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Anti-bullying week November 2021 - One Kind Word!

 

This week we have spent time exploring this year's anti-bullying message 'One Kind Word'. On Monday we began with our Odd Socks Day, celebrating the fact that we are all different and wonderfully unique and that this is something to be celebrated. It was fantastic to see such an array of colourful socks around the school! On Thursday we held our 'Random Acts of Kindness' day in school. We began the day with a lovely worship form Matt the new vicar at St Saviour's who reminded us that showing love for others costs nothing but can make such a big difference. As a school we embarked on the challenge of carrying out as many random acts of kindness as possible - and I am delighted to say that as a school we managed to carry out a truly amazing 652 acts of kindness in a single day!  Many of these were simple things such as holding a door open, giving someone a smile, thanking someone and I hope that you noticed the children were extra helpful at home too! I loved receiving a beautifully made word hug from the children in Reception class - it really did make my day! Throughout the week staff have carried out activities to explore kindness through our behaviour, word choices and also online activity. We hope that the children will remember to carry this forward. Year 6 have explored the idea that 'In a world where we can be anything, we can be kind' - a great message for everyone to be reminded of!

THE ART OF BEING BRILLIANT

 

It has been wonderful to welcome author Will Hussey into school this week. He has worked with years 4, 5 and 6 to explore each one of them can become even more brilliant than they already are. They have explored themes of positivity and gratitude, whilst also considering how they learn and how they can change their mindset. All of the work we have done is to help the children become the very best version of themselves that they can be. Hopefully everyone will remember the key message which is 'Do it better than you have to!'

 

Thanks Will for three fantastic days - we can't wait to welcome you back into school in the Summer term to show you how brilliant we have become!

YEAR 3 SOUTH RIBBLE FUN FITNESS DAY

 

Year 3 had a great day working with South Ribble Borough Council Active Health team this week learning about how being physically active can help to improve our wellbeing. The children worked on resilience and teamwork when playing football on an inflatable pitch followed by learning a dance routine centred around self belief and empowerment. As a final treat, the children had an amazing time playing their new bouncy castle and slide. 

Year 1 visit to Blackpool Zoo

On Thursday 14th March Year 1 visited Blackpool Zoo as part of their Science topic on 'Animals'. We had a fantastic day and were very lucky with the weather! The children had a fun time exploring and we saw some animals that we hadn't heard of before. When we got back to school we enjoyed looking at all of the photographs that we had taken.

Year 4 had a brilliant trip to Tower Wood. The whole class enjoyed canoeing and climbing Gummer's Howe.

'We are Reading' Week

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. 

Books at Breakfast

Year 2 'We are Reading' Week

Reading Carousel

Tower Wood 2018

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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.

Year 2

 

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!

On Tuesday 24th January, the whole school were treated to a performance of Aladdin by M and M Productions.

Aladdin

The Infant Nativity Bethlehem Star 2017

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Key Stage 2 Party

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The Bamber Bridge Walking Nativity

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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.

Methodist Art Exhibition

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The Worship Group represented the school admirably. The confident singing and synchronized actions were seamless.

Pudsey Bear Visit

Newspaper Special Interest Week
Year 2 created pages about food for the school newspaper and also pages about remembrance and poppies. As part of the week, we learned how to interview and edit articles. We looked at breakfasts and how to find out if your breakfast is healthy. We did some research linked to this to help write our article. We played with layouts and headlines to make sure that our page was eye-catching.

Year 2 Newspaper Week

The Bamber Bullet- Created by a Year 4 child in NEWSPAPER WEEK October 2017

Newspaper Week Year 4 reported on their trip to Bamber bridge Railway Station

Year One

 

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.

On a journey with Jesus;

growing, learning and loving God together