From Monday 15th October 2018, all of Cuerden Church School took part in a reading week. The purpose was encourage children to read for pleasure. Over the course of the week, we had author visits, Books at Breakfast, a librarian visit and the Book Bus.
Career Week 5th to 9th March 2018
Last week the school all had the opportunity to learn about the world of work. Below you can find out what each class got up to.
In Year 2, we were lucky to have lots of visitors in class. We met architects, care assistants, shop workers, paramedics and fire-fighters. They told us about their jobs and what skills you need to do their job. We also went on a walk in the local community to speak to people about their jobs. We met a supermarket manager, florist, estate agent, butcher, charity shop worker, pharmacist and postman on our travels. Back in class, we completed a range of challenges linked to jobs including tasks on the class construction sit, creating job adverts and lots of measuring activities. Thank you to everyone that helped during the week, especially parents and grandparents that gave up their free time to speak to the class!
The Christmas Cracker
On Thursday 7th December, each class performed to a packed school hall. The classes picked a Christmas hit to sing and the show was closed by the choir with a great rendition of Slade's Christmas hit. The children looked wonderful in their Christmas themed costumes. Thank you to all that attended and helped at the event.
Year 1 made two pages for the newspaper about the local area. We used our work from our walk around Bamber Bridge to explain what we saw and found out and how the village has changed over the years.
YEAR 5 NEWSPAPER WEEK
In Newspapers Special Interest Week, Year 5 looked at newspaper advertising. We had already been studying persuasive writing in English so first we looked at how persuasive techniques could be adapted to adverts.
Next, we made a poster to advertise the Christmas Cracker concert all together and learned lots of ways to use IT to make our posters attractive and eye-catching. This joint effort was to go in the school newspaper. After that, we had a go at making our own adverts.
Once we had mastered the techniques, we all made a poster to advertise the infant nativity called The Bethlehem Star. Mrs Taylor chose her favourite to put in the paper. Charlie was picked. Well done, Charlie!
We also watched a video that showed us how newspapers are made today, largely using computers, and then another video that showed us how they did it before computers. We discussed the differences, advantages and disadvantages.
We made some silhouette pictures using newspaper too.