Play dough planets – Year 5

This term, we are exploring Earth and Space, in lesson we looked at the planets in our solar system, exploring their size and other features. We used play dough to understand the difference between the size in the planets – we were very surprised at the size of Jupiter compared Read more…

Life Cycles – Year 5

In year 5, our science this term is Living things and their habitats. We have been exploring different environments and how animals are adapted to where they live, in small groups we researched the life cycles of different animals and their habitats. We created posters full of fantastic facts about Read more…

Year 5/6 Boys Dodgeball

Tonight, a team of seven Year 5/6 boys went to Siddal Moor to compete in the Heywood PE Sports Association Dodgeball competition. The level of competition was extremely high, but the boys played well and showed great sportsmanship and teamwork. Well done boys! You did yourselves and Heap Bridge proud!

Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK and it has been celebrated nationwide for nearly 40 years. This month was founded to recognise the contributions that all black  people have made to this country over many generations.

Islamic art – Year 5

This half term, we have been exploring different styles of Islamic art. Our main concentration has been on geometric patterns, we researched different patterns and then used this to create our own patterns. Once we had designed our pattern we created a tile, using clay, that included our geometric design. Read more…

Year 5/6 Girls Football

Over the last two Mondays, our Year 5/6 Girls Football team have been competing in the Heywood Sports Association competition. The standard of football was very high but the girls played brilliantly, showing determination and resilience, despite the rain! I was extremely proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship that they Read more…

Drama in Year 5

This term, in English, year 5 have been exploring the rainforest. We are currently writing a narrative that takes explorers on an adventure through the rainforest. Yesterday, we used drama to explore the actions, feelings and thoughts of our characters. Take a look at our work.  

Year 5 scratch maze

This week, in Computing, we have been using scratch to develop our programming skills. We used our skills to create a maze game. The children worked really hard to write a programming script and identify programming errors. We also got the chance to try each others’ maze games. Here is Read more…

Wellbeing & Mindfulness

This term we have all been practising methods to increase our self awareness and self confidence through breathing and movement,  yoga techniques, peer massage and relaxation. Emotionally unwinding allows us to stay healthy and alert.  

Year 5/6 Handball

On Monday, a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils competed in the Heywood PE Sports Association Handball Competition at Holy Family. The level of competition was very high but the children represented themselves and the school brilliantly and we are all very proud of their performance and sportsmanship. They Read more…

Exploring Electricity

Today was the final Working Together, Learning Together Day for Year 4. In Science this half term we have been learning all about electricity so in this session with our parents we were able to showcase what we had learnt so far, but also explore static electricity and switches. The Read more…

Year 4 Sleepover

Last night, Year 4 had their school sleepover; although I’m not sure how was much sleeping was involved… The evening began with shelter building – they had to build a shelter that was big enough for their whole team to fit and eat their supper. They found it quite challenging Read more…

Spelling Bee Competition

This morning, children from different schools in the Arch Alliance took part in a Spelling Bee competition. This event was held at Milnrow Parish and was a great success! Four children from year 4 to 6 represented Heap Bridge very well. Well done to all the children who took part Read more…