Year 6 Sats Information Evening

Thank you to all the parents who came for our Year 6 SATs information evening. If you have any more questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher. As mentioned at the event, there is a helpful video at:  and has more information for parents. The maths revision website that all our Year 6s have an individual log in for is 

3DB's Cave Drawings!

In art this week, 3DB attempted cave drawings in the style of the stone age people from the prehistoric time period. There are theories that the prehistoric man might have painted animals and hunting scenes on the walls of the caves. Perhaps the cave man wanted to decorate the cave and chose animals because they were important to their existence.

We used tables as caves and stuck paper above our heads as though we were drawing on the ceiling in a cave.

The children thoroughly enjoyed this task and I'm sure you will agree their drawings are fantastic!

Christmas Family Activity Morning

Thank you for all those who attended our Christmas family activity morning yesterday! It was fun-packed with lots of festive arts and crafts including: reindeer crowns, star wreaths, paper angels, 2019 calendars and much more. This event was a memorable occasion for the children and it’s fair to say, everyone (adults included) took part and had fun!!! Once again a big thank you to the Head boy, Head Girl and Year 5 & Year 6 School Council members for all their efforts in helping to organise and run these activities. But for now…. have a fantastic family Christmas and  New Year!!! We hope to see you at the next Family Activity Morning next year, on the 5th of February celebrating Chinese New Year. 

The School Council Visit the Lord Mayor!

On Thursday 6th December, some members of our school council were invited to visit the Lord Mayor, June Hitchen. We visited the council chambers where, alongside Old Hall Drive, we
took part in two debates. The first was about having homework the second was about having a Saturday school. Briscoe Lane gave some fantastic points and won both debates. After the debates we were then invited to join the Lord Mayor and her consort, in her private suite to have some refreshments.
All the school council members enjoyed themselves and were a credit to  the our school!

Christingle Services

Throughout school we held Christingle services recently. We learnt about the history of the Christingle and what each part of it represents. We then made our own and held our own Christingle service. Did you know that this year is the 50th year the Christingle Service has been held in this country?

Year 2 Visit the Fire Museum!

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Fire Museum in Rochdale. We were able to share facts we've learnt about The Great Fire of London and we learned that there was a Great Fire of Manchester before the Great Fire of London!  We were able to look at all the different equipment the Fire Brigade use now and in the past. We looked at how Fire engines evolved into what we have today which was very interesting.

Amazing Writing in 2KW!

Here are some examples of the outstanding writing in 2KW. Children wrote about ‘A night in a Museum’ but this was not an ordinary museum..... everything came to life at night!!! The children wrote diary entries to show the year 6 children.

2SO Church Visit

This week 2SO visited our local church, All Saints, to look at different artefacts around our Religious Education topic of Christianity this term.  The children had a lovely time looking at the different areas of the church, talking to the vicar and asking lots of fantastic questions.


Children In Need

This week we supported Children in Need across the school with a range of activities in classrooms. Children brought white t-shirts into school to decorate and wear on Friday, each donating £1! We also held a fundraising stall earlier in the week which was well attended- there were some great bargains snapped up! Thank you to everyone who donated items for the stall!

We raised over £600! Fantastic!

Anti-Bullying Week

At Briscoe Lane Academy, we are always learning about working well with others through our RESPECT curriculum where we learn about being aware of our own actions, having empathy for others, working well in a team and communicating efficiently.

This week was Anti-Bullying Week and the children created posters to raise awareness of how to be a good friend. They also took part in a range of fun activities in class too!

Remembrance Day

Classes across the school have been making poppies this week in remembrance of those who fought for our country in World War 1 and 2. They held a minute’s silence to pay their respect. In addition, our Head Boy, Head Girl and some of our School Councillors attended a remembrance service at All Saint’s Church.

Updates from 4NB

4NB have been learning about Hinduism in Religious Education. This week, they looked at a Hindu's journey to Moksha, where they become one with Brahman (their god). The children discussed a Hindu's path of duty, knowledge and devotion in order to achieve Moksha and enjoyed designing their own game of snakes and ladders to explain this.

In English they wrote their own adventure stories about Bear Grylls!


Stay and Play in Reception 3!

Reception 3 would like to thank all of the parents that attended our stay and play this week. We had a lovely time celebrating Diwali with our adults.

Family Activity Morning: Diwali

Recently at Briscoe Lane Academy, we held another Family Activity Morning that was well attended and enjoyed by all . This time we carried out some activities around Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. Our pupils and their families took part in making lanterns, lotus flowers and Rengali patterns. Thank you for all those that took part and attended. We look forward to seeing you at the next event on the 17th of December for Christmas related activities. 

Reception News

This week Reception started their new topic all about different types of animals. Our first book is 'Giraffes Can't Dance’ by Giles Andreae. This story is set in Africa and celebrates how we are all different and special. We have also been looking at other jungle animals ready for our visit to Chester Zoo. 

Reception 1 also made firework pictures recently using different coloured pasta shapes to create their art work. They also spoke about different colours they might see and the different sounds they might hear. 

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