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Summer Term 2 2016

 

More Holiday Fun @ The Squirrel Club

We made bread, chocolate crispy cakes, fairy cakes and pizza.  We had a fab day mixing, kneading and licking the bowls!!  We even made a Pizza Restaurant out of a huge cardboard box given to us by Jackie.

Holiday Club at The Squirrel Club (Aug 16)

Holiday Fun @ The Squirrel Club

The children at The Squirrel Club holiday club had a great day painting outdoors.  Their paintings were then cut out to create a collage which s now displayed in the Old School Room.  A brilliant piece of art work that is definitely worth seeing!!

Reception Show - Jack, Jackie and the Pea Stalk

An amazing performance and adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk.  The script and play was based on all the children's work from the year just gone.  The children with the help of Miss Platt rewrote the play and the lyrics to the songs - simply awesome!!

Reception Summer Show (July 16)

Key Stage 1 Show - Pirates vs Mermaids

What a show!!  An amazing show was performed today by Year 1 and 2 and was enjoyed by a packed audience of family and friends.  Well done to the children and staff.

KS1 Summer Show (July 16)

The Lion King

The Key Stage 2 children put on a fantastic show tonight and delighted parents, friends and relatives with their fabulous singing and acting.  Many thanks to Miss Rose and Mrs Oduah for making this possible.

KS2 Summer Show (July 16)

Soak the Teacher (and Headteacher!!)

The weather was far too wet on Saturday at the PTA Summer Fair to do Soak the Teacher so the children were given another opportunity to throw wet sponges at the teachers and in so doing so raising money for the PTA.  The children paid £1.00 for the privilege of throwing sponges at Mr Perry. Miss Hilton and Mrs Clee.  Some children were a fantastic aim - thanks to Mrs Clee for teaching PE so well!!  Thankfully in the 30 degree temperatures today the teachers did not feel the cold!!

Reception Children get to work at Kenyon Hall Farm

The Reception Class had a wonderful (if not wet day) at Kenyon Hall Farm on Monday. The children had lots of sensory experiences using smell, taste, sight and touch to explore the farm. Sniffing chocolate flavoured herbs in the herb garden, using colour swatches to match different coloured flowers, holding a warm (just laid) fresh egg and not forgetting tasting a gooseberry. As the pictures show - they were a little sour and there were some not too impressed faces! Luckily the children all picked a punnet of delicious fresh strawberries to take home too. A great day had by all.

George Osborne celebrates Success of Schools

North West Ambulance Service invited children from our school to a celebrate the fact that we have achieved getting a defibrillator in every school in Wilmslow.  George Osborne MP requested that they organised this event so he can meet representatives from all the schools and discuss why is it so important.  The event was hosted by Wilmslow High School on Friday 8th July.  As part of the event the children learnt how to give someone CPR and cam away with a few goodies too.

Year 4 head back in time

On Wednesday 6th July, Year 4 visited the Alderley Edge Methodist Church to learn about John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. They enjoyed a fun day packed with activities such as building a tower from marshmallows and spaghetti; drama and art.

Year 2 children go on a Secret Mission

This week Year 2 had a 'Secret Mission' to undertake, led by Reverend Ben Clowes and Jenny Mossman.  The children had to investigate, through lots of exciting activities, who Jesus was, and how he spread God's word through being a friend, a miracle worker, a healer, and a story teller. 

Year 4 Residential

Day 2 was another brilliant day where the children completed an orienteering course at the centre before travelling to the Candle Factory where they made their own candles, painted their own candle holders, played in the park and, most importantly, had an ice-cream!!  A great end to a great residential trip!!

Mountain Biking in Year 5

Year 5 had the amazing opportunity to attempt mountain biking skills at Manchester Velodrome during sports week.  Thanks to our sponsors who enabled us to take part in this great experience .

Year 4 get wet!!

Year 4 were very fortunate to have the opportunity during Sports Week to spend the day at the Trafford Water Sports Centre. They had so much fun learning to Kayak, build a raft (and getting it to float) and bell boat.

Sports Presentation Evening for Wilmslow Schools

Year 1 and 2 earn all about composting!!

On Monday 27th June, Year One and Two children took part in composting and minibeast workshops with visitors from the Keep Britain Tidy organisation.  During the workshop, the children learnt how to make their own compost using recycled products. After looking at samples from compost heaps they then were given pots of live minibeasts to identify. The children enjoyed looking at moving minibeasts with their magnifying glasses and some children even dared to hold an earthworm in their hand!

At the end of the workshop the children were given their own packet of salad leaf seeds to take home,  to encourage them to grow their own food, planted of course.......with lots of compost!

Mrs Bull said, "I would like to thank all the children for their participation and enthusiasm during the workshops,  by completing these workshops another strand of our Green Flag award has been completed.  Well done Year One and Two!"

Sports Week in Year 1

Year One enjoyed a great Sports Week trying new activities and working cooperatively as a team.  Here are some photos of Year 1 getting fit on our scooters and learning how to hit the tennis ball successfully!

Year 6 BMX

During sports week, Year 6 were treated to a fantastic experience at the Manchester Velodrome, riding the indoor BMX track. It was tricky at first but they soon got the hand of it and were riding the track with ease! As part of the visit they were able to see the indoor speed track and watched some of the Great Britain Team practicing on a tandem. It was a brilliant afternoon and the children wanted to thank the sponsors of sports week for giving them this amazing opportunity.

Year 6 learn to stay safe

This year, the year 6 children used the art of Judo to learn about safety and protecting themselves if they felt threatened or were attacked. The children were taught by an expert how to use space, particular holds and break-aways in the event that they were grabbed or had their personal space invaded. Let's hope they never have to use such techniques but it is always sensible to have them in the back of our minds in the unlikely event that something may happen on their way home from high school. This is all part of the school's responsibility to help keep  our children safe.

Swimming Gala

Mrs Walsh took 2 teams of year 5 and 6 children to an inter-school swimming gala at Total Fitness, Wilmslow. The children were all volunteers who wanted to complete competitively in various races. The standards were high and many of the races were very close. The final race was a 12 person canon where each child had to complete 1 length in their fastest stroke - it was very close. In the end, Alderley Edge Team 1 were awarded bronze and Alderley Edge Team 2 gained silver! To end the gala there were 'fun' races which the children really enjoyed. 

Year 2 tired but happy!!

What a busy week Year 2 had during our Sports Week and what a fantastic range of activities they had the opportunity to take part in! From Music and Movement, Pilates to horse riding, tennis and Scoot fit. Phew, no wonder they were exhausted by Friday.

Great Tudor morning for Year 3!

Year 3 took a trip back to Tudor times. They learnt how to survive the plague by knowing the symptoms and treatments, they played numerous Tudor games, learnt about the court, punishments and crimes and all joined in with some great role play! They ended the morning with a grand banquet complete with servants, musicians, scraps for the poor and a grand dance!

Breadmakers

Today Year 5 experienced something different - a trip on the train to Handforth!  The children were responsible for their own tickets and enjoyed this different model of travel.  Tesco's hosted  a Farm to Fork trail for us, involving a tour of the working bakery.  Here they got to actually make bread and see how it is baked and packaged.  Part of the trip also involved tasting  9 different breads, yum!

Year 4 at Beeston

Day 1 was brilliant.  The children had a fantastic day climbing to the top of the castle, making shelters and enjoying a camp fire.  They even had a good night's sleep!!  All children are well and looking forward to orienteering and a visit to the candle factory before heading back to school.

Hockey

Year 4 enjoyed hockey at The Edge with Alderley Edge Hockey Club first team coach

Year 6 Rounders Team gain bronze!

Below are 3  photos of the exciting rounders tournament which saw Year 6 compete with great team work and incredible catching.  Mrs. Walsh was very much the team coach and pulled the best out in them with her experience. In the final game Alderley scored just half a rounder however through grit and determination they stopped the other school scoring at all so gaining third place. Nail biting to the end.Great result!!

Rugby Stars and Rugby Stars of the future!!

Today Reception class had a visit from  professional rugby players Mark Cueto (Ex Sales Sharks & England)  and Dean Schofield (Ex Sales Sharks and Worcester, currently playing for Yorkshire Carniege).

The children were coached through a range of team skills, passing skills and tag skills and had a lot of fun in between! Each child was presented with a Sales Shark flag from the players at the end of the session. A great morning of sport for Reception class.

Kadeena Cox - World Champion visits Year 5 and 6

Kadeena Cox is a parasport athlete from England competing in T37 sprint and para-cycling events. She was part of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, in which she won world titles in the T37 100m and C4 500m time trial respectively.

Kadeena talked to the children about her experiences as an able bodied athlete and more recently her journey overcoming a stroke and subsequent diagnosis of MS to become a World Champion.  Kadeena was an amazingly inspirational athlete for the children to meet and spent over an hour in school helping the children to understand what it takes to get to the top which included healthy eating, drinking lots of water, training hard and working hard at school!!

At the end of the talk Kadeena not only showed the children her medals but the children were able to hold and feel the weight of the medals especially the gold medals which were incredibly heavy!

Euro 2016

The Year 1 and 2 children played brilliantly representing Italy.  Although they didn't make the final they had a great time.  Well done to Miss Platt on managing the team - a new assistant for Roy Hodgson maybe!!

Year 6 Transition Days at WHS

Most of year 6 took part in their transition days at Wilmslow High School last week. They experienced life in a secondary school: attended lessons; visited the Learning Resource Centre; used the canteen and learnt about the Wilmslow Way. All the children thoroughly enjoyed their 2 days and the high school staff were exceptionally impressed with their attitude to learning and behaviour. They made a super first impression!!

Year 5 Cycling

Year 5 enhanced their cycling skills today to include an element of speed.  They used the school field to trial bike relays navigating the goal posts!

It's Your Move

Last week year 6 visited Alderley Edge Methodist Church to take part in a workshop called 'It's Your Move'. Reverend Ben and his helpers worked with the children to look at the opportunities going to high school brings. They also considered their fears and what choices they could make to deal with different scenarios that may arise. Many thanks to Reverend Ben for hosting this fantastic opportunity.

Olympic Games 2016

You might have thought that the Olympics were happening in Rio this year but actually they took place across the Alderley Edge and Wilmslow area last night.  Children competed in a variety of sports including indoor carpet bowls, goalball, gymnastics, hockey, discuss, shotput,  javelin, Boccia, netball, hexathlon and tennis. 

Within this list are some unusual sports including goalball.  Year 5 took part in the paralympic sport of Goalball at Dean Oaks School.  This sport is for visually impaired people and requires a great amount of skill as the children cannot see the ball and have to rely on other senses to save and score.  The team did brilliantly, gaining bronze medals!

Javelin and Shotput competition - As part of the mini Olympics, Penny, Sam and Niamh all did a fantastic job at Ashdene School in their Javelin and Shotput events. The Javelin event proved a little tricky with some side winds pushing our throws off course. The tough winds did not, however, stop Penny from securing a silver medal! 

Spirits were certainly high for the Shotput event in which all three children excelled in. Niahm secured 4th place after being pipped to the post in a "sudden death" style throw for 3rd place in the girls category. Penny secured another medal coming in 1st place in the girls category and Sam secured 1st place in the boys category with the best throw of the day- a whopping 12.25 meters! Miss Platt (who travelled with the team) was very impressed with the wonderful sportsmanship and support for one another that the team showed.

Olympic Games 2016

You might have thought that the Olympics were happening in Rio this year but actually they took place across the Alderley Edge and Wilmslow area last night.  Children competed in a variety of sports including indoor carpet bowls, goalball, gymnastics, hockey, discuss, shotput,  javelin, Boccia, netball, hexathlon and tennis. 

Within this list are some unusual sports including goalball.  Year 5 took part in the paralympic sport of Goalball at Dean Oaks School.  This sport is for visually impaired people and requires a great amount of skill as the children cannot see the ball and have to rely on other senses to save and score.  The team did brilliantly, gaining bronze medals!

Javelin and Shotput competition - As part of the mini Olympics, Penny, Sam and Niamh all did a fantastic job at Ashdene School in their Javelin and Shotput events. The Javelin event proved a little tricky with some side winds pushing our throws off course. The tough winds did not, however, stop Penny from securing a silver medal! 

Spirits were certainly high for the Shotput event in which all three children excelled in. Niahm secured 4th place after being pipped to the post in a "sudden death" style throw for 3rd place in the girls category. Penny secured another medal coming in 1st place in the girls category and Sam secured 1st place in the boys category with the best throw of the day- a whopping 12.25 meters! Miss Platt (who travelled with the team) was very impressed with the wonderful sportsmanship and support for one another that the team showed.

Here are the results...

Goalball

3rd bronze

Gymnastics

Eva Jenkins - 2 Bronze medals floor

                        Gold - vault

Scarlett Long - Gold vault

Amelia Wall  - Bronze floor

Hockey

4th

Javelin & discus

Penny Hirst - 1st shot, 2nd javelin

Sam Muliins - 1st shot (12.25m)

Niamh McDonald - 4th shot

Boccia

5th

Netball

4th

Just lost out on 3rd. 0-0 after full time and extra time, so went to golden goal!!

Hexathon

3rd Bronze

Tennis

1st gold

Bowls

6th

Queen's Birthday Street Party

The PTA put on a fantastic Street Party for the children from school and pre-school.  It started with the children and parents standing and singing God Save the Queen and finished with the children singing (and signing) Happy Birthday to Her Majesty.  The children dressed up in costumes representing decades from the 1960s to the present day.  Each year group sang a song from their decade which included everything from the Eye of the Tiger to Spice Up your Life by the Spice Girls.  Thankfully, the weather was perfect and the whole event was not only a great success but everyone had a fantastic afternoon too.  Finally, the PTA presented every child with a commemorative book mark to take home.

From School Orchestra to Halle Orchestra

Children from Year 4, 5 and 6 had the amazing opportunity to play with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall.  They all listened in amazement to the wonderful orchestra pieces and then got to play along with them as well as about 500 children!

Christian did it!!!

Christian completed his charity ride Manchester to Liverpool in support of Max. He did a fantastic job given the variable weather. This included riding up a final climb (60km into the ride) when everyone else got off and walked!!

In total Christian has raised over £1800 for Max through this amazing venture.  Well done to Christian (and his mum and dad who also completed the challenge!).