Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Year 6 Money-Making Project Week 4 July 9, 2010

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Year 6 are still working hard on their money-making project.  This week Fortune Funds have been selling doughnuts, Cash Run have been making money with a ‘teacher treats’ afternoon where teachers were treated to a variety of treatments including foot spas, head massages and hand massages……all for a small fee, of course!

The jeep experience was won this week by Mrs Taylor’s husband!  It wasn’t a fix, honest! 

Next week we have decided to join groups to have one last monster money-making week.  We have already made enough to pay for our trip to Camelot, our leaver’s meal and still have some left over to go towards our holiday in Prestatyn!  Year 6 have also kindly offered to donate £25 to pay for the infant disco.  Well done Year 6!

This week’s totals are:

Cash Run £ 208.92    Taylor &Co.Enterprises £265.21   Fortune Funds £118.90

Making our grand total……£593.03!!!!!


Monks come to Charlestown December 7, 2009

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Today we had some very special visitors to our assembly.   Two Buddist monks came in to start to introduce us to their religion.   It was really interesting to talk about the things that all religions have in common and also the things that are different too.

We learnt that:

  • Buddist monks wear the same types of clothes all year round.
  • The orange colour of their robes comes from a dye made from tree bark that also acts as an insect repellent!
  • Buddism teaches respect and peace to all people.
  • Buddists have special celebrations like Christians.

Father Mark also commented that the reason both he and the monks wore one colour so that people were not distractedfrom listening to their message by looking at their clothes.

We’re really looking forward to seeing the monks again soom and finding out more about their religion.


Reception Parents SHARE Learning October 14, 2009

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Parents of childern in our Reception class came in to school today for the second SHARE session. It was led by Mrs Allcock and Mrs Jones. The children made ‘feely boxes’ out of shoe boxes and pieces of material. Everybody had fun and it was great to see parents and children working together.


Give your old shoes extra time. October 9, 2009

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Can you imagine running around barefoot on hard, dusty ground? Well, that’s the reality for millions of African children who can’t afford new shoes.

Everyone at at school  has been working hard to collect shoes for Shoe Aid for Africa. Your old pumps or trainers may no longer fit you but for the children of Africa they could be a welome gift. Such a small gesture raelly can  make a BIG difference. Thanks to all of you who have already brought in shoes like; Macualey, Parmiss and Chelsie from year 3 (pictured above) and for those of you who haven’t had chance yet there are still a few day left. Don’t forget, adult shoes are welcome too.  I want to see those boxes overflowing!

Mrs Cooper


Christmas Carol Service September 2, 2009

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We are going to have a Traditional Carol Service at Pendleton Church on Friday 18th December. We haven’t done this before so it’s a first! We will be inviting the whole community. We will have some traditional Christmas readings, Carols and additional items all performed by the children.Pendleton Church


Slow down and BRAKE! June 17, 2009

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In support of the campaign group ‘Brake’ we walked around the field today as a school. Our banner urged drivers to slow down to 20 mph in built up areas and around schools as a means of saving lives in any future accidents. It was wet and windy and our banner got a little soggy!Brake


Calling all Bronze Credit Card Holders May 18, 2009

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There will be a non uniform day for all bronze credit card holders on Friday 22nd May. As long as you can produce your bronze credit card you may wear your own clothes.

Here at Charlestown we place a great deal of emphasis on rewarding the good things that our children do. At every opportunity we are making a point of celebrating good work, behaviour, progress or even good manners no matter how small.  BronzeIt is part of our behaviour policy to regularly reward this sort of effort through a system of stickers which are traded for credit cards. We believe that consistent positive reinforcement of this kind really does matter and shows that we value what our children do, building a cohesive community of learners.