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Winter Reading Challenge

After our very successful October reading challenge, the Reading Ambassadors have set a new one. Please complete a book review on one of your favourite books using the template which will be sent home. Please hand in your completed book review to your teacher by Friday 20th January for the chance of winning a prize. The best book reviews will be sent to Tameside Libraries who will display them on their Twitter feed. 

I can't wait to find out which books you have all been reading!

Miss Harvey and the Reading Ambassadors

Where's Wally Challenge

The Reading Ambassadors have hidden Wally around the school. If you find a Wally on the wall take him off and hand it to your teacher to win a certificate from Miss Harvey.

Can you spot Wally? 

Handwriting Awards Autumn 2 2022

Well done to our Autumn 2 handwriting winners! You have been awarded with your handwritng pencil and certificate for your amazing, neat presentation or for great effort and improvment in your handwriting.

Our winners are: Nursery- Isabella, Reception- Ella, Y1- Mason, Y2- Ella, Y3- Austin, Y4- Isla, Y5- Sam Sheppard, Y6- Lucy

All of their wonderful handwriting has been proudly displayed outside Mrs Parker's room. 

This week's award winners are...

Well done to the children who received the Head-Teacher, Good to be Green and handwriting awards this week. We have had a busy two weeks doing Math, reading, writing and SPaG tests/assessments so well done everybody! Well done to the boys who have been working hard at their football clubs. Keep up the hard work!

Tameside Libraries Winter Reading Challenge

Taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge is simple. Read at least three books between 1 December 2022 and 20 February 2023 and add them to your online profile at to earn fun digital rewards! Reaching your online reading goal will unlock a limited-edition virtual badge and a special Winter Mini Challenge certificate to print off and keep. You'll find loads of other great stuff on the website too, including games, book reviews, reading activities and content from the best children’s authors and illustrators around!

Boat materials

Today in Science, the children took part in an assessment activity which involved the children selecting materials relating to their properties to create a boat. We read the story Handa’s Fruit and discussed the problem e.g. a boat to carry Handa’s fruit. The children had to create an individual boat which would carry an orange. We then tested the boats in water and discussed the following questions: which materials did you use in your boat? What did you find out about the materials? What kind of material worked best? Why do you think that material worked the best?

Making pizza wraps

Year 2 really enjoyed making their own pizza wraps, making soup in the mud kitchen and making homes for different characters.


Well done to this week's Head Teacher and Good to be Green award winners. Thank you for always being ready to learn and enthusiastic about your learning. Well done to X and N who have achieved their blue / red belt in their recent Martial Arts grading. Well done boys! Keep up the hard work!

Why is London our capital city?

This week in Topic, we have been exploring the countries that make up the UK and their capital cities. The children have used Atlases to locate major cities in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland and used a key to plot them on a map of their own! Well done everybody! Super knowledge of London too everybody! 

School Attendance

We are working very hard with our pupils and families to improve school attendance. We are now monitoring which classes have the best attendance. This week year 4 won with 98% - well done superstars!