The Lancashire Giant

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

This is a traditional tale from Lancashire about Johnny, a hardworking and honest lad who everyone liked. However, he was unhappy as he wanted to be bigger.

The children used drama to explore Johnny’s  working day. This included gathering up the eggs, rounding up the sheep, moving the hay and repairing the dry stone walls.

The children then had to write sentences using adjectives in order to retell the beginning of this traditional tale.

Pudsey’s Visit

Posted on November 17th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

It was excitement around when Pudsey visited school today.

He and Mrs Thomas shared a touching moment, after she had handed a cheque for £350 to Children in Need. The money had been raised  in school through a variety of activities.

 

My Favourite Things.

Posted on November 15th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

During Class Worship we watched a small clip from the film “Sound of Music”.

The children then had to write down their favourite touch, smell,sight, taste and sound. Once completed volunteers had to mime and the rest of class had to guess what the favourite thing was.

Some were easier than others.

We then discussed as a class what things might make the World a better place. Hope being our Christian value for this half term.

Graffiti Art or Vandalism?

Posted on November 15th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

In English we are looking at biographies. Using the Conscience Alley activity. The children questioned “Banksy”.

The children then spent the afternoon, with Mrs Turner, designing their own Tags.

October Half Term Homework.

Posted on November 9th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

Just a quick reminder that the half term homework is due tomorrow-Friday 10th November.

Here are some of the finished pieces of work:

If you wish to see these amazing models, they will be on display in Hazel Class on the afternoon of Friday 10th November from 3 pm until 3:30 pm.

 

There’s No Place Like Home!

Posted on November 9th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

We kicked off our new topic in a traditional British way….with a Tea Party.

We had a carousal of activities: The children had to make their own sandwiches.

Decorate their own cup cakes:

Once the food had been prepared the children had to design their own cup cakes and complete a word search.

Whilst resisting the temptation to sample their creations.

The final task was to use the ipads and the QC scanning app to aid them in identifying pictures of famous British Landmarks that were posted all over the playground.

An exhausting but fun afternoon was had by all.

Lest We Forget

Posted on November 8th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

On Tuesday 7th November Hazel class children spent 20 minutes making poppies for the class wreath.

The finished poppies were then arranged on a wreath, which will be laid at the war memorial, in the church yard, on Friday morning.

It was a cold wet morning when the wreaths were laid:

Harvest Festival 2017

Posted on November 8th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

On Friday 20th October we made our way to church. Being in KS 2 means taking responsibility for the safety of younger pupils.

we all took our places, and waited for the service to begin.

Craig welcomed everyone and explained The Bishop’s Harvest Appeal was all about providing trees to certain African countries.

Four year 3 children then read out their Harvest Prayers at the start of the service.

Play, play and popcorn:

Posted on October 19th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

We have reached the end of our 6 week Forest School program and although it is sad to return to normal ‘school’ life we take away many memories, new skills learned and a feeling of excitement that we can do this all again in years 4, 5 and 6. (Yippee!)
We started with a team challenge where children had to move a large log from one place to another in the quickest time.

The children competitively chose a partner and lined up ready to try their luck. The 2 fastest times to move the log over 15m was an astonishing time of 4 and 7 seconds.

Many children showed various techniques of rolling, lifting and flipping to, move the log. Well done to all the children who enthusiastically took part.
As it was the last session we felt it best to enjoy a large time of play and the children responded really well. The class naturally played well together in the open environment and enjoyed, chasing, capturing and releasing each other from their respective dens that they had carefully built over the last 6 weeks.
Due to the high winds we had to cancel any last chance tree climbing, but this didn’t seem to deter the children from finding other things to occupy their time. There was a lovely moment where one child was struggling to move a log by himself, other children heard him struggling and helped him roll the log to the bottom of the hill. They then worked as a team to think through ways in which to lift the log up the hill.

The children succeeded by tying a large rope around it and dragged it to the top. Well done children!
We enjoyed tasting (well enjoyed watching) popcorn. The experience of watching it pop over the campfire was great, the popcorn catching fire and turning into a ball of flames, not so great! Three burnt batches later we finally had a taste and it seemed to go down well with some children scraping the bottom of the bowl to get the last bits.

Each term as each class enters Forest School, the classes appear to have unique preferences that define them as a group. This term Hazel Class have shown real endeavour to design, build and modify their dens, such is the quality of the designs, I will be leaving a few of them so that other children from the school can enjoy using them in their play.


It really has been a pleasure to see this group at Forest School and I look forward to seeing them come back and refine their skills and ideas in Yr 4.

October 18th Run-a-thon

Posted on October 18th, 2017 in General News by Mr Dingley

The whole school took part in the run-a-thon on Wednesday 18th October. We started with a warm up on the school playground led by Mrs Fitzgerald, Miss Connor, Mr Garvey and Mr Cross.

 

After the warm up our new running track was officially opened by Aaron Willdig (Morecambe FC).

All the classes completed as many circuits of the track in their allocated time. Reception classes were enthusiastically cheered on by the older children.

 

The money raised will be spent on much need ICT equipment.

WELL DONE EVERYONE!

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