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Author Archives: BealVale

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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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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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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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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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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A Trip to Blue Planet Aquarium

Today Year 5 have been to the Blue Planet Aquarium as part of their ‘River and Under the Sea’ topic.  The children had a brilliant day and learnt lots of new information about fish and other sea creatures.  Here’s a few pictures of the day, more will be posted tomorrow.

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PSHE Through Music

Today Year 5 have been listening to the song ‘This Is Me’ from the film The Greatest Showman.  The children listened to the song once and then came up with their own ideas of what the message/meaning is.  We then looked more closely at the lyrics and discussed them in more detail.  The children took … Continue reading »

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Peer Assessing

Our book this half term is Puzzle Island by Paul Adshead and we are loving it so far.  We have written letters to the character of Ambrose and today the children had a go at assessing each other’s work.  They worked in pairs and assessed the letters using a set of criteria.  They tried hard … Continue reading »

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St George’s Day Wildcard

Today Year 5 were finding out all about St. George and why we celebrate St. George’s Day.  The children took part in a Wildcard activity, they worked in groups to research St. George and create a poster to show what they discovered.  The children collaborated really well and found lots of interesting information.

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Black Out Poetry

As part of our work on the book King Kong, the children has created their own ‘black out poems’.  Using a page from the book, they chose words in the text to make up their poems and then used colour, patterns or pictures to ‘black out’ the rest of the text on the page.  The … Continue reading »

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After School Art Club

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 »

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Viking Shields

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 »

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International Day of Happiness

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.

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Local History Assembly

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 »

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Visiting St. James’ Church

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 »

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A Visit to One of Shaw’s Historic Buildings

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.

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Our World Book Day Display

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.

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World Book Day At Beal Vale 2018

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 »

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RE Artwork

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 »

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World Book Day

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 »

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Computer Art

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.

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Practical Measuring

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.

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Our Highwayman Pictures

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 »

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Fun in the Snow

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.

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