New Term

Welcome back to a new term and, finally, some sunshine! It is wonderful to see our grounds looking so green and fresh and I am hoping that we are all able to spend time learning outdoors this term. Years 5 and 6 have already spent a week enjoying outdoor adventurous activities at Lledr Hall in Snowdonia. One day was spent at the beach climbing and scrambling over the rocks, building ‘volcanoes’, jumping in the dunes and much more. We also tried high ropes, jungle gym, orienteering, den building, gorge walking. night line and mine exploring! Everyone tried something new and learned to be a better team player. Thanks to children and staff for a great trip.

This half term sees the count down to SAT tests and I know that Year 6 are working really hard so that they can show what talented readers, writers and mathematicians they are. I wish them all good luck!

Spring is here!

There is a lot to look forward to this half term.  On 7th March it is World Book Day and, as usual, we will celebrate on Friday 8th with an assembly where we hope that children and staff will dress up as a favourite book character.  The following Friday,15th March,  it is Red Nose Day and we will organise fun activities to raise funds for the appeal.

All classes have started their new topics this week and teachers have some exciting activities planned. Year 5 is beginning to look like a tropical island and Year 2 like a suitable  home for Nemo!

Don’t forget that Parents’ evenings will be on 26th and 27th March and we look forward to seeing you all then.

Happy New Year

Welcome back to school and to 2013. I hope all our families had a wonderful Christmas. This is a short term but is likely to be a busy one. I am particularly excited about the fact that all our Key Stage 2 Classes wil be involved in arts projects with outside organisations. Years 3 and 4 are working with the Chinese Arts Centre to produce an exhibition in March. Children in Years 5 and 6 will be collaborating with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester on poetry workshops which will conclude with the children presenting their own work at the theatre. Finally, Year 5 children will take part in the Children’s Shakespeare Festival. Together with other schools, they will take part in drama workshops which culminate in a performance of drama work based on The Tempest at The Lowry Theatre in July.  We are so lucky that our children are able to work with renowned professional arts organisations in this way.

Watch the blog for further information as these projects develop!

The countdown to Christmas!

I hope everyone had a good half term break. Christmas will soon be upon us and we have all the usual events to look forward to. The Christmas Fair will be on Friday 7th December at 3.15p.m. and we are hopeful that Santa will be able to fit us into his busy schedule. Our Early Years unit will be performing their nativity play ‘Shine, Star, Shine’ and we will finish the term with a Carol Service at St. Paul’s Church,

 

Looking forward……

Thank you to everyone for a long but productive and ( mostly!)  fun half term.   Children have taken home a Research Book for the holiday with some ideas on  where to find information on next half term’s topic. This might involve a walk down to Salford Quays, a visit to the local library, a website to look at or simply going outside in the dark to see how it feels! Children may write, draw, stick in pictures, leaflets etc.  – whatever they wish. We hope that it will stimulate their interest and maybe give them some information to pass on to the rest of the class!

Africa Day

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday’s Africa Day such a great success and especially to Blessing Okoh who organised the activities. Photos should be available later today!

Reading Challenge

Our Reading Challenge is now in Week 5 and Year 2 are leaving all other classes in their wake as they achieve 100% for three weeks in a  row. Well done Year 2 and come along everyone else – let’s give them some competition!

Don’t forget there is a £20 prize for the winning class!

Well done, Year 6!

Year 6 are the winners of the first week of our Reading Challenge, with 94% of the class reading at home at least four times last week.  Years 4 and 5 also did well but what happened to the rest of you? Come on  – we need all parents and children reading together regularly.

Let’s make sure that all classes achieve at least 70% next week!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone to what I am sure will be an action packed Autumn Term. I hope that you all had a great Summer – despite the weather!

This half term we have a lot to look forward to. The Space Dome and the Pop Project will be visiting and we have another Mad Science Assembly.  We will also be celebrating Harvest with our annual service at St. Paul’s Church.  I know that several classes also have exciting  trips organised.

I hope that everyone will take part in our Autumn Reading Challenge – there are lots of prizes to be won! All you need to do is read at home at least four times a week.

In school there may be some disruption as we are having new boilers and heaters installed and there may be a period when we have no heating in parts of the school. I will keep everyone informed on progress with this.