Monthly Archives: May 2019
Today we had a visit from Penny, an educational archaeologist, from Salford University. She came to teach us about Roman Gods and also brought along some replica Roman artefacts. The children really enjoyed the session and Penny was pleased with what the children already knew about The Romans.
Mrs Ogden from the Allotment came to visit Reception to see their planting and give some advice. She was very impressed and told us about her allotment and what they grow. Reception children had chance to ask lots of questions.
On Tuesday as part of their Growing and Changing topic Reception class had a visit from Zoolab. Reception have been busy Mini beast hunting in their own forest area, but were amazed at how much bigger these creatures were. They got to find out and handle a giant snail, cockroach, tarantula spider, millipede and a … Continue reading
Lots of practical maths this half-term as Year 2 get to grips with time, weight and capacity.
Year 2 have been learning about what life was like in WW2. They have found out about Air raids, including Manchester’s own ‘Christmas Blitz’. The children looked at different types of air raid shelters and even discovered that there was an air raid shelter discovered when our school was built! We had a visit from … Continue reading
Today we continued to learn about the life of a Roman slave training to be a famous Roman Gladiator. We also learned some technical vocabulary e.g fish crested helmet, leg greave, trident, circular bronze shield and dagger. We worked in groups to role play the different roles on the journey to becoming a Gladiator which … Continue reading
We continued with our unit of work in RE on Friday ‘What do we know about Jesus? ‘ and we chose our favourite image of Jesus to paint. We thought about what the picture we each chose told us about his characteristics and shared our end products and thoughts with the rest of the class.
This week our focus has been on Hobbies. First each class completed an A-Z of hobbies and these were collected and collated into a chart for everyone to see the variety. Then we ran a hobby station at lunchtime for children to note what hobbies they already do, fill out a questionnaire and to identify … Continue reading
Last week ( 29.4.19)we relaunched The Daily Mile initiative at Beal Vale and looked again at the 10 core principles. This linked with our ‘Moving Me’ termly Health Champions message and our pledge to do 30 active minutes in the school day. We have also used it an an opportunity to link with our personal … Continue reading
We have started our new history topic about the Romans and we have started to learn about mosaics. First we used cubes to create our own mosaic and then designed a piece of mosaic pottery.
Today we have continued our work on instructions in English and made links with our history topic, The Romans. we followed a set of instructions to build an edible Roman road.
On Thursday 2nd May 2019, Year 4 visited Tropical World in Leeds as part of our topic on rainforests. On arrival, we were met by two forest rangers who took us deep into a temperate deciduous forest. The children learnt that this type of forest has trees that mostly lose their leaves in the autumn … Continue reading
In RE we have been learning about Jesus and what he looked like. We have identified Jesus as an historical figure and used a selection of images to describe him. We learned that there is very little known historically about what Jesus looked like and there are no written representations of him. It was interesting … Continue reading
This week we have learned what the word ‘opaque’ means and identified objects which are opaque and create a good shadow. We have also created our own silhouettes.