Last week we copied the design of and made a replica Roman shield. The children have worked extremely hard to make them as authentic as possible and I think you will agree that they look fantastic! Now they are made we will put them into use at the end of the week for our Roman […]
What a fantastic start we have had to the year! We are all now settled into our new learning environment and have already developed lots of news skills and gained new knowledge. The children have blown us away with their fantastic inquiry skills, and Mrs Blizzard – Gray and I are very exciting about the […]
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!
This week we have been celebrating Africa week. The country we have been researching is South Africa. We have found out many facts about South Africa, such as, South Africa has 3 capital cities. We have studied Nelson Mandela, the apartheid, the divide between rich and poor and compared it to the UK. We are […]
Last Wednesday we visited Bramall Hall, a Tudor manor house in Stockport. We were dressed to impress in our Tudor outfits, even the tour guides were in awe. The children showed off their extensive knowledge of the Tudors and have added to their existing understanding as we took part in many activities, as if we […]
One of the oldest media and broadcasting companies has been gaining the valuable experience of St Chad’s pupils this last month. This was done to test and develop their new series of free learning and revision games for other students around the country. The Bitesize section of the BBC’s website is currently being updated to […]
Having qualified as winners of the Oldham Schools Rugby and Basketball tournaments, St Chad’s have recently represented Oldham in the Manchester Youth Games Competition. This meant that the children took part in the event which started with a fantastic opening ceremony at the Sport City Campus in Manchester. The individual teams were then transported to […]
Thank you very much to all the parents who came to our parents’ morning. I think you will all agree that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and hopefully learned something new. Unfortunately, we were too excited to take many pictures (especially of the quiz). Please feel free to leave a comment about the morning, e.g. […]
In science, Y4/5 have been learning about the circulatory system. We have been looking at the components of blood; red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Last week we enjoyed making our very own blood recipe! It was delicious!
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 […]
Continuing with our South America topic, we have been learning about the Amazon rainforest. We studied the different layers and the animals who live there. Each group made their own rainforest diorama using shoe boxes. All children in the class worked extremely well as a group and made fantastic dioramas which represent the rainforest layers […]
This half terms topic has been South America. We have learned all about the Brazilian carnival and the music they play. We listened to samba music and watched a samba dance, then we created our own samba music. Unfortunately I cannot upload the video as it exceeds the allowance of the blog but here are […]
Last Thursday Year 4/5 walked down to Saddleworth School where their students planned and delivered a multi sports event. All children participated in a variety of activities from sit ups to hurdles and many more. Every tried their absolute best and really enjoyed it.
The children in Year 4/5 have been writing diamante poems about Autumn. We went outside to play in the autumn leaves, before working together to select the best vocabulary for our poems. We are delighted with the outcomes.
On Friday the 28th of September, the school cross country team took part in the first race of the emerging schools cross country event at Stoneleigh Park, Derker. The team gave enormous amounts of effort and finished very respectively with a lot of top ten finishes in all age groups! 3/4 Boys finishing with a […]
We have been learning about the reproductive parts of a plant. The children have worked collaboratively to use collage materials to make their own flowers, which we will be labelling this week. We will be learning about the functions of each part and considering why the reproduction of plants is so important.
The children from Year 4/5 have joined forces with Year 3 to think about how we keep our bodies and minds fit and healthy. We loved participating in Joe Wick’s school fitness week – joining thousands of children across the country in live fitness workouts. We have talked about the benefits of enjoying exercise alongside […]
Today, we went outside and made various shapes on our giant grid. We followed instructions such as D1, discussed the co-ordinates following translation and recorded our shapes new position and direction. Click to see the photos below.
Today, we have been learning all about the erosion and deposition of rivers… In the playground, we stood in lines across the start of the river and carefully walked down, whilst trying to remain in our lines. We found out that if we were inside of the curve we were left behind a little bit, and […]
This week in English, we have been exploring instructions. As our topic last term was North America, we thought it would be super fun to make rocky road. We had lots of hands on fun mixing the ingredients together and working with Mrs Price and Mr Henley.
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 […]
Year 4/5 received a fantastic surprise this morning in the form of the finished stained glass window, which they worked together to create in the Autumn term! There were smiles all around, as they admired the results of their hard work. Check out the final result below!
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, I am very excited to get back to school and begin our new term together. This term in English, we will be investigating the mysteries of Harris Burdick…
We have had a fun-filled time learning about the Anglo-Saxon kings Alfred the Great and Athelstan, the first king of England, who reigned during the Viking period…can you spot our very own Viking invader?
This Autumn, we will be learning about the Vikings as part of our topic work. If you have anything interesting related to the Vikings that you want to share with the rest of the class, make sure you bring it in!
We had a fantastic time today when an expert in Ancient Greece came in to teach us all about Ancient Greek gods, goddesses and architecture. We worked collaboratively as a class to build our very own model of the Parthenon. Check out our great pictures below!
We had a fantastic time at Oldham Leisure Centre today. In our role as health champions, we attended the event to learn more about how we can promote key messages around physical activity and health in our school. Through our understanding, we hope to encourage others to lead a healthy lifestyle. Click below to see photographs of us with […]
We had a fantastic time today at Gallery Oldham, showing off our sketching skills through observational drawings. We had the opportunity to work with a real artist, and draw lots of different animals using pencils, chalk and charcoal. Check out our artwork below!
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Mosque this morning, learning all about the 5 pillars of Islam and Muslim way of life. In particular, the children found it fascinating to learn all about the 5 daily prayers and we were lucky enough to hear the call to prayer! We would have liked to stay […]