Chinese New Year Celebrations!
We had so much fun both learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year! We loved every minute! (Heads up – you might want to turn your volume down before you watch this video!)
Here come the birds
In the Foundation Stage we have been drawing and painting our favourite birds. We observed and copied photographs of the birds, thinking carefully about their shape, form and colour. We will be making more drafts to improve our technique and skill with a variety of media of our own choice.
Jack and the Beanstalk
We have loved exploring the story Jack and the Beanstalk this week in class. We really enjoyed re-telling the story and other familiar stories in various ways. Our favourite part was taking charge of our own learning during continuous provision. These activities (below) allowed children to solved problem through thinking critically and creatively. Can you […]
We have loved learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. We learned a dance to celebrate Diwali… and we made traditional Rangoli patterns using lots of different resources.
Children at St. Chad’s love to take charge of their learning!
Music to my ears…
We have been making most of the dry days and enjoying our outdoor learning! We are hoping the weather continues to be kind to us so that we can enjoy a lot more outdoor learning.
We have loved exploring our school grounds this week. All aboard on the rope bus! What tree is that?
Welcome to the Foundation Stage!
The children have made a smooth transition into the Foundation Stage and have settled into the school routine really quickly. They are already making new friends and together we are forming a caring class community.
We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!
Smithills Open Farm Trip
We really enjoyed our trip to Smithills Open Farm, where we rode a donkey, stroked and fed animals, enjoyed a tractor ride and watched the cows being milked. What a fun packed day.
We have really enjoyed participating in the ‘Bikeability’ programme and have gained in confidence and skill on a balance bike. Some of us have even gone home and have begun riding our bikes without stabilizers!
Materials for Infants
The children loved their annual visit from Adrian Bowden’s travelling Science show. This year the theme was ‘Materials’.
Eggcellent Easter Activities!
We have really enjoyed experiencing living eggs. We got to see the chicks hatch out and grow. We loved meeting our fluffy chicks. We went on an Easter egg hunt. Some of us even created and decorated eggs over the Easter holidays. How amazing are these creations!
Computing and Music
The children have been exploring using a computer to make music using 2Simple Music Toolkit and Noisy Things. Click to read more.
The Frogs Are Here!
We counted around twelve returning frogs today in our pond. They have already been busy laying their frogspawn.
We have loved being back at school and making most of the sunshine through learning outdoors.
We have been very fortunate to have some very special visitors in our class today. Zakariya’s dad, who is a GP came with nurse Mary, Doctor Josh and Paramedic Ben. They gave a very informative talk, showed us the equipment and instruments they use on a day to day basis and gave us a tour […]
The children have been looking at Uppermill High Street. Click to see what they have been doing.
Maps of the village
The children have been studying our local area. Take a look at some of the village maps they produced.
A letter from the fairies
We have received a letter from the fairies! Poor fairies… we thought hard about how we could help them see in the dark. In the end we settled for a lantern. Now that they can see better, we are hoping they’ll be around more! Stay tuned for more fairy updates.
Foundation Stage Nativity
Click to read the letter being sent home about the Foundation Stage Nativity Production, craft morning and Christmas party on Wednesday 12th December.
First World War Centenary
Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]
Visitors In Forest School
We had a magical time in forest school this week. We think fairies have made a home in our very own forest! We hope to see more of them soon. Stay tuned for fantastical updates.
Learning through Playing and Exploring
Welcome to Mrs. Fernando’s class! We have had such a busy few weeks learning and settling into our new class and the school routine. We really are getting used to our school routine. We love choosing ways to do things during play time. We are always playing and exploring! Wednesdays are very special to us […]
We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning and hope you are too!
Sports Coaching Day
We have really enjoyed our sports day today. The weather was good and the coaches were really kind and helpful, introducing us to some new sports and activities.
Smithills Open Farm trip
We have really enjoyed our trip to Smithills Open Farm today. We engaged in lots of ‘hands on’ experiences!
We have been taking advantage of the fair and pleasant weather conditions, participating in a number of sporting activities on the school field.
The Reception children came into Year 1/2 and Year 2 on Monday and this is what they did.
Canal Barge Trip
On Friday 4th May the children in Reception experienced a canal trip on board the Pennine Moonraker in Uppermill.
In our new topic ‘Castles’ the children made a castle collage based on the piece of Art ‘Castles and Sun’ by Paul Klee.
Easter Egg Fun
The children have been busy at home decorating eggs linked to our previous topics or a choice of their own. Have a relaxing Easter break.
Sports Relief Week
This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]
The children have explored making music with I.T and household objects. They investigated beating, plucking and shaking instruments and through an App on the Ipad.
In gymnastics the children have been exploring balancing on a different number of body parts. How many body parts can you see each child using?
At forest school the children have made birds nests using cuddly toy birds as a guide for size.
In Gymnastics the children have explored travelling in different ways, jumping onto a mat and carrying out a balance.
Number Bonds to 5
In Math’s this week we have explored the six ways of making the number 5. We carried out a range of different activities in order to find all the different combinations.
The children have been busy this week following instructions in order to make bird feeders. Although we were hungry we resisted eating the mixture and then hung them out ready for our birdwatch!
As we are in Winter our topic this half term is Polar Regions. We began sharing our prior knowledge about Penguins.
Spectacular Christmas Cakes!
We are so grateful to Paddy’s mum, Shannon and Auntie Robyn for their amazing talent and effort creating the best ever Christmas cakes for us to enjoy. Thank you.
Manchester City Squirrel FC
Mr. Stott had witnessed a squirrel on the football pitch before a Manchester City match. We discussed why the squirrel was on the pitch (yellow sentence strips), how the squirrel felt being struck by a rake (red sentence strips) and how the groundsman could have got the squirrel off the pitch (thought bubbles).
Speed Bounce Challenge
Isaac managed 21 consecutive jumps on the Speed Bounce when 30 seconds had passed. How many jumps can you complete in 30 seconds?
This week in Maths’ we have explored making numbers in different ways, recognising the value of each numeral and understanding their position on a number line.
At Forest School we found a puppy stranded in a tree. Oh no!
Ready and Waiting
We hope you have enjoyed your summer holiday and are excited to join us in school! We have been busy setting up the classrooms. Here is a preview…
Sports Day Reception 2017
What an action packed day. Seven sports, non-stop and the weather was great. Here are photo’s taken across the sports sessions.
In Mr. Stott’s class the children have painted pictures of their own dinosaur islands linked to the story, ‘Tom and the dinosaur egg’. Have a look at their creations.
Gingerbread Man Continued
As a result of the clip of the Gingerbread Friends entering our classroom we mind mapped our initial thoughts and feelings.
All Star Cricket!
What an exciting assembly! We welcomed a wonderful guest, Michael from All-Star Cricket Club in Uppermill. He gave us a taster session to show us the kind of activities which they do at the Summer Cricket Club and some of us even got the opportunity to join in and practise our cricket skills. Thank you […]
A bridge to rescue Gingerbread Man
When the Gingerbread Man reached the river he had no choice but to climb onto the foxes tail and soon end up being eaten. We decided to help him by building a bridge using junk modelling and other construction materials in order for the Gingerbread Man to reach the other side. Which bridge would you […]
Thank you to all of the children and adults who helped to create character themed eggs. They look eggtastic! We enjoyed making Easter Nests but resisted eating chocolate from the bowl! Have a cracking Easter.
This half term we have been busy keeping fit by undertaking a range of activities. We rotated across shuttle runs, bumpy steps, ladders, active scooters and the speedbounce.
We love books!
The children dressed up as lot’s of different characters from stories on World Book Day. What a fun day.
In P.E we have practised our agility, co-ordination and spatial awareness skills.
The children have had a busy week finding out facts about birds and making preparations to witness them in the school grounds.
We have been exploring travelling on different pieces of low apparatus whilst remaining balanced and jumping safely onto a mat.
ano Nuevo Chino
In Spanish we found out information about the Chinese new year.
Number Bonds to 10
In Math’s we have been looking at how to make the number 10. Read more…..
In Math’s we have been exploring matching numerals and quantity correctly.
Room on the Broom
In class we read the story ‘Room on the Broom’ and we went to forest school we saw Dragon tracks! In the forest we found objects from the story. The witch must be somewhere in the forest. We used our fine motor skills to make broomsticks in the making area and attach characters from the […]