Home Learning

On Monday 23rd March we started a new chapter at Bowker Vale, with most of our children learning from home.

We are only open for those children of key workers who have no choice but to use our school as childcare because their work is crucial to the COVID 19 response. We have been really lucky at BV with families who have respected this offer and realise if they can keep their children at home then this is the best and safest thing to do.

Our Home Learning Plan

Here is our Home Learning agreement to give families an idea of what school will be providing during the closure period, which begins from Monday 23rd March for an unknown period of time. All ‘Home Learning’ packs and resources will be provided through our School Blog on each class page. If families need paper copies of the home learning timetable, please just ring school to request these.

We have suggested a timetable for each day so that families will have a guide for how to structure the day. The guide will also suggest time spent on getting active and supporting children’s well-being.

Provide a weekly timetable and some suggested resources on our blog Check the learning on the blog that is available at least each week and encourage your children to complete. Ask for a printed timetable if needed.  
Communicate by the blog with children every week – to check-in and see how they are getting on.   Ensure that your child engages in home learning every day.  
Be available via email at admin@bowkervale.manchester.sch.uk or through the blog messages. Send you regular updates about re-opening.   Encourage your child to follow the recommended guidelines on the timetable, PLUS regular reading.  
Provide a welfare call for any families that may need additional support.   Monitor your child whilst online.  Make sure that they don’t spend too much time online or on devices.  

Thank you to you all for your understanding. We hope that, with everyone following the government guidelines, we will be able to re-open school as soon as possible.

Look after yourselves,

Mrs Jacques x



Good morning year 3. We have another fabulous day of learning in store for you all.

After your morning yoga session it’s time for a maths challenge.

Next why not try and make some fun origami animals. All that you need is some paper and your hands. Have a go and send us some photos of your finished masterpieces.


Next you have a spooky spelling interactive game. Simply click on the link below and have a go at spelling some of the year 3/4 words. Look at the word carefully because you will then be asked to have a go and spell it yourself.


After spelling it’s time to PARTY! Turn on your favourite music and have a good dance around your house. Ask your family to join in too and enjoy yourself.

Next it’s time to write and perform your own poem and create your own board game. You could create a fun board game like snakes and ladders or a maths themed game where you have to answer maths questions if you land on a certain square. Remember to use your imagination.

Have a lovely day and keep in touch. Remember our email is year3@bowkervale.manchester.sch.uk.

Mrs Kershaw and Miss Smith

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PE sessions at home

We hope you are all enjoying PE sessions with Joe Wicks. They have been lots of fun.

Manchester City has launched a play and learn at home resource where you can watch videos demonstrating different skills. You could then practise these skills.

Follow the link below.


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Year 2 Fun time Thursday!

You are doing a great job with your home learning Year 2! Miss Clark and I have received some great work through our Year 2 email, keep sending through your fantastic home learning. Year2@bowkervale.manchester.sch.uk

Today one of your tasks is to create an animal fact file. You may already know lots of interesting facts, but if not here is a link to help you …. https://kids.kiddle.co/Animal Remember to plan your writing first, you can do this through key words or pictures. When you are writing your fact file try to use all your Year 2 grammar and punctuation targets. These links will remind you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjvfcS3K7zM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeognSU6wfU

In the afternoon, you have been asked to make a paper plane. Did you know the world record for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft is 69.14 meters ? Can you try and be a world record breaker? This link might help you to do just that! https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/26050831

I hope you have a fabulous Thursday and don’t forget to share your learning through the year 2 email.

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Times Table Rockstars

Quick update. 4MA/S are currently in the lead with 2884 points, with 4M currently on 589. The battle ends on Sunday. Can you help your class to win?

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Good afternoon Year 4 I hope you’ve all had an excellent day. We have received this picture from Julian who wants to say hello to everyone and show off how hard he his working at home. Keep up the hard work Julian!

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well and staying safe.
Stay inside and be kind to the people around you, by leaving 3 happy notes for someone in your house.

Don’t forget to show your messages in the comments section

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Year 1 Home Learning

Here are a few more pictures of your fab home learning.

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When a butterfly landed on my finger!

Here is the photograph from yesterday of when one of the butterflies landed on my finger! I was putting some nectar in their home for them to drink. It felt very soft and a little bit tickley!

The second photograph is another one of our butterflies! Can you see it’s anennae? Legs? Wings? Can you tell your grown up where those things are?


Can you find any of these around your home ?

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Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Answers

Good afternoon year six. Here are the answers to the questions in your ‘Fractions, Decimals and Percentages’ booklet.

How well did you do? Can you tell me the answer in the form of a fraction?