Bolton Museum Trip and Ancient Egypt Workshop

Year 3 had lots of fun on their trip to the Bolton Museum this week.  A great opportunity to revise their learning  in our Ancient Egyptian topic and they loved being able to see so many artefacts first hand.  A real life mummy being one of their favourite!  After the workshop, they enjoyed exploring the rest of the museum and aquarium, and even enjoyed  a spot of reading in the library. What a great day they had!

Chicks

Year 2 have waited patiently for 3 weeks to see if the 7 eggs that we put in an incubator would hatch. 6 new lives have joined our world and have been named. We have all enjoyed cuddling and caring for them and are sad to see them go to their new home. It inspired us to write great information and instructional texts linked to this science topic.

Circle Time

Year 2 had a reflective session with Father Paul today. We all enjoyed a peaceful and spiritual Circle Time.

Music

Year 2 have enjoyed using vocal sounds, body parts and musical instruments to accompany music inspired by British myths and Legends.

Year 3 Tomb Raiders

Today we had lots of fun learning about the archaeologist Howard Cater and recreating his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. After reading his diary extracts, we took turns to explore the tomb and observe the many wondrous artefacts.  Taking in as much detail as possible, in a limited time due to the build-up of poisonous gasses over thousands of years, we described our finds to our expedition team members and then sketched these into our log books. Following this, we took a virtual tour of a Tutankhamun exhibition to see the artefacts in a real life context and generated questions to help us answer the next question in our enquiry, ‘Who was Tutankhamen and how did he die?’

Working as historians, we reflected on our understanding that our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources, and that people in the past represent events or ideas in a way that persuades others. We also discussed the reliability of photos, accounts and stories and explored the idea that there can be different accounts of history.

 

Geography Fieldtrip to the Castleshaw Centre

Year 3 loved completing some fieldwork to help identify the features of a local river. A great hook to start us off our new geography topic.

We explored how rivers are formed, where they begin, where they end, what effect they have and how we use them. We also had great fun exploring and identifying the different organisms that live in a local river.

We are historians

Year 3 enjoying developing their disciplinary knowledge by using different sources of information, including interactive timelines, to  understand where and when the earliest civilizations appeared, and explain their achievements.  Also great to see one of our pupils, who came dressed as Neil Armstrong for World Book Day, finding themselves on our new timeline!

Year 3 Dance Video

As part of their PE unit, Year 3 have enjoyed performing a dance about life by the River Nile. You can enjoy watching our video by clicking HERE

Experience Church

The children from Year Two to Year Six have spent time at St Mary’s Church, to participate in the ‘Experience Church’ event. This gave them the opportunity to reflect, discuss and learn about the importance of the different parts of the Church and the role that they play in the life of the Church. The stations included: the entrance, Lectern, Font, Altar, Votive Stand, Kneelers and the stories in the windows. The children really enjoyed creating their own stained glass windows, to create candle holders to reflect that ‘Jesus is the Light of the World.’ They also created origami birds, in which they folded their worries, and flew them away. Lots of deeper discussions were held about Christians being disciples of God and about the importance of prayer. The children learnt about the Christian values and the value of what we can bring to the Church and take away into the wider world.

 

Year 3 Mock Christian Wedding

As part of their RE topic ‘Called by God’, Year 3 took part in a

Mock Christian Wedding Service  at St Mary’s Church.

This wonderful experience helped the children understand the

promises that a couple make when they marry and how making

these promises to each other and to God  can help a Christian couple

in their married life.

Seaside Jigsaws

We were given one piece of jigsaw each to inspect. We had to be like ‘Dr Resilience’ and notice the smaller details. This caused lots of puzzlement and questions in our minds like ‘What is that?’ ‘Where could it be?’ ‘Has someone else got a piece from my jigsaw and how can I tell?’ We then worked with a partner to look at what clues we could see in fragmented pictures/ parts of photographs. We carefully looked for clues to see what we could notice and thought about what sort of place it could be and gave reasons how we knew. We discussed what we know about the seaside and our experiences of these localities. We shared our picture with another pair and compared similarities and differences. We then used the pieces to complete the seaside jigsaws.

Travelling Science Show

Year 2 had an amazing travelling science show visit where they looked at ways to change materials to produce unexpected effects, explored and tested the properties of materials in unusual and astounding ways  and enjoyed taking part in interactive experiments to answer questions such as ‘How many people can fit through a sheet of paper?’  ‘Why is it not a good idea to bring your packed lunch to school in a paper bag?’ and ‘Can we make a piece of tissue so strong that no one can rip it?’ It was awesome!

The Disgusting Sandwich

Year 2 had such fun following instructions to make their very own disgusting sandwiches like in the story that we had read. They were amazing chefs and thought of lots of verbs to collect and synonyms vocabulary for ‘disgusting’. We are looking forward to writing our own disgusting soup recipes.

The Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London started and how hard it was to stop it spreading.

Carol Service 2021

Year 5 led the Carol Service with the story of Silent Night and the Nativity. The children excelled themselves and should be really proud of their performances. The photos show the class rehearsing on the ‘Save the Children’ Christmas jumper day. For photos of the Carol Service, please look in the ‘Church Services’ section of the school website.

Stone Age to Iron Age Workshop

Year 3 had lots of fun in a history workshop, revising their learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They enjoyed lots of hands on practical learning, including dating and sketching artefacts, revising chronology skills with timelines (including a toilet roll one), re-enacting the day of a Hunter Gatherer and considering the main changes that occurred in Britain during this period.

PE Fun in Year 4!

This term we have been learning to balance in gymnastics, using the apparatus.  Also, we have created a dance routine, turning darkness into light, as part of our R.E unit.  The children performed emotional routines and were very creative with their holds.

Electrical Cards

In our Science lessons, we have been learning about electricity.  As part of our D.T lessons the children have designed and created Christmas cards containing an electric circuit.  Here are their wonderful creations!

Shaw Market Debate

Year 4 had a wonderful time discussing the issue of whether Shaw market should stay on High Street or move back behind the shops. There were several strong opinions from both sides. After a heated debate, the result of the vote was announced. The For side won and the market will stay on High Street. Well done everyone!

Straw and Order Show

This year, Years 1 and 2 have performed ‘Straw and Order’. This show was set in a courtroom where the judge had to listen to 2 sides of a story and give their verdict.The donkeys and cows were both represented in court to decide who the stable belonged to! After realising that being respectful towards each other, understanding differences and being kind and sharing is better, they  agreed to all live together in peace and harmony! This was a lovely Christmas message that reflects ‘Love one another like Jesus loves us’. We were so proud of all our infant pupils who performed so well in front of 2 large audiences. They danced, sang and acted brilliantly.

Oldham Rotary Carol Concert Peformance

The woodwind ensemble and school choir were delighted to perform live at the Oldham Rotary Carol Concert on Saturday evening. Both groups performed superbly and enjoyed a fabulous evening. We were delighted to be able to help raise funds for Maggie’s Oldham by taking part at this event.

 

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Year 2 enjoyed taking part in a workshop today. They explored the lives, times and achievements of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. They learnt about the similarities between these 2 significant people by recreating the events of their journeys. They enjoyed audiobooks, videos, quizzes and drama activities.

 

 

Year 2 Class Assembly

A huge well done to all of the pupils in Year 2 for their hard work and ideas to lead worship this morning.
They thought about all the people and key workers that help us in our daily lives. They also thought about how we can help and support each other.

Year 2 are also raising money this morning for Macmillan  Nurses. They are offereing juice and a biscuit to each pupil in school to take part in The World’s Largest Coffee Morning to support the work of this very worthwhile charity.
Well done Year 2 we are very proud of you!

Leavers’ Service 2021

A few shots from our lovely Year 6 Leavers’ Service July 2021, which was ‘live-streamed’ to parents on the big day itself. We will miss you class of 2021!

Welcome to Key Stage 2 Booklet

Click HERE to download the Welcome to Key Stage 2 booklet which explains what happens in Year 3 and will help with the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.