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Aut 2 2017


Year 6 sing to local residents

The Year 6 gave the greatest gift - their time and their voices - to help bring the Christmas spirit to local residents in Alderley Edge.

A truely generous gift which gave the residents of Holmfield an early Christmas present.

Y6 Christmas Packaging

The Year 6 children have been examining and working on various sorts of packaging for the last few weeks.

They have thought of names for their chocolates and designed and constructed their own packaging for their chocolates.

The children's designs are absolutely wonderful and have a very professional looking finish.

The Squirrel Club Christmas Party

The Squirrel Club children and staff had an exciting Christmas Party where they enjoyed pizza, sausages, crisps and treats.

They also played some traditional Christmas party games inlcuding 'pin the nose on Rudolph'.

The staff at TSC would like to wish all the parentsa Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year     - see you all in 2018!!

Father Christmas dropped in to school

Year 5 make Christmas Biscuits

Year 5 made shortbread biscuits and decorated them in the style of snowmen; these will make a lovely gift - if they get home...!?!?

KS2 Nativity and Carol Service

The Key Stage 2 children performed their Nativity Dress Rehearsal earlier this week infront of the Infant children.  Their singing was truely amazing.

The Junior children will be performing their Nativity and Carol Service at the Church of St Philip and St James on Wednesday 20th December at 6.30pm.

The style of this service is traditional with well-known carols mixed with some current carols and modern interpretations of Victorian carols too.

FS/KS1 Nativity Dress Rehearsal

The FS/KS1 Nativity Dress Rehearsal in front of the Key Stage 2 children went extremely well today.  

The children are looking forward to telling the Christmas Story to parents, grandparents, relatives and friends on Tuesday and Wednesday morning this week.

PTA Christmas Disco

The children had a great time at the PTA disco!!

Choir and Bell Ringers at AE Community Carol Service

Our school choir and bell ringers helped ensure that teh Alderley Edge Community Carol Service was a great success.

School received many positive comments from people who attended the evening who wanted to congratuate the children on their beautiful singing, bell ringing expertise and superb behaviour.  They did the school and themselves proud.

Y5 Movies - a great example from George

Year 5 create their onw theatres

Year 5 designed and built their model theatres depicting a scene or several scenes from the upcoming pantomime Aladdin.

The process included designing and producing their scenes which were shared with a delighted audience of Year 2 children.

Furthering their skills, some children went on to record their plays on the iPads and then edit them too!  Watch this space!

Christmas Tree Festival

Our children were invited to take part in the annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Methodist Church in Alderley Edge.

Local groups within our community have also been invited and displayed a variety of designs on their trees.

Every child in school, from Reception to Year 6, created a star design with a message of peace, joy or hope for others this Christmas time.

You can see the tree yourself, it has pride of place in the foyer of the Methodist Church and will be there all weekend. The tree will then return to and be displayed in school.

The Reception Class shop at Waitrose!!

The Reception children had a wonderful morning visiting the Alderley Edge Waitrose Store.

In the store, they carefully read their shopping lists and enjoyed finding the ingredients needed to make honey biscuits.

Mrs Gallimore was extremely proud of how polite and well mannered the children were during their visit to Waitrose and how very well behaved they were walking through the village.

In the afternoon, they made their own honey biscuits! The children designed the packaging for their biscuits, and then took them home to share with their family!


Manchester Storm

Years 5 and 6 met with 2 players, originally from Canada, from the Ice hockey team, Manchester Storm.

There was an opportunity to learn about the game and some of the skills needed and one lucky Year 5 got to dress up in the protective gear!

There was also the offer of free ice skating with some of the players every Saturday after the matches, see their website for details

Choir sing for Mothers' Union

The choir today were invited to perform and take part in the Knutsford Deanery Mothers' Union Advent Carol Service in St Philip's Church.

They sang a beautiful version of Away in Manger which added a real sense of Christmas to the advent service.

Their behaviour and performance were impeccable and very well received. They certainly 'made a difference' to the occasion!

Y3 Egyptians

Year 3 spent a lovely day travelling down the River Nile at the museum in Macclesfield!

The children became Egyptologists and were keen to share their knowledge and facts they had learnt.

They behaved brilliantly and were very polite to all the helpers. They especially loved learning about the afterlife and actually seeing a sarcophagus was amazing!

Year 4 Football Team

Some great football  from the boys.  Great sportsmanship from them all.  They won 1 but lost 2.  Well done on a great effort by the boys!!

The boys are pictured holding the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award for 2017.  This is presented to a small group of schools across England.

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

This is the 4th year in a row school has achieved this award thanks in a large part to the commitment and development of PE by Mrs Di Clee) - PE Teacher.

Year 5 and 6 take up squash

The Y5 and 6 children have just completed 4 weeks of squash at Alderley Edge Squash Club.  After a brisk walk down to the club the children learnt the basic skills of squash.  They were taught some of the rules and played small games.  They soon realised that squash is quite an energetic game and they needed to always be ready and react quickly to where the ball would bounce.  After the final session all the children were given a letter with details of coaching opportunities for juniors, which takes place on a Friday evening at the squash club.

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Year 6 Have a Chocolately Time!

Year 6 Have a Chocolately Time!

What a start to the week! This Year 6 launched their new topic on Fair Trade with a visit from local Chocolateir Oliver Dunn. For the third year running, Oliver volunteered his time to teach the children about where chocolate comes from and how chocolate is made. He shared with the class his recent trip to Ghana to meet the chocolate farmers and their families and explained the hard work that goes into making this delicious treat. 

More information about Oliver's work and visit to Ghana are available on his website

Year 2 Love Maths

During maths lessons Year 2 have been adding and subtracting numbers using concrete objects or pictorial representations and even completing them mentally.  This included a 2-digit number and ones, and a 2-digit number and tens.  The children are committing their knowledge to memory using base 10 and rods.