Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Year 4 baking day! July 23, 2009

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For their end of year project, Year 4 have been creating their own biscuit companies. Each of the eight companies designed and baked eight different types of delicious biscuits to sell. With the money they raised (a fantastic £37.50) they bought food for an end of year party.

Year 4 loved the challenge of raising money and building up their companies. The biscuits sold out in record time and the only customer complaint was that they wanted more!


Salford Sailing club July 13, 2009

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P70900999 children from year 6 have recently spent a day with Mark and Tony from Salford Sailing Club based at Pennington Flash. They alerted Year 6 to the dangers of playing near water. There are many reports of children (mainly boys) who get into difficulties in water and sometimes pay for this with their lives. A great day out with a very useful purpose. This was a really good example of The Police and our Local Authority playing a proactive role in preventing loss of life by using  their resources to best effect. Thanks to the BOYS and to Mrs Royle for supporting the trip. Excellent behaviour from Year 6!!

(sorry about the picture – i don’t know how to rotate on my macbook!)


At the seaside

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Punch and JudyYear 2 enjoyed a super trip to the seaside. It was just like I remember from my childhood; sand between the toes, Punch and Judy, Kamikaze seagulls trying to pinch our sandwiches (they were successful in the case of John’s Sausage and Mrs Batty’s ice cream), a walk on the pier and ice creams for all. Thanks to Mrs Batty for organising it all and to John and Miss Turner for supporting the trip.



Filed under: Sport,Year 6 — headcharlestown @ 8:07 pm

Year six have been enjoying professional cricket coaching from Ben. He arranged for us to play in a Salford tournament against a number of other schools. It was a great event supported by staff and parents. Year 6 played good cricket on a full size pitch which was a great experience. Well done year 6 cricketers.THE TEAM!


Mini Sagas July 7, 2009

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Year 6 took over Miss Formosa’s job for a lesson to teach year 4 how to write ‘mini sagas’.

The children came equipped with their own PowerPoints to explain each stage.

Year 4 loved this lesson and produced amazing ‘mini sagas’.


I saw a cheetah and its face looked angry and it was sitting there in the trees and then it was chasing an antelope. Suddenly it ate the antelope to bits. It ripped it to pieces and killed it. Then it ran away with the antelope.The End. By Connor.


There was only one girl in the world she was sad and lonely and had no friends. Suddenly an angry giant came, then he drank magic water, he got smaller then they fell in love and got married.  They had a baby and her family came back HORRAY! The End. By Angel.   


A boy was lonely and he wanted to have a friend. He was walking then suddenly he fell through a hole. There were lots of trains and when he was there he met a friend. His friend was rich! Then he thought I DON’T WANT TO BE YOU’R FRIEND AGAIN! By Chantelle.


The boy climbed a mountain then he fell off. He found a spaceship. An alien started lumbering out, it was actually a mole! As it approached, a laser suddenly floated into his hand and then it clicked on. Next he was teleported to his home. How strange he thought.  By William.


There is a lost world under ground, mysterious things happen there like earth quakes that only happen under there. It is a dirty place, horrible animals live there. For example wild bears and lions who rip you to shreds. Ff you go there, YOU WILL DIE! You shouldn’t go there!!! By Cawley.


Did you know that a hound could rip you into midgy parts, and will eat you up? He lived in a world called Dracvila. His owner is a dreadful vampire killer. Nobody who goes to Dracvila comes back! The horrid hound is nice to it, but not to anybody else! By Reece.



Charlestown’s Fun Run!

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P7020069P7020070Last week the whole school took part in a sponsored fun run to raise money for school funds.  The Key Stage 1 children ran around our school field twice, while the Key stage 2 children ran around 4 times.  Even some of the teachers joined in.  Each child received a medal and the first 3 in each class also got a certificate.  Everyone had fun and we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for our school. 

 The winners were as follows:-  Rec – Keelan, Year 1 – Bradley, Year 2 – Benjamin, Year 3 – Joao, Year 4 – Angel, Year 5 – James, Year 6 – Deusa.  Congratulations to our winners and well done to everyone else for taking part.




Year one’s tatties! July 2, 2009

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Washing the potatoes we had dug up.

Washing the potatoes we had dug up.

Today we harvested our potatoes (remember the ones that started life in the grow-bag?). We had re-planted them in our school garden, and now it was time to dig them up!