1)The Ancient Greek Empire spread from Greece through Europe and, in 800 BC, the Greeks started to split their land into city-states, each with its own laws, customs and rulers.
2. The Greeks had some strange superstitions about food – some wouldn’t eat beans as they thought they contained the souls of the dead!
3.The Ancient Greeks had lots of stories to help them learn about their world. The gods featured heavily in these tales, and so did mythological monsters – like Cerberus, a three-headed dog.
4.Events at the Greek’s Olympics included wrestling, boxing, long jump, javelin, discus and chariot racing some of those we do know.
Today, a group of fantastic mathematicians from year 5 (Elijah, Abdulbasit, Jacob, Luca, Niamh, Maya, Erin and Zabina) took part in a maths competition at Stockport Grammar School. They enjoyed competing in the maths relay and answering some tricky questions. They did extremely well, with one team coming 6th out of 24 teams. Well done – you super stars!
Tuesdays 3:20pm – 4:30pm (starting Tuesday 5th May)
Led by J Mickela Sonola, the aim of this workshop is to boost confidence in creative writing and to make writing FUN! It is perfect for budding writers and even for those who say they HATE writing. The club is for years 4, 5, and 6. Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis so please pick up a joining letter from Mrs Murray in Year 6.
We are delighted to inform you of a new school linking project that we are setting up with a school in rural Nepal. The school is in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains and is a school that one of our staff members, Miss Stillings, worked closely with for 2 years. The school is called Macchepuchhre school and is named after the mountain that it sits beneath. The children at Chorlton Park are currently creating a school photo book all about our school and local area that will be presented to the school in Nepal. We hope this is the start of a long friendship and many activities between the schools that allow the children to learn about lives very different to their own.
We are also currently running a raffle to raise money for our link school. One prize will be drawn per year group. The prizes will be traditional handicrafts made in The Annapurna conservation area in Nepal. Tickets are £1 each or £5 for 7. All raffle money must be given to the office or class teachers in an envelope with the child’s name and class written clearly on the front. The raffle money will be used to buy essential equipment, such as pencils, chalk and chalk board and text books for Macchepuchhre school. Please buy your raffle tickets by this Thursday!
Please contact Miss Stillings (Yr3) or Miss Kinglsey (Y5) if you would like to find out more!
Choose your favourite character (this can either be from a book or a film/TV programme). The Easter bunny has gone missing the day before Easter Sunday…your character is asked by a secret organisation to find him so that he can deliver all the eggs on Easter Sunday.
Your task: Write a short story (200 words) about how your character tracks down the Easter Bunny and saves Easter.
(Think about: Who has kidnapped the Easter Bunny? Why? Where does he find him? How does your character find him?)
Here’s an idea of how you could start your story…
“We need your help! Now!” Secret X urged…
Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd April 2015
How to enter: Please submit your entry onto your year group blog page or you can hand in any entries to Mrs Murray.
It’s Science week and today we have had a SCIENCE DAY investigating materials that burn and looking at reversible and irreversible changes. We have also been doing lots of experiemnts about the properties of materials, testing flexibility, solubility, conductivity, transparency and magnetism. We’ve had lots of fun!
Hello year 5.
I have done lots of interesting things here in San Diego.
I have been to the Maritime Museum Of San Diego and learnt how to furl a yard.
Do you know what a yard is? It’s a part attached to a mast of a ship that goes across and holds each sail. The Star Of India is the oldest active iron hulled sailing boat in the world, and it came to San Diego in 1927. I have been aboard many times, and this time, I met a man called Chester who showed me how to furl a yard. The Star Of India Was launched in 1863 and from then to here, it has had many adventures, like the time it got dismasted by a cyclone in the Bay Of Bengal.
The Other ships there are the Surprise that was used in the film, Master And Commander, and the Forth Pirates Of The Carribean Film; A Russian submarine that was used to torpedo American boats in the Cold War; A steam Ferry called the Berkley that operated in San Fransisco bay; The Medea is a steam yacht that is 110 years old. There is also a Pilot boat that is 101 years old, and a boat called the swift boat. I have been on the Pilot boat before and it is an amazing cruise around San Diego bay.
Hope you are having a fantastic time at Chorlton Park Primary.
Good wishes, Xander.