Welcome to Piccolos
Welcome to our fantastic team which consists of 34 ambitious, resilient learners, who are not afraid to make mistakes and rise to every challenge and 2 class teachers - Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Higson. Our wonderful Learning Support Assistant, who is with us every day, is Mrs Charnock. Many other lovely adults work with us at various times of the week including Mrs Wren, Mrs Darby, Miss Latham, Miss Iddon and Mrs Brown.
Teaching and learning is approached in a way that many different areas of the curriculum are connected using a common theme. Each half term will see the start of a new theme.
We are very much looking forward to a fun, exciting and happy year....
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Sparks Might Fly
This half term, we will be thinking about what we use electricity for, where it comes from - developing the understanding that it can be dangerous and exploring renewable forms of energy. We are looking forward to undertaking a range of electricity challenges, learning how to make circuits with different electrical components. We will be using our knowledge to design, make and evaluate an electrical product. In English, we are reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman and we will be writing our own stories and play-scripts based on this novel.
World Mental Health & Well-being Day - 10.10.19
Today, we reflected on lots of different things that we could do to help us have healthy minds and feel good about ourselves if we were ever feeling low. We all wore yellow to support Young Minds and we had lots of fun! We played 'Well-being Bingo' to see how many things we did in the last week that we enjoyed. We made a '12 Days of Happiness' calendar and behind each door we listed an activity that could help us or someone else feel better. We designed mental health heroes and undertook mindful colouring. We practised 'feather breathing' and shared our own tips for relaxing and meditating.
Science Day - 10.9.19
What a fantastic way to start the new school year! We thoroughly enjoyed developing our scientific enquiry skills through a range of exciting activities. We were joined by a bio-medical scientist from Salford University who began the day with an explosive (literally) assembly. He worked with us to make ice-cream using liquid nitrogen!! We even flavoured and coloured it - red in appearance with a caramel flavour. It was delicious!! We used his special microscopes that he'd brought with him from the University so we could magnify the different things we found outside. We also investigated the properties and density of different liquids and created a colour column of liquids based on what we'd predicted would happen. We love Science!!!