Hello and welcome back to the Spring term at
Carr Mill Primary and C8AW.
PE: P.E. sessions will be taught on Tuesday and Friday each week.
Tuesday 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 now 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|
|Y6 Residential Trip to Low Bank Ground: Wednesday 9th Jan– Fri 11th Jan 19|
|Musical Maths Week Celebration assembly: Friday 18th January 2019|
|Y5-Business & Enterprise workshop: Wednesday 30th January 2019|
|School closes for half Term: Thursday 14th February 2019|
|World Book Day Dress up Day: Friday 1st March 2019|
|Parent’s evenings: Monday 11th March 2019 & Wednesday 13th March 2019|
|Shakespeare celebration assembly : Friday 22nd March 2019|
|KS2 End of term celebration assembly : Friday 5th April 2019|
|School closes for Easter: Friday 5th April 2019|
|School opens for Summer term: Tuesday 24th April 2019|
Latest from Class 8
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|