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Easter Holiday Child Care for Critical Workers

If you are a key-worker in a job that is critical to the Cornona Virus response and you have no other way to look after your child at home safely (including over the Easter holiday) please contact admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk and we will try to make arrangements for you. This may not necessarily be at Burnley Road, it could be at another local school. Please remember that the safest thing for your child and your family is for them to remain at home.

Covid - 19 and Working from Home March 2020

Well done to everybody using our new Seesaw app. All classes have been set up and teachers are posting work and responding each day. We are delighted with the response so far. Children's messages and work are fantastic. We are so proud of you for persevering and learning this new skill. If you are struggling to access Seesaw please contact admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk.If you can't access Seesaw please look further down this page, below the Easter competition, for more ideas. We are adding to these regularly. 

Easter Art Competition

Thank you and well done to everybody that took part in the PTFA Easter competition. There were entries from all Key Stages. We were very pleased with the standard of children's work and it was difficult to choose winners. Nevertheless, we have made our decision - congratulations to Laurel from Foundation, Tulizza from Ks1 and George from Ks2. There will be sweet prizes when school re-opens smiley.

Ideas for Working at Home

Twinkl  - Free access Many school teachers use a great teaching resource website called Twinkl. With Corona Virus in mind, Twinkl are offering a month of free access for parents to use at home. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Forest Activities at Home in the Garden

Keeping in Touch and Caring for Others

Use email, Messenger or Whatsapp to keep in touch with relatives e.g. write to them, send photographs of your work or make them a card and send a photo. 

- Show children photographs from when you were children - look at clothes and hair styles to see if fashions were different then. Talk about things you enjoyed, explain how life was different then e.g. TV shows and technology.
- Phone grandparents and interview them about life when they were younger - ask them about toys and games, clothes, T.V. shows and their favourite foods.
- Use the above to write about how life has changed since grandparents were children.
- Make a shoe box model of a house in e.g. Roman or Viking times.

- Make a model fort/castle/temple/ship/boat/carriage.
- Write a letter to a character from history explaining what life is like now compared to then.
- Imagine you had a character from history coming to tea, think of a list of questions you'd like to ask them.
- Watch an episode of Horrible Histories at https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories
- Do some research about your favourite time in history at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
- Write a play set in the past and act it out.
- Dress as a historical character and send a photo to school - admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk asking Mrs Finnegan to pass it to Mrs Cope.


More Fun things to try at home

Baking and cooking

A scavenger hunt for numbers hidden round the house - when you find them you have to make a up a sum. 

A scavenger hunt for letters - find them and try to make up words. 

Play shop with real coins or money made from paper. 

Make a fort out of chairs, cushions and blankets.

Junk modelling using your recycling items.

A minbeast hunt in the garden - then use the internet to find out about the ones you found.


Create your own drum kit with pots and pans.

Make telephones with yoghurt pots and string.

Create an indoor obstacle course.

Make boats out of plastic tubs and race them in the bath.

Have a Lego contest.

Invent and make your own board game.

Write a play and act it out.

Write your own book and design the cover.

Pick a long word and see how many small words you can make using the letters. 

Learn to tell the time.

Learn to tie shoe laces.

Play hide and seek.

Learn to spell days of the week and months of the year.

Make art with shaving foam and food colouring.

Make a mini golf course.

Recipe for salt dough - one cup of salt, one cup of flour and half a cup of water. Mix together into a dough.

Make ice cubes out of various liquids and see how long each one takes to freeze.

Create a treasure hunt with a map and clues.

Play Battleships.

Build paper planes and use the internet to find out how to launch them.ild paper

Check out educational TV shows e.g. on CBBC and CBeebies - access through iplayer or on Youtube

Useful apps

Lingokids, Duolingo, Dragonbox Numbers, Phonic Fun with Biff, Chip and Kipper, TT Rockstars

Other websites with activities for children working at home:

David Walliams is reading stories every day at 11:00 am. www.worldofdavidwalliams.com 

Lego Challenge Ideas  https://thatbricklife.com/lego-challenge-30-days-of-play-calendar/

Joe Wicks  PE sessions every morning at 9:00 am -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME




Free access to a wide range of galleries and museums https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Science of plants - free resources from Kew Gardens  kew.org/endeavour

Phonics Play www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk      Username: march20     Password: home

























-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Flood News

Burnley Road Academy was devasted by floods on 9th February 2020. Our building is closed for the forseeable future and we are based at Unit 11 Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, HX75QQ. 

Look at our 'Flooding Information' tab for further news.




Forest Activities - Fantastic Fun Whatever the Weather

Children from every class have had a great time at during Forest Activities this term.  We persevered and had lots of fun in spite of the wet, chilly weather. Activities have included searching for wildlife, making mini beasts out of clay, building and testing waterproof dens and harvesting vegetables from our polytunnel. We have improved our bush craft techniques whilst whittling sticks into interesting shapes, made bird nests from hay and wool, found the ages of some of our trees and learnt some tree names. We have also begun thinking about the sustainability of woodland areas and forest maintenance, and cleared parts of the woodland, moving fallen logs to clear a path through the wood. We are looking forward to our next sessions in November.

For other news items see 'Letters' in the Parents tab.

See the right hand column below for future events.

'Everyone is really friendly. If you are new to the school, everyone is kind and welcoming.'- Lily 'If you get stuck on a task, teachers and other adults are always there to help you to get back on track.'-Emily 'There are a lot of times when we are all together, like a big family, supporting each other.'-Adam 'We are always encouraged to do our best and given challenges to achieve our full potential.'-Erin

Emotional Health and Well Being

Are you concerned about a child? Are you struggling with mental health? If so follow the links to advice services in our Emotional Health and Well Being Tab.


Keep upto date with our weekly newsletter. It includes details of all our after-school clubs, special events and visitors which have taken place through the week, future dates for academic and PTFA events.

Click here to see the latest newsletter.

Did you know you could have the weekly newsletter emailed to you each week? Let the office know your email address and they will add you to the list for weekly updates.


Have you downloaded our new app 'Our Schools App' yet?

It's free and is a great way to keep you up to date with what's going on, the latest information and news from what is happening in school.

ch in need

Well done everybody, you raised £193 for Children in Need.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone involved in our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday. It raised over £388 for a brilliant charity.

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All our children throughout the school are in House teams, named after 4 inspirational people. Teachers and staff members reward pupils with Housepoints for displaying positive qualities and attitudes in their work and their behaviour in and around school.

At the end of each term the house with the highest score wins a treat of their choice- anything from an afternoon of Zorbing, an arts and craft afternoon to a movie and popcorn!  


Contact Us - blue version

Burnley Road Academy
Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Tel: 01422 883034

e-mail: school office

If you have any queries, please contact  Mrs Finnegan, our school administrator.

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Silver award

Our Forest Activity work has enabled us to achieve the Woodland Trust Green Tree School Silver Award, October 2017.

We are proud to be  City Connect's First Bike Friendly School in Calderdale.

Read more at  https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/



Mon 2nd March Year 1 and 2 have Open the Book assembly

Tues 3rd, Tues 10th, Fri 13th and Mon 16th March Year 6 Growing Up talks with the nurse

Thurs 5th March World Book Day - dress as a book character or in non uniform 

Mon 9th, Tues 10th and Weds 11th March 3:15pm - 3:45pm - parent drop in times to look round the Moderna building.
Fri 13th March Sport Relief Day - dress in sporty clothes for the day.

Tues 24th March Year 1 assembly - parents/carers are very welcome to watch 

Weds 25th and Thurs 26th March Parents Evening

Fri 27th March Easter Colouring Competition

Mon 30th March to Fri 3rd April Year 6 trip to Lockerbie

Tues 31st March PE with Dave from Skip2BFit 

Weds 1st April Year 5 assembly - parents/carers are very welcome to watch 

Fri 3rd April Break up for the Easter Holiday

Mon 20th April - Back to school



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We raised £126 for the last Poppy Appeal.


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