Maths Challenge 1

Can you complete this maths challenge?

Look at the slideshow to see different ways to answer it.

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Year Six Mathematicians

Some of our year six children took part in an Explore Learning maths workshop yesterday. The children worked well in their pairs to solve mathematical problems.

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News Blog 24.10.19

Thank you for your harvest donations this week. The food bank charity ‘The Trussell Trust’ were so grateful and passed on their appreciation to everyone. Your donations will make a big difference to those families in need.

Thank you also for your attendance at our Learning Reviews this week. A strong partnership between home and school is so important if your child is to reach their full potential. We will share the results of the questionnaire on our blog soon.

Finally have a safe and peaceful holiday. Happy Diwali to those children, families and staff who are celebrating.

Dates for your Diaries…..

Mon 4th November – School re-opens. Yr 1 trip to forest.

11-15 November – Anti-Bullying Week

Fri 22nd November – Anti-Bullying Theatre Show to KS2 (in school)

Wed 27th November – NSPCC am – ‘Stay Safe Speak Out’ assembly for children, then family workshop at 2.15pm

Fri 29th November – non-uniform day – wear white and blue to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Tues 10th December – Winter Fair after school

Fri 13th December – Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Tues 17th December – pm EYFS Nativity Show

Wed 18th December – am EYFS Nativity Show

Thurs 19th December – Christmas Parties

Fri 20th December – 1.30pm school closes for Christmas

Mon 6th January 2020 – school reopens

Fri 14th Feb – school closes for half term

Mon 24th Feb – school reopens

24 – 28 Feb – Year 6 PGL trip

Mon 23rd March– Parent’s Consultations for Yrs 4, 5, 6  – 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Wed 25th March – Parent’s Consultations for Yrs 1, 2, 3 – 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Fri 3rd April – school closes for Easter

Mon 20th April – school reopens

Fri 22nd May – school closes for half term

Mon 1st June – school reopens

Fri 17th July – school closes at 1.30pm for the Summer holidays

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School Council in the community!

The school council have been busy looking for opportunities to help out in the local community and to try and make a difference. This week they met with Dot Keller, chairman of the Friends of Blackley forest. Dot and her group of dedicated volunteers help create a community forest that is rich in wildlife and manage the woodland to the highest standard. The Friends group help by applying for grants, organising litter cleanups, painting railings and making birdboxes. Our vision is for the school council to take charge of a birdkeep in the forest which has become overgrown and unused. Our job will be to take charge of the bird keep, maintain it and hopefully add a plaque as recognition of our work. Watch this space!

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Pumpkin Soup

One of Mrs Mottershead’s favourite books and it’s that time of the year where I get to share it with the children, it’s about Cat, Duck and Squirrel who live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup… until the day Duck wants to do the stirring… It’s a book about friendship and caring.

Best of all, we get to make pumpkin soup. The children really enjoyed preparing all of the ingredients to make our very own pumpkin soup. It was delicious!



Attendance this week was 95.8% – very close to our target of 96%.

Very well done to 5B with 100% attendance this week!

There were 105 late arrivals to school this week – this means a delayed start to learning 105 times – please allow plenty of time to reach school by 8.45. Any arrivals after 8.50 mean your child is late to school and the rest of their class will have started their first lesson.

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6P World War 1 Memorial Modelling

6P have been exploring WW1 memorials during topic lessons. They have studied and evaluated the qualities that an effective memorial has, so they can develop ideas to create their own.

Using what they have learned, they have gone on to design what they think would be a fantastic memorial.

After tinkering with clay, salt dough and a dough mixture of flour and water, it was decided that clay would be the most effective material to work with.


Key Stage 1 Certificates

Well done to the children in Key Stage One who got certificates this morning, for excellent behaviour and lots of great writing. Well done to the VIP’s who enjoyed a lovely lunch together.

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Year 1 science

Year 1 have been exploring the 5 senses. Today we used our sense of smell and touch. It was lots of fun.

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Year 1 Maths

Year 1 have used numicon, bead strings, counters and cubes to explore different ways of making 10.

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