Hello and welcome back to Autumn term at Carr Mill Primary School. Over the last week the children and I have been busy getting to know each other and the other staff who support our learning; Mrs O’Donnell.
Homework and reading expectations
Every week, children should read at home at least 4 times and have this recorded in their reading records (one of these sessions should be Reading Plus). Reading records will be checked on a Wednesday. The children should record what they have read, and then write 2 sentences about this. All entries will need to be signed by an adult.
Homework is given out at the beginning of each new learning challenge. A topic sheet with several homework activities will be stuck in the home learning journal.
Each week the children can choose one activity they prefer to do in their journal and hand this in as normal. There will also be a spelling sheet sent home; this indicates which spellings the children will be focusing on each week. For Maths, we are asking the children to go onto TT Rockstars. The expectation is 10 minutes per week on the games.
PE sessions for Class 7 are Friday afternoon (outdoor) and Thursday afternoon (swimming). Please ensure that the children have the correct PE kit in school (for outdoor PE, children will need plain jogging bottoms, a plain jumper and trainers).
Thank you for your continued support, Miss Lenton.
Latest News from Class 7EL – Year 5/6
Year 5/6 Homework Autumn 2
Here is the current homework for Autumn 2 term. Children must complete both sets of spellings and a piece of learning challenge homework. Don’t forget, reading should be completed 3 times a week and an additional session of ReadingPlus should also be done.
Class 7 go to Chester Zoo
To celebrate all the work that we have done with Chester Zoo in our learning challenge “Can Carr Mill Save the Songbirds?”, the whole school took a trip to Chester Zoo. We took part in a workshop that told us all the dangers that the songbirds of Indonesia face and saw some of the songbirds that we’ve been learning about up close!
After our harvest assembly, the candidates who put themselves forward for Head Girl and Head Boy went and delivered flowers to the local residents of Carr Mill. These flowers had been kindly donated by the children, parents and carers of our school.
Shakespeare Festival 2019
Here is some of the fabulous art work produced by our pupils during Shakespeare Festival 2019.
The children in Foundation Stage made fairy wands, fairy gardens and fairy layered pictures.
Key Stage 1 children created an amazing patchwork quilt inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Showcasing their textiles skills.
In Years 3 and 4 Julius Caesar was the inspiration. The pupils each designed and made a printing block. These prints were combined with a sculpture to represent the theme ‘Revenge’.
Years 5 and 6 were studying Hamlet and as well as some sketches to represent the story, they also created multi media images.
Each class were challenged to create an exploding book for their play to celebrate World Book Day.
Please have a look at the photos below.
Class 7 Hamlet Digital Literacy
Year 5/6 Spring homework 2
Y6 had lots of fun ghyll scrambling, mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing and orienteering during their week away in Coniston.
Carr Mill’s Christmas Choir Wow audiences!
Congratulations to classes 7, 8 and 9 who came 2nd in the Enterprise competition to regenerate Goodison Park! A team of 8 children went to Goodison Park to present their ideas infront a panel of judges. All children were an absolute credit to school and we could not be more proud. As a result, the children will have a training session in the new year with coaches from Everton.
Year 5 Crucial Crew
Remembrance Service Lowe House
Classes 7, 8 and 9 went to Lowe House for a Remembrance Service, paying respect to the soldiers who have bravely fought for our country.
150 Years of St Helens Celebration
St Helens is celebrating it’s 150th birthday this year. We have joined a group of St Helens schools to create an art gallery in the town centre celebrating our town.
Artist Dave Bixter worked with a group of children in school to produce some stunning collaborative art work.
The children learned new drawing and sketching techniques such as continuous line drawing and using a pin hole viewfinder to look very closely at what they are drawing.
The artwork is currently being displayed in St Helens town centre in the shop windows along Church Street and inside Parish Church. Please take the time to visit and have a look!
Well done to those children whose work is exhibited, the results of your work are outstanding!
Class 7 Assembly
Class 7 – well done! You gave an amazing performance this week to show everyone what we have been learning about the Egyptians. I am so proud with how well you all did.
Thank you to everyone who came to watch and then take part in crafts and quizzes afterwards.
If you missed the performance or would like to watch it again, the link can be found underneath.
Maths – finding prime numbers
Some children were set the task of finding out if a number was a prime number or not. They did this by seeing if they could make rectangles with that number of cubes. Here they are, hard at work.