Making Mother’s Day Heart Cookies


Growing our own Cress

We had a delicious picnic eating our egg & cress sandwiches using the cress we grew.

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4M in the forest with Buddy

This week the children had a go at making picture frames out of twigs and wool.  We also had a very special treat – Buddy Bowker joined us in the forest!  Buddy was keen to show off his good sitting and calm walking, whilst the children were incredibly sensible with our fantastic award winning team member.

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4M keep Heaton Park tidy

4M rolled their sleeves up, grabbed the bin bags and spent an afternoon picking litter from Heaton Park.  From the main gates, past the war memorial and onto the surrounding fields, 4M ensured that we are well on the way to making Manchester the country’s first ‘Tidy City’.  Well done everyone!


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Blackley Forest Litter Pick

5B spent a lovely hour picking litter in Blackley Forest. We were thrilled and proud to get a, “You’re doing a great job!” from a passing runner. We added to 5H’s immense bin bag stack, very pleased with our efforts.


Easter Raffle

Who wants to try and win the Easter Bunny? Tickets on sale now for £1. All proceeds to school fund

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4M keep the stream clean

We are lucky to have such fabulous outdoor space at our school.  We are even luckier that we have such fabulous children to maintain it and keep it clean.  The children spent an enjoyable morning litter picking along the stream which runs through ‘Narnia’ (our outdoor forest school space).  Not only were the children doing a fantastic job for the environment and local wildlife, they also ensured a cleaner surrounding for other classes who come to the area for their forest school time.


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4M have the world in their hands!

A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all as 4M painted their globes.  The children were superb at making sure they included all the continents and oceans.  Fantastic work!

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Year 4/5 football tournament

The Year 4/5 football team played in the semi-finals of a football tournament at the Manchester Football and Tennis Centre this week.  Although the boys gave their very best against a pool of very good teams, this would be end of the competition for the super Vale.  However, the players were smiling and enjoying themselves right to the very end.  The team did incredibly well to get this far and I’m very proud of the teamwork and enthusiasm the boys have shown throughout.  The mighty FC Bowkerlona will rise again!  Well done boys!

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Great British Spring Clean on our doorstep!

We spent time attempting to clear litter from the side field near The Beefeater – it was tiring, but worthwhile work!  Sadly, it was just drop in the ocean, yet Year 5 are fully aware of how we can help to keep our country tidy – put litter in the bin as our little bit of litter DOES matter!

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