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Date: 28th Mar 2024 @ 9:51am

As an end to our colour and patterns topic, we have been discovering rainbow patterns this week in class.

The children have been sorting pom poms into different colours, making creations with coloured blocks and paints.

We have been reading stories with a rainbow/colour theme and playing lots different colour recognition games.

Class 3 Weekly Blog WB 18/3/2024

Date: 22nd Mar 2024 @ 8:37am

This week in Class 3 we had an exciting delivery! Imagine our surprise on Monday morning when we found 4 dragon's egg in a nest!

 All week we have been doing lots of learning based on the lovely book 'Tell me your dragon'
Here is a video link to the story.
The children have written a fantastic description of the dragon and where it lives and next week will be writing instructions for how to look after it.
In Maths we have been doing lots of learning of learning about fractions and finding halves of shapes and amounts.
We have continued our learning about castles and have been thinking about what it would be like to live in one. Next week we will be designing and making our own castles!

w/c 18.03.24- This week in Year 5

Date: 21st Mar 2024 @ 9:29am

This week in Year 5, we have been news reporters on the scene at the tragic fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The children have immersed themselves and have done a great job at bringing the news to life through roleplaying as interviewers, eye-witnesses and firefighters. Please make sure to ask your children about their learning this week- can they recognise the difference between direct and reported speech? This links to our Geography topic where the children have been learning about the geogrpahical layout of France, we have learnt that France is divided into regions, what these regions are called and known for and about the mountain ranges and rivers which are significant features in the French landscape.

We hope that you enjoyed Class 11's assembly and that they are keeping you aware of the exciting learning we are doing into the story of King Lear.

Next week, we have a really exciting week planned, including our DT work, baking scones, and our Fab Finish for our French topic. Make sure that you are coming into school and not missing out on these experiences. 

People who help us

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 3:05pm

The past two weeks we have been looking at Dentist and Doctors in the Inclusion hub. How they help us and make sure we stay healthy.

The children have loved activity out the roles of doctors and denstists with their friends. We have also looked at how we can keep our teeth healthy and how doctors can make us feel better.

Check out our plaster art too!

Year 1 Weekly Blog WB 11/3/2024

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 4:23pm

This week we have done some fantastic learning creating an alternative re-tell of the story The Kiss That Missed. The children introduced new characters and new settings to give their own version of the story - they were very imaginative!

In Topic we have learned about how castles have changed over time and we placed the different sorts of castles on a timeline.

In Maths we have been using numberlines to solve subtraction equations and have solved real life problems in  a team challenge game - the winners managed to complte all the questions accurately and showed they were very confident to use a numberline.

On Thursday we had a visit from Madeleine Lindley Bookshop and each child was able to choose a book to take home and enjoy, it is a gift from the Harmonytrust and we hope they enjoy and traesure them!

w/c 11.03.24 This week in Year 5!

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 12:01pm

We have had a very busy week! We have completed our character descriptions of Madeline and learnt how to accurately draw and measure angles. 

In science, we have investigated whether different materials are soluble or not. 

During PE, we have been focusing on handball skills and tactics and have enjoyed playing matches together. 

We especially enjoyed visiting the Madeleine Lindley book fair and choosing books to take home! 

Have a great weekend! 

 

 

Week Ending 15.3.2024

Date: 13th Mar 2024 @ 2:24pm

This week, in class 13, the children have been learning all about inspirational people. They decided who inspires them at home, in life and from a religious perspective.

Inspirational People

In PE ,we have been working on handball skills, throwing in different ways and dodging skills. The children have had a great time when playing competitively.

 

This week has also been assessment week and all of the children have worked incredibly hard and have done well. I am very  proud of them!

Well Done Smile Trophy - SuperStickers

 

What we have been LEARNING in CLASS 10.

Date: 11th Mar 2024 @ 4:14pm

Hello from CLASS 10, 
here you will be able to find out about all the FANTASTIC and FUN learning we have be doing in class this week.
 
This week for Comprehension, the text we focused on was a HISTORY themed text, all about the 'Amelia Earheart'.  Ask your child about our ‘gist’ and ‘vocab’ lessons.
I like how all the comprehension learning is in one booklet - Aleesha
 
In LITERACY we having been looking at retelling a narrative from a first person's point of view..  It was interesting learning about the Amazon rainforest and it's wonders - Uzair
 
In NUMERACY; we have been looking at 'SHAPE'.
It was good as it helped me fully understand the learning I struggled with last year - Fathima.
 
Please see our photos to see some of our learning in action.
 
Goodbye for now - Class 10 and Mr S.Rahman.

Learning in Class 9 7.3.24

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 4:40pm

Class 9 have been learning about the human and physical features of the rainforest. We understand what makes a feature human or physical and can talk about the impact of human features. We are loving working in our handmade rainforest books. 

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Year 1 Weekly Blog WB 4/3/2024

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 4:37pm

This week we have started our learing about Knights and Castles. We used the book 'The Kiss that Missed' for our English learning. Here is a video of the book if you would like to share it with your child!

'The Kiss that Missed' read by Karan Brar (youtube.com)

The children have written a re tell of the story focusing on including exciting verbs and good sentence starters in their writing.

In Maths the children have been doing lots of addition learning, using a number line to support them. Next week they will be moving on to using the same tool to help them with subtraction.

In topic we started to learn about the features of castles and learned some technical vocabulary to describe these buildings. Next week we will be learning about the different types of castlesthat there are in the UK.

This Week In Reception

Date: 6th Mar 2024 @ 1:27pm

This week in Reception we have been reading the story 'Monkey Puzzle' and using descriptive words to desribe different types of jungle animals. 

In topic we have been learnign all about the jungle and what types of animals you might find there. 

In Maths we have been looking at doubling numbers upto 10.

Curriculum Week

Date: 4th Mar 2024 @ 2:44pm

This week in Curriculum week we have been looking at the book 'Mixed'

The children were focusing on the character 'Red' They wrote a description about Red and drew his picture.

During the week this children explored colour mixing looking at how we can make different colours and made a red pizza. It was very tasty!

Week Ending 01.3.2024

Date: 4th Mar 2024 @ 2:13pm

We have had an excellent start to the term! This week has been curriculum week and we have been focusing on the book 'Mixed' by Arree Chung. 

The children have used the text to create two pieces of writing: a charctaer description and a persuasive speech. They have also enjoyed creating art- using colour and black and white images.

 

Notices for Spring 2: 

Please be aware that this term our PE sessions will be on Tuesday and a Friday

Children are asked to wear their PE kits on those days. 

 

Curriculum Week Year 3

Date: 1st Mar 2024 @ 2:41pm

This week Year three have been celebrating curriculum week.

 

The children listened to the story:

Mixed: An Inspiring Story About Colour : Chung, Arree: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

The children described the purple character in the story. They used similes and conjunctions to improve their writing.

Some of the similes they included were 'as cool as a cucumber, as round as a ball, as loud as a lion'.

They also tried to include different conjunctions such as; when, before, after, while and because.

 

Towards the end of the week the children wrote a speech from the Blue family introducing the colour Purple. They worked extremely hard on their handwriting and spelling skills. They used vocabulary linked to the type of character they were pretending to be.

 

The children also took part in drama where they used different techniques to act out the story.

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During the afternoons the children took part in some art lessons. They practiced shading using coloured pencils and paint. They then created a picture of the purple character using their shading skills.

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Curriculum Week in Year 1

Date: 1st Mar 2024 @ 12:32pm

This week Year 1 have done some amazing learning based on the book Mixed which is about some colours who mix to make new ones ! The whole school have been focusing on writing and in Year 1 we have written a character description and a retell of the story. The writing the children have produced has been amazing and they should be very proud of themselves.

As well as writing the children have done some great drama learning creating a Soundscape of the city where the colours live and creating a Conscience Alley for the colours to walk through to decide whether they should mix or not.

The art work the children have created has also been based on the book and they have done some optical colour mixing based n the work of artist George Seurat. They also became illustrators for the afternoon and created some new characters for the book.

Next week our learning witll be linked to our topic learning about Knights and Castles and we will be reading the book The Kiss That Missed!

w/c 26.02.24 This week in Year 5!

Date: 29th Feb 2024 @ 8:53am

We have had an excellent start to the term! This week has been curriculum week and we have been focusing on the book 'Mixed' by Arree Chung. 

The children enjoyed a 'Taskmaster' style gameshow to start the week, completing tasks in groups before realising that if they joined together they would be able to achieve more. 

They have used the text to create two pieces of writing: a charctaer description and a newspaper report. They have also enjoyed doing colour related science experiments and bubble printing. 

Notices: 

Please be aware that this term our PE sessions will be on Thursday. Children are asked to wear their PE kits on Thursday and school uniform on the other days. 

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

 

w/c 12.02.24 This week in year 5!

Date: 15th Feb 2024 @ 9:18am

The children have written some excellent diary entries as Toad from 'Wind in the Willows' this week! 

 

We have enjoyed completing another science experiment, investigating which materials are conductors of electricity and which are not. Placing different materials in a simple electrical circuit the children found that the metal materials could conduct electricity and then ranked them according to the brightness of the bulb. 

 

We hope that you all have a great half term and look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 26th February. 

Egyptian Necklaces

Date: 14th Feb 2024 @ 8:46am

This half term the children in class 7 have been learning all about Ancient Egypt.

This week the children took part in a DT lesson where they designed, planned and created an Egyptian Necklace to sell at the Manchester Mueseum.

The children had lots of fun adding patterns and colours to their designs.

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Year 1 Weekly Blog

Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 12:37pm

This week in Year 1 we have been using the text  The Kings Pant's to do lots of great English learning. Here is a link to the story if you would like to listen to it with your child.

THE KING'S PANTS 👑 Nicholas Allan | Read aloud #storyoftheweek #kingcharlesbooks - YouTube

Throughout the week the children have designed some special pants for the King to wear - they have been amazingly imaginative! On Friday they wrote a letter to describe the pants to the King - We hope he likes them!

We have continued our topic learning about Great Britain learning about human and physical features - next week we will be making some features out of junk as our end of Topic finish! And we will be creating a factfile of all the learning that we have done so far about Great Britain.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the phonics screening test parents meeting - some information for those parents who did not manage to attend will be sent home next week.

People who keep us safe

Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 12:24pm

The last few weeks, the children in Inclusion hub have been looking at people who keep us safe. 

We have learnt that Firefighters help us when there is a fire. Only adults are aloud to touch anything that makes fire, not children.

We learnt about the Police and how they help if something bad has happened or if something is stolen.

This week we have learnt about Lifeguards and how they keep you safe in the water. The children now know what to do if they get in trouble in the water too.

w/c 05.02.24 This week in Year 5!

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 8:43am

This week we have had a fantastic time exploring insulators and conductors by completing a science experiment. We used different types of materials for our cups and used the thermometers to record the heat of the water over a 10 minute period. The children enoyed the experiment and were keen to try it themselves at home! 

 

Stay warm with thermal insulation | STEM Activity

 

We have also been working on our new text: Wind in the Willows. Focusing on Toads emotions in preparation for our diary entry writing next week 

ReadingWise - Vocabulary and word list from Wind in the Willows by Kenneth  Grahame is added to our Vocab module

 

Have a great weekend! 

Week Ending 08.2.2024

Date: 6th Feb 2024 @ 9:55pm

This week, we assessed the children's progress in various subjects. The children have worked hard!

In science, they learned how fossils are made and how they provide evidence of past life forms.

In RE, this week, the children explored the concepts of charity and architecture and how they relate to different religions and cultures.

This week is Mental Health Week, a time to raise awareness around mental health issues. One of the key messages of this week is the importance of talking. Talking about how we feel, what we struggle with, and what we need, can help us cope better, connect with others, and access support.

What does mental health mean to you? | Children's Mental Health Week 2024 (youtube.com)

 

About - Children's Mental Health Week

 

 

 

Learning in Class 9 2nd February

Date: 4th Feb 2024 @ 8:25pm

All of Class 9 have been working very hard at school and at home to improve their handwriting. They have been coming into school and using their Letterjoin App and their handwriting book to try and perfect their joins. We are so proud of their fantastic efforts and you can see a huge improvement. Well done to all of Class 9.

Also, Mrs Glynn tweeted a picture of Class 9's handwriting where they were using the Letterjoin App and their homework books and Letterjoin saw it and sent each child a magnetic writing board. The class were so excited to use them for the first time. IMG_2037.jpg IMG_2036.jpgIMG_2038.jpgIMG_2046.jpgIMG_2045.jpg

Week Ending 02.2.2024

Date: 3rd Feb 2024 @ 11:58am

This week, as part of their persuasion unit- in English, the children have written a persuasive speech, requesting entry to a new county.  To develop the children's speaking and listening skills, they had the opportunity to share their persuasive speeches with class 9!  There was a key focus on intonation, pronunciation and body language!

Class 9 gave the children in class 13, positive feedback about their written speeches and stated that if they were an official at the border, they would grant them entry in to that safe country.

Based on the children's feeback, from class 9, class 13 achieved their success criteria.

Well done class 13 !

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Year 1 Weekly Blog WB 29/1/2024

Date: 1st Feb 2024 @ 12:33pm

This week we have carried on with our learning about Paddinton Bear. This week he has gone on a tour of Great Britain, stopping at Mount Snowdon, Blackpool Tower,Edinburgh Castle, Giants Causeway and The Angel of the North. In our groups we have found out lots of facts about these landmarks ready to write a diary entry in Paddington's diary on Friday.

In Science we continued our learning about classifying anaimals by finding out lots of information about amphibians - making posters to share our knowledge.

In our Topic learning we have looked at British weather patterns and created a factfile on Purple Mash to show what each season looks and feels like.

Next week our new book will be 'The King's Pants' and in Science we will be looking at reptiles.

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