Dissecting Flowers

We started our new Science topic this week- Lifecycles, Living Things and Humans. 

We started off the topic by looking at the life cycle of plants and flowers. We looked particularly at the reproduction of plants through pollination. 
The children got the opportunity to dissect flower heads…

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English Role Play and Writing

This morning the children learnt to write news reports through inferring characters’ feeling from the story we are studying ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy.

We used drama techniques such as hot seating a character and role playing reporter and interviewee conversations and making…

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Japan 2021

In preparation for the Olympic Games starting in Tokyo on 23rd July, Upper School  are learning about Japan. So far we have learnt that Japan is an archipelago but has four main islands, the largest of which is Honshu, which is where Tokyo is found. Japan is roughly 6000 miles away ,has a…

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Let’s Go Sing!

For the last 6 weeks, Upper School have been enjoying rehearsing four songs that were written by the Sing Together team. Instead of a live concert performance this year, this week we recorded videos of the four songs and have sent them to be collated into a concert video with 40 other local…

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Maths Fun!

In Upper School each child regularly uses MyMaths and Mathletics. These are online learning tools to support mathematics learnt in lessons and provide a different format for learning which some children prefer or find challenging, as it provides a different format to our usual textbooks. All the…

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Maths Challenge

This morning the Year 5s were set a challenge to work out what each letter stood for in the list of number sentences given to them on the whiteboard. 
through the use of their knowledge of the times tables and logical thinking, they worked brilliantly to work it out. Can you work them out?


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The Trojan Wars

In Upper School we have been learning about the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. This was a bitter war lasting more than ten years started when Helen (married to Menelaus, a Greek King) fled to Troy with Paris (a Trojan Prince). The battle that followed is said to have involved a thousand…

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Flower Art

Over the past half term, the children have been carrying out a project on Flowers in our Art lessons. 
Today saw the conclusion of our wire sculpture work which has now been added to our paper flowers display and the children continued their project by going into the school grounds to observe and…

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Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

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As part of our study of Ancient Greece, Upper School have been learning about Greek Gods and Goddesses. We have found out many interesting facts about them and what they had control over. Zeus was King of the Gods and lived on Mount Olympus. One of his daughters was called Athena. She was…

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Tractor Run for Charlie

A tractor run has been organised for this Friday evening in memory of local boy Charlie Robinson. 

In support of this event, the children in Upper School helped to decorate the tree at the bottom of the school drive with ribbons.

We hope they raise lots more money for the Brain Tumour…

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Bug Hunt!

The sun finally shone for our invertebrates survey this afternoon around the school grounds. 
The children worked in groups of three to investigate a particular micro-habitat and used a pocket ID book to work out what sort of invertebrate they had found. There were lots of flies and bees out…

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Let’s Go Sing

The children in Middle and Upper School are taking part in a virtual ‘Sing Together’ performance this term as it has not been possible to join the other schools from around Lancashire for a real concert at King George’s Hall as we normally do. Instead, we are learning four songs and will be video…

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