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Design Technology, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 26th May 2017 @ 1:02pm

Today, the groups completed their Greek temples and we had a guest judge. Mrs Sharkey came and gave points for the designs. The group with the most points won. We had a super Design Technology session.

Congratulations to the winning group. 

Check out the photographs of our great designs.

SATs are over!!!, by Mrs Potter

Date: 26th May 2017 @ 11:51am

Hello everyone!

With SATs finished, P2 have enjoyed a relaxed end of the week with lots of fun activities. We'd all like to congratulate everyone for trying your hardest! I'm sure that the results will do you proud.

On Thursday, we had a lovely visit from the RSPB who told us about all of the wildlike in and around our school. We had an excellent time exploring the school grounds looking at birds, insects and plants.

We were also lucky enough to have parents in for our inspire afternoon. Some of the puppet monsters you made were awesome. We hope you enjoyed coming in as much as we enjoyed having you.

Congratulations to Ryley Newman who won this weeks star badge for amazing listening concentration when sitting on the carpet. Well done Ryley!

We hope you have a wonderful and safe week off!

See you next half term.

Design Technology, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 26th May 2017 @ 8:07am

Q5 during the construction of their Greek temples. Sometimes learning is messing. Final structures due later.

Year 5 Ascension and Pentecost Assembly, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 26th May 2017 @ 8:04am

Year 5 all performed wonderfully for our Year 5 assembly. Everyone I spoke to aftwerwards gave rave reviews. Well done Year 5, Mrs Kellett said it was a polished perfomance. heart


Year 5's Assembly, by Miss Stubbs

Date: 25th May 2017 @ 4:01pm

What a performance from all the children in year 5!

It was just fantastic, well done everyone! 

Great reviews from everybody who attended :) 


Hot cricket 🏏, by Miss Ellis

Date: 25th May 2017 @ 2:40pm

We've just completed a great and very energetic session of cricket with Chris from Lancashire cricket. What a shame we had to work in the hall on the hottest day of the week due to grass cutting and work going on on the field πŸ˜ƒ Didn't stop our enthusiastic players though!! 🏏

Day 2 at PGL, by Mrs Platt

Date: 25th May 2017 @ 12:10pm

Day 1 at PGL, by Mrs Platt

Date: 24th May 2017 @ 9:42pm

Y5 Pentecost Assembly, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 24th May 2017 @ 8:02pm

Today we were treated to a wonderful assembly by Y5 which taught us about Ascension and Pentecost. Fabulous speaking, acting, singing and yes, you were right, I loved the languages!

Our German Friends at Cowley, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 22nd May 2017 @ 4:45pm

What a fabulous day some of our Y6 German club have just had! Cowley were wonderful hosts as usual to us and some students from Bad Pyrmont who have come to visit England for a few days. We were welcomed by Mr Cormack before being taken on a guided tour by a very eloquent Y8 pupil called Jack. We were struck by the fantastic dress designs put together by Cowley students in Textiles and it made our pupils excited for when they can do this! Mr Watkins led a fabulous samba session where the German and English students performed musical instruments together. We then headed to the sixth form block for a fascinating session from Mr Jones on 3D printing. We designed our own key rings. The day continued with a lovely lunch (thank you Cowley) and a PE lesson. An all round great experience!

RSPB, by Miss Stubbs

Date: 19th May 2017 @ 3:43pm

Today, Steph came from RSPB. She explained that the RSPB is a charity and they have over 100 spaces for nature.

First, the children watched a video clip about nature and wildlife. They then discussed what they liked about the clip and why. 

Steph asked the children what wildlife we have in our school grounds. She then helped the children group the creatures into vertebrate and invertebrate. 


Steph discussed food chains and food webs. 

Outside, the children worked together to label the school grounds with different habitats. We investigated the quad, the EYFS outdoor area, the playground and the field.

Once we got back to class, the children discussed what they would have liked to see and how they could create a habitat to facilitate the creatures they would have liked to see. 

Steph left us lots of 'how to guides' to help create a new habitat to encourage different creatures to our school grounds.

Week Beginning 15th May, by Mrs Potter

Date: 19th May 2017 @ 12:34pm

Hello everyone!

Well done to everyone for getting through a really tough week! We've only got next week left and then SATs are over!

Congratulations to Jason Fairclough and Connor Wilson for winning the SEAL Certificates for this half term. You've both worked exceptionally hard this half term! Well done!

Also, Congratulations to Emma Frodsham for winning this weeks star badge for always doing her best both inside and outside the classroom.

We have had fabulous attendance this week! It would be superb if we could keep it up for next week too!

Have a good weekend!


RSPB , by Mrs Atherton

Date: 19th May 2017 @ 11:43am

Today Steph came from the RSPB, she explained that the RSPB is a charity and they have over 100 spaces for nature.

She said the children might have seen the campaign, "Giving nature a home."

The children then watched a video and the children were given the opportunity to explain what they liked and why.

Steph then sorted creatures into vertebrates and invertebrates. Plants and trees were also included in the discussion. 

The children  then thought about what habitats may exist around school. 

Vital for all things to survive: water, food and shelter. This is their habitat. 


Science outside:

Step explained what a food web is.

Outside, the children worked together to label the school grounds with different habitats. We investigated the quad, the EYFS outdoor area, the playground and the field.


Once we got back to class, the children discussed what they would have liked to see and how they could create a habitat to facilitate the creatures they would have liked to see. Some groups would have liked to see hedgehogs and they were trying to think of a good place to create a hedgehog house. 


Steph left us lots of 'how to guides' to help create a new habitat to encourage different creatures to our school grounds.

Squash Year 5, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 18th May 2017 @ 5:20pm

Hi my name is Kacey Gillespie, every Thursday our class plays squash. Each week we split up into teams of 5 and there are 6 teams playing. We have 2 men teaching us named Jim and John, these two men are very kind and teach us how to be perfect at squash. Every week we get better and every one has a good time. We all are trying our hardest so we can get chosen for a tournament against 4 other schools but Jim and John can only choose 12 children out of 60 so every one is competitive. In squash, 1 person marks, 2 play and the others watch ready for their next go. Sometimes the teachers even join in with us. Last week Mrs Atherton played Mrs Fishwick it was very fun to watch but also scary because we didn't know who was a going to win. Mrs Fishwick won, but at least Mrs Atherton had fun. Come and join in with the fun and join squash club on a Saturday morning 10:00 - 11:35, soon you might be good enough to be a professional squash player and you could go to competitions. 


Seal Certificates, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 18th May 2017 @ 5:15pm

Well done to our Seal winners. Eboney Jump was nominated by the class for being kind and helpful. Olivia Helsby, was nominated for doing something that she was proud of.  

Well donelaugh

P5's SEAL cetificate winners, by Miss Stubbs

Date: 18th May 2017 @ 5:13pm

Well done to Ava McCarten and Olivia Lievesley. These two girls should be extremely proud of themselves because they were nominated by their peers for the SEAL cetificate award. 

Olivia was nominated as others were proud of her achievements.

Ava was nominated for being kind and helpful to others.

This is wonderful girls, keep it up. 😊

Francovision, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 12th May 2017 @ 5:39pm

After completing SATs I felt Q6 deserved a French treat lesson. So with it being Eurovision weekend we did our own version with a French twist. Pairs of children used a bilingual dictionary to look up a country's name that they wanted to be the judges for. We listened to current French pop as well as classics by Maurice Chevalier and Edith Piaf then rated with numbers upto 'douze points'. The children annotated a copy of the lyrics with their translations and evaluations. The winning song was this year's French Eurovision entry 'Requiem' by Alma.

Year 5's pledge to stand up against cyber bullying, by Miss Stubbs

Date: 12th May 2017 @ 1:59pm

Year 5 have been discussing the consequences and impact on how cyber bullying might affect them. 

Together, the children of year 5 created their own pledge.

Take a look at content of the year 5 pledge and see what great ideas the children came up with to prevent cyber bullying. 

Week Beginning 8th May, by Mrs Potter

Date: 12th May 2017 @ 12:23pm

Hello everyone,

This week, we have been getting everything ready for our SATs next week. We have been practicing our handwriting as well as reading comprehensions and maths.

We have also continued looking at our plants as they are still growing. Some of them are huge!

Congratulations to Leon Whitfield who has won this weeks star badge for using excellent lead in lines in his much improved handwriting. Keep it up Leon.

Just a reminder that next week we do start our SATs next week so if the children could be in promptly, it would be much appreciated so that we can keep to the timetable

Have a nice weekend!

Squash Year 5, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 11th May 2017 @ 2:31pm

Year 5 squash session.

Guest blogger Abbie Hamilton Q5.

Hello, my name is Abbie Hamilton. On every Thursday of this half term, we have had the amazing Jim and John, they are our teachers in Squash. They help us all improve our skills and learn new games. In Squash, we start in groups of 5 or 6 and we play sets, once we have finished we play Donkey.

Donkey is a fast paced game and to keep in you HAVE to listen carefully as well as keeping your eyes on the ball at all times.Thank You for reading. 

 Written By Abbie Hamilton

Week beginning 1st May, by Mrs Potter

Date: 5th May 2017 @ 12:13pm

Hello everyone, hope you're all well!

With SATS fast approaching, we have spent time this week doing some past papers on preparation for the real tests. We are all very proud of what you have all done far. Keep up the hard work, not too much longer now. Well done to all of the children who got 100% on any of the tests. You are all amazing!

In Literacy, we have been reading 'Tadpole's Promise' and have made our own story about two other animals which share promises.

In Maths, we have been starting column addition and subtraction. You have all tried very hard on this difficult topic.

We have continued learning about and watering our plants in Science. Some of the plants have grown to nearly 30cm!

Well done to Frazer Sweeney who got our star badge for his hard-working attitude this week. Well done Frazer.

We have also visited Reception this week to visit the new chicks. They are so cute and we loved looking at them.

Also, Joshua Roberts and Ethan Clarke built this awesome race track in nurture. Have fun racing boys!

Have a good weekend everyone.

Mongolia, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 5th May 2017 @ 11:28am

After reading the Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the children then went on to research facts about Mongolia. Next week, we will write a guide to visit Mongolia.


A super writing session with lots of star writers this week.

Mrs Atherton

Judo assembly, by Mrs Atherton

Date: 5th May 2017 @ 11:23am

In our Judo assembly, the man came up to choose people to demonstrate the type of fun you can have at the Judo club.First, he taught us about his opposite game.The aim of the game was to do the opposite of what he told you to do.An example is; if he told you to sit down you would stand up (etc).He also taught us how to get people out of the game.The first way, was to thow someone and them to stay on the floor.The second way,was to pin someone fo 20 seconds.I love this Judo session. I was second to sign up.

Kyle Montieth (Q5)

Tennis , by Mrs Atherton

Date: 1st May 2017 @ 1:44pm

Q5 had a great time at Ruskin sampling the new new tennis courts. There were some excellent tennis stars of the future. The children will be bringing fliers home to tell you about the taster sessions.


Y5 tennis, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 28th Apr 2017 @ 5:34pm

Today I saw some budding Andy Murrays and Virginia Wades when P5 went to Ruskin Drive for their tennis taster session. All children got involved and I was struck by some good sportsmanship. I particularly enjoyed watching them play the 'jail' game.

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