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


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."