Wednesday, 16 January 2019

A Georgia O'Keefe inspired Art lesson

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been studying the famous American artist, Georgia O'Keefe. Working with our Art Teacher, Mrs Baldwin, they produced some magnificent pastel drawings of flowers in O'Keefe's floral pastels style.

They enjoyed learning different techniques to give the drawings depth and texture and filling the page with colour.



Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Staircase House

Boys and girls in Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a fun and informative day out at Staircase House in Stockport.

As part of their topic on the Great Fire of London, the visit involved dressing up as soldiers, maids and even Samuel Peeps, making houses using wattle and daub (clay), writing with quills and making their own fire marks.

The visit really brought the topic to life. It was very interactive and the children declared it "Amazing!".

One Year 1 pupil commented "I had never been to Staircase House before but I am so glad we came on a trip here." Another said "I loved everything about the day - even the bus journey to Stockport!".



Monday, 17 December 2018

Cinderella

Our boys and girls had a brilliant time watching the talented actors from Chaplins Pantomime perform Cinderella.

The travelling theatre company made everybody laugh with their comic antics and set the tone for Christmas with their festive singing!

Boys and girls from local nurseries 0-2-5, Elm Cottage and Kiddie Kloud also joined with the school for the performance at Heaton Mersey Community Centre.

Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "Our visit from Chaplins signifies the start of Christmas for us! The performances are always entertaining and it is lovely to welcome children from the local nurseries to join in on the fun!".



Friday, 7 December 2018

Pre-Prep Pirates

As part of their topic on under and on the sea Pre-Prep have been learning about sea creatures and pirates. They have worked hard on the topic so as a reward they spent the day being pirates!

They had lots of swashbuckling fun and manage to learn lots along the way.

They kicked off pirate day with a treasure hunt. This provided a great guided reading activity with the entire class working together to follow clues and discover the hidden treasure. Once the treasured had been discovered they then had to use their Maths skills to share the treasure equally.

Next up was making some pirate grog (hot chocolate). Again, this was a great activity for Literacy and Maths as they followed the instructions and weighed the ingredients. They then wrote out their recipes, including exactly how many marshmallows they wanted! With their scientific hats on they were keen to learn what happened to the hot chocolate powder when it was added to warm up - the results were declared delicious!

Pre-Prep Teacher Mrs Jones commented "Our pirate day was a great success - both in terms of fun and excitement for the children and integrating lots of the curriculum in a pirate themed way!"

Pupils enjoyed a treasure hunt

Pupils loved their pirate 'grog'

Spreading Christmas cheer!

Pupils in Year 6 enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer when they performed for residents, staff and visitors at Abney Court Care Home in Cheadle.

Many of the residents joined in with the festive singing and enjoyed seeing the children play the ukuleles.

Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "The children enjoy performing in the local community and bringing joy to others. It is lovely to see the residents of Abney Court joining in with the singing and they love chatting to the children too."






Friday, 30 November 2018

Celebrating St Andrew

Pupils in Years 3 & 4 performed an entertaining assembly on St Andrew's Day to help us learn more about the patron saint of Scotland.

They explained how he came to be the patron saint, St Andrew's cross and how this relates to the flag of Scotland. They performed an Autumn inspired poem and treated us to a Scottish song. Click the link below to see them in action.





Christmas Fair - Saturday 1 December 1pm - 3pm

We are looking forward to welcoming people to our Christmas Fair.

We have lots of games to keep everybody occupied with knock the elf off the shelf, poke the Christmas tree, bottle and chocolate tombolas, name the bear and lots more! We also have seasonal refreshments and lots of great shopping opportunities.

Santa will be in his magical grotto waiting to hear what's on your Christmas list and to give out an early present.

Kick start your countdown to Christmas by visiting our Christmas Fair!

Christmas hot chocolate cones

Name the bear

Yummy Christmas treats