All of our Wellbeing blogs

Diwali comes to 6DL

Date: 22nd Nov 2023 @ 2:46pm

We have been learning about Diwali in year 6. Last week we rehearsed and performed some Diwali plays as well as a sepcial Diwali dance. Everyone really enjoyed the experience and it is so lovely to wokr with a group of young people that give everything to the task at hand. There are some amazing actors in 6DL as well as some incredible dancers! Well done everybody 


Date: 2nd Oct 2023 @ 11:03am

We have been learning the lindyhop and have been making some really good progress in "falling off the log" and being able to "mess around" (both legitimate lindyhop moves)


Gas Masks

Date: 1st Oct 2023 @ 5:22pm

In 6JT today we were researching information about gas masks and we had a go at putting one on. We all understood why people must have hated wearing them during The Second World War after either attempting to put it on or putting it on for a minute. We cannot wait for next week when we find out about evacuation and then set off to Ghyll Head and develop some understanding how that might have felt for some children. 

Golden Time

Date: 15th Sep 2023 @ 4:06pm

6JT have worked really hard this week and were rewarded with a fun filled golden time. There were lots of activities for the children to be involved in and they enjoyed every minute. Well done everyone and let's try to earn even mpre time next week!

"Sin, Sin, Sin, Dex, Sin!"

Date: 19th May 2023 @ 9:59am

Last week we had a fantastic trip to Chester to expand our learning about the Romans. 


The children were given all the tools of a Roman soldier to march around the city and as they went they shouted: "Sin, sin, sin, dex, sin!" We marched through the city all the way to the Roman Gardens where they learned how to battle like a soldier, using their sheilds in different formations to protect themselves and their friends. 


We then marched back to the Museum for some lunch and then a tour of the old Roman town. 


The children found the whole experience very informative and immersive. They loved dressing as Romans and learning lots of interesting facts (the favouirte being how they went to the toilet - yuck!). 


Unfortunately the photos I took seem to be having trouble uploading to this blog but trust that we had an amazing time! 


Thank you again to our parent helpers - we really couldn't have done it without you! 



3JH - Summer 1 so far...

Date: 7th May 2023 @ 12:40pm

Hi all! 


We have just completed week 3 of our first term back. This marks the half way point of Summer 1 term! What a great three weeks it has been. 


We had a great launch of our new topics of the Romans by hosting a feast! We tried a wide variety of foods and learned all about what Romans may have eaten (most of it we decided would be fairly gross these days!). 


Since then we have been learning all about key events in Roman history. 


In Science we have been exploring forces and their affect on how things move. This week we have also made predictions and tested our hypothesis on magnets. 


Week 4 we have a trip to Chester booked and we can't wait to find out what a real Roman city looks like. We will be able to find out how the Romans settled in Chester and why. We will also be able to role play while we are there! 

Don't forget to give you children any travel sickness medicine before we leave and bring any packed lunches in plastic bags so that rubbish can be thrown away. Children must come to school in uniform and sensible shoes. We are expecting good weather, but there is potential for showers so please send children in with a light coat or jacket. 


Looking forward to seeing you all next week! 


Miss Higgins :)

Maths Day 2023!

Date: 11th Mar 2023 @ 10:05pm

This week we celebrated Maths day in 3JH! 


We love Maths in our class and we love a challenge even more. We chose from a range of activities from and settled on the Curves of Pursuit. Some children challenged themselves to draw a curve themselves, others challenged themselves to create a pattern with colours. 


The children really enjoyed doing this together and some and really worked hard to perfect their measurment and line drawing skills! As usual I am very proud of them all. Here are some photos of the process the children followed. Miss Caine has made an amazing display of the children's work from across school - I can't wait to see some of their work on there next week! 




World Book Day in 6JT

Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 3:18pm

Today we had a great day celebrating World Book Day in 6JT. We had a great time in assembly and there were some amazing ideas for costumes this year. We enjoyed guessing the masked readers, reading our book The Rabbit Problem and reading with year 2. 

Stone Age... or the Ice Age?

Date: 19th Jan 2023 @ 10:27am

On Tuesday we took a trip ack in time to the Stone Age! We went on a coach to Tatton Park and learned all about how people from th estone age lived. However, it was SO cold that we could have been back in the Ice Age! 


The children had a wonderful time learning all about the Stone Age and how people lived. They used tools to plant seeds to grow a harvest, make a fire and cut down apple trees. They also used their team building skills to build shelters. The children put all of their knowledge toegther to learn how eventually people stopped moving around to hunt animals and began to build stuctures to keep animals in, becoming farmers. 


Thank you again to our parent helpers! We loved having you come along with us. 


Please enjoy these photos of the children getting involved with their learning! 


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Date: 7th Jan 2023 @ 12:59pm

This week we kicked off our new topic with a launch. We will be learning all about the Stone Age in History and looking at different rocks and minerals in Science. To launch our topic I challenged the children to work in groups to make a model of the iconic Stonehenge... out of biscuits! 






We also had the opportunity to look at a veriety of rocks in our science lesson. The children carefully investigated the differences in the rocks and made comments about how the looked and felt. 

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I am really looking forward to exploring the past this term and teaching the children all about how the people of the stone age impacted today's society. 


We have our trip coming up on the 17th January! Please ensure all letters are returned next week so that arrangements can be confirmed with school and Tatton Park. 


Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday! 


Miss Higgins :) 


6JT Investigate Bulb Brightness in Science

Date: 6th Jan 2023 @ 2:58pm

Today we had a great afternoon investigating how to alter the brightness of a bulb. We conducted three investigations, adding more bulbs, adding more cells and adding more wires. We made predictions and wrote down our results. 

Year 6 Drama Club

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 1:51pm

What a show! Well done to all of the drama performers today putting on their show. You were all amazing and you got great reviews!

Week 4 - 3JH

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 1:06pm

Hi All! 


As some of you may know, this week we have been doing some Year 3 assessments. I am SO proud of the dedication the children have shown me. They have worked extremely hard and I look forward to sharing their results with you at parents evening next week. 


If you need any help booking an appointment for parents evening please see me after school. I still have about 10 slots available and would love to see you all over the Wednesday and Thursday evenings! 


This afternoon the children have asked for a biscuit decorating Golden Time - and who am I to say no after such a fantastic week of work?! Hopefully they manage to bring some home to share with you... 


As always if there is anything you need please come and see me at the end of the day. I am always happy to make time to chat or help with anything you or the children need. 


Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday! 


Miss Higgins :) 

Amazon Taste Test!

Date: 2nd Nov 2022 @ 8:29pm

This week the children took part in an exciting launch for our new topic: The Amazon Rainforest. Everyone got stuck into food tasting foods that would be available in the Amazon Rainforest. This meant lots of children tried new fruits or drink for the first time! I am really proud of them all for getting out of their comfort zone and trying new things. The coconunt milk did not go down very well, but the children loved the mango, pineapple and persimmon. The hihghlight of the tasting for most of them was of course the chocolate (can you blame them?). Here are some photos from our exciting Tuesday afternoon... 


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Year 6JT Perform a Short Piece about World War Two and Ghyll Head

Date: 2nd Nov 2022 @ 12:07pm

6JT have been working on movements, actions and words to show aspects of life during the Second World War. They used their ideas to explore what it was like to live in the countryside and created short pieces to show the activities they did while they were at Ghyll Head. 

Our Harvest Song

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 3:13pm

Year 6 sang their song really well today in our KS2 assembly.  It was lovely to hear them all sing the Harvest Samba.

What can we put in Canopic Jars?

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 10:37am

This term we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. As part of this the children have been learning how to mummify a dead body. This week they have written a set of instructions to help people mummify a body successfully. In DT the children learned all about Canopic Jars and what Egyptians put inside them during the mummification process. They then designed their own canopic jar and have used water bottles and modrock to make their own designs. The children then painted their jars once the modrock set and have used their colour mixing skills to add details. On Friday we will be showcasing our creations to the Year 4 students! 



3JH meet Sid the Skeleton!

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 3:59pm

Hello Grown Ups! 


On Thursday Year 3 had an exciting visitor. His name was Louis and he was training to be a physiotherapist. He brought his friends Sid in to visit us, then we asked Louis scientific questions all about our bodies! 


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After Louis left we followed up with some creative activities all about our bones and muscles! We had a great time and enjoyed finding out new information based on the questions we asked. 

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Another fantastic week 3JH! I am so proud of how hard you are working... two more weeks and we can all have a well earned rest!


Miss Higgins :)

What have we been up to?

Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 10:31am

Hi all! 


I hope you have all been enjoying the first few days of Autumn! The days are feeling much crisper now and big coat season will soon be upon us... 


The children have been really busy in class developing their writing and maths skills. 


This week we have been writing drafts of our story: "The Egyptian Cinderella". I am hugely impressed with the quality of the children's work so far and can't wait to read the stories once they have been finished next week! We have been working on using speech in our text and they have been fantastic at using the steps to success to show off this skill. 


In Maths, we have continued to work with our place value skills, this time counting in 4s and 8s. The children have done this by working together on a variety of activities together - team work makes the dream work! Next week we will be starting to work on our addition skills. 


In Science we are continuing to look at our bodies and how they work. This week our focus has been muscules. The children have even had a go at making their own muscles to demonstrate how they work. 


We have lots of exciting things coming up, if you have any questions please speak to me at the end of the day when you collect the children. 


Have a lovely weekend! 


Miss Higgins :)

3JH Weekly Roundup!

Date: 18th Sep 2022 @ 4:13pm

Two weeks down, five to go...

And what a week it has been! Not only have we celebrated our first class birthday of the year, we have well and truly got stuck into our learning. 


This week the children have been working on verbs, adverbs and adverbials in writing lessons. They have been writing 2a sentences and worked on describing the ways in which different characters move in the story. They even used their innovation skills to add new character and animals to the story too! I have been really impressed with the level of writing so jfar and look forward to seeing even more creative ideas from the children soon. 


In Maths, we have continued to look at the value of three digit numbers. This week we ordered and compared three digit numbers. Children continued to use concrete or pictorial resources that they have found useful to decide which numbers had a greater or lesser value. They are all becomming confident helping themselves to resources that work best for them! 


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In Science, we have continued to explore skeletons - in particular our own! Children have had a go at building a skeleton and then naming the bones. The next day they labelled one another's skeletons with the names of the bones. The children really enjoyed this activity and especially enjoyed the extra house point they all recieved from Mrs Thewlis for their hard work! 



In CC children explored the timeline of Ancient Egypt. They worked together to order key events in the Egyptian timeline. The children are working hard on the team work skills which is fantatsic to see! 


Next week we have some special visitors coming in to do a workshop with the children all about Ancient Egypt (Tuesday). Then we will be having our first sports day since Covid to end the week (Friday morning). Lots of exciting things to look forward to! 


Have a great weekend and see you all on Tuesday morning! 


Miss Higgins :)

Welcome to 3JH!

Date: 9th Sep 2022 @ 4:46pm

Hi all, 


My name is Miss Higgins and I will be your child's teacher this year. I am really excited as this will be my first year teaching Year 3, so I will be learning lots along with the children! 


This week has been so much fun! I have loved getting to know the class and their interests - it seems we have lots of keen sports people! 


This week we have introduced the book: The Egyptian Cinderella to the class. They have really enjoyed reading the story and making comparisons to the Cinderella they know already. We have drawn a story map of the beginning of the story and will be using this as we continue to establish our Year 3 writing skills throughout this term. 


In Maths, we have begun to look at the value of three-digit numbers. The children have enjoyed using the concrete Maths resources to represent different three digit numbers. They have also begun to compare three digit numbers, based on what they know about their value. Next week we will be continuing with this skill as we order and compare three digit numbers. 


In CC we went on a hieroglyph hunt! The children searched for the scattered hieroglyphs in the playground and unjumbled the word...MUMMIFICATION! They had loads of fun being Ancient Egyptian Explorers! 


I am looking forward to another week of adventures and exploring with 3JH! 


See you all on Monday morning for our Meet and Greet session 9-9.30. 


Have a great weekend! 


Miss Higgins :) 

Platinum Jubilee 2022!

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 1:45pm

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This week the children have been preparing for the Queen's Platium Jubilee. We have sang and danced our way through the week and loved every second! The children did a fantastic performance of Dancing Queen and got a huge applause from the Year 2 and 3 audience. They asked lots of great questions about the Queen and we looked together for answers and discussed what we found. Everyone was particularly interested in the Queen's friend on the back of money. We discovered Sir Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, JMW Turner and Alan Turing! 

Fruit Kebabs!

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 1:38pm

This week we designed and made fruit kebabs in DT. 


The children spent time looking at differnet types of fruit and thinking about what their favourites were. They then designed their kebabs while considering patterns and colours. 


Once designs were finalised the children very carefully constructed their kebabs. They took about 15 minutes to make and 15 seconds to be eaten! The children really enojyed this activity and trying the different types of fruit. It was especially refreshing as we did this activity on a really warm afternoon!


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Still life sketches!

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 6:13pm

As our topic this term is plants, last week we decided to practice our drawing skills and sketch some of the plants in our investigation area. The children had to use their sharp eyes to look at the plants in their area and sketch its shape in detail. They then used pastels to add colour and detail to their drawings. 


The children found this a really relaxing exercise and are often seen in the investigation area with a clip board, magnifying glass and pencils! 


I think we have some artists in the making! 


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Food tasting!

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 6:31pm

This week we have been reading a book called Oliver's Vegetables. Its all about a little boy who only eats chips! But when he visits his Grandpa's house for a week he discovers a new love of all the vegetables he finds... 

The children had the opportunity to try all the different veg on Friday afternoon and share their thoughts. The carrots went down a storm! Along with the peas, onion, potato and spinnach! Rhubarb was deemed to be too "spicy" by all but one person who loved it.


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I hope the children enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to trying lots of new fruits and vegetables just like Oliver! 


Miss Higgins :)  

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We care, We soar’


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Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

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