Swimming Super Stars! 🏊‍♂️

We had what was probably our best session yet and I am incredibly proud of the progress we are making. Crew G and Crew Mc continue to blow us away! This week, we learned how to dive into the water and we had lots of children move up a group. This shows how far we have come since our first session! This was a really tricky day for choosing our Swimming Super Stars, but in the best possible way:

Kai was amazing, because he showed fantastic resilience to be able to swim on his back. He never gave up (Crew G)! 😀

Amelia for building her confidence up – you continue to go from strength to strength (Crew G)! 😁

Lila for being able to overcome her ‘fear’ of having water in her face. She even managed to jump into the deep end (Crew Mc)! 😃

Abigail M for being such an enthusiastic swimming pupil (Crew Mc)! 😄

My favourite moment of today was all of the children who managed to jump in from the deepest part of the pool. This was quite nerve wracking for some of our pupils, but the absolutely smashed it! Keep it up guys, we love seeing how happy it makes you all! 😆

Crew Mcloughlin Weekly Blog 07.05.21

Maths dress up!

In Crew Mc this week we have been trying our absolute best to Work Hard in order to Get Smart… lets see how…

Maths week

We have loved building our confidence with decimals and being so proud to have completed so many reasoning and problem solving in our books, our explanations are improving day by day. We also have been completing extra arithmetic to consolidate learning to make it stick such as division, timetables and place value ✖➗

Expedition- CS3 Art

In our Expedition we have moved onto our next case study Art, which the children are very happy about! As you can see we have been practising our sketching techniques.

‘No wonder they call him Neil ARM-STRONG’ – Daniels response to his mirrored sketch of Neil’s peculiar arm.


In Crew we also focused on ways we can control our emotions. Using controllers, we gathered strategies on how we can prevent and control ourselves when feeling red. Hopefully children can refer to these and use these controls in school and at home.

Our proud moment🤩

We also had Mrs Fox pop into our lesson today and she was blown away at how hard we were working- she rated us as a 4 for Work Hard. We were all super proud of ourselves 😁😁😁 Keep it up Crew Mc you are amazing!

Crew Gerrard Weekly Review and Maths Week

This week, we have been working really hard on maths. We have loved learning about decimals and the different ways we can represent and read decimals. It hasn’t always been easy, but we are now able to read decimals with thousandths. Our vocabulary is becoming really strong and we are confident explaining.

In Writing, we have been completing a scientific report about the experiment we participated in, during Expedition. This has been something that has really challenged our thinking, which was to be like scientists.

During Expedition, we completed our experiment for the European Space Agency (ESA). They have loved designing their rockets and seeing if their prediction was correct. We thought that the bigger the surface area on a parachute, the slower it would fall. This did not come true and we need to figure out why our prediction was not accurate.

During expedition, we started our 3rd Case Study, which is art. We loved being able to critique the art work in the fantastic book Where Once we Stood. We then even had a go at trying our own version of the images. We have also reflected on the mural that we are creating and have thought about how we can make this better. We have discussed it and then put our ideas into action.

This week has been an odd week, as it has had one day less. We are keen to have an improved one next week. Our HoWL average for the week was 2.8! We really need to ensure that we are working hard all of the time.

Our Learning Legend was Keegan 😁

Our Golden Ticket winner for Handwriting was Emily! ✍

Have a great weekend, Crew Gerrard and remember, next week is a fresh start! 😆

Swimming Super Stars! 🤽‍♂️🏊‍♂️

Today we started off our sessions by discussing why swimming is important and the children came up with all sorts of scenarios. They were really good contributions, which led us into practicing our different types of floating. Star, tucked and pencil! It’s been another difficult choice for our swimming super stars, as some even managed to dive in at the deep end. They are:

Ellie May for really impressing me with her resilience and just how much she loves swimming. She never stops smiling! 😀

Amelia for having a boost of confidence when swimming – you were like a different person this week! 😁

Macey for showing fantastic enthusiasm and being so proud of her dive (even though she managed to splash me!) 😃

Kelby for continuing to challenge herself. You just give it a go and always try your best! 😄

Stay tuned for more swimming super stars next week, as we continue our favourite time of the week! 😆

Tuesday’s Maths Challenge

Maths is everywhere! 

Take a photograph of something maths related around our local community. 

This could be a percentage in a shop sale, a date on a building, a bus timetable or numbers on a traffic sign. 

Who will be the most creative?  Send your photographs to your crew leader on class dojo

NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day at school

Dear Parents and Carers 

Next week is maths week at Carcroft (4th – 7th May).  We will be celebrating maths and to do this we will be doing the following:

  • Each day you will be informed of a challenge you can complete at home and bring into school or send to your crew leader on Class Dojo.
  • Each day there will be a FUN maths challenge on the blog for you to complete as a family at home
  • Friday is NSPCC Maths day so we will be having a ‘maths’ dress up day or Non-Uniform Day with numbers (£1 donation)

Please see the school blog for links to the NSPCC maths day website, ideas for dress up and daily posts next week.

NSPCC website:



Mr Longley 

Here are a few dress up ideas. We can’t wait to see the ideas!

Number's up for Keighley pupils | Keighley News
Fairfield Primary School - Number Day!
NSPCC Number Day 2017 - Lawford Mead Primary School
NSPCC Number Day | The Meadows Primary School
NSPCC Number Day 2019 – South Park Primary Blog