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Aut 1 2019


Whole school harvest celebration

The whole school community joined together in a harvest celebration in St Phillips Church.

The children performed poems, songs and dances to say thank you for all the food we have and the wonderful world we live in. 

They all have made a big difference to the parents and teachers who were very proud of them all. 

The collections of food items have been donated to the St Phillips Food Bank to help those less fortunate in the Alderley Edge area.

Reception enjoy 'The Enormous Turnip'

The children in Reception have enjoyed their topic "The Enormous Turnip" and have done some great art work during their choose time to show their understanding of the sequence of the story!

They  have also used the story as a discussion point for farming and how it has changed over time. The children looked at different photographs of farming in the past and present and matched them together. 

Fire Brigade visit year 5

 Cheshire East Fire Service came to school to talk to the Year 5s about keeping safe in the event of a fire in their homes.

They saw how a fire can spread in a matter of seconds and learnt how important it was to create an escape plan. 

They also had the opportunity to experience what it would be like in a smoke filled room and now know to stay close to the floor where the air is easier to breathe.

Halloween Disco

Witches, ghosts, ghouls and other ghastly creatures came to the Halloween Disco.

We had a fantastic time - thank you so much to the PTA!

Year 2 Botanists

In Science, Year 2 were learning how water travels around a plant. 

They conducted an experiment using celery.  They discovered, with the aid of food colouring, that water travels up small hollow tubes called the XYLEM.


Year 4 Netball Festival

The yr 4 girls had a fantastic afternoon at Wilmslow High School's first 'Bee Netball' festival.

They rotated around 8 different activity stations performing a variety of throwing, catching and shooting drills, all designed to improve their netball skills. All the girls worked really hard, had lots of fun  and learnt some new skills. Well done to all those that took part, you were a credit to the school

The School Council have met and have an exciting agenda planned for the year. Our aim this term is to work on improving safeguarding and we are going to update our anti bullying policy and create a children's version.

The School Council play a very important part in helping Mrs Walsh  know what it is like to be a child in AECPS as they listen to the views of their friends in class council and report this back to the teachers. The also make great suggestions as to how the school can improve. 

Year 5 become victorians

 Year 5 visited Tatton Park mansion as part of their history topic 'Tricks of the Trade~Education through the Eras.'

They spent the day undertaking numerous tasks , just as they would have done if they had been Victorian servants. They baked, cleaned, scrubbed floors, made the beds, and set the fires. 

At the end of the day the housekeeper told them whether or not they had been successful in obtaining a position working  for Lord and Lady Egerton

Back at school they then considered the types of skills they would have needed in Victorian times to carry out the various tasks and if any of the servants would have had a formal education. 

Year 1 Bookclub

Our little bookworms had a lovely time sharing their favourite books with each other. 

The children talked about  what made their books exciting and enjoyable to read- from 'Aaarrgghh Spider' , who unwittingly enchants the 'chosen family' to 'Tansy the fairy' who saves the day by rescuing the fairies crowns and jewels. 

We look forward to sharing our love of books and reading with each other. 

Year 3 visit the Carrs

Year 3's field mapping of the River Bollin.

Dressed for all weather eventualities, year 3 took their wellies along the River Bollin!  

They had great fun looking at the river features and  even tested the river flow playing pooh sticks! Luckily the rain held off. 

During the afternoon they practised their Geography skills mapping the river features and tracing the River Bollin back to its source!

Making a Difference

Nina and Daisy held a cake sale in aid of the Macmillan cancer charity. Delicious cakes were purchased by everyone. Yum!

Daisy and Nina showed what difference you can make, whatever your age. It just takes a little time and effort!

Thank you to everyone who supported the girls.

Boccia at Macc Academy

Today was a wonderful opportunity for the children taking part in the Boccia competition. 

The children represented the school brilliantly and performed to a very high level

 We took 2 teams.

One team came 2nd in their heat then the others won their heat and reached the semi finals where they were defeated by the team who now go forward to the next competition.

Macc Town Are Coaching Year 3 and 4

Children in year 3 and 4 are having weekly training sessions from Macclesfield Town FC to develop their ball skills as part of the Premier FC Multi-Skills development programme.

The children are having great fun and learning lots of new skills.

Netball team has a great start

The netball team had a great start to the season.

The team played really well at the prequalification tournament at Ashdene.

They won 3 matches and lost one by just one goal. All the  netball practise at break times really paid off!

Year 4 investigate leaves

In science year 4 have been studying nature and have looked at different properties of leaves and ways in which they can classify them.

They collected our own leaves from around the school site, sketched and labelled them.

They next steps are to find different ways scientists classify plants.

Yr 2 - Beautiful on the outside, colourful on the inside

During our whole school focus using the book ‘Mixed’ by Arree Chung, Year 2 mixed paint colours that represented their individual skin tone and hair colour; to create a realistic self-portrait. 

We came up with the moto 'Year 2, beautiful on the outside , colourful on the inside'.

year 3 explore the school grounds

Year 3 have been out and about looking at changes in trees around school these last few weeks. 

They are keeping a school diary of changes they see.

environmental club - back and busy!

The Wild Environmental club is back!!!   The children were busy sowing wild flower seeds in our natural corner of the field. They then had fun digging for potatoes and onions. They harvested all our beans and watered our courgettes.   Hopefully plenty of vegetables were being cooked and eaten tonight.   We now need to decide what to plant next!!!! 

Year 6 Are Evacuated

Year 6 started their new topic on World War 2 by experiencing evacuation to Rawtenstall. 

The children took a coach to Bury where they visited the Transport Museum and Art Galley to learn about life in the 1930s and handle original artefacts. They then took the steam train to Rawtenstall where they took part in a mock selection process. 

Fortunately, all children returned home having thoroughly enjoyed their visit.

'mixed' by A Chung

Inspired by the book 'Mixed' by Arree Chung the children have been learning about diversity and how we are all 'mixed'.

The teachers have also used the book to launch our year of science and have been carrying out fantastic investigations around colours.

Year 5s investigated absorption and how they could create different colours through walking water.

They also discussed who might use their findings  in the wider world. Next step? Year 5 are considering investigating how to unmix colours.

Year 6 looked at the question Can colours have different weights?  If you look at what they did and ask a year 6, you will find the answer!

Meet our new Reception children

The Reception children at Alderley Edge Community Primary School have had a flying start to school! This week the children have spent the mornings getting used to their new classroom and teachers through exciting activities linked to the whole school story "Mixed" by Arree Chung.

Miss Platt said "The children have settled exceptionally well, making new friends and getting  used to their new surroundings. We have had a wonderful first week and look forward to a busy and fun year ahead."