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- During our World War II topic we have been learning about The Blitz. Last week we researched different silhouette artists; we made notes about this style and how different artists use silhouettes.
Over the next few weeks, we will be making our own Blitz silhouette picture.
Today we experimented with different media to create our background. We each made three versions. Next week we will be deciding which version is our favourite and using this for our picture.
Here we are hard at work!
- Can anyone remember what our guide said about the hats that the different classes wore? Top hats, bowler hats and flat caps signified wealth.
- Here are some more pictures from our day. From the early spinning and weaving machines which were operated manually, to the larger machines which were powered by the huge water wheels. Children from the age of nine had to work 12 hour shifts collecting bits of cotton from under the machines and off the floor. This could be quite dangerous. Look at the website for more information about the mill. It was fantastic and well worth a visit.
- We had to make our beds too. The beds were really small. The average height of a fully grown woman in Victorian times was 4ft 10 inches. It was freezing cold in the big room. There could be up to 80 children in the dormitory. After that we went to the medical room. Can anyone remember what leaches were used for?
- This morning year 1 have performed their advent assembly for the rest of the school and their parents. We are so proud of each and every one of them. They have all worked so hard learning their words and songs.
- As part of a visit from Rocket Scientists - Starchaser Industries - we made our own rockets and launched them up in the air. The children loved counting down and learning all about the science behind the rocket launches.
- Miss Hillidge from Golborne High School has been coming each week to teach us about solids, liquids and gases. We have been making predictions, observations and conclusions, whilst taking part in some investigations.
- We are practising hard for our first string instrument performance to parents on Monday 12th December at 1.20Pm. We hope lots of parents/carers can come and watch.
- More bouncy snowmen.
We have been busy mixing some reindeer food, sprinkled with some magic for us to use on Christmas Eve.
- We are beginning to embrace the Christmas spirit in Nursery. The children are enjoying decorating our Christmas tree with numbers and shapes and colours.
Some children have been very busy making their bouncy snowmen at home with their families. They have shared them with their friends and explained how they made them and who helped them. They will all be displayed on a winter wonderland display in Nursery. Keep them coming into Nursery.
- We were very lucky to be part of a fantastic performance today. The Pop project came to visit our school. They are a group who perform in schools to promote British Values. We learned important messages about sharing, taking turns, following rules and being good friends. We had a bogey and a sing song, while the group played some fantastic instruments. Some if us even had the chance to play them too!
Ask your child if they can remember any of the songs or actions that we joined in with today.
- We have been listening to and joining in with the wonderful pop project today whilst learning about British values.
The important message to remember is that we all get along!
- What a fab time looking at the rocket and watching one blast off. We also did some good work from it. Do you know what a 2A expanded noun phrase is?
- Class 3 have really impressed me with their programming skills in Computing today, we have been looking at looping algorithms, it was tricky but we worked as part of team to solve the mazes!
We'll done, everyone!
- Everyone performed a magic finger trick today. Ask them about it and get them to wow you by demonstrating. It was real magic!
The children have worked together to create our wonderful displays. Well Done everyone!
- This week it is computing week in school. The children have enjoyed working their way through the coding activities; we are excited to see who will get onto the highest level and become a programming expert!
- This week we have been looking at factors, multiples and primes. The children have been busy trying to organise the given numbers into the correct categories. They have all been super problem solvers and persevered with the task!
Some groups had extra things to consider too, like triangular numbers!
- We all looked fabulous in our costumes. We took it in turns to stand up and show our costumes to our friends.
We couldn't believe the effort that had been put into the carving of our pumpkins. They looked marvellous on our pumpkin patch.
Then we tasted some scrumptious Halloween treats. Ask your child which was their favourite?
We had lots of fun playing party games, like 'best dancer' and 'musical scares,'we all tried our best.
- Year 6 enjoying Scooter Day!
- We had fun going on the scooters today. We were riding over wooden ramps and whizzing around the tight bends.
"My favourite bit was the see saw ramp." Erin
"I liked the loud music as I went around." Kian
"My best bit was the up and down ramp. I did a jump." Abigail
"I liked the smooth path." Lottee
- We visited the new wetlands area at Golborne High School today and we had a fabulous time.
We looked at maps and pictures of our local area and thought about how these places make us feel, before heading off to the wetlands to make some more observations. We sketched things that we found interesting and made notes on how we felt in the wetlands environment. Mrs Thorpe from Golborne High School also helped us to do some super science work, testing the PH of the water to make sure the water is safe for animals and plants, and thinking about the wetlands as a habitat. These were the comments from some of the children:
Matthew - I felt clam and relaxed because of the flowers and the water.
Hannah - The open spaces made me feel free.
Eve - I feel inspired to know that people have made this area because they care for our environment and want us to learn.
Thank you very much Golborne High School.
- We had great fun making our curry sauce and choosing the vegetables we would like in our curry sauce. Everyone worked really well to chop the stinky garlic and grate the onions, even though they made us cry!
- What a brilliant trip we had to Robin Park Arena to watch the orchestra perform the BBC's 'Ten Pieces'. We even got to join in with this wonderful concert when we performed 'Connect It', a body percussion piece of music.
- We have had lots of fun with Miss Collins and the team this year and we have learned lots of great new skills.
- Congratulations to all the year six children this week on completing their SATs. They have all worked extremely hard throughout the year and all the staff are so very proud of them!
Well done year six!
- This afternoon, year 6 had a great time following instructions to create LEGO figures. We then wrote instructions to go along with the pictures.
Here are some of our creations:
- The Year 3 and 4 children have created some wonderful things to help decorate our school at Christmas Time! We are now preparing to create a collage to celebrate 'The Year of Mercy'. Keep an eye out for our eye catching display!
- Look at how clever we are!!! We are all doing so well with learning to read. See how we can swap our sounds to make new words.
- Three Year Six children achieved 100% attendance this year. Here they are with their proud parents and their special 'well done' vouchers.
- We are so proud of you!
- Baby ducks came to visit the children in nursery today. The children enjoyed watching them waddle around the carpet.
Here's a first!!
The baby duck took its very first dip in the water- how cheeky, using our water tray as a pond!!
- The Art Club have completed our new Mission Statement Display! We thought about what our mission statement meant to us and created signs and symbols to represent it! We can't wait to see it on display and are looking forward to finding out what everyone thinks! Keep your eyes out for other art work to come!
- Tomorrow year 6 start their bikeability training. Look out for photos and quotes from the children to see what they get up to.
You may already be aware that the National Union of Teachers has today made the decision to take strike action on 10th July 2014, regarding the ongoing dispute over pay, pensions and workload.
10th July is the same day as proposed strike action by UNISON, GMB and Unite members as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions and this will include some school support staff.
This could result in a partial/whole school closure. I shall endeavour to keep you fully informed as and when I am made aware of those members of staff who shall be striking.
- Thank you to everyone who has donated bottled goods and chocolate bars for the summer fair Tombola. The PTA have been working hard to organise refreshments and stalls; as have the year 6 children who are working well in their business enterprise teams. Let's hope we have some lovely weather on the 28th June to make the day as successful as it was last year. The next PTA meeting will take place here at school on Tuesday 24th June at 6pm. if you are interested in supporting the PTA in any way, please come along to the meeting. Thank you!
- Today year 6 have been researching the artist Andy Goldsworthy, looking closely at his artwork and the materials he uses. They are going to use his work as inspiration to create their own work at Formby Beach on Friday. Look out for pictures of their final pieces.
This half term, year 6 are reading the fantastic 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. They are very excited to find out what happens to Stanley Yelnats, who is the main character in the story.
- The children and teachers arrived at Robinwood safe and sound this morning. I have spoken to Mrs Griffiths this evening, and she reports that the children are well and have had a great day. She tells me that they are tired now after a very busy day. Hopefully, they will get a good nights sleep and be ready for another action packed day tomorrow.
- Welcome to our new class blog.
- Welcome to our new class blog.