Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School

"All smiles returned"

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Welcome to Blanchland Class

On this page you will be able to find out what fun and exciting activities the children have been up to in class.  

 Important Information:

  • Please can children bring their reading books into school daily. Children should read at home at least 3 times a week.
  • Every Thursday the children will have PE; occasionally they will also have some additional PE with a specialist sports coach on a Wednesday. Please can children have their full PE kits in school for this time.
  • Spellings will be set every Monday for the children to practise and learn and then they will be tested on the following Monday.
  • As part of their homework, please can children go on Times Table Rock stars at least once a week. 

Crucial Crew

Crucial Crew is a personal safety educational programme for year six children. While there, Blanchland class learned about how to keep safe. They explored the dangers of cyber bulling and how to stay safe online, what to do in a fire or coastal emergency, the dangers surrounding electricity, water and roads and, all the possible dangers in the home. Some children even had the opportunity to make an emergency call to the fire brigade. Everyone had a great time learning such important safety rules.

Maths - Mars Bar Fractions

Pupils used their knowledge of fractions to complete a class challenge in which pupils aimed to finish with the greatest fraction of Mars Bars. Pupils applied their mathematical vocabulary to justify their choices and develop their reasoning skills. Support and challenge was used to enhance learning and encourage deeper levels of thinking.

Science – Electricity

We have been exploring how to make a working circuit using a variety of components. Pupils worked in pairs to produce circuits that included lights, buzzers and motors. Some pupils challenged themselves to make the light brighter by adding more cells or by adding a switch.  

RE - News Reports

Following work on the Five Pillars of Islam, the class chose to look at the third pillar of Zatak in more detail. This pillar is about giving time and money to people in need of help. In return Muslims believe they become cleansed from selfishness and greed. While digging deeper into this, we answered the question: How do modern day Muslims living in the UK support their community?

As a class we looked at a project ran by the charity Muslim Aid who help vulnerable elderly people stay warm and fed during the winter months. After reading a newspaper article on the project and watching a video about it, pupils worked in small groups to produce their own news report on the project. Each group member had a role to play in the creation of their report, either being a producer, reporter, camera operative and interviewee.

Music - Ukulele

We have been working with our music teacher, Jamie, to learn the ukulele. Pupils have developed their skills of reading musical notation to play modern pop songs.

We have been participating in lots of different sports events, tournaments and festivals this year as part of PE. Click here to find out what we have been doing. 

Aurora and Blanchland Class Learning Journey

Blanchland Class RE Reflection Book