En Garde

En Garde

This week Heapey Class have had our first taste of fencing. It was absolutely brilliant! We are learning new skills such as lunge, retreat and learning how to use the equipment safely and correctly. Shola was our fencer of the week showing good listening and fencing skills. We can’t…

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To Bee or not to Bee

To Bee or not to Bee

Rivington class Spelling Bee got underway this week with all the class participating. After a few early round exits, we were left with a group of 7 finalists which then dwindled to 3 after some tough spelling challenges.

After a mistake from Ethan in the final round,…

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The World Cup is fast approaching .........

The World Cup is fast approaching and last September we set each class the challenge of running to the World Cup Final. This week we have been trying hard to get our miles in during the lovely weather that we have been having. It’s not easy to run a mile at the start of everyday but it has been…

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LOOK AT US GO ........

LOOK AT US GO ........

What a great afternoons practise with Astley and Heapey! We have been perfecting our technique for the relay race for sports day, we are amazing !!!

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I think Spring is finally here!

I think Spring is finally here!

We have enjoyed a lovely spring walk this week observing how the plants and flowers have changed, we used the i-pads to capture what we found creating a montage of pictures.

All our perseverance has paid off, as this week we are the proud recipient of the…

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River Walkers

River Walkers

We’ve really got our teeth stuck into our topic work on rivers this week firstly by getting on digimap and locating the source of the River Chor and tracking its route all the way to its confluence with the River Yarrow down at Gillibrand reservoir. We then got a little more…

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There have been some very confused faces around school this week .....

There have been some very confused faces around school this week as Mrs Crowther has been asking everyone to bring in as many hammers as they could into school. ‘Why do you need all those hammers?’ ‘What are we going to build?’ were just a few of the questions being asked. All soon became apparent…

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Trip Day! The best day of the year! A chance to escape the classroom for a whole day and get out and about in the great British countryside.

Trip Day! The best day of the year! A chance to escape the classroom for a whole day and get out and about in the great British countryside.

We had a wonderful day in the Lake District visiting Brockholes Visitor Centre. Mrs Crowther could believe how much it had changed since last year.

In…

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A huge thank you to all of our parents that attended our stay and play this week

A huge thank you to all of our parents that attended our stay and play this week. It was great to see so many of you in class J this time we focused on writing and the children loved showing all the fantastic work that they can do. This week in literacy we have had a big writing focus as we have…

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“Och her and her fancy ways!”

“Och her and her fancy ways!”

We have been learning the story of ‘Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers.’ Grannie Mainland comes to visit and Alecina the sheep gets up to her neck in the boggy lock!  We have been describing the characters so that our stories next week will be amazing!

In…

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The children have been fine tuning their landscape drawing skills this week

The children have been fine tuning their landscape drawing skills this week, focusing on foreground, middle ground, background, horizon line, perspective and scale to produce some marvellous sketches. See the pics below for examples.

In science we have looked at how evaporation and condensation…

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This week we have been focusing on our landscape drawing in art.

This week we have been focusing on our landscape drawing in art. We have experimented with line guides for foreground, middle ground and background which helped us to segment a landscape up into specific zones. This helped us to tackle more complex drawings of more difficult vistas. We then headed…

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