Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

The Great Outdoors! June 28, 2010

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Year 6 have been making the most of the sunshine today and have enjoyed having their Literacy lessons out on the decking.  We were working on word ladders.  We had to start with a word, the next word must start with the last two letters of the previous word and must be at least 6 letters long.  Year 6 were aiming to make their word ladders at least 15 words long.  Here is an example:


Have a go, it’s not as easy as it sounds!!


Traditional tales February 17, 2010

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During the last half term the Nursery children read many different traditional stories. We tried to focus on a different one each week. Throughout the topic we got to do many things including dressing up as some of the characters, role play, writing letters to the Elves and Golilocks. We made porridge, although Goldilocks didn’t eat ours! We also got to speak to some of the characters on the phone. We told the wolf that he has to be kind to the 3 little pigs!


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 6 Homework January 7, 2010

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Hi Year 6,

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year!  So Sorry the bad weather has delayed our return to school but don’t worry, we’ll be back at it very soon!  Hope you’ve had lots of fun in the snow without injury.

As you know, our target at the moment in Maths is to learn our times tables.  Please continue to do this a home and have a look on this link

it may make it a bit more fun!

You may also remember that our target in English has been to use paragraphs. This link maybe be useful to recap your memory, have a look…

If you get really bored you may want to write an account of what you have been up to during your break, in paragraphs of course!  It would be great if you could also include some clauses….  such as:

I took my new bike, which is bright red and goes really fast, for a spin around the park.

Finally, I have been working on our new topic which is called ‘All at sea!’  I’ll keep you guessing on that one!  Have a think about what kind of things you would like to learn in this topic-ship wrecks, sea creatures, evolution, the oceans of the world? I look forward to hearing all your great ideas!

Take care and enjoy the rest of your extended holiday!

Mrs Batty


Autumn Walk December 11, 2009

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Year 2 went for a Peel Park, to look at the changes that occur between the seasons. The children discovered that the  leaves begin to change colour and fall off the trees. That some trees remain evergreen throughout the year.


The Highwayman-Salford style! October 21, 2009

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Year 6 have been studying the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.   We then worked on a ‘Salford Style’ highwayman and Lauren wrote this one at home.