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Year 5 and 6 Athletics Competition

Year 5 and 6 had an indoor athletics competition on Wednesday night. They all worked really well as a team and managed to achieve 5th place. Aiden also recieved the school games badge for honesty. 

Challenge Me Hula Hooping Event

Last week, the whole school took part in the Challenge Me Hula Hooping event. EYFS had to hula hoop for 2 minutes, KS1 for 4 minutes and KS2 for 6 minutes without stopping! This was to try to improve our stamina. We had lots of fun and all got stickers for taking part.

Creating public artwork in Key Stage 2!

We were delighted to be asked to work with sculptor Michael Condron again!   Michael  last worked with some of our pupils back in 2016 when he was commissioned to create a sculpture for the new Ashton Interchange, which is now nearing completion.  On Friday, pupils from Key Stage 2 created some designs based on 'Journeys' to be included in the final artwork.  Twelve children drew their designs before scratching them onto plaster disks.  Michael will fire glass onto the plaster disks in his kiln so their designs will be moulded into the coloured glass circles that will form part of the publi

Leadership training

Today, Year 5 were training to be play leaders. They worked in teams to learn different games and activities that they can play with the younger children using the SMILES acronym:

S afety

M axiumum participation

I nclusive

L earning

E njoyment

S uccess


They then came back to class and discussed how they could change the game if some children could not get involved to make it as fun as possible for everyone.

Year 5-6 Girls Football

Well done to the Year 5-6 girls footballers who had an amazing tournament winning 2 of their 3 games. A special well done to Holly who got the respect school games badge.

Junior PCSO Tamside Staying Safe

What an enjoyable week we had last week working alongside our two Tameside's PSCO Officers. As part of our participation in the Tameside Staying Safe - Road Safety Arts Award, the children were able to take part in a hands on experience looking at road safety around traffic, during drop off and pick up times at school. Well done guys, you did a fab job! 


Today we continued our work the 'Sam' on our Arts Award and the children learnt how to do the running and back stitch. The children loved practicing their sewing skills. 

Birdman experience

On Tuesday 5th November we had a visit from the 'Birdman' Alan Ames. He brought in some amazing birds of prey and told us lots of interesting facts about how each one has adapted to be the perfect predator.