Friday, 15 February 2019

A recipe for friendship

Pupils in Year 3 entertained us with their assembly about friendship.

They gave us the perfect recipe for friendship, shared thoughtful acrostic poems with us about the qualities of a good friend, retold a friendship story and concluded with a cheery song.

You can watch some highlights by clicking the link below.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Open Morning - Saturday 2 March 2019

Our next Open Morning will take place on Saturday 2 March from 10am until 12 noon. The Open Morning provides an ideal opportunity for prospective families to have a look around Stella Maris and chat to teaching staff about our approach to education and our curriculum.

You do not need to register in advance, please just turn up between 10am and 12 noon.

If you are unable to make it to our Open Morning but are keen to know what Stella Maris could offer for your family, please telephone 0161 432 0532 to book a school day tour.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Sharing family heritage through food

Pupils in Pre-Prep have been sharing their family heritage with their classmates by bringing in foods that are favourites within their family.

The multi-cultural class has been on a journey through food - they have tried Cypriot halloumi made by a pupil's grandparent, fruit from Africa, nalesniki pancakes from Poland, they've tried Irish Barmbrack and they have had a go at making Welsh cakes.

On the menu next week are semla buns from Sweden, a traditional Greek lunch, a homemade crumble from the UK and a trip to the Yang Sing in Chinatown to try some authentic Chinese delights!

Class teacher, Mrs Jones, commented "Food is a lovely way for the children to learn more about their heritage. The whole class has been fascinated to learn just how multi-cultural we are and each pupil has enjoyed sharing their food traditions. I have particularly enjoyed finding out more about the children's home lives and their extended families."

Baking Welsh cakes

Trying Irish Barmbrack and Cypriot halloumi

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Safer Internet Day

As part of Safer Internet Day 2019 pupils are spending this week focusing on staying safe online. 

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been looking at what constitutes personal information. They discussed what information they should never share online.

They also looked at the subject of cyber bullying. They examined real life scenarios and decided whether they amounted to cyber bullying. 

Friday, 1 February 2019

Do you want to build a snowman?

Our Pre-Prep pupils loved the arctic conditions this week! They had a fantastic time building snow people and being snow angels! Pre-Prep teacher Mrs Jones commented "We love getting out to play, whatever the weather! We were very lucky that the snow was thick and fresh and not icy so it was an ideal opportunity to enjoy some snow play".

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Precious Prints

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 continued their study of artist Georgia O'Keefe in their Art lessons with Mrs Baldwin. This week they focused on producing flower templates for ink printing. They enjoyed drawing their template on foam and then using the ink trays and rollers to produce their very own ink prints.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Once Upon a Smile

Some special visitors came along to our assembly to say thank you for our fundraising efforts. We were joined by Angela and Sidley from Manchester based charity, Once Upon a Smile, who wanted to personally say thanks for our donation of £466.80.

The money was raised by staff, pupils and families in November 2018 at our silly socks day and our family sponsored welly walk.

Angela explained that the money raised will be used to help children in Greater Manchester following the loss of a loved one. She presented a special fundraising certificate to our head boy and Head Girl. She was then joined by a cheerful Sidley who gave out lots of high fives and waves - he was a big hit with the pupils! If you would like to donate to Once Upon a Smile please visit our fundraising page.