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Facts on Queen Elizabeth I by Ruby

Date: 23rd Nov 2015 @ 2:59pm

Ruby has been doing some research on Queen Elizabeth at home. This is what she found out.

Queen Elizabeth was born on 7th September 1533.

She became Queen in 1558 aged 25.

She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boylen.

She had one borther called Edward and a sister called Mary.


French Assembly

Date: 18th Nov 2015 @ 1:26pm

On Friday, we enjoyed a French  Assembly.   Some children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performed the story - The Hungry Caterpillar in french!!  They had actions, songs and pictures to help tell their story.

Some parents came along to watch.

We really enjoyed it!

Leaf collecting in Art

Date: 13th Nov 2015 @ 11:40am

We went outside onto the field yesterday to find some leaves that we thought were quite interesting. Miss Woodcock really liked taking us outside becuase, although it was windy, we all ran around enthusiastically and smiled lots whilst collecting our leaves. Near the infant playground., there was lots of yellow and green leaves and some of the leaves we found were different patterns and had some scales on. We looked at the different colours and discussed what happened to leaves in the autumn.

The most popular leaf that we found was the maple leaf, from the maple tree. We seem to have lots of them in our field. We noticed that most of the leaves were breaking because they were old and dying.

When the wind started to pick up, some of us started to kick and throw the leaves at the fence. They stuck to the fence and we got to pick our favourite leaves off the fence.

We collected the leaves in a tray, but because it was windy, they kept blowing away. Lexie and Evie carried them back to the classroom making sure we lse anymore. We had to try and draw the leaves without taking the pencil off the paper and also by closing our eyes. We had to draw the leaf from what we could see, and we weren't allowed to move it.

When we were drawing, closing our eyes seemed to be the hardest, but the funniest.

We also went in the outside classroom to look at some of the leaves that we had collected.

Kings and Queens by Kitty

Date: 9th Nov 2015 @ 4:14pm

This week, we have been learning about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I.  Queen Victoria was born in 1837 and died in 1901. Queen Elizabeth was born in 1558 and died in 1603.  What do you know about these two famous Queens?

Christmas Nativity

Date: 6th Nov 2015 @ 1:25pm

This week, we have been practising our lines for the Nativity.  We all like who we are.  It is about a caretaker that is called Mr Potts.  The school has a tree and it is bare so the caretaker, Mr Potts, decorates it with 5 christmas baubles.   Are your parents coming to the Christmas Nativity?  What could you wear for your costume?  Can you think of any props you might need for the play and your part?

Instructional Writing

Date: 5th Nov 2015 @ 12:15pm

This week, we have been writing instructions.  Our instructions today have focused on 'How To Catch A Dragon!'.

We will carry on writing instructions next week.  Can you write a list of all the different type of instructions we could write about? 

e.g. How to.....

I am very interested to hear your thoughts.

Mrs Muir

School Council Charity Selection

Date: 3rd Nov 2015 @ 12:45pm

Our new School Councillors have been appointed by their classes and are now in the process of consulting with children to find out which charities they would like to support during the year.  For our first non-uniform day they have decided to donate the money raised to the British Heart Foundation. 

Horrible Histories. Strange Tudor Laws.

Date: 1st Nov 2015 @ 11:49am


Would you like to have lived under Queen Elizabeth I's rule?  Give reasons for your answers.

Super Star Writers

Date: 8th Oct 2015 @ 11:18am

Well done April!

Our Super Star Writer this week. She wrote a superb piece describing the death of Mufasa using LOTS of detail! We loved marking it together, seeing what she did well and helping her make it even better.


Dance Lessons: Teddy bear's picnic

Date: 1st Oct 2015 @ 9:24pm

Over the last four weeks, Year 2 have been learning and practising a teddy bear's picnic dance.  Today we performed our dance to each other.  We are doing very well remembering our dance moves and performing our steps to an audience!

Brass lessons

Date: 30th Sep 2015 @ 8:50am

Every Tuesday, we have a music lesson and are all learning to play a brass instrument. We have now chosen our instruments and are able to take them home to practise - how excitng! Class 4R would love to hear how you are getting along at home. Please use this blog to comment on your experiences and any musical tips you have.

Great SATs results

Date: 29th Sep 2015 @ 8:14pm

Our Year 6 pupils have worked extremely hard to achieve great SATS results in 2015.  Almost every pupil achieved the national benchmark of Level 4 in reading, writing and maths.  An impressive 69% of pupils achieved well above the national standard gaining Level 5 or Level 6 in writing,  with 62% of pupils achieving the higher levels in maths and 54% in reading   One pupil managed to achieve Level 6 in maths, reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling which is an amazing achievement!  We wish all our Year 6 pupils the very best of luck at their new schools who are very lucky to have such talented and capable students.

2M Practise their hockey skills!

Date: 20th Sep 2015 @ 5:09am

On Friday, 2M did a fantastic job practising their hockey skills.  The children learnt how to hold a hockey stick safely, sensible and correctly.  We practised keeping our eyes on the ball and using our feet in the correct way.  We practised shifting our body weight and passing the ball to our partner.  We had lots of fun together.

Sport Mark Gold

Date: 19th Sep 2015 @ 6:23pm

I am very proud to say that, thanks to the hard work of staff and pupils, we have been awarded the Gold Sport Mark.  Mr Hope, our School Sport Co-ordinator and P.E. subject leader has worked tirelessly to improve the quality and range of sport provision over the last few years ably supported by many school staff who run after school sports clubs and help with competitions.  It has been great to see so many children getting involved in sporting activities at both competitive and non-competitive levels. 

Greek Fact file

Date: 7th Sep 2015 @ 10:00pm

Write any Groovy Greek facts on this blog to share with the rest of 5Ha.

Our First Week in 2M

Date: 4th Sep 2015 @ 5:29pm

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Date: 4th Sep 2015 @ 5:21pm

This afternoon, we had a lovely time in Year 2 enjoying a teddy bear's picnic to link with our theme 'Bear's Bear's Everywhere'.  We brought our rugs, teddies and picnics along, sang a song and played a special teddy bear game.  Everybody brought in their special teddy bear from home.

'A Field of Memories' Opening

Date: 26th Mar 2015 @ 7:32pm

Solar Eclipse 2015

Date: 21st Mar 2015 @ 2:24pm

We had a magical morning watching the partial eclipse from outside our classroom.  Mr Richardson joined us too! We watched the eclipse from 9 o'clock until quarter to 10 and we all managed to see it very clearly!  It was a very exciting time for us all!

CSI Morning at Tytherington School

Date: 3rd Mar 2015 @ 2:10pm

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.

Quarry Bank Mill - January 2015

Date: 11th Feb 2015 @ 8:57pm

Safer Internet Day 2015

Date: 10th Feb 2015 @ 6:45pm

During Safer Internet Day, 5Ho took part in the following activites:

- Designing a poster for the door which displayed the key message 'Create a better internet' made from lettering/picture designs promoting the key themes of the day.

- Completing a quiz using safe searching on Google

- Watching videos promoting the important messages of the day and discussing key issues

- Acting in role to highlight the dangers children face when using the internet


Safer Internet Day

Date: 10th Feb 2015 @ 5:03pm

Today we learnt lots about the internet and how to stay safe online. We loved becomming superheros and creating our plegdes to 'create a better internet together': they looked wonderful on our classroom door. On the junior playground, we put our coding knowledge to the test in Mrs Muir's Coding Challenge. Finally, we ended the day by creating some informative drama pieces presenting the best ways to stay safe online. The internet is a truly wonderful thing and we have learnt lots about the ways to use it safely.

Our Safer Internet Day in 2M

Date: 10th Feb 2015 @ 3:59pm

We have learnt alot about the internet today - all the great, positive things and some of the not so positive things!  We started the day with a whole school assembly.  Mrs Muir talked to us about 'Good Digital Deeds' and gave us ideas as to how we can help our family and friends with the internet.

This morning, we played 'A Web of Connections'.  With a ball of string, we discovered how we can all be connected in some way on the internet - this is why we have to be so careful about what we say.  We also played a game called 'Stand on the Spot'.  Mrs Muir placed different answers around the classroom and she gave us different scenarios that we might find ourself in online.  We went and stood where we thought the answers were.  It made us think about esafety.  Before lunch, we also thought about our own digital promise and Mrs Muir took a photo of us with our promise.

This afternoon we logged onto our school webpage.  We had a discussion with each other about How we can make the internet better?  Following this, we had a tour around school looking at all the decorated classroom doors!  They looked great!

Music Evening

Date: 10th Feb 2015 @ 11:37am

On the 12th December we had a musical evening to celebrate the amazing musical talents of our ks2 musicians.

Mrs Duffield provided a buffet and mulled wine and it was very well attended.

Thank you to all the adults, children and staff who played, helped and supported us. Definitely a night to be repeated.


Sarah Capel