Charlestown Primary School

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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.


At the seaside July 13, 2009

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Punch and JudyYear 2 enjoyed a super trip to the seaside. It was just like I remember from my childhood; sand between the toes, Punch and Judy, Kamikaze seagulls trying to pinch our sandwiches (they were successful in the case of John’s Sausage and Mrs Batty’s ice cream), a walk on the pier and ice creams for all. Thanks to Mrs Batty for organising it all and to John and Miss Turner for supporting the trip.


Victorian Schools – a thing of the past? February 5, 2009

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This week we have been looking carefully at what life was like for those children who were lucky enough to go to school during the Victorian era.   We compared their experiences to our own by reading parts of Dicken’s ‘Nicholas Nicolby’ and doing research on the internet.

Once again we used mind maps to plan out our ideas and paid particular attention to finding our own style and ‘voice’ as writers.   Click to hear our results.


Alice and Demi Victorian Schools    Paige and Dion Victorian Schools   Hannah N and Siobhan Victorian Schools   Deusa and Sharmaine Victorian Schools  Darren and Thomas Victorian Schools   Charlie and Hanna Victorian Schools   Anthony and Connor D Victorian Schools  






Chatting allowed in class! November 21, 2008

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Today was a really exciting day in Year Six, not because of the Christmas Production rehearsal, but rather for a new way of working that we have tried.

Over the past few weeks we have been using a program called Synchroneyes in class. It let’s me as a teacher see what everyone is doing on their laptops, which is great. We can also share each other’s screens and all sorts of clever stuff.

Today we took another big step forward in the way that we learn. We used the ‘chat’ feature of Synchroneyes to collaborate together and share information that we found out about a famous Victorian explorer called David Livingstone.

It was a brilliant way of working which let us share loads of information really quickly. As they say “many hands make light work!”

All the children were so focused on the task we didn’t hear the playtime bell!
Well done everyone.