'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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Stuart's sun visor.

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Stuart's in Year 6 and his visor is part of his work in Design and Technology. He used a software design package to design his 'apparel' and, in the best possible taste and with a deftness of hidden talent that leaked out from behind his 'lad' image and footballing skills, cut out the material, learnt the stitches and sewed his own visor.

When he brought it too me to 'show me' I thought it was because someone had damaged it and I was expected to give them 'what for'; (that's all we can do since children got the upper hand when pupils and parents were given all that power!). I didn't realise that he'd made it, such was the quality. It's a tremendous effort. Orders, care of Moblog, at only £50 an item. All profits to to school funds when I've had my cut.
22nd Mar 2006, 15:57   comments (5)

Poppy's Garden

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We opened a Nursery at school in January this year. It's called 'Heath Hayes Early Learners'.

At the moment we have some available spaces but should be nearly full in September when we shall be open full time.

This is the garden area of the nursery where the children are growing plants. They have their own allotment in the school garden where they are growing vegetables.
22nd Mar 2006, 08:42   comments (1)

Gingerbread Men

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To help celebrate World Book Day on March 2nd we used the week as Book Week. Instead of the usual focus on fiction and holding a 'favourite character day' etc. we focussed on non-fiction. This was a refreshing change and far more exciting as it meant we could explore all sorts of interesting aspects of literacy.The children in Year 1 were exploring characteristics of instructional texts and concluded by making gingerbread men. I suppose that political correctness might mean that some of these figures were gingerbread women. Some were and some were not. Some were from this country and some from around the world. The figures were a diverse collection representing all groups without discrimination.The one thing they had in common was that they were all eaten!
21st Mar 2006, 13:14   comments (2)

Residential Study Visit for Year 4

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Can we cross shark infested custard?
17th Mar 2006, 11:59   comments (1)

Residential Study Visit for Year 4

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Can we solve the birthday problem?
17th Mar 2006, 10:33   comments (0)

Residential Study Visit for Year 4

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Our last diary time. These will probably become best sellers!
16th Mar 2006, 20:14   comments (1)

Residential Study Visit for Year 4

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We are learning to orienteer.
16th Mar 2006, 19:16   comments (0)

Wedding in Year 1

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On Monday 13th March our Year 1 children (5 & 6 year olds) visited the local church where, as part of the RE curriculum, the vicar married two of them. This was just like a real wedding with: wedding music, vows being made, bridesmaids and Best Man in attendance, signing of a register etc. and, of course, a reception back at school in the afternoon.

I've updated this since backward lamb sent a comment! The vows contained the word 'pretend' so where a promise was made it wasn't legally binding! It was all done in the best possible taste.

The reigster that the children signed contained the word 'pretend' in the title so that there wouldn't be any confusion.
16th Mar 2006, 13:28   comments (6)