Today, in Design and Technology, Class 12 were set the challenge to build a shelter that could withstand different extreme conditions: heavy rain (200ml of water), a landslide (200g weight) and a hurricane (Mrs Cookson’s hairdryer!). The children scored points for group work and how well they structured their shelters. Congratulations to Niall’s group, whose shelter was the most successful overall.
This week pupils from Years 5 and 6 have ventured into Manchester to participate in the city’s Histories Festival. They visited the John Rylands Library and learnt about mapping in Manchester throughout the ages. Following this, the children experienced a ‘supporters throughout the years’ tour at The National Football Museum. It was a day packed with learning, history and most importantly, fun!
Pupils in Classes K and L have been participating in cooking and woodwork classes so far this term. The pupils have greatly enjoyed their experiences to date. Mr Cooper’s class are designing and constructing bird boxes whilst Mrs Cookson’s are undertaking a cooking or baking challenge each week; so far they have made pizzas, brownies and scones…
In the week beginning 3rd June, pupils from Classes K and L took part in a residential trip to Lledr Hall, North Wales. The children learnt how to climb a mountain, gorge walk, traverse the high ropes and lead a friend through the dreaded ‘night line’. The ethos of the centre is team work and our pupils greatly enjoyed working together on some challenging activities! Below are a selection of some of the photographs taken throughout the week.
Pupils from our KS2 have taken part in two different swimming competitions of late. They represented the school with distinction – the pupils’ manners and behaviour were excellent at all times. We are pleased to announce that the children came third out of all of Salford’s primary schools and achieved first place in a competition for Bury schools. They should be really proud of their achievements!
Back in 2010, pupils from Y5/6 created their own nonsense poetry after being inspired by the work of Dr. Seuss. Their videos (which can be found on this blog by searching ‘nonsense’) have inspired our current Y5/6 who have created some ‘nonsense’ poetry of their own…
In preparation for Christmas, pupils in Classes K and L have been baking this week with Mrs Cookson. In groups, they weighed their ingredients, mixed them together and cut shapes to create gingerbread cookies. They were yummy!