'Heath Hayes Primary School' www.heathhayesprimary.co.uk

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Welcome to our online journal - a window on our world.

'Bringing Learning Alive'

Our vision statement is to Bring Learning Alive and blogging encapsulates our aim to make learning exciting, up to date and fun.

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Our blog was set up, primarily, for children in school to see what others were up to when off-site. However, after only a few weeks of actually getting pictures on the site the possibilities for inspiring learning are becoming apparent.
We'd already established links with two schools in France but we are now exploring the potential of mutual blogs so that our children can comment and interact with international partners. We're receiving pictures from the arctic from one of our parents and the level of interest in geography is rising withouteven trying. The potential is immense.
It might sound like it but we're not anoraks!
and, at the same time, a fantastic educational opportunity.

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Display of work

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The children's work is dispayed for all to see outside the classroom.
24th Apr 2006, 16:59   comments (0)

St George's Day

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Who said no-one takes it seriously? Year 6 worked on report writing with an english theme and put some spin on the tale of St George; or was it the tail of the dragon?
24th Apr 2006, 16:59   comments (0)


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Another slant on the tale ... the princess's version written as a diary entry.
24th Apr 2006, 16:57   comments (3)

Cannock Chase

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Mountain biking terrain on the Chase. Getting muddy and wet - fantastic! Who said growing up wasn't fun. Who's growing up?!!
29th Mar 2006, 11:32   comments (0)

Nursery Visit to the Chase

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Just showing off our minibus! It's a great asset to the school because it gives us the flexibility to go where we want, when we want; we don't have to worry about bookings with coach companies or getting back for them to do the 'school run'.

Last year we did a tour of London's sights and landmarks. We've also been to see the rugby at Twickenham.

Closer to home we use it to take the children to the church or around Cannock to see the sculptures on the roundabouts. Before the Toll road was open to the public we had a drive down part of it to watch the building in progress.

All sorts of experiences; all sorts of opportunities.
29th Mar 2006, 11:32   comments (0)

Nursery visit to Cannock Chase

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Our nursery went to Cannock Chase to look at living things. They were hoping to see tigers and dolphins! Never mind...they had a wonderful time.

Cannock Chase was the king's hunting ground. It's also been used for army training during National Service. Well worth a visit.
29th Mar 2006, 11:32   comments (0)


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Teaching fractions using a Teddy Bears' Picnic. Another innovative use of real life situations to make learning real. Parents and children were working together to help children come to terms with understanding fractions.

The children must understand the concept because they didn't even save me any marshmallows (I mean: there weren't any left)
27th Mar 2006, 14:16   comments (0)

Healthy Eating Tuck Shop

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At last ... we've opened our Tuck Shop - 'A Touch of Mayo'.

An unusual name but the shop was made by one of the dads - Wayne Mayo. He has three boys at the school and he made the shop so that the boys could donate it to us.

In line with keeping healthy we shall be selling fruit, veg. and whatever healthy options the children want to eat. They'll decide this in the School Council. Not only this, though, the 'tuckies' (those who run it) will be keeping records, balance sheets and revenue details and running the shop on a real business format.

We are a Young Enterprise school and this will support our aim of preparing children for life in the real world.

It's a shame we can't find a supplier who will keep the expenditure down. By doing that we could plough the money in to business. (A not so subtle hint, there!)
23rd Mar 2006, 13:20   comments (3)