Thursday, 15 December 2016

Spreading Joy at Christmas

Children in our juniors have been helping the elderly in the local community to get into the Christmas spirit by performing carol concerts at two local nursing homes.

Our first stop was Abney Court Care Home in Cheadle where children in Years 5 and 6 treated residents to a range of songs from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer to traditional carols. The residents had a lovely time listening and chatting to the children.
Years 5 & 6 singing at Abney Court in Cheadle
Next stop was closer to home; all of our juniors went to Priestnall Court Care Home in Heaton Mersey. The children sang a lovely selection of songs and the residents joined in too!

The Juniors performing at Priestnall Court

Music teacher Jane Shaw commented: "The children work very hard to learn the words to a range of Christmas songs so they can give an amazing performance. It's so delightful to watch the joy on the faces of the residents; in fact a few of them were so moved they shed tears of joy. We teach the children that Christmas is about sharing and caring, not just receiving, and these concerts are an excellent way to demonstrate this."

Friday, 9 December 2016

Show and Tell

We were treated to an entertaining show and tell session in our assembly. First up was Nursery and Reception who were awarded certificates for achieving their target of independently getting dressed for PE and changed back into their uniform again. They then recited a comical poem that they have managed to learn in just one week!
Nursery and Reception with their certificates

Next it was the turn of Year 1 who shared some lovely language work they have done relating to their class reading book Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present. We also got to see an amazing snow globe that the children have been making in class.
Pupils from Year 1

Year 1/2 shared some fascinating facts about the solar system and sang us their amazing numbers song.
Our Year1/2 space experts!

Last up was a pupil from Year 4 who had written an amazing piece of creative writing which she read to us. What a bunch of talented pupils we have!

A captivating tale from Year 4

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Panto fun for all!

Pupils and staff had a fantastic time watching Chaplins production of Dick Whittington. Elvis the cat was a big hit as were the comic antics of "Idle Jack".

We were joined by children from local nurseries too who enjoyed an afternoon of fun.

Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "It is great to be able to team up with local nurseries to enjoy an entertaining pantomime at Christmas. We're very fortunate to be situated next door to the Community Centre which allows for a stage production. Children from nursery all the way up to Year 6 were captivated by the show and it proved a great start to the festive season!"