It's been another busy week. Nursery have been accessing all areas of continuous provision in the classroom with a focus on Autumn as well as having a visit from Mossley Fire Station. Year 6 produced some impressive posters that recounted journeys made by Jesus as detailed in the Four Gospels. Year 6 have been focusing on evolution in science and learning how animals adapt to their environment including participating in an experiment entitled 'Battle of the Beaks'. They also used marshmallows and spaghetti to simulate building structures and how engineering techniques can make structures earthquake proof. In Reception children have been learning about different shapes and making shapes with different materials and resources.
Two of our sports teams competed this week. Our Curling team took part in an event at Greater Academy in Ashton. The whole team played really well and we were given two individual awards, one for standout player and one for self belief and determination. The team had a great time and were brilliant ambassadors for our school in their behaviour, effort and sportsmanship. Our football team took part in the Mossley & Carrbrook Schools Partnership competition at Mossley Hollins. The team showed great skill and teamwork but on this occasion we did not win. Well done Buckton Vale!
Year 4 have been learning about river navigation and were very proud to show off their hard work.
What a fantastic week we have had. Year 1 had great fun learning about different types of construction materials while building the Three Little Pigs houses, and they made their own little pig face masks. Year 4 are learning all about the Egyptians and made their own mummies in class.
On Thursday we celebrated World Mental Health Day with children raising money through the sale of yellow wristbands and participating in lots of well being and mindfulness activities.
To end the week our Year 1 children held our Harvest Assembly. The children worked really hard to present an informative assembly which told us about Harvest celebrations around the world and what happens at Harvest time. They also role played the story of the farmer gathering his crops and told us about what happened at the mill and refinery and how these products then reach us.
During the assembly our Spud Club showed us all the vegetables that they have harvested from our school vegetable plot. Next week they are going to cook them all into some healthy meals that we can all try, yum!
Thank you everyone for your donations of food. These are all gratefully received and will be donated to Mossley Foodbank so that they can be distributed to those in need within our community.
Well done everyone!