Litter picking in Blackley Forest

Wow! Look how much rubbish the SSC class spotted on their recent litter picking trip through Blackley Forest. It was really disappointing to see that so much rubbish had been left in the forest. The SSC class collected a big bin bag of rubbish and really enjoyed doing their bit to look after their local community even if it didn’t smell too great.

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Buddy Bowker Gets BRONZE!

We are so proud that Buddy has now passed his Kennel Club Good Citizen BRONZE Award! Shelley, our dog trainer came to school to carry out the assessment today. Buddy had to show that he was controlled and calm walking around distractions (these were the SSC class and Shelley’s dog Theo!), he also had to stay while I walked away for 1 minute.

He had to show that he could walk well on a lead, with me and with children from 4M too.

He had to show that he could wait and go through a gate correctly (he did this better with Ali than he did with me!). He had to show he could come to me when called and had to show that he was calm and sensible whilst being examined and groomed.

We then had a few questions to answer about caring correctly for a dog. I’m glad I had some helpers from 4M who were brilliant at answering the questions and also so enthusistic at willing Buddy on to do brilliantly!

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Well Done Buddy Bowker!

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Reception’s day as farmers

On Friday Reception had a very exciting visit form a farm. They learnt lots of fantastic information about sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and alpacas. We all had a go at feeding and touching the animals.


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Gingerbread man baking in Year 1

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Farm at School

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When Buddy Met an Alpaca!

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Engineering fun!

We’ve been incredibly lucky in year 4 this week. Miss Clark and Mrs Moseley came to teach us how to be good engineers. We learned all about the processes which good engineers must go through and then were given our own problem to solve! Our task was to think of a problem which could be solved through re-purposing plastic.


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Lego WeDo!

Yesterday was our first Lego WeDo club. We had a lot of fun making our Dancing Birds. First, we had to build the lego characters and include our motors and cogs. Once we had done this, it was time to put our Computing skills to the test and create an algorithm which would make our birds dance. We all managed to complete this challenge – some of us even managed to add music for our birds to dance to!



4C’s Wonderful Globes

We’ve started our new topic ‘My Manchester’ this week and to help us locate Manchester within our world we have started to make our very own papier mache world globes. Here are some pictures of the beginning of our process – we got very VERY sticky!! We’ll post some pictures of our final products when we have finished.



World Book Day writing

As part of World Book Day 5B took inspiration from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books. The young wizard’s search for an injured unicorn is introduced below. Please click on the comments to this post to read the children’s own continuation…


Hagrid escorted the young wizards deep into the Forbidden Forest searching for clues. Melted into a small hollow, he discovered a pool of rich, silvery unicorn blood shimmering in the night.

Realisation slowly crept over Harry’s face – he must search for the mortally injured beast. An excited, yet curdling chill ran down his spine and Harry set off into the hidden depths.

Ayah’s watercolour painting of the scene.