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Aut 1 2017

Y2 Children find the way

Year 2 took part in a day of stimulating and relevant outdoor education activities within the school grounds.   This was part of the KS1 geography mapping curriculum as well as part of our autumn 1 topic ‘Where my Wellies Take Me’.  The day included; Compass direction trails, mapping a group of trees and habitat mapping in the Environmental Area.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the weather.

Reception learn about Diwali

At the end of the Autumn Term 1 the Reception class learnt all about Diwali - the festival of light.

As part of this learning children have decorated their own Rangoli patterns at their Diwali table.

Not only was this a great way to learn about Diwali, but it also helped the children to work on their fine motor skills too!

TSC - end of term and Holiday Club

Just before the holiday the children had been busy at TSC building polydron structures and making harvest hampers.

The fun continued at TSC during the October holiday on Italian Day!!

What a 'fantastico' day at Holiday Club.  The children made pizzas, flags - even The Leaning Tower of Piza! They tasted delicious flavours of Italian gelato, whilst making our moustaches!! 

Year 4 step back to Roman Times

Yesterday, Year 4 travelled back in time to spend the day in Ancient Rome.  They learnt to speak and write in Latin, handled artefacts, learnt about Roman warfare, what it took to become a Roman soldier and of course how to march in a Roman legion.

They wined and dined as noble Romans, and found out why you put your 'best foot forward. '

Later they were entertained by comics and jugglers, played Roman games, made clay faces and finally ended the day performing a Roman play.

 

Change4Life Festival

The children had a great morning at the Change 4 Life festival at Wilmslow High School. They took part in 6 different activities including playing boccia whilst sitting on a space hopper, playing parachute games, throwing and catching using a rebound net, playing volleyball with a balloon and shooting into a netball ring.

They also had a chance to meet ex paralympion Liz Johnson and see her 3 medals from 3 different Paralympics.

The children were given sweat bands to wear when they arrived and they were certainly needed, as there were a lot of red, sweaty faces!

And at the end of the event they received a water bottle and gold medal.

Y5 Visit Jodrell Bank

Year 5 went to infinity and beyond, or so it felt like!

How strange did the sky look today?

At Jodrell Bank Year 5 experimented with making safe landing craft for eggs, measured craters and lots of other space related activities. A great day!

Judo Demonstration

Yesterday KS2 took part in a Judo Assembly. It was a great opportunity to see some of the skills being demonstrated and how much fun can be had learning a new skill.

There was an important message though: ONLY USE THESE SKILLS WITH A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR AND WITHIN A JUDO SESSION.

This is being offered as a Wednesday morning club for the first 30 children who reply.  Details went home this week and/or available from the school office.

So, sign up now and enjoy a few weeks of Judo in school on a Wednesday morning before school starts.

Boccia

Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque. The name "boccia" is derived from the Latin word for "boss" – bottia. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with severe physical disabilities.  It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other severe disabilities affecting motor skills.  In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport, and in 2008 was being practised in over fifty countries worldwide. Boccia is governed by the Boccia International Sports Federation and is one of only two Paralympic sports that have no counterpart in the Olympic program.

Seven children from our school competed at Macclesfield Academy brilliantly winning a gold medal in their first section before gaining a bronze medal in the grand final.  Well done to all the children who took part - they made us proud!!

Rugby Team Play in Macclesfield Area Finals

The tag rugby team played brilliantly today.  They won their section beating Park Royal 3-1, Puss Bank 4-0 and drawing with Bollinbrook 3-3.

In the semi final they were up against a strong Nether Alderley team.  It was a very close match, but we just lost 3-2 in the last few seconds of the game.

Overall the team came 4th out of 19 schools in the Macclesfield area.

Year 6 Evacuees

As part of their history topic on World War Two, Year 6 experienced life as an evacuee. The children spent the day at East Lancashire Railway handling wartime artifacts, sitting in an air raid shelter and learning about rationing. The highlight of the visit was a trip on a steam train to Rawtenstall where the children experienced a mock selection process and a black out! A fantastic day was had by all!

Key Strings

Keystrings music came into school recently. They were demonstrating solo and ensemble music from a range of styles, periods, cultures and genres.

This will be presented with humour, imagination and a lot of creativity!

The children experienced structured live music with an emphasis upon listening, appraising as well as participating.

Y4 Girls are Champions!!

On Wednesday the Year 4 girls took part in the Wilmslow District Football tournament at Tytherington High School.

They very quickly got into their stride and the goals soon started to mount up. The girls won all of their games, with some amazing skills shown by the whole team, who eventually scored a tremendous 24 goals in all and conceded none!!!

They now go forward to county finals in January!

Y5 Maths Problem Solved

Year 5 have been thinking in a different way. They investigated how to create a design and change it removing only a few sticks at a time!

Can you turn 3 matchsticks into 9 without breaking any?

Try it at home!!

If you get stuck - ask a Year 5!

Environment Club

The school Environment Club spent an enjoyable and exciting time harvesting apples from the school trees and all the vegetables that had grown in the school vegetable patch! The children enjoyed taking some back to eat for their supper! Keep watching to see what we plant next!

Y6 Learning to Learn

We have been learning all about our brains, the different parts and their functions.

We then made model brains out of clay which proved much more fiddly than we anticipated!