Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

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

Filed under: Community,Innovation,School,Year 6 — year6charlestown @ 12:59 pm

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!!!!!


Who is ‘Second in The World’? March 11, 2010

Filed under: Innovation — headcharlestown @ 3:11 pm
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This is a screen shot taken from Tutpup, an online maths challenge for school children around the world. In second place is Orangepig1285; our very own Chloe Byrne! What a fantastic achievement Chloe!


Buy the Album February 8, 2010

Filed under: Innovation,School,Tools — charlestownprimary @ 7:46 pm
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As we move towards the end of the Dance E-jay project we’ve started to think about selling our album.      We need to make lots of money to have a party, so we decided to make a radio advert.   We listened to a few TV adverts and tried to pick out some phrases that were thought would sound good on the radio.   It was very funny especially when one of the adverts started with ‘Come on you Nutters!’

We took a selection from the tracks that we made in Dance E-jay and then recorded our own adverts over the top using Audacity.  We tried to use some of the phrases that we heard and even added.   Here are our results, which would get you to buy the album?   Remember everything you hear has been made by a nine year old!

Reece and Daniel

Grace, Chantelle and Scott

Angel and Josie-Leigh

Jermaine and William


Year Five Homework January 8, 2010

Filed under: Innovation,School — charlestownprimary @ 7:49 am
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Hi everybody!  Hope that you’ve all had a really good time playing out in the snow.   If you’re looking for something to do today have a look at the links that I’ve set up for you.

Our topic this term is all based around making Dance music.  We’re going to be making our own tracks and producing an album hopefully.   You’re also going to have to  write instructions for others on how to do it.  To get you started I’ve put together some videos that show how dance music has changed over the last 100 years or so.   Your instructions are as follows:

  • Click the link below
  • Set the slider on the left to 25 years so that you can see all the videos
  • Click on the video that you want to watch.
  •  Leave a comment on this blog post saying the track that you liked the most, so that others can try to find it too! Try to say what it was about the music that you liked.

When you’ve done that have a go on Tutpup and see if you can get any more medals.   If you’ve got any problems just email me and I’ll try and get them sorted out for you.

PS: Thanks to all the teacher for getting these blogposts up so quickly!   Any comments from parent or children would be gratefully appreciated!


Blogging March 2, 2009

Filed under: Innovation — headcharlestown @ 3:50 pm
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Teachers busy LearningMr Kirkpatrick led our staff meeting today and taught us all to blog.


Tools we use in School. February 26, 2009

Filed under: Innovation,School,Tools — charlestownprimary @ 8:53 pm

At Charlestown Primary we try and use as many ‘Web 2.0’ tools as possible to make our learning as exciting as possible.   These tools help us to gather and present information in a really interesting way such as this using Animoto – it’s free use too!



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Shape Mind Mapping January 28, 2009

Filed under: Innovation,Tools — charlestownprimary @ 12:10 pm
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