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BBC's Live Lesson!

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 7:20pm

Today, year 5 were fortunate enough to take part in BBC's Live Lesson, focussing on a growth mindset, and wellbeing.

We explored our own emotions, and how sometimes they can be difficult to express. Children looked at a variety of techiniques that allow them to understand what they are feeling and how to express this, for example, writing poetry. We also had the opportunity to explore a growth mindset, and how we can try to incorporate this in every day learning (remember, you can't do it yet!) . Finally, we were shown the mindfulness 'hand' breathing technique.

Who knew it was so easy to regulate your breathing through only using your hand?

I can confidently say, that we have been left with some fabulous new ideas of what to do when we're feeling overwhelmed.

If you want to learn more about the BBC live lesson, or watch it again at home, this is the link you need:


Egyptian Visitor

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 2:33pm

On Wednesday we had a very special visitor come to school to help us learn about the ancient  Egyptians. We had the chance to mummify a body, play ancient Egyptian board games and compete in chariot racing.

Egyptian Visitor

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 8:39am

Yesterday, Year 3 were greeted by an Egyptian visitor who told us some fun and interesting things about Ancient Egypt. We had a go at some Egyptian games as well as taking part in a fact hunting quiz! We even got to see the mummification process! If that wasn't enough, at the end of the day we competed in our very own Ravensbury Charriot racing! What a brilliant day!

Egyptian Neck Collars

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 7:51am

In groups, we created Egyptian Neck Collars in Art as we were looking specifically at patterns and Egyptian designs. We had so much fun!

Egyptian Collars

Date: 1st Oct 2019 @ 4:13pm

In art, we got into small groups and used our collage skills to create Egyptian collars.

How to be a good friend

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 3:41pm

Reception have been working this hard learning about how to be a good friend and putting the behaviours into full sentences.

A Visit from the Ancient Maya

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 2:57pm

Year 4 have started learning about the Maya civilisation this half term. This week, we were lucky enough to have a visitor who came to tell us all about this period of time.

He taught us how to count to 10 in the Mayan language and he also taught us about the different ways people could be sacrificed to the gods and goddesses including; decapitation, heart extraction, drowning, being buried alive or being shot by arrows!

We also learned how babies would be trained to be cross eyed by sticking a cacao bean on their noses to make them beautiful!

We especially enjoyed the drama activities, where we dressed up and performed the creation story. 

Y6 art in nature project

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 9:28pm

We have had lots of fun exploring nature and creating art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. We have also worked alongside Mrs Mccaffer to use printing techniques that are inspired by nature -just like Andy. Take a look at our awesome work below.

Learning to read a new alphabet

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 4:58pm

Some of our children are learning to read using a completley different alphabet to the one they have used before. Here's one of our KS2 children practising. It's hard work, but the more practice you do, the easier it becomes !


Egyptian Patterns

Date: 24th Sep 2019 @ 11:30am

In art we looked at lots of different Egyptians patterns. We created our own using oil pastels and ink.

Place Value

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 1:39pm

In Year 3, we are currently practising place value. Use the websites below to help you practise at home.

Welcome back !

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 8:19am

We are really excitied about the start of term tomorrow! We are looking forward to seeing you and can not wait to hear about your summer holidays. We've got lots of exciting work planned for Autumn; so get your uniform ready and have a good night's sleep tonight so you are ready for the fun ( and hard work) to begin!

Goodbye and Good Luck

Date: 23rd Jul 2019 @ 1:08pm

Goodbye and Good Luck to Year 6!

Thank you for an amazing year, we will miss you all.

Viking Timelines

Date: 12th Jul 2019 @ 3:51pm

This week Year 4 have been looking at Viking timelines and creating some of their own.


Year 6 visit to Scotsman Flash!

Date: 6th Jul 2019 @ 3:38pm

On Monday, Year 6 had a thrilling and wet day out at Scotsman Flash. As part of our Golden Week celebrations for all our hard work this year we headed off to Wigan for a day of kayaking, canoeing and rafting! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves  and we even managed to coax Miss Coulson into the water! WATER DAY OUT!! 

KS2 summer performance

Date: 5th Jul 2019 @ 10:19am

Our KS2 children have been practising for our summer production ' In Our World of Pure Imagination'. We can't wait to perform on stage!

Have you got your tickets yet ?

Year 6 visit to Blackpool Zoo

Date: 25th Jun 2019 @ 5:08pm

We have done a lot of fun thing this year but today was a really fabulous day out. We visited Blackpool Zoo as part of our science topic: "Evolution and Adaptation."  Daniel said it was, "The best day ever!" We even managed to dodge the rain as we hung out with the monkeys, giraffes and lions and penguins. Have a look at our video to see how much fun we had. 



Date: 18th Jun 2019 @ 4:54pm

Today we had a wonderful science morning with Mrs Ranyard (Y6) who was very impressed with our scientific knowledge and understanding of how plants grow. We spent some time outside observing lots of the different plants, flowers and trees that grow in our playground. We had lots of fun observing and sketching leaves and flowers as well as naming and measuring the plants we found. WE ARE SUPER SCENTISTS! 

Click on the images and video below to see what we got up to!


Nursery Challenges

Date: 16th Jun 2019 @ 9:01pm

Nursery challenges happen each week and children have to complete 3 challenges in different areas oer the week. This week children had a painting, writing and ICT challenge. At the end of the week the children with 3 buttons had a fantastic treat after finishing the challenges. They got to play with some superhero figures borrowed from Mrs Iqbal's house and some chose the unicorn and fairy colouring sheets. I wonder what the challenges will be next week...? 

Spinderella's and Tiddler's Dinosaur Eggs have hatched!!!

Date: 16th Jun 2019 @ 8:54pm

Last week we discovered some Dinosaur Eggs in our classroom. We put the eggs in water and waited until they hatched. At first there was a small crack but slowly the crack got bigger until we could see the dinosaurs. Tiddler's dinosaur was green and Spinderella's was orange and yellow. From next week each dinosaur will sit with someone at group time for the day and be responsible for it. How exciting!! 

Healthy Lifestyles Day

Date: 16th Jun 2019 @ 8:46pm

On Friday 14th June we joined in with 'Healthy Lifestyles Day' in Nursery. In the morning we had a Nutritionist called Jack who came from Manchester Fayre and talked about healthy foods and the Eatwell Plate. He then asked Mrs Iqbal to help him make some 'Homous.' We tried it with rice cakes, sugar snap peas and carrots. In the afternoon we had a visit from a dental hygienist who talked about why it is important to clean our teeth every morning and evening. She showed us some photos that had good and bad teeth and shared some great advice; brush your teeth twice a day, go to the dentist for a regular check up and no sugary foods before your tea! 

Haunted House stories

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 11:41am

Today we scared ourselves silly sharing our Haunted House stories!

"I loved the brilliant description in Paige's story- I could really imagine the scary house from all her similes and metaphors."      Aminat

"Saina's story was really scary and spooky, I could really see feel how scared her character's were." Lora

"Fantastic vocabulary in Brandon's story." Thomas

I really liked the way Aminat didn't give the ending away- it was really dramatic... and SCARY!  Nahara

"Ryan used brillant vocabulary to create a spooky atmosphere." Thomas

"Thomas and Daim had brilliant description mixed in with dialogue and action." Paige 

"Daim's character's jumped off the page" Brandon




Back to school

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 5:07pm

Can you believe we have been back in school a week???????? This year is flying by so quickly. Summer 2 is one of my favourite times of the school year as I get to read all about the fantastic things the children have been learning.  The teachers are busy writing the children's end of year reports which will be sent home on Friday 19th July.

The children have had class photographs taken this week. We have also had some new photographs taken for the school website, we will let you know when they are on the website.

Year 4 have been practicing hard for the multiplication tables check which they will take this month.

I can't wait till next week when I can see all the amazing pieces of holiday homework, I wonder what fantastic creations the children will come up with this time!

Year four have been learning about factors.

Date: 6th Jun 2019 @ 1:56pm

Today, Year 4 have worked hard to investigate how many factors a number has.

Do you know how many factors the number 36 has ?

After Sats FUN!!

Date: 5th Jun 2019 @ 10:32pm

After all our hard work for our Sats we have had a chance to relax a little and have some fun! We played games, hung out and did some sketching outside! Well deserved Year 6!!!

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