A Sacramental Week-End

A Sacramental Week-End

Congratulations to our First Holy Communion children in Birkacre Class.

This week end the children received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. The children all behaved well, with reverence and devotion. They were a credit to our school and to their…

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May is the month of Mary

May is the month of Mary

Congratulations to Our First Holy Communion children who took part in the crowning of Our Lady at mass on Sunday morning. The children all behaved with reverence, and presented their flowers in a prayerful manner. They were all a credit to their families and we were all…

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Reasonable Birkacre!!!!!

Reasonable Birkacre!!!!!

Over the last few weeks Birkacre have been learning about the Amazon rainforest, the animals and tribes that live there as well as the dangers facing the forest and its inhabitants.

As a result of this work the children have been using the language of persuasion to…

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Good Vibrations!

Good Vibrations!

This week in Birkacre we have started our new Science topic on Sound.

Thursday afternoon found us making, listening to and observing vibrations. We now know that all sound is made by producing vibrations which are carried through the air on sound waves.

We set up some…

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Birkacre Orthodontists!

Birkacre Orthodontists!

This week Birkacre have been teeth chattering! We have been looking at our teeth and discovering the different shapes they are as well as the different jobs they do.

So we decided to have a good look at own and each others teeth with the help of mirrors. Mrs Murphy…

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Roger Dean Artwork Inspires Birkacre

Roger Dean Artwork Inspires Birkacre

 

As part of the topic monsters and aliens Birkacre class have been looking at the artwork of Roger Dean.

So far Birkacre have copied their favourite piece by roger Dean, then they have begun to create their own alien world.

Next they will produce a…

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Birkacre go Roman!!!

Birkacre go Roman!!!

 

On the Friday before half term Birkacre visited the Roman Museum in Ribchester.

We had a very interesting day, we got to dress up as Roman soldiers, hold artefacts and see a real Roman Granary.

The curator was called Patrick. We told Patrick what we had learned…

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Bright Sparks in Birkacre

Bright Sparks in Birkacre

 

We’ve been lighting up our classroom this week! We have been using our knowledge of conductors to design switches from objects around our classroom such as paper clips and butterfly clips. We also used card, tape and blue tac to help us to create a switch.

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Busy Birkacre!

Busy Birkacre!

 

What a busy week we have had this week. We have done fractions with cake – always a winner! They should all be able to cut up any birthday cake or pizza equally now and name the fraction.

We have also been finding and naming co-ordinates on the netbooks and playing…

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Sparks Fly in Birkacre

Sparks Fly in Birkacre

 

Great fun was had in Birkacre this week when we explored the topic of Electricity.

We investigated static electricity, it made the hairs on our heads stand on end!!!!

We also investigated how to make circuits and what was needed to complete a circuit.

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IPad Fun in Birkacre!

IPad Fun in Birkacre!

This week in Birkacre class we have been learning about the Rotten Romans. Our challenge question was why on earth did the Romans want to come to dull, dismal, rainy England? What did we have that they wanted?

QR codes were created and left around the classroom. The…

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Fund Raising Mayhem!!!

Fund Raising Mayhem!!!

Three of our Year 5 pupils visited St Catherine’s Hospice today after their fund raising bonanza. Elizabeth, Annie and Caitlin organised a Christmas jumper day and cake sale to raise money for the Hospice along with the School Council.

Thanks to the parent’s generosity…

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