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Author Archives: BealVale

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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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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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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War Poetry

As part of our work on World War 1 and Remembrance, we have read the book ‘Poppy Field’ by Michael Morpurgo which is based on the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by John McCrae.  Today we looked more closely at the poem and at the poem Moina Michael wrote in response, ‘We Shall Keep the Faith’.  … Continue reading »

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Our Charcoal Pictures

Here are the charcoal pictures we draw yesterday.  We really enjoyed using the charcoal and created some fabulous artwork linked with our World War 1 and Remembrance work.  The next step is to colour some red poppies and add them to our pictures.

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Charcoal Drawings

As part of our work on Remembrance and WW1 this week, Year 5 have been creating charcoal pictures.  The children watched some videos about using charcoal first, then spent some time experimenting and practising techniques in their Sketch Books.  They then looked at some photographs and war pictures and created their own.  They really enjoyed … Continue reading »

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Online Games

Use the links below to play games online to practise your Maths, English and other curriculum skills.  Comment on this post to say which games you have played and how you did.   https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar  – use the categories at the top to see games for different areas. You can also play Maths games by clicking … Continue reading »

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Making Our Magic Wands 2018

As part of our Harry Potter topic, Year 5 have been designing and making their own magic wands.  The children have thought about what would make their wands unique to them and have used a variety of tools and materials to make their wands.  We haven’t finished them yet but here are some pictures of … Continue reading »

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Our Book Week Display 2018

The work and pictures we did during our Book Week has been put up on display outside our classroom and it looks fabulous. We now have our very own art gallery full of Pop Art Shakespeares.     

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Years 5 and 6’s Mayan Enquiry Week 2018

Last week, Years 5 and 6 took part in a Mayan Enquiry Week. The children worked in mixed groups to complete a variety of tasks. They had to plan their time well to make sure all their tasks got completed and had to collaborate well with the rest of their team. The children had to … Continue reading »

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Remembrance Work 2018

Today, as part of our work on Remembrance, you are going to find out more about WW1. Use the link below to find out as much information as you can then fill in your WW1 fact file sheet. Make sure you explore the site fully to find as much information as you can. https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q

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Year 5 Owlery 2018

As part of our Harry Potter topic, Year 5 have been making owls for our class owlery. The children designed their own individual owls and decorated them with a variety of different materials. They’re now on display in our classroom.

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More Latics Photos

We are nearly at the end of our Latics PE sessions and we’ve had a great time. We’ve had the opportunity to develop our skills in different ball games, and have worked on our collaboration and communication. We want to say a big “Thank you” to Jack for working with us. Latics Photos 2 from … Continue reading »

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Twelfth Night Videos

As part of Book Week, Year 5 turned their comic strip versions of Twelfth Night into videos on the iPads, using an app called Adobe Spark Video. The children had to find pictures to match parts of the story and then they recorded themselves narrating the story. Here are the videos for you to watch. … Continue reading »

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Our Twelfth Night Comic Strip Animations

In Book Week, Year 5 worked collaboratively to decide on the main events in the story of Twelfth Night.  The children then used 2Animate on Purple Mash to turn their comic strips into animations.  Here are the animations for you to watch. Your browser does not support iframes.  

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Astronaut Science Work

Use the links below to research what it is like to be an astronaut and to live in space.  Use a double page in your Science Book to create a poster, telling other people what you have found out.   https://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/Astronauts.html   https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zjbvr82   https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zcxpcwx   https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stem-on-station/dayinthelife    

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Book Week Good Work Assembly 2018

At the end of Book Week, we had a special Good Work Assembly to celebrate all the fabulous work the children had done.  Each class had the chance to tell us about the things they had done over the week and to show some of their work.  It was great to see the range of … Continue reading »

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More Fabulous Year 5 Homework

Year 5 have really embraced our new Homework Menu and have been producing some fabulous pieces of work.  They have been getting active, doing research and interesting pieces of writing, practising Maths skills and getting creative with drawing and model making.  Here are some of the things they have been doing.

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Year 5 Book Week 2018

During Book Week at Beal Vale, Year 5 explored the work of a classic British playwright.  We looked at Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare as well as finding out more about Shakespeare’s life and some of his other plays.  The children enjoyed finding out what happened to Viola and the other characters, even though the … Continue reading »

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Year 5 Class Assembly 2018

Today was our class assembly and our families were invited in to watch.  Our assembly was all about the work we had done during Book Week on William Shakespeare and his play, Twelfth Night.  We read out facts about Shakespeare, showed our Pop Art Shakespeare pictures, explained the plots of some of Shakespeare’s other plays … Continue reading »

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National Fitness Day 2018

As today is National Fitness Day, we have been doing our ’10 minutes at 10′.  Year 5 and 6 joined together in the Hall for 10 minutes of activity and even Mr Richards popped in to join us for the ‘Baby Shark’ dance.

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Year 5 Homework

Year 5 are doing homework differently this year.  Instead of weekly homework sheets, they will be given a ‘menu’ at the start of each half term with a variety of different activities they can choose from.  The children are enjoying carrying out different tasks and have already brought in some lovely work they have completed … Continue reading »

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Our Second PE Session with Latics

Today was our second PE session with Jack from Latics.  Unfortunately the bad weather meant we had to do the session inside but we still had loads of fun.  We worked some more on our communication skills, thinking about the different ways we can communicate during sport.  We ended the lesson with games of handball.  … Continue reading »

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