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Sum 2 2019


Lots of FUn at The Squirrel Club during the holidays

The Squirrel Club is very popular this summer with a variety of fantastic activities planned. 

The children have had lots of fun with water fights, junk modelling and circus skills.

There are a limited number of sessions available for anyone wishing to join in and take advantage of the excellent child care provided by The Squirrel Club staff.  Please contact Mrs Share via or on 01625 704513.

Year 6 Leavers' Walk

Due to the soaring temperatures, the Year 6 walk took a different path.

The children spent the day having fun and playing in the woods on the Edge.

They had fun on the challenge course and enjoyed the ice creams at lunch time.


Pirates and Mermaids

You don't want to upset year 1 and 2 - there are some very vicious pirates and mermaids with attitude!

KS1 wowed us with a fabulous performance of their summer production - acting, singing, dancing and lots of humour.

All the parents really enjoyed their production. Well done everyone!

The Enormous Carrot!

The reception children have written and performed their own version of the story 'The Enormous Carrot.'

The children performed with confidence and all the adults really enjoyed the singing and dancing.

Well done Reception

'Oliver' Starring KS2

KS2 put on a fabulous performance of the stage show 'Oliver' over two sell out performances.

The singing, dancing and acting we of the highest quality and the children excelled themselves. A special thank you goes to all the staff and parents who have supported the children is all areas.

Amelie wins constituency competition

Earlier this year, year 4 entered a competition set by Esther McVey, MP for  Tatton, to write about the person who inspired them the most. The entries were very varied from grandads to Prime Ministers such as Winston Churchill.

Amelie chose a leading professor from Cheshire who has been instrumental in the field of  breast cancer.

The judging panel, consisting of Ms McVey and other local dignitaries judged all the entries from across the constituency.

All the year 4s were given a special House of Commons certificate and Amelie was awarded first prize for her age group.

Well done Amelie

Reception Fun at the Farm

Reception had a fantastic day last Thursday at Kenyon Hall Farm.

The children learnt all about where our food comes from, ranging from smelling and exploring different herbs in the herbery, finding out about the colour of hens eggs and how different fruits and vegetables grow.

The great weather made for lots of fun whilst picking strawberries and the children learnt all about how to identify the most ripe strawberries to pick.

The day was finished by a quiz in the farm shop linked to the topics covered this year and of course a play on the playground. A great day was had by all- and the strawberries were most delicious!

Year 2 Visit the Lowry

To further enrich our young people's lives, Year 2 explored the works of L.S.Lowry through a visual art workshop in the Lowry gallery. 

The workshop was led by a professional artist and the children were inspired by original Lowry landscapes and portraits! 

The children learnt a variety of techniques including; blowing, controlled dashes, use of bristles, fence like features, layered line drawings from observation and tapping. 

The children were truly inspired and produced some wonderful artwork.

Sports DAy

The infant and junior sports days were a fabulous success this year with all children trying their best, competing at the highest level and pushing their own boundaries.

All the children were winners whether or not they got a medal!

This year Tatton won the KS1 Sports Day and Chorley won the KS2 event. Well done teams!

CHoir perform at civic service

On Sunday 7th July, the school choir were asked to perform at the Alderley Edge Civic Service in St Phillip's church.

The children performed a beautiful rendition of 'I Am The Earth' which fitted perfectly with the message of a collective responsibility for the local community to look after our planet.

YEar 2 Football Team - Fabulous Results

We are very proud of our year 2 football team at a local tournament.

Year 2 played 4 matches.  They won 3 and conceded zero goals and the final game the drew 1-1.

Charlie  was announced ‘Year 2 player of the tournament’ and was given a trophy.

Well done team - a fantastic result!

Rounders Success

The yr 6 rounders team played in the Wilmslow Schools Rounders tournament at Wilmslow High School. There was some fantastic batting, fielding and bowling skills as well as excellent team work and communication by everyone. In total the team scored 36 1/2  rounders and conceded 12 1/2. They played 7 matches, winning 6 games and drawing 5-5 against Lacey Green.

At the end of the tournament these 2 teams were still equal on points, so both Alderley Edge and Lacey Green were awarded joint winners.

Well done to everyone who took part, it was a fantastic afternoon of rounders.

Swimming Team Take Part in Wilmslow Gala

Eight yr 5&6 pupils took part in the Wilmslow Schools Annual swimming gala at Wilmslow Leisure Centre.

The boys tried hard but were up against some very strong swimmers in their heats. The girls team did very well getting into the final of all 4 races and achieving 2nd in the team relay, 2nd in breastroke, 3rd in freestyle and 3rd in backstroke. 

Well done to everyone who took part.

Terrible Tudors visit year 3

Year 3 step back in time to the year 1590

Year 3 have had a wonderful time learning 'How to Survive in Tudor England'.

They were taken back in time to 1590 and in just a few hours experienced a Tudor courtroom (never offend the Queen!), a plague doctor (remember your lavender!), a 'wise woman' (don't ask her to dye your hair!) and a banquet!

There were toys and games from the time and they brushed up on our Roman Numerals too!

A wonderful interactive way to inspire their learning about history.  Fabulous Tudor costumes too Year 3!

Annual Bales Race - Great Success

The PTA Annual Bales Race was another great success. The classes ran in pair with the younger children supported by an older peer.

The older children offered support and encouragement for the first 5 laps then raced the final 5.

The competition was fierce but lots of fun. Thank you PTA for organising a fabulous event.

The class with the most number of sponsor forms was Year 1 who received an ice cream treat.

Year 3 Cricket Team

The yr3 cricket team had a lovely afternoon at the cricket festival at Wilmslow High School.

They did a warm up and some cricket drills with some yr8 students, before playing pavilion cricket against 4 other local primary schools.

The boys showed great batting and fielding skills and worked well together as a team, encouraging each other and demonstrating good cooperation.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Day 2 in Beeston - Den Building

Year 2 have had a fabulous 2nd day with the m ain activity focusing on den building. 

The children have been brilliantly behaved and a pleasure to take away. We are very proud of all the children. 

Year 2 Residential to BEeston

After months of waiting Year 2 finally set off for their residential to Beeston.

The day began with orienteering followed by campfires, marshmallows, dodge ball and exploring.

Exhausted after a busy day, the children are starting to settle down ready for a good nights sleep - hopefully!

Super Proud School

We are extremely proud of all our children and at the Wilmslow Schools Sports Evening we celebrated all the sporting successes we have had this year. AECPS teams and individuals were congratulated on the amazing success they have had from football and  netball to cross country and indoor curling. 

Jamie, Kiegan and Anya were awarded special mentions for the Olympic values of respect, determination and resilience. 

Every year, each Wilmslow school nominates 1 child who is their individual School Sports Personality. AECPS chose Sam for his excellence, commitment and leadership skills among many other attributes. The 8 nominations are then judged on their merits by Rosie Harris (Sport Partnership Leader). This year Sam was chosen by Mrs Harris as the overall winner. We are very proud of Sam and he is a well deserved winner.

Year 4 Loved Sports Week

Year 4 had a fantastic sports week and especially enjoyed their visits to Hayes Lane Tennis Club and the  Alderley Edge Hockey club. Thank you to everyone who organised and helped the children attend these visits. 

Musicians perform with the halle

What an amazing day some lucky Year 4 and 6’s had today – they went to play with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall. 

The event was run by the Love Music Trust and was themed to match the 50 years anniversary of the first moon landings. 

The children sang songs exclusively written for the event and played with the Halle Orchestra. A fantastic opportunity.

Year 5 and 6 learn baseball

Year 5 and 6 were taught how to play baseball today.

This was a very new experience for the children and adapting to a glove, longer bat and new rules was tricky but great fun!

Year 3 Annual Interhouse Dodgeball Tournament

Inter house rivalries were in the fore front of the year 3 today as they battled it out for the Dodgeball Champion Crown for their year group.

It was a closely fought competition  but this years winners were....... Capesthorne! Well done to all the teams.

Stockport County Coach future players

Coaches and players from Stockport County visited AECPS today to teach the children football skills.

All the children had a fantastic time and  the highlight was meeting the mascot bear - Vernon.

Year 6 Try Out BMXing!

Year 6 spent Monday learning how to BMX.

Despite being able to ride a bike, BMXing is a much harder skill as you have to stay standing at all times whilst trying to negotiate the ramps.

All the children showed determination and perseverance to try and master the skills with many attempting the actual, national BMX track.

Well done Year 6!

Year 5 Develop Athletics Skills

Despite the rain in the afternoon, the Year 5s enthusiastically competed in a range of sporting activities, which included balancing, the javelin, skipping and relay racing.


Phew and that's just day 1!

Reception Learn to Break Dance!

Sports week got off to a flying start in Reception this morning as the children has a master class in Break Dancing with Ricky from Sylk Dance Academy.

The children learn to helicopter, cee-cee, handstand and back spin and lots of other tricks and then had the chance to make up their own routines.

It was a great new experience and the children were incredibly enthusiastic!

Year 2 Visit the Science Museum

What an amazing day Year 2 had at the Museum of Science and Industry!

In revolution Manchester the children learnt about scientific discoveries that changed the world.  As well as watching experiments involving air and steam as a powerful force.

We then went on to learn about local heroes who were inventors.  One of these being Hans Renold and his 'bush roller chain' which revolutionized cycling as we know it today!  The bush roller chain became the chain to link the two Penny Farthing wheels together.  

 Later in the day the children discovered how important Manchester was to the cotton trade world wide as well as learning how to produce the thread. 

Lastly, the children enjoyed time in the experimental gallery.

The coach journey, pack lunch and also having a day out of school was all very exciting as well!

Year 1 Travel Go Back in Time

Year one had a great day out at Styal Mill. They went to the Apprentice house to find out how the children would have lived experiencing what life was like for them back then!

They even had a go at many of the jobs ( some were better than others!!!) 

Year 2 learn to sew

As part of the DT curriculum in Key Stage 1, children have the opportunity to learn how to hand sew. For young children,it helps to let their hands manipulate the needle and thread and gain an understanding of the thread going up and down and securing itself to the fabric (or in our case a plate!).

It helps to demonstrate in a very basic way, how the sewing machine works.  So……letting those fingers explore is a great way that we began the sewing adventure in Year 2.

As our topic is China,  our designs were inspired by the  'Willow Pattern Story' using a polystyrene plate and blue thread.


Macclesfield Town FC teach y4 about the healthy hearts

Year 4 have had a fantastic morning learning all about the heart with Kyle and Danny from Macclesfield Town Football Club. 

They looked at models of the heart, used a stethoscope to listen to each others heartbeats and took part in fun games.