Following our text messages – just to confirm we have no water supply currently and so are requesting that parents pick up the children at 2:15pm today. We have plenty of water to drink but have limited toilet facilities.
If you cannot pick up your child early we will, of course, keep them safe until the usual school day finishes.
It has been a very difficult decision but we have decided to open today as staff are making their way in to school and very little snow is due today. The main roads are passable but the side roads as you would imagine are icy so please take extra care if driving your child to school today. Parking could be hazardous right outside the school so please consider walking and allow extra time. We will extend our registration period this morning to accommodate late arrivals up to 9:30am.
With the very cold winds we are unlikely to be going out to play today. This may be reviewed if temperatures improve and the wind reduces this afternoon.
Entrances and pathways have been gritted but please take extra care coming in to school, there will undoubtedly be icy patches underfoot.
Let’s hope we can have a lovely Friday.
Due to hazardous conditions preventing staff from getting in to school. We are closed today. I will post further information throughout the day.
Day Two of Book Week…
What a great start to our day, Reading Morning had lots of visitors and we welcomed some grown ups into the reading den too. Now for some ‘read dating’. The children have a few short minutes to share and recommend their favourite reads to as many others in the class as possible. The classrooms are buzzing with chatter about stories and characters and there were even one or two non fiction references to share.
Well something magical happened in the holidays and our lovely library transformed into a magical reading space. We have started this year’s dedicated week to reading and the love of books in style.
Where to start? Which books to choose?
Step inside the reading den and listen to the words lift from the pages of your favourite book.
Take a moment to record how the story makes you feel.
Magical moments, step inside the pages of another fantastic story.
Well, 2018 has certainly started with lots to sort out and to do. I hope all our families and friends had a lovely break and that the new year brings health and happiness to all. We have started our new theme with another Disney focus, this time we are taking our learning to infinity and beyond….
We have already started by a special red carpet viewing of Toy Story and believe it or not, Woody has faced a trial over his behaviour towards Buzz!!!
It promises to be a very busy half term and I look forward to posting pictures and messages to share the learning that is taking place.
We had a great time on Saturday morning planting out the 1,000 crocus crowns kindly donated by Hazel Grove Rotary Club as part of their recognition of National Polio Day.
We had lots of helpers to make what could have bee a difficult task quite an easy one. Thank you to the mums and dads that helped and to Mr Marshall and Mr Winder who not only brought us the crocus seeds but also dug back the turf by hand.
We made some space to plant the crowns and carefully made sure they were the right way round.
Mr Marshall and Mr Winder dug the turf up for us in several patches on the lawn
When we had finished planting we covered them wit the turf. It was like a big jigsaw puzzle.
We shared the crocus crowns between us
We started from the outside and worked our way towards the middle of the hole.
We even arranged them in patterns!
It was fun!
I made sure my Dad was doing it right.
When we finished you couldn’t tell where we had planted them
“Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.” Aladdin, Aladdin
Welcome back to what I hope is going to be another Disneyfest of learning – if there is such a thing! The classrooms will be hubs of imagination and creativity this half term as we explore the messages and themes from 1001 Arabian Nights including tales of Aladdin, magic lamps and carpets and adventures in far off places.
We hope to share some glimpses of our learning experiences through our class blogs starting this week. You can see what we’ve been up to and catch our latest posts in the next few days onwards.
Our Year 4 Cakes went like the proverbial hot ones, so much so that I had to go to the shops to replenish stocks. Thank you so much to everyone who gave so generously, Holly and her team raised £90 for Leukaemia Research and Brendan’s group matched that amount for the World Wildlife Fund.
We are looking forward to further fundraising fun on Friday for Children in Need.
Week beginning Monday 22nd May.
A response from two of our learners who sum it up beautifully.
We have had a busy week dotted with real moments of thought and reflection.
Our thoughts and prayers have continued to be with those affected by this week’s terrible news.
As we close for half term the children have enjoyed another fantastic half term of learning. From Google Expeditions to gym visits and zoo visits alongside healthy baking and heart dissection (gulp).
The sunshine has added to the excitement of the daily mile and despite a good excuse not to run our Y5 and Y6 learners have pushed themselves to the limit and really challenged their perseverance.
We have risen to the challenge of national assessments and we look forward to a new half term of fun filled learning ahead.
Congratulations and thanks to those children who have represented us in this half term’s sporting events, we have achieved some great results in netball, football, athletics, tennis and cricket.
Finally, what better on a hot day than an ice lolly – great big thank you to the PA for our surprise gift of an ice lolly each for playtime.
Have a lovely half term break – wherever you choose to spend it. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday 13th June.