Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Firemen Visit Year 2 May 6, 2010

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As part of the children’s topic on the Great Fire of London the children received a visit on Wednesday from the Firefighters from Liverpool Street , Salford.

They spoke to the children about fire safety, smoke alarms and the importance of weekly  and the about the importance of not making hoax phone calls.

Lily dressed up in firefighters protective clothing. and we all looked around the fire engine and had a go at using the hose.

Year 2 had prepared questions to ask firefighters; Max, Nick, Ray and Ged from Blue Watch.

Demi asked-How long have you been a fire fighter?  Fire fighter Max had only been one for 18 months.

Molly asked – How many fire fighters do you need to put out a fire? It depends on the size of the fire. At the station there are 2 engines, one with 5 firefighters and one with 4 firefighters, so it can be between 4-98 a  firefighters.

Jenny asked-How do you save people if they are stuck in a tall building? We use a hydraulic platform.

Noor asked-What was the  first fire you put out? Firefighter MAx answered ‘The Spa Shop on Seaford Road’

Ethan Asked-How quickly do you get to a fire? Within 5 minutes

Skye asked-How many fire engines go to a fire? Depends on the size of the fire. Houses have 2; people inside the house 3 and small bins 1.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from the firefighters and found it very interesting., as you see from the pictures.

Thank you Firefighters from Liverpool Street.


Learn about the Tudors October 23, 2009

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This term year 4 have been studying the Tudors, they have found it to be far more exciting than they ever realised history could be.

As year 4 just couldn’t get enough of the Tudors, we have created an online learning experience, where the children can complete activities, play fun games and extend their knowledge of the Tudors.

Above each image or title you will find some notes and links each of which, when clicked on, will take you to some terrific Tudor sites.

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Victorian Day October 22, 2009

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Victorian Day October 21, 2009

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Year 6 learn some rules from a Victorian School.


Year 4 have been learning about the Tudor times October 9, 2009

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How did rich and poor Tudors live? Year 4 found out in our hot seating session.Copy of DSCF4976Copy of DSCF4969Copy of DSCF4985 

Year 4 had a very exciting vist from Sir John Radcliff, Mary and Ruth their housekeeper at Ordsall Hall.

Sir John, Mary and Ruth explained all about the Tudor Monarchs. 

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Then we played guess the artifact, which was lots of fun and very interesting.

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We had lots of fun, but Sir John, Mary and Ruth had to return to Ordsall Hall to get ready for a banquet.

 Before they left, Mary told us how Tudors used to get rid of bad smells.

They made pomanders, we decided to make some.

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It was a bit tricky, but our classroom smells amazing!


Evacuee Interviews March 18, 2009

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Evacuee Year 5Year 5 have been investigating what it was like to be a child during World War 2. We have been particularly focusing on what it was like to be an evacuee. Here the children are working as a group to develop an interview of an evacuee with each child taking on a role, either as an the evacuee, the interviewer or camera person. Keep watching for the interviews…….


Our Visit March 2, 2009

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Year 1 joined Year 2 and we all visited Quarry Bank Mill in the village of Styal. We spent the day there, looking round the Mill and the Apprentice House then, after lunch, walking across to see the cottages and church.

Year 1 in the garden