Hello and welcome back to the Spring term at
Carr Mill Primary and C8AW.
PE: P.E. sessions will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday each week.
Thursday will be an outdoor lesson which will require an outdoor PE kit. Please ensure that the children have the correct PE kit in school (black jogging bottoms, white T-shirt, sweatshirt and trainers).
Homework: This is sent home on a topic overview, which will be for a
number of weeks to match the topic the children are studying, each week the children should choose one activity to complete . In addition to this, spelling practice should be done weekly: focus spelling rules and Y5/6 words. These are listed on the spelling map which is stuck into
homework books. We will also send home some basic arithmetic to complete each week.
Reading diaries: These will be checked every Monday morning to ensure that the children have read a minimum of 4 times. The children can
record what they have read, and then write 2 sentences about this. All entries will need to be signed by an adult.
Reminders: Please ensure that your child brings a labelled water bottle to school every day.
|Key information and dates|
Latest from Class 8
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.
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.
St Helens Youth Open Art Competition 2019
Five Carr Mill Pupil’s artwork was selected to be exhibited in the St Helens Youth Open Art Competition at The World of Glass this year.
A special congratulations to Cameron in Class 1 who won the KS1 category with his model of The Titanic!
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.
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!
Years 5 and 6 visit Clonter Opera Theatre
The children from Years 5 and 6 had the opportunity to visit Clonter Opera Theatre in September for a musical theatre workshop.
They had an amazing time working on their skills with the actors and then watching a live performance.
Here are some of the things our pupils had to say about this experience:
•”We got to meet some real singers and dancers!”
•”It inspired me to work on instruments.”
•”My favourite part of the trip was the performance”
•”It inspired me to sing along with the songs I didn’t know”
•”It inspired me for the future to become a singer”
•”I enjoyed it because they had different pitched voices for singing”
•”I enjoyed the rainforest noises in groups”
In Class 8 over the Summer term we will focusing on the following learning challenges:
Were the Vikings vicious or valiant? (History)
How does the heart really work? (Science– Animals including humans)
Programming, control and instructions (Computing)
Athletics and hockey (P.E.)
In maths we will be focusing on the following areas:
Numbers including calculations-use rounding to check answers to calculations. Use estimation to check answers with an appropriate degree of accuracy.
Geometry-angles: along a straight line, around a point, different types of angle, calculating missing angles.
Geometry-revision of 2D and 3D shape.
Fractions, decimals and percentages-fractions of amounts, percentage problems, decimals – money problems.
Measures– problem solving project involving area, perimeter and volume.
Statistics– interpret information from a range of specialist tables and charts.
In English we are focusing on these texts:
- How Dogs Really Work by Alan Snow
- King Kong by Anthony Browne
- Erik the Viking by Terry Jones
- Holes by Louis Sachar
We will be writing an explanation text based on How Dogs Really Work, a short story and a newspaper report based on Goldilocks.
Key information and dates
|Aspirations Week begins: 30.04.18. Celebration assembly 04.5.18|
|May Day 07.05.18: school closed|
|KS2 SATs Week 14.05.18 (Monday-Thursday tests)|
|Y5 Tests: 18.05.18 and wk beginning 21.05.18|
|Teacher Training Days 25.05.18 & 04.06.18: school closed|
|Health and Fitness Week begins: 18.06.18. Celebration assembly 22.6.18|
|Sports Day: 20.06.18|
|Cowley High Y5 Taster Afternoon: 19.06.18 (1-3pm)|
|Junior Chef Days: 25.06.18 & 26.06.18|
|Carr Mill 60th Birthday Celebration Week: 02.07.18|
|Y6 Residential Trip to Hinning House: 18.07.18-20.07.18|
|Y6 Leaver’s Production: 23.07.18 @ 1:30pm & 24.07.18 @ 9:30am|
|End of Year Awards Assembly: 25.07.18|