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Litter picking at Gorse Hall

The Eco Leaders did a fantastic job when they went litter picking at Gorse Hall.  With the help of Mr Pickles from the Friends of Gorse Hall and Mr Moon from Tameside Rotary and we collected 4 big bags full of litter.  All of the children worked really hard even in the pouring rain.  Well done everyone for helping to improve our local environment which will help our wildlife to grow and thrive.

Matt Goodfellow returns to BBF!

On Thursday 27th April we will be joined by Manchester based poet Matt Goodfellow. He will perform some of his poems in assembly and during poetry workshops throughout the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed working with him last year and I am sure they will create some amazing poetry with him again next week.

Please ask your child to share their poetry with you on Thursday. 

Handwriting Awards Spring 2 2023

Well done to our Spring 2 handwriting winners! You have been awarded with your handwritng pencil and certificate for your amazing, neat presentation or for great effort and improvement in your handwriting.

Our winners are: Nursery- Maddison, Reception- Henry, Y1- Aliza, Y2- Tilly, Y3- Millie, Y4- Matthew, Y5- Evie, Y6- Seth

All of their wonderful handwriting has been proudly displayed outside Mrs Parker's room. 

Home Learning Summer 1

Here is our home learning for this half term all linked to our topic 'Hot or Cold?'. Please remember to complete tasks in your home learning book and send them into school or upload them to Seesaw. Remember completing all 8 pieces of homework earns you a gold award, 6 pieces earns you a silver award and 4 pieces earns you a bronze award. We cannot wait to see all the brilliant things that you do! 

Hot or Cold?

Our topic for Summer 1 is 'Hot or Cold?'. We will be learning all about where the North Pole, South Pole and equator are on a globe and comparing the key features of hot and cold places. We will have a video call from a South Pole explorer and will go on a trip to Eureka! There is so much to look forward to! For more information on what your child will be learning this half term, please see the topic web below. 

Bug Hotels

Year 1 made their bug hotels at home and some children decided to put them into the Forest School area. Great job everyone!

Easter bonnet and egg competition

Year 1 had so many entries to the Easter bonnet and egg competition, it was so hard to pick some winners. A big well done to Mason and Norah who were the winners for Year 1 with their amazing home made designs. Well done to everyone that took part. 

Tameside Libraries half term events

There are free, family activities at Tameside Libraries during the upcoming Easter holiday, all with the theme of In the Garden. These are open to all, although aimed at children aged 4-11, and are drop in. There are also workshops available run by Explore Learning for 7-9 year olds at Ashton and Droylsden libraries which need to be booked in advance.


Please see the attached posters for more details.



Trip to Gorse Hall

Year 1 went on a trip to Gorse Hall to see where Beatrix Potter's grandparents, John and Jane Leech, built the Gorse Hall mansion in 1836 of which the ruins can still be seen today. We were amazed to see photos of what the mansion used to look like and how they used to travel by horse and carriage.