Our News items

Year 5 enjoy creating Diwali lamps, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 22nd Oct 2018 @ 3:13pm

The children have been learing all about different religious ceremonies and as part of this they decided that they would like to create Diwali lamps. They were amazing and really enjoyed working alongside our volunteers who came to help.

Year 6 Chemistry with cabbage, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 23rd Oct 2018 @ 10:48am

Year 6 really enjoyed chemistry with cabbage, take a look at a few of their highlights.

Reception Big Cook Little Cook, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 2:47pm

Master chef and The Great British Bake Off watch out for the reception children. The children collected apples from our school orchard; they peeled and chopped them. Added them to a pan with suger and water and stewed them. They mixed the ingrediants together to create the crumble and added them together to bake in the oven. It certainly passed their taste test.

Year 4 learn about the Red Eye Tree Frog, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 10:15am

Year 4 have been really busy during their rainforest topic learning so many different facts. They particularly enjoyed learning about the Red Eyed Tree frog. They discovered where the frogs originate from and how they defend themselves and tehy created amazing art work too.

Science club Fun, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 9:18am

The children have been having great fun during science club. They have learnt all about chromatography, learnt how to light bunsen burners and saw what happens when we burn copper and magnesium.

School Safety Council out and about, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 9:14am

This morning our safety council was out and about on the local roads around school. They were observing road users and encouraging safety awareness and considerate driving. Thank you for your time, what great council members you are.

Using Algorithm , by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 17th Oct 2018 @ 12:46pm

The children in year 5 used algorithm to create their own origami bunny or crane during their IT lesson.

Year 4 Scientists, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 17th Oct 2018 @ 12:15pm

Some of our year 4 children had the opportunity to attend a science session led by Astrazeneca. They were amazed! The children made balloons inflate using an acid and a base (ascetic acid (vinegar) and baking powder)

They made sherbet out of icing sugar, baking powder and citric acid. They also explored mixing oil and water, leading to making a lava lamp.

Year 1 enjoy a trip to Stafford Castle, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 16th Oct 2018 @ 1:58pm

Year 1 had a great time looking at Stafford Castle as part of their castle topic work. They tried on outfits fit for kings and queens, used weapons and learnt all about how the people could protect themselves if they were ever faced with an invasion.

Winter Plant up. We're a Green flag school, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 15th Oct 2018 @ 10:06am

A big thank you and well done to all the children who were involved in the Congleton in Bloom winter plant up. The tubs will be in and around Congleton this autumn and winter. Thank you to Miss Hughes for organising this and taking the children.

Shadows in Year 3, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 11th Oct 2018 @ 3:46pm

Year 3 have been busily studying light and the effect that it has on shadows. They have looked at the position of a light sauce and how this affects the size of the shadows. They leanrt that early in the morning shadows were bigger.

Year 2 Fire of London, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 11th Oct 2018 @ 12:55pm

The year 2 children have been learning all about the great fire of London. They learnt where the fire originated from; studied Samuel Pepys; sketched portraits of Samuel Pepys; wrote their own diary extracts; tasted the bakers breads, describing the different aspects of bread and created bar charts by plotting their own and their peers bread preferences. 

Safety Council, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 9:41am

The children have been nominated to undertake the very important role of safety council members. As part of their role they will monitor road safety around the school area; liaise with our school safe guarding lead and assist with the development of safeguarding plans.

Year 6 digestive system and bodily functions, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 12:18pm

The digestive system has kept the year 6 children busy; learning all about different animals digestion which they then created presentations to deliver their knowledge to their peers. They have also enjoyed learning all about the vessels, lung capacity and role that the heart plays. 

Estimating fun in Year 5., by Miss Young

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 10:21am

The children have been using their estimating skills this morning to find a rough answer to some addition calculations. They have learnt when it would be appropriate to use estimating eg: in the super market. They have also been introduced to the ‘approximately equal to’ symbol and have been using it in their practical maths lesson today.

Reception learn all about Autumn, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 11:14am

What a busy time we are having here in our reception classes. We have incorporated everything Autumn in to our learning. Including Autumn walks; leafy maths; conker counting; autumnal art and sticky letters.

Year 4 Rainforest Topic, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 3:13pm

Year 4 have really enjoyed the topic of the rainforest. The have created all sorts of different animals, learnt about the different layers and the impact of sourcing palm oil. They even got to experience the practical handling of different animal that can be found in the rainforest.

Walk like an Egyptian, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 11:25am

Year 3 have been exploring Ancient Eygpt during topic time. 

Year 5 in outrage!!!, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 9:20pm

Year 5 were in outrage today after receiving a 'letter' from the Department of Education!

The children received a ‘letter’ as a stimulus for their new English unit on newspaper reports. The letter stated that the Department for Education are proposing that UKS2 children lose their morning break and stay at school until 4pm in preparation for their SATs.

The children were outraged at the letter and could not quite believe it! They have used it as a basis to write some fantastic examples of direct and indirect speech, showing what the staff thought about the news.

They are now in the process of using it to write their very own newspaper report. The children have already come up with some fantastic headlines and opening paragraphs and we can’t wait to see their finished product!

Harvest Festival, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 9:25pm

The children sang beautifully during our harvest service. They represented the school brilliantly and did a fantastic job explaining what they think harvest is all about. Thank you to everyone who donated goods, these are all being donated to the store house.

 

Year 5&6 Football League, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 3:38pm

The team had a great start to the football league winning both of their games 10-1 and 4-0. It is set to be a super year for football.

Year 1 look at Great Britain and plot castle, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 12:17pm

Year 1 topic is all about Castles. They have reseached where different castles are situated and spent time plotting them on the map of Great Britain. Initially their accuracy was a little out, but after using the ipads to research each castle and where it was situated they did an amazing job of accurately plotting them.

Crafternoon, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 3:40pm

The children and grandparents really enjoyed thier crafternoon art time in year 2. Thank you to everyone who came and joined us for this event. We look forward to the next!

Reception have a visit from Congleton Fire Department, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 28th Sep 2018 @ 2:03pm

What a treat and educational visit from Congleton Fire Department. The children learnt all about the special suits that they have to wear to protect them from fire; all about the equipment that is used; the fire engine itself; what other 'jobs' they have to attend to.

Crime And Consequences, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 8:59pm

STOP THIEF!

The children had a brilliant time during their ‘Crime and Consequences’ workshop. They started the day by playing a game of Stop Thief! They had to pick another child to follow and do so without being spotted. They had lots of fun and some children were extremely good at keeping a poker face!

The children then learnt all about crimes and the punishments given during the Roman times. They learnt how a verdict was reached and discussed how biased this was. The children then looked at crimes and consequences from the Anglo-Saxons. This linked with lots of the topic work we have done in school and the children enjoyed playing the jury in court!

Next, they moved on to learning about the Tudor times. They learnt all about tithings and wergilds and acted out a scene in a Tudor court. When they reached the Victorian times, the children learnt about the different crimes committed and created freeze frames to portray these for their peers. They had lots of fun trying to spot the different crimes in the street scene freeze frames.

The children finished the day with an interactive game of hangman. They revisited words that they had learnt throughout the workshop such as magistrate, justice and torture. Lots of fun was had by all!

 

During the session, the children were given the given the following scenario…

Your teachers do not turn up for school…what do you think should happen?

The children created their own set of rules including things such as; All teachers should incur a £50 fine, The eldest boy and girl in the school should be in charge and everyone should leave and enter assembly in an orderly fashion.

We talked about how this is following the Rule of Law and we also discussed the importance of democracy and having the right to make that vote of law.

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