Well done to all children who took part in the 6 Books 6 Ways Challenge over the holidays! We will soon be launching our Readathon so keep your eyes peeled for details soon!
Children in 4NB enjoyed a trip to the library to do Science workshops. In the workshops, they discovered the world of 11th century Arabian scientist Ibn al-Haytham. They watched legendary actor Omar Sharif in an exciting short film, explored how we see with a camera obscura and learned about optical illusions. They engaged in fun demonstrations of light, optics and vision including how 3D glasses work, how light travels in straight lines and the secrets of making glass and coins disappear.
We are having a Nursery Exhibition! Come along and meet the team, see the environment and ask any questions!
Before the Easter holidays, we held an egg competition where the children were invited to get creative and submit an entry with the chance of winning an Easter egg! Well done to all of those who entered and a big congratulations to the winners!
Children in year 2- 5 answered this question by designing their own inventions to solve real life problems.
They met an Engineer called Natalie Jones who kindly came into our school to tell the children all about her job. The children’s work has now been sent off to the engineering judges and the shortlisted entries will be showcased at a public exhibition in June 2019. Fingers crossed!!!
A huge well done to the children who made their inventions at home!!! I was very impressed.'
Wow! Look at these amazing Viking Longboats Year 4 have made as part of their topic learning about Leif Erikson! We think they’re amazing- don’t you?!
We are delighted to share with you the news that we have achieved the Bronze Reading Award from One Education! We are dedicated to reading at Briscoe Lane Academy and are very excited to be accredited this award!
We will be raising money for Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March. The children are invited to come into school wearing red and donate £1 to the cause. Thank you for your support!
Our theme for this World Book Day has been DINOSAURS and we have been going dino-crazy! Our literacy work has been based around really great books about dinosaurs over the past couple of weeks! On World Book Day, we all dressed up- the costumes were fantastic! We also took part in great activities- such as constructing our own dinosaurs, painting, sewing, baking, drama activities, entering virtual reality Jurassic worlds, creating dinosaur animations, making volcanoes, making masks and taking part in dino-themed missions with our Commando Joe’s! In the week prior to World Book Day, Teachrex visited us with a huuuuuuuge dinosaur called Jam! Meeting him was amazing! On World Book Day we got to meet some reptiles and the closest living relatives to dinosaurs- birds! Have a look through the gallery below of some of the fab stuff we did!
The children in EYFS have been enjoying their new reading hut in the outside area. Reading is very important to Reception and we like to make sure children have the opportunity to enjoy their favourite books in all the areas. The boys have especially enjoyed the new reading hut with our new superhero books, characters and story spoon!
What is your favourite story?
We’re pleased to announce that we have been selected to be one of 11 schools in Manchester to be a ‘Read Champion School’! Within this, we will be working with Manchester Council to continue to promote reading for pleasure- something we as a school are really passionate about! Watch this space for new reading for pleasure opportunities and initiatives within school!
This year our theme for World Book Day is DINOSAURS! We will be celebrating on 8th March 2019! Your children can come to school in fancy dress and take part in fun dinosaur-themed activities!
2KW went on a trip to Newton Heath library. We choose a book to bring back to class to enjoy.
We will also use this trip in our English lessons to write a recount.
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents and www.theschoolrun.com has more information for parents. The maths revision website that all our Year 6s have an individual log in for is uk.IXL.com
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!
Year 1 loved having their families come into school for Stay and Play this week! Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along to take part in the Christmas crafts!
We are proud to announce that we have achieved a Bronze Award from the Manchester Healthy Schools Programme! Mental Health and Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at Briscoe Lane and is at the centre of our RESPECT curriculum!
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.