Friday, 19 January 2018

Resolutions for the New Year.

Pupils in Year 5 hosted an assembly reflecting on the resolutions they have made for 2018. From being nice to siblings to performing random acts of kindness, our boys and girls have resolved to make some small changes for the new year.

We were impressed with how confidently they shared their promises with us, especially as many of them had family members in the audience who were quickly taking note to make sure they are held to their promises!





Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Creating a Winter Wonderland Masterpiece

Pupils and staff in Pre-Prep have been working with our Art Teacher, Mrs Baldwin, to produce a Winter Wonderland mural. Each week they are developing their art skills and adding to the Winter scene.

In the first week they practised their painting skills and painted the blue sky and snowy background. They had to work hard to ensure their brushstrokes were all going in the same direction to produce a nice smooth sky.

Our little artists are ready for action!

In the second week they used stamping techniques with corks and cotton buds. They busily dipped their 'stampers' into white and silver paint to create snowflakes of varying sizes and patterns to the Winter sky. The next step was great fun - sprinkling glitter to make the snowflakes sparkle!




Trees will be added next week to finish the Winter Wonderland - we can't wait to see the finished mural hanging on the wall!

Open Events

We are hosting two Open Events during our Spring Term. The first event will take place on Thursday 18 January at 6pm until 7pm. The second will take place on Saturday 17 March from 10am until 12noon.

Our Open Events provide an ideal opportunity for families to learn more about life at Stella Maris. Teachers, pupils and parents will be on hand to explain how pupils benefit from our small class sizes, strong academic curriculum and excellent pastoral care.

The Open Events work on a drop in basis; there is no need to book in advance. We also provide school day tours for families to see the school in action during the school day. To book a school day tour please contact our Admissions Officer, Lindsey Farrelly on 0161 432 0532 or email lindsey.farrelly@stellamarisschool.co.uk.


Friday, 12 January 2018

Pets and Vets

Pre-Prep pupils are focusing on pets as their topic for the Spring Term. They have turned the home corner into a 'vets surgery' and they are learning all about what a vet does.

They have brought in their soft toy pets from home and discussed how to look after the real life version of these pets. They have also made cages and written stories about looking after their pets.

This week they were lucky enough to receive a visit from one of our pupil's real life pet budgies! The pupils were surprised at how noisy they were!





Thursday, 11 January 2018

Why are polar bears good swimmers?

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been finding the answer to this question and other polar bear facts as part of their topic work. They have been researching online the key characteristics of polar bears and using this information to write informative reports.

They have discovered that polar bears have longer heads than other bears and ears that fold in and these characteristics make them excellent swimmers.

Pupils then used their art and design skills to produce a 3D polar bear head so they could demonstrate these characteristics.




Friday, 15 December 2017

Sharing our Christmas Cheer!

Pupils across the school have taken time out of their busy schedules to entertain others at Christmas time.

First up was our Year 6 pupils who travelled to Abney Court Care Home in Cheadle to entertain residents and staff with a Christmas medley and some fantastic piano solos. The residents enjoyed joining in with some of the Christmas classics including Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Pupils then spent time chatting with the residents about their plans for Christmas and what they enjoy eating over the festive period! 

 

Our next stop was Broadstone Mill Shopping Outlet  where pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 entertained shoppers with a number of Christmas classics. They also met the stars from this year's Stockport Plaza Panto, Aladdin. Here's a little taster of the pupils in action.


Meeting the Panto Stars from Stockport Plaza



Monday, 11 December 2017

Pupils Shine at our Christmas Concert

Our whole school production of 'Baubles' was a great success. Every pupil in the school took to the stage to dazzle families with their talents. Form singing and acting to playing instruments, there were an array of skills on display to delight the audience. We were lucky enough to be able to host the Christmas Concert is the stunning St John's Church in Heaton Mersey, which provided the perfect setting. We hope you enjoy our video and photos. To view more photos please visit our Facebook Page.