Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

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


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.


Narrative poetry October 16, 2009

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This week we have been looking at narrative poetry.   These are poems that tell a story.  We decided to tell the story of a day at our school.   We wrote most of it together and then added our individual flair at the end.  

We use Audacity to edit and add sound effects ontop of our poetry.   Tell us what you think!

Grange Hill 1   Grange Hill 2


Greek Story Telling October 12, 2009

Filed under: School,Year 5 — charlestownprimary @ 7:39 am
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This post is a little later than expected due to technical difficulties, many thanks to Mr Burrows for sorting it out!

Last week we looked at the way in which Greek stories were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth.   We tried in our groups to find out about the legend of Daedelus and Icarus which was great fun in itself.   We then tried to retell this story in our own words.   This was much more difficult than you would think!   Here are our attempts, we hope that you can follow the story!


Thoughts on Learning October 9, 2009

Filed under: School — charlestownprimary @ 7:41 am
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Over the past few weeks we have been working together in a different way.   Almost all of our work has been in small groups and partnerships.   This has not been easy to do as we have had to learn how to get on with each other and cooperate in teams.

Mr Kirkpatrick asked some tricky questions to the children to try and find out what they thought about the past few weeks.


Punctuation Madness September 11, 2009

Filed under: Year 5 — charlestownprimary @ 12:23 pm
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This week we have been looking at Greek Myths and legends as part of our new topic.   We’ve read all about Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and the fearsome Gorgon Medusa.   As part of our Literacy we decided to ‘act out’ the punctuation from sections iof the story to show just how much punctuation we need to include in our own writing next week.

We look rather silly doing it, but it’s made us realise how many of those little marks we need to include to be understood.   Here are our videos – apologies about the sound levels!


Finding out about Minibeasts April 30, 2009

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We watched these two snails move along the wood. They eventually went past each other.

We watched these two snails move along the wood. They eventually went past each other.

We could see lots of snails on the other side of our fence. They were all along the grass.

We could see lots of snails on the other side of our fence. They were all along the grass.

This half term Reception are finding out all about Minibeasts. This week we are learning about snails. On Monday morning it was raining and we saw lots of snails in the outdoor area. Some children managed to count 31 snails altogether.


We have learnt lots of facts about snails.

“Snails have hard shells.”    Sarah

“Snails have got thousands of tiny teeth on their tongue.”   Rebecca

“They have tiny eyes on stalks.”    Cobie

“They have feelers.”   Keenan

“We saw snails slither over each other.”   Cameron