Haslam Park Primary School

Good morning!

Here is the timetable for this week. I hope you all had a great half term and to those who celebrated Eid, Eid Mubarak! I hope you all enjoyed it!

As always, any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mr Lockwood

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Now, more than ever, is the time to be aware of you mental health and that of your children, family and friends.

This year the theme is 'Be Kind To Yourself'. 

Think about taking time to reflect, do some breathing exercises, something you enjoy doing, connecting with a friend or a family member, getting a bit more exercise than you have been doing, listen to your favourite music, read a new book or a favourite book, wear the clothes that make you feel good about yourself!

 

18.5.20

Hello everyone,

Here is the timetable and the 2 leaflets/booklets you will need for the week. Please take time to look at them and read them with your children. Each day, you will need to take a photo of the children's work and send it to me via message on Class Dojo or via email on:

lockwoodd@haslam-park.bolton.sch.uk

I cant wait to see the excellent work!

Stay safe, keep happy and smiling.

Mr Lockwood

11.5.20

Hello everyone, 

I hope you all had a good weekend and were able to enjoy some of the VE Day celebrations. I thought the Queen's speech was particularly appropriate. If you haven't seen it go over to YouTube and watch it.

Below is this week's timetable and I will post the First Newspaper on line here and on Class Dojo, ready for when it is needed.

As always, stay safe and keep smiling.

Mr Lockwood

7.5.20

Hello everyone,

As tomorrow is the VE Day Bank Holiday, I've posted both chapters 4 and 5 of the story on here. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see how this ends! I've really enjoyed reading this story, it's made me reflect more about VE Day than if I hadn't read it.

Have a lovely, safe weekend.

Mr Lockwood

6.5.20

Good morning,

Here is chapter 3 of our story for the week. 

Mr Lockwood

5.5.20

Hello everyone, here is Chapter 2 of the Spitfire Fund complete with comprehension questions.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mr Lockwood

Happy Star wars Day- May the fourth...........................May the fourth go with you my young Jedi!!!

Mr Lockwood

wb 04-05-20

Good morning!

Below is the timetable for this week, along with the VE Day activity mat for the children to choose an activity from.

There is also the text that we will be using this week, along with the questions for the comprehension. I will upload each chapter each day along with the questions.

Any problems, please don't hesitate in contacting me via email or Class Dojo.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Mr Lockwood

wb 27.04.20

Any children wishing to complete this week's activity on ancient Sumer will need to look at this document and read it.

Good luck!

Mr Lockwood

This week's fun challenge!

Design your idea bedroom. What will it look like? What will you have in it? What will be special about your ideal, perfect, dream bedroom?

Below is my dream bedroom. It is white so it feels tranquil and cool. It has an enormous bed for me to stretch out in! It boasts electric opening patio doors. The balcony is right on the sea, so that I can get up, get dressed and jump straight into the sea for a refreshing dip on a scorching summer's day. The decking will always be in the sun so that I can do all the sunbathing I want each day!

 

You can design and present your dream, your ideal bedroom in anyway you want. You can use paper and pens, Purple Mash, or even make your dream bedroom from recycled materials and decorate them how you want!

I can't wait to see your creative results.

Mr Lockwood

Good morning and happy Monday!

Below is the timetable for this week to help give the children some routine.

There is a message on Class Dojo from me plus an extra reflection activity for parents, carers and children to complete and send in if you want to share!

I'm also going to put a little challenge on here for everyone to get involved and send in photos. Again you can do this via Class Dojo or via email.

Stay safe and keep happy!

Mr Lockwood

 

Great news!

The government have launched The Oak National Academy.

This is a free resource for all children in the UK. There are lessons for all ages, with a range of subjects!

Please go to: https://www.thenational.academy and have a look !

Mr Lockwood

Good morning!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and managed to get out in the fresh air!

I have attached this week's timetable of activities and all on line learning has been set.

The challenge this week is the Earth Day activity. Please send any pictures to me on Class Dojo or via email and I'll post them.

Keep safe and happy!

Mr Lockwood

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/

Earth Day – Wednesday 22nd April 2020.

Earth Day is a world wide day when everyone in the world encouraged to raise awareness and remind people of climate change.

It is also a day when we remind people about their carbon foot print. Carbon footprint is how much Carbon Dioxide is used by a person, company or product and the impact it has on the environment.

 

Normally we would be doing activities in school, but with the current situation we would like your help at home.

We would like you to choose one of the activities below and complete it with your child/children. If you can, please can you take a photo and message it to the class teacher on Class Dojo or email it to them.

Teachers will add photos to the school website,  on Twitter and the Class Stories on Class Dojo.

 

Activities:

Make a rainbow from recycled materials

Make jewellery from recycled paper

Make a piece of artwork from recycled materials (Google Andy Goldsworthy for ideas)

Create signs to remind people to turn lights out when they aren’t in the room

Use old paper and add it with water to make recycled paper, or Google how to make paper

Make a recycling poster and put it up near your bin

Make a bird house from a milk carton

Make a collage of the world from recycled materials

If you have any seeds at home, make a plant pot from recycled materials and plant

Make a video urging others to take action against climate change

Make a powerpoint about climate change

Write and video a rap about climate change

Write a letter to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and encourage him that we need to do more. Send it to him at Downing Street, London. See if you get a reply

There are lots of things to do and you are free to come up with your own!

16.4.20

Hola!

Senora Thompson has been in touch and sent a list of Youtube songs that you can be practising. 

Anyone feel brave enough to send a recording or video? 

Mr Lockwood

14.04.20

Hello Everyone,

Hope you have had a good break, eaten loads of chocolate (I know I have!)

I have uploaded all the work for this week and also included a timetable for when to do the activities, just to give the children some structure.

Any concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting me on  Class Dojo or via email.

Keep safe.

Mr Lockwood

Happy Easter Holidays everyone!

Not quite how we thought we would finish the term!

Thank you to all the parents and carers for their work supporting the children. 

Also thank you to the children for working so hard and coping with this most bizarre time.

Enjoy your Easter Eggs and chocolate if you are celebrating.

Mr Lockwood

Well done to Emily Spary for masking her billionaire's bridge from Lego! Love the private jet and limousine!

Well done to Raeesah Shah for making her billionaire's bridge. Love the pirate ship!

Have a look at some of these great opportunities for your child!

Mr Lockwood

Week beginning 23.3.30

Hello everyone!

Well done to those of you who have already been on line and completed some of your learning. Dojos will be added to your accounts!

Education City activities, Spelling Shed and TTRockstars are now uploaded and ready for you.

Here's a little challenge for this week.

You have been asked by a billionaire to build a bridge from the main land to his paradise island, way out in the ocean.

Using any materials you can find at home, make the longest bridge you can! Give it a name. Take a photo of it and ask an adult to email it to me with your name.If you don't want to build one, you can design one. 3 Dojos for each bridge made today!

Can't wait to see your photos.I'll also upload any you send on here so you can see each others' designs and models.

Good luck!

Mr Lockwood

Congratulations to Rayhana Ali!

The first to send me her picture of her bridge! 5 Dojos!

Can you make one like this? Send me you pictures on Class Dojo or email them to me!

Mr L

PLEASE NOTE SCHOOL IS CLOSED FROM MONDAY 23RD MARCH. 

PLEASE LET SCHOOL KNOW IF YOU ARE A KEY WORKER AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE ATTENDING SCHOOL.

 

You will receive a set of log ons for your child. Please keep these safe. There are lots of interactive activities you can be doing with your child and I will set new ones up each week. Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rock Stars are all set up and ready to go. Education City will be on line at 9.00am Monday 23rd for those of you at home.

The best way to get in touch with me is through the Class Dojo app. Download it and use the app to communicate with me. Alternatively, you can use my email provided in the pack. I will respond as soon as possible.

Keep safe, look after each other!

Mr Lockwood

It's the first day of Spring! 

Conflict resolutions skills with Coach Steve!

Anyone who lost a game had to do a forfeit. The children then discussed how it made them feel and how a situation like this can be resolved. Some very well done restorative behaviour from a lot of the children!

World Book Day 2020. Everyone came in their outfits as a character from a book! We had Ghostbusters, Goth Witches, Horrid Henry and Saucepan Man from the Enchanted Wood! Congratulations to Kane who was our Ghostbusting winner!

Here the children are creating their own new character, ready for an adventure.

As part of their outdoor learning, Biney Class spent their Power Maths lesson outside, recording their answers on the playground! 

Biney Class have been perfecting their Basketball skills!

Welcome to Year 4 Nat Biney Class

Biney Class have been working on their basket ball skills with Mr Kosta. They can dribble, control a ball shoot! 

Congratulations to Muhammad M for being our reader of the term!

Road Safety Week 2019

Year 4 Biney

Mr Lockwood/Mrs Dootson /Mrs Rabadia/Mrs Mehers 

This is Nat Biney. We are very honoured to be named after him. Nat is one of the founding members of Bolton’s African Community Association. He works extremely hard supporting people living in Bolton who are originally from all over Africa. 

Awesh is our Worker of the Week! He has made a super effort in his work all week and we are very proud of him!

Mr Lockwood 

Outdoor Learning. Friday 29th November.

Nat Biney Class are helping the police with their enquiries! Don’t worry, they haven’t broken the law! Some earrings have been stolen in a theatre and the children are using their knowledge of light to work out which of the suspects clothes can be seen in the dark and which can’t. Which clothes will reflect a torch light and which won’t. They learned to make predictions first. 

Donde esta Frida? 

Who was Brynhildr? What was she like? What is her story? What was her role in the Viking world? Watch this space, Nat Biney Class are finding out this week!

We have been learning to make predictions about our new book Dirty Rotten Vikings. We used the front cover to make educated guesses about what information we may find in the book. We are loving it and the gory gruesome facts about the Vikings!

What a week! Nat Biney Class have been learning to subtract two, four digit numbers with exchange! The children have worked so hard on perfecting the strategy, looking for and correcting mistakes and explaining how they worked calculations out! 

I’m very proud of them!

Mr Lockwood

We have been learning to say the names of some places in the city in Spanish. Here are two lucky Nat Biney Class children trying to find the correct place when Señora Thompson announced them.

Well done to Shernia for winning our Worker of the Week Award! 

Shernia has persisted all week with adding 2 four digit numbers with carrying . Fantastic! 

Mr Lockwood

On Monday, the children were publishing their versions of the dragon fight from Cressida Cowell’s How To Train Your Dragon. They have read, analysed, planned edited and improved their work over the last few weeks. I don’t know about you, but I have really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read some of the finished recounts!

This week for our outdoor learning we completed our spellings outside. The children worked in pairs and wrote one of the spelling words as many times as they could within one minute. They then had to try and beat each other’s scores! 

This week we have been learning to add 2, four digit numbers, with and without exchange or carrying. The children have worked on a wide range of puzzles and problems. I’m really impressed with their setting out and working out. The children are really proud of the progress they have made this week. It made choosing our Star of the Week really impossible! 

Congratulations to Layton Greenhalgh! 

Layton is Nat Biney Class’s first Reader of the Half Term!

Layton received the award because he regularly has his planner signed by his mum and dad. He has also learned to recall information quickly and is beginning to summarise events!

Very well deserved Layton! We’re very proud of you.

Mr Lockwood. 

Nat Biney Class have been working very hard on place value with numbers to to 10,000. 

They have learned to represent numbers in lots of different ways. Some amazing learning has taken place and all the adults are proud of the achievements of everyone in the class!

The Vicious Vikings!

This term Nat Biney Class have been learning about Vikings.

Adam the Viking introducing himself and given Nat Biney Class background information about why the Vikings invaded and settled in Anglo Saxon Britain. 

Mr Lockwood and some of the members of Year 4 dressing up in Viking clothing during our Viking day.

Hear the roar of the mighty Vikings!
Hear the roar of the mighty Vikings!
Children making a Viking Turtle, being attacked by Mr Lockwood!
Children making a Viking Turtle, being attacked by Mr Lockwood!
Biney Class taking part in shield training. Don’t drop the ball!
Biney Class taking part in shield training. Don’t drop the ball!
Nat Biney Class dressing up as Viking Warriors
Nat Biney Class dressing up as Viking Warriors

During the topic of The VicIous Vikings, the children have learned to:

use chronology ( ordering events in time correctly)

looks at various sources or artefacts and make inferences and deductions

map the routes the Vikings would have used to invade Britain

Manchester City FC came into school for 6 weeks and worked with everyone in Nat Biney Class.

The children worked really well in groups to make robots and play football with them.

The children then learned to write codes to make their robots move in different directions, change eye colour and shoot footballs.

Finally they held small football matches against each other, using and controlling them.

A huge thank you to Matt from Manchester City for a fantastic Computing course!

If you would like to help your child at home, please support them by learning ALL times-tables to 12x12.

Your child has been given a log in to Timestables Rockstars, a great way to learn times-tables!

The log ins can be found in the back of your child’s planner. 

Any issues, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of staff. 

You can also help your child with their weekly spellings using Spelling Shed. A great app to help them learn, investigate and apply spelling rules. All children have a log in at the back of their planners.