After School Allotment Club

Due to the success and the popularity of growing our own fresh produce we have been lucky enough to start up another allotment club after school.
We have been busy little bunnies running up and down collect and picking all manner of fruits and vegetables.

So far this year we have collected: Strawberries, purple mange tout, broad beans, lettuces, broccoli and potatoes.

At the end of the club we divide up the remaining produce and the children can take some home to try and cook with their tea.

Some of the children have been kind enough to show what they have done with them after returning home.

Yummy Yummy!!

Year 3 Children in the Industrial Revolution

For our topic this term the children have been learning all about the industrial revolution. This week we have learnt about what the children would have been up to. After a number of educated guesses and a number of the class thinking that they could put their feet up as school wasn’t compulsory and parents would let them stay home. They found that many children went to the work house. This grim and nasty place would make the children go out to work each day and then come back to a lovely stale piece of bread and some gruel. Yum Yum.

Some children would have to work down the mines in the dark with only a candle to see a short distance.

Some would have to work in the mills, which were mostly the cotton mills in Manchester.

Some would become chimney sweeps and have to climb up the dark soot filled stacks.

Some could work out in the sun all day on the farms with very little rest or shade.

Those children who came from families who owned land, ran a shop or owned a mill may be lucky enough to go to school. I think the children agree that our school is much better than in the 1800s.

Rockets

On Monday afternoon as part of our science we made rockets and looked at the science behind how rockets get to space. The children mixed ENO powder with water, which is a fizzy powder. When we added the powder to water, it produces a harmless gas caked carbon dioxide. This is what makes fizzy drinks fizz. The gas builds up inside the rocket, building up pressure, until eventually the rocket is blasted off.

We had lots of fun! Some rockets went really high.

Astbury mere

This morning we have had our first session at astbury mere, it has been so much fun. We learnt how to build a raft, tie knots correctly and had fun trying them out in the water, lots of us ended up falling in the water.

Exploring the environment in the woods.

Foundation Stage went to the Woods on Wednesday for their ‘Wood Wednesday Session’ The children explored the woodland environment by having a treasure hunt looking for different objects we find in the woods. The children had to find 1 green leaf, 2 brown leaves, a pine cone and a small stick.

To finish our session we enjoyed the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. After the story we thought about what we had learnt about the character of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Franklyn Fox

Today Year 3 had a visitor from a very unique individual. A lady called Chloe read us a story called ‘Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox’. The children did some fantastic listening and asked amazing questions. However, Chloe was not alone. Listening carefully to the story and to the children, Franklyn Fox himself was hiding around the corner to surprise the children. They were all so excited to see Franklyn and they all gave him a high five.
What a fantastic surprise and Year 3 wish to say a big thank you.

On Thursday Year 2 had a very exciting day. They left school bright and early to look for historical buildings in town. Following this they had a very interesting visit to Congleton Museum, where they learnt about the town’s history from neanderthal times up until World War II. By 12pm they were super hungry and the fantastic staff in our school kitchen had provided them with a delicious picnic lunch. After eating in the Band Stand. They completed their visit with a play on the park’s playground and returned to school. Some children said it was their, ‘Best trip ever!’ It was lovely to be out in our local community again- We can’t wait for the next one!Mrs Radcliffe would like to say a big thank you to the children for making the day such a fantastic experience. 10/10 for best behaviour and fun times.