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Spr 2 2019

 

Ducklings delight reception

Reception were lucky enough to be invited by Pre-School to look at their ducklings eggs on Wednesday.

The children were able to observe the eggs and talk about what they could see- it was clear some of the eggs were getting ready to hatch!

By Thursday morning three fluffy ducklings had hatched from their eggs and duckling 'Jemimah' came to visit in the classroom. All of the children were able to hold the Jemimah and were very gentle and careful in doing so. 

football team at northwest regional finals

Having won the area finals in the Macclesfield Town tournament,  the year 5 and 6 team traveled to Bolton Wanderer's Academy to play in the north west regional finals.

The team were brilliant and their manager, (Joe Holt - PFC) was immensely proud. They narrowly missed out in place in the semi-finals having drawn with the eventual winners.

A huge congratulations shout out from all your fans here at AECPS!

Year 6 know the properties of blood

Today Year 6 were learning about the components of blood and what each individual element does.

This was in the form of factual research and then recreating a “blood soup” using 4 ingredients to represent red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets.

They also looked at how and why blood is donated.

Year 2 learn to prepare food

Year 2 enjoyed their afternoon making mini party sandwiches to practice their food skills.   

They learnt about cutting out, snipping, mixing, spooning and spreading as well as how to execute these skills safely! 

When complete the children put their sandwiches aside to be tasted after they had tidied their area!  

Year 1 Visit The synagogue

Year One had a great morning at Hale Synagogue.

The children learnt what many of the features in a Synagogue are called and why they are special. Also what some of religious festivals are called and how they are celebrated.

They especially enjoyed the treats and snacks provided for them at the end!

YEar 2 make tussie mussies

Year 2 had enjoyed their science lesson making tussie - mussies. 

 A tussie mussie is a small flower and herb bouquet, sometimes given as a gift. 

They have existed since medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the arm, head or bodice.  It was believed that the fresh smell from the tussie mussie would keep common illnesses and diseases away!

Reception investigate mono printing

As part of Reception's topic on "The Little Red Hen" the children have been learning the technique of mono printing using polystyrene and rollers.

It took a lot of concentration and effort to ensure that there was enough pressure applied to leave the bright red print on the page.

We think the finished pieces looks clucktastic!

We supported Comic Relief!

We like to 'Make A Difference' so when Comic Relief comes rounds we use the opportunity to raise money to help other people around the world as well as have fun.

This year we dressed in red and had a 'Joke-A-Thon'.  Each class had a 'stand-up' comedy session and then voted for their best joke. The winning jokes were shared on the school website! Be prepared to laugh.... or not!!!

Juniors perform at Wilmslow Music Festival

Children in Year 3, 4 and 5 all sang brilliantly at the Wilmslow Schools' Music Festival.

The Wilmslow Music Festival is a collaborative effort between all primary schools in the cluster to perform together and celebrate music.

This year the theme was ‘One World’ and our children sang the song ‘Africa’ by Toto.

The teachers and helpers were all very impressed with then children’s performance and behaviour. We were exceptionally proud of all them.

Well done juniors!

Year 1 and 2 perform at the Big Sing

Year 1 and 2 had a wonderful afternoon singing, with other Wilmslow Primary Schools, for family and friends. 

The theme this year was 'Our World'. 

The massed songs were superbly sung and the  individual song from each school was of a very high standard. 

All our children had lots of fun both learning the songs and performing at Wilmslow Leisure Centre.

All the teachers were very proud of the children and their excellent performance and behaviour.

Chess Champions

In response to a request from year 6 class council and School Council, we have opened up The Squirrel Club at lunchtime for children to play chess.

It is early days and were are all just learning the rules but we are having great fun. 

The Chess Club is open on a Tuesday lunchtime from 12.45 - 1.10 on a first come, first served basis.  

World Book Day

Children and staff  dressed up as toys for World Book Day.

Visiting author, Mark Powers, launched the day by reading the opening chapter of his book 'Spy Toys'. The children then participated in writing workshops with Mark and had fun activities based around the theme. There was also a book fair in the school hall, a competition to read books in the most unusual places and a book signing to end the day.

Charlie in Year 2 said, "World Book Day is great fun. I love dressing up and all the lessons are really fun. Working with Mr Powers on improving our writing taught me a lot about how to be an author and gave us ideas to use in our own stories."

 

We Went Fizz Free

The School Council campaign to encourage children to go Fizz Free  and avoid sugary fizzy drinks in February was a great success.

Mrs Walsh was inundated with calendars showing the days when children had not had fizzy drinks.

The Fizz Free Champions were presented with special certificates, a headteacher's award and extra house points.

Even better, they will have protected their teeth from all that sugar.

Well done everyone!