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Sum 1 2019


Year 3 gain class award

'A wonderful afternoon on wheels'

During their well earned 'treat afternoon', the Year 3 children had a lovely time on their 'wheels'.  It was great to see them interacting so well with their friends- a great way to end a busy half term. Well done Year 3!

PSHE in School

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is an important part of our school curriculum. It is taught as a discrete subject as well as through other curriculum areas and on a less formal basis through how we behave and respect each other.

As part of a long standing, ongoing programme, each year there are 3 dedicated SRE sessions (Sex and Relationship Education) where the children learn about growing up, how our bodies change, looking after our bodies and the importance of happy and healthy relationships. All the lessons are taught at an age-appropriate level. The 3 sessions have distinct themes:

  • families and care
  • keeping clean 
  • growing and changing

More information is available from your class teacher or Mrs Walsh.

In the photos, Year 3 children had thoughtful discussions on gender stereotyping in babies and young children and Year 4 were identifying and describing the stages of the human lifecycle and sharing their viewpoints.

YEar 3 visit Hindu Temple

Year 3 discover more about Hinduism

 The Year 3 children had an informative morning at the Hindu Temple in Whalley Range. 

The children listened with interest to Hindu stories and gained an understanding of why the deities are worshipped.   They had an opportunity to ask questions and time was made for the children to sketch the Hindu Gods and Goddesses.  

Fabulous behvaiour form the Year 3 children too!

YEar 4 and 5 ART club fun

 Art Club have been exploring different ways of drawing, painting and printing trees.

 In particular, they have been looking at using the tip of a brush to paint the trunk and twisted branches of a tree and using a damp sponge to dab around the branches. Other children have made use of oil pastels to add movement.

What an amazing final day in Pensarn

What a final day. Year 6 have been amazing. They have embraced new experiences, pushed their own boundaries and been an absolute pleasure to spend the week with. They have made us all very proud.  

orienteering teams find their way

Two teams from yr4 and two teams from yr 5 took part in the MSSP orienteering event at Fallibroome High School.

After learning how to correctly place the ‘dibber’ in the check point and studying the map the teams set off a different times to visit as many check points as they could in 15 minutes. This is the first time that our school has entered this event and there was over 400 children taking part.

All 4 of our teams did really well, displaying great team work and cooperation.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Day 3 in PEnsarn

Rock climbing, abseiling, open canoes, orienteering and initiatives.... an action packed day!

Tonight year 6 are off to the beach again and having and early night (hopefully!) The teachers are tired even if the children aren't... yet!

Great Fun Gorge Walking

What a great time some of year 6 had today in the gorge. It was wet and cold but fantastic fun.

Day 2 Exploring Pensarn's Woods

Two year 6 groups spent the afternoon exploring the woods by joining in initiative activities and orienteering.

The children are loving the sunshine and opportunity to develop their independence, resilience and mapping skills.

Water fun in Pensarn

A day filled with activities awaited year 6. 2 groups went off gorge walking and the third group perfected stand-up paddle boarding.


A perfect start to year 6 residential

Year 6 had a fantastic first day in Pensarn, ending on an evening on the beach. 

The children played in the sand,  looked for shells and buried each other to make sand mummies.

Day 2 is when the activities begin and we try new adventures.

AECPS support ALderley Edge May fair

AECPS actively participated in the Alderley Edge May Fair.

Marie and Matilda were the May Fair princesses and were accompanied by retiring retinue Alice and Iris.

Many children joined in the village parade with some children dressed in costumes and other carrying planets on the 'Space' theme.

The choir then performed on the central stage to a large crowd gaining rapturous applause.

Finally Jamie and Steffi both won their respective categories in the May Fair 5k race.


Year 4 Tri-Golf Team

On Friday morning a team of yr 4 children took part in the Macclesfield School Sports Partnership  tri golf competition at Wilmslow High School.

Ten other primary schools were at the event , which involved rotating around 8 different stations.

Each station tested either their putting or chipping skills and they scored points depending on where the ball landed.

The team played really well and cheered and encouraged each other at each activity.

The team came 4th scoring 568 points, just missing out on 3rd place by 12 points. Well done to everyone, you were a credit to the school with your excellent behaviour and great  sportsmanship.

YEar 6 Learn the Science of balloons

Year 6 today learnt about helium and balloons!

A demonstration by Mitch, from Rainbow Balloons in the village, was very informative.

The children found out where helium comes from, being safe around helium balloons and how they are not actually harmful to the environment!

KS2 ART club have great fun

Year 4 and 5 children have thoroughly enjoyed art club.

They have been been learning how to use oil pastels effectively. These pastels are strong and bright but more importantly don't smudge in the way that chalk pastels do. This makes them easier to use.

We have been creating our own artwork of 'A TIGER IN THE LONG GRASS'.

Environment Club restarts

The Environmental club are back!!! 

They have been busy planting in the school vegetable patch and planting plants around the new school pond in the Environmental area. 

If anyone has spare plants for the environmental area/ pond area, please get in touch with Miss Penn  in the school office.  They will be gratefully received by the children!

Year 2 Have a visit from a poet

During English work on poetry, Year 2 had a visit from Maryam  Alsaeid who is a 'real life poet'!

Maryam studied pharmacy at university and loves to write poetry.  She explained to the children that she prefers to write on plain paper as it makes her feel 'free'. 

She encouraged the children , when they are older,  '"To do what they believe in because you never know where it will take you and what new skills you will learn."  She told the children that she believes poetry is like a piece of art that people can interpret in their own way. 

Maryam shared the books of poetry that she has written over the years and then the children made their own poetry book.

Year 3 Investigate Mountains

What an informative week Year 3 are having!  

Year 3 have been finding out about mountains around the world.  What facts they know! These have definitely been helped by all the wonderful models that have been  arriving in class, including cake mountains !!! 

Great work everyone, year 3 are looking forward to hearing  about them all over the next few weeks. 

Year 1 and Year 5 release butterflies

Year 5 and 1 were lucky enough yesterday to watch as Mia in Year 5 and Molly in Year 1 released the final butterfly from their butterfly cage.

The girls had five butterflies to start with and had already released four of them.

Both Molly and Mia had taken care of the butterflies for over a month and a half, watching them metamorphose from caterpillar to butterfly in that time.

It was a perfect day to release the final one. Flutter by butterfly....

year 4 learn to ride safely

The children have really enjoyed their 'bike-ability' sessions.

As well as learning basic safety, they have developed their skills of resilience and achieved more than what some of them thought possible.

Hayley, the instructor has been so impressed with their attitudes and amazing progress in such a short time.

tri-golf team complete in area finals

Groundhog Day........the team all got soaked again at the tri golf competition!!!

The yr 6 tri golf team took part in the  Macclesfield Area final at Wilmslow High School on Friday afternoon. The competition started well, with the sun shining and the team were again in high spirits with everyone singing and encouraging each other. Then the heavens opened, just like last time and everyone got soaked yet again! Despite the rain, the team did very well, scoring a total of 530 points, which was higher than last time and placing them in 4th position, just 8 points behind the team in 3rd place. Well done to everyone who took part, you showed great team spirit and determination, throughout both competitions.

Year 2 Travel to China

Year 2 have started their new topic on China.

They have been learning all about the physical and human features of  China as well as lots of facts about schools, food, clothes and celebrations in China.  

The children enjoyed making a 3D map!

Year 3 and 4 Multi SPorts Team

This week  some  children attended the yr3/4 multi skills festival at Wilmslow High School.

They rotated around a number of different activity stations each designed to improve their agility, balance, coordination and speed.

All the children had a great time trying out the new activities and developing their skills.

Well done to everyone who went, you were a credit to the school.

Wilmslow Schools' Cross Country

40  children from KS2 took part in the Wilmslow Schools Cross Country event at Carr’s Park in Wilmslow. It is a huge event with hundreds of children from 10 different primary schools taking part.

Thankfully the rain held off and the children ran in perfect running conditions. The school achieved some great results, gaining 5 individual medals and 1 team trophy.

In the yr5/6 small schools boys race Jamie came 1st.

In the yr5/6 small schools girls race Steffi came 1st, Eva came 2nd and Layla  came 3rd and the overall the girls won the team race. 

And in the yr 3/4 small schools girls race Harriet came 3rd and overall the girls team came 3rd.

Well done to everyone who took part, you all ran brilliantly and showed great support and encouragement to each other. 

Network Rail Safety ASsembly

Janet and Hannah from Network Rail visited school this morning to deliver a special assembly about being safe near the railway.

They talked to the children about hidden electricity risks and the size and speed of trains. The children were told to stand well back behind the yellow line on a railway platform and to never go on the tracks.

Janet and Hannah also talked about the role of the British Transport Police who are there to help if needed.

All the classes have been given a copy of the new Thomas the Tank Engine story teaching the children about railway safety that will be shared back in class.

Tri Golf Team Progress to Area Finals

 On a very wet and windy Friday afternoon, ten yr 6 children took part in the MSSP tri golf competition at Wilmslow High School.

They rotated around 8 different stations, designed to test either their putting or chipping skills......not easy when the upturned umbrellas that they were trying to chip the balls into kept blowing away!

Everyone tried so hard, despite having soggy feet and cold hands and Christo kept everyone’s spirits high by leading the singing and choreographing the dancing routines.

The team came 3rd out of 8 schools and now progress onto the final in 2 weeks time.

Year 4 Return - tired but happy!

What a fantastic, action packed 3 days year 4 have had. We can't wait to see them back in school and hear about their experiences.

Thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to make this visit possible and to Forest Camp for their amazing hospitality.

Year 2 and 3 Boccia Team Gain SIlver Medal

The Year 2 and 3 Boccia team gained 2nd place in the Wilmslow tournament.

The team of 6 children played brilliantly, only losing one of their matches, to finish second overall.

They showed great skills and teamwork and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.

Another great day at Forest Camp

After an exciting 1st day of adventure, year 4 enjoyed a good nights sleep and are up and about - ready for another day of fun!

YEAR 4 Forest Camp - Day 1

The fun has started at Forest Camp for the year 4s. The children all arrived safely and after a welcome meeting and safety talk have started their action packed programme of events.

We will add in in more photos as the week progresses!

Year 5 visit the mosque

The Year 5s started the Summer Term with a visit to Cheadle Mosque as an introduction to their RE topic on Islam.

They undertook a range of activities from looking at the features of the mosque, the role of the Iman, how to make ablutions and how to pray, to understanding about the 5 pillars of Islam, the pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca and finally how to write the Arabic alphabet and their names.