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!!!!!


Cricket July 13, 2009

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!


Dinosaurs in my office! June 24, 2009

Filed under: Year 6 — headcharlestown @ 11:01 am
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dinoYear 6 are busy reconstructing dinosaurs as a timed challenge. John, our caretaker used our new jigsaw to cut out the pieces from MDF using a template. It took him ages! The children have worked collaboratively to follow a set of instructions and create a model dinosaur. The best time so far is just under 25 minutes.


SATs Are Over May 18, 2009

Filed under: Year 6 — headcharlestown @ 10:42 am
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We made a lot of promises to year 6 about some of the fun things that would happen after SATs. It looks like Mr Kirkpatrick is delivering on those promises; to start off an exciting dinosaur project Gemma and Paige brought a 3D paper scale model of a T Rex that they had just finished. I have heard rumours of a much bigger dinosaur project; plywood? chicken wire? modroc? Watch this space.T RexT Rex


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!