Book review… 

Please leave below a review of one of your favourite books. 

Please leave information such as: title, author, age recommended for, summary and star rating. 

Children can then explore a range of books that are appropriate for their age by reading the reviews of their peers. 


Miss McCluskey 

Our trip to Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire 

On Wednesday 23rd of November, Year 4 visited Quarry Bank Mill. They were learning about Victorians, child labour and the industrial revolution. 

Please can children record a letter below to the staff at Quarry Bank stating the following information- 

Dear the education team at Quarry Bank Mill, 

Para 1- I am writing to you because (I really enjoyed my visit to Quarry Bank mill…) 

Para 2- Include ideas about what you enjoyed about the day. 

Para 3- include facts about what you have learned whilst you were there 

Para 4- conclusion (look forward to returning again soon) 

Yours sincerely, 

Also, please can children also record a message of feedback on another child’s blog as the blog is supposed to be used for children to engage with one another’s writing. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss McCluskey 

Coal, Cotton, Canals and Chorley…

Year 4 have really enjoyed their topic this half term of Sparks Might Fly, however now are moving onto a new half term we are moving onto a new topic: Coal, Cotton, Canals and Chorley! 

We will be studying the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution. Please can children research this over the holidays and produce some information on it. This can be in the form of: 

  • A booklet
  • A PowerPoint (which can be emailed to Mr Darbyshire’s email address for him to forward to me) 
  • A blog 
  • Or any other way!

Due Thursday 10th November. 

Enjoy! Have a great half term break! 

Miss McCluskey 

Battle of the Somme 

On Monday, KS2 are visiting Astley Hall to learn more about the Battle of the Somme, on its commemorative year. 

Please can pupils investigate- 

  • What the battle was?
  • When it took place? 
  • How long it lasted? 
  • Who was involved? 
  • Where it took place? 
  • Why people think it took place? 
  • Any other facts… 

Thanks, have a lovely weekend. 

Miss McCluskey. 

FSC fun! 

Well what an exciting day we have had at school today for FSC day! 

Please can children, for homework, write a poem based on FSC. They can either write it based on FSC as a company or what we did in school for the day. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss McCluskey 

Make your favourite TV show into a play script. 

Over the last 2 weeks year 4 have been learning about play scripts. For their homework I would like children to write a play script based on a TV show that they enjoy. It only has to be a short version but must include key play script features such as- 

  • Title 
  • Cast list
  • Setting the scene 
  • Character and colon
  • Dialogue
  • Actions in brackets. 

Feel free to comment on each others play scripts and give feedback based on what you enjoyed. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Miss McCluskey