The Mysteries of Stonehenge

This term Year 3 have been learning all about Prehistoric Britain. In Topic today, they learnt about the theories of Stonehenge. These include a burial ground, concert venue, healing place and a calendar. The children had some great discussions about each of the theories and why they thought they may Read more…

A successful start in Year 2

In Year 2 we have had a wonderful start to the year. As you can see in the pictures below, we have been busy reading, practicing yoga, gymnastics, maths, science and history. What has been your favourite thing about coming back to school?

Year 3 Class Assembly

This morning Year 3 performed their final class assembly of the year. They worked extremely hard to learn their lines and songs. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who were able to attend and those that sorted out their brilliant costumes. I’m sure you would agree, they did an Read more…

Year 5 trip to Bolton Museum.

Today, year 5 children to a trip out to Bolton Museum to study the Ancient Egyptians. Children learnt more about mummification, the afterlife and explored real life artefacts from thousands of years ago. We even saw a real life mummy! A fantastic day out! Well done to all the children, Read more…

Mummification!

In English this week, children have written some gory instructions on mummification. It was very important to Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. The method they used was called mummification and it was developed by the Ancient Egyptians back in 3200 BC. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process Read more…

Year 6 – Greek day at Touchstones

Today we went on a trip to Touchstones museum in Rochdale to learn about Ancient Greece. The children were introduced to some general information about life in Ancient Greek times. This was based around the themes of city states, warfare and democracy. The children then had to use this information Read more…

Year 6. What can we learn from artifacts?

This week the children have been looking at a range of Greek artifacts whilst considering the question “What can artifacts tells us about life in Ancient Greece” The children found out lots about Ancient Greek life by studying the art work found on many Greek vases.

Who was Lord Shaftesbury?

Our topic this term is the local history of Heywood. Having investigated the coal mines and their working conditions last week, this week we were finding out about what was done to help the workers. First of all we considered the pros and cons of children having to work on Read more…

Year 5 Egyptians.

This week, year 5 have been enjoying their Egyptian topic. Children have been looking at the discovery of Tutankhamun. They explored different sources, primary and secondary, and then went on to write a short newspaper article reporting Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Children also designed a story board showing Read more…

Year 6 Explore Greece.

This term we are studying Ancient Greece. The children have been busy this week finding out about Greece today in terms of physical and human geography. They then used their research to write a persuasive piece on visiting to Greece. Some great writing Year 6. I’m very tempted to go Read more…

The Runaway Pancake!

Reception have been sharing the story of The Runaway Pancake. They have joined in with the story repetition and created the characters. Today they learned why we have Shrove Tuesday and talked about their favourite toppings on pancakes. We all enjoyed flipping and tasting the delicious pancakes.  

Let’s Go A-Viking!

Today Year 4 performed their first class assembly of the year to parents and the rest of KS2. I’m sure everyone will agree that they put on a great show and their hard work and commitment paid off. I was really impressed that they remembered all the words from their script, Read more…

Year 6 Remember the fallen.

This week, as well as completing our assessments, we have been remembering the soldiers that fought in battle for us. Here are just a few pictures from across the week. Visit to the air raid shelter Imagine what it would have been like to be woken up in the night Read more…

Celebrating Remembrance Day

To celebrate 100 years since the end of World War One, we had a visit to Heap Bridge’s air raid shelter to experience and understand what it was like for people during the war. The children were very excited to see inside the shelter but thought it was cold, scary, smelly, dark and uncomfortable.

Olaf the Viking

On Monday, a Viking came to visit Year 4! In History this term, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. so a visit from a Viking warrior was just what we needed to develop our knowledge and understanding. Olaf was in need of some new recruits for his next Viking raid Read more…