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Careers week

This week, we have been celebrating National Careers week, getting excited about our future! Today, we were visited by four police officers who came to talk to us about being a police officer and all of the roles and responsibilities that they do. We asked them lots of questions including: ‘What is the best and worse part of your job?’ We found out that the best thing about being a police officer is helping others but the worst part is that not everyone wants to be helped.

Start Small, Dream Big Primary Pilot.

We are delighted that our school has been selected to take part in an exciting pilot programme to improve careers education in primary schools across England. This pilot programme is being run by your local Careers Hub, funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company and evaluated in partnership with ImpactEd Evaluation. ImpactEd Evaluation is an independent evaluator that supports high-quality monitoring and evaluation in schools.  

Disney club

Lots of fun was had at the Disney Shooting Stars club tonight with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We played lots of games focusing on our fundamental movement skills whilst we pretended to be Mufasa, Simba, Nala, Zazu and Scar. We also practised our dribbling skills, throwing and catching. Finally we did a relay in teams to collect cones and then created a picture of Simba with them. Thank you to the Game Changers who helped to deliver the session and also judged the best Simba. 

Our lovely planter

The planter was kindly donated to school by Stalybridge Women's Institute and Mrs Holt came to visit school to see how the flowers in the planter were developing. Mrs Holt was very happy that the Ecoleaders have been looking after planter so well and have planted new bulbs and bedding plants. The Ecoleaders also showed Mrs Holt our vegetable garden and the crocuses flowers that we had planted in the winter. Mrs Holt showed us a bird's nest that she had found in her garden. 

Gardening Club

In gardening club we have weeded the beds and planted some carrot and lettuce seeds. We were delighted to find that our apple trees and cherry trees are producing flowers. Fingers crossed we will get lots of fruit in the autumn! 

Year 1 and 2 Mini Marathon

Year 1 and 2 have been taking part in the TCS Mini Marathon where they have until the 10th May to try to run 2.6 miles. They have found the first sessions difficult but showed great perseverance and kept moving. They are looking forward to the sessions next week already.

Reading Ambassador Meeting

Thank you to our Reading Ambassadors for attending their meeting with Jo Merrifield from Tameside Libraries this week. They shared their fabulous poetry display which they have created in the KS2 Library. We then looked at genres of text and how we can inspire children to trial reading a new genre. All children can access Ebooks and Audio books for free using their Tameside Library membership card using Borrow Box. Please see eReading - Tameside MBC for more information. 

Washing hands experiment

Today in Science (Health and hygiene), we investigated the importance of washing our hands correctly. We looked at how quickly germs can spread and where germs come from. The children loved this investigation and I am sure they will tell you all about it! 

Tree planting

We have been planting our new trees that we got from the Woodland Trust. They are very small at the moment but we will look after them and we are looking forward to watching them grow over the next few years.