Ballaugh School

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Friends of Sophia Goulden visit R2
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Christine and Marilyn came to speak to the children about Sophia Goulden. We talked about her inspirational role in her daughter Emmeline Pankhurst’s life and her important role both in society at the time and the changes brought about since . The children were all so keen to help raise funds to cr…

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Our next famous visitor
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David Knight came into the class today to talk about his amazing achievements. He races on sand, on rocks and in mud. He showed us where in the world he has raced and shared that his favourite place to race has been Iceland. David signed our topic books, showed us some of his special trophies and g…

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Our first famous visitor
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Our first famous visitor Conor Cummins visited R2 as part of their Famous People topic on Wednesday morning, March 7th. He told us that he rides at over 200mph and started with his first bike when he was just 4 years old. Conor reminded the children that it is always good to keep trying and learnin…

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World Book Day March 1st 2018
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We had a great day, celebrating reading for World Book Day 2018. Children came to school dressed as favourite book characters. We had all sorts, from Goldilocks to Harry Potter. Classes R2 and 3H enjoyed an extended "Reading Buddies" time, along with some parents who were able to join us. Some pare…

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Sheep Visit Ballaugh School
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Teeswater sheep came to Ballaugh School today to help us with our topic learning. The fleece from these sheep gives us soft wool for our clothing. However, the wool from the mountain sheep isn’t used for clothing, it is sold for wool carpets as it is too itchy. Oshin’s topic question was about shea…

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Christingle 2017 @ St Mary's de Ballaugh
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Once every two years we hold a Christingle service in the local church and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came to our community service in St Mary's. Thank you ever so much to Mrs Bishop, who played the organ, and Rev Skidmore, who opened our service with a prayer. A…

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Learning Maths
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We have had a busy week moving our learning in maths forward this week. In year 1 we have been looking at speedy counting in 5’s to support our mental maths skills. We drew around our hands and practised displaying the number on the light box. The year 2 children started looking at finding the quar…

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The Great Ballaugh Bake Off
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This week, families sent in their fruit and vegeatbles in order for the children to create their own interpretation of an Archimboldo face as part of our Great Ballaugh Bake Off topic. The star bakers this week were Autumn, Rebecca and Jack for using their learning to support the understanding of o…

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