Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

An Amazing Feat of Strength! February 10, 2010

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This was a scene from one of our PE lessons where a number of children stretched themselves between two benches and passed an object around their bodies. We soon passed 100 and then 150 and then 180. Connor McLaughlin (not shown here) sailed past 200 and reached a final score of 244! We were very impressed. We interviewed Connor in assembly the next week to see what kind of lifestyle he leads; we found that he eats healthily and plays lots of sport!


Tag Rugby Tournament October 20, 2009

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Some of our Year 5 children took part in a Tag Rugby tournament at  Eccles Rugby club today.  Teams from all over Salford took part.  In the first round of matches we played really well and scored lots of tries.  We ended up winning one game and narrowly losing one.  In the second round we played two really good teams and although we lost both matches, the team played really well.  The children had only had three coaching sessions before the tournament, but despite this they were fantastic.  Well done to Jermaine, Cawley, Grace, Callum, Connor, Reece and Dan.  You were a credit to our school!    Mrs Ferry

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MCFC comes to Charlestown October 6, 2009

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Year 1 and 2 children were lucky enough to have some special coaching from Manchester City Football Club this week.  Darren , the coach, played some warm up games with the children and then showed them how to dribble with the ball.  Unfortunately, it was a really rainy day so the session had to take place in the hall.  Despite the lack of space, the children all had a good time.






Charlestown’s Fun Run! July 7, 2009

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P7020069P7020070Last week the whole school took part in a sponsored fun run to raise money for school funds.  The Key Stage 1 children ran around our school field twice, while the Key stage 2 children ran around 4 times.  Even some of the teachers joined in.  Each child received a medal and the first 3 in each class also got a certificate.  Everyone had fun and we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for our school. 

 The winners were as follows:-  Rec – Keelan, Year 1 – Bradley, Year 2 – Benjamin, Year 3 – Joao, Year 4 – Angel, Year 5 – James, Year 6 – Deusa.  Congratulations to our winners and well done to everyone else for taking part.




Splash! June 10, 2009

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Water Sports Club is back again.

Eight children from years 4,5 & 6 have started going to the Water Sports Centre on a Tuesday evening. This week was kayaking – next week; sailing.


Cha Cha Cha at Charlestown May 18, 2009

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This morning Mrs Batty took the whole of year six for a ballroom dancing lesson.   We’ve even entered a competition!   Mrs Batty was a great teacher and we all tried not to step on each others toes too much!


Revision – boring? April 27, 2009

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Last week in school we continued to work our hardest towards the SATs tests that we will be taking in a couple of weeks.   However if you read the blog regularly you’ll know that we tend to do things a little differently in Year Six.

This week it was the turn of something called ‘Spaced Learing’.   The ideas comes from neuroscience research on how the brain learns.  The research suggests that the brain creates memories in short sharp reapeated blocks with gaps in between – that’s where the spaced name comes from.   Pupils at Monkseaton School have been at the forefront of putting this idea into the Secondary classroom and some classes of GCSE students have achieved amazing results as a result.    If it’s good enough for them…



We built our session around solving maths problems.   Everyone had to complete two sides of revision questions (about 10 mins work) and then go outside and take part in a hula hoop challenge.   Then they came back in and did some more maths and another challenge.   We did this about 3 or four times.

And the square root of 49 is...

And the square root of 49 is...

Only time will tell how effective this has been, but we can say that it was a great session that had us all in fits of laughter at points and really brightened up our revision for the day!