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Spr 2 2017

Science and Pulleys

Year 5 have been busy with cogs, levers and gears.  Look how they can make and describe simple mechanisms! Anything to make life easier!!

The Easter Story

Year 5 retold the story of the Easter Passion today in song, drama and script. They powerfully told the story of the last week of the life of Jesus, starting with the journey into Jerusalem and ending with the resurrection.  Year 5 are certainly talented with their excellent singing and performing!

Year 4 digest their own food!

This week the Year 4 class had a hands on investigation following the journey food takes through their digestive system.

They recreated different parts of the body with plastic bags, orange juice, tights and paper cups then 'digested' a banana and cracker to see what happened to them through the digestive process.

Great fun and great science!

Year 3/4 County Football Finals

The Year 3/4 Team recently took part in the Cheshire 5 a side County Finals.   They played with enormous focus and enthusiasm against some of the top teams in Cheshire.  They were a credit to the school with their excellent standard of sportsmanship.

Bulbs for Mums

The PTA helped give Mothering Sunday a great start by helping the children plant a bulb for their mums.  The children wrote their own message of love on a heart shaped card.  Many thanks to everyone who helped.

Also - many thanks to Notcutts Garden Centre in Woodford who supplied the bulbs, compost and pots to the PTA for free.

Disability Awareness Week

Year 5 took part in different activities during Disability Awareness Week, exploring the many challenges and difficulties some people experience daily.  They looked at the P4C enquiry, sympathy or empathy?

Year 3 Strings Concert

Year 3 had an enjoyable afternoon listening to their peers play their string instruments.  After only four weeks with Mrs Aiken, the first group were able to perform in front of their parents and peers.  Everyone was amazed at how they were able to use their bows and keep in time!  The audience were then able to see the progression by listening to some performers from Year 4 and Year 6.  A big thank you to all performers and our audience.  We can't wait to hear our next group.

AECPS Planter

Alderley Edge Community Primary School are once again striving to 'make a difference'.  This time by taking part in the local community event, Alderley Edge in Bloom.  Year 5 painted and varnished a pot in the colours of the school and planted it with spring colours.  Look out for it in the village!

Wilmslow Music Festival and Big Sing

Year 2 Science

In Science Year 2 have been learning all about healthy bodies.  The children have learnt how to make a healthy lunch box and how important it is to exercise.  As part of their science lesson the children learnt how to count their heartbeat, firstly at rest, then after 2 minutes intensive exercise and finally after 2 minutes of a less physical exercise.   The children recorded their results and wrote about what effect exercise had on their body.

Year 3 Walk to The Edge

As part of their Geographical studies the Year 3 children walked from school to The Edge (and back).  They were not only able to locate their position on the OS maps but they were also able to look at the different rock formations on their journey.  It was a lovely day and the children were excellent at listening and learning about The Edge.  The walk was just under 4 miles up and down so there were a few tired legs by lunchtime when they got back to school!!

Year 4 Challenge

Year 4 have just completed their scrap book pages based on the story Little Mouse's Big Book of fears by Emily Gravett. They recounted their own fears from when they were much younger and then gave their younger selves advice  on how to cope with those fears.

Swimming Gala

A group of 8 pupils, 4 girls and 4 boys, took part in the second Wilmslow Schools Swimming Gala at Wilmslow Leisure Centre. The races were very exciting, with the just the first two placed swimmers in each heat going through to the final. All the children had a great time at the gala, swimming their best and cheering each other on. Congratulations to Oliver Price-Williams who won a bronze medal in the freestyle race.

The Dog Trust

In school this week we had two special visitors. Anna and Mo from the Dogs Trust who told the children all about being responsible dog owners. The children learned that it is important to leave a dog alone when it is eating, sleeping or when it's on it's own as ALL dogs can bite and there is no such thing as a safe dog.  If they are nervous of dogs, they now know how to assume the x factor pose!  Year 5 then had a workshop about the importance of responsibility and ownership, learning the correct foods, training and legal requirements of owning a dog.  Mo and Anna came back into school on Wednesday for workshops in Years 2, 3 and 4.

Year 2 WBD

World Book Day

Year 6 spent World Book Day creating news broadcasts about the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Oliver Jeffers. The children had to gather the news and prepare a broadcast to explain what had happened when all the crayons went on strike at school. They interviewed some of the colours to get their view points and used this as evidence in their reports.

World Book Day

Children at Alderley Edge Community Primary School had a colour packed World Book Day as they celebrated the story "The Day the Crayons Quit" as a whole school topic. Children and staff were encouraged to attend school dressed from head to toe in the colour of their favourite crayon. The day kicked off with a fantastic performance of the story to the children by the staff.  The staff not only acted out each colour but they also dressed in the correct colour too!! Children in each class then enjoyed different activities ranging from making (and eating) rainbow toast in Reception Class to writing and performing broadcasts in Year 6.  A Travelling Book Fair has also been organised for children to purchase some brand new book titles. This takes place in the school hall on Monday and Tuesday next week immediately after school.

Rocks, Scotch eggs and Chocolate! And Year 3!!

Year 3 have spent this last term travelling to the centre of the earth and then off to chocky planets with their science topic on Rocks!!  With the help of scotch eggs they have learnt about the Earth's core and features of the earth's crust.  They then zoomed off to Planet Chocky where, with the help of chocky bar rock samples they learnt how to describe the appearance and textures of rocks.  They have used different chocolates to create their own igneous,  sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, learning how they change with pressure and heat.  At home they loved finding out about different volcanoes around the world, which they then shared with each other. Next term they hope to explore their own nearby rocks on the Edge.