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What a year we’ve had!

What a year we’ve had! Getting sorted by the Sorting Hat way back in September was really exciting. We loved learning about Harry Potter and especially about the music of John Williams.

As they year has gone on we have worked hard with our handwriting, spellings and times tables to the point…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 July 2017

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How does water get from the roots to the leaves?

How does water get from the roots to the leaves?

This week year 3 in science we have been investigating how water travels from the roots to the leaves.  We now know that the roots absorb the water and transports it to the leaves.  The water then evaporates, this causes the stem to suck up more…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 July 2017

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Beatrix Potter’s magnificent imagination has affected children ....

Beatrix Potter’s magnificent imagination has affected children and adults all over the world.  Everyone knows The Tale of Peter Rabbit! Her pictures and stories have a charming and thrilling imagination which every person, every parent, every child can enjoy.

This week we have been looking at…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 June 2017

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Michel Roux watch out because Limbrick Class have become master chefs

Michel Roux watch out because Limbrick Class have become master chefs this week. All week we have been planning and writing recipes for our own soups, learning different cooking skills, making our own butter and trying it out.

We’ve learnt how to chop, peel and grate ready to make our own leek…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 May 2017

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The sun has been shining so we decided to take our learning outside.

The sun has been shining so we decided to take our learning outside. We knew we had a few more challenges to complete to earn our Bronze award for the RSPB Wild Challenges so we thought Thursday would be a perfect opportunity. So off we went down onto the school field and into the Garden of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 9 May 2017

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The first day back and already something strange has happened!

The first day back and already something strange has happened! There’s been an alien invasion! Our room was turned upside down. Mrs Crowther was furious because she thought we had all done it but after a bit of an investigation where we interviewed the teachers and other pupils we found a video…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 April 2017

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Who was the greatest? Alfred or Athelstan?

Who was the greatest? Alfred or Athelstan? That is what we have been discussing and researching this week. Alfred was known as Alfred the Great but Athelstan was pretty awesome too. Why don’t you ask us what we think?

This week we have also been learning about opaque, transparent and…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 April 2017

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Finally the sun has come out .....

Finally the sun has come out and we have been able to play on the trim trail! With this in mind we have been learning about the dangers of the sun and how we can protect ourselves from it. We have written a letter to Mrs Blackledge explaining our concerns and we hope to hear back from her…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 28 March 2017

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We’ve had a go at making our own Viking runes ...

This week has been a week of making things. We’ve had a go at making our own Viking runes, made light move in different directions, we’ve tried to make our own weavings and we’ve had loads of fun making bridges for our STEM challenge.

This week has also seen us celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 March 2017

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The mystery of the Book Elves…

The mystery of the Book Elves…

On Friday we came into class to find a book wrapped up on Mrs Crowther’s desk with a letter attached. When we opened it we found that they mysterious Book Elves had left us a book to read as a class. It is called ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’. It’s about a rabbit…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 14 March 2017

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This week has been so much fun!

This week has been so much fun!

Olaf the Viking came to see us and we learnt so much about how Vikings used to live – they weren’t all that vicious after all. We learnt how they used to travel and navigate, some of the games they played and how they kept in time when they were rowing their long…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 March 2017

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What an action packed first week back we’ve had.

What an action packed first week back we’ve had.

Tuesday saw developing our cricket skills when we had an expert coach come to teach us during our PE lesson. We learnt lots for different ways in which we could field the ball. We’re really looking forward to next week’s session.

Wednesday saw…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 28 February 2017

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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Look at all of the brilliant work the children have been doing in the half term holidays – making Viking shields. They’ve also been hard at it reading their new mystery library books and from what they tell me they are thoroughly enjoying them.

This morning we have also been…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 February 2017

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Are old people tall?

Are old people tall?

That’s what we have been thinking about in our science work this week. At first we thought they might have been because we know you grow as you get older. So we did some measuring of children and adults to find out. It turns out that just because you are old doesn’t mean…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 February 2017

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We’re human satnavs.

We’re human satnavs. We’ve used maps so much this week that there’s no way we could get lost in Chorley. We have followed routes, found special buildings, learnt how to use grid references, and found out about the different symbols used on maps. So the next time you’re lost then just ask…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 February 2017

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Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…

We thought the weather had improved slightly so we took the risk to head out to hang up our feeders. How wrong we were. It was freezing and it started to rain. We managed to put our feeders all around school – near Mr Hansen’s class, in Astley’s Class’ outdoor…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 24 January 2017

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What a mess!

What a mess!

This week we have made our bird feeders ready to hang out and encourage some birds to come and visit our school grounds. Some of us really didn’t like getting our hands full of lard and Mrs Cooper didn’t like hoovering up the mess.

Why have we done this? Well it’s all because…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 17 January 2017

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It’s Christmaaaaaaasssssssss!!!!!! Party time! Excellent!

It’s Christmaaaaaaasssssssss!!!!!! Party time! Excellent!

Year 3 and 4 had a brilliant time this week at their Christmas party, lots of fun, food and dancing as well as some really silly forfeits in the pass the parcel. One or two children showed us their moves on the dance floor and even more…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 December 2016

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We’ve been hard at work this week building our own Stonehenge.

We’ve been hard at work this week building our own Stonehenge, well not as big as the real thing but a model at least. We learnt about how they moved the huge rocks from south Wales down to Wiltshire that’s over 240 miles by land and sea! We also found out that to build Stonehenge it would have…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 December 2016

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This week has seen us rustle up a tasty treat of Rock and Roll Crumble.

This week has seen us rustle up a tasty treat of Rock and Roll Crumble. Stone Age people would have eaten stewed fruit and ground seeds and nuts so we decided to have a go at making our own. We used pestle and mortars to grind up sunflower, sesame and linseeds which we then sprinkled over stewed…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 29 November 2016

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We’ve become archaeologists.

We’ve become archaeologists. This week we have been looking a range of evidence found at Skara Brae to help us find out how Stone Age people were changing the way they lived and becoming Bronze Age people. We found out that they were becoming farmers and would have developed tools to help them…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 November 2016

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Anyone fancy a S.T.E.M. Challenge?

Anyone fancy a S.T.E.M. Challenge?

This week has seen us turn into designers and architects to try and put together some of the skills we developed last half term in our DT work. Mrs Crowther set us the challenge of trying to build the tallest, freestanding tower we could using only 7 pieces of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 November 2016

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This week our class has sounded like a movie theatre ....

This week our class has sounded like a movie theatre because we have been listening to lots of examples of John Williams’ music. He has written dozens of musical scores for so many famous films. We had to listen to and compare the music from Star Wars, Jaws, E.T and Harry Potter. Some of the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2016

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We’ve finally sorted the good from the bad.

We’ve finally sorted the good from the bad.

All week we have been thinking about who would be on Harry’s side in a battle against. We finally came up with a list but it was very hard to sort them out. It’s a good job we made a data base of all of their characteristics, it would have taken us…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 17 October 2016

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More strange goings on in Limbrick Class….

More strange goings on in Limbrick Class….

There have been some very strange looking people wandering around; we think they are wizards who have escaped from Azkaban. Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of them in the coming weeks, we need to get them captured as soon as possible.

To…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 October 2016

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We almost did it.

We almost did it. We almost caught Aragog but unfortunately our cages were a little too small. We did however manage to catch quite a few baby spiders. We have come to the agreement with Aragog that we won’t trap her as long as she promises not to eat anymore of Hagrid’s pet rats. However, we…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 27 September 2016

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Something seriously strange has been going on in our class this week.

Something seriously strange has been going on in our class this week. Mrs Crowther gave us some bits of red and blue plastic and they have been sticking to all kinds of things, Miss Bishop’s whistle, Ruby’s hair clip, chair legs, door handles, fire extinguishers. To be honest we think it must be…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 27 September 2016

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Arrrggghhhhh!!!!!

Arrrggghhhhh!!!!!

Aragog the giant spider is on the loose. Hagrid has sent Limbrick class a letter asking us to help him as the pesky critter has been eating his pet rats. Of course we just had to help. We have been thinking carefully about the materials we want to use to build the cage, as…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 September 2016

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Food Glorious Food……

Food Glorious Food……

This week has seen us chopping, peeling, frying, stirring, crushing and blending all to make our very soups. We had everything from spicy chicken and vegetable soup to a creamy green soup. This is the third year we have been making soups in year three and I can honestly say…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 July 2016

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I thought library were supposed to be quiet places?

I thought library were supposed to be quiet places? Well yesterday Chorley library certainly wasn’t. We enjoy a trip to the library to find out more about what they offer, took part in a few quizzes and got to borrow a book with our library cards. At one point the library was actually asking us to…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 July 2016

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A class of Masterchefs

A class of Masterchefs is definitely what we have. This week we have tasted a whole host of different cakes and bakes as well as hearing about delicious pizzas, tasty BBQs and mouth-watering meatballs.

We’ve started to think about where in the world our food comes from and exactly how it gets…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 June 2016

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Did those feet walk upon England’s mountains green?

Did those feet walk upon England’s mountains green? Well on Friday ours did. We spent the day at the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockholes. Thankfully the rain held off which made it 2 out of 3 pleasant days for Mrs Crowther’s trips to the Lakes.

We had a brilliant time learning more about…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 23 May 2016

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As quiet as church mice ....

This week we’ve had to be as quiet as church mice while the Year Six children took their SATs tests. We’ve spent the week learning a really important life skill – adding and subtracting money. There’s no way, when we’re older, that we are going to be short changed!

In PE we also had loads of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 May 2016

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Short but busy...

Short but busy. That’s what this week has been. Even though we have had two days off this week we have managed to fit in the work of all five days. We were supposed to take a little jaunt into town last week but the weather soon out a stop to that. Thankfully this week the sun has finally come out…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 9 May 2016

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VIKINGA! VIKINGA! VIKINGA!

VIKINGA! VIKINGA! VIKINGA!

Monday saw us on our adventure to Lancaster to meet two real life Vikings, Linden and Olaf. Boy oh boy that Olaf was one scary guy! We learnt so much, for example did you know that in a Viking home the men cannot sit down until all the ladies have. In fact it is the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 March 2016

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Do you know the difference between warp and weft?

Do you know the difference between warp and weft?

We do. Because the Vikings couldn’t just nip to the nearest Tesco to get their clothes, they had to make their own and this meant weaving cloth. This week we have had a try at weaving our own cloth on our very own mini looms. Some of us were…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 March 2016

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Big square, small square, cardboard box…

Big square, small square, cardboard box…

This week we have been learning about shapes. We can identify all manner of different lines and angles (not ANGELS) and can even name some very unusual looking shapes. By the end of the week we were using our knowledge of 2D shapes to help us solve the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 29 February 2016

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Johnny has returned!

Johnny has returned!

We found him loitering in the corridors around school so we decided we had better write down some descriptions of him in case he goes walk about again in the future. Mrs Crowther also taught us a few different map symbols to help us with our map reading skills, she thought…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 February 2016

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This is not just a cake…

This is not just a cake…

This week we have been budding advertising moguls trying to create our own version of the infamous M&S adverts. We got to try the cake out and think carefully about which language we could use to best describe the sponge, filling and icing. Of course linking in to our…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 February 2016

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Bright lights! Bright lights!

Bright lights! Bright lights! This week we have been learning about UV light and how dangerous it can be. We have set up a little experiment in our class to see if we can observe the effects of UV light. We have discussed how we can keep ourselves safe from UV light during the coming summer…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 1 February 2016

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This week has been another busy one.....

This week has been another busy one. We have been working like mad to write our own folk tales based on the Lancashire Giant. It’s taking a long time but Mrs Crowther is really pleased with our efforts so far.

Carrying on from our work on light we have been finding out about what makes a good…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 26 January 2016

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Johnny has returned!

Johnny has returned! We found him loitering in the corridors around school so we decided we had better write down some descriptions of him in case he goes walk about again in the future. Mrs Crowther also taught us a few different map symbols to help us with our map reading skills, she thought it…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 January 2016

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Has anyone seen the Lancashire Giant?

Has anyone seen the Lancashire Giant? His name is Johnny and he was last seen heading off to London. We searched all around Chorley town centre for him but we only managed to get some pictures of several key buildings in town – not a giant in sight. If you do spot him around please do let us…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 January 2016

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The final countdown to the big Ho! Ho! Ho!

The final countdown to the big Ho! Ho! Ho! This week has seen all manner of Christmas activities going on in school ranging from selection box bingo and our class party to carols round the crib and cake decorating. We’ve all had so much fun but now we are ready for a good rest ready for all the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 December 2015

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What do you get if you stick cocktail sticks into marshmallows?

What do you get if you stick cocktail sticks into marshmallows? A great maths lesson about 3D shapes. The children really enjoyed making all manner of different shapes and discussing their various properties. We also managed to finish our letters to Father Christmas this week, persuading him that…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 December 2015

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Stewed fruit?

Stewed fruit? I don’t think so! We had lots of strange faces this week as we tried some stewed berries – Stone Age style. Mrs Crowther tried to convince us that it would be just like eating jam but even she screwed up her face when she tried it. The problem is jam has lots of sugar in it which…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 December 2015

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So many things have happened this week but at the top of the list has been lots of practice for our Christmas play

So many things have happened this week but at the top of the list has been lots of practice for our Christmas play. Lots of singing and lots of drama. In between practices we have been finding out exactly what Stone Age people ate and how they would have cooked it. Molly brought in a piece of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 30 November 2015

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Did cavemen really live in caves?

Did cavemen really live in caves? Well to be honest at first they did. As time passed however they began to move around much more and needed to build themselves their own shelters when no caves could be found. This week we had lots of fun in the Garden of Eden being hunter/gatherers and collecting…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 20 November 2015

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Were cavemen artists?

Were cavemen artists? Of course they were – all over the world there is evidence of early art on cave walls and this is what we have been studying this week. Obviously Mrs Blackledge wouldn’t want us drawing on the walls in school so we used sand paper to give a texture that was a bit like the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 November 2015

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Our classroom turn into a cave

This week has seen our classroom turn into a cave as we have begun our topic on the Stone Age. Over the holidays several children have built their own mini Stonehenge, we even had an edible one! We have been reading all about a Stone Age boy called Rocky who is just desperate for adventure and…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 9 November 2015

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Exciting news!

Exciting news! This week Mrs Crowther has got out the brand new recorders and we have been using them in our music lesson. We only had 2 notes to play but it was quite tricky to get our hands in the right place. We managed to play along with the song we are working with, the reggae classic ‘Three…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2015

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We really feel like juniors this week!

This week has been another action packed one. We really feel like juniors this week as we have been learning the grown up way to do written addition calculations and do you know what, we’re pretty good at it. On Friday we had a visit from an Olympic athlete who did some work with us on fitness and…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 October 2015

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What an exciting morning.

What an exciting morning. Today we have learnt about perimeter but rather than just measuring around the outside of shapes on a piece of paper we got to make our own. We used art straws to make our own shapes. We measured each of the sides and then added them together to find the total length of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 5 October 2015

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Junior Taster Day

Junior Taster Day. On Tuesday we welcomed the Year 2 children into the Juniors so they could see what it was like to be in the ‘big’ part of school. We had a little chat about anything they might be worried about and how the juniors were just the same as the infants really. We had a look round so…

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This week we have done lots of work on programming …

This week we have done lots of work on programming and have learnt how to programme a set of traffic lights in sequence as well as controlling and alien spaceship. Now that we are masters at programming we have started to write our own very simple computer game using a range of commands as well as…

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What a energetic week …

This week has been and action packed one in every sense of the word. We started off on Monday with a mini multi skills competition run by Mr Broomhead. We had to use our football, rugby, netball and hockey skills to earn points for our house teams.

Tuesday was the main event with junior sports…

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It’s been such a lovely week …

Seeing as it’s been such a lovely week we thought we would spend some time outside. If you remember way back in October we planted some onions in our school allotment. Well the time has come to dive them up. Some of them have been lost to the birds and to be honest other just died as we didn’t…

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The Great Escape … more blogs to follow

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Carrying on with our map work in our topic lessons

Carrying on with our map work in our topic lessons we have been having a go at a basic version of orienteering. We have been able to use a map to find different points on the playground. What made it difficult was Mrs Crowther asked us to add up numbers from each of those points. Some of us really…

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