good luck in his new school! 

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Category: Class of 2021

Making Shadows

This half term we have started our new topic, Urban Pioneers and exploring about light and dark.  The children have been finding out about a range of light sources and how the moon is not a light source.  They also explored how shadows are made.  Thankfully we managed to get a sunny day which was…

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Category: Year 3

3D shapes

The children in year 3 Octopus have been working with shapes all week during their Maths Lessons.  We started looking at all the 3D shapes, and named their properties and their actual names.  By the end of the week the children were given cubes to make cuboids and they had to use different methods…

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Category: Year 3

Year 3 Octopus Assembly

Year 3 performed their class assembly to the school and parents.  They told the story of St George, explaining who he was and what he had done.  The children acted out the Myth of St George of how he slayed a dragon to save the princess.  They all had a speaking part during the assembly and did…

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Category: Year 3

Oreo moon phases

This week we have been looking at the moon and how it moves in relation to the Earth.  We researched the length of its orbit and the different phases it goes through on its journey around Earth.  To help us remember this, we recreated these phases using Oreo biscuits.  It was great fun and even…

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Category: Class of 2010

Factor pairs

In Maths this week, Year 4 have been investigating FACTORS!

We began by using equipment such as cubes to group numbers in different ways as arrays. 

This helped us to find and list every factor of the numbers we were investigating before organising them into factor pairs. 

We created…

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Category: Year 5

Multi Skills Competition

Last Thursday during the afternoon, Tudor class walked down to St. Edwards First School to take part in their Multi Skills sporting event, run by the Year Eight pupils at St. Edwards Middle School. We had the chance to work in teams and compete against other schools at various sports. Although we…

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Category: Year 3

Addition Stories in the Parrots

This week the Parrots have been looking at word problems. The Parrots had a great time with Mr Hall making up their own addition stories to help them solve their word problems. We had some great mathmatical language and counting examples, well done Parrots!

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Adding fun with the owls

Everyone enjoyed today's maths unlocking padlocks but they had to find the key that fitted first. Some children worked the adding machine too.

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Around The World

Our theme this term is 'Around the World'. we will be visiting four different countries; Egypt, China, India and Brazil. We are really enjoying our new airport role play and have already been very busy checking in with our passports, exchanging money and putting our bags through the x-Ray…

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Category: Purple Class

Ready for the Summer term

The pupils in Year 4 have returned from their Easter break refreshed and ready to get our new Summer term off to a good start.  We have a busy half term coming up, starting with our trip to see 'Gangsta Granny' on Friday in Blackpool.  We are all very excited about this trip.  Coming up soon we…

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Category: Class of 2011

What's your story competition winners!

You may remember that a few weeks ago, Year 4 had the opportunity to enter the local competition, What's your story, Chorley? The children had to create an original piece of writing on the theme of their town, Chorley.  We are absolutely delighted that two of our pupils, Molly and Thea, had…

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Category: Class of 2011

Ready Steady Cook

~~Week 2 – Ready Steady Cook

Students were split into 2 teams, red and green, and were given a bag of ingredients to make a dessert. Students in both teams worked well together and communicated ideas to come up with two different desserts. The winning team was red. Well Done to…

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Category: Secondary

Happy Birthday Amy

Happy 18th Birthday Amy!!!

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Category: FE Department

Our Trip to Stannah

Some of the pupils from Woodlands College spent an afternoon on a walk around Stannah.

 

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Category: FE Department

Rookie achievement

Well done to Tyler for getting his level 1 and 2 Rookie badges in ice skating.

He has managed to stay up and scrape his blades to achieve his well deserved badges!

 

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Handa's Surprise

The Owls have been learning the story of Handa's Surprise. They have been writing a story map and retelling the story. Here is Maisie showing our skills.

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Category: Class of 2021

Life After Death

The Stingrays have all made a sarcophagus for our small clay mummy. Do you like them?

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Category: Class of 2019

Year 3 Tesco Trip

Year 3 had a great experience visiting Tesco in Dedworth last week to experience their Farm to Fork trail. The children had the opportunity to take part in a treasure hunt around the shop, using riddles to help them local different foods. They then had to take down the price of the food and add…

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Category: Year 3

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

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Category: Red Class

Djembe Drumming

As part of our enrichment activity this half term, Year 3 Seahorses will be taking part in Djembe drumming sessions! This week was our first session where we started to learn how to pick up and hold the drum. We experimented with the different sounds which the drum can make and started to learn…

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Category: Year 3

Map Work

Year 3 Seahorses have been looking at a variety of maps this week. We found out more about what a key is and why it is so important to have a key on a map. We looked at a variety of maps and interpreted the information from the key. We found out so many key facts!

  

We created our own maps…

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Category: Year 3

Graffiti Time

Year 3 have started to look at graffiti and watched a video where an artist modelled how to graffiti your name. We decided to copy this and did so to our names! We had so much fun copying the technique! Our finished work has gone up in our classroom on our new topic display. We thought parents…

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Category: Year 3

Memorable Experience - Local Area Walk

At the beginning of summer term we started off our new topic of Urban Pioneers with our memorable experience. We went on a walk of our local area specifically looking for examples of urban artwork. We saw that there were some examples of artwork created by artists which help to make the local area…

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Category: Year 3

Toys Old And New

The Butterflies have been finding out about the lives of children in the past. Mrs Tweddle brought in lots of toys to compare and contrast. The children were interested to see that Mrs Ramsey's ted was so old he was stuffed with straw! Next week we are starting to make our own toy with a moving…

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Category: Class of 2020

HAPPY SAINT GEORGES DAY

petal by petal

a bud becomes a rose,

year by year

Englands greatness grows

 

HAPPY SAINT GEORGES DAY. i hope you and your families have a lovley week end.

by Maisy K

 

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Traders and Raiders

Year 4 have made an excellent start to their new topic, Traders and Raiders! We began the topic by building Saxon ships long enough and strong enough to carry the whole team across the North Sea! We planned out our boats and decided on different ways to strengthen the structure using sellotape and…

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Category: Year 5

Week ending 22/4/16

This week, year 4 have taken part in lots of interesting activities.

We have put the final touches to our passport holders which we designed and stitched by hand.  We have also been working on mind maps in our topic lessons where we presented our researched on Italy.

Also this week we…

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Tags: Year 4

Year 4 blog

this week, Year 4 have taken part in lots of intresting activities .

We have put the final touches to our passport holders which we designed and stiched by hand. We have also been working on mind maps in our topic lessons where we presented our research on italy.

Also this week we counted up…

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Tags: Year 4 , 22/04/16

Her Majesty's 90th

Yesterday, all of Year 4 celebrated the Queen's 90th with a picnic in the glorious sunshine.  

The children also learned some key facts about the Queen and their knowledge was put to the test in a class quiz.

The orcas also linked the Queen's birthday to their art lesson, in which they…

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Category: Class of 2018

St George's Day

Foundation Stage have really enjoyed learning about St Geroge's Day today. 

We started the day by learning about who Saint George was and the famous story about him slaying the evil dragon. We then learned some interesting facts about why we celebrate St George's Day and enjoyed making lots…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

French counting

The Owls were great at counting in French watch it here. 

Amy

 

 

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Category: Class of 2021

Jack and the beanstalk take 2

It is a learning curve for me blogging so here is another attempt to get the Owls video from earlier in the year.

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Category: Class of 2021

Happy 90th Birthday Ma'am!

For The Queen's 90th Birthday the Dolphins and the Stingrays learned a lot about Her Majesty. Firstly from their teachers, and then by fact finding online and from information sheets. We had a quiz. One class against the other. The end result was a draw. 

We also sketched a line drawing of The…

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Category: Class of 2019

Rhyming poems

We made nonsense poems and some rhyming animal poems. Here are some of our examples...

Kane 

We all loved it!

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Category: Class of 2021

Odd and Even

We have been looking for odd and even numbers all week! If you look around at home you might see some more odd and even numbers.

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Category: Class of 2021

A surprise visitor to 'The Owls'

We sang a special happy birthday to the queen! And gave her 90 claps.....it took a while! We decided against 90 sweets for her birthday as there would be none left for the children! 

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Category: Class of 2021

Year 2 Beachcombers

Summer term - Beachcombers

This term we will be learning all about the beach. We started our topic by watching a real life video of a typical day at the beach. We have been researching all the things we might see on teh beach.

 In literacy we have been reading the story 'The Snail and the…

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Category: Year 2

Queen's 90th

Happy Birthday Ma'am!!!!

Love from Year 6 x

 

 

 

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Category: Class of 2016

Celebrations

The children made crowns to wear at snack time to join in with the Queen's Birthday celebrations.

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Category: Playgroup

Pentecost Shadow Puppets

Today we were reteling the story of when the Holy Spirit came to the apostles.We created a shadow puppet show.It showed the flames over their heads.

By Josie & Grace

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Category: Year 3 blog

A special visitor in Year 5

Year 5 had a special visitor who took time out from her 90th Birthday celebrations to come and answer our questions. Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth.

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Category: Class of 2017

Fun at the soft play!

The FS1 children had a lovely time at the soft play on Tuesday. There was lots of running, jumping, climbing, crawling and sliding happening! The staff would like to thank all the parents who brought their children, it was a fantastic day! 

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Category: Class of 2023

Alexandra Garden's Bandstand Opening

Year Three had the fantastic honour of performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in celebration of her 90th birthday last Wednesday. The children worked hard remembering and singing four different songs, as well as Happy Birthday and The National Anthem accompanied by the Irish National Guards…

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Category: Year 3

Celtic wattle and daub

Today we have used strips of paper and we have weaved the paper inbetween straws on wood like the celts would making their round houses. We used the technique of wattle and daub. 

By Lucas 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Chick, chick, chick, chick chicken

Last week we had a very special delivery. 7 eggs arrived in foundation stage. We watched and watched then finally on Wednesday morning we saw a little crack and at 9:05 we had our first chick which was quickly named 'Flash'. Later that afternoon we had our second little crack and saw the birth of…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Welcome!

Welcome to our new Cafod blog. We will keep you updated with our plans as the year goes on. Josie Y5

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Category: Charity Committee

Caterpillars

At the end of last week our caterpillars arrived. We will watch them grow eating the special food in the cup. When they go into their cocoons we need to put them into a special net to watch them hatch as a butterfly. We have to take care of them and make sure that they don't get knocked…

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Category: FSU Blog

SATs Revision

It's that time of year when Y6 are revising extra hard for their up-coming SATs! With only a few weeks to go, it would be fantastic if you could encourage your children to keep on top of their homework and maybe visit government websites and practice the online tests. Have a go yourselves...if…

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Category: Class of 2016

Our first blog!

Well, here it is our very first blog post!

It has been a busy week in nursery this week. We have welcomed our new starters and they have settled well and are starting to enjoy their time at Moorthorpe School.

This half term we are learning all about castles. This week has seen us dressing up…

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Category: Reception

Year 1 Week Ending 15th April 2016

 

In Literacy this week we have been writing an adventure story. We think we have done a good job!
In Maths Miss Fawcett has been teaching us all about graphs and how to understand the information in them.
Please remember to do your Geography homework drawing your route to school for…

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Tags: Year 1

Egg-citing delivery in FSU!

The FSU children excitedly awaited the postman arriving at school on Tuesday as he had a special delivery for us...Duck eggs! We have now set seven Magpie Call Duck eggs into the incubator and have started our 28 day countdown untill hatching time! 

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Category: Class of 2022

Making Music In Year 3

This week year 3 have been composing and performing their own piece of music on the recorder. Britains got Talent, here we come!!

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Category: Class of 2019

Y1 afternoon tea for the queen.

 

Our new topic 'Bright Lights, Big City!' started with lots of fun. We had an afternoon tea that was hopefully fit for the queen.

Unfortunately she couldn't attend as she was very busy on royal duties but she did send us a letter with instructions of how to create a perfect afternoon tea.…

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Category: Year 1

Astromaths in Year 5

On Thursday, we had a visit from a team from the Life Centre in Newcastle. They brought a planetarium along which we were lucky enough to go inside and look at the stars, planets and constellations, as well as allowing us to take part in some fantastic experiments. We made rockets and launched…

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Category: Class of 2017

Swimming Badge Level 2

Congratulations to Taylor who has been learning to swim and achieved her level 2 certificate. She can swim 5 metres on her back amongst a lot of other things well done!

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Category: Class of 2021

Ready Steady Cook

Year 8’s

Week 1 – Ready Steady Cook

Students were split into 2 teams, red and green, and were given a bag of ingredients to make a main meal. Students in both teams worked well together and communicated ideas to come up with two different dishes. The winning team was green. Well Done to…

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Category: Secondary

Trust games

Year one have been learning how important it is to trust each other.                    

 

 

 

 

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Category: Year 2

Year 5 we are now blogging!

Look at us on World Book Day! 

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Category: Year 6

More Victorians

Victorian childhood was hard work! Beating a rug for a long time.

life was very different if you were a rich child.

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Category: Year 1

Victorians

On Tuesday 22nd March Angles and Saxons went to Reading museum to reinact a Victorian school day and also learn about some of the jobs Victorian children did once leaving school. The children loved dressing up and learning about the different jobs Victorian children did. 

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Category: Year 1

Caitlyn - Thinking of Others

Caitlyn Calvert arrived back to school looking beautiful with her new hair style. Caitlyn has donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for poorly people - well done Caitlyn!

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Category: Class of 2021

We're learning about the farm

This term Foundation Stage will be learning all about life on the farm. We will start our topic thinking about the different animals that live on the farm where they live. We will learn about the busy job that a farmer has and the different foods we get from farms. We will be learning to describe…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Partying to celebrate good attendance in Year 1!

In Year 1 we ended the spring term with a small celebration because we had the highest attendance in the first half of the spring term. We had £10 to spend which we spend on goodies and drinks. We also had a bit of a dance.Check out our moves...

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Category: Class of 2014

Building a town in Lego!

On Tuesday we had an amazing time building a whole town out of Lego! We love buiding with Lego in year 1 so it was like a dream come true. Mr Garside gave us some tips about how to build with firm foundations and how to make sure our brick work was sturdy.

Our first task was to each build a…

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Category: Class of 2014

Lego Day for Reception Class

What a fantastic day we had building a city out of Lego with the children in KS1. We were shown how to build a house with a roof and then experimented with windmills, playgrounds, boats, football pitches and all sorts of other structures. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun too. 

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Category: Class of 2015

Week ending 8th of April

This week, our first one back after Easter, has been busy but good. On Wednesday we were entertained by the Fire and Rescue Service .We learnt a lot about road safety .Friday was own-clothes day for Mother Teresa and Cardinal Basil Hume .Who will win next?

The certificates winners…

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Tags: Year 6

Design Technology

Year 5 have ended the term on a high!

On Thursday Dr Martin worked with the children on a disaster relief challenge.  The children had to work in teams and design a bridge to cross a fast flowing river in order to deliver supplies to stranded people.  The children had to take on different roles…

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Category: Class of 2010

Making Victorian Toys!

 

Year 3 have had a lovely last day of term. We have made 'thaumatropes' which is a spinning Victorian toy. Children planned, made and then evaluated their toys and were given the opportunity to peer assess each other’s, saying what we liked and how we they could be improved. To end the…

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Category: Class of 2012

Looking after the birds at Woodlands

The horticulture group have set up a bird feeder at the school front door. We are learning about the birds nesting in the Spring . It is a nice activity during the holiday day to put some bird food in your garden for the children to watch the birds come and go. 

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Category: Whole School Blog

WWII Day

WWII Day

Today has been our World War Two Day. As we came in we had to create our own National ID cards, which were cheacked by our 2 ARP wardens. We then learnt all aboout rationing and created models of a Victory garden including an Anderson Shelter. Watch out for the siren! 

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Category: Class of 2009

Looking after the birds

The Horticulture Group have put a bird feeder outside the front door of school. We have been learning about birds nesting in the Spring. Don't forget to feed the birds in your garden during the holiday and watch the birds feeding.

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Category: Whole School Blog

The Giant Tetrahedron

Year 4 had a fantastic morning today building an enormous tetrahedron in the school hall! Using only wooden dowel and elastic bands, each child made their own tetrahedron, then under Dr Martin’s guidance everyone’s shape was attached together to make a final tetrahedron over 4 metres tall! All…

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Category: Class of 2011

The Giant Tetrahedron

 

Year 3 had a fantastic morning today building an enormous tetrahedron in the school hall! Using only wooden dowel and elastic bands, each child made their own tetrahedron, then under Dr Martin’s guidance everyone’s shape was attached together to make a final tetrahedron over 4…

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Category: Class of 2012

Building bridges with Dr Martin

Building Bridges

We have had a fun afternoon of design technology. With Dr Martin, we have worked in groups to build a bridge which could support a vehicle carrying supplies of food to the other side. To be successful we had to:

  1. Build the longest bridge we could.
  2. Create a vehicle that…

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Category: Class of 2009

Story Time in Yellow Class

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Olympic Gymnasts of the Future!!

Today, Year 4 had great fun moving around all the different gymnastic apparatus in our PE session.

 Some pupils were very brave and challenged themselves to try out climbing up the rope ladders and climbing frame and demonstrating some super balances.  Just look at our fantastic shapes that we…

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Category: Class of 2011

Blackpool & the Fylde College

Last week saw the end of our woodwork lessons at Blackpool & the Fylde College, here are the students proudly showing off their bird houses they have made with Mick.  They all thoroughly enjoyed their time at College.

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Category: FE Department

Exercise And Keeping Fit

We are all trying hard to keep fit and enjoy the lovely Spring weather!!!

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Category: FE Department

Lego Day

The last Monday before the holidays has been a fun filled day. We have had the most amazing time creating our very own lego city. Look at the pictures to see how the morning developed :

From this...

to this in just a morning.

  

Amazing!!

 

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Category: Class of 2013

Butterflies

Look at our amazing butterflies! 

We released our butterflies this afternoon after looking after them for 4 weeks from being very tiny caterpillars. We were sad to see them go! 

 

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Category: Purple Class

What's your story, Chorley?

For homework, Year 4 have have been asked to take part in the 'What's your story, Chorley?' competition.  All children in Chorley can enter and there are prizes for each age group as well as overall winners and commendations.    All entries will be put on display in Chorley Library with winning…

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Category: Class of 2011

Reception visit to Asda

Reception class really enjoyed their visit to Asda this week. Danny and his colleagues showed us the whole store including the warehouse, the fridge and the home shopping area. All the children took a turn scanning the shopping on the checkout and, if you ask them, they may well be able to tell…

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Category: Class of 2015

Year Two Gold Readers

WOW- This week saw some of  Year Two achieving their gold badges for reading over 20 books.

Well done to all those that gained their gold awards today.

Fantastic News. 

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Category: Class of 2013

Local History

Year 5 are currently looking at local history, with a focus on the impact of WW2 on Chorley.

The children are already showing a great deal of enthusiasm for the topic so it would be great if they could do some research at home about the changes that took place within the community.

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Category: Class of 2010

Out in the Community

Some of our College students have been going out in the community and visiting local shops.

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Category: FE Department

The Life of Victorian Children!

Today we have been learning about children's lives in Victorian times.We looked at the different jobs that children as young as 5 did. We found out that a lot of children worked on the streets and sold things like firewood, buttons and boot laces. Some children also worked as chimney sweeping or…

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Category: Class of 2012

Luke - My Thinking

Luke completed a pattern using big and small rockets. 

Well done Luke!

 

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Category: Green Class

Georgia - Messy Play

I engaged in a messy play activity. 

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Category: Green Class

Georgia Mark Making

Georgia sat and made marks on the chalkboard.

 

Well done Georgia.

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Category: Green Class

Eggcellent Easter!

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Category: Red Class

Jungle Animals

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Sports Relief

Here are some of our students joining in with the Sports Relief activities on the cycle track.

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Category: FE Department

Easter Fair

Thank you to all parents, carers and friends who joined us for our Easter Fair. 

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Category: FE Department

Snow in Spring

After playing in the snow we have written some fantastic personification poems.

 

The Snow 

As he danced through the peaceful sky,

he snuggled into his final resting place.

 

As he tickled, played and swerved,

he finally stumbled to the ground.

 

The mob of flakes are…

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Category: Class of 2009

Exploring the Wildlife Garden

The FS1 children had a lovely time exploring in the Wildlife Garden yesterday. We found lots of frogs spawn, a frog and some mini beasts. We took the frog spawn inside and looked at it with magnifying glasses where we found some of it had turned into tadpoles!

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Category: Class of 2023

Fruit tasting with Asda in Reception

We welcomed Danny from Asda into Reception Class this week. Danny talked to us about fruit and we tried seven different fruits including lime and passion fruit. Some of the fruits were more popular than others! We are enjoying learning about food and healthy eating this term. Next week we will…

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Category: Class of 2015

Learning Mornings in Reception

A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our Learning Mornings. The children were delighted to welcome parents into our setting and we are all really looking forward to more Learning Mornings in the Summer term.

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Category: Class of 2015

Easter Eggcitement!

This week we had some eggciting entires in our Easter competition. Well done to Kaiden, Samuel and Cordelia for their fantastic entries. 

Have a look at the entries below.

 

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Category: Class of 2013

Year 1 Easter Eggstravaganza!!

Wow! What an amazing set of entries for our Decorated Egg competition!

The children have obviously enjoyed being creative at home (some parents too!). We were amazed by some of the fantastic designs.

Congratulations to Hollie (first), Kady (second) and Amelia (third). We thought Amelia's…

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Category: Class of 2014

Thomas enjoying his Sensory Box

Thomas enjoyed looking at the bubbles and ribbons, feeling the different textures of fabric and listening to / watching the balloon. 

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Category: Whole School Blog

EGGcellent egg creations

Everyone made fantastic eggs this week. Well done to  Kaylum and Lennard who made the winning eggs! 

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Category: Class of 2021

Easter Egg Hunt

On the last day of the Spring Term the Easter Bunny visited Foundation. 

 

The children enjoyed searching for all the eggs he had left hidden on the playground. The children worked together in teams to collect eggs and we counted them at the end to find out who had collected the most. The…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Egyptian Bookmarks

We have designed and created Egyptian bookmarks and have written our names on them in hieroglyphics.

 

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Category: Year 3

Spirit of Romero Day

As part of Spirit of Romero day Foundation Stage found out about who Blessed Oscar Romero was and created a mosaic of him which will be displayed in school. It was great seeing the image emerge as we added the tiles to the cement.

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Category: FSU Blog

Tesco Visit

This week Year Two had a visit from Tesco, as part of their Farm to Fork project. We decorated eggs (I'm not sure our Caretaker enjoyed the mess though!), tasted hot cross buns and went on an 'Eggsiting'  Easter egg hunt. Steph and Adam form Tesco then judged our eggs to see who the winners were.…

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Category: Class of 2013

Easter Food from Farm to Fork at Tesco

This week we had a very exciting visit from Tesco.

They told us about the history of hot cross buns and how they are made. We 'wowed' them with how much we knew about Easter. We then got to try a hot cross bun. They were delicious! 

We also talked about the symbolism of Easter eggs and how…

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Category: Class of 2014

Gymnastics with Mrs Smith

This half  term Year Two have been enjoying learning new gymnastic skills with Mrs Smith. Can you spot the bear walk, caterpillar crawl, crab and bunny hop? The children had to make a sequence on the mats from everything they have learnt during the lessons. Well done year Two!

 

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Category: Class of 2013

Spring is in the air!

It definitely feels like Spring is here! 

This week we have been thinking about Spring and the signs of new life. We went outside to see how things are changing. We discovered daffodils and other spring flowers, lots of buds and shoot, we spotted birds buidling their nests and we even spotted a…

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Category: Class of 2014

Monster Mania continued in Year 1

We just thought we would add some of the pictures of our monster designs and the models we made during World Book Week.

We are very proud of our monsters and really enjoyed making them. 

We also created a class monster from the descriptions we wrote in English! We're keeping it in class for…

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Category: Class of 2014

Year 3 and 4 Easter Celebration

Today Year 3 and 4 were very excited to perform their Easter celebration to an audience today.  They were all superstars and all the staff were very proud of them.  A big thank you to all the parents/grandparents who helped with costumes and supported their children with learning their lines.  We…

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Category: Class of 2011

Easter Treats

The Possums have showed real skill and artistic flair making their Easter Cards this year. I hope you agree that they have made a lovely job when you receive them. There were some fantastic efforts in our Easter Egg competition with a huge variety of ideas, ranging from The Flower Pot Men to…

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Category: Class of 2016

What an 'egg'stravaganza!

Take a look at our fabulous egg creations. Tomorrow we will decide on a winner. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Year 3 Recorders

The Dolphins and the Stingrays have been practicing their recorders each week. Tomorrow they will be performing in front of the whole school. GOOD LUCK. 

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Category: Class of 2019

Peter Rabbit and the Easter Bunny tea party

Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter in style. The children had a special bunny sandwich, cake and biscuit for their special tea party today. Some of the children tried food they hadn't had before and some of them even liked it!

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Category: FSU Blog

Skeletons at Clewer Green!

After studying the human skeleton during Science Week, we spent the afternoon outside in the sunshine creating our own human and animal skeletons using resources from the natural environment around us,

 

 

Please enjoy our child led News Report upon 'discovering' the skeletons of animals…

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Category: Year 3

Yellow Class Planting Potatoes

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Happy Easter from The Numbats!

An excellent afternoon has been spent expertly and excitingly creating our egg characters for tomorrow's exhibition! We are all exhausted and looking forward to our Easter holidays! Visit the photo section to have an exclusive look at our extraordinary efforts!

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Category: Class of 2016

Having a cracking time!

We have had an egg-citing afternoon making our eggs for the competition. The judges will have a very hard job picking a winner from this cracking bunch. Have a great Easter yolks...I mean folks :)

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Category: Class of 2017

last week in year 2

Last week year 2 did alot of exiting things including :

.watching films ;

.arts and crafts ;

.games in the hall ;

.disco

 

Jess and Aliya - whizz kids for year 2 

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Category: The Class of 2023 Blogs

What Year one Birch did this week!

This week in Year 1 Birch:

  • .They learned more about Christopher Columbus;
  • Also they finished off their sience work;
  • In maths they are learning about time;

This is what Year 1 Birch did this week!

 

Isabelle blogger for Year 1 Birch!

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Category: The Class of 2023 Blogs

PE

PE with Mr Football. The children are learning to balance on a beam and jump off independently. Landing appropriately on the mat. Following instructions and having fun!!!
 

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Category: Playgroup

Easter workshop

We had a great day in our Easter workshop. We made lots of different things- Easter basket, Spring wreath, cotton wool bunny, bunny cup, chocolate nest cake, Easter hat biscuits, egg cakes, sock rabbits, button bunnies, creme egg bunny, foam egg cups, crosses. We even had a visit from the Easter…

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Category: FSU Blog

Wolseley Wild Life Centre

Griffin and Pegasus class went to Wolseley Wild Life Centre today and took part in some mini beast activities, poetry writing, a duck race and an easter egg hunt. A lovely day was had by all. 

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Category: Primary

Schools Alive

Some of our College Performing Arts students took part in this year's 'Schools Alive' at The Grand Theatre.  Jodie and Ben had their photo printed in the Blackpool Gazette too!  For the full Blackpool Gazette story please follow the link…

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Category: FE Department

Koby's Skydive!

Here is a photo of Koby doing his skydive!  He raised an amazing:

£192.00

The money will be used to buy a karaoke machine for College students to use during their leisure time. Thanks Koby!

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Category: FE Department

Blackpool and the Fylde College

Some of the pupils from Woodlands College have been to Blackpool and the Fylde College, they are currently taking part in a woodwork course.

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Category: FE Department

Sport Relief

The college students completed their 14 laps around the track for Sport Relief... One lap for every year of Sport Relief! Well done everyone.

 

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Category: FE Department

Year 4 received a very important letter today.....

Year 4 were very excited today to receive a letter with a House of Commons stamp on the front.  The letter was from Lindsay Hoyle thanking us for his recent visit and how much he enjoyed meeting the class and answering their questions.  He is looking forward to coming back to visit us, so that he…

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Category: Class of 2011

They look good enough to eat!

The Parrots have been busy making tasty treats!

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Category: Class of 2021

Nutritious and Delicious Smoothie Stall!

Today, Kaitlyn and Harrsion opened our Delicious and Nutritious Smoothie Stall. We had our fresh fruit, our juice and our blenders ready to dazzle the tastebuds of the children in the juniors. We had some very positive feedback from the children, one said it was "beaaaauutiful!" 

This is a…

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: healthy

STEM Week!

British Science Week – Science Week

This week Year 3 Seahorses have been participating in British Science Week! We focused on the theme of SPACE and looked at various aspects of this. For our Science project we looked at digital space. We have been finding out about food chains during our topic…

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Category: Year 3

Artwork

Miss Riaz promised she would share our climate change and Fairtrade posters and here they are! We created these posters by working together as a class. Our key phrase for our climate change poster was ‘human change not climate change’. We wanted to focus on ways in which our behaviour can help…

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Category: Year 3

Clarinet Performance

This half term the pupils in Year 3 Seahorses have been learning how to play the clarinet. Our lessons have focused on us putting together our clarinets and then learning how to play key notes. We are now able to play Hot Cross Buns and gathered in the hall on Thursday 17th March to perform for…

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Category: Year 3

Spring Detectives in Reception!

We took advantage of the lovely spring weather this week to get out onto the school field and look for signs of spring. We found lots of spring flowers, buds on trees, insects and birds. It looks like Spring is well on its way!

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Category: Class of 2015

Windsor Castle Spring Festival Concert

Year Three had a fantastic time performing at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Friday. With lots of practice each week with the support of Mr Manners they sung beautifully and looked very smart, representing Clewer Green with pride. 

 

We are now looking forward to the opening of the…

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Category: Year 3

Living and Non living

This week Year Two have been investigating living and non living things in our surrounding area. We found out that if something is living it has to breath, move and eat. If something is man made then it has never been alive. Look at the photos to see what we found.

 

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Category: Class of 2013

Visit to Chorley Mosque!

 

This week Year Three and Four visited the Mosque in Chorley. Thankfully it was a beautiful morning and we set off walking for the Mosque in warm sunshine. During the visit the children learnt about the customs of the Muslim faith and were given a guided tour of the Mosque, giving them…

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Category: Class of 2012

Visit to Chorley Mosque

Year 4 visited the Dawatul Islamic Mosque in Chorley on Thursday. The children walked to and from the Mosque, which is an achievement in itself! They had a tour of the mosque, went into the school room where they looked at the Qu'ran. They also listened to a call to prayer and visited the prayer…

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Category: Class of 2011

Year 1 Week Ending 18th March

What a fantastic job you have all done with your fundraising. The Grand Hotel is £192.40 thank you for your support a wonderful achievment. I am sure CAFOD will be delighted to recive this money.

We have also been getting ready for Holy Week.

We have lernt about Palm Sunday.

We also went…

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Tags: Year 1

Year 6 week ending 18th March

On Friday, year 6 had a Disney/Marvel character day. They also had a cake sale with other stalls to raise money for Trinity Hospice. They succeeded very well and was able to raise about £70 for an amazing charity. So far we have raised about £190 including the money in a jar, cake sale and Disney…

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Year 6 week ending 18th March

On Friday, year 6 had a Disney/Marvel character day. They also had a cake sale with other stalls to raise money for Trinity Hospice. They succeeded very well and was able to raise about £70 for an amazing charity. So far we have raised about £190 including the money in a jar, cake sale and Disney…

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Tags: Year 6

STEM week 14th-18th March 2016

For STEM week Year 4 have been thinking about the experience of space. We wanted to investigate what it would feel like to go into space and the different things astronauts experience when they are working on the International Space Station. 

In English, we worked in teams to plan an…

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Category: Year 5

MP visits Year 4

Year 4 had a very special visitor on Friday 11th March. Lindsay Hoyle MP came to our class to speak all about being an MP and "What's your story Chorley?" 

Our homework this week is to produce a piece of writing all about Chorley which will be entered into the competition.

 

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Category: Class of 2011

Tests and Trainers

The Stingrays and the Dolphins have been working very hard to complete tests this week. Well done Year 3.

Today we have had fun running a mile for Sports relief around the school field.

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Category: Class of 2019

FSU Sports Relief 2016

A huge thank you for all of the donations received in aid of Sports Relief 2016. The FSU children had great fun running 1/2 a mile around the school field today.  

Next week

Please remember to bring your decorated boiled egg for the competition on Tuesday 22nd March. If you are struggling…

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Category: Class of 2022

Class poems

The Possums have written some amazing poems this week in English, which we are hoping to read  them aloud in the school during assembly. We have all enjoyed taking part in the Sponsored Sports Relief Event this morning. Even the Year 6 teachers managed to jog a few laps!

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Category: Class of 2016

Sport Relief 2016

Our sporting stars in Year 5 took part in a 1 mile run in aid of Sport Relief. They were fantastic! Thank you to Mr Hughes for organising such a successful event and to the parents who came along to support their children.

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Category: Class of 2017

Numbats go Nutty for Sports Relief!

A fantastic effort from everyone! Even Mrs. Straughan managed to run a couple of laps! 

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Category: Class of 2016

Eureka!

All Lower School had a fantastic time at Eureka on Wednesday, learning about how our bodies work and being involved in a 'Destination Space' workshop, looking at life on the International Space Station, firing rockets, space walking and learning what happens to our waste products!

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Category: Lower School (KS1)

Stem Week in Foundation Stage

Wow, what a fantastic week Foundation have had. We have been learning all about how to keep ourselves healthy by deciding which food we should have in our packed lunch.

                                        

We decided that fruit and vegetables were healthy and we should eat lots of these…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

Learning about capacity

We have been getting quite messy in Maths this week. We have been learning about capacity and what this means. We were very excited to know that in our maths lessons we could mess with water but we were actually estimating and testing how many cups of water we needed to fill different…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Science Week Rockets

Science Week

We created space rockets using paper, card and felt. As a class we decided to try and fly our rockets. We used the coke and mentos challenge to create the push force under the rocket. We ended up covered in coke but it was very eductaional. We found that the paper rockets…

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Category: Year 2

Blackpool & the Fylde College Link - Woodwork

This term some students had the opportunity to experience a placement at Blackpool & the Fylde College. Whilst they have been there they have gained a new skill in woodwork; they have been making mug trees and bird houses. They have all enjoyed attending the course and will be sad to see it…

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Category: Whole School Blog

Science Week

As part of Science week Year 2 have been learning about NASA. We have been watching the Apollo 11 mission where Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. We have also designed and labelled our own space rockets. We worked in small groups to discuss features of a space rocket. Later in the week we…

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Category: Year 2

Pop-up Bakery

Students from College 2 ran a pop-up bakery in their classroom. They baked cakes to sell for staff to buy so they could raise money for equipment needed when they move to Westbury Lodge. 

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Category: FE Department

Sport Relief

Paige looks just the job in her sporty outfit for Sport Relief!

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Category: FE Department

Easter Fair

College 1 students have prepared aloe vera and cactus plants to sell on 24th March at the Easter Fair. All the money raised will be spent on next term's enterprise craft items. Frankie, Conor, Connor, Joseph, Hollie, Paige, Luis, Sebastian and Callum worked very hard and did a great job!

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Category: Whole School Blog

Bottle greenhouse

The children have been collecting bottled for our bottle greenhouse and plant stand. The frame for the greenhouse and plant stand were made from old picnic benches. The greenhouse was officially opened at the end of Green Awareness week by the child who had collected the most bottles. The first…

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Category: FSU Blog

Fairtrade!

On Friday 11th March 2016 we spent the day learning all about Fairtrade. The morning started with our parents coming in to share a Fairtrade breakfast with us! It was nice to have a chocolate and banana muffin along with a cup of warm hot chocolate! Our parents joined us in class, where we had…

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Category: Year 3

Climate Change

On Monday 7th March 2016 Year 3 joined in with the whole-school theme of World Climate Week. Pupils arrived in the morning to clue cards laid out on their tables and were asked to guess what day we were celebrating. We enjoyed an assembly by the Eco-Team which started to give us an overview of…

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Category: Year 3

English - Creating Characters!

This week in our English lessons we have been creating our own fairy tale characters. Over the past few weeks we have been reading a variety of fairy tales including The Three Little Pigs, The Princess and the Pea and Hansel and Gretel. We analysed the types of good and bad characters we have been…

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Category: Year 3

Making 3D Owls!

Our topic has focused on thinking about different kinds of predator. We enjoyed seeing the birds of prey so much during our memorable experience that we decided to create our own 3D models to display in our classroom. We carefully observed pictures of different owls and selected the owl we liked…

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Category: Year 3

STEM Week in year 1

Year one took part in STEM week on 14th March -18th March. Our theme was outdoor Space. To begin the week we took a trip around our environment and tried to spot different flowers, plants and trees. We found daisies, dandeliions, lots of daffodils and also had a very nice surprise! We saw a small…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Woodland Crowns

In year 1 we have been learning about instructions. To fit in with our enchanted woodland topic, we made some woodland crowns and were able to write some instructions for everybody else to make them. we were very happy with the final product so couldnt wait to model it for the other class. :) 

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Year 3 Octopus STEM Week

This week the children have been doing work around the theme of Science, espically space. In English, the chidlren have watched a short animation on Johnny delivering a parcel to outer space and they had to write speech for Johnny.  They will complete their English by imagining they are Johnny in…

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Category: Year 3

Fairtrade Day

We had an informative, interactive day learning all about Fairtrade and what it means to support farmers/workers fairly across the globe. The children created replica Fairtrade produce from play dough and placed them on a world map. We then discussed where the different items come from and which…

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Category: Year 5

STEM Week - Science experiment

Year 2 Topic 

We have been designing and creating space rockets. We carried out an investigation today using Diet Coke and mentos mints. We wanted to see if the force created would be enough to help us move our rockets into the air. We will be testing our rockets tomorrow using this…

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Category: Year 2

Year 1 Week Ending 11th March

We have been very busy planting all sorts of seeds this week. We have planted vegetables outside, cress and flowers inside. We will match them over the next few weeks to see if they start to grow. Thank you to all those children who have brought pennies in to fill up our water jar it is filling up…

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Tags: Year 1

Last week in year 3

In English Year 3 learnt about causal conjunctions. In maths they learnt about fractions they were paper that they folded. They also had to find fractions of  amounts and did times tables.On Wednesday they did tectonic plates with Oreos. They make earthquakes. On Thursday they started their…

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Category: The Class of 2019 Blogs

This week in year one willow

This week they have been describing pirates. In maths they have been adding.In the afternoon they watched Newsround.Then they had a  handwritting practise and they worked so hard they danced like pirates.

 

 By Natalia

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Category: The Class of 2023 Blogs

This week in year one Birch

Year 1 Birch

Last week in year one Birch they were quite busy with writing and winning the 'big tenner'.They also wrote a pirate story!

They finished off sience work and started to learn about' Chistopher Columbus!

 

Isabelle Year 1Birch blogger

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Category: The Class of 2021 Blogs

Measuring in STEM Week

Foundation Stage have started STEM week with a BANG! We have been launching rockets, using the foot pump, and investigating which rocket has gone the furthest? 

 

                                                                              

After we had launched the rockets we used the…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

Best of British

On Friday we went to Parklands to watch their 'Best of British' performance.  It was a fantastic show full of singing, dancing and laughter.  It was obvious that a lot of hard work had gone into the production.  Here is what some of our class thought of the show:

 

I liked that the teacher…

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Category: Class of 2010

Science 'drop in' session

A huge thank you to those parents who came to the science 'drop in' session during STEM week! I have to say it got quite competitive at times! Look forward to seeing you all at the next session.

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Category: Class of 2016

World Fair Trade Day

On Friday 11th March, the children learnt about the importance of Fair trade.  Their first activity was to find where certain fair trade produce came from and then to cover the area on a world map with that produce.  The children used coffee, cocoa powder, sugar, tea leaves and raisins. The end…

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Category: Year 3

Counting in french

We used book creator to make our own book on French numbers. We made our own audio to help you hear us.

You can watch our video here! 

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Category: Class of 2021

World Book Day in the Owls

Fantastic costumes from everybody thank you for your great effort. We loved a whole day talking about books!

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Category: Class of 2021

Year 4 Skipping

This afternoon all of Year 4 had the opportunity to have a go at some different types of skipping.  All of the children and staff had lots of fun.  Some children even managed to do the Pretzel!

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Category: Class of 2018

Fairtrade in Foundation Stage

On Friday Foundation Stage had a wonderful time with their parents at the Fairtrade breakfast. 

       

Children learnt about where diffferent foods come from and the difference between fairtrade and non-fairtrade. We watched a video about Pablo's Banana's and found out about where bananas…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

NSPCC Visit

Year 3 and 4 were visited today by Chris and Joan from the NSPCC.  We learned that NSPCC stands for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.  They spoke to us about the different worries and problems that some children might have and we thought about how this might make some…

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Category: Class of 2011

The Curious Incidents of the Orange Juice Carton

ORANGE JUICE MYSTERY?!

Their is a orange juice MYSTERY in the school. Every lunch time an unidentified child keeps taking a orange juice and never actually drinking it. The lunch time ladies say that who ever discovers the culprit gets a golden ticket. So if you get a orange juice at lunch time…

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Snow Day!

We were very excited in red class to find out that it had snowed!

We did multi-sensory learning outside in the snow, we did marching, singing and some mark making and writing!

There wasn't much snow but we made the most of it!

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Category: Red Class

Book Week in Reception

Fun activities for Book Week!

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Category: Class of 2015

Times Table Fun!

In Maths this week Year 3 have been focusing on multiplciation. We have been practising our times tables as well as learning to use grid method for written multiplication. To help us learn the 3 x table facts we have been listening to a 3 x table song to the tune of Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, the…

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Category: Class of 2012

Year 2 week ending 11th March

This week began with a Ju Jit Su demonstration Year 2 enjoyed. They used fruit and vegtables lables to find out where some our food comes from. Then they made posters to show where in the world it came from. They had a fantastic day at Greenlands Farm near Carnforth! They found out more about…

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Tags: Year 2

Week Ending

We have had a very busy week, again this week. We had a visit from Ju Jitsu instructors who demonstrated self-defence moves. We have started a new science topic 'Forces'. Had great fun zooming cars around to test friction and throughing tenice balls in the air test the effect of gravity. 

Thank…

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Tags: Year 5

Week Ending 11.3.16

We have had a very busy week, again this week. We had a visit from Ju Jitsu instructors who demonstrated self-defence moves. We have started a new science topic 'Forces'. Had great fun zooming cars around to test friction and throughing tenice balls in the air test the effect of gravity. 

Thank…

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Tags: Year 5

Week Ending

We have had a very busy week, again this week. We had a visit from Ju Jitsu instructors who demonstrated self-defence moves. We have started a new science topic 'Forces'. Had great fun zooming cars around to test friction and throughing tenice balls in the air test the effect of gravity. 

Thank…

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Tags: Year 5

Year 6 ending 11th of March

This week we had Reconciliation with Father David. The class was well behaved whilst we were in the classroom. On Thursday in P.E were doing Cartoon characters dances; they were very funny. On Friday in the morning, we went outside to squirrel wood to investigate in buddies what each Station of…

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Tags: Year 6

See You At Wimbledon

This week in Year Three the Stingrays and the Dolphins have been lucky to have Mrs Trousdale from Churchill teaching us tennis skills. We are improving our hand/eye co-ordination and learning how to hold a tennis racket. Move over Andy Murray!

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Category: Class of 2019

World Book Day

This week, Year 4 have had fun celebrating our delayed World Book Day!

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Category: Class of 2018

Playing the Drums

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

SATs

We have been working hard for SATs coming up in May.We have been doing some practice papers on Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Mr.Richardson has started a SATs club.SATs club is amazing. We have lots of fun and we also have a little snack.We also play games but it helps us learn a lot of stuff…

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Category: Year 6 Blog

Tags: SATS

World Book Day

The Parrots had a wonderful World Book Day! We shared stories and talked about our favourite characters.

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Category: Class of 2021

Fairtrade Day in Year 1

Y1 took part in Fairtrade day. They learnt that food is grown in different parts of the world, they found out which country their favourite food comes from. The children were surprised to learn to that chocolate begins as a cocoa bean so created some maps showing the process of how chocolate ends…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

Tatton Park

On Tuesday 8th march, 3 children went to Tatton Park to present what are class (year 5) has done so far. First, we made some signs for the garden. We made a sign about the veg pach, the flower bed and the bug hotel. After that, we we went on a tour around the garden and we got to plant some sweet…

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Category: Class of 2017

Tatton Park

On Tuesday 8th march, 3 children went to Tatton Park to present what are class (year 5) has done so far. First, we made some signs for the garden. We made a sign about the veg pach, the flower bed and the bug hotel. After that, we we went on a tour around the garden and we got to plant some sweet…

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Category: Class of 2017

Complex sentences

Today we have made simple, compound and complex sentences. We thought of an example of each and had to guess who was the conjunction, noun and verb in each sentence. I was a narrator who told the whole sentence to the rest of the class. We stuck postit notes on each other. It was sooooo fun!

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Category: Year 3 blog

Money, Money, Money!

Foundation stage have been learning about money this week. 

This week we have been learning about the different coins and which coins we would use to pay for each item in our toy shop. 

Owen could match the right coins to the price tag. 

     

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

Science

During our science lessons on light we have been learning about Isaac Newton and his theory of colours.

 We then created our own puppets and performed a shadow show dramatizing the dispute between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke over Newton’s theory of light and colour.

Some of us even wrote…

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Category: Class of 2009

Times Tables Champions

Just look at all the children who have reached the top of our times tables ladder.  They all know their times tables facts up to 12 x 12, as well as the associated division facts.  Well done!  Some children are very close to reaching the top of our ladder, so keep up the hard…

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Category: Class of 2011

Georgians on a Minibeast Hunt for Science

Georgians went on a minibeast hunt on the school field as part of our Science topic: living things and their habitats.

We found centipedes, worms, wood lice and plenty more.

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Category: Year 4

World Book Day - Georgians

Everyone made a huge effort and dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day.

Today Year 3 and 4  were visited by Andrew Cope, author of Spy Dog, as part of the celebtrations.

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Category: Year 4

Parklands Science Buskers

Last Friday some Year 8 & 9 pupils from Parklands came and worked with our class.

 They worked with the children on a range of sound investigations.  By the end of the afternoon, all the children had made their own instrument.  It was great fun, if a little noisy!

 

 

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Category: Class of 2010

Scented Garden - Science

As part of our topic this term 'The Scented Garden', Year 2 have been planting seeds. We worked in small groups to plant vegetables and herbs. We discussed the ideal habitat for a plant to grow. We used soil, seeds and water. As a class we decided to place our seeds on our class window sill until…

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Category: Year 2

Green Class

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Category: Green Class

My Thinking

Seth ordered numbers from 10 to 1 independently. 

Good work Seth.

 

 

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Category: Green Class

Mark Making

Jack sat and made marks in the sand.

Well done Jack.

 

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Category: Green Class

Spanish Collages

Today we made Spanish collages. We are using Spanish colours which are red and yellow.

We hope you think they look nice.

Gracias!!!!

by Ruby

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: collage

last week in year 6

We learnt about the suffragettes. Suffragettes were a group of women who went on a protest to get the right to vote (as women in 1900 were not allowed to vote). In maths we learnt about area of parallelograms ( x base by the vertical height). In science we learnt about irreverisble changes. We…

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Category: The Class of 2016 Blogs

Last week in Year 6

We learnt about the suffragettes. suffragettes were a group of women who went on a protest to get the right to vote (as women in 1900 were not alowed to vote). In maths we learnt about area of parallelograms x base by the vertical height. In science we learnt about irreverisble changes. We also…

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Category: The Class of 2016 Blogs

Last week in year5

This week in year 5 they have been adding, dividing, subtracting and multiplying by 0.5 and  solving word problems.

Also during the week they were learning about the sinking of the Lusilan from WW1: why it sunk and why America got involved.

In English they were writting about the…

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Category: The Class of 2017 Blogs

Last week in year 2

 Last week year 2 had quite an ordinary friday morning.ln the afternoon it was their class reward and they played cards and then went into year 1 to watch a film which most chidren described as "lots of fun and cool " Some of the children played jenga and some did drawing. year 2 really  enjoyed…

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Category: The Class of 2020 Blogs

This week in year one willow

This week year1 willow have been doing number sentences in Maths and subtracting numbers.In English they have been writing a story about pirates. Aswell they have been practising their spellings.In Topic the've been learning about pirates.

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Category: The Class of 2021 Blogs

Last week in year 3

This week YR3 went out side and made a snow man and some also read with Miss Sturt.On Wednesday they went outside and we did a volcanic eruption with Mentos and coke. In P.E they did three play. They also practised their times tables on the computers.

 

Ellie -Whizz Kid for Year…

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Category: The Class of 2019 Blogs

World Climate Day

World Climate Day

We started our day learning about World Climate Day in assembly. The Schools Eco team discussed the causes of climate change and how it is affecting the world.

Back in class we researched climates around the world. We looked at Spain, Australia, New York, England, Jamaica,…

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Category: Year 2

World Climate Day

Today Foundation Stage have been learning about World Climate Day.

We have been thinking about the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). We thought about the ways in which we waste electricity and then wrote a pledge on a carbon footprint. The children thought of different things they can do to…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

STEM Week Celebrations in Year 5

This week we have celebrated STEM week and have covered a range of activities. We have made rainforest models, exploded a lunch bag, created our own erupting volcano, found out about plant reproduction and made peppermint creams. What a week!

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Category: Class of 2017

Book Week

The children have been involved in all sorts of activities to celebrate Book Week this week. The whole school composed a story together.

Reception started the story and each class added to it. Year 6 edited the story and read it out in celebration assembly on Friday.

The children in year 4…

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Category: Class of 2011

World Book Day (or week) in Year 1

WOW! What a great week we have had celebrating our love of books and reading in Year 1! Our focus this week has been on books containing monsters. We have read 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child' and learnt some great songs too! In English we have been writing descriptions of the Gruffalo…

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Category: Class of 2014

Reading Challenge Update

Year Two are certainly stepping up to the reading challenge this half term. Not only have we had more bronze readers (only four more children need to get their Bronze Certificates) but now have some silver readers too!!

Well done Year Two keep it up! 

 

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Category: Class of 2013

Book Week

Year 5 have had a fun filled week.  They have been involved in a wide range of activities throughout the week, including:

A book scavenger hunt

Reading with parents on Bedtime Story Day

Linking maths to reading by creating graphs about the frequency of letters on the page of a…

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Category: Class of 2010

Southlands Quiz

Well done to all the year six children who took part in the Southlands quiz! We won the runner up trophy for our general knowledge. 

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Category: Class of 2009

World Book Week

World Book Week has been a fantastic experience for Year 2 this year. 

We started it off on Monday with our part of the whole school story, which was passed from class to class to add to it. When it reached Year Six they had the task of editing it. The finished version was read out to the…

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Category: Class of 2013

Week Ending 4th March

What a fabulous book character day we all had . The children looked wonderful . There are some pictures below.

Thank you for coming to your bottles filled with money for our Lenten appeal .Next Friday is silly hat day forfiet £1.

It was also lovely to have so many children for book at…

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Tags: Year 1

World Book Day in Red Class!

Red class celebrated World book day, we dressed up as Jungle animals to match our class theme.

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Category: Red Class

Scary Snakes

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Making a Dinosaur

We have been making a dinosaur from different materials this week; some students used paint and some tissue paper. They are on our display board in class.

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Category: Pink Class

Dinosaurs

Students in Pink Class have been busy ordering dinosaurs in size.

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Category: Pink Class

Year 5's Planting

Wednesday 2nd of March

Year 5 planted chilli peper seeds. What we did was we got some soil and placed into a container. Then we got a plant pot and put our chilli pepper seeds inside of it over the top of some soil.

We went over to the sink and Mr McGlashan watered the seeds. After that we…

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Category: Class of 2017

Birds of Prey Arrive!!

I may look a little scared but it was a very large bird of prey!!  Our topic, Predators was kick started last week with a visit from a variety birds of prey.  The children listened and asked questions to find put about the different types of owls.  There were barn owls, tawny owls and even a…

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Category: Year 3

Music

Gold class enjoyed listening to music from around the world and using the musical instruments.

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Category: Gold Class

3D Shape Hunt

Both Year 4 classes took part in a 3D shape hunt around our school premises.  The children worked in pairs to find the shape locations using their map, then they recorded the 3D shape names #outdoorlearning #geometry.

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Category: Class of 2018

Woodwork

In woodwork we have been making wooden cars. We have used the saw, drill and hammer to make them, and we painted and varnished them.

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Category: Gold Class

Our Favourite Books

As part of World Book Day we have been looking at and reading lots of books.  We picked our favourite book from home or school and wrote about it.

 

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Category: Gold Class

Our booktastic World Book Day

On World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite book character. We had fun drawing and colouring book covers and book marks for a competion.The whole day was magnificent!!!! We went around the school listening to stories and doing activities based on the story, each teacher picked a different…

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Category: Year 3 blog

STEM week 2016

What a fantastic STEM week the Stingrays have had! We made a Mother's Day gift, a model of a shaduf and tested it., planted a mini garden, worked with year 6 and played some Maths games with our friends.

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Category: Class of 2019

STEM week 2016

This week the Dolphins have been designing and making Egyptian shaduffs, to help farmers water their crops on the banks of the River Nile! We had a great time testing our shaduffs to see if they could collect water.

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Category: Class of 2019

Stem Week DT

We designed and made vehicles.

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Category: Class of 2021

Our Giant Mission

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Category: Class of 2021

Giant wanted poster

The other winner.

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Category: Class of 2021

Jack and the beanstalk

The giant escaped from the book and we designed a wanted poster to catch him the best were chosen by the children and here they are.

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Category: Class of 2021

World Book Day

This week we have gone book crazy! We have had lots of fun reading and doing activities around books. We started by creating our own new characters, out of plastercine, for our class novel Journey to the River Sea. We have also looked at the themes of our favourite books, drawn characters from…

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Category: Class of 2009

World Book Day - Harry Potter!

On the 3rd of March 2016 Boarshaw Primary School transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Year 3 Seahorses couldn’t wait to join in the celebrations on this day to celebrate the amazing Harry Potter books by JK Rowling. We arrived in the morning at Platform 9 ¾ with our…

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Category: Year 3

Predator and Prey!

This week we have been using different apps on our iPads to create different kinds of posters. We looked at how simple posters give us key information and have clear images. We worked in pairs to choose a predator and to think about its prey. We used Google images and saved the images and then…

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Category: Year 3

Wanted Predators!

Year 3 Seahorses made some amazing posters this week using an app on the iPads. We have been learning about predators and what makes them so vicious and deadly. We researched key facts about our favourite predator and then created these amazing WANTED posters! We worked in pairs to think carefully…

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Category: Year 3

Foundation at Hogwarts!

Foundation have had a magical day at Hogwarts. 

First we had to be sorted into a house - Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin! It was exciting trying on the Sorting Hat to find out where we were going to be housed. 

 

                 

 

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage

Creating Sunflowers in style of Van Gogh.

As part of ouir topic: Enchanted Woodland, we have been studying fowers and plants. In art we have been focussing on artist Vincent van Gogh. We learnt about him and the particular style he paints with. We were amzed to find out that he doesent paint in long strokes like us but has very short…

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Category: Year 1

Learning about Christianity

This week Year 1 have been learning about the importance of the bible to Christians. We were very excited to have Reverend David Brooks come to visit us to talk about the bible and answer our questions.

The children came up with some very interesting questions such as 'Who wrote the bible?'…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

World Book Week!

 

This week we have been celebrating World Book Week. We have completed activities in class including designing our own book covers and activities related to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory; our current Book Games book. Today has been World Book Day and to celebrate children came to…

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Category: Class of 2012

Harry Potter Day

What a fabulous World Book Day! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  They entered school today at platform 9 and 3/4'S and were met by Harry potter (cardboard cut out I'm afraid).  Each child was placed into a house and they had to earn house points all day.  The winning house will be…

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Category: Year 3

Joseph

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Category: FE Department

Community

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Category: FE Department

B&FC Our College Visit

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Category: Whole School Blog

Enterprise

We can't wait to see our cactus planted........

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Category: FE Department

Enterprise

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Category: FE Department

Enterprise

Callum is busy preparing and painting plant pots for the Easter Fair.

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Category: FE Department

Beebots Activated

The children in Year 3 Octopus were given a challenge!  They had to program the Beebots to move from one object to another.  They could use a left and right turn, forward or backward.  They had a great fun and had to use their knowledge of algorithms as well as estimation.  The children had to…

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Category: Year 3

The Tempest

In English, Year 4 are reading Shakespeare's The Tempest. The play is all about a powerful wizard called Prospero who controls the magical inhabitants of a dessert island using his ancient spell book, staff and mystical spirit servants. We have been using the text as inspiration for creative…

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Category: Year 5

Planting with the Parrots

The Parrots have had a lovely morning planting with Rob and Daniel from FuturesEast. In 12 weeks we are looking forward to radishes and potatoes!

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Category: Class of 2021

STEM Science Quest

We have been learning all about plants today. Planting potatoes, radishes and cress. We labelled he parts of a flower, drew the flower parts and sorted seeds. 

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Category: Class of 2021

Going for a walk

In Orange class we went for a walk and stopped off at the Health Centre. We used the zebra crossings to help us cross the roads safely.

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Category: Orange Class

STEM week - making musical instruments

During STEM week we have been looking at how musical instruments work and have designed and made our own.

We filmed ourselves playing in our bands but haven't worked out how to upload videos to our blogs yet - watch this space!

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Category: Class of 2020

Flowers!

We have been very busy planting lots of different flowers this week! 

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Category: Purple Class

Football League

The school football team had another fixture as part of the Midland League. We played our old foe Linsworth. The lads started well opening up a one nil lead. Fitness started to tell as we found ourselves 4-1 down. A very spirited comeback resulted in us levelling at 4-4 but a last minute winner…

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Category: Secondary

Jewish Challah Bread

Jewish families bake Challah bread for special holidays and with the help of Sharon, our fantastic school cook, we have enjoyed; mixing, stirring, kneading, baking and most importantly, eating Challah bread! Delicious! Photographs of our budding Numbat chefs to follow!

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Category: Class of 2016

Wow! Spring is arriving!

Eddie and Harry have been very busy looking for the 1st signs of Spring on the playing field.

 

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Category: EYFS

Well done Koby!

Well done to Koby for doing a parachute jump on Saturday!  The money he raised from sponsors will be used to buy new equipment for the FE College.  We will upload photos / a video in the next week...

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Category: FE Department

WELCOME TO OUR NEW NEWSPAPER

Hello welcome to our new newspaper with your editors Maisie I and Maisy K in Year 4.

We are here to tell you about all the things that are happening at school from the children's point of view.  This is where children can have their say and learn some new things.

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Category: Clewer Green Digital

Walking through the jungle...

Take a look at what we have planned in Red class over this next half term.

We have already done some fun and exciting learning about jungle animals...so watch this space for photographs!

If you have any ideas then please share, enjoy!

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Category: Red Class

Minecraft

Minecraft is awesome!!!

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Category: Class 2

Tags: local interest

Astley Hall

Visit to Astley Hall

Year Two enjoyed their visit to Astley Hall this week as part of their history topic: Homes in the past. Year Two's focus was how technology has changed over time and how people have been affected by it. We found out lots of information about how the people lived. We…

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Category: Class of 2013

Week Ending 26th February 2016

What a busy first week back.

This week in maths we have been learning all aboutmeasuring with standard and non-standard units (see pictures).

We have been learning the story of the Enormous Turnip in English.

Please remember to keep filling up your water bottles with pennies. Thank…

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Tags: Year 1

Week Ending 26th February 2016

What a busy first week back.

This week in maths we have been learning all about measuring with standard anad non-standard units (see pictures).

We have been  learning the story of The Enormous Turnip in English.

Please remember to keep filling up your water bottles with pennies. Thank you…

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Tags: Year 1

The Book Games!

Every class in KS2 is running a competition called The Book Games.

Throughout the year we are reading different stories as a class.  After reading two books, a winner is chosen.  In the Autumn Term Year 3 read The Fantastic Mr Fox and Flat Stanley. Fantastic Mr Fox was chosen as the winner!

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Category: Class of 2012

Week Ending 26.2.16

I hope you all had a lovely week off. We have settled back into school life well.

This week we have looked angles and writing an explanation text on how to build a space station. This linked with our creative week when we built som fantastic space stations of our…

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Tags: Year 5

Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we have started our new topic 'The Scented Garden'. As part of this topic we are learning about the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 

We started our story telling by bringing the story to life using freeze frames and role play. We worked in small groups to retell parts of…

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Category: Year 2

Year 1 trip to Astley Hall

Thankfully, Tuesday morning was a beautiful sunny morning and Year 1 were able to walk to Astley Hall on a history trip. On our journey we looked at houses. We have been learning about Tudor, Victorian and modern homes as part of our topic.We spotted different examples of houses and even noticed…

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Category: Class of 2014

Scented Garden

In Year 2 this half term our topic is the Scented Garden. This week we have been learning about plants and we visited the school sensory garden to look at the Spring flowers. We will be learning about plants and how they grow through our science lessons. We we able to label the parts of a plant…

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Category: Year 2

Week Ending 26th February

This week Year 6 enjoyed their sessions on the Life Bus. We learned that energy drinks don't give you energy and that caffine is a legal drug. On Friday, we displayed our cushions that we designed and made during 'Be Creative Week!' See the photos on the gallery

Certificates

Writing:…

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Tags: Year 6

Jack and the Beanstalk

We loved making a movie of Jack and the beanstalk. If we are not acting we may be talking or recording.

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Category: Class of 2021

'Astronaut Challenge' Set by Tim Peake

All the children in Lower School have this week completed a challenge set by British Astronaut, Tim Peake. They have built space structures, carried out a space sports activity and tried some special space food sent from NASA!

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Category: Lower School (KS1)

Birds of Prey

Here are some more photographs from our visit. 

      

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Category: Year 3

Yellow Music Lesson

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Tatton Park Flower Show

This past week we have been given out homework on what sort of flowers we would like in our Matilda Garden. We have also being making modles for the last couple of days making mini versions of the matilda the winning one was Harvey's, Evie's, Tessa's And Isobel's modal of the garden. We had to…

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Category: Class of 2017

Worm Hunt

This week we went on a worm hunt. We investigated whether worms had senses. Our worms wriggled and writhed at the smell of vinegar! #sharks

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Category: Class of 2018

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

The FS2 children have had a fantastic first week back and are ready to get more stars in their brains!

This week we have continued to learn about Space. The children have enjoyed zooming to the moon in the rocket role play area, exploring moon sand, blow painting aliens, learning new tricky…

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Category: Class of 2022

Class Debate

Our class have chosen topics that interest them to debate this week. We re-arranged the classroom with debating tables For/Against. After the arguments were heard, the class did a secret ballot giving reasons for their decision. The votes were counted and the motion was either carried or denied.…

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Category: Class of 2016

Persuasive Writing

We have been using all of our writing skills to try and tempt one another to buy our chocolates. We used vocabulary such as; luscious, lemon treats, delicious, dreamy delights and whole nuts embraced in smooth milk chocolate. These aren't just any old phrases, these are fantastic Numbat phrases!…

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Category: Class of 2016

Map making and Bee bots with the Butterflies

Bee bots with the Butterflies

The Butterflies have been working with SCITT student Miss Collings this week, we have worked on estimation, map making, direction and lots of other fun things! We really enjoyed estimating different sized marshmallows (eating them aswell), making our maps and…

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Category: Class of 2020

Art Attack

We have been learning about the art of Vincent Van Gogh. It has inspired us to do our own paintings. The stingrays painted flowers and the Dolphins chose to paint desert landscapes to show what we have learned about line and shape in our art lessons.

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Category: Class of 2019

Fairy Tales

Year 3 Seahorses have been learning all about fairy tales this week in English. We have been reading the fairy tales of The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel and the Princess and the Pea. We identified the key features of fairy tales, what the similarities and differences were and had a try…

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Category: Year 3

Birds of Prey

Year 3 Seahorses had some very special visitors today! The beautiful birds of prey came to visit us from Wise Owl Bird Sanctuary. They brought with them a variety of birds including the barn owl, little owl, eagle owl, harris hawk and American Kestral. The birds started off our topic in a very…

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Category: Year 3

The Book Games

In Year 6, we love reading and listening to a good class novel!  We have a competition running called 'The Book Games' where the books we read compete against each other.  We have read  'The Wickford Doom' by Chris Priestley and this is battling it out with our current class novel 'The journey to…

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Category: Class of 2009

Fantastic numbers

In maths this week Foundation have been learning all about numbers and how to count. We have also been learning how to find one more and one less.  We were counting out sweets in a bag and matching them to the correct numeral and we also worked out one more and one less. 

The cheeky…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Clarinet Practise

The children in Year 3 Octopus's have been having a hoot on Thursday afternoons.  They have all been learning to play the clarinet by a lovely lady Jemima from the music service.   The children have learnt how to put the clarinet together and then how to blow.  Which we have found out is not as…

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Category: Year 3

Hocus Pocus

This week Foundation have been reading the story Hansel and Gretel as part of our topic about witches and wizards.

The children have been acting out the story in our story shed. We have had some very nasty witches and some fantastic acting!

     

The children have also built their…

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Category: Reception

Tags: Foundation Stage , Nursery

Fraction Fun

The parrots have been learning about fractions. We did this with shapes first but somehow the children preferred it when we used chocolate!

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Category: Class of 2021

Foot Spa

Thomas enjoyed a foot spa this morning.

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Category: Gold Class

Georgina Talking about her Friends

Georgina has been talking about what she thinks of her friends. Here is what she wrote about her friend Anisa. 

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Category: Gold Class

William Writing about his Friends

William has been talking about what he thinks of his friends and staff and has been writing it down in sentences.

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Category: Gold Class

Chestnut the Guinea pig

The children gave Chestnut the foundation stage guinea pig a lovely cuddle after the February half term holiday. They love to stroke him and feed him.

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Category: Class of 2023

Special delivery for the Tree Frogs

Yesterday we got a very exciting parcel delivered to our classroom it was a mystery! This week we have been learning about persuasive writing and when we opened the parcel it was a letter from the fairytale character Jack. He had a difficult decision to make and needed our help. Jack had to decide…

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Category: Class of 2017

All about us!

The year 5 Capybara class have been writing the story of their life so far. The children then selected a famous person to research and wrote a biography about them.

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Category: Class of 2017

Year 3 Octopus Haiku Poetry

The children in Year 3 octopus began their new topic this week, PREDATOR! They will be dsicovering about different birds of prey and other predaors from around the world.  We began our English lessons learning about Haiku poems.  We read and discussed Predaor and Prey poem.  The children learnt…

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Category: Year 3

The Book Games

In Year 5 we are running a competition called The Book Games.

Throughout the year we are reading different stories in class.  After reading 2 books, a winner is chosen.  In the Autumn Term we read Stig of the Dump and The Mischievians.  The children chose The Mischievians as the…

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Category: Class of 2010

Year 1 hunting for fairies!

Year 1 went on a very special hunt this week and they got very excited about what they found! We went for a walk in the Enchanted Woodland, reading clues as we went along. We discovered lots of evidence of REAL FAIRIES! The clues led us to lots of different things that they had left for us like…

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Category: Year 1

Tags: Year 1

The Book Games

In Year 4, we love reading and listening to a good class novel!  We have a competition running called 'The Book Games' where the books we read compete against each other.  In Autumn term, we read The Witches by Roald Dahl versus 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis.  We enjoyed…

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Category: Class of 2011

You've got to hand it to Year 4.......we are great at handball!

This term, Mrs Smith from Southlands High School, will be working with Year 4 on learning how to play handball.  Today, the children were introduced to the sport and had the opportunity to learn some important skills that will be useful when we are playing the game.  We learned how to catch and…

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Category: Class of 2011

Rossano Enjoying the Sensory Pod

Rossano enjoyed the touch screen aquarium in the Sensory Pod.

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Category: Pink Class

Georgia Watching Trains in Green Class

Georgia really enjoyed watching the trains and laughed as they passed.

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Category: Green Class

Having fun in Green Class

Seth and Peter enjoyed building towers in the tent.

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Category: Green Class

Spring has arrived!

Spring has arrived in Purple Class.

We really enjoyed our first day back in school, especially in our 'Flower Shop' role play corner and also in our 'Plants and Flowers' area.

Here are some pictures from today!

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Category: Purple Class

Simon's Tiger

In Art today we have been learning about Henri Rousseau and looking at the famous painting of a tiger called 'Surprise Attack'.  Simon drew a tiger independently and was also wearing his favourite tiger shirt which he compared to his picture!

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Category: FE Department

Making and Testing Vehicles

We have all worked very hard to build our vehicles. They are fantastic!

When we tested them in the hall some of them travelled a long way.

Well done Learning Lions.

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Category: Class of 2015

Pancake Day

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday we enjoyed choosing pancake toppings to taste.

We added the toppings ourselves and decided which was our favourite. Yum yum!

 

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Category: Class of 2015

Measuring Madness!

We have been using a range of fruit and vegetables this week to compare and measure their weights. One group had the difficult challenge of ordering 13 fruits and vegetables from lightest to heaviest using one balance scale! Other groups compared 3 or 4 fruits. Later we used cubes to estimate the…

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Category: Class of 2014

Measures

Measuring

Look at us measuing using centimetres and metres in the playground.

Children in Antarctica and Africa groups peer supported the children in  Asia and South America groups with using a ruler.

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Category: Class of 2013

#SID2016

This week we have taken part in #SID2016 - Safer Internet Day 2016. We have focused on what we would do if we came across something we didn't like on the internet or if someone tried to contact us online. We also thought about being kind to others through technology. We watched a short video about…

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Category: Class of 2014

Internet Safety Day

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 9th  February was Safer Internet day. Year Two focused on why we shouldn't give our personal details out on the web. We watched a short vidoe from Hector's World to show how important it is not to share our details. Then we designed a poster to say what we should do…

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Category: Class of 2013

Internet Safety Day

 

Who do we talk to if we see something online that we don't like? How can we be kind to each other online?

 We thought about these questions and watched a short video with a little song to help us remember what we have learned.  

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Category: Class of 2015

Internet Safety Day

Internet Safety Day

This week we have been looking at different ways of staying safe online. These are some of our E-Safety tips:

  • A new friend online is still a stranger.
  • Tell a trusted adult about cyber bullying.
  • Never upload pictures that show which school you go to.
  • Don't open…

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Category: Class of 2009

Pancake Day

Pancake Day In Year Two

Year Two have had a great time this week. We found out that syrup was our favourite pancake topping in our maths session using statistics.

In the afternoon we tasted pancakes and all the different toppings. Yum!

 

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Category: Class of 2013

Safer Internet Day!

This week we have been learning about how to stay safe on the internet. Firstly we looked at a range of different scenarios and thought about what we would do to stay safe.  Later in the week we invited parents in to share our learning. We told parents the rules regarding internet safety and made…

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Category: Class of 2012

Spring 1 Topic Burps, Bottoms and Bile

This half term Year 4 have been learning all about the digestive system as part of our topic. 

In English we have been writing explanation texts about how to keep teeth healthy, along with fantasy narratives to describe food's incredible journey through the digestive system!

As part of our…

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Category: Year 5

Science Time!

Year 3 conducted a very interesting experiment to find out why Icarus really fell from the sky. We set up our 'wings' made from feathers and melted wax in four different sets of conditions and then observed what happened in each of these conditions. We were shocked at our results! 

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Category: Year 3

Greek Feast!

Year 3 hosted a Greek day today! We came into school dressed up as Greek Gods and Goddesses! We enjoyed a Greek feast and participated in many Greek activities like writing our own myths and the Greek Olympics! 

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Category: Year 3

Parent Event

Year 3 invited their parents in as part of our 'express' element of our topic. During this event we wanted to present our parents with the work we had produced and they key facts we had found out about the Ancient Greeks. 

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Category: Year 3

E-safety in Year 3 Seahorses

David Brooks came to visit our school and talked to the children about ways in which we can keep ourselves safe online. We talked about dangers which are out there and what is meant by personal information. We found the session really interesting! 

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Category: Year 3

Chinese New Year

Year 3 have been celebrating Chinese New Year this week. We created our own Chinese dragons and lanterns to help bring in the Year of the Monkey! 

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Category: Year 3

Hollywood

This term we have been looking at Hollywood and getting dressed up ready for the red carpet. 

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Category: FE Department

Reflection Investigation!

In Sceince in Year 3 we have been learning about light.

Today we thought about reflection and which materials refelct light.

We conducted an investgation to see which material would be the most reflective for a school bag, to ensure our safety when walking home from school in the…

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Category: Class of 2012

Making model vehicles

We made our model vehicles today. It was messy but lots of fun, we followed our designs very well and they turned out really well. We are looking forward to taking them home after the holiday when all the paint has dried!

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Clarinets

Year 3 have really enjoyed their clarinet lessons which have been taking place every Thursday! We have had so much fun and are beginning to play different notes independently! 

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Category: Year 3

Greek Plates

Year 3 have been using clay to create their own Greek plates! We looked for design ideas and then created our own. We used sticks to carve our patterns and pictures into the clay. We are waiting for our clay to dry so we can paint our plates! Watch out for updates on Twitter @BoarshawP 

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Category: Year 3

Greek Dances!

Year 3 created a Greek dance to please the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece! They decided to use the famous myth of Theseus and Minotaur and performed their dances to music! 

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Category: Year 3

Wings of Icarus!

Year 3 listened to the Greek myth called Daedalus and Icarus. We thought carefully about how Icarus had a set of wings made from feathers and melted wax. We thought carefully about which materials were suitable or not to make wings out of. We designed, created and evaluated our own set of wings.…

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Category: Year 3

Greek Vases

Year 3 looked at Greek artefacts and investigated the colours and patterns which were very common. We used this as inspiration for our own Greek vases. We designed and made our own Greek vases, thinking carefully about what pictures and patterns we could use. 

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Category: Year 3

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch!

Year 3 took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. Pupils made their own birdfeeders to hang up round school and in their own gardens at home. We went out and watched to see how many birds we could spot! Miss Riaz will feedback our results to the RSPB. 

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Category: Year 3

Making Soup

Learning all about healthy food and making warm winter soup.

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Category: FE Department

Conor Work Experience

Conor made this wonderful chocolate cake at work and was able to take it home for tea.

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Category: Whole School Blog

Making Valentine's Day Biscuits

We worked with Mrs Ripley in small groups to weigh and measure our ingredients to make heart shaped biscuits for Valentine's Day. They tasted very yummy!

 

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Category: Year 3

Safer Internet Day

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day. School discusses internet safety on a regular basis. Yesterday the focus for the children was to look at a range of scenarios and discuss how to keep themselves safe on line.  During the day we established that all of the children know what to do if something…

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Category: Class of 2010

Ash Wednesday

We have been learning in our Come and See work about 'Gathering' we gathered together this morning for Ash Wednesday where we all received the ashes in a cross on our foreheads. This is a sign to show that we love Jesus and it is the start of Lent.

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Category: FSU Blog

Internet Safety Day

Tuesday 9th February

Today was Safer Internet Day.  In Year 4, we came up with our own recipes for a better internet, which got us talking about some of the ways in which we can make sure we stay safe, while being online.  We then took part in some drama dilemmas.  We were given a scenario to…

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Category: Class of 2011

Baking

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Pink Class Making Toast

In Pink Class we have been following simple instructions and using communication boards to make toast.

 

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Category: Pink Class

Magic Carpet Ride

This term Green Class have been on a 'Magic Carpet Ride', we visited Eygpt where we made Egyptian collars. We then went on our journey to the 'Jungle' where we looked at different animals and chose which one we wanted to make a mask. We flew off to the 'Great Barrier Reef' to see all the fish and…

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Category: Green Class

Pancake Day

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Category: Green Class

Pancakes

Green Class had great fun tossing their pancakes today. We all enjoyed eating them too!

Check out our gallery to see us having fun.

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Category: Green Class

Safer Internet Day 2016

Today we have been learning about how to be safe on the internet.

We decided to 'Share a heart' which gives other people top tips about how to stay safe online. 

We really enjoyed today. It was Great! 

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: SID

Blast off 2!

Here is a video of us firing a rocket on our playground!

We hope you like it. 

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: rocketlaunch

Blast off!

Last week we all got to launch the rockets we had made in class with Mr. Howarth from the high school.

Kevin's rocket flew an amazing 61m and landed in the middle of our school field!

It was great fun!

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: rocket

Pancake day

We made pancakes today as it is the day before the start of Lent. We enjoyed making them and we had them with lemon and sugar.

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Category: FSU Blog

Chinese New Year

Monday 8th February Year 2 have been learning about Chinese New Year. We know that 2016 is the year of the Monkey.

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Category: Year 2

Premier League Round 1 Winners!

Congratulations to our football team on a wonderful team performance at the Manchester United Premier League competition, this week. The boys, really held their nerve as the final went to penalties! A fabulous save, followed by a confident goal secured the team in winning position.

The team…

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Category: PE & Sport Blog

Tags: PE and Sport

Schools Alive

Four of the FE Performing Arts Group are going to the Grand Theatre tonight to take part in Schools Alive.  Unfortunately Joanne is off school poorly so Jodie has had to step in and learn the part today before the show tonight!  Well done Jodie!  They will be performing a 'Take That' tribute and a…

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Category: FE Department

Tatton Park Flower Show

Last week we have been working and designing our backdrop for our garden. We have already decided on the backdrop, Crunchem hall.

We had done a class vote but half the class went for Ms.Honey's cottage but we ended up having Crunchem hall. Now we are deciding on our garden plan once we have…

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Category: Class of 2017

Performance Poetry

Tudor Class created their own poems in groups based on different poems they had listened to throughout the term. Please enjoy watching our performance poetry!

 

We also had fun performing different poems written by different authors to the class.

 

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Category: Year 3

Week ending 5.2.16

Week ending     5.2.16

We were very excited to watch British astronaut Tim Peake in a question and answer session from the space station .It was fascinating to see what it looked like and to hear about life in space.

We were also one of the few classes that were able to go on the life bus on…

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Tags: Year 5

What has Year 1 been up to this week ?

This has been a very varied week.The children have now finished there self portraits and they are desplayed in the hall.Remember to take a look on Parents Evening.

We also went out in Squirrel Wood to take part in the Bird Watch . There are some pictures in the gallery about that.

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Tags: Year 1

What has Year 1 been up to this week ?

This has been a very varied week.The children have now finished their self portraits and they are desplayed in the hall. Remember to take a look on Parents Evening.

We also went out in Squirrel Wood to take part in the Bird Watch . There are some pictures in the gallery about that.

Our…

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Tags: Year 1

Week Ending 5th February

It's been another busy week in Year6.

Unfortunately our Life Bus sessions were cancelled due to illness. Our new sessions are on Tuesday 23rd of February-something to look forward to.

On Wednesday we spent a calm half an hour in Squirrel Wood taking part in the Big School Birdwatch

Next…

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Tags: Year 6

Horticulture

The Horticulture lesson was very busy this morning. We planted garlic in the vegetable raised beds, we hope for a good crop this year.In the greenhouse the students sowed cauliflower seeds in trays. Grow Blackpool came in to support us and we made two bug houses, these are by the school front door…

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Category: FE Department

Yoga

The College Group are taking part in relaxation and yoga on Friday afternoon. All the students in College 1 are starting to know in which order exercises are in. We all enjoy the relaxation after a busy week. Don't forget to try it at home....

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Category: FE Department

Interview with Mr Vaughan

What is your favourite sport?

Football and Golf both which I play quite badly!

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for about 17 years 

What's your favourite subjects?

My favourite subjects are Literacy and Maths

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Miss Kitt

Where were you born?

Blackpool is were I was born .

 

What is your favourite hobby?

Dancing and working hard.

 

How long have you been working at our school?

Nearly 8 years

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Blogging about school

In school our topic is : 

in 5/6 where doing about Tim Peake to his mission to space and year 6 made paper balloons and then painted it to make it look like a planet .

In 3/4 they made volcanos and have then written about them .

Years 1 and 2 their topic has been Family Album.  They have…

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Carleton Green Teachers

First we would like to say that our teachers are best!  The head teacher is Mrs McGrath she is the kindest most spectacular head teacher you can find. Our deputy head is the funniest magnificent deputy head teacher at Carleton Green. Mr Boyd is the best KS1 leader.  Miss Clarkson is a kind and…

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Making vehicles

This afternoon we made a train, a rocket and a truck using the Bauplay construction set. We used diagrams and plans to make them. They turned out very well and we really enjoyed making them. Next week we are going to make our own vehicles.

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Tags: amazing

Happy Chinese New Year - Kung Hei Fat Choi!

In Year Three we have learning about the story of the Chinese Zodiac - The Great Race. In the story, the king; the Jade Emperor orgainses a race across the river, the first 12 animals who finished the race would have a year named after them. We read the story in class and discussed each of the…

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Category: Class of 2012

Year 4 Debate.....

In English, we have been looking at discussion texts and exploring different reasons people might have for or against an issue.  Today, we worked with a partner to practise our debating skills.  We were given different discussion statements and one partner had to speak for the statement, whilst…

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Category: Class of 2011

Chocolate Mud

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

Star Fish

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Category: Purple Class

Georgia communication

Georgia was able to find the correct letter to match a 3 letter word.

 

Well done Georgia.

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Category: Green Class

Luke communication

Luke was able to find the correct letters of his name and sound out the letter E.

Well done Luke.

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Category: Green Class

Stick Man

We have read Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, and listened to an audio CD. The children couldn’t quite understand that the CD player didn’t have a screen!

If you are visiting the park or woodlands this week, and you find any small sticks, please could you wash them and send them into…

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Category: Nursery

Learning about rocks

Today we have been looking at how rocks change over time. We were shaking bottles of water with rocks in to show weathering and erosion. Some of the pieces broke off.

By Josie

 

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Category: Year 3 blog

Tatton Park Flower Show 2016

Over the past couple of weeks, Year 5 have been brainstorming ideas with the class about the Tatton Park Flower Show that we'll be taking part in ths year. All of the schools taking place have got a different musical and ours is Matilda. We have been reading the book, watching the film,  making…

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Category: Class of 2017

Reading Challenge Update

Here are some more photos from our very enjoyable Reading Challenge afternoons. Thank you so much to those parents who were able to attend and for their enthusiastic participation!  We are making great progress with our Reading Challenge and several children may even achieve their Bronze Reader…

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Category: Class of 2015

Enjoying Reading

We love reading books in Year One! This week we read Julia Donaldson's book 'Tabby McTat'. We listened to an audio version whilst sat in small groups. One child from each group was in charge of the book and turning the pages. It was a great book - we particularly enjoyed how each line rhymes. We…

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Category: Class of 2014

Year One - Around our School

Year One have been completing their Geography topic by finding human features they have identified on Google Maps around our school. They spent time around the grounds to find the actual features they have spotted online when they looked at the school from above. They had fun recording these…

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Category: Class of 2014

Greek Myths!

This week in English we have been learning about Greek Myths. We really enjoyed listening to the myth about Theseus and Minotaur! We ordered the events from the myth and used our key vocabulary to perform it for our peers! We have some great actors and actresses in our class! 

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Category: Year 3

World Religion Day

Year 3 celebrated and found out about Islam on World Religion Day. We tried eating traditional sweets, which is a way Muslims usually begin Eid celebrations. The children really enjoyed dressing up in traditional Muslim clothes and looking at how the 'wudu' (the washing before prayer) is…

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Category: Year 3

Local area walk.

We visited the local area of Boarshaw as Street Detectives. 

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Category: Year 2

Street Detectives

Our topic this term is Street detectives. Keeping checking the blog to see some of our street detective work. 

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Category: Reception

Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge

WOW...Just look at all the chilldren who have read 4 or more books since we started our challenge!

Everyone has been able to add leaves to our tree today. Well done Yr2! Let's see if we can add another two leaves next week from everyone. 

Remember a leaf for every…

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Category: Class of 2013

Rosettes!

We found out that the Ancient Greeks were the first to host the Olympics! We decided to follow a set of instructions to create our own rosettes! Look how fabulous they look!

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Category: Year 3

Weekending 29.1.16

We are working through our space topic and this week we have been gazing at the moon. We now understand what happens to the moon during its 28 day cycle. Unfortunately, we have come to the end of our super hero battle in PE, but we really enjoyed it. 

The life bus is here next week and our…

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Tags: Year 5

Out of this world story writing

This week we have been writing our stories based on the books by Simon Bartram, which we have been enjoying reading in class. The children have written some great stories about Bob, the man on the moon. Well done everyone in Year 2! 

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Tags: astronaut

Islamic artwork

As part of World Religion Day we created Islamic artwork.

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Category: Year 2

World Religion Day

Parents joined us in Year 2 to celebrate World Religion Day. 

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Category: Year 2

Detective walk around the local area

We visited the local area as street detectives.

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Category: Year 2

Street Detectives

Our topic this term is Street Detectives. We have been writing character descriptions and stories. 

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Category: Year 2

Telling the time

We have been able to show intervals of time using analogue clocks. 

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Category: Year 2

Childs thoughts

We have a range of clubs during Fun Friday a selection of our clubs are juggling with Mr Vaughan ,blogging with Mr Boyd and also art with Miss Hardman.

Here are some quotes from a child about their mosaic activity that they take part in:

Mosaics is amazing !!!

Mine is amazing ,fun and…

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All about fun Friday

today we went round the school to find out what goes on in fun Friday. We found quite a lot of interesting groups. First of all there is juggling Mr Vaughan leads juggling.  

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The interview of Mrs Hicks

Why did you come to this school?

 

Because my children came.

What age where you when you came?

Over 45 but under 55

What would you do when you retire?

Live in my caravan.

Do you like what they've done to the school?

Yes I do.

What have you enjoyed since you've been…

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Fun Friday

Blogging : In blogging we write notes like I am and we blog about the school and activities . 

Juggling : In juggling they learn how to juggle .

Lego : In Lego they make amazing  buildings and then test them out with there own Lego figures .

Art : In art they make creations like the moon…

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Chinese Dragon

Alicia really enjoyed making a Chinese dragon and using it to do a dragon dance. 

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Category: Gold Class

Chinese Dragon

Matthew enjoyed making a Chinese dragon today.

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Category: Gold Class

Chinese Dragon

David enjoyed making a Chinese dragon and doing a dragon dance with it!

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Category: Gold Class

William at St Mary's School

Today William went to St Mary's school to do P.E and had lots of fun.

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Category: Gold Class

Alicia at St Mary's School

Today Alicia went to St Mary's school to do P.E and had a great time.

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Category: Gold Class

The Romans

In Tudors we all tried on a Roman helmet to see how heavy it would have been for a Roman soldier to wear. 

 

 

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Category: Year 3

More Good Vibrations

Today we took part in a Science round robin afternoon for our topic of Sound and Hearing.  We worked in groups rotating around different activities.  All the activities got us investigating and thinking scientifically about how sounds are made and how we can change them.  We found out lots of…

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Category: Class of 2011

Jemima Puddle Duck Pizzas

We made Jemima Puddle Duck pizzas. We used muffins, cheese, tomato purée, ham, sweet corn and peppers.

We toasted the muffins then added the toppings and then placed them under the grill.

 

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Category: FSU Blog

Good Vibrations

Year 4 have been enjoying their new Science topic all about Sound and Hearing.  In class, we played a game where we had to listen to and identify everyday sounds.  Some were easier than others and it made us think about how important our hearing is to us.  We also had the chance to work with a…

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Category: Class of 2011

Good vibrations

Year 4 have been enjoying their new Science topic all about Sound and Hearing.  In class, we played a game where we had to listen to and identify everyday sounds.  Some were easier than others and it made us think about how important our hearing is to us.  We also had the chance to work with a…

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Category: Class of 2011

PE

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Category: Yellow Class (Early Years)

What a Muddy Mess!

This week we have been playing with the farm animals in mud!

We all really enjoyed it.

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Category: Red Class

Writing in Purple Class

Here we are practicing our writing skills on the Interactive Whiteboard.

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Category: Purple Class

A Great Start!

Year 5 have had a fantastic start to 2016.  We are currently working really hard on our El Dorado project, which the children are finding great fun. 

Just a quick reminder - PE is now on a Tuesday and Wedndesday.  On Tuesdays the children will be completing outdoor activities, so will need warm…

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Category: Class of 2010

Making Hansel and Gretel Masks for our Role Play

We have been continuing with our fairytale theme, making masks for our role play and talking about different characters in Hansel and Gretel. 

 

 

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Category: Pink Class

Good Morning Everyone

Scarlett likes using the ALI boards to say good morning and tell everyone how she is feeling.

 

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Category: Green Class

Well Done Luke

Luke was able to point to and name parts of the body when asked.

Well done Luke.

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Category: Green Class

Matthew Work Experience

Matthew has been working in the cafe at Danbro.  He has been making drinks and helping to keep the place clean and tidy.  Well done Matthew!

 
 

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Category: FE Department

Joanne Work Experience

Joanne has been working at the CLC Bookshop.  She has been helping to stock the shelves with books and stationery, polished the book shelves, used the till, counted coins and done lots of admin jobs.  Well done Joanne!

 

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Category: FE Department

Muttakin Work Experience

Muttakin has been working at the Post Office Sorting Office.  He has been sorting and grouping leaflets and while he was there he found out about safety in the workplace.

 

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Category: FE Department

Conor Work Experience

Conor has been working at The Independent Living Centre in the cafe.  He has been helping to prepare and cook food, and do some cleaning and washing.  Well done!  

 

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Category: FE Department

Victorians

This term Year 1 will be learning about Victorians. We will be exploring the differences and similarities between Clewer Green's school uniform and what Victorian children would have worn to school.  Year 1 children will also learn about what school was like for a Victorian child along with the…

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Category: Year 1

Metro Bank

Year 3 visited Windsor Metro Bank and learned all about Savings, Budgets and Banking. We even got to visit the vault and meet Metro Man!

 

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Category: Year 3

An interview with Mr. Boyd

How long have you been in this school for?

2 years.

Where were you born?

Northen Ireland.

How long have you been a teacher for?

11 years

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Space week

In Year 2 this week we have been learning about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. We watched a film clip of the moon landing then pretended to be astronauts and acted it out ourselves. We also drew some great pictures of the our planet, Earth, in space. It has been lots of…

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Category: Year 2 Blog

Tags: astronaut

Amazon to create 2,500 UK jobs

Amazon says it will take on 2,500 new permanent staff in the UK this year, bringing its total number of UK employees to 14,000.

The online retailer will also create thousands more jobs elsewhere in Europe.

It is investing to expand its European operations, including its warehouses, known as…

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Category: Careers

Interviewing Mr Jones

Mr Jones 

What's you favourite type of lesson?             What's your favourite sport?

Maths                                                            Cricket 

What's your favourite classroom?                 What's your favourite day in a week? 

Eagles                              …

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Interview with Mrs Prescot

Today we interviewed Mrs Prescot to ask about being a teacher. 

How long have you been a teacher? 

She has been a teacher for 10 years. 

Then we asked her what inspired you to be a teacher?

She said she got inspired be her lovely teacher. 

We asked her what was your favourite…

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An interview with Mr.Cox

How long have you been a teacher for?

A few years.

Where were you born?

Blackpool,is where I was born

What are your hobbies?

Cycling and playing in a band!

How long have you been in the band for?

4/5 years!!

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Enterprise

The Enterprise Group are making things to sell. All the money we raise is used to buy more supplies to make more craft items.This term we are making candle holders and planting cactus plants to sell at the Easter Fair.

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Category: Whole School Blog

Sensory in Pink Class

Rossano and Jack using our new trampoline and thoroughly enjoying it.

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Category: Pink Class

Horticulture

The Horticulture Group prepared the raised beds in the garden ready for planting onions and garlic.We dug horse manure into the soil and turned the soil over.The group worked very hard and did a great job.

 

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Category: Whole School Blog

Alien Invasion!!!

We have made aliens out of playdoh, one alien looked like Iron Man! They all look very good.

 

by Ruby

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Category: Year 4/5 Blog

Tags: alien

Coprolite from the past.

On Wednesday 13th January 2016,Year 4 were told to dissect faeces. It was also known as coprolite.

 

First, MIss Slack gave us some coprolite. We dissected the fossillised poo to find out what people ate in Roman and Stone Age times. We used a magnifyling-glass,a plastic sick and…

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

stone age jewellery

On Wednesday the 20th of January, we made a stone age necklace out of bones (dough).We had 10 mins to make a neclace out of a piece of string, some dough and two pieces of paper. First we had to make the jewellery out of dough. Next we had to pluck a hole through the piece of dough. Next we got…

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Category: The Class of 2023 Blogs

Being an Archaeologist

On wednesday 13th January 2016, Year 4 dissected coprolite (fossilised poo!) to find out what people ate in the stone Age and Roman times.

At the beginning of the lesson, Miss Slack gave each group a coprolite.She told us that it was faeces and we had to dissect it to look for evidence of the…

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

Poo of the past!!!

On Wednesday 13  January 2016, we dug through some coprolite. We did it because in our topic we have been acting as archaeologists. 

By the poop we had, we found out food that people in either the stone age or Roman age ate.

As we dissected the coprolite, we spotted loads of nuts and seeds,…

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

We Have Been Dissecting Poo!

On the 13th January,at Linden Road, Y4 dissected coprolite. At first we thought it was disgusting! Everyone shouted "Ewww!" But we did it because we were pretending to be archaeologists (It was actually fun!)

As well as getting evidence out of the poo but we searched for:

melon…

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

Being Archaeologists

 

Year  4 dissected coprolite. We had touch the coprolite which is another word for poo but  it was pretend. We had to get the food from it that people digested.

I am telling you it was not nice it actually felt real. I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO  BE SICK. Me and my partners, Kaya and Rio…

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

Coprolites

On Wednesday 13th January 2016, we dissected poo and we found lots of fish bones and seeds.The poo is COPROLITE well that is the sciencetific name any way and it is (fosolised poo). We found evidence of what people ate in the past.                                                                  …

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

Poo From The Past!!!!

Last week, on the 13th January 2016AD, year 4 pretended to be archaeologists. We had to dissect coprolite to find the different foods people ate in the past. We had to guess if the copilite came from the Romans or the Stone Age. The tools we used were a magnifying glass, a petra dish and a plastic…

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Category: The Class of 2018 Blogs

Being an Archaeologist

On Wednesday 13th 2016 in the afternoon, year4 were being archaeologists at school. We were doing it so we knew what the Romans and stone age ate. Being archiolagist means have to touch Faeces (poo!) We pulled it apart and found undigested foods and there were grains, nuts, wheat grains,…