First 100 word challenge competitor!

April 23rd, 2012

Well done to Oliver in 12dS for being the first person in school to complete a 100 word challenge. Let’s see how many more people can do it!!


Remember, you have only 100 words to write…so…it doesn’t take long and you have to be selective with your words….


This week you must write anything you like on the theme: DRAGONS!

Go on, give it a go!!

Mr Vaughan

History Day

April 20th, 2012

Key Stage 1 all dressed up as the Victorians. The children were greeted by their own Victorian teachers in the morning.. followed by a typical Victorian handwriting lesson involving chalk. They then took on different roles like factory workers, chimney sweeps, rich children and poor children and wrote their own character profiles.

In the afternoon they made the traditional cup and ball game and tried them out with the other classes and some parents. The children found the day to be very worthwhile… but most of them preferred to come back to 2012!

Have a look at some of the pictures from our very productive Victorian school day πŸ™‚

Victorian History Day on PhotoPeach

Take on the 100 word challenge!

March 28th, 2012

Each week children from schools around the country take part in the online 100 word challenge. It is a chance for you to write anything you like as long as it is includes the weekly prompt. This week the prompt is:

‘The chocolate rabbit melted in the sun…’

Post your piece of writing based using that prompt on your class blog and make sure to tag your name. I will then enter it into the nationwide 100 word challenge at

Every week some of the best efforts from around the country are put in the weekly showcase and read by lots of people around the country!

Could you be the first person from Barlow Hall to make the showcase???

Go on, give it a go!

Mr Vaughan

Explanation texts

March 24th, 2012

In our literacy lessons we have been learning about explanation texts. We have been orally rehearsing ours before we begin writing. Have a look at our videos about hedgehogs.

Untitled from Dhara Patel on Vimeo.

Untitled from Dhara Patel on Vimeo.

our trip to the Postoffice

March 17th, 2012

I  like when we went to the Post office.

I liked when we went to co-op.

Chorlton Water Park Trip

March 10th, 2012

We visited Chorlton Water Park this week. We looked for different animals we could see in the sky, on the land and in the water and found some interesting crwater park trip.. on PhotoPeach

eatures. Have a look at some of our photos.

The 3 little Pigs Performance :)

March 1st, 2012

So in the spirit of world book day… the Key Stage 1 staff decided to put on a performance. We retold the story of the three little pigs which is the traditional tale that we are currently studying about.

The children then all had a go at acting it out on their own in smaller groups.

The 3 little pigs performed by KS1 staff πŸ™‚ on PhotoPeach

World Book Day

March 1st, 2012

We had a fantastic day!! We made book marks, books and wrote about our favourite characters. Have a look at the fantastic costumes that some of the children dressed up in. We had characters from fairy tales to new more modern tales πŸ™‚

Enjoy having a look at some very interesting costumes.

World Book Day on PhotoPeach

Art day!!

February 25th, 2012

Hi all, here are some of our photo’s from our art day that we had just before half term. We did lots of printing and made a collage for our new topic this half term… which is homes!!

Enjoy having a look.

Art Day!! on PhotoPeach

Our Science lesson…

January 30th, 2012

Our Science topic this half term is forces. We were investigating the 5 things a force can do –

1. Make something start moving.

2. Stop something from moving.

3. Make it go faster.

4. Make it go slower.

5. Make something already moving change direction.

Have a look at our pictures.

Science lesson on forces on PhotoPeach