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Charlotte’s Web

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mrs Freeman

The children in school have been enjoying listening to a story called Charlotte’s Web.

Charlotte’s Web is a children’s novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams and it was published on October 15, 1952. The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.

One of the all-time great classics of children’s literature. This gentle story has inspired readers for generations. Readers discover how we should make and keep friends and how we should treat each other.

Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger.

His heroine is a hairy spider who sucks the blood out of flies, aided by a rat, and they’re working to save Wilbur from the reality of every working barn.  Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that. Charlotte’s Web is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and some animal magic.

This week, the children have made their own versions of Charlotte. The concentration in the room was quite something!

Well done, Years 3 and 4!



Rafts, maps and other piratey fun!

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Captain One Eye has been particularly impressed with your efforts today. Check out what some of your fellow captives had created! Thanks to everyone that’s sending photos in – it’s great to be able to share all your hard work. Anyone else that would like to share, please email me at [email protected]

There’s a video of Princess Leia’s raft launch here!

Young shipwrights ahoy!

Posted on Wednesday 01 July 2020 by Mr Owen

One of your fellow captives aboard my pirate vessel has proven himself to be a decent shipwright, makin this wonderful ship.

Some of ye arrrr seeming to be quite handy. Nobody has had to walk the plank so farrr. I might have to consider some new additions to me crew!

Landlubbers aho!

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Some of ye landlubbers be working hard. So hard in fact, that they don’t need to walk the plank after arrll.

Have a look at this’n! It be at least adequate.

(Awesome job, Evie!)

New date for Zoom catch-up: Tuesday at 10am

Posted on Sunday 28 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone,

Sorry for another change in date for the meeting. It’s going to be at 10am on Tuesday now.

NEW: If you attended the previous meeting, you can also join this one. Just email to let me know.

[email protected]


Mr W



Hobby Half Day

Posted on Friday 26 June 2020 by Mrs Freeman

In school, the children get an afternoon a term where they take part in different hobbies. As this can’t happen this term, we decided to have an activity themed morning painting pottery. After choosing their preferred money pot, the group set to work painting. We each chose song to listen to whilst working!

Well done, everyone!     Well done | Dunbar Primary School P1's Class Blog


Zoom Meeting!

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 4s!

I really enjoyed talking to everyone at the ‘meeting’ today! It was great to see you all.

If you didn’t attend today’s session, please join me at the next one. However, I’ve changed the date as the planned Thursday session did not have many takers.

The new date will be Monday 29th June at 10am.  

Please email me to let me know if you’d like to attend.


Mr W


Zoom Calls!

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Y4 Parents / Carers!

I would love it if your home learners could join me for a Zoom call this week. We’ll talk about lockdown, home learning and  compare lockdown hairstyles!

There will be two sessions:

Wednesday 24th June @ 10am

Thursday 25th June @ 10am

Email me at [email protected] to let me know which one you would like to join and let me know the name that will appear in the Zoom call – I won’t allow anyone into the meeting if I’m not expecting them. Ideally, the name would be the child’s first and last name, but it can be your name. (And please make sure the name is appropriate.)

I’ll limit numbers to the meetings to about 12 children so that we all get a chance to talk. The sessions will last approximately 30 minutes.  I’ll ask a couple of questions which will include questions related to home learning:

  • What home learning have you felt most proud of?
  • What learning have you made most progress with at home?
  • What sort of learning routine are you in?

It would be great if your child has thought about these so they’re able to answer a question like that.

Hope to see you there!

Mr W


Take a seat

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Mrs Freeman

In school, the children have been designing and constructing chairs. We looked at many different examples and enjoyed sketching some.

Doing design and technology, whilst social distancing, is tricky! However, the children were mature and followed the rules well.

The finished products!


Super photography!

Posted on Friday 05 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hi Year 4s

Have a look at the amazing photos Harman has taken. Do you recognise where they were taken? That’s it, Roundhay Park!