This week in 5/6F: English has been focused around our class text, Rose Blanche. Through this we have been looking at the context of the historical aspects of Rose’s life and the situation she lived through. We have started to formulate a formal letter from Rose to a government official in Berlin asking why things have changed […]
This week in P4C (Philosophy for children) the class have been looking at the 42 statements of the United Nations Declaration of Children’s Rights. As part of this review the children had to read, sort and classify the rights. This was done so they could pick out (using the diamond nine technique) the most important […]
This half term we will be covering the work of Richard Wagner in music lessons. More specifically ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’. Last week we looked at Leitmotifs and in particular: upwards scale (rising), three note tunes and trills (wobbles). The children had a great time experimenting with the different types of musical instruments and […]
This half term we are looking at the idea of adventure in music. To do this we have been looking at the ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg which depicts the adventures of Peer Gynt. So far the children have appraised the piece through listening activities and have represented this through […]
The festivities of the last week of term, for our current Year Six students, exploded into a disco of neon outfits and glow sticks worthy of the late eighties today. The children didn’t fail to impress with their colourful array of neon outfits. They also didn’t disappoint with their full on, fresh and funky dancing. […]
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!
Today, year 5/6 had the fantastic experience of painting a African mask, based on the dan tribe from the Ivory Coast. The mask can be worn as a helmet or crest. We used a dowel tool to create the dot work. We chose our colours carefully, considering their spiritual significance. White represents spirit, red represents […]
This blog is to allow staff to publish photos as and when it is possible in between the busy schedule of activities that is Robinwood. All of the children are having a great time and today has seen some super memories being made.
The month of march saw a very exciting dance competition at school as the children from year six: donned outfits; created personas and danced the morning away in true strictly fashion. Watched by families, the children did their best impressions of professional dancers and as a result of many hours of training managed to put […]
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 […]
si Year Six children had a reason to celebrate this week after winning the Oldham Schools Basketball Competition on Monday afternoon. Basketball fever has hit the school since the summer installation of high quality basketball posts on the junior playground. Children have been literally pounding the court at break and lunchtime, honing their skills and […]
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 […]
This afternoon year six enjoyed their annual leavers disco. The children organised the event themselves and were split into a variety of committees to carry out the planning and set-up of the event. This included booking the DJ and collecting the payment to cover his fees. The music committee also created a music list that […]
Hello and welcome to the 2018 Robinwood residential blog page! We will use this blog thread to upload photos and give a description of the activities that have occurred during the day. This will usually happen in the evening. Day 1 – Monday 4th June 12:21: We have arrived and made the walk up the […]
After a very successful afternoon of auditions, with some real talent on show, the following cast list has been selected for the summer production (initials are given after part): Girls Sandy: P A Rizzo: M H Marty: C D Jan: A P Frenchie: S B Kelly: Ab B Susan: R B Cha-Cha: D L Penelope: […]
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 […]
This week Detective Cowan came in to visit Class Six to discuss the extensive forensic work that goes into police casework in the modern day. He walked the children through example cases, demonstrating the use of the DNA in supporting statements for victims and suspects. Feedback from the children pointed out that “It was a […]
On Monday 23rd October, the year 6 class put their detective skills to the test and solved a series of clues around Uppermill village. The class practiced their reading and inference skills, working together as a team, to make their way to the end of the mystery. Although the rain tried to dampen the mood, […]
On Monday 23rd October Year 6 will be visiting Uppermill to use pre planned clues to try and solve a mystery. This is a wonderful opportunity for Year 6 to practice their teamwork and problem solving skills – linked nicely to their topic work on detectives. The children will be leaving school just after 09:00 […]
As part of the year 6 topic this term, we have been creating our very own silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes, with an art focus of refining our drawing skills. Check out just some of the impressive results below!
Today the Year Six class had their, eagerly awaited, stretch project topic revealed to them and it seems to have got them thinking. Stretch is a creative way of developing lifelong research and presentation skills that is new to St Chads this year; it involves the students taking a specific topic area and developing a […]
At home, Kalle designed and made a ‘Catchphrase’ to challenge the rest of the class. We had to solve the tricky maths problems, uncover the picture and guess the catchphrase. It was great fun, thanks Kalle!
This week we have been finding out about the history of the English language. We have used our problem solving skills and displayed great perseverance, whilst trying to decode and translate texts written in early English language. Can you recognise this famous text?
This week we have loved honing our algebra skills with a good old fashioned game of top trumps. Although a few of us got a bit competitive about winning the game, in the end we were all winners with our fantastic learning!
In our music topic this term we have been writing, and performing, our own sea shanties. It has been great fun and we have experimented with a range of instruments and sounds. This week we have used Garage Band to create sea shanties and have explored ways of giving them a more modern twist. Future music […]
This term we are studying Alfred Noyes’ poem ‘The Highwayman’. The poem is a love story which, by the end, turns into a ghost story. Set in 18th century rural England, the poem tells the story of an unnamed highwayman who is in love with Bess, a landlord’s daughter. Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, […]
To link in with our Treasure Island topic, we have been writing our own sea shanties in music lessons. This week we completed the sheet music to go with our shanties and now we are ready to perform them. We have chosen a range of instruments for our performances and we can’t wait to see […]
This week we have been fully immersed in a fantastic problem solving project! On Monday, we were set a task by Mr Burnley and Mr Webster: to explore new and innovative ways of improving our school and grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and set about researching ideas. Over the week, we have utilised many […]
This term we will be making pirate ships in our DT sessions. Throughout the topic, we will be working our way around the TASC wheel; we have spent the last few weeks immersed in the research phase. Using a range of resources, we have found out as much as possible about the purpose and design of […]
After a few weeks off over Christmas, we enjoyed re-starting our Strictly rehearsals today. It took us a while to get warmed up but fortunately we hadn’t forgotten too many of the steps! We look forward to wowing our audience with ‘Strictly Comes to St Chad’s’ on 23rd March, but which couple will win the […]
We have enjoyed a fantastic start to 2017 and are already engrossed in our new topic: Pirates! Over the term we will be studying Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island; we will be comparing different versions and interpretations of the story, and then will be writing our own play scripts to act out and video. This […]
We loved our homework task over the past 2 weeks: creating a Victorian style menu. Some of us decided to go the whole hog and actually made some Victorian delicacies. Over the last few days we have sampled some real delights – from vegetable porridge to caraway seed cake – and our eyes (and taste buds) have been […]
We enjoyed a fantastic Karate taster session where we learnt the basic principles of the martial art. We were completely in awe for the full 30 minutes and many of us left the session keen to try more Karate in the future. Our instructors shared with us a few basic moves and we all impressed with […]
Using the TASC wheel, we have spent the day producing a piece of artwork which reflects our learning at Quarry Bank Mill. We started the day by sharing everything we had learnt on our trip; after that, we thought about all the different ways we could present our learning: models, painting, sketching, music etc Everyone […]
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. We spent the day learning about working conditions at the mill and also what life was like for children who arrived to work as apprentices. Life in the apprentice house was hard, children slept 2 to a bed (on straw) and worked for 10 […]