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Summer 2 2018

Sports Week - Day 3

Anyone for tennis?
Day 3 and Year 4 spent the afternoon honing their tennis skills at Heyes Lane Tennis club.  Wimbledon Champions of the future...watch this space!

The Reception children had a great morning developing their tennis skills with Mrs Hobbs. They learnt the importance of 'control' when playing the sport. We have some super tennis stars in the making! Thank you Mrs Hobbs - we had great fun!

In the afternoon, the Reception Children had great fun working cooperatively during parachute games. They particularly enjoyed creating a 'mushroom' and playing 'cat and mouse'!

Fantastic afternoon at WHS with the Y5/6 rounders team. They took bronze after some fabulous batting and fielding from the whole team. We showed great sportsmanship and a big thanks also to our super group of cheerleading parents for their support.  A very proud Mrs Reynolds

What an exciting day orienteering around school. Year 3 had to use maps to find the clues to the world cup countries and then locate them back in class! They had to work in teams and support each other! Great fun was had by all and no one got lost!!!

An amazing morning playing hockey with other Macclesfield based schools! Year 3 really were on top form as they learnt hockey skills and then played mini matches against each other. There were great passes and team spirit shown by all and everyone commentated on the progress made. Well done!

Key Stage 1 had great fun learning a dance routine from Annie the musical. The children were singing, dancing and acting today!!!!  Watch out Broadway!! Super lessons enjoyed by both the staff and all of the children.  Aesha from Total Fitness ran the session and she holds classes there on a Friday if your child is interested!!!

Year 2 had a wonderful afternoon at Alderley Edge Tennis Club yesterday.  Although it was a bit windy, this did not stop our rising tennis stars from learning how to hit a forehand and backhand as well as keeping the ball in court! Great effort and lots of team work and laughter.

The Year 1, 2 & 3 classes all took part in an inter-house dodgeball competition today. There was some great throwing and some even better dodging skills shown by all the teams. The results were:
Yr 1. 1st Watford, joint 2nd Capesthorne &Tatton, 3rd Chorley
Yr 2. 1st Chorley, 2nd Watford, joint 3rd Tatton & Capesthorne
Yr 3. Joint 1st Tatton &. Chorley, 2nd Capesthorne, 3rd Watford

Theatrical Dance for Reception Class (Sports Week)

The Reception Children performed a theatrical dance to 'It's The Hard Knock Life' from Annie. All children performed so incredibly well. Aesha from Total Fitness was very impressed!

Orchestra play with ‘Strictly’ Halle!

Orchestra play with ‘Strictly’ Halle!

Orchestra had a fantastic experience today, playing with the Halle at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Along with thousands of other children, they played, sang and danced, while the Halle performed an exceptional show.

The theme this year was ‘Strictly Halle’ so they were treated to Tchaikovsky’s ballet, modern samba and even Slavonik dance music; a thrilling opportunity to see professional musicians at work – and even Miss Rose dancing!

Well done to all the musicians for the hard work leading up to the performance. Maybe some budding Halle members of the future?

Sports Week - Day 2

Day two of Sports Week found Year 4 having to use their initiative in a number of team activities to help them solve some tricky problems!

Dr Chris - Our Scarecrow

The children from Alderley Edge Community Primary School have made their very own scarecrow for the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival. The theme this year is characters from film and TV and one of the children, when asked, immediately suggested Operation Ouch! So that’s what they made!!

Mr Perry (Headteacher) said many children have worked with two parents (Heather and Keri) to create Dr Chris. They have busy constructing and stuffing him for the last couple of days. Dr Chris is kitted out with all the right equipment thanks to one of our parents (a local GP) who kindly donated the props.

Sports Week - Day 1

Sports Week got off to a very busy start

Year 4 and 5 took part in a rugby festival hosted by Wilmslow High School. Lots of enjoyable games were played, enhancing existing rugby skills. The children, as always, played their best and thoroughly engaged with the activities.

The Reception children began Sports Week with Boxercise with Mrs Park. They learnt how to use 'gentle hands' to perform a one-two straight punch to pads, a left and a right hook and an uppercut punch. They listened carefully to the instructions given and thoroughly enjoyed the session. Seb brought in his boxing gloves from home and practised his technique further with Mrs Park.  Thank you Mrs Park- we had great fun!  In the afternoon, the Reception children had a taster of Project X, delivered by PFC. This involved a series of activities to develop throwing and kicking skills. The children particularly enjoyed the Speed radar which measured the speed at which a ball was kicked or thrown.  The children will have more time to develop these skills on Thursday as they are lucky enough to have Project X visit again!

Year 6 started sport week with an exciting (but challenging!) opportunity to try their skills at BMXing. The children were kitted out in the correct safety gear and had to learn adapt their skills of bike riding to tackle a BMX bike where they had to stand up for the whole duration of the cycling. They then had to master the ramps and eventually had a ride on the national / Olympic track in the Velodrome. The children persevered (despite a few crashes and near misses) and all the children managed to make great progress. A fantastic time was had and year 6 would like to than our sponsors for this opportunity.

Year 3 spent a fab morning learning tag rugby skills and then playing mini games at Wilmslow High School, supported by the school's sports ambassadors. Watch out England rugby squad we have a few potential members! All the children enjoyed the games and showed great progression of skills.

Year4~5 got off to a flying start on Day 1 of our Sports Week. They spent the afternoon, alongside other schools from the Wilmslow district, taking part in the WHS Rugby Festival. They put into practice the skills they've been learning all year at school.

Artisan Day

What an amazing day our two Year 5 boys had at Lacey Green.   The Artisan Day was designed to allow children to explore creating objects from the natural environment. 

Ben and James made 2 brilliant game boards from slices of tree trunks, counters from stones and bath salts with different fragrances.

Watch out Dragon's Den

PTA Bales Race June 2018

The 2018 PTA BALES RACE took place today - Friday 15th June.

It started at 1.30 pm and the children tackled the bales course set out on the school field to earn sponsorship money from family, friends and indeed anyone else they can persuade to sponsor them.

In the true spirit of sport, this year's race was designed to encourage teamwork, and maximise the fun.

Our soon to be leaving Year 6 children, who have run this race for the last seven years, relayed with the Reception children, for whom this years race will be their first. They ran the first 5 laps together with Year 6 completing a final 5 laps on their own - all against the clock.

After this the Year 5 children ran with Year 1 class followed by Year 4 with Year 2.

Year 3 worked together in pairs, to relay their way around the course, completing 14 laps in total (7 laps per child).

This is an event that the children look forward to every year and this year was no different. The photos speak for themselves. This is, of course, an excellent way for the PTA to raise funds for the school.

We know from experience that a cheering crowd is a huge help in encouraging the children to finish so a big thank you to everyone who came along to offer your support to the children for this fun event.

All children received a certificate for their achievement, recording the number of laps completed and their personal completion time.

All children took home a sponsorship form recently and once again we are asking that any sponsorship money can be either brought into school in cash or paid by cheque after the event as usual.

Alternatively, you can pay your sponsorship money on-line by clicking on the following link:

https://www.pta-events.co.uk/alderley-edge/index.cfm?event=shop#.WusWsFrTWhA

If you have not got any sponsors - don't worry - just donate through this link.

In previous years, children have raised over £1500 for the school through this event.

Our aim is to use this money to improve, still further, the sporting opportunities available to our children.

We would be grateful if you would ensure that all sponsorship money is sent into school by Friday 22nd July.

Thank you once again for your support.

Year 4 visit Manchester Art Gallery

The Year 4 spent a day immersed in art when they visited Manchester Art Gallery.

They were able to look at work from artists and architecture influenced by the Greeks. They also analysed the different styles of paintings of two seascapes to support their topic work on The Titanic.

Finally, they created their own writing using the painting 'Work' by Ford Maddox Brown a pre-raphaelite artist; many of these artists created beautiful paintings of The Lady of Shalott a poem the Year 4s have studied in great depth.

Environment Club

The environmental club was back in action this week searching for scary bugs, restocking their bug hotels to reach a 5* standard and watering their seeds which are just beginning to show!

Their vegetable patch is looking very healthy so they then went on to see who could make the longest daisy chain!!!

Many thanks to all the parents who came and helped and shared fab ideas!!