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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Jurassic Park Adverts 2

Here are the rest of the adverts the groups created.

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Jurassic Park Adverts

One of the tasks during last week’s enquiry week was to make an advert for Jurassic Park. Take a look at some of the adverts the children created.

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Our Jurassic Park Enquiry Week

Last week, Years 5 and 6 spent the week in Jurassic Park!  The children worked in groups to create a new dinosaur park, completing a number of different activities along the way, including: designing and making enclosures with security systems;  creating new dinosaurs; writing leaflets and guidebooks; making TV adverts and working out costs and … Continue reading »

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Year 5 Try Archery

In PE last week, Year 5 had the opportunity to try archery. The children worked hard to develop new skills and had a great time competing against their friends.

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Anglo-Saxon invasion.

In Year 4, the children have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons. When looking at place names they discovered that an Anglo-Saxon called Ethelfrith invaded our local area, claiming it for his own and renamed many of the villages and towns. You can identify an Anglo-Saxon place name by its ending: borough/bury, ton, ham, ley, wich … Continue reading »

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Geography Wild Card

On Wednesday the children took part in a Geography Wild Card. Mrs Khanum organised the children into groups and introduced their task. This was  an opportunity for the children to use and apply their Building Learning Power skills. A number of skills were being used such as collaboration, capitalising, noticing, absorbing and planning. Their task … Continue reading »

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Jurassic Park Enquiry Week

Years 5 and 6 are taking part in an Enquiry Week this week and it is all based around Jurassic Park. The children are working in mixed groups on a variety of tasks, including: designing a dinosaur, creating attractions, making security systems and recording tv adverts. They have all made a great start to the … Continue reading »

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Year 5’s Royal Wedding Celebrations

Yesterday at Beal Vale, we were all celebrating today’s Royal Wedding.  In Year 5, the children worked in groups to complete a number of Royal wedding activities including designing a dress for Meghan, researching and writing a non-chronological report, creating a Royal Family family tree and a variety of problem solving tasks.  As well as … Continue reading »

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Royal Wedding Celebrations

Beal Vale has been celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding today in lots of fun ways.  The children came to school dressed in their red, white and blue outfits and started the day with a special assembly, where they found out all about the wedding and the Royal Family.  Each class then did lots of wedding … Continue reading »

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Science – Designing Different Items

As part of our Science topic on Materials, Year 5 worked in groups to create new objects and choose the materials they should be made from, based on what they have learnt about their properties.  The children came up with some great ideas and showed a good understanding of why certain materials are suited to … Continue reading »

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Royal Wedding 2018

Today we celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a red,white and blue non uniform day. We started the day off with a whole school assembly where we looked at the plans for their wedding tomorrow and explored the immediate family tree. Back in class we did a variety of activities. We watched … Continue reading »

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Cake Decorating

As part of our Royal Wedding celebrations today, Years 5 and 6 each decorated their own cupcake with red, white and blue icing and other toppings.  The children had a great time and enjoyed eating their cakes afterwards.  

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A Right Royal Carry On!

Today, Year 4 have been celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The children came to school dressed in red, white and blue. They have solved a cryptic royal story, designed wedding invitations, participated in a royal quiz and created their own crowns and tiaras. Everyone enjoyed their day!

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Wedding Fever!

Pupils have had a great time celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Lots of creative activities and topped off with a special piece of wedding cake.

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Year 1’s Royal wedding celebrations.

Year 1 enjoyed celebrating the Royal Wedding. They made some Royal Wedding buscuits, designed a wedding dress, made crowns, flags and bunting to hang up in the outdoor area. The children also had to solve the Royal Wedding phonics mystery. In the afternoon the children had cake and some juice.

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Thinking about summer…

Year 1 had a wonderful afternoon exporing changes within the different seasons. They discussed what they think about when talking about summer and what things you often see in the environment in summer. The children created some wonderful art work linked to this.

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Zoolab

On Friday we had a visitor called Matthew from Zoolab. He brought some amazing creatures some of which we were able to handle.  The children were fascinated by the animals and the facts that they learned. The session made links with our Science that we have covered in Year 3 in particular ‘Animals including Humans’ which … Continue reading »

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Year 5 Become Teachers

Year 5 have some assessments to do next week so in preparation the children worked in pairs today to ‘mark’ some test questions that Miss Hegarty had got wrong.  They had to find the mistakes and then work out the correct answer.  The children had a great time and took part in some brilliant mathematical … Continue reading »

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Testing Materials

In Science this week, Year 5 have been looking at the properties of materials. The children had to make predictions about which objects on their table were magnetic and they then tested the objects to see if their predictions were correct.  Each group then had to explain their findings to the rest of the class … Continue reading »

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Year 4 – Litter Pickers Unite!

Many of the pupils in Year 4 spent their choosing time picking up litter from around the school grounds. They collected six bin bags full!  

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Billy Bob Buttons Visits Year 3

On Wednesday we were very lucky to have a special visitor to our class, the author of the 2014 UK People´s Book Prize Winner and UK bestseller Billy Bob Buttons. The children learned about the importance of knowing your character and how to bring a character to life. Edward, whose pen name is Billy Bob Buttons, … Continue reading »

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The Science of Sound

In Science, Year 4 have been learning about how sounds are made. They have created their own educational programme for children to explain the link between the loudness of the sound and the size of the vibrations. Video 2018-05-09 14.37.40 from Beal Vale on Vimeo. Video 2018-05-09 14.25.58 from Beal Vale on Vimeo. Video 2018-05-09 … Continue reading »

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Fencing after school club

Year 4 have recently started a fencing club after school with Miss Simons. They are really enjoying it!

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Crazy Golf

In their PE lesson today, Year 5 have been designing their own crazy golf course.  The children had to think about the type of obstacles they could create with the resources available and worked in groups build the hole they had designed.  They also had to decide how many par their hole was.  When all … Continue reading »

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Amazing Science

On Friday 4th May, Adrian the scientist came back to Beal Vale and wowed Reception and KS1 pupils with amazing experiments!

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Electricity Science Show

On Friday, Adrian came into school to do science shows for KS1 and KS2. The KS2 show was all about electricity and the children had a great time watching and taking part in different experiments, and learning new things.

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Our Blue Planet Trip Photos

Our trip to Blue Planet Aquarium was great, we had lots of fun and learnt loads about the different creatures that live in water.  Take a look at some of the pictures from our day. Blue Planet 2018 from Beal Vale on Vimeo.  

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King Kong Display

Mrs Seville has put our ‘Black Out’ poems on display in the classroom and they look great.  Take a look how much they brighten up the classroom.  

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How to Become a Roman Gladiator

Our English topic this half term is learning about the Romans and in particular learning how to become a Gladiator. Today we used drama/ role play to further explore what it took to get from slave to Gladiator.  

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Year 1 become artists.

      Year 1 became artists for the day after a visit from a local artist from Oldham Gallery. The children had the opportunity to talk about the local Lyon mill and explore objects from mills in the past. The children spent the second part of the afternoon learning how to sketch using different … Continue reading »

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