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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Universal Children’s Day

After our assembly on Universal Children’s Day, Year 5 looked at the different articles contained in the document of children’s rights.  They discussed each article with their partner and then organised them into different groups.  The children thought carefully and collaborated really well together.

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Universal Children’s Day, 20th November

On Tuesday 20th Novemeber, the School Council with Mr Morris and Miss Hegarty led an assembly to recognise this very important day. Did you know that 20th November is the day when, in 1959, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child? We looked at the document and discussed some of … Continue reading »

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Year 4’s Anglo-Saxon class assembly

On Friday 23rd November 2018, Year 4 presented their Anglo-Saxon class assembly to the rest of the school, and to parents, carers and family members. Year 4 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons during the Autumn term and they were really keen to share everything they have discovered. There are lots of interesting historical facts … Continue reading »

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Parents Group talk about the Rights of a Child

Our Reception Class Parents Group held a debate looking at the convention of the rights of the child. It was a lively debate – just like Question Time on the TV! Afterwards they were joined by Mr Morris and the Reception children.

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Anti-Bullying Week – RE Activities in KS2

The message of Anti-Bullying Week this year was “Choose Respect.” Classes across KS2  investigated how religion can help people make the right choices, encourage the importance of  showing respect and how this is central to British Values. Pupils had to work in groups to study passages from many different  religions and decide which of these … Continue reading »

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Anti-Bullying Week – RE Activities in KS2

The message of Anti-Bullying Week this year was “Choose Respect.” Classes across KS2  investigated how religion can help people make the right choices, encourage the importance of  showing respect and how this is central to British Values. Pupils had to work in groups to study passages from many different  religions and decide which of these … Continue reading »

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What Makes a Good Friend?

During Anti-Bullying Week, Year 5 were thinking about what makes a good friend.  The children collaborated to collect ideas then turned these into posters and potion bottles to go on our Harry Potter themed display.  Here are some pictures of the children’s ideas.

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WW1 Remembrance Display

During our Remembrance work we created charcoal pictures and added red poppies to them.  The finished pictures look fantastic and are now up on display for the whole school to see.

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Mayan Enquiry Display 2018

The week before our half term holiday was Mayan Enquiry Week in Years 5 and 6.  We found out lots about the Mayans and worked collaboratively and creatively.  Mrs Seville has made a fabulous display to show some of the work we did during the week.

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Prehistory visit to Murton Park 2018

What a fantastic day we had yesterday in York.  Wolf, our guide for the day, was amazing and presented a very informative and hands on teaching session that started off our day. The children got to experience first hand what day to day living would have been like during the prehistoric ages. They learned to … Continue reading »

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Battle of the Bands

There are two days left of our first Battle of the Bands tournaments so there’s still plenty of time for the scores to change.  The battles are between our school houses – Briar Vs Clough and Dawn Vs Rutland.  For each point the children score when playing any of the games of Times Tables Rockstars, … Continue reading »

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Leaderboards 17/11/18

We haven’t even been using Times Table Rockstars for a week yet and already we have an impressive leaderboard.  When they join the site, the children pick a ‘Rockstar Name’ and as you will see they have chosen some great ones.  Here are the leaderboards so far for speed and for coins earned.  Keep up … Continue reading »

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Beal Vale Signs Up To Times Table Rockstars

This week Beal Vale signed up to the Times Table Rockstars site and the children already love it.  So far we have Years 3, 5 and 6 using it and Year 4 will get their login cards next week.  The site allows the children to practise their times tables in a fun and competitive way.  … Continue reading »

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Poppies in Reception

Reception have been finding out about the history of the Poppy. We have used poppies to help us master our counting skills.

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After School Remembrance Display

Parents and members of the community visited school. They were met by School Councillors, School Historians and Artists. Mr Morris and these children shared our discoveries and work on the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice of World War 1. Visitors were fascinated at the further discoveries we have made about the Local History of … Continue reading »

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Art Installation

As part of our recognition of 100 years since the end of World War 1, we have created our own Art Poppy installation. We have been impressed by art installations at national landmarks, so Beal Vale wanted to have a go! And we sure did. All children created a poppy and then added it to … Continue reading »

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Our Remembrance Assembly

We held an extended remembrance service in school on 9th November. The School Council and a group of School Historians had created a drama presentation, ‘Remembering Voices of the Past’. Pupils took on the roles of our chosen soldier William Dyson and Nursing Sister, Charlotte Lucy Salts Blakelock. They told us of their lives (see … Continue reading »

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Times Tables Rockstars

Each child has been given a login, chosen their Rockstar name and created their unique look. Now the fun begins! Login as much as you can and compete in our Battle of the houses, try to beat your own score or time or just practise your times tables with this new fantastic resource. We are … Continue reading »

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Children in Need 2018

Today we supported Children in Need by wearing non uniform and donating £1. We learned more about the history of Children in Need and about the people that they help and support. We then designed a cupcake which could be made for a charity bake sale.

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Children in Need

To celebrate this years’s Children in Need, and also to mark the end of Antibullying Week, Beal Vale is having a non uniform day.  The children have loved coming to school in their own clothes and donating to such a wonderful cause.

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Anti Bullying Week 2018

This year the theme for Anti Bullying is choose RESPECT. Each day this week we have taken part in an activity and made links with British Values.  We have taken part in a number of activities this week including writing positive comments about our friends, exploring what respect means and how it can be shown, … Continue reading »

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Latics

After our second week working with Jack from Latics we are progressing well. We have been learning about teamwork and how to be a successful team. Today we played a game which needed good communication skills, speed, interception skills and good team spirit.  

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Times Table Rockstars

Beal Vale has started using Times Table Rockstars this week and so far Year 5 are loving it.  They have been eager to play the games, both in school and at home, and have already started to improve their speed and accuracy.  We have also started ‘Rock Battles’ between the four school houses and we’re … Continue reading »

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World War 1 Research

As part of our WW1 work last week, Year 5 used BBC Bitesize to find out more about the war.  The children loved exploring the site and were fascinated by the things they found out.  They made notes as they researched and then made a report about WW1.  Here a few of the finished reports.

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Year 5 Work

Last half term, Year 5 did some work on British Values and on William Booth, who founded the Salvation Army.  Here is some of the work the children produced.

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Sketch Book Work – Charcoal

Before we created our Charcoal Remembrance pictures last week, we experimented with charcoal in our Sketch Books.  First we watched a couple of video clips about how to draw with charcoal and then we tried out some of the tips and techniques we had learnt.  Here is some of the work we did.

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Sketch Book Work – Pop Art Shakespeare

Year 5 have been enjoying using their Sketch Books this year.  During Book Week last half term, we did Pop Art Shakespeare pictures.  We have added these to our Sketch Books and explained what we did.  Take a look at some of the work we have produced.

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Christmas Songs 2018 – Years 3 and 4

Here are your Christmas songs so you can practise them at home.

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Christmas Songs 2018 – Years 5 and 6’s

Here are our Christmas songs for this year so you can practise them at home.

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Adding Poppies to Our Charcoal Pictures

Today we coloured and added red poppies to our charcoal WW1 pictures.  They are a lovely mark of remembrance and we can’t wait to see them up on display.

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