Year 5 Trip to Bolton Museum

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Bolton Museum’s Egyptian collection and were complemented by the museum’s staff on their extensive historical knowledge. The children were enthralled with all the ancient Egyptian artefacts and enjoyed creating a human timeline to show just how long ago the Egyptians lived. They participated in a live re-enactment of a mummification of a body and enjoyed pretending to weigh Mrs Selvi’s heart to see if she would be accepted into the afterlife.

The most inspiring part was entering an exact replica of an Egyptian tomb complete with decorated sarcophagus and mummified man. The tomb had hieroglyphics around all the walls and the children really enjoyed holding a genuine piece of The Pyramid of Giza. Excellent behaviour was displayed from all children throughout the day.

Please enjoy the photos that were taken throughout the day:

Marty & Woodlands Primary

Pupils from Woodlands Primary & Marton enjoyed taking Marty for a walk yesterday. They practiced his commands and rewarded him with treats (though none of the pupils were fast enough to catch him with his tennis ball!) The Woodlands pupils are hoping to have a therapy dog for their school too soon.

The following photos were taken by Marton pupils, Richard, Robbie and Charlie (Year 5) and Chanice (Year 6):

Year 5 are saving lives!

This morning our Year 5 class has been working with Little Life Savers which is a charity set up to teach basic life support skills to schoolchildren aged 9 years and older. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn these skills which empower them to to act positively should they ever be faced with an emergency situation. During the session, the children learnt about:

  • How to help a choking child
  • How to perform Child Basic Life Support “Hands-Only” CPR
  • How to perform Adult Basic Life Support “Hands-Only” CPR
  • How to put a casualty into the Recovery Position



Little LifeSavers is a registered charity and all sessions are free of charge. They are always in need of funds to continue to teach these essential skills around the country. Please consider assisting their funding by visiting

Year 5 Mummies

In their ancient history lessons, Year 5 have been learning about the process of Egyptian mummifying. Today, they investigated how this was done and even had a go at trying out the technique (safely of course!). The ‘best mummy’ was judged by Mrs Coyle and this was based on how authentic the winners had carried out the process (for example, mummies’ mouths traditionally were not covered to let the person eat and breath in the afterlife).

The winners were Robbie, Brooklyn and Mia:

View the full gallery below:

Watch the video:

Gracie’s ‘Soundation’ Project

Class 4B have been investigating creating electronic music and mixing sounds using the online ‘Soundation‘ site. When asked why she liked ‘Soundation’, Gracie told us that she could choose to mix different sounds together on layers, creating a magical overlay of sounds. Relax and listen below…

Gracie’s track was picked as the class winner.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme is Healthy Inside and Out to  help us to feel better in ourselves, focus on what we want to do and deal with difficult times.

Being part of BFET we are really  passionate about health and wellbeing for our staff and students.

We know that one in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time and many more struggle with challenges from academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty and bereavement.  It’s clear that giving young people the support they need is a challenge.

Our students are so lucky at BFET that many of our schools including Marton have adopted the Daily Mile. Have you done your Daily Mile every day this week? If not what other activity have you done to meet the guidelines of being active at least 60 mins a day? It really does help you feel better.

 Our children and young people spend more time in school than they do anywhere else except their own home. School is one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health and mental health problems.  You  can find out more about Children’s Mental Health week by clicking here.

We have also attached some useful resources which hope to address the issues of good mental health in young people:

 Tips for Parents and Carers
 Tips for Children

Find out more about our how our Alliance for Learning is supporting Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 across BFET.