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25th April 15

The Hindu Celebration of Holi

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With a touch of flare and excitement, our Year 5 and 6 children recreated the colourful Hindu festival of Holi on the last Friday of the Spring term. Traditionally, the festival celebrates the start of Spring and involves the throwing of coloured powders and paints, as well as the smearing of each other's faces with bright, vibrant colours! Known as the festival of colour, it is a way for family and friends to have fun together as well as a way to hope for a good harvest over the coming months. Our celebration did include face smearing, paint throwing and water bombs! To round off the party, we invited the parents into the school hall and shared samosas, rolls and raita, to show the importance food plays in the festival. 



THOR SAVES THE DAY

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Please visit Year 4's webpage to see more about our fabulous performance. 

The Eclipse

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Despite the weather being overcast and a bit grey, the children still managed to experience the wonder of the eclipse. We felt the change in temperature and observed how dark it became. We were able to view the eclipse in Year 6 by looking at the reflection of the sun in the windows of school, as the cloud actually helped us! Mrs Mosley managed to capture a few photos of this once in a lifetime experience.

Spring gardening with Year 1

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Have a look at some of Year 1 in the school garden on the Year 1 page.

World Book Day

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What an exciting day we had! "Each Peach Pear Plum" formed the basis of the staff's contribution to the dressing up on World Book Day, with the Foundation Unit celebrating with the characters from the book all week.


Learn 'The Underwear Rule' - Talk 'PANTS' and you've got it covered!

Barnacre Makeover

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Our new football kit, proudly sponsored by Vincents Solicitors, has arrived. Many thanks to them for funding a fantastic kit.

 

YEAR 4 AT RIBCHESTER

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We love our history at Barnacre!  Year 4 recently visited the Ribchester Roman museum and saw the famous helmet, on loan from the British museum.

Come and look at our page to see more about our trip and our work in school.

Gardening in our Allotment

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Groups of children from Years 2, 5 and 6 have been really busy in our allotment picking beans, courgettes and digging up turnips. Then preparing them ready for Mrs. Davies our school cook who includes them in her menus. Year 6 children learned how to pickle Beetroot

Y6 WW1 visit to Belgium and France

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I am very happy to report that the Year 6 visit to Belgium which I undertook with Mrs Mosley was a real success.  All our children and those of the other schools who accompanied us were a credit and excellent ambassadors for Lancashire.  Wherever we went we received very positive feedback, in particular where we laid a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. 

The visit lasted for 5 days and the main focus being the centenary of the start of The Great War 1914. We stayed in Ypres with visits to The Passchendaele Museum, The Last Post Ceremony and a visit to the Somme Battlefield where many Lancashire soldiers fought. The children also enjoyed a trip to the seaside at Nieuport and a trip to the beautiful Belgian town of Bruges.


Passchendaele Museum

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The following pictures are of the Passchedaele Museum which tells of the numerous battles fought for this village in 1917. It shows life in the trenches through reconstructed dugouts, trenches and numerous artefacts from that period of the war.

Nieuport Beach

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The Somme

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As part of our studies we visited the Somme Battlefield this included the Sunken Lane where theLancashire Fusiliers went over the top on July 1st 1916 and Newfoundland Park an area of preserved battlefield at Beaumont Hamel. Here with permission of the Commonwelath War Graves Commission we took wax rubbings of some of the fallen soldiers. From here we went to the Thiepval Memorial to the missing which has over 70,000 names of the soldiers with no known grave. Some children from Lea CP School laid a wreath in memory of a fallen relative. Finally we went to La Boiselle to the Lochnagar Crater one  of many mines detonated on July 1st 1916 the first day of the battle. We finished the day by holding an act of rememberance.

Bruges

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To conclude our visit, we visited the historic and beautiful city of Bruges  'the Venice of the North'. This stunning little city is built around a network of canals with cobbled streets and fine medieval buildings. Here the children enjoyed a canal trip and tasted the delights of waffles, Belgian chocolate, chips and mayonnaise.

 

"This is a good school .....standards are well above average"

 

"There is a family atmosphere in the school"

 

(OFSTED, March 2013)

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