Birkacre Class Blog


Athletic Birkacre

Athletic Birkacre

 

This week Birkacre were visited by the Schools Sports Partnership. They took part in an inter schools athletics competition.

They were placed into teams and went through a variety of activities involving how far they could chest push a ball, how fast they could run,…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 November 2017

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Into the Woods…..

Into the Woods…..

On Tuesday the 10th October, we donned wellies and visibility jackets to set off on our intrepid adventure up to Healey Nab.

This was all part of our topic ‘Into the Woods’ we wanted to identify trees from bark and leaves but also see the woods which we had looked at from…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 17 October 2017

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Into the Woods…..

Into the Woods…..

 

Over the past couple of weeks Birkacre class have been drawing trees, creating effects of knots and bark with pencil and then from this creating watercolours of trees.

After this, we looked at the work of Veronika Pock and created our own ‘trees of wishes’ based on…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 26 September 2017

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Into the Woods….

Into the Woods….

 

Last week we visited Eden and looked carefully at the variety of trees there. We then decided to put our artistic skills to the test and draw from observation some of the trees there.  Particular attention was paid to the shapes of the trees as well as trying to create the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 20 September 2017

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Bug Hunting in Birkacre

Bug Hunting in Birkacre

 

We got our science topic off to a cracking start this week. We are learning about animals and their environment. So we set off on a bug hunt to see what animals and plants lived in our local environment. We found all sorts of things as the pictures show.

The…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 September 2017

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A Wonderful Week-End!

A Wonderful Week-End!

 

This week-end the children from Birkacre class made their First Holy Communion and also took part in the Blessed Sacrament Procession.

They were amazing and made all of us feel immensely proud of them.

They behaved with devotion and were very respectful and…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 June 2017

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Budding Conservationists!

Budding Conservationists!

 

Birkacre have been working hard to try to persuade Mr Roden to save the rainforest. They have made their own power points on the rainforest followed by designing their own leaflets, which are on display outside Birkacre classroom.

Finally the children have…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 June 2017

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Birkacre Persuades

Birkacre Persuades

Over the past few weeks, Birkacre have been learning how to persuade.

We have looked at features of persuasion in adverts and brochures.

For our Rainforest topic we explored why the rainforests were being destroyed and decided to persuade people to save them. We put our…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 May 2017

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Flowers of the Rarest!

Flowers of the Rarest!

 

The children of Birkacre did their parents and their school proud on Sunday 7th May when we celebrated the crowning of Our Lady in Church.

The girls looked beautiful and the boys were smart and handsome!

All our children behaved so reverently and respectfully.…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 May 2017

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Birkacre Class Mass

Birkacre Class Mass

 

During Lent the junior classes have been celebrating mass in class on a Wednesday morning. This week it was the turn of Birkacre Class. Father Peter arrived and set up from his mass in a box! We were able to ask him questions and he talked to us about the items in his…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 April 2017

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

This week Birkacre Class worked very hard in preparing their assembly.

The children wrote their own script and came up with ideas for the different roles of mums.

They also found a song they liked and learned it in class. As well as that they all produced a power point slide…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 28 March 2017

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Exploring digestion in Birkacre!

Exploring digestion in Birkacre!

Friday afternoon flew by in Birkacre last week when we spent the afternoon on a science investigation.

We were learning how the digestive system worked, so we made our own!

The result of which were platefuls of poo!!!!!!!

We had a very messy time but…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 March 2017

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Celebrations!

Celebrations!

 

We have now finished our Come and See topic on the Eucharist and were lucky enough to be invited to Heapey Class to help them celebrate!

We shared what we had learned, showed off our best work and ended the celebration with juice and biscuits.

 

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 March 2017

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French Fun!

French Fun!

This week we have been learning about Our Families, but with a difference. We have been learning to say the names of our family members in French, then we have made paper families and written about them in French.

Aren’t we clever?!

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 March 2017

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Staying Safe Online!

Staying Safe Online!

Last week Birkacre Class took part in a variety of activities related to internet safety.

We watched videos, talked about how to stay safe and designed a class poster after talking and discussing the right and wrong things to do online.

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 28 February 2017

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Celebrating with Heapey Class

Celebrating with Heapey Class

Birkacre had a lovely time celebrating our end of Come and See topic with Heapey class.

We shared our work, told each other stories about Jesus and shared what we had learnt through our topic.

We sang songs and then had juice and biscuits, it was lovely to…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 February 2017

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Monster Invasion!

Monster Invasion!

This week we have had an invasion of monsters in Birkacre class – but… of the delicious kind!

Budding bakers have put on their culinary hats and produced some monster cakes. All in keeping with our monsters and aliens theme.

Well done Birkacre and thank you.

They…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 February 2017

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Robotics in Birkacre

Robotics in Birkacre

We were very lucky last week to have a visit from Louise Dennis. Louise works at Liverpool University for the Autonomous Systems Department that means she works with robots.

We were very excited to see that she had brought some robots with her for us to program. We had…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 January 2017

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MONSTER MASH!

MONSTER MASH!

 

Fun was had by all in Birkacre last week as the monsters arrived!

To kick start our monsters and aliens topic each child designed their own monster then immortalised it in clay. This week we are going to paint and decorate them, so watch out for the monster display in the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 January 2017

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A Grand Day Out

A Grand Day Out

Leyland trucks pulled out all the stops for Birkacre class on Friday. We had a great morning watching robots at work building trucks.

The staff at Leyland trucks gave up their time to give us a guided tour around the factory floor explaining the different parts of the line…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 December 2016

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Father Peter Calls!

Father Peter Calls!

Father Peter paid a visit to Birkacre class to talk to them about being called. This was part of our topic ‘Called’ in our ‘Come and See’ programme.

We had listened to stories about Samuel and the Apostles as well as learning about Sean Devereux. Birkacre had questions to…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 29 November 2016

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Birkacre’s New TA’s

Birkacre’s New TA’s

Maths No Problem! was in action this week as Birkacre found different ways to subtract calculations.

Ruby and Colin took to the topic like ducks to water and set about helping their classmates.


What an asset they are!So Birkacre has two new Ta’s for…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 November 2016

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Birkacre Codes!

Birkacre Codes!

 

This week Birkacre class began their new unit of work in computing. They are learning to code!

Mr Maloney helps in Birkacre every Monday afternoon and takes them through a step by step process for coding. The children then engage in a number of fun activities on…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 November 2016

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States of Matter in Birkacre

States of Matter in Birkacre

As part of our Science topic we are exploring states of matter.

We have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and how they behave. Birkacre came up with their own definitions and then went outside to behave like solids, liquids and gases. Can you guess…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 October 2016

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Birkacre Investigates

Birkacre Investigates

 

This week as part of our States of Matter topic in Science, we have been investigating if air/ oxygen actually weighs anything.

We weighed a deflated balloon, then weighed it again when we had inflated it.

Guess what we discovered?

Yes, air doesn’t weigh…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 October 2016

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Hobbit Home Mad!

Hobbit Home Mad!

 

Wow! Birkacre have certainly been creative with their Hobbit Homes. This week we have a had a number of delicious cakes – which we are not complaining about! All made in the style of Bilbo’s home.

 

Well done to our children, their mums and grandmas. It’s good to see…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 October 2016

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Birkacre go Hobbit Crazy!

Birkacre go Hobbit Crazy!

Over the past week Birkacre have been very creative. Hobbit houses have been made from cake! Which we have all enjoyed. We have also been making and creating our own magical woodland creatures. These creatures may live in Mirkwood or be friends of the Elves or Hobbits.…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 28 September 2016

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Birkacre Are Back!

Birkacre Are Back!

 

Welcome to our Birkacre Blog. Each week we will keep you updated on the goings on in Birkacre class. Everyone has settled in and getting used to the rules and routines in Birkacre class.

This week we have taken advantage of the lovely weather and have done…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 September 2016

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Tasty Millennium Dome!

Tasty Millennium Dome!

Oliver Palk got creative with his homework task of making a 3D model of a famous London landmark.

 

He created the Millennium Dome in a delicious, light chocolate sponge cake

covered with icing and mint chocolate matchmakers. We all enjoyed helping him appreciate…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 23 June 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 23 May 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 May 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 May 2016

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The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

This week Birkacre have got green fingers! We have been planting herbs such as parsley, dill chives, rosemary and thyme as part of our healthy eating focus.

We hope to use the herbs we have grown in dishes cooked by other classes for our whole school summer picnic lunch.…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 May 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 April 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 March 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 March 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 29 February 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 February 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 2 February 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 January 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 January 2016

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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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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 December 2015

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Party Time in Birkacre

Party Time in Birkacre!

This week Birkacre class have been partied out! They had their Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon but also celebrated the end of their Come and See topic in style.

We also decorated biscuits to look like Christmas puddings! 

 

 

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 December 2015

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Just another Baptism in Birkacre

Just another Baptism in Birkacre

 

Birkacre class celebrated another Baptism when Chantelle was baptised with her friends and family in attendance.

 

The class all came together to support her. They read and prayed reverently for their friend and Father Peter as always made the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 December 2015

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Christingles all the way!!!!

Christingles all the way!!!!

 

Birkacre got into the festive spirit when they made Christingles this week as part of their Come and See topic. We researched the beginnings of the Christingle and the symbolism behind it.

Then we made our own to take home and celebrate with our…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 December 2015

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Wow! Birkacre had an amazing morning on Friday when they met the robots.

Robots!!!!!

 

Wow! Birkacre had an amazing morning on Friday when they met the robots.

Louise Dennis from Liverpool University paid us a visit and brought her robot friends with her.

The children programmed the robots using tablets, they made them move forwards, backwards and turn.…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 November 2015

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Baptism in Birkacre

Baptism in Birkacre

 

On Wednesday we had a lovely afternoon in Birkacre and celebrated a special event. George Craddock and his family decided to have George welcomed in to the family of God and our Church family.

Father Peter came along and performed the Sacrament with some of George’s…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 November 2015

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It’s back to routine for Birkacre class

Birkacre Class

 

It’s back to routine for Birkacre class this week after their half term break. this week we have been writing explanations about how rain falls and investigating the Water Cycle and how it works. We have focused on the processes of evaporation and condensation. We took part…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 November 2015

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Birkacre Work Out

Birkacre Work Out

 

Last week we had a special visitor in school, Jess Taylor. This athlete helped us to do our sponsored event and talked to us about her training and fitness. It was very inspirational as she told us about injuries and how sometimes things just don’t go right but you keep…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2015

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Science and Industry museum in Manchester

A Grand Day Out

 

On Tuesday 6th October Birkacre had a wonderful day out at the Science and Industry museum in Manchester. The visit related to our topic of Around the world in 80 days where we looked at the history of transport and the people who pioneered it.

 

We listened to a talk…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2015

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Birkacre are Gassy!!!!!

Birkacre are Gassy!!!!!

 

This week Birkacre have been learning about solids, liquids and gases. We have sorted materials into liquids and solids, we have played word games and have come up with our own definitions.

 

then we went onto the playground to be solids, liquids and gases to…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 October 2015

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Autumn in Birkacre

Autumn in Birkacre

 

This week Birkacre have taken advantage of the beautiful weather and explored the Garden of Eden. We have been looking at the effects of Autumn on the leaves and trees. Next we are going to identify the leaves and which trees they came from.

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 October 2015

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Visiting Birkacre!

This week the children of Limbrick class spent a morning in Birkacre with Mrs Murphy. We talked about the topics we would be studying next year and the children completed some tasks to help Mrs Murphy and Mrs Stevens get to know them better.

They were all very well behaved and excited, Mrs…

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Birkacre Art!

On Thursday 2nd July Birkacre Class visited Holy Cross High School’s art department. They spent an afternoon working with Miss Ryder and some Year 7 volunteers.

We looked at the work of an artist and replicated that work in our own style. the children worked on techniques such as mark making…

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Outdoor Classroom

On Friday it was empty classroom day. As part of our celebration of learning outdoors and our Africa topic Birkacre ventured down to the Garden of Eden to cook bananas – African style!

Great fun was had by all, smearing bananas in butter and sugar unfortunately the weather did not play fair and…

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Africa in Birkacre Class

This week we have been getting underway with our Africa topic. We have made a jigsaw map of Africa naming all the countries within this continent. We have also made salt dough maps of the continent and painted them.

It has been a busy week with tests too! We have practised for Sports Day and…

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A Wonderful Week-End!

This week-end 20 of members of our Birkacre Class celebrated their Sacrament of First Holy communion and Confirmation. They all looked very smart but most importantly they all behaved with real reverence and devotion. The School Choir also attended and sang beautifully.

The children had a…

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Birkacre Measure Up!

This week Birkacre Class have undertaken a number of written and practical investigations for measuring in cm and mm, weighing in g and kg and measuring in l and ml.  Well done Birkacre for measuring accurately and converting your units of measure.

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Birkacre Builders!

As part of our rainforests topic we visited the Garden of Eden and built dens or shelters using man-made and natural materials. The children worked in teams communicating ideas and helping each other. The following day the children spent some time in their dens before we celebrated the end of our…

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