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Weaver Hall

On Tuesday 18th October Year 5 went to Weaver Hall for a whole day to learn about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.

Whilst there we: made pots, took part in Viking role play and learnt about how treasures from the past are analysed.

Here are some pictures of our experiences:

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Archaeological Dig

On Monday 17th October Year 5 attended an archaeological dig at the Lime Kilns in Marple.

We have been looking at the work of Samuel Oldknow and as part of this project we are exploring the legacy he has left in the local area.  We worked together with archaeologists from the University of Salford and they showed us how to undertake the work and how to interpret our finds.

Below are pictures from our session at the dig.

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10,000BC workshop – Year 3 looking for clues!

Year 3 had an amazing time last Thursday, working with Mr and Mrs Trevor in  a 10,000BC workshop. They developed their historical enquiry skills by looking for clues that would help them with placing artefacts in chronological order and identifying what the different objects were used for.

Sketching artefacts

Sketching artefacts

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Ordering artefacts in chronogical order.

Ordering artefacts in chronogical order.

People who help come to Thorn Grove!

Throughout this half term in the Early Years we have had the pleasure of  special visitors who have come to talk to the children about their work in our community.  We practised our questioning techniques and met some fantastic people too!  Here are a few highlights!

Police Officers shared their role in our community

Police Officers shared their role in our community

We enjoyed sitting in the Police car

We enjoyed sitting in the Police car

The Police Siren was very loud

The Police Siren was very loud

The Dental Nurse showed us how to brush our teeth

The Dental Nurse showed us how to brush our teeth

We went in a Fire engine and used the hose

We went in a Fire engine and used the hose

We learnt about all the equipment on a Fire engine

We learnt about all the equipment on a Fire engine

The school nurse used her stethoscope

The school nurse used her stethoscope

Birthday Baking!

This week in year 4, Zoha celebrated her birthday. She brought in an amazing cake, to share with the class, that had been baked by her sister Zaina in year 6! We were so impressed with Zaina’s beautiful and delicious cake that we’d like to share some pictures with you.

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We loved the beautiful design, especially the gold stars sprinkled on the heart!

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Thank you Zaina for baking such a brilliant cake, and thank you Zoha for sharing it with us!

Have you ever baked anything for a birthday or special occasion?

 

Some very helpful visitors…

This half-term, Nursery and Reception children have been learning all about ‘People Who Help Us’ as part of their job or occupation. This includes doctors, nurses, lollypop ladies and men, vets, teachers and more!

We had two very exciting days last week where we had visits from some of the people who help us! First up was the dentist. We learnt lots about how and when to brush our teeth and the different foods and drinks which are good or bad for our teeth.DSC00675 (Medium) DSC00678 (Medium)

Our new Digital Leaders begin their work

A huge well done to our newly appointed digital leaders who made a successful application  and were then interviewed for their new exciting posts.

Every week the digital leaders will work alongside a different year group to support children in developing their computing skills.

Read their comments to find out how they are getting  on!

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Some more photos from Jodrell Bank

Nursery and Reception’s trip to Jodrell Bank was certainly one to remember! All of the children and adults had an amazing day and we definitely learnt lots. Take a look at some more photos from our day out:

Finley and Prayan tried to guess the relative distance between the Earth and the Moon

Finley and Prayan tried to guess the relative distance between the Earth and the Moon

Jackson became an astronaut for the day!

Jackson became an astronaut for the day!

The Lovell telescope was enormous!

The Lovell telescope was enormous!

We climbed inside a big inflatable planetarium to learn all about different planets and constellations of stars.

We climbed inside a big inflatable planetarium to learn all about different planets and constellations of stars.

Some constellations on the planetarium ceiling.

Some constellations on the planetarium ceiling.

We even saw the moon up-close whilst we were inside the planetarium.

We even saw the moon up-close whilst we were inside the planetarium.

A clockwork orrery, which is a mechanical model of the solar system.

A clockwork orrery, which is a mechanical model of the solar system.

The children had chance to explore lots of different activities.

The children had chance to explore lots of different activities.

Thank you once again to all of the parent helpers who joined us on the trip. It was a brilliant day.

Miss Freebairn

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD