This term Year 5 are looking at The Tudors as part of their history topic. They have looked at how they lived in Tudor times, what it was like for children, their houses and diseases. They are also looking at Henry VIII and his 6 wives.
Parent Assembly took a look at what they have learnt so far, and they acted a “This is your Life” for Henry VIII, and looked at his wives, whether they lived or died or divorced.
This is the start of their History project and Year 5 will be visiting Ordsall Hall to extend this topic.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
A Huge thank you to all those that came along to our Macmillan Coffee Morning, and also to those that couldn’t but still sent in a donation. Cakes and coffee were enjoyed by all, and the conversation flowed.
Thanks you all your efforts we have today raised £85.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Congratulations to :-
who won the Raffle Prize
Year 3I – Being Evacuated.
Year 3I had a fantastic trip to Stockport Air Raid Shelters today, 26th September, 2014. We started at the museum doing Air Raid and Gas Mask drills, putting out fires and learning some great 2WW songs.
We learnt to “Make do and Mend”, washing, sewing, rag rug making and learning how to make ourselves useful to our evacuee families.
After lunch we went through the extensive tunnel system used as an Air Raid Shelter for people all over the Greater Manchester Area.
We marched like soldiers and experienced total darkness for blackout.
A great day’s interactive learning and great fun.
Today our years 4, 5 & 6 classes have had a visit from Swinton Academy, Ms. Withers came along with a couple of our ex pupils, Kieran Hooley and Courtney Brook-Parkinson. Both looked very smart in their new uniforms which have just been introduced this year. They have given our pupils an insight into High School Life and the variety of subjects and activities that are available.
If your child is due to move to High school in September 2015 or are looking at this for the future, they are holding an open Evening for parent to look around, they will have in-class demonstrations, displays and activities.
The Swinton Academy – Open Evening,
Tuesday 5th October, 2014
5.30pm to 8.30pm
Year 3 & 4 – Spanish.
Our year 3 and 4 classes will once again be learning Spanish this year, Mr. Rhodes will be coming each week to teach them about the language, country and culture.
This week they have been learning how to count to 10 in Spanish and practicing between themselves.
Both our Year 3 Classes have now started there swimming lessons. Each Monday they will walk to the Fit City Pendlebury and take part in swimming lessons depending on ability. The children are split into groups for those that are just learning to swim or those that are a little more advanced.
Please remember to send you child with their kit each week and appropriately dressed for the weather as they will walk each week.
Year 6 will be visiting The Swinton High School each week until half term. They will be working with the Drama Teacher linking with the Youth Services and will be thinking, talking and acting out their own scenes or scenarios in relation to Bullying.