Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Parent Council November 18, 2009

Filed under: School — year6charlestown @ 11:27 am

We had our first Parent Council meeting on Friday, 13th November, 2009.  At the moment, we have four Parent Representatives – Gemma Brookes-Ryan, Helen Hepburn, Elina Parker and Kapila Wickramarachchi – together with myself, Sue Jones.

The Reps. want to be able to reach out to parents so that we can find out the issues that are concerning you about any aspect of school life and then to present these issues to the School Governors and the Management Team.

We are starting a ‘Drop-in’ facility this Friday (20th, November) at 8.45 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. whereby parents can come and have a chat to us.  We have also made a Suggestion Box, where suggestions may be entered into it (by post, email) so that parents can remain anonymous if they wish to.

We will also be getting involved in fund-raising activities.

We welcome any parent/carer to become a member of the Parent Council.  If you wish to join the team, please contact Mrs Jones at school.

We would welcome your comments and feedback relating to the Parent Council and it’s future developments.


Year 3 D & T week. Pop Up Books. November 3, 2009

Filed under: School — year3charlestown @ 2:06 pm

DSCF5178DSCF5177DSCF5176DSCF5175DSCF5174DSCF5172DSCF5171DSCF5170YDSCF5169Year 3 have been making a pop up book this week. We based our book on the story of  Theseus and the Minotaur, which we have been reading in literacy. We practised 5 different pop up techniques at the beginning of the week, and then used these to create our class book. We found images and backgrounds on the internet to make our book look more professional and really took our time. Take a look at our finished book!DSCF5181DSCF5179DSCF5180


“We remember when….” November 2, 2009

Filed under: School — year1charlestown @ 9:13 pm

"I remember doing that in Year One!"In the Summer, year one and year five ‘buddied’ up and spent a most interesting and enjoyable couple of afternoons looking at how things change as we grow up. Year one showed their buddies the kinds of things they were learning, and year five told their young buddies all about their move into the juniors and how things change as we move up the school.

They did hand and foot prints to show how we grow.