News Blog 18.10.19

We had great fun keeping fit with Freddy Fit this week! All classes had some fitness workshops and gave really positive feedback on the sessions. Scroll down the blog to see photos of classes having fun!

Thank you to our Early Years (Nursery and Reception) families who came in this week for class meetings about how your children have settled into school life at Bowker Vale and what you can do at home to ensure they all reach their full potential. It was great to see so many of you!

For families of children in Years 1-6, you are invited into school next week for Learning Reviews – on Monday it will be Yrs 4-6 and Wednesday Yrs 1-3. Hopefully you all have your appointments and will be able to attend to discuss with your child’s teacher their targets and how you can help at home.

We are helping a food bank charity ‘The Trussell Trust’ this year for Harvest. They support families in need in and around Manchester. If you are able to, please send in a tinned or packet donation by Tuesday next week. Many thanks in advance.

A reminder that school finishes for half term next Thursday 24th October. Staff are having a Professional Development day on Friday and we re-open to the children on Monday 4th November.

Dates for your Diaries…..

Mon 21st October – Parent’s Consultations for Yrs 4, 5, 6  – 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Tues 22nd October – Harvest in school (donations please)

Wed 23rd October – Parent’s Consultations for Yrs 1, 2, 3 – 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Thurs 24th October – School closes for half term

Mon 4th November – School re-opens

11-15 November – Anti-Bullying Week

Fri 22nd November – Anti-Bullying Theatre Show to KS2 (in school)

Wed 27th November – NSPCC am – ‘Stay Safe Speak Out’ assembly for children, then family workshop at 2.15pm

Fri 29th November – non-uniform day – wear white and blue to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Tues 10th December – Winter Fair after school

Fri 13th December – Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Tues 17th December – pm EYFS Nativity Show

Wed 18th December – am EYFS Nativity Show

Thurs 19th December – Christmas Parties

Fri 20th December – 1.30pm school closes for Christmas

Mon 6th January 2020 – School reopens

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Attendance

Attendance this week was 95.8% – very close to our target of 96%.

Very well done to 5B with 100% attendance this week!

There were 105 late arrivals to school this week – this means a delayed start to learning 105 times – please allow plenty of time to reach school by 8.45. Any arrivals after 8.50 mean your child is late to school and the rest of their class will have started their first lesson.

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6P World War 1 Memorial Modelling

6P have been exploring WW1 memorials during topic lessons. They have studied and evaluated the qualities that an effective memorial has, so they can develop ideas to create their own.

Using what they have learned, they have gone on to design what they think would be a fantastic memorial.

After tinkering with clay, salt dough and a dough mixture of flour and water, it was decided that clay would be the most effective material to work with.

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Key Stage 1 Certificates

Well done to the children in Key Stage One who got certificates this morning, for excellent behaviour and lots of great writing. Well done to the VIP’s who enjoyed a lovely lunch together.

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Year 1 science

Year 1 have been exploring the 5 senses. Today we used our sense of smell and touch. It was lots of fun.

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Year 1 Maths

Year 1 have used numicon, bead strings, counters and cubes to explore different ways of making 10.

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Freddy Fit

Year 2 enjoyed our Freddy Fit session this week!

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4M conductors and insulators!

We tested different materials to see if they could conduct electricity. We have some very imaginative scientists in our class. Aamanee found the door hinge on the cupboard could conduct electricity and Mia D discovered the window chain was a very good conductor. Well done scientists!

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4M get Freddy Fit!

This week we had a fun packed half hour with the one and only Freddy Fit. We played some fantastic team building games such as ‘Hoop Hut’ and ‘Bounce Catch’.

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Greek Takeover at Manchester Art Gallery

This week Year 3 visited Manchester Art Gallery and Central Library to learn all about Ancient Greece. We looked at famous pieces of art and learned about the stories that inspired them. We listened to the story of the Trojan War and created our own stopmotion animations inspired by the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses.

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