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Holiday Reading Task

Date: 4th Aug 2017 @ 2:34pm

Dear Children.

I hope you are having a super summer holiday.  I can't wait to be your new teacher in September.

I hope you have all remembered to read a book over the summer bread and don't forget to take a photograph of you reading it.

Remember- bring the book and your photograph into school on the first day back after the holidays so that I can hear all about it and we can all share our books with each other.

Happy reading 3P.

Mrs Pasterfield

York Trip memories

Date: 12th Apr 2017 @ 5:06pm

Class 3P- Have you any photographs or things you want to say about our trip to York.

 

My favourite memory was when we were dressed up guarding the fort.

I wonder who that extra large child is?

Ducklings

Date: 24th Mar 2017 @ 9:30pm

On Monday 20th March 5 duck eggs were delivered to the Foundation Stage. On Wednesday 3 hatched!

Since then the other two have also arrived.

The ducks have been a source of fascination for the children for the last two weeks, three went back to the farm yesterday, the other two were purchased and rehomed by one of the parents. Before they went we had some fun playing on the carpet and watching them have a bath!

Have a look at the video and photos!

6U Book Week

Date: 29th Jan 2017 @ 5:11pm

We started off this week reading the Enormous Crocodile. Shortly afterwards we received the news via a Newsround report that the crocodile had escaped capture in the Macclesfield area.

In the hope of finding out more information to help us write a newspaper report on the incident we interviewed witnesses to his crimes: Trunky (the elephant), Roly-Poly (the bird), (Muggle-Wump the monkey) and Humpy Rumpy (the hippo).

We had a visit and workshop with Richard Knight. The author of Winter’s Shadow, Finn, the Court Painter’s Apprentice and more. He taught use some great techniques for tension writing using video clips from Monsters Inc and Great Expectations.

We also had a visit from one of 6Us aunties who is an illustrator. Becky brought some of her amazing work to show us and talked about how to start out in this career. She also taught us how to create flipbooks so that we could create some of our own simple animations.

One of the highlights of the week was ‘Camp Marlborough’ where we came back to school - once it had gone dark – in our wellies and warm clothes for our teachers to read stories around a campfire. We ate toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate to help us keep nice and warm.

To finish the fantastic week, we teamed up with 2W to create Enormous Crocodile puppet shows. Each group (of two Year 6s and two Year 2s) were given a section of the story and they had to create the scenery, puppets, and script for their part. We then put them all together to make one full show.

CSI Science

Date: 12th Dec 2016 @ 10:55am

As part of our secondary school transition programme, today 6U visited Tytherington School for a fun morning as Crime Scene Investigators. Here they had to use the evidence presented to solve a crime. This included: viewing textile samples under the microscope, examining fingerprint evidence, using chromatography to analyse ink samples and much more.

Everyone had a great morning and we are looking forward to visiting Tytherington again soon for more transition activities.

Harvest

Date: 23rd Oct 2016 @ 8:53am

What a wonderful Harvest Festival! Well done years 5 and 6 for your great singing, performances and a lovely atmosphere at this time of year. 

Conway 2016

Date: 1st Oct 2016 @ 7:45pm

Just three weeks into the new school year, Year 6 headed off to the Conway Centre on Anglesey for an exciting week of outdoor adventure. We were lucky enough to have perfect blue skies and sunshine for much of week which meant that getting out and about was all the more enjoyable.

We took part in a range of activities including: problem solving, raft building, sailing, canoeing, abseiling, sea-level traversing and crabbing which were all incredible. Some of the activites on offer where a real personal challenge for many but our instructors were fantastic and as we learnt to trust them, we learnt to push ourselves more and more.

At the end of the week we all wanted to stay longer and continue to enjoy the wonderful environment, experiences and laughs that we had along the way. Thank you to all the Conway Centre staff for a brilliant week.

Science afternoon

Date: 8th Jul 2016 @ 12:11pm

Year 3 had a fantastic afternoon with Suzannah and Gair Ford carrying out lots of experiments and finding out lots of exciting things about chemicals and their reactions.

We experimented with electricity- looking at conductors and insulators and found that the metal on our zips and metal strips on our shoes were conductors, but that our plastic buttons were insulators.

We used a PH scale to test whether liquids like hand wash, lemon juice, kitchen cleaner and coke were acids or alkalis. We found out that water was neutral.

Gair and Suzannah showed us that if you mxed together different chemicals in a bottle, you could shake thebottle and the liquid would change colour. We thought this was magic!!

We explored how the molecules in solids, liquids and gases moved around and took it in turns to pretend to be the molecules.

We were really excited to make the slime! To make this, we mixed together pva glue and water and then added green food colouring. After we had mixed this together, Suzannah added the borax. We had to be careful not to touch the slime as the borax is an irritant. Owen managed to stand up with his slime and stretch it all the way from the table to his head!

We had a lot of fun outside setting off water rockets, some of which explored in Gair's face! We also got to put mentos in bottle of coke and watched it shoot out!

We were lucky enough to complete other experiments like volcanoes, chromatography and other fun activities!

We had a really great day!

3G's Scientists!!

Date: 5th Jul 2016 @ 4:21pm

This afternoon, 3G were very lucky to have Mr and Mrs Ford come in and plan an afternoon of science experiments for the children. Lots of fun was had by all, especially making the green slime!!

Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty!

Date: 13th Jun 2016 @ 9:00pm

The whole school went out onto the field on Friday morning to sign the National Anthem and then Happy Birthday to the Queen.   We hope she could hear us from Buckingham Palace!

 

Happy 90th Birthday!

Burwardsley

Date: 10th Jun 2016 @ 9:11am

Wow! The first two days of Burwardsley have been amazing!

Have you found the Bog Baby?

Date: 2nd Jun 2016 @ 4:27pm

We have been hunting for the Bog Baby.

Have you found one of your own? Maybe there is one in your garden.

Take a look and if you find one send me a message on our blog to tell me about it.

 

Mrs Pasterfield

Fieldwork in 3W

Date: 26th May 2016 @ 9:19am

This week, 3W have been exploring the ourdoor environment. Their focus for geography was to be able to recognise physical and human features. The children's task was to carry out a scavenger hunt by looking at the pictures on their worksheet, finding the object around the school grounds and then deciding if the object was a human or a physical feature.

It was so lovely to see the fantastic teamwork and the bundles of enthusiasm we had as a class.

All of the class agreed how much they enjoy taking their learning outdoors. Fingers crossed for some more sunny weather!!

Freddy Fit Circuit Training in PE

Date: 23rd May 2016 @ 8:58pm

Over the last half term, year 3 have been taking part in circuit training in PE.

Each week, we have been introduced to more activities, exericises, stretches and challenges for us to have a go at. We particularly like the balance wobble board and we are getting a lot more confident at balancing on it now!

Miss Woodcock has been really pleased with the effort that we all put in to trying to complete the stretches and exercises correctly.

We've enjoyed exercising to the music as we think this makes exercising more fun. Miss Woodcock loves picking the songs that we workout to!

Have a look at the pictures to see what sort of things we have been doing.

Working as part of a team

Date: 22nd May 2016 @ 7:55pm

We have been learning how to work in a team. We designed and created dinosaurs as part of our work from the book 'How to grow a dinosaur.'

We had to take into account everyone's views and work out what to use and how to stick it all together. We took them outside and painted them!

Do you like our dinosaurs?

How to grow a dinosaur

Date: 10th May 2016 @ 4:51pm

Wow ! The children have loved this and have really enjoyed exploring planting real seeds and watching them grow. Not to mention their imaginations that have been going wild with the thought of growing dinosaurs !

What else do you think we could grow?

 

Sunny Sunglasses

Date: 9th May 2016 @ 4:54pm

In science, we have been learning about light. We have investigated what materials reflect light and protect our eyes from the sun. We have found that the best materials to use are translucent, so that you can see through them, they are not opaque. The materials that reflect the sun the best are always shiny. We decided to use coloured cellophane to make our sunglasses. Have a look at our sunglasses, do you like them? Maybe, you could try and make your own?

Festival on the Field

Date: 20th Apr 2016 @ 4:25pm

Year have been having so much fun today!   This morning, we practised our singing and our dancing for festival on the field.  We sang to Bruno Mars (Count on me) then we danced to Justin Beiber (Sorry) and Jesse Glynn (Don't be so hard on yourself).  The songs we chose linked with friendships & getting on & falling out. Take a peek at some of our photographs!

Spelling blog.

Date: 29th Mar 2016 @ 8:11pm

Can you add some 'ee' words to our class blog?

Mrs Pasterfield will start us off-

sweet

meat

Pete

Bikeability

Date: 15th Mar 2016 @ 6:00pm

 

Today, 3G have had an exciting time taking part in Bikeability! We all got stuck in to a variety of activities including;

  • Control skills on a bike

  • Sports games on the field

  • Discussing healthy eating and riding an exercise bike which blended fruit to make a smoothie (yummy!)

  • Testing out bikes designed for disabled children

  • Road safety

  • How to look after and maintain a bike remember ABC…

    A=Air  B=Breaks  C=Chain

Parents' Reading Evening

Date: 12th Mar 2016 @ 8:29am

Thank you to all the parents who attended our recent Reading Information Evening, we hope you found it useful and has provided you with some ideas that you can use with your children. Below are some of the resources that were shared on the evening to remind you of things discussed or for you to have a 'sneak peek' if you weren't able to come.

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World Book Day

Date: 9th Mar 2016 @ 7:38pm

We had great fun dressing as book characters. Mr Hope dressed as Wilma Flintstone - not sure that is a famous book character book we'll give him the benefit of the doubt because he was wearing a dress.

Check out some of our photos below!

Book Day!

Date: 9th Mar 2016 @ 10:09am

Well done to all the children who came in dressed up as different book characters - you looked great!!

World Book Day

Date: 8th Mar 2016 @ 2:50pm

In year 3, we spent the morning completing different book activites. We had to draw a picture of the character we came dressed as and then describe it. We also has to wirte a book review and discuss the plot and characters. The next activity we did was creating our own stories. To do this we had to write down and cut out different characters, settings and objects from different books. At random we had to pick 2 characters a setting and a prop and create our own mini stories.

Laura picked: Harry Potter and the Queen ice, living in an ice palace with a wand.

Callum picked: Aguero, Fantastic Mr Fox, The death Star and chocolate from Willy Wonka.

Lexie Picked: Harry Potter, Darth Vader, living in the underground and they had goo.

On Thursday 3rd march, the book fair opened and there was lots of different books like Creature Teacher and lots more. A few of us bought a book or stationary from the book fair.

Look at the pictures of us dressed up for the day!

Conor, Dylan, James, Sam, Laura and Billie all dressed as Harry Potter.

Owen came as Charlie Bucket

Georgia was an Oompa Lumpa- So was Miss Woodcock!

Aanya and Charlotte were Snow Queens

Isla was Mildred from the Worst Witch

Lexie, Erin, Erin and Jess were all Herminone.

Gwen Was the Creature from Creature Teacher.

Lieselotte was Nimbus 2000

Atharva was The Wimpy Kid.

Josh R was Darth Vader

Josh D was Mr Twit

Evie was Alice from Alice in Wonderland

Carli was Ginny

Harvey was a ninja

Callum was Horrid Henry

Sam was Fantastic Mr Fox

Sean was Aguero from a Manchester City Football Book.

"There was loads of people dressed up as characters from Harry Potter!" Lexie

"All the grown ups dressed up, I really liked it and they made a show!" Laura

"The funniest grown up was Mr Hope!" Isla

"Some people in KS1 were Star wars character too!" Josh R

"There were some children who dressed up as characters that no one else did!" Atharva

"We did some really fun activities!" Erin M

Extreme Reading Winners

Date: 8th Mar 2016 @ 12:16pm

Congratulations to the winners of our 'Extreme Reading' Competition.

We had lots of fantastic entries but we managed to narrow it down to three. Our winners won a book from the book fair as well as some other goodies.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Overall Winner: Jonathon S

KS1 Runner Up: Ruby N

KS2 Runner Up: Amelie H