July 27th, 2016

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Awesome Adverts

April 28th, 2017

As most of my class know, I don’t really like television. However, even I can remember some adverts even when I don’t want to buy the products!

Do any of you have any favourite adverts (or ones that you may hate) that you simply can’t get out of your head?

What are these adverts for? How do they end up so memorable? Can you comment below to let me know which adverts you remember. Can you also say what it is about the advert that makes it so successful?

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Bread Making

March 24th, 2017

As we are studying Romans we were meant to make Roman food. We turned our backs on eating mice and fish-guts and decided to make pizza instead.

If you’d like to make this at home, here is the recipe.

You will need:
500g strong white bread flour
1 sachet of bread-making yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of warm(not boiling) water

First, measure out 500g of flour and add the yeast and salt.
Mix this through using your fingers.
Now add the olive oil and squeeze all the little clumps with your fingers to mix it into the flour.
Next add about half of the water and roll, squeeze, mix and fold the mixture. You will need to keep adding bits of water until the dough feels the same as it did in our classroom.

NOTE: You need warm water for this so you will need to use a mixture of hot water from a kettle and cold water from the tap (don’t use warm tap water for cooking!) You may need an adult to help you with this.

Allow the dough enough time to begin rising (about an hour is enough).
Spread some more flour onto a clean, dry work surface and roll some of your dough flat.
Heat an oven to 200 degrees C.
Add your tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese (and any topping that you like) to the pizza and place it in the oven.
The pizza should take between 15 and 20 minutes to cook but it is good to check it frequently as you may need to rotate it in the oven to make sure it cooks evenly.

Bread Making on PhotoPeach

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Where is your homework? – A Play

March 10th, 2017

At school we have been looking at play scripts, so your homework this week is a 100 Word Challenge to continue a short play script to explain why you couldn’t hand your homework in.

Where is your Homework – A Play

Cast: Mr. Sumner (a strict teacher)
Me (a girl/boy that has not done their homework)

Act 1 – In the Classroom

Mr. Sumner: Where is your homework?

Me: You’ll never believe this, but..

Mr. Sumner: (Sitting down and shaking his head) Here we go…

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Times Tables Rockstars!

March 3rd, 2017

We would like your child to practise their times tables and to make this as much fun as possible, school has purchased TIMES TABLE ROCKSTAR.

Your child will have been given a login so they can logon at home. There is also an APP that can be downloaded on to your other devices (ipad, smartphone, tablet). Just search for TT Rockstar, download the APP for free and then your child can logon using any device. Progress is tracked and effort will be recognised at school.

I have also put a link on the sidebar of this Blog page.

Have fun!

Post comments about your experience.

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Roaming in Roman Chester

January 31st, 2017

As part of our study topic of The Romans, we went to Chester to look at the old Roman wall and ampitheatre. We had a fabulous day, meeting a Centurian and visiting the Museum. We also discovered lots of amazing facts.

Roamin’ in Roman Chester on PhotoPeach

Roaming too! on PhotoPeach

Inside the museum on PhotoPeach

A few folk acting out Roman roles on PhotoPeach

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Instructions Homework

January 20th, 2017

At school we have almost finished our unit of work on instructions.

For Y4 homework, we’d like you to demonstrate your knowledge of instructions by writing a set of your own, they could be for anything that you know how to do.

Some ideas could include:
– How to make a cup of tea.
– How to get dressed for a cold, wet day.
– How to make a sandwich.
– How to impress your teacher.

These are only ideas, you may have your own that you’d like to use.

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Symmetry Challenge

January 20th, 2017

Look around you! Can you spot symmetry in everyday objects? What examples can you find?

Brookburn children are invited to take part in a Maths’ Symmetry Twitter Challenge to be shared with other schools in the cluster using social media. Look for symmetry, take a photo and then post it on Twitter @BrookburnP #mtsasymmetry.

Many schools in the cluster are also going to get involved in this activity, so let’s see if Brookburn children can get involved, from Reception up to Year 6, and post the most interesting photos.

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Bramall Hall

November 4th, 2016

As part of our Tudor research, we visited Bramall Hall.
Can you remember what the family name? Did any actual Tudors visit the hall?
What was your favourite part?
Bramall Hall on PhotoPeach

Making Pendants for the Ceiling on PhotoPeach

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We Made Tudor Houses!

October 31st, 2016

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I was really impressed with the wonderful Tudor houses that many of you brought in today, you’ve done brilliantly!

We talked about what you’d found out about Tudor houses; how they were made; and how you made your own this afternoon. These photos capture some of the children grouped around tables as they took turns to explain their new knowledge (and skills.)

I will wait until next week before I take clear photos of each one, so that anyone who still wants to bring one in will have the chance to get it onto our blog post.

What were some of your favourite parts about researching and making Tudor houses?

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Hunting for Habitats

October 18th, 2016

Hunting for Habitats on PhotoPeach

We went exploring in our school grounds, to see what habitats we could find that would encourage insects to live in them. Here are some photos of the children enjoying our school grounds while learning about the different habitats needed to support our wildlife.

Big thanks to We Are Adventurers for providing the session.

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