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1st December 15

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What's been going  on lately at Shakespeare?


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For our Science Topic ‘Teeth and Digestion’ we have been very lucky to have Mrs Baldwin come in to school and teach us about teeth! Mrs Baldwin is a local Dental Nurse. She has taught us about the different parts of our teeth and their functions. She has explained to us how to take care of our teeth and how to prevent plaque and gum disease. We would like to thank Mrs Baldwin for coming and speaking to us, it has really helped our understanding! 

Samaritans Purse

Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project, run by the Christian relief and development organisation Samaritan's Purse.

This year the children and their families have shown great generosity and donated 92 boxes.  Once all the boxes are collected they are sent to a warehouse.  Mrs Bond took three children to see for themselves how the boxes are packed up ready for shipping.  

Take a look at them in action.


Children In Need 2015

The children and staff looked fabulous as they dressed as a hero for the day and raised an amazing £436.50.   Well done to everyone!

Take a look at the pictures and look on the classes web pages for more.

Surprise Trip to Blackburn Rovers Football Club

The girls' football team had a lovely surprise when they travelled to a school in Blackburn to play football.  Little did they know that they were heading to Ewood park for a grand tour of the stadium.  The match  against Our Lady of the Perpetual Succour still went ahead and the girls ended a fabulous day with a 7 - 0 victory.  


See the Sport at Shakespeare pages for more photos.

India Trip 2015

On the 2nd October 2015 Mrs Peters, Miss Clarke and Mrs Johnson travelled to Kolkata in India to take part in a teacher exchange with Sushila Birla Girls School. The teachers had an amazing time in Kolkata. They spent a week at the school teaching and observing different lessons. They observed a traditional Indian dance lesson and had a go themselves; they had a go at yoga and karate too! During their visit the ladies were lucky enough to teach a class from each year group ranging from Nursery (aged 3) to Grade 5 (our year 6). Mrs Peters most enjoyed teaching the children about British cuisine and making mash potato and gravy with them! In that lesson they also got to try traditional British scones. Miss Clarke’s favourite lesson was teaching the children about different times in British history. Miss Clarke particularly focused on the Tudors and the Wars. The girls couldn’t believe that
Henry VIII had 6 wives or how their lives ended up! Mrs Johnson loved teaching the Nursery class about weather and making a giant rainbow out of tissue paper with them. The teachers also took with them our RWI mascot Fred! The grade I girls loved learning about Billy the Goat and doing Fred fingers.

In the evenings the ladies were taken out by different teachers to different places of interest. They visited a range of Hindu temples, the Victoria Memorial and even got to see Hindu idols being made in Kumartuli for the festival Durga Puja.

Miss Clarke said ‘It was an absolutely amazing opportunity to travel to India to teach. The way we were welcomed and hosted throughout our stay was incredible, they really thought about every detail of our visit and how to get the most out of it. Sushila Birla Girls School is a fantastic place to learn, I feel very privileged to have spent a week learning from dedicated teachers and inspiring children. I have made some fantastic relationships both professionally and personally. I can’t wait to see where the next part of the project takes us. I must thank Ms Bartlett for allowing myself and the ladies take part in the exchange, it has given me an experience I will never forget!’      



Halloween Bingo

A huge thank you to the Friends of Shakespeare for organising the Halloween Bingo Night.  It was a roaring success and raised a 'monster' £514.


Also a big thank you to Donna Lewis for all her time and work making the vey popular ghost badges.  An amazing £463.50 was raised which will go towards Samaritan's Purse and Children in Need.  Thanks to all of you who purchased a badge, it was money well spent. 

Shakespeare v St Wulstans

On the 22nd October 2015, a great football match was held at Larkholme Primary School featuring Shakespeare against St Wulstans.

What an exciting fist half it was, with Cal and Keanan successfully scoring two great goals each, bringing the score to 4-0 to Shakespeare at the end of the first half. Ethan came on and scored two brilliant goals, followed by Liam and an amazing goal by Max.

It was a brilliant game to watch from the Shakespeare position with some fantastic defence from Charlie, Harry, Liam and Adam. A shout out also has to go to Bobby and Josh too, for some great tackling and passing. Nathaniel, who started the game in goal, made some fantastic saves, keeping Shakespeare ahead in the game. Frankie played in goal throughout the second half and also showed great determination in keeping the goals out. The man of the match was Adam for some excellent defensive skills.


By Adam Hardingham

Football – Flakefleet Vs Shakespeare


On the 16th October 2015, Flakefleet hosted a football match against Shakespeare. The game kicked off at 3.45pm. Shakespeare dominated the first half and scored first with a goal from Keanan to go 1-0 up. Flakefleet then equalised when a fumbled ball from a corner found its way to the back of the net.

In the second half the game was tight with both teams playing extremely well. Following a good corner, Harry scored with a header, making the final score 2-1 to Shakespeare.

Harry was given man of the match because of his great defending and playing a great game alongside his team mates and a very determined Flakefleet team.


By Bobby Roskell

Tag Rugby Tournament


This year’s tournament took place at Fleetwood Rugby Club on 14 October and featured 12 teams. Shakespeare’s first game was against Larkholme, followed by Hambleton. The games ended 7-2 and 8-2 to Shakespeare respectively. The third game saw Shakespeare drawing with Anchorsholme before beating Sacred Heart B 6-3. The final league game saw a comprehensive 6-0 victory for Shakespeare against The Breck B.

In the semi-finals Shakespeare won a close contest against Sacred Hear A, winning 5-4.Unfortunately, despite an excellent display of rugby skills, Shakespeare unable to defeat The Breck A in the final, which finished 6-5.

A victory for the B team came against Carelton Green along with two draws. The first one against St Marys, the second happening in the fourth place play-off against Sacred Heart B.

The player of the tournament was newcomer, Matthew Winterbottom and the tournament’s top scorer was Max Webster with 8 tries. It was a fantastic, all round performance from all of the players who took part with some fantastic rugby on show for all of the spectators.


By Robbie McAlpine

Visit to Carcosonne, France

Mrs Hesk and Mrs Mitchell learnt and practiced lots of French on their course in Carcosonne.  Will, the Shakesprare bear, had a great time too.  They have come back with many ways to support French learning in our school.

Tres bien et merci Mrs Hesk and Mrs Mitchell!

World Poetry Day

'On Thursday the 8th of October Shakespeare school celebrated World Poetry Day. Class R spent time writing and learning their very own poem called 'Light'. It was Class R's first big performance in front of the rest of school. They did exceptionally well- we are very proud of how smart they looked and how well they recited the poem! Just take a look...'


Have a look at a children all enjoying poetry day.


Year 5 making their Word Carpet Poems

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Lancashire, FY7 7LL
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A day in the life of Shakespeare school


Our talented pupils have made their own film of a day in the life of Shakespeare School - take a look at it below:-