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SID 2016

Date: 12th Feb 2016 @ 2:23pm

An overview of our SID and activites.

On Tuesday 9th February we spent the afternoon carrying out SID activities. We talked about the assembly Mrs Muir held, discussed the survey that we all did and picked the right answers, we thought about how we would feel if we recieved certain messages and picked feelings to describe us and we created our own rules to make the internet a better place.

On Friday 12th February we watched a performance about SID and the problems we might have and how to solve them.

Billie: We were told not to give out our personal information like our school, house address and phone number.

Callum/Lexie: We should not go on social media sites until we are 13 and an adult should know and be near you.

Carli: People aren't always who they say they are. Be careful who you talk to.

Conor: People could be in disguise- adults could be pretending to look like children. Tell an adult if you are worried.

Georgia: We watched a play about internet safety and learnt alot about it.

Jessica: You should never put your real name or anything about you on the internet. Your usernames should be made up.

Evie: If something comes up on your computer for example: asking for money or information. Stop, block and tell someone.

Joshua R: Don't carry worries with you, if you are worried about anything you must ask and tell someone.

Owen: Cyber bullying is bullying over the internet eg: posting pictures or saying rude and mean things. If you are mean to your friends over the internet, you will lose your friendship.




Learning Blogs!

Date: 12th Feb 2016 @ 2:17pm

This year you have been creating Learning Logs on a weekly basis to show me and your parents what you have learnt over the week. These have been great to see, very colourful and imaginative and some really fantastic pieces have been produced that show the depth of your understanding.

After February half term, you will have the opportunity to continue with your Learning Log in its' current format or to show your learning through a Learning Blog!

Just add your blog onto the blogging area on the school website to share your learning for the week. It will still need to be completed by Wednesday so that we can share them with each other still.

Why not have a try this holiday by writing a blog about your break and letting us know what you have been up to!

Don't forget all the blogging rules we have discussed and make sure your parents have completed your permission slip.

Happy blogging!

Art Project by Georgia Cunningham

Date: 12th Feb 2016 @ 2:10pm

We designed a tree for Spring, Autumn or Summer.

In pencil, we drew a tree trunk and thought about the branches.

We painted the trunk black and used black felt tip to make the branches bold.

We had to choose 3 different colours to paint the flowers and leaves onto the trees. We could choose from greens- for summer, pinks for spring and blossom or Autumnal colours.

We used our fingers to dip into the paint and dot the flowers onto the trees.

On Thursday we had a practice and then today we did the proper one and we all did much better than the practice ones.

It was awesome!

Safer Internet Day

Date: 12th Feb 2016 @ 12:44pm

Today we learnt lots about the internet and how to stay safe online. In the morning, we watched a great drama production which gave us lots of tips (and laughs) about how to stay safe online. Then we spent some time discussing ways to stay safe and any worries we have about using the internet. Finally, we ended the day by creating our own stay safe hearts. The internet is a truly wonderful thing and we have learnt lots about the ways to use it safely.

Safer Internet Day

Date: 12th Feb 2016 @ 12:39pm

Today we learnt lots about the internet and how to stay safe online. We loved becomming internet spies and thinking about ways to disguise ourself online. In the morning, we watched a great drama production which gave us lots of tips (and laughs) about how to stay safe online. A few weeks ago, we completed an E Safety quiz so we spent some time looking through this - Miss Revill was very impressed with how much we know about staying safe online. Finally, we ended the day by creating our own stay safe hearts. The internet is a truly wonderful thing and we have learnt lots about the ways to use it safely.

#ShareAHeart 2M

Date: 10th Feb 2016 @ 2:58pm

This afternoon, we have been thinking about ESafety again.   We watched three short ESafety videos where children, in the videos, got themselves into trouble!   We thought about what those children should have done to stay safe online.

We wrote our ideas in our hearts so that we could share our thoughts.

We will always help our friends if they are in trouble.

This is the advice we would give our friends:

Do not put personal information online - Sophie

Do not take pictures of yourself and send them to people you do not know - Aidan

Do not take silly pictures of your private parts and send them to a friend.  Your friend could send the picture to anyone!! - Jack C

Do NOT go on facebook, instagram, whatsapp, youtube - you have to be 13 years old or above to go on these.  Youtube is 16 - Ruby

Do not agree to meet strangers that you have met online.  These can lead to serious problems - Ihna

Never ever go on chatrooms and speak to strangers you don't know - Charles

Don't show anything private - Isla

Don't share your second name online - Elizabeth

Don't share information like where you live - Kitty

Don't text people unless you are absolutely sure of who they are - always ask and check with your parents - Heidi

Why don't you watch YouTube for kids.   Children are allowed to watch this.  Otherwise you have to be 16 or over - Ellis


Internet Safety Day Take 2

Date: 10th Feb 2016 @ 2:29pm

We each got a heart and had to draw and write how we can help our friends stay safe on line.

Sam wrote 'tell your mum and dad before you go online'.

Scarlett wrote 'if something pops up and you are unsure, tell an adult'.

Niamh wrote 'if someone is bullying you, report the message and tell a trusted adult'.

Tallulah and Rahaul said 'if something bad comes up, tell an adult'.

Jessica said 'make sure you know the people who you are talking to'.

Have a look at our stay safe picture!

ESafety Day 6P

Date: 10th Feb 2016 @ 12:02pm

We spent yesterday afternoon taking part in activities based around e-safety. We discussed all the different forms of media we use. Sadly, many children in the class had some experience of receiving bullying messages. However all of them had dealt these issues well, all had spoken and shown them to a trusted adult who had helped them to then deal with the problem.

We then got into small groups and took part in role plays based around various scenarios involving e-safety. We performed the role plays to each other. They reinforced the rules we were learning and showed us how to use all forms of media in the right way.

Have a look at our photos, we hope you enjoy them!

ESafety Day 2M

Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 3:12pm

This morning, Mrs Muir held a whole school assembly.   She asked the school what websites they use and what dangers they pose.   We also talked about how old you should be to go on different websites.  Mrs Muir also introduced us all to our ESafety Ambassadors - Erin and Ben in Year 5.  They are going to help the school with assemblies, competitions and other things!

This afternoon, we listened to a story about 'The Adventures of Smartie The Penguin'.  In the story, Smartie receives an email that he is not sure about.  He does the right thing and tells his Dad.  His Dad knows to delete and block the message so that Smartie is safe.

We also did an ESafety class quiz!  The teacher read out different scenarios and we decided what the best thing to do would be.  We discussed all our options and decided who was right and who was wrong.

Finally, we looked at the ESafety SMART Rules....

S - Safe (Keep safe by not giving out personal information)

M - Meeting (NEVER meet strangers that you have met online!)

A - Accepting (Don't accept emails or texts that you are not sure about!)

R - Reliable (Don't trust everything you read online!)

T - Tell (Tell a trusted adult!)


We had a fantastic day and learnt alot!

Internet Safety Day 2016

Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 2:25pm

Today is Safer Internet Day.

We have been talking about how to stay safe on the internet. This is what we have been up to:

We read a story about Smartie the Penguin and learnt how to stay safe by telling an adult if something makes us uncomfortable or something goes wrong - Olivia.

We learnt not to tell anyone our password - Nathan.

We should tell an adult if something pops up that we are unsure about - Tallulah.

We have learnt that you need to be a certain age to go on some websites - Harvey.

You should never tell anyone your full name or address - Harry.

Don't give any personal information out about you or your family - Lily-Mae.

Make sure you ask a grownup before you go onto the internet – Lauren.

Go onto the internet with your mum and dad - Sam.

Ask for permission before you use the computer and don't give your phone number out - Ruby.

If something goes wrong tell a trusted adult - Jessica.


Tim Peake

Date: 6th Feb 2016 @ 12:43am


We have loved exploring space with Tim Peake ! You all have produced some amazing work.

I would love to know what did you enjoy finding out about? What would you ask Tim Peake?

What do you think the Naughty Bus will do next?

Date: 6th Feb 2016 @ 12:37am

The Naughty Bus has been getting into such mischief ! What do you think he will do next?

Our Class Trip to Styal Mill

Date: 5th Feb 2016 @ 5:46pm

Today we have a great time at Styal Mill!  We started our day by going to a weaving workshop.  We learnt how cotton was made before cotton mills were built.   We also learnt how to weave using our own weaving boards.  Check out our photos.  After our weaving workshop, we toured the mill and listenened to the noisy machinery.   Finally, we learnt all about a little apprentice called Thomas who ran away from Quarry Bank Mill to see his Mother.  We found out all about a day in a life of a young mill worker.  What a hard life!

We had a fantastic day!

Spare clothes

Date: 3rd Feb 2016 @ 7:54pm

Please send your child to school with spare socks/tights if the weather is wet/snowy.

We are running very low on spare clothes, please could you check if you have any at home that your child has borrowed and return it to us.

Thank you!


Date: 28th Jan 2016 @ 12:02pm

We are looking at adjectives in year 1 and we hope you will help us to make a class list fo them for our English wall. Please add exciting adjectives to this blog and we can share them in school.


Thank you for your help,


Mrs S Capel and Mrs C Morgan

First Aid Training

Date: 27th Jan 2016 @ 7:05pm

This week I have been busy renewing my first aid qualifications.  At Marlborough, we have lots of staff who have first aid qualifications including Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work which are required by the Health and Safety Executive and Department for Education.  Qualified first aiders are on duty every day to attend to any serious accidents or illnesses in school.  Any member of staff is able to deal with minor issues but will, of course, seek a qualified first aider if needed.  

Able Maths Workshop

Date: 18th Jan 2016 @ 3:09pm

Four pupils from Year 4 were lucky enough to be selected to represent the school at an Able Maths Workshop at St Alban’s Primary School on Tuesday 12th January.   They joined pupils from other schools working on some tricky problem solving activities.  They were accompanied by Mrs Ashcroft who is one of our governors and a retired Headteacher.  Mrs Ashcroft reported that the children worked very hard and behaved beautifully.  She also said the maths challenges they were set would have been a challenge for Year 6 pupils but our children coped admirably! 

Christmas Truces

Date: 11th Dec 2015 @ 10:57pm

As part of our World War I theme, 6U have taken to the school field to re-enact scenes from the 1914 Christmas Truces. We learnt about the event through reading Carol-Ann Duffy's Christmas Truces poem and watching videos which portray the story of what happened. We learnt about the rumoured football match against the two sides and the tragedies along the frontline where soldiers were shot and killed when attempting to repeat the scenes of the truces.

We had a great time and now will use the information gathered - and our experiences - to help us to write a newspaper article about these events.


E-safety links

Date: 10th Dec 2015 @ 11:39am

We regularly talk to our pupils about the need to stay safe on line but sometimes children still make mistakes.  Our year 6 pupils have recently needed support with chain messages and the use of social media and staff have done some work with them to help them with any problems they have experienced. 

Parents often find it difficult to know how to help their children with e-safety.  I have added 2 website links to our Internet  Safety Day 2015 web page that you might find useful. 

Queen Elizabeth I by Ihna

Date: 10th Dec 2015 @ 10:52am

This week, we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth I.  We know she was born in September 1533 and died in 1603.   We have been researching facts at home and sharing them with everyone in class.

Girl's football success

Date: 9th Dec 2015 @ 8:35am

I am very proud to say that our girls’ football teams have enjoyed lots of success this term.  Our A team have played 13 matches so far this year scoring 21 goals and conceding 0! 

Our Trip to Tytherington Family Worship - by Ruby

Date: 2nd Dec 2015 @ 4:19pm

Today we had a fantastic morning at Tytherington Family Worship.   We learnt about the real meaning of Christmas, listened to the Christmas story and made arts and crafts.  We made a special box for a family member as well as creating a Christmas scene using special equipment.  Have a look at our photos!

Queen Elizabeth I By Tallulah and Olivia

Date: 25th Nov 2015 @ 4:35pm

Tallulah and Olivia have also been researching Queen Elizabeth I as part of our History Unit. These are some of the facts they have found out.

  • Queen Elizabeth I was born in Greenwich Palace in London
  • She was born on the 7th September 1533.
  • Elizabeth loved the garden and woods.
  • Elizabeth's father, King Henry VIII wanted a son so her could be the heir to the throne. In Tudor times people thought that Kings made better rulers than Queens.

Hinduism and their belief in Karma

Date: 25th Nov 2015 @ 12:23pm

We were learning about Hinduism and their belief in Karma.

We found out that Karma is- if you do something good, later something good will happen to you however if you do something bad, something bad will happen to you.

We made a list of good deeds like helping someone if they're hurt, or looking after others. We also made a list of bad deeds like, stealing and bullying.

We got to make a snakes and ladders game which had lots of good and bad deeds on. If you landed on a snake there was a bad deed and you had to go down and if you landed on the ladder there was a good deed and you got to move up.

We got to play them together using dice and counters.

Look in our gallery for some pictures of own games.



Date: 25th Nov 2015 @ 12:20pm

Today we have been measuring in millilitres and litres.   We estimated how big the containers were and then measured them very carefully.