Paper Weaving in Year Two

Paper Weaving We have been working on an art project on weaving. Inspired by work from artists Josef Albers, Julie Von DerVellen and Toni George. We practised first of all using straight, curved and zigzag cut base boards. We then planned and made an underwater scene.

Pond Dipping in Year Two

22nd May 2019 We have all had a chance to pond dip in our school pond. We used special equipment to catch the little creatures and keep them safe whilst we studied them. We found lots of sludge worms, water lice and ramshorn snails. We were delighted to find two Read more…

Literacy Fun!

Year Two had a fantastic morning with Anna Lucas.Anna is a real author who came into school to read her new book, ‘Sir Undercracker’. We all enjoyed a fantastic story session with lots of actions, learning super, new vocabulary along the way. Anna talked us through the process of writing Read more…

Water Colour Painting in Year Two

Thursday 14th February We have been learning how to use water colour paints in Year Two. After several skills lessons when we practised painting with colour washes, wet on wet and wet on dry, we began work on our final piece: a big cat painting! When the background washes have Read more…

E safety in Year Two

E Safety Children in Year Two have been learning how to keep themselves safe on line. We have created posters, ‘Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe!’ These include the importance of keeping passwords, personal information, key pad codes, photographs and social media accounts safe and secure. We have practised using Read more…

Mindfulness-Yoga & Relaxation

In school this week we have been looking at different ways to relax using calming techniques to help focus and calm our minds. Yoga enhances flexibility, strength coordination and body awareness. In addition concentration and relaxation improves. Meditation-relaxation can help children develop a mindful approach to life and meet everyday Read more…

Christingle 2018

On Wednesday evening this week our pupils shined at the annual Christingle service at St George’s church. The service, led by Rev. Banks was exceptionally well attended and our pupils, who led parts of the service in song and prayer were amazing. Well done to everyone who took part!  

The Good Samaritan

Year Two children have been learning about Christianity in RE. The parable we looked at today was ‘The Good Samaritan’. We looked at different situations relevant to today and discussed what we would do. The children had some super ideas. When asked what they could do if they won the Read more…

Year One Artists

This term we have been studying the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, we have looked at her paintings of flowers. We gave our opinions and observed her style of art. We noticed that the work of Georgia O’Keeffe is zoomed in flowers, so we had a close up look at flowers. Well Read more…

Let’s go fly a kite

Following on from our trip to Blackpool, flying kites on the beach, the children in Year One have designed and made their own kites. We thought about which materials we would need to use, wrote clear instructions on how to make the kites and then created our own kites. Here Read more…

Year One Blackpool Trip

Today was a very exciting day for Year One, our school trip! We visited the Sealife Centre, seeing lots of different sea creatures. Fish, rays, sharks, jellyfish, octopus.. just to name a few! The children loved getting up close to the glass observing the animals, walking through tunnels and popping Read more…

Measurement in Year One

This week Year One have been developing accuracy when measuring. We have been looking at capacity, length and weight. The children recorded their results and applied their knowledge into solving measurement problems.    

Happy Birthday NHS

The NHS turns 70 on 5th July 2018 and Rochdale Borough Council ran a competition for local primary school pupils to design a 70th birthday card to mark the occasion. We created a 70th birthday card which shows how doctors, nurses and other health professionals have helped the children, their families Read more…

Royal Wedding Celebrations

Last week we were very busy organising a party for Harry and Meghan. We made Union Jack flags, Wedding cards, created menus for the party and designed wedding cakes! On Friday we had a dinner party outside in the glorious sunshine, Congratulations to Harry and Meghan!

Year One Writing

Year One have been doing literacy work around the fantasy book ‘The Night Pirates’ By Peter Harris. The children enjoyed the book and as a class we changed the book to create a new story called ‘The Night Superheroes’. The children developed a clear understanding of the features a fantasy story includes Read more…

Year One Science

Year One have been learning about a variety of common wild and garden plants, including trees. We went for a hunt around the school environment to see if we could identify deciduous and evergreen trees.  We noticed that the leaves on evergreen trees are different to the leaves on deciduous Read more…