Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Celebrating Success! January 30, 2009

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Dear Parents/Carers, Children, Staff and Governors,

I am writing to tell you about the continuing excellent performance of the school in terms of children’s academic achievements at the end of Key Stage Two.   As you may have heard, last years tests were surrounded by controversy and some of the data from these tests taken last May has only just been released.

I am pleased to report that our results for children’s achievement are excellent.   This means that if you take all the schools in the country from the poorest performing schools where children do not make expected progress, to the highest performing schools where children make more than expected progress, Charlestown ranks  in the top 10%.

This is the result of the hard work of the children, the excellent teaching and support from all the staff and governors and the support that you provide your children with homework and reading at home.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for this outstanding achievement.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Gauld.


‘Lets Cook Together’

Filed under: People in School — charlestownprimary @ 11:33 am
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Every Friday of four weeks parents and children are invited to cook together in the community wing at school.   They learn about healthy foods, cooking on a budget and try tasty new recepies.   Everybody then eats their food together and discuss what they like about it and how they created it.

The last of the sessions is next week, but there is another course starting on the 13th of March.   Anyone interested should contact school or Sarah at Family First.


Mindmapping for Planning January 29, 2009

Filed under: Tools,Year 6 — charlestownprimary @ 11:12 am
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Today we tried a little experiment that worked really well.   As part of our Literacy we had to invent a machine that could do our homework for us and then explain how it worked.

We used some mindmapping software called ‘Mind42’ to help us get all our ideas together.   It worked really well and was great fun.


If you want to have a go at you own mindmap then click on the picture, join and get started!


Shape Mind Mapping January 28, 2009

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Birds of Prey Presentations January 21, 2009

Filed under: School — charlestownprimary @ 2:23 pm

Last week we started to get togther some presentaions about the birds of prey.   Here are our results!


What a busy day! January 15, 2009

Filed under: School — charlestownprimary @ 7:25 am

Of was all systems go today in Year Six as we really got to grips with the new year.

The morning started with a visitor to our class, Miss Baron, who came to see all our good work. We showed her our drawning skills in our art session using pencils and computers!

Then it was time for break. We had an extra 10 minutes today because we hit our school attendence target last week!

We then had our ‘normal’ Numeracy session.

In the afternoon we had a session with the whole of Year 5 to work on our factsheets about the birds of prey that we saw last week. It was great we all got to join together in the Synchroneyes chat groups to share our facts.

When the bell rang at 3:00pm we were all ready to go home, bit some of us then went to a Numeracy booster too!

What a busy day!


CSI comes to Charlestown

Filed under: People in School — charlestownprimary @ 7:09 am

Today we all had a rather different type of morning! PCSO Fullerton came in to talk to us about crime prevention. We all got to take our own fingerprints too! It was extremely messy, but great fun.
Some of us even got to dress up in crime scene suits.