The Times They Are a-Changin'

Well folks, this will be the final blog from me-Mrs Hanigan-as a teacher at Pool House. In 2003…a long time before all of our current children were born, and as many of my esteemed colleagues like to remind me, long before they themselves left school…I applied to a teaching job at Pool House…

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A Puzzled Brain!

Nothing new here I hear you cry...Mrs Hanigan with a puzzled brain! There was a good reason for it today, as fourteen children from our Early Years and infant department, came together with ten children from Ingol County Primary School, to take part in a fun morning, looking at our brain, how we…

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Spots before my eyes!

We’ve had a fantastic week this week, there was some amazing writing done by Ruby, Dawood, Jack, Lexi and Thomas from year 6 on Tuesday and Wednesday, together with a quick break for tossing pancakes on Tuesday…all work and no play and all that! We also spoke about editing out work and how…

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Remember, remember...to improve your visual memory!

Tuesday afternoon involved a trip to the library with year 6. It was good to see all the children, sitting enthralled by the story that was read to them. They also learnt about the Dewey system of cataloguing the books in the library and had a go at shelving one of the books themselves…they found…

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The teacher formally known as...

A group of children from year 6 have been looking at the difference between formal and informal writing. We discussed how we can recognise the different style of writing and speech and when each would be most appropriate. We then looked at Gangsta Granny and highlighted the different levels of…

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Spring Term 2018 - Habitats

This term the children are going to work with Bloom's Taxonomy, thinking about habitats. Bloom's Taxonomy helps us to work towards higher order thinking. One of the ways that this is done, is by using the idea of a ladder you can climb up.

The first 'rungs' on the ladder are: remembering,…

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It's Christmas!!

It's finally here, the Christmas holidays...whoop! whoop!

 

Everyone has had a busy term and its been a fun week this week, with parties in the infants and the juniors. We even went to the pantomime this morning...oh no we didn't...oh, yes we did! 

 

In the Star Reading Challenge this…

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Tangram-Style!

Wednesday saw a fun morning had by some of our junior children, together with some of our friends from Ingol Community Primary school. We had a tangram-tastic (do you see what I did there?!) time, making and solving Tangram puzzles. These seven-piece puzzles, made from polygons, can be used to…

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Are you up to the challenge?

The main thing for my blog this week (as I missed all the spotty fun on Friday!), was the introduction of the Star Reading Challenge in school. On Wednesday, we had an assembly to look at what was involved in the reading challenge and all the exciting, different ways that we can enjoy books,…

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-.../.-../---/--. -/../--/. !

I had a fun time in Diamond Class on Wednesday this week, we looked at homophones in SPAG and had a good discussion about the difference between a homophone and a homograph - do you know the difference? In English, we looked at a non-fiction text about the Arctic tern and thought about how we can…

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The One that got Away...

This week’s blog has to be all about the Inter-Ingol quiz for 2018 (which was supposed to be in the summer term, just gone!) Six of our children walked down to Holy Family - who kindly hosted the event this time - together with Mrs Soole and myself. The team, made up of two children from Rainbow…

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Read my lips...

Reading tests in year two and one are complete now and once again, the children have worked incredibly hard. It was particularly lovely to hear such beautiful, ‘pure’ phonemes as the children sounded out the words they were looking for, it was really great to see and hear.

For the challenge…

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