Science After School Club

The science club had a fantastic time exploring cornflower slime. There is lots of science going on in this simple experiment. Cornflour is made up of lots of tiny starch particles and when it is mixed with water, the starch particles become suspended in liquid as the water moves in between them. The children found out that when they moved their fingers slowly through the mixture, it acted like a liquid. When they punched it or squeezed it, it behaved like a solid.

The Science bit!

Gardening Teams Harvest and sale

After several months of hard work during lunchtimes and after school – some of our vegetables had grown wonderfully over the summer holidays and we had so much, we decided to sell it after school.

Here are some phots from before the summer – and then after- so you can see the difference!

Thank you to all the children at lunchtimes who have helped with planting, weeding and watering to keep our veggies happy and healthy! We are hoping to continue through most of the winter and get ourselves ready for spring planting again!

Walk into the Weekend #3

The rain didn’t dampen our spirits today! 11 children joined our walking bus, along with Mrs Jacques, Miss Thomason and Buddy! We even fed the ducks and geese this morning! The club is helping working parents, helping keep cars away from school at drop off time and giving the children a positive, fit and healthy start to the day. If you would like to register, please speak to the office.

Walk into the Weekend #2

Our second morning ‘walking bus’ club took place again today. We met our group at 8.05am in the Heaton Park car park by Sheepfoot Lane, donned High-vis jackets and attached a new pedometer to ourselves to count our steps.

The group took it in turns to walk Buddy on the lead and we learned what to do when other dogs were around.

Everyone had a little play on the park and then we arrived ready for the start of the day just before 8.40am.

Would anyone else like to join the group? It’s a help for working parents and carers as you can drop the children off at 8.10am and we will walk them to school for you!

Please contact the office if you would like a place.

Walk into The Weekend Club

We began our morning ‘walking bus’ club today. We met our group at 8.10am in the Heaton Park car park by Sheepfoot Lane, donned High-vis jackets and attached a new pedometer to ourselves to count our steps.

The group took it in turns to walk Buddy on the lead and we learned what to do when other dogs were around.

Everyone had a little play on the park and then we arrived ready for the start of the day just before 8.40am.

Would anyone else like to join the group? It’s a help for working parents and carers as you can drop the children off at 8.10am and we will walk them to school for you!

Please contact the office if you would like a place.

Walk into the Weekend!

Last Friday saw the launch of our schools brand new Walk into the Weekend activity. Children and
parents/carers are invited to celebrate the end of the working (and school) week by enjoying a walk together through
Heaton Park.
We started of with 18 children and their families joining us and receiving stickers, nature activity
packs, biscuits, juice and a carbon neutral water bottle made from recycled plastic.
We were joined at the launch by Joe – a TFGM traffic engineer – who has reprogrammed the traffic
lights on Middleton Road outside the school, reducing the maximum pedestrian waiting time from
104 seconds to 52 seconds. Additionally he gave us a talk on how the smart puffin crossing works.
The green man (only 5 seconds) is an invitation to cross – it’s not the only safe period to be on the
road. Sensors also keep the motor vehicle lights on red for up to an extra 30 seconds if there are still people
on the road – it is quite reassuring that there is no reason to panic about stumbling children or dropped
toys and water bottles while crossing.
The Walk into the Weekend activity is being organised by Bowker Vale Primary School, WalkRide
Blackley, Heaton Park and the North Neighbourhood Team and will now take place every Friday after
school.
We meet at the Top Pitch after home-time and will make our way up the ramp, entering the park
across from the school and finish at the Lakeside Playground.
Negotiations are currently taking place with Heaton Park to exempt participating parents/carers from
paying parking fees on Friday afternoons in the future.