In the trenches

This week as part of Remembrance week we have been looking at the First World War. We turned our classroom into a battlefield with trenches. We learned about what soldiers did all day and even had a go at fighting the enemy. We are going to use this experience to produce some diaries later this week. Have a look at what we did below.


Woodlice habitats!

This week we have been investigating which habitat a woodlice likes the best. We chose four different materials; sand, soil, grass and twigs. We separated the materials and then placed 7 woodlice in to the container. We observed the woodlice for 45 minutes and then recorded which habitat had the most woodlice.

Which habitat do you think the woodlice preferred?

Superstar Owls!

Owls have worked so hard in this first half term so and have settled in brilliantly. They have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London topic and have done lots of acting and artwork about it. In science, they are learning about different materials and their properties. They have been working hard on addition and subtraction in maths and doing some amazing writing about a dragon during literacy. Please see the pictures below from their first few weeks:  Continue reading “Superstar Owls!”

Skipton Castle, attendance winners and music 

Reception enjoyed their final music session with Mrs Shirley this week. They learned how to use the instruments to create a tune for the queens knickers .

On Tuesday we visited skipton Castle – we had such a fun time learning about the different names of each part of the castle .

In maths we have been learning how to add to numbers together. We even attempted to write a number sentence.

To keep healthy we are brushing our teeth everyday .

Finally, we were so happy to win the attendance trophy with 99.3%!!!

Magic Breakfast

The following photo and article were published in Saturday 21st October’s edition of the ‘Wigan Today’ newspaper.


Breakfast is on Amazon with new school scheme

Pupils at a Leigh primary enjoyed a healthy breakfast – thanks to help from multi-national internet giant Amazon. Staff from the company’s Warrington centre have provided funding for Newton Westpark’s Magic Breakfast. The scheme helps provide nutritious meals for youngsters.

Headteacher Vivien Birchall said: “Magic Breakfast provision is having a big impact on our school, with pupils enjoying time each morning to socialise and read before starting their lessons, settled and ready to learn.” Teams from Amazon have also donated cash to similar schemes at schools from across the country.