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Spr 2 2018

Fun @ TSC

Spring Term 2 - Look What We Did

This has been one of the shortest half terms but look at the photos above to see what we have all done in less than 5 weeks!!

Brilliant fun and brilliant new learning!!

Looking forward to the Summer Term!!

Y4 - Digest That!!

Digest That!

The Year 4 children had a hands on practical science activity today to help them understand all the process of digestion and all the different parts of the digestive system.

What a pretty messy experience it turned out to be!!

However, they will be able tell you what happens to all those Easter eggs you eat!

PTA Disco

Well done and thank you to the PTA, the Parent and Staff Helpers and the children themselves for making this such a great event.

Yea 5 tell the story of Easter

Year 5 will perform their version of the last week of the life of Jesus through music, drama and narration on the last day of term.

The rehearsal today went well so we are sure that the actual perfomance will be a poignant and atmospheric rendition of the Christian celebration of the Passover, Crucifixion and Resurrection. 

Miss Rose is very proud of the empathy shown by Year 5 and the way in which they have sensitively retold the story.

Maths Treat in Y4

The Year 4 chidlren have been busily decorating their eggs, given to them from their Maths partners 'Spiky' and 'Curly,' as a thank you for all their help in Maths this year.

They've also been sent 250 little chocolate eggs for them to share.

Year 4 how many eggs will you each receive? 

Year 2 Visit the Science Museum in Manchester

Year 2 spent the day at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

In the Manchester Mills Demonstration, the children heard about what life was like for a Victorian mill worker. During the Engine Demonstration they learnt about how steam trains worked.

After that they had a wonderful time walking around the Robot Exhibition and explored what it means to be a human in a robotic world.

Last, but certainly not least, the children saw the SOYUZ TMA-19M which was Tim Peake's descent module, this demonstration explored the astronauts historic return to Earth at over 5000 miles/hour at a temperature of 1,600 degrees Celcius!

It is also worth noting that when Mrs Sym arrived back in school she told all the staff that the children were brilliantly behaved and how proud she was of them throughout the day.  Well done Year 2!!

Year 3 Science

How is soil made?

Year 3 have been using their observation skills to look carefully at all the things they could see in different soil samples.

There was great excitement to find even living creatures liked soil!!!!

They then recorded carefully what they could see.

League Season Ends with Success

In the final league matches of the season the girls again played some great netball.

In their first game against Ashdene the score was level 1-1 at half time, which clearly shocked the opposition who came back stronger in the second half and managed to score another 2 goals, making the final score 3-1 to Ashdene.

Not to be deterred the girls played an excellent end to end game against Wilmslow Grange. At half time we were losing 1-0, however the girls didn't panic and continued to play steadily scoring a goal to make it a 1-1 draw at full time.

They won their 3rd game against Gorsey Bank 4-0, with Kate scoring a couple of great goals from the edge of the shooting circle.

The final game against Lacey Green was closer than the 0-4 score line suggests, with the girls not able to score this time despite getting it into the circle.

Overall the team came 4th in the league.

Well done to the whole team, who have improved week on week with their speed and accuracy of passing, close marking and overall game play.

Skipping for Sport Relief

The children have done some skipping in their PE lessons during Sport Relief week.

The younger classes have learnt to skip on their own with a rope, whilst the KS2 children have learnt to skip in a variety of ways including slalom, jumping jacks, backwards and heel tap. They also tried skipping in 2's face to face and side to side, before having a go at group skipping with a long rope. This proved great fun as most of them had never tried this before. They soon realised that those turning the rope needed to be in time with each other and those skipping had to concentrate hard in order to jump at exactly the right time!

The children were also busy at lunch times taking part in the 'personal challenges' set by the School Games Makers Amelia, Charlie, Kate and Polly.

Amazingly - they still had enough energy left on Friday to run the Red Line.

Well done to everyone, a very active week!

Year 3/4 Reading Club

'Off to a flying start!'

The Year 3/4 Kate Greenaway Medal reading club reviewed the first of the short listed books this week, 'King of the Sky' by Nicola Davies and Illustrated by Laura Carlin.

All their reviews will be put on our groups Blog to be read by schools around the country.

Unlike the Carnegie Medal award that annually recognises one outstanding new book for children or young adults, The Kate Greenaway Medal is a British literary award that annually recognises "distinguished illustration in a book for children".

The reading club or 'shadowers' have to consider how the illustrations add deeper meaning to the words. Is there a partnership between written and the graphic texts? Before they finally decide on their winning book and wait with bated breath to see if it is chosen as the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2018.

Performance Poetry

Wednesday 21st March was National Performance Poetry Day and Year 6 celebrated this event by performing some poems.

Under the expert teaching of Mrs Nwoga, Year 6 performed 3 poems called: B is Not What You Think, AIM and What I Want for Christmas.

Each poem was especially chosen for the message contained within.

The children worked in groups to create their performance and delivered an excellent rendition in assembly on Friday.

Y4 support Sport Relief

On Friday Year 4 took to the red line - all for a good cause.

They raced around all in red for this year's Sport Relief Day.

There were certainly plenty of red cheeks when they'd finished!

Book Club

Today was the first official meeting of the AECPS Bookworms - a reading group that is shadowing the Carnegie Book Award judging process.

The children are reading some of the 2018 shortlisted titles and meeting weekly to review the books, analyse their themes and offer their opinions on the books.

As part of the book club, the children can contribute their opinions to the official website, ask the authors questions and read the views of other children around the country.

Naturally, all bookclubs would not be complete without refreshments so we had to indulge in a little cake too!

Reception Class join in Sports Relief Day

The Reception Class all ran the 'red line' for Sport Relief!

All children ran 4 laps in just over 4 minutes with Seb and Georgina keeping everyone running at a steady pace.

Great work Reception - lovely to see you doing your bit for Sport Relief!

Year 5 make gas!!

The Year 5 children were using the chemical reaction between vinegar and sodium bicarbonate to inflate balloons with the CO2 the reaction produced.

Wilmslow Schools Championship League Winners 2018

With the excellent support and training of Joe Holt (Coach) the team had a fantastic season.

They played 25 games, won 19, drew 5 and lost only one game all season.  They scored an amazing 42 goals and only conceded 5 due to some fantastic defending and goalkeeping.

The team now go into the top tier of the Wilmslow Football Tournaments after Easter where they will face the second palced team in their own league and the winners and runners-up from the other league.

Well done to the team and good luck with their final matches of the season.

Reception Children Working Hard

Reception have been busy - just like 'The Little Red Hen'.

They have been investigating grains of wheat and ground wheat. They enjoyed using a pestle and mortar to grind the grains of wheat, even though it was pretty tricky!

They have also sampled a variety of breads and talked about the similarities and differences in their taste and texture.

Wilmslow Music Festival

Yet again, the children of Year 3, 4 and 5 did an outstanding job singing, dancing and performing at the Wilmslow Music Festival last night.

In front of a packed audience, they performed a lively singing and dancing version of "The Floral Dance" which was extremely well received.

Mr Perry commented afterwards that our children's performance was superb and captured the true essence of a primary school music event - music, dance, perfomance, fun, excellence and everyone having the opportunity to take part.

A great success, enjoyed by all!

Infant Big Sing

A brilliant performance yet again from our KS1 children!

This afternoon the Y1 and Y2 children went to the Wilmslow Leisure Centre where they joined five other schools to participate in the Big Sing which was, this year, given a folk song theme.

Our children did us proud!!!   They sang loudly and clearly, especially for our solo performance of Siyahamb'e - a Zulu folk song.

Well done to Harry and Libby who announced our performance in front of hundreds of parents too!

Year 3 on The Edge

Having prebooked some amazing dry weather and sunshine, Year 3 set out on their walk up to the Edge!

They followed their maps and counted the 97 or was it 105 steps up the side of the Edge?

What a great view they had from the top as they sat and ate their well deserved snacks and drinks.

They managed to return in time for lunch tired but happy.

' Best day of my life!' was the quote.

Year 2 Writers

Year 2 have written a character description of an 'Earthlet'. 

What's an Earthlet?   An Earthlet is a baby who lives on planet Earth!

The children have not only written effectively and coherently but they have included; co-ordination and subordination, noun phrases, exclamation marks, suffixes, beautifully neat handwriting as well as super spellings.

Year 2 hope you enjoy reading them.

Starting Golf

The Y5 & 6 are 'trying' their hand at Tri Golf in their Wednesday afternoon PE lessons this half term. 

Matthew Turnock, a golf professional from Mottram Hall, is helping them to develop their fundamental movement skills. They will be learning the different types of shots used and become familiar with how to play the game. So far, they have taken part in a number of activities that enabled them to practise their putting and chipping skills.

Matthew will also be giving the children information about the Golf open day coming up in April at Mottram Hall and the sessions that they run for children.

Who knows, there might be a budding Rory McIIroy in our school!

Netball League Night - March 2018

The netball team played the 4th round of league games on Wednesday in a mixture of sunshine and hail! But despite the mixed weather the team won 2 and lost 2, their best result to date.  They made an excellent start beating Gorsey Bank 6-2. The second game against Ashdene was closer than the 0-6 score line suggests. The girls played a great game against Wilmslow Academy, winning 4-1. In the final game against Lacey Green the team lost 3-0, but again the game was far more even than the result suggests.  All the girls played extremely well, with improved shooting skills, stronger passing and sharp defending.
Well done everyone.

Year 2 enjoyed World Book Day

Y2 study ‘books from Africa’ as part of their geography topic on World Book Day.

World Book Day

The snow didn't stop the children enjoying World book Day.

Mr Perry dressed as Percy the Park Keeper and read the story 'Percy's Bumpy Ride' to the whole school at the start the day.  The children followed the story on the big screen.

The day was all about celebrating the children's favourite stories and encouraging each other to read a new book.

The children's outfits looked brilliant too.  Thanks to everyone for your support.

Fun in the Snow