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Aut 2 2019


Year 6 share the magic of Christmas at Cavendish Court

The year 6s shared a special gift this morning, singing carols and playing their bells for the elderly residents at Cavendish Court

The children were magnificent and their time and efforts were greatly appreciated.

father Christmas joins KS1 for breakfast

KS1 had an extra special visitor this morning.

Father Christmas came to visit all the children whilst they were sharing a Christmas breakfast of yogurt, croissants and juice.

Father Christmas talked to each of the children and then read them a Christmas story. He left them a small gift to take home.

Juniors share the Christmas Story

Friends and family were treated to an extra special gift this Christmas when the KS2 children performed their version of the Nativity.

All the children sang beautifully and credit must go to the Year 6s who spoke clearly and stunned the congregation with their solo performances.

Well done everyone!

WHat is a gift?

Our Christmas topic is 'What is a Gift?'

The children have been learning about the importance of giving and taking time to make their own gifts to 'make a difference' as these are extra special for the recipient. 

All the children have been designing and making gifts for family and friends. They have been putting their sewing skills to the test and making presents of book marks, puppets, bags and cushions.

With only one or two 'pricked' fingers! The children have surpassed all expectations.

KS1 perform their version of the nativity

All the children in KS1 took part in their performance of the Christmas story.

The year 1s took the lead - playing the main roles and performing brilliantly.  The children had worked hard to memorise their lines and sing beautifully.

A great well done to the Reception children and year 2s who supported and sang their hearts out! 

What a magical moment - we were very proud of all the children.

What a treat! Year 1 to 6 went to the pantomine at the Regency Theater in Stoke.

Lots of laughter, fun, shouting out and singing along was enjoyed by all the children.

Thank you to all the teachers and parent helpers who made the visit possible - we had a ball!

Christmas Traditions

The whole school had fun and festivities, sharing a delicious Christmas lunch cooked by our new team in the school kitchen.

We sang along to Christmas songs, wore our festive hats and enjoyed a delicious, tradition Christmas dinner.

year 6 protect the crown jewels

As part of putting their electricity knowledge to the test, Year 6 were enlisted to design and make a working burglar alarm to protect the crown jewels. 

Their group brief was to appoint designer, engineers and a PR department to plan, make and promote their products!

The children solved the problem and the precious jewels were safe!

Choir Sing at Advent Service

The School Choir joined members of the Mothers' Union in St Phillips' Church for their Advent service.

The children sang beautifully and launched the festive season with traditional and modern carols.

Their behaviour was impeccable and they really 'Made A Difference'.

Year 6 Learn to Cycle Safely

Year 6 took part in Bikeability Level 2 this week, learning to stay safe on the roads on their bikes.

The instructors were particularly impressed at how well the groups listened, understood and then carried out their instructions.

This is their next step towards independence in readiness for High School!

Reception Go Shopping to Waitrose

Reception had a great time on their walk into the village to buy the ingredients needed to make honey biscuits.

The children remembered all of the information learnt during Road Safety Week and put it into practice when walking along the road and at crossings. Once at the shop the children took out their own shopping lists and hunted for the items in store.

They  were also lucky enough to have a turn at looking for the bar codes and scanning them through the tills! We carried our shopping back to school ready for making the biscuits! Hopefully they will be delicious!

year 2 botanists

In Science, Year 2 have been learning to observe and describe how seeds germinate and grow into mature plants and how these plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to stay healthy.  

In order for the children to observe and record the process of how the root and shoot grow from the seed, they placed the seed in a see- through bag with tissue paper and water.  The children were amazed at how quickly the bean seeds started to germinate. 

They  have now planted their 'germinating' seeds into fabric bags with soil.  Watch this space.........

Year 6 launch their new topic on Fair Trade

Year 6 enjoyed a chocolate workshop today, hosted by Oli the choc to launch their new topic on Fair Trade!

The children learned about where chocolate comes from, in all 3 forms (white, dark and milk) and how it is transformed into different shapes. Of course,  they also got to make some of their own creations – chocolate skulls and lollies!

Oli also will run a chocolate party for you, details can be found at

year 3 visit macclesfield silk museum

Year 3 had an amazing trip to Macclesfield Silk  Museum to find out more about the Ancient Egyptians. 

They spent a very informative day dressed and ready to travel down the Nile and look at all the interesting artefacts including a real sarcophagus case!  The children  became museum curators and displayed and talked about their artefacts and even had a go at making a Jackal mask used by priests!! 

They were really well behaved and asked some interesting and informative questions. Well done Year 3.

Recycling at Waitrose

The Recycling Officers have have been learning all about how supermarkets such as Waitrose are helping the environment by recycling.

The children learnt about how much Waitrose now recycle and use packaging that is made from recycling, like egg boxes are made from rye grass and cutlery from Bamboo. They put the cardboard boxes into the machine that crushes them and they go to make new cardboard boxes.

Whilst there, the children were presented with a cheque from both Alderley Edge and Wilmslow Waitrose shops from their Community Matters green coin collection. Together, the stores raised £674  for school.

The children were treated with a Waitrose lunch bag and goodies.

school choir sing for the start of the festive season

On a very chilly evening, the school choir sang their Christmas carols at the Alderley Edge Light Switch on.

Wearing tinsel and Christmas hats, the children performed a range of carols to celebrate the start of the festive season.

Their performance was brilliant and appreciated by everyone who attended.

Year 5 and 6 Meet Helen Sharman

The Year 5 & 6 recently attended a morning workshop  at Alderley Edge School for GIrls to meet  Helen  Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC  a chemist who became the first British cosmonaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991.

The children were enthralled with her experiences, which may never have happened if she had not been listening to the radio on her way to work. She heard an advert for an astronaut and even though she didn't believe she stood a chance, applied for the position. The rest as they say is history.

We were all inspired, especially as she explained NASA has begun its exploration of Mars and that sitting in one of our classrooms may very well be the astronaut of the future who lands there.

Supporting Children in Need

Sponsored silences, badge making, cake sales and choir performances were just some of the ways the children raised money to support Children in Need. 

The teachers used the opportunity to teach the children about the importance of 'Making a Difference' to others as one small gesture can change the world!

Learning to compost

Lucinda Hodges treated us to an Assembly about compost!!!

As you know, we’ve already been joint winners of the Junior Recycling officers of the year and this is an extra area of recycling we can all get involved in at home and school.  Lucinda showed us what things can turn into compost, which will in turn help our plants and our environment.

Things like hamster bedding, fruit skins and even cardboard can turn into compost over time. In school we have 2 compost bins in the gardening area and every spring we empty them into the garden patch to help new plants grow! 

Lots of food is wasted, the photos show you how much. From January 2020, every household will be given a small compost caddy to keep in the kitchen to recycle cooked foods, which will be collected with your rubbish. Did you  know, these can be turned into compost in 8 weeks!


The PTA organised the school firework display. Families from the school and local community shared a fantastic evening which culminated in a brilliant firework display.

We have a school aim to work together with the local community for mutual benefit and this was definitely one of those occasions. 

Thank you PTA for all your hard work, we really appreciate it!

Whole School Remember

Mrs Walsh led a whole school assembly  for Armistice to remind the children of the importance of 11th November as a time to remember those in service who have given their lives and help keep us safe - past and present.

The year 6 children have been selling poppies and other items on behalf of the Royal British Legion.Today's assembly looked at the symbol of the poppy and what the different colours mean.

The whole school stood in silence for one minute to reflect and then ended with a beautiful rendition of the hymn, 'We Shall Remember.'

Year 5 and 6 Athletics Squad

The yr 5/6 sportshall athletics team had a great afternoon at Wilmslow High School.

They competed in a variety of track and field events against 9 local primary schools. They produced some fantastic throws and jumps, as well as running some very fast races on the track.

The whole team showed great team spirit  and sportsmanship, encouraging and congratulating each other in every event. Overall the team came 4th. Well done to everyone who took part.

NSPCC visit school

The NSPCC came to deliver the message of Speak out. Stay safe.

The children were shown how to make a call to Childline if they needed to and how to speak out to a trusted adult or friend if they felt that things were making them feel upset or uncomfortable.

Buddy, the mascot, was on hand t reassure everyone that they were doing the right thing.