In Nursery we have had lots of new teachers in our little school, asking each other to make pictures with magnetic shapes, reading stories and enthusiastically organising snack time!!
We had a mysterious (pretend) fire in the kitchen when Mrs Wilson was making toast, there were flames everywhere!! All the children were very brave and sensible fire-fighters, helping to put the fire out and then writing a fire report to send to Station Officer Steele.
Bailey commented " the flames are enormous and lots of different colours. We'll need lots of water in our hoses."
Harry T was very concerned " oh no what can we have for snack now, I don't like burnt toast!"
Finally,last week, we helped Postman Pat who had lost his Post van. The children used boxes to make a post van or train for Postman Pat so he could deliver his letters.
Willow made Pat a glittery and sparkly train!
George added lots and lots of detail onto his van, including a steering wheel, registration plate and a comfy chair for Pat to sit in.
This week we are hoping to have a special visit from the Easter bunny
Food Glorious Food!
Last week in Nursery we celebrated Chinese new year, most of our activities involved using chop-sticks and Chinese food. For our snacks we tried lots of different oriental foods, including noodles, fried rice, toffee bananas and prawn crackers. All the children were fascinated by the fortune cookies, remembering to take their piece of paper out the cookie, before eating it! After looking at our fortunes, it will be a lucky year for all our children!!
Today we read a story about a little boy called Oliver, who didn't like vegetables. We pretended to be Oliver, cutting up and tasting new vegetables.
Brayden said 'my corn feels all prickly and the carrots are sooooo crunchy.'
Bailey was amazed at the sugar-snaps 'I can see the peas and they're starting to POP out!'
Tomorrow we're going to eat Oliver's favourite vegetable chips (potatoes) -yummy!
A Busy 1st Term in Nursery
The time has flown by since the beginning of September. All the children have settled well into Nursery and its new routines. They have all made lots of new friends and enjoyed a variety of new experiences.
We had a great time during ICT week. We got to play with and operate lots of exciting ICT equipment, such as moving robots, Dance Mats, remote control bugs.
We have had lots of fun preparing for Christmas. We all helped to decorate the Christmas trees in Nursery, and loved being Santa or one of his elves in the Workshop. We hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday for our little concert and a visit from a special visitor!
What a busy half term, it has flown by!
We loved taking part in Sports Day and Dance from the Heart. We also enjoyed Multicultural week, where we had a go at working with a partner to perform a traditional Eastern European dance. We celebrated Eid and made some yummy biscuits. We have discovered lots about mini-beasts and we even reared our own butterflies. Then we learnt about where our food comes from in our Farm topic, finishing with a fun filled trip to Farmer Teds.
Now it is time to say goodbye to our wonderful classes as they move on to Year One. You will be missed. Have a lovely summer!
During this half term we have been learning all about journeys. We looked at different types of travel, our journey to and from school and places we have visited on holiday. We went on our own journey to St James' Church in Lostock Hall. We looked around it and Father Matthew explained how the local community used the church, he also played the organ for us, which was very loud!
We have had a fun week learning about China and the Chinese New Year. To celebrate we dressed up in beautiful Chinese clothes and had a party, included a Chinese banquet. We preformed our dragon and ribbon dances.
Miss Duce showed us pictures of her recent visit to China.
Hello and welcome to Reception!
We have all enjoyed our first term in school and we have been very busy.
We have learnt lots of new things. We have learnt how to count and recognise numbers and how to read and write, which is very exciting. We have also been learning about how to behave at school and how to follow our school rules. We have been finding out about how people live in different countries. We tried different Indian foods and thought they tasted yummy. We would like to go on safari to Africa and see the different animals.
The Children Looked Back On Their Time In Year 1.
Year One have had an exciting Spring term exploring our school grounds for signs of Spring. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter. Remember there are lots of educational games to play on Purple Mash.
the year One Team.
Year 1 have had a brilliant start to the new term. The infants were treated to a pantomime production of Peter Pan with all their favourite characters - good and bad!
After the pantomime, the children wrote sentences about their favourite character.
Welcome back, everyone!
Year 1 Christmas Party
Year 1 had lots of fun on Tuesday afternoon at their Christmas party. The children enjoyed a yummy party lunch, played lots of fun games, and showed us some brilliant dance moves!
After the party, the children sang some lovely Christmas songs. They sang so well that a very special someone came to pay a visit!
We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas break.
Year 1 Visit To A French Cafe.
Year 1 are visiting the High school to meet some Year 7 pupils and learn a few simple French phrases.
They will also get the opportunity to buy a snack from the French Cafe whilst playing simple games with Year 7 pupils.
Year One Enjoy Technologies Week!
The children had lots of fun whilst experiencing lots of different technology during our week. All the children agreed that the highlight of the week was when we went into the hall and were helped by Year 6 pupils with some exciting new activities.
Mr Benson organized the week so thank you from Year One.
Rodney the Stable Rat
This year our Christmas play was called 'Rodney the Stable Rat', all of the children performed brilliantly. Here are a few photographs......
During new technologies week, year two spent some time working with Stephen the 'lego man'. Stephen came into school to help us build our own class lego city. He showed us how to create different buildings. Our city had a range of buildings, gardens, roads and we even made our buildings 'light up' using wires, batteries and bulbs. We all had a great time.
New Technologies Week
Year two had a great time during new technologies week, one of the highlights of our week was the exhibition in the hall. Here are some photographs of us in action.
We carried out a science investigation in class, we were trying to find out if a person's height is linked to their shoe size. We enjoyed measuring and looking for patterns in results.
Signs of Autumn
We went on a walk around school our school grounds looking for different signs of Autumn.
As part of our design and technology work this term, we have been designing and making our own fruit smoothies. We started off by tasting a range of different fruits and some ready made smoothies, to see which we liked best. We then planned out which fruits we would use and how we would make it. We all had a great day making our own smoothies and then tasting them.
The Great Fire of London
In year two we have been learning about 'The Great Fire of London'. The children were very enthusiastic when working on this topic and were keen to make their own houses, paint pictures and write diary entries about how they would have felt if they lived in London at the time of the fire.
World Book Day
This year's world book day was on 2nd March 2017. We completed book reviews and wrote about our favourite stories and characters. We had great fun dressing up as characters from our favourite books. The teachers even got involved!
Creative Arts Week
Our theme for creative arts week was 'The Victorians' we had an extremely busy week working on different areas of the arts. We recreated 'A Starry Night' by Van Gogh, danced in the style of Victorians, took part in a poetry workshop and role played a Victorian wash day. We enjoyed taking part in all of these activities and performed an assembly for the parents to show what we had been doing.
Multi-Cultural Awareness Week
During the second half of the summer term we took part in a week of activities aimed at raising awareness of the different cultures and faiths in society. We had a number of special assemblies and guest speakers. Year two focused upon the Islamic festival of Eid which marks the end of the Month of Ramadan. We made Eid cards and biscuits and took part in an Islamic art workshop.
Our School Trip - Martin Mere
Year 2 went on a different trip this year. In-keeping with our habitats theme in science we decided to visit Martin Mere Wetlands Centre. The children were able to have a go at pond dipping and a minibeast hunt, one child was even able to catch a toad. In the afternoon we were given time to explore the huge site and saw some unusual species of birds and other animals in their wetland habitats.
Everyone was well behaved and had great day!
Gymnastics with Lynne
Both year two classes were lucky enough to be able to work with Lynne, a gymnastics coach from the South Ribble School Sports Partnership. In our weekly sessions we covered a number of gymnastics moves including; shape, travel, jumps and routines. We used a range of different equipment and developed the skills we had covered in previous PE lessons. We looked forward to our sessions and were sad when they were over.
In July we had a visit from Mr Doyle and a team of pupils from Lostock Hall Academy. They came to help us to play some samba music and we were able to use some new and exciting instruments that many of us had never seen before. The music was VERY loud!!
This year the weather was on our side and we managed to take part in sports day. We had spent a number of lessons practicing for the different races and were able to show our talents to the huge crowd that gathered on the day.
Thank you for your support!
This year the dance road show had a movie theme. We danced to songs from a number of different films including, Ghostbusters, Grease, Sing and the Muppets. We practiced the dances in the run up to the event and it was a good job we did as we had the Mayor of South Ribble and Dance Troop 'Boogie Storm' watching us on the day.
We also had a design a mask competition that was won by Jacob in 2C. Well Done!!!
In our technology lessons we have competed a project on puppet making. First of all we had to research puppets, we looked at the different sorts of puppets and how easy each would be to make. The next stage was drafting some design ideas before deciding upon our final design. Once the planning stage was complete it was down to the fun part, the making stage. We had to carefully stitch our puppets together before cutting and sticking all of the clothes and features onto the puppet.
We are sure you'll agree that they look fantastic!
Maths in Year 3
During this half term we have been learning all about shape. Today we have been sorting 2d shapes into Venn diagrams. We had so much fun working together as a group to sort the shapes. Here are some pictures below:
Scoot Safe Training
The children in year 3 enjoyed learning how to keep safe whilst riding their scooters. They spent some time in the classroom having discussions with the Scoot Safe trainer and filling in an activity booklet. After this, they went outside to put what they had learnt into practice. At the end of the afternoon, each child received a certificate to congratulate them on completing the course.
Year 3 Harvest Festival Assembly
Well done to all the Year 3 children for an excellent Harvest Festival Assembly.
Here are a few pictures:
This afternoon in Art, Year 4 have been having fun creating our own 'pinch' pots made from coloured clay, inspired by ancient Greek pottery. Firstly, we rolled our piece of clay into a ball shape, then we used our thumb and fingers to shape a small pot. Finally, we added a range of patterns to our pots. We are looking forward to creating and painting larger pots from air drying clay in the next few weeks.
Welcome to Year 4
We're all looking forward to a busy, fun and challenging Autumn term in Year 4. We'll be learning to play a brass instrument in Music, finding out about the Ancient Greeks in History and taking part in Rugby coaching sessions in PE - alongside much more!
We would like to give a big welcome to Miss Horder who will be working with 4S this term.
We all had a great time at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry recently. We took part in an interactive workshop on Force and Flight where we learnt about Sir Issac Newton's law of gravity and how planes actually fly. We also had time in the hands on experiment section to explore a range of science phenomena. It was interesting to walk around the Power Hall and Air and Space Hall and see all the exhibitions.
Creative Arts Week
We all had a great time during Creative Arts Week with the theme Tudor Times. Firstly we did some research about William Shakespeare and created our own portraits of this famous Tudor. We had a visit from an artist Sarah who showed us a range of printing techniques. We created Tudor rose prints and our own prints using polystyrene plates and rollers. We also created replicas of 3D Tudor houses.
Another highlight of the week was our dance workshop with our dance coach Sharn. During this session we learnt a Tudor court dance, performing in pairs. Following Creative Arts week we had the opportunity to perform our dance our showcase our wonderful work to our parents.
World Book Day 2017
We have all really enjoyed dressing up as book characters as part of this year's world book day. In Year 4 we had Gangsta Granny, Little Red Riding Hood, Mary Poppins and Fantastic Mr Fox. Mr Chagas was Desperate Dan and Mrs Stewart was Alice in Wonderland.
The Tudors are quite fascinating for their kings and queens. We have made some of our own Tudor items. We first did a two week fact file on famous Tudors. Next, we looked at Tudor artifacts. Then we chose to do research on one of King Henry VIII's wives. Finally we drew some Tudor portraits.
As part of our English lesson, we read some Tudor books which were: The Prince, The Cook and the Cunning King and The Queen's Token.
Then we learned about Hans Holbein who died of the second plague.
We have all really enjoyed learning about this period of history.
By Kai and Sophia
Time to talk
In our Science topic this term, we are learning about sound. We have already learnt that sounds are made by vibrations.
For our lesson this week, we were investigating whether sound can travel through a solid and whether sound travels in straight lines. To investigate this we made a telephone using plastic cups and string. Then we tested our telephones with our partner.
We learnt that sound can travel through a solid and that it travels in straight lines.
In Design Technology we put our sewing skills to good use by designing and making a tree decoration from felt.
In Art we made cards in a tree design, calendars and stained glass windows. We were delighted to welcome our Year 4 link governor, Mr Culshaw to help with our work for the afternoon.
Finally, we enjoyed the challenge of using our maths skills to make our own 3D snowflakes.
We have had a great afternoon tasting a range of Greek foods. We tried green and black olives, pitta bread, hummus, feta cheese, pomegranates, figs and Greek yoghurt. We particularly enjoyed the pitta bread and pomegranate seeds.
Multicultural Awareness Week
Year 5 focused on learning all about Judaism for Multicultural Awareness Week. We learnt all about the Synagogue, the Torah scroll, religious practices of the faith and made our own class Torah scroll, thinking about what we considered important as our own 10 commandments. The hat that is seen in the picture is the kippah.
High School visits
Recently, we have been invited to spend the day at local high school to experience what a day would be like as a high school pupil at Lostock Hall Academy and Walton-Le-Dale High School. We enjoyed both our days, taking part in lessons such as Drama, Maths, Art, French, English and Music. Here are some photo highlights...
5P Cup winners
Well done to the 5P Cup winners and runners up for the last few weeks!
We started our Tag Rugby coaching this week and thoroughly enjoyed our first session. Please see some highlights below!
5P Cup winners
Well done to the winners and runners up of the 5P cup for the last two weeks.
5P Cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winner and runners up!
World Museum, Liverpool
We had a great day on Monday this week, when we went on our school trip to the World Museum in Liverpool. We learned all about spiders, scorpions and insects as well as life in a rock pool. We were then able to visit other parts of the museum, learning about space & time and handling all sorts of artefacts. A good day was had by all.
Investigating in Science
We have started to look at the properties of materials and tested them in groups to see whether they were magnetic, absorbant, a good conductor of electricity, opaque or transparent, rough or smooth and so on. We worked really well in our groups.
Well done to this week's winner and runners up.
We investigated irreversible changes in Science and revised how volcanoes form by mixing together bicarbonate of soda and vinegar and building up layers to represent the cooled lava.
5P Cup winners
Well done to Friday's 5P Cup winners and runners-up.
Creative Arts Week
We had a great time during Creative Arts week this year, with our theme being all things South America, with a particular focus on the Amazon rainforest. We created some beautiful artwork, perfecting our colour mixing skills, we took part in samba drumming, we brought a poem on rainforest layers to life by acting it out and we even took part in some Latin American dancing. Here are a few highlights.
5P cup winners
Well done to this week's 5P cup winner and runners up.
Priory Taster Day
5P had a great day at Priory Academy yesterday, taking part in lessons such as drama, PE, DT and French. Here are a few highlights!
Well done to this week's and last week's 5P cup winners and runners up!
5P Cup winners
Well done to the winners and runners up of the 5P cup for the last couple of weeks. Well done for working so hard.
We have had an extremely busy half term in Year 5. Since returning from Christmas, our pupils have been exploring our planet and space in more detail. As part of this topic, the children have been writing some fabulous sci-fi stories during English lessons, imagining what life might be like on Earth in the future.
In P.E we have been creating and performing our own space inspired dance routines. The pupils have been really enthusiastic during lessons and performed these superbly. We look forward to seeing the finished outcome in the next couple of weeks.
During computing, we have been using Scratch to create computer games. The pupils have programmed the game so that they can control their characters movements and collect points. We have had some brilliant, creative ideas from both classes and I am sure that we have some future computer programmers amongst us!
Getting ready for Christmas!
In the last couple of week's, we have been busy doing many Christmas-related activities. We have finally finished our snowmen, which look fabulous, after starting them a couple of weeks ago using only newspaper and masking tape to make the basic shape. They were then covered in a couple of layers of art mache before being painted and finally given some personality through their decorations. We have all worked very hard. We have also been writing Christmas-themed poems as well as enjoying our Christmas party and using our computing skills to create Christmas card designs. Here are some photos of our busy couple of weeks.
Well done to this week's winner and runners up of the 5P cup!
The year 6 children have worked really hard creating their "Moving Images" linked to our History topic of WW2. Please flick through the gallery and enjoy their work!
School Council Blog
Welcome to our School Council Blog. We are two of the Year 6 school councilors (Mia and Alex ). This blog has been created so that we can keep you updated on all our plans for improving school and let you know about things that we have been talking about at our meetings.
Recently, we have discussed new clubs that could be ran, such as a sewing club and a Lego club. Luckily some of our teachers have offered to lead the clubs we have suggested later in the year. We have also discussed introducing School Council idea boxes. A box where people can write down and post a suggestion for the school council to feedback at one of our meetings. We are hoping to get these idea boxed into classes after the Christmas break. We are also working on a new, exciting project which we will let you know about very soon.
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