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Our homework menu has been successful this half term with lots of children completing a variety of tasks. In particular, there has been a number of Stone Age homes, cave paintings and research that have been completed at home and brought into school to share. Well done!
Today we celebrated the Daily Mile along with the rest of Greater Manchester schools that have signed up. The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. It is a social physical activity, with children running … Continue reading
Earlier in the week Mr.Morris had talked about William Booth in assembly. He had shared with the children that Mr. Booth had actually visited Shaw in 1909 in one of the first motor cars! We then extended our learning about William Booth further in class and recorded what we had found out. We made links … Continue reading
This week we used The Curious Garden as our stimulus for the whole week across all subjects. The story is about a young boy called Liam who discovers an unused dull, dreary space in New York City which he sets about transforming into a bright colourful space for everyone to share. This week we have: … Continue reading
Today was the first workshop for our new Health Champions, Jack and Tianna. They thoroughly enjoyed learning more about their role and how to plan and implement sessions linking with the termly health messages. The workshop was also attended by Bruno Lima who went from being inactive to making lifestyle changes and becoming 3000m British … Continue reading
This week to start our topic on the Stone Age we learned about cave paintings and then the children thought about reasons why early humans may have created them. Next the whole class took part in a cave painting carousel and experimented using a variety of media.
After a busy first week back to school the children in Year 3 enjoyed a well earned choosing time.
This week, after learning more about B.L.P and the 17 learning muscles, the children were set to work on the first wild card challenge of the year. First we looked at and explored what art was as a class and the different types of art. Then the children thought about what art was to them … Continue reading
Today the children have been learning more about the B.L.P learning muscles including collaboration, noticing and perseverance skills. They took part in a variety of activities to enable understanding of the terms and how they can be recognised in day to day tasks. Children are encouraged to use these muscles to help them to become … Continue reading
Today we welcomed our new reception children to Mr Morris’ class.
On Friday Mrs Norbury and some of year 3 went to harvest the fruit and vegetables that had been growing in our orchard. They found the courgettes had grown to an incredible size and had many raspberries, potatoes and apples. We have been using the orchard to support our work in Design Technology as we … Continue reading
Today we celebrated our achievements over the year in a V.I.P awards event. The children showed us their best poses and then did their own proud walk down the red carpet where they were met by Mrs.Brown to receive their awards. After the ceremony we enjoyed treats.
In the summer term, some of the children attended an after school art club run by Mrs.Holmes. Over the five weeks they focused on the work of Pablo Picasso and produced a mask using mixed media. Their finished products are amazing !!
Today the children made wraps as part of D.T. They have been learning where food comes from and how to make good choices as part of a healthy lifestyle. They chose their fillings from a selection of healthy food choices and created their own wrap. After washing their hands, Year 3 enjoyed selecting, cutting, slicing, … Continue reading
Today the children completed a Wildcard in groups of 3 to learn about Roman Gods. They used Ipads, books and displays to research and find out about their chosen god. They worked well in their groups and produced some good work.
Today Year 2 and 4 enjoyed their P.E sessions outdoors . Year 2 worked on striking and fielding activities whilst year 4 did athletics with a focus on jumping.
Last week we designed fruit smoothies as part of Design Technology and made links with healthy food choices and P.E. On Friday the children selected the ingredients from the choice provided and then used the blender to mix together. Finally they were able to taste their creations. They tasted delicious!!
This week year 3 and 4 have joined together to complete an enquiry week. The children were given the task of designing the inside and outside of an ark. They had to make sure their design would be waterproof, float and have enough space for all of the animals and supplies. After completing the initial … Continue reading
Today Reception children welcomed the children from Nursery to our class with their teddy bears. We enjoyed a picnic and lots of teddy bear games. The children from Nursery are so excited to come to Mr Morris’s class in September.
As part of our Roman Topic the children have designed and sewn their own Roman Bullas. They are amulets, worn around the neck as a locket to protect against evil spirits and forces. Inside these the children have written their own wishes.
Update 6th July 2018: We’ve reached Barcelona!! We have walked 1,142 miles to reach our destination. Well done to everyone!! This challenge was one of four that Beal Vale Health Champions chose and then the whole school had their vote. Walk to Barcelona was a clear winner. At the end of week two, as a school, … Continue reading
Today we went on our class trip to Dewa Roman Museum in Chester where we met our guide Jenny. We learned how the Romans lived and what life was like in Roman Britannia. We ended our visit with a battle at the ampitheatre but not before we experienced being archaeologists!!
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
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
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
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
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.
Today we have carried on with our instructional work in English. We thought about the most important features of instructions and how they were structured. We then looked at a good example and a set of instructions that needed improving. As a class we discussed how they could be improved. Finally we followed a set … Continue reading
Our new English topic for the next few week focusses upon instructions. The children had a little fun asking Mrs.Brown to copy a design from a card following their instructions and they quickly learned that instructions need to be precise. They then worked in pairs to instruct each other to copy the design as accurately … Continue reading
On Monday we learned about St.George. This is the day on which we remember St George, England’s patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England’s national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. We were able to … Continue reading