Monthly Archives: March 2018
This half term some of the children in Year 5 have been attending an after school Art Club with Mrs Holmes. They have been studying the work of the artist Kandinsky and using that to create their own pictures. Mrs Holmes has been very impressed by the work of all the children and they have … Continue reading
As part of our History work on the Vikings, we have been looking at Viking shields. We learnt more about how they were made and the designs on them before creating some designs of our own in our Sketch Books. Once our drafts were finished, we chose our favourite to paint on cardboard. We also … Continue reading
Today we visited our local library in Shaw. Mrs.Gledhill explained how to use the library services,shared a couple of stories with the children and then let them explore the children’s area. They had a great time and we brought back five books on our new class ticket! Some of Year 3 already use the library … Continue reading
Beal Vale was well represented at the recent Health Champions workshop at the Millenium Centre in Oldham earlier in March. The event was attend by Jenna Downing a world champion inline skater where she shared her story with us which highlighted how much perseverance and determination she had. The event finished off with Jenna showing … Continue reading
26th March 2018. Year 1 went on a school trip to Oldham Gallery. They learnt how to use different drawing techniques in their art work. They had a fantastic day and created some wonderful drawings around nature.
Last Tuesday was International Day of Happiness so in Year 5 we spent some time thinking about the things that make us happy. Here are some of the things the children came up with.
Today, as part of our special local history project, Mr Morris gave an assembly to introduce us to Mrs Francis Stott. Mrs Stott is an author who has written books about the history of our local area and she has been helping Mr Morris and Mrs Finnegan find out more about the area around our … Continue reading
This afternoon, Year 5 were lucky enough to be invited to St James’ Church to learn more about the Easter story. The children visited different stations to explore different parts of the story of Holy Week, including the journey into Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsamane. The children really enjoyed their visit … Continue reading
Today we marked International day of happiness by showing acts of kindness, creating a happiness tree and sharing a smile.
Year 5 were invited to visit St. James’ Church this afternoon and took the opportunity to look at one of Shaw’s historic buildings. We are doing lots of work in school at the moment on the history of our local area so this visit fitted in perfectly.
We have made a display of some of the fabulous work the children did on World Book Display outside our classroom so everyone in school can enjoy it.
This week Year 2 held their class assembly. Parents and carers were invited to see the children share their learning about the Victorians and the amazing inventions that were created during the Victorian era. They found out about the first telephones and petrol motor cars. Even the first Easter Eggs, ice-cream as we know it … Continue reading
Year one visited their local church to link with their learning in RE.They had the opportunity to walk around the church and learn about the different objects and why they are used. The children learnt about some of the things that happen over the Easter period.
Today we completed a Building Learning Power (B.L.P) wild card challenge to answer the question ‘Do volcanoes exist on other planets?’ This was also an opportunity for staff to observe their developing B.L.P skills and how these are being applied to different tasks. The children worked in small groups to research the question and made … Continue reading
This week we have continued our study of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. The children have sketched a scene from the original image and used the pointillism technique to complete.
The Beal Vale school football team won both their matches, 3-1 at Crompton House, this week.
The snow last week might have delayed World Book Day but only by a week. Yesterday the children came to school dressed as book characters and took part in lots of different book related activities. Today we held a special ‘Good Work Assembly’ to celebrate the fabulous book work we have done. The whole school … Continue reading
As part of our RE topic this term, we have been looking at Di Vinci’s painting The Last Supper. The children have focused on the expressions of the people in the the picture, thinking about what they were feeling and why. They then designed their own ‘Last Supper’ picture, using characters of their own choice, … Continue reading
Year 1 dressed up for world book day. They enjoyed sharing their favourite books and characters from books. They completed some fantastic work around books and went on a scavenger book hunt to find different characters.
Because of the snow last week, we have done World Book Day today. The children came to school dressed as a book character and we have done activities throughout the day based around books. The children looked fabulous and have produced some lovely work. Take a look at some of the photos from our day. … Continue reading
A little later than planned! Year 2 dressed as their favourite book characters and teachers shared their favourite stories.
Today we celebrated World Book Day. We completed lots of activities such as creating word salads/ clouds, character selfies, character descriptions, designing a book token and we read our books to each other to name just a few activities. The children had a great day celebrating World Book Day. They also gave a donation each … Continue reading
Our Computing topic last half term was ‘Computer Art’. We researched some famous artists and looked at some of the art work they created using shapes, then used different computer programs to make our own versions. We now have a gallery of our work on display in the cloakroom.
Year 6 dressed up as characters from their favourite books
Year 2 visited George Street Chapel to find out about how people in Oldham lived during the Victorian era. We found out about how the washing was done and what it was like at school. We did lots of activities too! We did some calligraphy with pen and ink and made our own peg dolls. … Continue reading
This week’s Maths topic in Year 5 is Measurements so Mrs Seville’s group have been trying to accurately measure the length and weight of different objects around the classroom.
As part of our work on The Highwayman last half term, we created our own silhouette pictures showing parts of the poem. The children used colour mixing techniques to paint the background and then drew the silhouettes on black card. They then cut them out and stuck them on to the background. The children worked … Continue reading
The snow last week caused lots of difficulties around Shaw but it was also great fun. The Juniors in particular didn’t mind braving the cold and had a fabulous time playing out and making snowmen.
As part of our History topic, Year 5 have been looking at the designs of Viking shields. After looking at some of the different designs online, the children sketched some different examples in their Sketch Books. Over the next few weeks they will be choosing their favourite design to paint on card. As we have … Continue reading
Last week Year 5 had a go at being teachers and tried to assess their last piece of Big Writing. They worked in pairs and highlighted evidence in their pieces of work to show where they fitted on the mark sheet. The task led to lots of discussions about what they could have done to … Continue reading