Able and Talented Cluster Provision
We are proud to be part of a cluster with other local schools, which provide opportunities for children with particular strengths in different subject areas, to work alongside each other in workshops throughout the year.
The schools which are part of the cluster are:
Woodnook Primary School
Christ the King Roman Catholic School
Hapton CE Primary School
Huncoat Primary School
Crawshawbooth Primary School
Westend Primary School
Year 4 and 5 had a wonderful time taking part in the RE activity. They ordered the Christmas story and then designed their own Christmas cards.
Year 5 and 6 children were selected to take part in a Spelling Bee competition! There were some extremely tricky words, but the children tried their best and worked together so well to make the best team! They also had the chance to explore the grounds at Crawshawbooth Primary School, finding letters and making the 14 letter word - claustrophobia! As always so proud of our well mannered and hard working pupils.
For our first activity of the new school year, Year Three and Four children met at Woodnook for an afternoon of investigating the science of sweets! They investigated what happened to different types of sweets when they were placed in different temperatures. We looked at how popping candy reacted differently in oil, water and vinegar. The most exciting experiment involved looking at what happened to the dye in Skittles when warm water was added! One child had some "What if ..." questions about adding different amounts of sugar to the plate to see how it would affect the pattern of the dye. Have a look at the photos to see what we did!
Year 1 and 2 had a very challenging day at Peel Park. They spent the day with Pete Hall and took part in activities that included a range of number problems, early algebra and BODMAS. To finish the day, the children created Tangrams of different animals!
Year 5 and 6 had the most incredible opportunity to take part in a football masterclass session with David Horrocks, who is a former training coach of Manchester United football team! The children had the opportunity to learn about all of the many ways in which our curriculum can support a life in football other than playing the beautiful game. Find out more on our Facebook and Twitter!
Year 5 and 6 loved the Maths challenge- Escape Rooms! Have a look at what they had to say about their experience...
Year 3 and 4 loved the carousel of Computing activities! They used Dash and Dot robots, Lego and exciting apps on the computers.
Year 3 and 4 enjoyed testing materials for strength, wind and water before making kites! A great afternoon of STEM/DT in our cluster group.
Children from Years 5 and 6 had a wonderful day at Peel Park Primary School creating their own vehicles whilst learning about lego robotics!
A group of pupils from Year 3 and 4 tried their hand at Archery and Boccia at Huncoat Primary School.
A group of pupils from Year 5 and 6 took part in an author's workshop. They met the author Colin Parsons and worked alongside other pupils from local primary schools to improve their story writing skills.
A group of our Year 5 and 6 children visited Huncoat Primary School to take part in a Computing workshop, as part of our Able and Talented cluster. They enjoyed learning about algorithms and using Scratch.
For our first Able and Talented cluster workshop of this academic year, a group of our Year 3 and 4 children visited Crawshawbooth Primary School and took part in an English activity. They had to go to the Secret Garden and choose a character to write a letter to, welcoming them to the setting. What fabulous writing they produced!
Enthuse STEM Learning Partnership
Woodnook Primary School, together with, Huncoat Primary School, West End Primary School, Rhyddings High School, Hollins High School, Spring Hill Primary and Belthorn Primary are proud to announce that we have been successful in becoming an ENTHUSE Partnership. As an ENTHUSE Partnership we will gain access to £20,000 worth of support over the next two years to help raise the profile of STEM-related careers and employment pathways in their schools/colleges.
This partnership is part-funded by Daisy Communications.
ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and colleges together to work collaboratively and are designed to inspire young people into STEM subjects and STEM-related careers. The partnerships have significant benefits for teachers, young people and employers - transforming both the educational culture around STEM in schools and young people’s achievement and aspirations. Schools and colleges taking part receive access to continued professional development, leading educational resources, STEM Ambassadors and teacher placements. With links to local businesses and industry, our learners gain a greater understanding of the STEM industry and the possible career paths.