Golden Book Alert!

After we acted the character’s feelings, we wrote about them. Some children had to write a letter to the Giant pretending to be Jim, explaining how they were feeling and why. Other’s had to use the conjunction ‘because’ to explain the character’s feelings.

We’re very proud today as we had a letter that was so fabulous that the girl who wrote it showed it to Mrs Starkey and was put in our golden book – well done! Can you see how fabulous her work is? She has used a range of openers, different punctuation, linked all her ideas and really got into the role of Jim – fantastic!


English – Character’s Feelings

This week Team 3 are getting ready to write their own narrative. To write a really good one, we have been unpicking the traditional story, Jim and the Beanstalk. Today, we got into the roles of the two characters, Jim and the Giant to show how they felt at different moments.

Can you guess who is the Giant and who is Jim? How are they feeling?

Leave a comment with your ideas!

Active Learn

Good evening! Thank you for coming to Parent’s Evening this week.

As mentioned at Parent’s Evening, we are going to be using Active Learn again this year. Active Learn is a fantastic website that supports your child’s learning in SPaG, Maths and Reading. When your child logs on, they will be able to access any tasks their teacher has set them. They will also be able to access their ‘treehouse’ which has lots of fun included. The more they do, the more fun they can have in their tree house.

Here are the instructions on how to log in again just in case you can’t remember! Have fun!

Active learn

Art – mixing colours

This week we have been looking at how to mix different colours. We have looked at primary colours and using them to make secondary colours. Once we’d had a practise of these skills we applied them! We have created autumn colour-scapes.

Our next step is to combine all this work in a fantastic display. Keep checking the blog for a picture of the display when it’s ready!


On Tuesday 26th September, Mr Higginbotham talked to us all about e-Safety.

We learned the four rules of Online Safety;

1. Keep your personal information safe online.
2. People you meet online are strangers.
3. Be kind to other people online, just like you would in the playground or classroom.
4. If you get that “Uh, oh” feeling in your tummy when you are online, tell an adult, straight away.

We watched the video to see Sid being an “Online Protector” for Lee and Kim, the children in the video.

Mr Higginbotham even gave us a rules sheet for Online Safety to take home. He told us to put it somewhere where we could keep looking at it to remind us of the rules for how to be safe online.

Don’t forget, we invite parents into our eSafety sessions once per term, so look out for a letter about the next one in the new year.

Our Local Walk

Last week, Year 1 and Year 2 went on a little walk around our local area for our topic, ‘Where Do I live?’ On the walk, we were focusing on how to get around and what it would look like on a map. When we got back, we began to write about our local area ready for an informative leaflet. Take a look at our walk and have a sneak peek at some of work!

International Peace Day

On 21st September for International Peace Day, children at Charlestown made their own pinwheels. We decorated them with symbols that linked to peace. In Team 3, we made them for each other. Take a look at the ones we ended up with – we loved them! Miss Denham popped in whilst we were handing them out and loved them too – see if you can spot her! What symbol is she making? What does it represent?