World of Work Assembly

Key stage two had a real treat this morning when they had a special visit from Colour Sergeant Mc Avoy.  Colour Sergeant Mc Avoy told the children all about his career in the army.  He also showed the children his vast kit.  The children listened enthusiastically and had their many questions answered.

After the assembly, Colour Sergeant Mc Avoy spoke further to year six and they even got to wear some of his kit!




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Buddy Training Squad

Here is a video of Cath’s dog Alfie at one of her training sessions! Alfie is a rescue dog who has now been trained to a really high standard!


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Buddy’s School Jumper

At last we’ve got Buddy’s new school jumper! Who thinks he looks very smart?


A compliment to Year 3

Read this wonderful email I have just received – what a credit to our school you are Year 3! Thank you and well done!


Hello! Yesterday I was on a Manchester bound tram with my daughter. At one of the stops a class of children boarded the tram: we later learned they were a class of 7 year olds from Bowker Vale school on their way to an art gallery. I wanted to let you know how we enjoyed their company for the rest of the journey. What a well behaved, excited, pleasant group of children. A credit to their school and parents
Thank you
Gina and Shelley Murray 


6M and 5B class swap

Last week, 6M wrote descriptions using the DADWAVERS structure, knowing that their audience would be 5B.

The children enjoyed reading each other’s work, and 6M shared their knowledge of editing and improving their work with 5B.



Year 6 WW1 class assembly

On Thursday, both 6M and 6W showed off their knowledge of WW1 by performing in a class assembly for children, teachers and families.

They told the story of how the Great War began, which countries were involved, what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches and how we remember the war today. This was all shown by acting, singing and poetry reading.

We hope everybody enjoyed watching!





Year 6 Sharing Assembly

Year six have all thoroughly enjoyed learning about The Great War in their topic lessons.

This morning, they shared their learning with their families during their class assembly.  The children did a great job.  Well done!

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Buddy’s Training Squad – session 4

Today was the last session with the first group who have been trained. It was really interesting again! Cath (our dog trainer from On Track training school in Rochdale) brought 2 of her own dogs – both rescue dogs – Alfie and Bobby B.

Alfie demonstrated his amazing tracking skills, as using just his sense of smell, he was able to collect different hidden objects on the field.

Cath then showed us an agility course and Alfie was brilliant at following instructions to jump high, long or vertically! This technique is used with police dogs who are trained to help catch criminals trying to escape over walls!

Well done to the first group of trained dog handlers! They will be receiving their certificates next week, after they have completed their written account of the training, and added some comments to this blog!

We have got some great ideas of things we can start to try with Buddy! Cath will be coming in again in 2019 to work with Buddy to make sure he is learning all the right things in order to be the best school dog that he can be!

There will be another chance for a different group of children to work with Cath in the Summer term.




Happy 70th Birthday Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales, Charles, is 70 today. The Royal Family have released this picture for the special day.

Do you know any other facts about Prince Charles? 


Well Done Mrs Ashcroft!

A huge well done and a big thank you to Mrs Ashcroft who recently ran the Manchester half marathon to raise money for our school! As you all know, we have an amazing daily mile track and we are going to make this even better by painting on a Start and Finish line with 100m markers PLUS a new path to the track. Mrs Ashcrofts £517.26 will be used toward this!

Thank you once again! How many ‘well done’ messages to Mrs Ashcroft can this post get?