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30th April 2016 @ 6:06am – by Becky Jewitt
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Exciting Learning In and Out of School – Whatever the Weather!

Sapphire and Pearl classes had a wonderful time at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry on Monday. They took part in a workshop called 'Inventors Wanted.' This exciting show inspired curiosity, drawing out questions about real-life figures and basic engineering concepts and celebrating creativity and invention.

The children travelled back in time to 1885 and met the Salford-based inventor, Hans Renold, who was working on the invention of his bush roller chain. The children tested inventions in his workshop, learning how to transfer motion and the forces involved by experimenting with cogs and gears. The children also toured the museum, watched machine and engine demonstrations and explored and solved science problems in the interactive room 'Experiment.'

Children in Years 5 and 6 welcomed their parents to a shared Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lesson on Thursday morning. The children enjoyed sharing their learning key writing skills led by Mr Perry.

Sapphire class had lots of fun in their outdoor session on Tuesday, despite the unpredictable weather! They worked hard and gained lots of new skills and were all full of news at the end of their session!

The very hungry caterpillar secretly visited Amethyst class on Thursday morning. He left a trail of all the tasty food he had nibbled. The children had fun searching around the school grounds to find all the food. Back in class they worked extremely hard making mini books about the life cycle of a butterfly as part of their Minibeast topic.

This week's Praise Book children are:

  • Mrs Hayward's Class – Max Winter
  • Miss Danha's Class – Kate Sullivan
  • Mrs Richardson's and Mr Morrey's Class – Ben Gregory Mrs Stoker's Class – Jakob Thomas
  • Mr Perry's Class – Tom Lancaster
  • Mrs Bird's Class – Annie Lowe Congratulations to you all!

Tidy Team -The winning class this week is Amber class – well done!
The winners of our Attendance Cup this week are Pearl and Ruby – well done!

Congratulations to our newly appointed Year 6 Play Leaders who take up their dutues from next week. James Cottrell, Annie Lowe, Harry Cottrell and Amber Riley all met with me this week and impressed me with their ideas and enthusiaism for their new role at lunchtimes.

Our footballers in Year 2 have been in action this week, playing away against Wrenbury on Thursday. Mr Perry was very proud of their team spirit and hard work despite the wet weather! Well done to the whole team!

A reminder that FASA's AGM meeting will be held in school on Tuesday 17th May at 2.00pm, please do attend if you can. FASA are seeking to appoint a Secretary as a member of the committee at the AGM, if you are interested in this role please let the School Office know so we can let you know more.

Dates for your diary!
FASA's next Film Night will be on Thursday 9th June from 5pm-7pm.
There will be a FASA Quiz Night at the Lord Combermere on Tuesday 21st June – look out for more details coming soon!

ABC Childcare
Thank you from the staff at ABC for all your support with their after school club activities. The children are enjoying what's on offer. Other suggestions for next half term are welcome. The setting is fully registered for 0-11 years. Please register your interest by emailing: or speak to a member of the ABC team on 01270 748081.

Office Team Update
We have welcomed a new member to our Office Team this week. Mrs Gunstone joins Mrs Taylor and Mrs Howard in the office and has quickly settled into her busy role!

All three members of the office team are happy to help parents and carers with any queries by phone or in person. If you would like to contact the office via email please use the address, as this inbox is checked daily.

I hope all of our families enjoy a lovely (and hopefully sunny!) Bank Holiday weekend. School reopens on Tuesday 3rd May; we look forward to welcoming the children back then.
R Jewitt

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