Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads C.E. Primary School

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Wildlife Rangers

 The Wildlife Rangers were out and about in the forest this week.  They were finding a suitable place for the new Hedgehog House.  Here they are in action!

EYFS Willow Top Hedgehog Rescue - click here to find out more about them.

EYFS Family Crafts

EYFS Pizza Making with Ciao Pizza (click to go to their page)

Year 1 Visit from Rev Janet

On Tuesday we were lucky enough to be visited by Reverend Janet who came to teach us the Nativity Story and talk to us about Christmas Traditions at the church. The children loved joining in with the Nativity story and sharing their traditions too!

Year 1 Cricket Session 

Year 1 were lucky enough to be visited by a cricket coach on Friday. They were able to take part in a number of cricket based games using bats and balls. The children had such fun and demonstrated some super listening and teamwork. 

Year 2 Craft Club

This week in craft club year 2 did printing using a poppy design. We put them together to make a display for Remembrance day. 

Whole School

This week, all classes are writing their own prayers and putting them in our prayer net.  They will be based on one of our 6 Core Christian Values and some of them will be read out in our celebration assemblies on Fridays.

Our Core Christian values are:

Courage, perseverance, respect, truthfulness, hope and compassion. 

Year 1 Story and craft club

The children in year 1 have enjoyed story and craft club this term. This week we read the story 'The Leaf Thief' and made leaf rubbings. 

Year 2 Singing Club

The children have enjoyed singing club with Miss Sutcliffe this term. They have learnt lots of songs and especially enjoyed learning 'What I am' by Will.I.AM

Harvest 2023

Thank you to everyone who donated food for our Harvest Service.  It was very much appreciated.  

Year 6 History trip to Bacup Museum

Year 6 had a fantastic trip to Bacup Museum learning about how WW2 affected the local area. 

Year 5 History

We had fun in History learning about the Viking attack on Lindisfarne in AD 793 and re-enacting it in the hall. We hope you aren't scared by the vicious Vikings!

Year 4 Speed Stacking Club

Records tumbled today in Speed Stacking club!  The new school record for the 6-stack was set at 4.58 seconds.  Lots of unique designs for stacks were built including mini cups and metal cups.  It's the final session for the club next week.  Well done children!

Visit to Lancashire County Cricket Club

As part of our cultural capital programme, children from Year 5 recently enjoyed a trip to Lancashire County Cricket Club at Old Trafford. We were treated to a tour of the Players and Media Centre and learned about jobs we could do when we are older if we like talking (commentator, radio presenter, interviewer), like taking photos and video (photographer, camera operator), like writing (journalist) or like maths (score keeper). Next, we did some word and number challenges all about cricket. After lunch we even got to have a game of cricket in the indoor nets that all the famous cricketers use! Mr Stanton’s team were one run behind Mr Morris’s team with one ball to go. Mr Morris bowled … and Mr Stanton hit a six and won the game! We learnt a lot about the world of cricket and want to say a big thank you to the Lancashire County Cricket Foundation for a brilliant day.

EYFS 11.10.23

Year 3 VR sessions 

Year 3 have enjoyed using the VR headsets to explore Stone Age artefacts and buildings. The children were able to explore the ruins of Avebury Stone Circle as well as a pre-historic hand axe. We are looking forward to using the headsets again soon. 


We have been busy learners in our play. Making new friendships and developing our language skills!

We have been drawing and painting self-portraits of ourselves and our friends. We have also been learning about our friends and their families.

We have been listening to our favorite Traditional Tales and repeating words and phrases. 

We have also been listening to environmental and instrumental sounds in phonics and have been on sound walks.

We have been doing dough disco, rolling, squeezing and pinching the dough to work on our fine motor skills. 

In P.E we have been practising hopping on both legs and have been working on our balancing skills!


In Reception we have been learning about the Colour Monster and have been learning about different emotions that we might feel. 

We have read lots of stories to help us with our feelings including Ravi's roar, Ruby's worries and the rainbow fish. 

In Phonics we have been learning our sounds and have been practising blending these together to read words! 

In Maths we have been learning about patterns using objects, body movement and musical instruments. 

Year 2 History

Over the last few weeks in History we have been learning about The Great Fire of London. The children have learnt about some of the key events that caused The Great Fire and have been able to place these key events in chronological order onto a timeline. We are incredibly proud of all of the children in year 2 with the amount of enthusiasm they have shown towards this topic. Keep it up year 2!

Year 5 Science

In Science this term, we have been learning about forces. We designed an investigation to find out about air resistance. This involved designing and making parachutes which were different sizes. We dropped them from the same height and timed how long they took to reach the floor. We found out that the bigger the parachute, the longer it took to reach the floor and concluded that the bigger surface area created more air resistance.

Year 1 RE

For the past few weeks in our RE lessons, we have been learning about baptisms. We have been thinking about what they are, what they represent and the importance of all those involved in a baptism. The children have worked in groups and put all of their knowledge together to act out their very own baptisms and they showed fantastic teamwork and understanding! The children assigned themselves different roles such as a baby, a priest, godparents and parents and they described the process to the rest of the class with confidence! Absolutely brilliant work, Year 1!

Year 3 Singing Club

Year 3 have been singing 'Songs from the Shows'!  'Just can't wait to be King' form The Lion King is a firm favourite, along with 'One Jump' from Aladdin. This week we have started learning' Any dream will do' from Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.  What fantastic performers they are!  It takes real courage to stand up and sing in front of other people!  Well done! 

I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO BE KING Lyrics | The Lion King - YouTube

Coding Club

Members of Year 6 have been attending a Coding Club after school over the last few weeks. They have been using our new Micro:bits supplied by BBC Bitesize. They have been completing projects and learning new skills along the way!


Over the last two weeks the children across school have been developing their art skills during our first Art Unit of the year. There was a drawing focus for this unit for all classes alongside some additional skills such as printing and painting for specific year groups. I have been fortunate enough to see the artwork produced during this unit and talked to children from each year group who eagerly and confidently told me all about their learning and were very keen to show me the work that they had produced- which was all absolutely fantastic! 


Year 1 have been learning about the artist Kandinsky. We have been looking at how Kandinsky drew overlapping, colourful shapes to produce his work. We explored a range of different media such as charcoal, graphite crayons, 4B and 6B pencils,  to see which was most suitable for our own piece. We learnt about printing and rubbings and spent time outside finding different surfaces to create rubbings off as well as using a number of different items to print with! The children practiced hard to draw and overlap shapes to find a technique best suited for them and then used all of this knowledge to create their very own Kandinsky inspired final piece and the results were brilliant! 

Year 2 have been learning all about Lowry. They looked at Lowry's inspiration and analysed the buildings that he drew and thought about how he went about this. They explored lots of different media to understand the thickness of lines that they produced and thought about how this could assist with the different aspects of their own drawings. The children also started to think about paint and the differences between poster and acrylic paint before deciding which would be best for their own design. Then, they used their knowledge to draw their very own Lowry inspired work and they even mixed paints themselves to create the best shade to paint them, and they turned out great! 

In Year 3, the children learnt about the illustrator Maurice Sendak. The children learnt the new terms; hatching, blending and shading and discussed how Sendak used these in his work. The children used different media to create lines, shades and effects and used different types of pencils to add variation in tone. The children then created their own animal sketch and they used their knowledge of the aforementioned terms to apply tones and texture to their work. I was lucky enough to see the children do this myself and what a fantastic job they did!

Year 4 looked at the work of Freda Kahlo. They discussed Freda Kahlo’s techniques of hatching, crosshatching and blending. They used different media to create different lines and effects and determined which types would be most appropriate for recreating the different parts of Kahlo's image. The children then recreated different aspects of Kahlo's work, thinking carefully about the sizes of different facial features and which technique and media is most appropriate. Well done Year 4!

In Year 5, the children learnt about Henri Matisse. The children learnt about the terms composition, scale and proportion and noted how Matisse applied these to his work. The children used viewfinders to look closely at different aspects of this image and used appropriate media to recreate the different aspects of the image. The children demonstrated their artistic understanding greatly across this unit. 

The Year 6 children explored the work of Monet. They discussed the scale and proportion of the foreground, middle-ground and background and following using viewfinders to really understand the detail in Monet's work, they recreated a section of their own. The children used the knowledge they have built through school to produce an aspect of Monet's artwork. They then mixed their own colours to paint their piece. Great work, Year 6!

As you can see, the children have produced absolutely brilliant work over the last two weeks and I am eagerly awaiting our next Art Unit already! Well done everyone, what super work, you should all be very proud of yourselves! Miss Fogarty