Minibeast Non-Fiction Leaflets

160523 Mini Beasts

Following their visit from Mark’s Ark, the children in 1NC have been busy writing their own information leaflets about a range of minibeasts.

Please click the links below to read a selection of leaflets from the class.

Well done to everyone for such beautiful presentation and a really interesting selection of facts – I have certainly learnt a lot of new information about minibeasts.


Geevor Mine Rap

Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Geevor Mine earlier this week.  Class 2GB have used this as their inspiration to write and perform this amazing rap.

I am sure you will be as impressed as I was with their writing and performance skills.  Well done 2GB!

If you enjoyed listening to this, please leave a comment to encourage the class to write and perform even more songs.

Making Rainforest Shelters

160516 Rainforest Shelters 1

Inspired by their visit to the Eden Project and learning about the Kombai Tribe, Year 5 have designed and made their own rainforest shelters.

The designs had to include a water filtration system and the shelters all have their own little touches, such as the double storey shelter from Euganie complete with hammocks to the washing hanging up on James and Riley’s shelter and the bed and table which can be found in Jude and George’s shelter.

As well as some impressive DT skills, the class worked well with their partners to design and produce these shelters.  Well done to you all!

160516 Rainforest Shelters 2

Calling all ex-pupils!

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We are hoping to put together a display based around as many of our ex-pupils as we can track down and find out how their lives have changed in the years since they came to Mount Charles School (both our existing school and the ‘old school’).

We envisage this display including ex-pupils who have moved to different parts of the country (or the world) and those who still live in the local area. We are interested in:

  • the wide variety of jobs held by ex-pupils
  • the hobbies and interests that people have (many of which may have begun during their time in the school).
  • stories and memories from your time at the school
  • hearing from a range of generations of Mount Charles School families.

Our aim is that this “Aspirations Project” will develop into a display in the school to inspire our current pupils and let them know about the many opportunities available to them when they leave school.

How do I take part?

If you are an ex-pupil we would love to hear your story. Let us know where you are now and how your life developed after you left Mount Charles:

  • Where did your studies take you?
  • What career do you now have?
  • Do you have hobbies and interests that started because of your time in Mount Charles?
  • Do you have particularly fond memories/stories of your time at Mount Charles School?

If so, we would love to hear from you – you can either leave a comment on this post, drop information into the school office or send us an email to the address we have set up for this project:

It would be wonderful if you were able to provide us with photographs we can use – maybe you have a picture taken when you were at the school and a photograph of you now!

If you aren’t an ex-pupil, maybe you know someone who was – it could be a member of your family or a friend. If so, we would be extremely grateful if you could pass a link of this page onto them.

Thank you for your support of this project.  We look forward to updating you on our progress over the coming months.

Rainforest Animations

Year 5 have been researching information on the rainforests and putting together a series of animations based on their pictures.  I hope you enjoy this video from Sofia and Jamie

Sofia and Jamie worked really well together to include their research facts alongside their own animation as well as those by fellow clasmates: James, Riley, Adrian, Ross, Stanley, Poppy and Kyla.

Great work – well done!

Meet the Kombai Tribe

160510 Kobi Tribe Booklets

Following their visit toThe Eden Project, Year 5 pupils put together beautifully presented information packs about one of the tribes they learnt about on their trip.

Above you can see the presentation of Ruby, Sofia and Caitlin’s (5RN) projects.  Below is the content of Caitlin’s information sheets.

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160510 Caitlin - Kobi Tribe 2

160510 Caitlin - Kobi Tribe 3

Some fascinating facts, and so well presented.  Well done!

Numicon Maths

Tiffiny (RGB) has been using Numicon to explore number and worked on her own to investigate doubles and other number facts.  She really showed great skill to work through these sums:

160504 Tiffiny Numicon Maths

Well done Tiffiny!