Welcome to Piccolo Class!

Our teaching team this year is made up of Mr Glaister and Mrs Cookson.

We are a close-knit group of 34 energetic learners who enjoy learning across the whole curriculum and love to show our best work. When we find something tricky we don't give up, oh no! We persevere until we have achieved! We're not scared of mistakes because we know that sometimes we need to make them in order to learn.

This year our learning will be structured around different themes from "Sparks Might Fly!" through to a focus on the plague so we can't wait to get stuck in!

Our school ethos very much thrives on a partnership with parents and we appreciate all the work our parents complete at home - practicing times tables and our key spellings as well as listening to us read and working through Mathematics activities on MyMaths.

We need our P.E. kits in school on Wednesdays, when we're working with the Wigan Warriors and Fridays when we have a focus on health and well being.

On Tuesdays the Year 4s will need to remember their brass instruments for their music lesson with Mr Read. 


Health, well-being & fitness!

For the last term, every Friday afternoon, Piccolos have been exceptionally lucky to have Mrs Williams in school to deliver health, well-being and fitness classes. We have so much fun doing the routines that she has devised and learning about how to keep our bodies healthy. Alongside this we have done some circuit training (hard work!) and some work on healthy eating. Watch the video below to see us in action. 

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Not the starship Enterprise but our Enterprise Week which kicked off today! We were very lucky to have a visit from a local business owner, Jenny Bird, who shared with us her story from where she began her business to now. She impressed upon us the importance of good customer service skills and a belief in ourselves whatever we're doing. Inspired by her we created acrostic poems for Enterprise and began our market research in order to find out what people would be interested in buying and how much they would pay for it. 

Our Harvest Assembly

Here we are before our Harvest Assembly! Thank you to all parents who we able to come and for all our your generous donations. 

Here are just some of your wonderful and generous donations of food. They will be going to the Fox Street Shelter and International Aid. 

In a couple of weeks it is Piccolo Class' Harvest assembly! To help us out please could you watch, listen to and practice the rap in this link I Like Vegetables. We are also practising the Harvest Samba and it can be found here - Harvest Samba

Thank you for any help you can give us here!

Trip to M.O.S.I 02/10/17

On the 2nd October 2017 Piccolo Class and French Horn Class went on a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester! We arrived to a fantastic talk about the history of Manchester including how it was home to the first train station ever! On the first train journey someone got a leg chopped off, some people threw rotten potatoes at it and some delicate ladies fainted at the sight of it! 

Piccolo Class then went to the Experiment floor where we could investigate solar panels, look into an infinity tube, write messages using light, mix colours together, solve puzzles and so much more!

After lunch we had our Circuit City show where we showed off our knowledge of electricity and learned how electricity was first introduced to Manchester using a steam engine and a dynamo. We looked at the first inventions made using electricity such as a radio hat, a very aggressive hair dryer and a muscle building belt (as modeled by Mr Glaister!)

Check out our photos below for some of what we got up to. 

Theme - Sparks Might Fly!

Our first theme is Sparks Might Fly! We are going to be looking at electricity in our daily lives, making circuits and moving on to creating our own product that uses electricity... stay tuned for updates!

What we will be learning to do this year?

Key Learning in Mathematics - Year 3.docxDownload
Key Learning in Mathematics - Year 4.docxDownload
Key Learning in Music Years 3 and 4.docDownload
Key Learning in Physical Education - Years 3,4,5 and 6.docxDownload
Key Learning in PSHE in Years 3 and 4.docDownload
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Key Learning in Science Year 4.docxDownload
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