Friday, 26 May 2017

Stella Maris has got talent!

Our annual Talent Show gave pupils the opportunity to display their skills. From perfect pianists to singing sensations and everything in between we were treated to a wonderful variety show! It was amazing to see so many of our pupils from Nursery to Year 6 take to the stage and confidently perform to a packed hall.

We've uploaded the highlights to our Facebook page.





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Eco-warriors!

We have been learning about the environment and what it means to be part of a community this Term. As part of our learning, pupils have been taking turns to clean up our neighbourhood. Armed with litter picking devices that have been kindly loaned to us by Stockport Council we have been out and about in Heaton Mersey.

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 cleaned up the pavements around the front of our School and the Community Centre.

Eco-warriors in action!

Next it was the turn of pupils in Years 1 and 2 who headed to nearby Heaton Mersey Park. They were delighted to find that there wasn't too much litter as this left them with a little time to test out the play equipment!

Year 2 teacher Miss Davies commented "The litter picking initiative has helped with our focus in Science on materials as it has enabled us to study what can be re-used and recycled and what needs to be thrown away. We've also spent time thinking about what it means to have pride in our surroundings and how easy it is for us to 'do our bit'."

Heaton Mersey Park

Testing the play equipment



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A visit to Manchester

The John Rylands Library was the destination for Years 5 and 6 as part of their focus on the Victorians. The Deansgate based Grade I Listed building provided a stunning setting for our pupils to take part in a workshop focused on maps from the Victorian era. Maps of tramways, waterworks, infectious diseases and drinking were explored by pupils. We then toured the exhibitions in the library and the children were very impressed with the Reading Room.


Pupils exploring the Reading Room at The John Rylands Library
 
 In the afternoon there was time for a whistle stop sightseeing tour of Manchester including St Ann's Church, St Mary's The Hidden Gem Church, Lincoln Square, Albert Square and St Peter's Square! Pupils were surprised to learn just how many historic buildings and monuments Manchester houses.

The statue of Lincoln Memorial

The Albert Memorial

St Peter's Square