The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are being held this year, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

This sporting event takes place every 4 years, bringing countries of the Commonwealth together to compete across a range of sporting disciplines.

What can  you find out about the Commonwealth? Which countries are part of it and who is the head of the Commonwealth?

What interesting facts can you find out over the next few weeks, see if you can surprise anyone with the most random fact.

The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are being held this year, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

This sporting event takes place every 4 years, bringing countries of the Commonwealth together to compete across a range of sporting disciplines.

What can  you find out about the Commonwealth? Which countries are part of it and who is the head of the Commonwealth?

What interesting facts can you find out over the next few weeks, see if you can surprise anyone with the most random fact.

Big School’s Birdwatch

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) hold a Big Birdwatch every year. This year’s event is running from January 2nd until February 23rd 2018.

The aim is to record the different types of birds spotted near to where you live – perhaps in your garden, at the park or on the way to school.

Take home one of our ‘bird recording’ sheets and record the number of birds that you see. Work out your top ten birds and then enter them onto the blog.

Let’s see which bird is the most popular.

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Helping others

Later this term we will be raising money for Children in Need. This is something we do every year. We also raise money for Comic Relief, we send our Harvest gifts to the Farnworth Food Bank and the School Council have a chosen charity every year, this year’s is MND (Motor Neurone Disease).

Why do you think it’s important to raise money for other people? How do we benefit just as much as the people who receive it?  Share your ideas with everyone else.

Thunder and lightning

Imagine that you live in the rainforest and that you have just experienced a tremendous storm. Describe what it was like.

  • What could you hear?
  • Did the animals do anything differently?
  • Were the smells and sounds not the same as usual?
  • How did you protect yourself from the weather?
  • Remember to use lots of descriptive words and phrases – use adjectives, adverbs and similes.

National Smile Month

From the 15th May until the 15th June it is officially ‘National Smile Month’.

The focus for this campaign is to highlight the need for good dental health, therefore showing a nice smile.

One of our school rules is to ‘Be Happy’ – so share with everyone what makes you smile. It might be playing with your friends, playing with your pet, spending time with your family, reading a good book, playing your favourite game – you will know what it is.