Jun 14 2011

School grounds week – pond dipping

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School grounds week continues and today we did some pond dipping. Sadly, we didn’t catch any fish big enough to eat, but we did find lots of snails, leeches and beetles!

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Jun 14 2011

School Grounds Week – Bug hunt

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On Monday, we took part in a bug hunt as part of our school grounds week. As well as being a good opportunity to apply our maths and science knowledge, the bug hunt served an important purpose.

The Natural History Museum is conducting a nationwide bug count and we decided to join in! The bug count is to find out how humans affect the number of invertebrates in different areas around the country.

If you want to find out more, or if you want to do your own bug hunt visit their website http://www.opalexplorenature.org/bugscount

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Jun 13 2011

Fun At Brookburn day – Rugby coaching

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On Friday the 10th June, it was our Fun At Brookburn, or FAB day. All of the classes took part in different activities and invited parents and carers to come and join in. It was a tremendous success and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Our class was very lucky as Tom, from the local rugby club Mancunians RL, came in to do a rugby session.

We practised handling, catching and kicking skills as well as learning some techniques for contact on the tackle bags.

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Jun 13 2011

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a muffin!

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On Friday it was our big breakfast. To raise money for school funds, our class made fruit muffins to sell. We worked really hard mixing the ingedients, baking them, designing posters to advertise them (Lucy’s poster inspired the title of this post) and finally selling them.

The muffins were very popular and many people commented on how nice they were. In total, we raised £72.50 for school funds. Not bad for an afternoon’s work! 🙂

If you want to make the muffins yourself, the recipe came from the BBC website and here is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/blueberrymuffins_67846

We used a range of fruits, not just blueberries and it worked just as well.

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May 18 2011


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Here are the pictures which we made today (sorry about the silly music – I thought it would be funny!). We were learning about Viking clothing so we made ourselves look like Viking raiders.

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May 11 2011

Viking runes and weapons

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Today, we learnt all about Viking runes and their alphabet, the Futhark (called this because of the first sounds in their alphabet).

We also talked about Viking weapons.

Weapons were very important to the Vikings. Often, Viking warriors would be buried with their sword by their sides, and somtimes weapons were passed down through families as an important heirloom. The Vikings were so attached to their weapons that they even gave them names such as, leg biter and peace breaker.

Why not use the table below to think of your own Viking weapon names. Simply choose a body part, and then add a powerful verb.

Body part Powerful verb
Neck Slicer
Shin Carver
Gut Smasher
Eye Tearer
Head Ripper

If you like, you can use your own ideas as well.

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May 03 2011

New topic – The Vikings!

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We are starting a new topic this term, all about The Vikings. You can find lots of new links in the history section which will help you research them.

Who were they?

What did they look like?

Where did they come from?

When did they live?

Why did they come to England?

How did they get here?

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Apr 21 2011

The sun has got his hat on!

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Wow! What glorious weather it is everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays.

Make sure you have got lots of sun cream on!

If you are reading this, then go outside and play in the sun! It is too nice to be sat at a computer!

Mr Alderdice 😎

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Apr 14 2011

Royal Wedding Homework

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Hi everyone.

Just a reminder about the whole school holiday homework.

In celebration of the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, we are all getting the day off (hooray!).

So, the school would like to know, what are you doing on that day?

Do you have any special plans? Will you be celebrating with family and friends? Are you having a street party? Are you just treating it like a normal day and going to the park? It doesn’t matter what you are doing, we just want to know. There is no right or wrong answer!

I’m going to Leeds on that day to watch my favourite rugby team, Castleford Tigers, play (and hopefully win).

I think I will also watch the wedding on TV as it is a hugely historic occasion.

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Apr 13 2011

Yaaaaar 3b!

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Today we had a pirate day in class.

This work was inspired by our geography unit as it included lots of map work. The children drew a map of the school grounds and then made it look like a treasure map by ripping, scrunching and staining it.

They then came up with their own pirate identity, drew self portraits and wrote diaries as the character.

Finally, we hid treasure around the school grounds, marked it on our map and challenged a partner to find it.

Yaaaar! It was a lot of fun!!!

Treasure Maps on PhotoPeach

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