Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Visit to Waterstones July 22, 2010

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still browsing

browsing for books

12 childfren made a visit to Waterstones, in Manchester to claim their free books, just for sharing and reviewing a favourite book of theirs. The chidlren thoroughly enjoyed exploring the different titles available to them. I think a lot of late night reading is going to take place tonight! Well done everyone, enjoy your books!


Year 2 Trip’s to the Blue Planet Aquarium

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The starfish showing its 5 eyeslearning about the rockpool creatures

the star of the show, displaying its 250 teeth!!!

touching the stingrays

Year 2 have been learning about Under the Sea and to complete the topic we took a trip to the Blue planet Aquarium. 

The children were excited to see a lot of the animals they had been learning about none more so than the Shark!! 

They also got the opportunity to touch a stingray, which Mrs Mullineux also found very exciting too! 

We’d like to thank all the people at the Aquarium who made our day very enjoyable. 


Behaviour Day

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Today we held our second successful Silver Credit Card activity. The children have been able to take part in lots of fun activities organised by the teachers and teaching assistants. They have been involved in baking rice crispie cakes, (some of which will be sold at the Summer Fete on Saturday), cycling, painting, marble printing, sewing, knitting, outdoor games and cross stitching. Well done to all the children for their persistant good behaviour and thanks to all the staff for organising such fun activities for the children.


Behaviour Day May 26, 2010

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Behaviour Day.

Have a look at our behaviour day for Siver Credit Card holders. It included all sorts of activities. All the Staff decided which activities they were going to run and then children with a Silver Credit Card signed up for their chosen activites. We had a whole afternoon of saying well done for persistent good behaviour. It included cross stitch, board games, pizza making, cycling, a film, sports on the field and gardening. Thanks to all the staff for their hard work in organising it all.


Buy the Album February 8, 2010

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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


Dance E-jay January 14, 2010

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In Year Five yeasterday we started our unit on making Dance music using DFance E-jay.

We learned how to sort and select samples and began to put them into our own tracks.   It was great fun.   Hopefully soon we’ll have some music to play online and maybe even an album to release!


Slightly randomly here’s a video of Year 5 taking up their models at the end of our D+T week last term.   I forgot to post it then – sorry everyone!


Year 4 Mountains December 17, 2009

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 This half term year 4 have been learning about mountains.  Today they had a special visit from John Cunningham who is an experienced mountaineer. He has climbed mountains in the UK and in Italy, he has also completed the three peak challenge for the past 3 years.
 John showed the children the equipment needed when mountain climbing.



 If you would like to find out more about mountains, clinking on the image below.