What a super project for the last week. We are creating stop-motion animations using green screens! Not sure what that is? Then keep your eyes peeled for the films to appear on the website. In the meantime, here are some photos of our work in progress.
BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!
Our winning cake from year 4 has come 3rd in the Great Barnacre Bake-Off! Well done to our winning baker who has represented year 4 brilliantly in this afternoon's competition.
Great Barnacre Bake-Off.
What a fantastic selection of cakes were brought into school by the year 4 children. Here are the photos of the busy bakers and our winner is pictured below. The beautiful poppy cake will go forward to the grand final later. Thank you to everyone who helped with this challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. We hope you enjoy tasting our cakes at today's afternoon tea.
Our Summer environment day.
This term's visit to the woodland site had a very important purpose. We met with the manager of Hagans Caravan Park to discuss what we could do at the woodland, with his help, to improve it. We think Peter was impressed with our enthusiasm and ideas and is willing to help us in our efforts to create a beautiful, natural area in which wildlife can thrive. We spent the rest of the morning planning out our ideas ready to present to both Peter and United Utilities next half term. Even after all that planning, we still found time for a little "balsam bashing" before we left to return to school.
What a fantastic music assembly! Thank you Mr. Brown!
All year 4 really enjoyed performing for the school today to show their half term's work in music on the Viking theme. Not only were instruments played, showing our learning about graphic scores, but also there was a super "cheesy" performance of the "Horrible Histories" Viking song "Literally". Do check out the recording of our performance on the video pages of this website, but also watch the original and enjoy singing along.
What a picture!
Many thanks to local artist Steve Rostron for spending the morning with us today. What a fantastic opportunity it was to see an artist at work and to receive his advice and learn from him. The children worked with chalky pastels and the results were fabulous. Steve has recently won the “Paint Padiham” competition as well as “Create Longridge”. His work is currently on display at the Longitude Gallery in Clitheroe and he has also held exhibitions at the Longridge Gallery. The children showed a lot of enthusiasm and were eager to learn.
Year four star readers!
I have been so impressed with these children's reading records, I decided to give them a special certificate. They have been reading regularly and consistently at home, getting their parents to sign their reading records nearly every week since September. This is so important to help the children with their spelling skills and writing in general. Research has shown that independent reading for pleasure has a huge impact on children's achievements in their learning. I hope I can add some more star readers before we break up for Christmas! Mrs. Mosley.
We are running a competition this weekend where you could win a book token to be spent at our school book fair. The task is to design a cover for Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".
Bring in your entries on Monday 16th October and one lucky winner will be chosen from Year 3 and 4.
Good luck and we hope to receive some scrumdidlyumptious designs!
Please can you return your slip or send me a note with your preferred time on as soon as possible. The full details are available in the weekly newsletter (the link is on the home page of our website.) Many thanks.
Our first homework is being given out on Friday 15th September. Don't forget to have it back in school by Friday 22nd September.
Mrs Faraday has chosen her 'Superheroes' for the first week back. Here are the photos.