Sharneyford Primary School, Bacup

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15th September 14

Spring Term 2013


 "We hope you find our website informative and useful. Our aim is to keep parents as informed as possible about their child's learning."

Mrs Holt (Headteacher)

Summer Disco 2014


The children (and staff) had a wonderful and energetic night on Wednesday at the school disco.  A selection of photographs below

Queen Street Mill - Class 3


Class 3 had a wonderful trip to Queen Street Mill in Burnley with a litle bit of celeb spotting with Len Goodman from Strictly's Come Dancing.  Below are some fantastic photographs of the children and staff learning all about the mills.

Whitehough Year 6


What wonderful weather Year 6 had on their end of year trip to Whitehough!  Below are a selection of photographs of all children enjoying themselves.

Attendance Party 2014


Well done again to all children for their attendance which won us the party with Accrington Stanley Community Trust.  Keep up the good work!!  As you have probably been made aware, the children had a fantastic time working with the team.  Please see below a selection of our photos from Class 2

Sports Day 2014


The weather managed to stay fine for us!!  Thank you to all families that managed to come and support us on Tuesday, hopefully, you all enjoyed it as much as the children did!  Photos are also available to view on the school entrance noticeboard.

Brazilian Drumming


To help mark our 'World Cup Day' we invited a Brazilian Drumming teacher into school.  All children took part in learning tunes with various instruments after which we held a short performance for parents.  Please look at the pictures below and on our school notice board to see how much fun and enjoyment the children (and Miss Shepherd and Miss Turner) had.

Sport Relief


On Friday 21st March, the whole school took part in various activities to raise money for this important charity. We managed to raise an amazing £106. During the afternoon, the children moved to four different stations - running and fitness, hoopla, skipping and aerobics. Funwas had by all. Thanks for all your donations.

Hermione Helm in Year 3 decided to raise her own money for Sport Relief. She said if she raised over £200 she would have 10 inch cut off her hair. In fact, she raised above this and had 14 inch cut off! Her hair was donated to the Little Princesses charity to be used to make wigs. Well done Hermione - a great effort!  

World Book Day March 2014


The children (and Miss Turner) have come to school dressed as their favourite book character for World Book Day.  They have all made a huge effort and have enjoyed the day.  The best 'dressed' children received a prize for their efforts, more photos to follow! The children have created a story, adding in interesting items that members of staff had brought to school.  Class 1 wrote the beginning, Class 2 the middle with Class 3 completed it.  The children have also created book marks, children from Class 3 have shared stories with the younger children, they created a character Guess Who game on Powerpoint and listened to an audio book. Photographs show a selection of activities.

Welsh Bird of Prey Centre


This morning saw us in the company of  the Welsh Bird of Prey Centre from Pembrokeshire.  Mike who is the trainer/bird handler visited with a selection of owls, hawks and falcons from this country and other parts of the world.  He explained that all of the birds at the centre are captive bred and not taken from the wild, they are not kept in cages but always displayed in traditional falconry style.

Mike spoke to us all about each of the birds on display covering many of the topics on the national curriculum including night & day, food chains, flight and conservation.

The pictures below show a selection of children handling an Eurasian Eagle Owl which is the largest owl species, he was a male - as with all birds of prey the female of the species is even larger.




CLIC Sargent


What an amazing day and all for a fabulous cause!  Through all your generosity and kindness, we have managed to raise a fantastic £130!!  To find out more about CLIC Sargent and the support they give to families of children and young people who suffer from cancer go to where you can also donate and support them directly.

Below is a photo of some of our children in their finery.  The Manchester Evening News photographer has also been to see what wonderful work we are doing so keep your eye on the local press for futher news.  Thank you once again.

Supporting Davina!!


WOW, what a morning!  It's not everyday that a camera crew descends upon school at 7.20am asking for permission for a celebrity to be interviewed in your school hall and how could we refuse when the celebrity in question was Davina McCall!!

Going the extra mile, Davina set off from Edinburgh on Saturday and has already cycled 130 miles, scaled Scafel Pike and swam across Lake Windermere, prior to her 'drop in' at Sharneyford and all in aid of SPORT RELIEF.

Sport Relief is a major fundraising campaign that Sharneyford are supporting this year and takes place on Friday 21st March, the campaign is run by Comic Relief.  As one of the UK's biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to have fun, get active and raise cash to save lives, please help support us in this event this year.

Pictures below show Davina in school whilst being interviewed for BBC News.

New clubs


After February half term, two new exciting clubs will be on offer. A debating Club for Years 4, 5 & 6 will be on Tuesday lunchtimes run jointly by Miss Woodhead and Mrs Holt. Construction Club will be held on Mondays after school until 4pm, open to Reception children, Years 1 & 2 and run by Mrs Smith. 

Romeo & Juliet February 2014


Burnley Youth Theatre visited school on Monday 3rd February to hold a performance of Romeo & Juliet.  Following the performance in the morning, each key stage took part in a workshop with members of BYT.

Pyjama Day January 2014


Great fun was had by all on our PJ day.  Thank you for all your kind donations which raised £65 for school funds

Robinwood September 2013


Wednesday 11th September

At 10.10am the Year 6 children set off to Robinwood in Todmorden. The whole school lined up along the school railings (school tradition) to wave them goodbye and wish them well! Parents transported the children and beeped their horns as they drove past school.

Upon arriving at the centre, the children and Mrs Holt were greeted by staff and attended a welcome meeting. They found out about the activities they were going to take part in, and all about the rules of the centre.

The afternoon and evening activities consisted of the night line, canoeing, raft building, archery and a team challenge.



Gardening Club is now well on the way with green fingered children of all ages joining Miss Woodhead at playtimes and some lunchtimes to sort and tidy the garden areas.  A variety of vegetables and fruits have been planted and are being cared for.  These include rocket, peas and onions which have all started sprouting already!  We have maintained the strawberry baskets that were kindly planted by a parent and we have some strawberries already.  We have planted carrots, sunflowers and a mixture of summer flowers in the flower pots.  We have also harvested some potatoes.



During Science Week all classes have done a variety of activities and experiments linked with colour, sound, electricity and plants.

CLASS 1 carried out a colour mixing experiment using petri dishes, pipettes, food colouring, milk and washing up liquid.  The children had to guess what they thought would happen, talk about how to make a fair test and the results they found. This was followed by experiments using magnets, fishing in water trying to find magnetic / non magnetic items.

CLASS 2 focused on sound during Science Week.  Pupils visited Sharneyford Park to hear sounds first hand and describe them. They also experimented how sound bounces off objects using a parachute and a ball, experimenting how to make the ball vibrate like sound.  Pupils also learned about echolocation and how it is used by bats, this was followed bu them playing a game where they were blindfolded and they had to locate a particular child by listening to their sound only.  Children also experiement with making telephones and how materials can be used for soundproofing too.

CLASS 3 focused on electricity, plants and several fun experiments.  Their plant topic relates to their theme on rainforests and the children pretended to be plant research scientists.  The children also ceated a new species of plant, gave it a name and made a 3d model of it.  The children also designed electricity circuits and a simple circuit for a rat trap and an electonic goldfish feeder.  The highlight of the week for them was when they made goo using cornfllower and slime which the children took home!

Lancashire PE Mark


We have been awarded with the Lancashire PE Mark - Silver Award ! We are really pleased to have achieved this award which recognises our commitment to Physical Education and providing our children with a range of opportunities. We aim to keep the Olympic spirit alive!