Yarrow Class Blog


Future Prime Ministers?

Future Prime Ministers?

On Wednesday, we went to the Town Hall for an event that Chorley Council were running to demonstrate some of the different responsibilities the Council have.

We had great fun at the silent disco to see how Chorley’s Get Up and Go! programme works and we made some…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 December 2016

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Eruptions In Action!

Eruptions In Action!

Last week, we began our ‘Angry Earth’ topic. We will be investigating volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

Last week, we started to think about how and why a volcano erupts. First, we used blu-tac to attach an alker-selzer tablet to the lid of a film canister. Next,…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 November 2016

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Our Change 4 Life has been a great success

Our Change 4 Life has been a great success so far and our team of budding leaders are enthusiastic to spread the word of our healthy eating campaign. They have created their own smoothies using a variety of ingredients and even surprised themselves with how much they liked some of the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 November 2016

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Jedi Academy

Jedi Academy

This week, we’ve been experiencing first-hand what it’s like to be in Star Wars, thanks to virtual reality.


Using the iPads, we were able to jump on a land speeder and take a cruise around the desert planet Jakku. Thanks to the app, we were able to look all around the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2016

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Escaping the dreaded Sarlacc!

Escaping the dreaded Sarlacc!

This week in Yarrow class, our challenge is to ‘avoid the Sarlacc’. The Sarlacc is a menacing, carnivorous creature that devours its prey whole…not something you want to get on the wrong side of!

 

After some serious planning, we decided to build a bridge…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 27 September 2016

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Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

A selection of children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a challenge for the government scheme Change 4 Life.  We decided to learn a little about healthy choices when it comes to food.  We enjoyed making smoothies, healthy snacks such as flapjacks and understanding that the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 9 June 2016

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‘You’re hired!’

‘You’re hired!’

We’ve had a very exciting start to the week after we spent the day with the Young Enterprise team. The children have begun a project where they will create their own business and develop products to sell with the aim of making as much profit as they can!

The day started off…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 June 2016

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Tweet, Tweet!

Tweet, Tweet!

Our classroom is connected! In Yarrow class, we’ve recently set up our own class Twitter account so that we can share, connect and collaborate with the world around us. We will use our classroom Twitter account (@Yarrow_Class) to share snippets of our work, learning and life in…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 April 2016

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Wondrous World Museum

Wondrous World Museum

It’s been a very busy week in Yarrow class! After we wrapped the filming for our space themed movie, we took a trip to the World Museum in Liverpool.

 

The museum has 5 floors of exciting exhibits (and lots of stairs!). We started off on the space floor and looked at…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 February 2016

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Lights…Camera…Action!

Lights…Camera…Action!

This week, Yarrow class were transformed into a hive of budding film makers. We worked with a local film company to produce our film for the IntoFilm competition, where our film could be shown on the International Space Station!

We began by creating a storyboard of our…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 February 2016

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Location, Location, Location!

Location, Location, Location!

 

Next week, we will be working with a local film company to produce our entry for the Into Film: Space competition. The winning entries will be sent up to the International Space Station to entertain Tim Peakes!

 

This week, it was all about finding a…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 26 January 2016

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So You Think You Can Dance?

So You Think You Can Dance?

Over the last few weeks, Yarrow class have been working with Lorraine from the Chorley Sports Partnership to develop our dancing skills.

 

The children have been working hard to learn and develop a routine of their own to the song “Shut Up and Dance With…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 14 December 2015

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Something Strange In The Skies?

Something Strange In The Skies?

 

This week in Yarrow class, we’ve heard some strange reports about mysterious, bright lights in the skies over Chorley! Apparently, the first sightings were over Rivington at around 11pm. The strange craft had blue lights and darted around the skies over…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 14 December 2015

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Volcanic Bake Off!

Volcanic Bake Off!

It seems that we have a few Great British Bake-Off fans in class after we have had a sudden influx of volcano inspired cakes!

 

As part of their topic homework, Yarrow class were challenged to recreate a volcano. Izzy and Niamh went one step further and produced…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 14 December 2015

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Volcanologists at Work!

Volcanologists at Work!

 

This week we have been continuing with our Angry Earth topic. So far, we have discovered what a volcano is and where to find them. We’ve also looked at whether or not we’d like to live near a volcano and believe it or not…some of us actually said yes!

 

This…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 14 December 2015

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Clever Concoctions!

Clever Concoctions!

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we have been designing our own super smoothies. We looked at different fruits and vegetables and thought about which we thought would work well together. Then, we predicted what our smoothie would look like.

This week, we got to the bit we…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 9 November 2015

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Super Smoothies!

Super Smoothies!

This week, as part of our Healthy Hearts programme, we designed our own healthy super smoothies!

 

First, we looked at all the different fruits, vegetables and seeds we could choose from and then we picked out some combinations that we thought would work well together.…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2015

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Healthy Hearts!

Healthy Hearts!

This week we started our Young @ Heart project. The project involves us trying lots of different sports out and also learning about what makes us healthy. This week we started to think about what we fuel our bodies with and whether we can change that to make ourselves…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 October 2015

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Sporting Superstars!

 

Sporting Superstars!

We’ve had a very sporty day today in Yarrow class. The day started off with some circuit training, which definitely woke us all up! We had 4 activities to do and had to keep it up for 1 minute. It sounds easy but we were very tired after it.

Once we’d got our…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 October 2015

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Fun at Hothersall!

Fun at Hothersall!

We’ve had a rather different week in school as we’ve been on our residential. We went to Hothersall Lodge and had a fantastic time trying new challenges and facing our fears.

We participated in lots of different activities such as climbing, caving, archery, orienteering,…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 5 October 2015

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GOODBYE BLOG!

This week has been an emotional week as it’s the last time we’ll see our year 6’s as they’ll be moving shortly to their secondary schools.

As well this, the rest of the school have been meeting their new teachers and T.A’s on transition day also year 6’s have met their form tutors and had a day…

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As most parents and families are aware, sports day took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school

As most parents and families are aware, Tuesday 22nd of June, sports day took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, and for the Year 2’s, as their final sport day in the infants each house team were almost certain they would win. This event started with all teams gathering in the hall,…

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In Yarrow we have been preparing for the year 1s empty class room day…

This week in Yarrow we have been preparing for the year 1s empty class room day, with courses such as PE, reading, find it and maths. This helps the children of Y1 learn in a more creative way. We have set up various courses to entertain the children but help them learn in a fun way too. When the…

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Stepping Into Dragon’s Den!

This week in year 6, we had some special visitors from Young Enterprise. We looked at what a business did and some of the roles and decisions involved. Then, we had to come up with some cunning ideas to earn cash fast. We thought of some great products such as:

Fashionable jewellery

Homemade…

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