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Autumn Term 2 2016

Year 6 Sing for Residents at Holmfield Sheltered Living

The Year 6 children sang beautifully for Residents at Holmfield Sheltered Living on the last day before the Christmas holidays.  They did not bring presents to give out but what the children gave them (by giving their time) was absolutely priceless and put a smile on every residents face.  After the children sang the children and teachers had time to chat to the residents about their singing and several commented on how it brought back special memories.

Father Christmas and helping Elves visit school to deliver Chocolate Santas

Father Christmas and his very helpful Elves visited school to deliver Chocolate Santas and find out from the children whether they had been good and what presents they would like for Christmas.

Year 5 Make their own edible Christmas Trees

Year 5 made a festive forest this week! Using rice krispies and melted chocolate, Year 5 molded tree shapes then decorated with icing.

Nativity FS/KS1 Dress Rehearsal

Watched by the Year 6 children and children from pre-school the Infants put on their production of the Nativity called Whoops-a-Daisy Angel.  The delightful story of a disorganised but lovable angel who is chosen to show the way to Bethlehem, enchants and charms both children and adults.  The children will be performing Whoops-a-Daisy Angel on Wednesday and Thursday morning at 9.30am for parents, grandparents and family friends. (Tuesday 20th December)

Nativity Service KS2 Dress Rehearsal

The Key Stage 2 children performed their story of the very first Christmas to the Infant children ahead of the Service that will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday 21st December in the Church of St Philip and St James, Alderley Edge.  The singing and clarity of speaking were superb and we are sure that the families and friends of the children will thoroughly enjoy the service too.

Christmas Lunch 2016 (Dec 16)

Christmas Lunch was a great success yet again with Kim (School Cook) laying on a fabulous lunch for the whole school including home-made mince pies!  The children all received a cracker and dressed up in their favourite Christmas outfits to make the lunchtime a festive and memorable experience.  One reception child told Miss Platt that this was the best day of her life...ever!!

Sticky Surfaces (Dec 16)

Year 5 have been fighting friction!  'How important is friction in our daily lives?' was the focus of our investigation.  This began with looking at the soles of their shoes and then different surfaces around school.  Newton meters helped in our investigations to measure and then determine which surfaces created the most friction.  Ask the Year 5 children which surface had the greatest friction?  Can you guess?

Roman Mosaics Created |(dec 16)

To round up their termly topic on The Romans, the Year 4 children designed and created their own mosaics using clay and assorted tesserae.

Year 4 Love Music with the Love Music Trust (Dec 16)

Year 4 Blues....

This term's music lessons from Love Music Trust culminated in the year 4 playing in  a Christmas  concert for their parents.

The children talked about the instruments they had been playing,  then demonstrated their talents by performing a variety of tunes for the parents' delight.

Choir joins in at the Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival

Year 5 and 6 today got into the festive spirit by singing and bell ringing at the Methodist Church.  49 children and helpers walked through the village to celebrate the Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival, which is open to the public all this weekend.   Our school decorated a Christmas tree with messages of Hope, Peace and Joy this Christmas.  Mrs Oduah even got to try out a harp!

Year 3 take a trip down the Nile

 Year 3 had a very enjoyable day learning about the Ancient Egyptians at West Park Museum.  They had to unpack a crate of artefacts and make our own informative museum display.  They travelled down the Nile, explored and discovered loads of interesting artefacts!!  During the afternoon they made their own Anubis masks.  Mrs Hill (Class Teacher) said that the children were very well behaved and enthusiastic to find out as much as they could.

Year 2 learn how to use the Dewey System at AE Library (Nov 16)

On Friday 25th November, Year 2 had a wonderful morning visiting Alderley Edge Library. The children learnt how to find books using the Dewey System as well as learning how to loan books from the library, using their computer system. Mrs Sym (Y2 Class Teacher) said she was extremely proud of how well the children behaved when walking through the village and the  wonderful questions they asked at the library.

Reception Class visit Alderley Edge Library

Reception children had great fun last week on their visit to Alderley Edge Library. The children listened to the story "Kitchen Disco" read by Janet (the local librarian), before joining in some action poems, browsing the books on offer and going on a hunt around the library. Children with library cards were also able to sign a book out of the library, to be returned no later than Tuesday 15th December. Each child was then presented by a book trust pack on their return to school containing a free copy of "Kitchen Disco" to take home and share with their family.

Year 5 have a great day at Jodrell Bank (Nov 16)

Year 5 went out of this world to visit Jodrell Bank, we even met Time Peake!! We learnt how to make an egg land safely on Mars, what a black hole looked like and even experienced a robotic arm like the one used on the International Space Station.

Anti-Bullying Week gives children power

During Anti Bullying week children across the school took part in a range of activities surrounding this important issue. Children in Reception focused on how to be a good friend and discussed what good friends do and do not do before making posters. Children in Year 1 and2 talked about what it takes to be a good friend and that even though people are different it is important to be kind. The made a great display and came up with the slogan "We May All be Different but In This School We All Swim Together". After learning in class about bullying and what to do if we are bullied, year 3 had a very interesting discussion in our P4C session. The children listened well to each other and two made notes on our thoughts as we discussed them. They then voted. Some of the children had changed their opinions after their discussion. Everyone showed great respect for each other and their thoughts.

Children in Need (Oct 16)

All children and staff in school got spotty on Friday in support of Children in Need.  Children were asked to bring a donation to school in return for wearing their own clothes with a spotty or Pudsey theme.  Our fantastic choir performed two great songs in assembly and after school too. 

Reading Area created by fundraising Y5 children (Nov 16)

I bet you don't remember last summer.  Year 5 (now Year 6) made popcorn to fund a reading area on our playground!  Here it is in full use!  The current Year 5 are making it their School Council class target to provide the books, make sure the area is clean and tidy and even share a book with you if you wish!!

Food Technology in new baking area

Year 5, as part of DT, have made bread in the new kitchen area at school.  The quick recipe enabled the bread to be mixed, kneaded, proved and finally baked and I'm pretty sure, enjoyed at home too!!

Y5 Parachutes (Nov16)

Year 5 have been feeling the force again, but this time the force of air resistance.  Parachutes were designed using different variables such as surface area and different weights.


Reception Class learn how to look after their teeth

Children in Reception class had a great day learning all about what we can do to look after our teeth. Dental Playbox gave a great presentation with "Alex" the puppet before the children were given the chance to brush their teddies teeth, dress up as dentists, look at a range of stories and books about visiting the dentist and sort food into "healthy teeth" and "unhealthy teeth" groups. There were plenty of big white smiles all round!

Year 5 investigate forces

Year 5 were investigating forces using newton meters to measure them.  They discussed the difference between mass and weight and tried measuring objects of different weights.  The second part of the investigation involved elastic bands and Year 5 had to investigate the question: How much does an elastic band stretch when attached to different weights?  You will need to talk to the Year 5 children to find out what they discovered.

Year 2 go on a Secret Mission (Nov 16)

Year 2 had a wonderful morning taking part in their Secret Mission with Rev Ben, Jenny and Gill from Alderley Edge Methodist Church.  They listened to bible stories as well as enjoying crafts including cutting, sticking, gluing, decorating biscuits and taking part in drama presentations.

Remembering those who gave so much (Nov 16)

The children of Year 5 and 6 recycled pop bottles to make their own poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day on November 11th.  The bottles were spray painted and attached using cable ties to our school fencing to create this important feature, titled Lest we forget, as a tribute to all those people who gave up so much during past and ongoing wars.  The children will be taking part in a special assembly on Friday 11th November which will include a two minute silence helping the children to gain an even better understanding of the sacrifice others have made for our freedom and democracy.