On Thursday our brilliant Year 6's went on their last ever primary school trip. As a reward for all their hard work and positive attitude over the year they went to watch Despicable Me 3 at the cinema and had lunch at Frankie and Benny's. As always they were a credit to the school and everyone had a great time.
Our Year 6 children entertained their parents this afternoon with a fantastic end of year show - Aladdin Trouble. The children did us proud with their brilliant acting and singing. Special mention must go to Amir, Kaci, Hina and Huda for taking the leading roles and delivering great performances and amazing singing.
Each week in assembly the teachers choose classes or individuals who have gone 'above and beyond' during the week to be the best that they can be and to symbolise this we put gems in the gem jar. When this fills up we have a whole school reward. The children managed to fill the gem jar just in the nick of time before the end of the Summer Term and so we asked our local ice cream man to come and give out ice creams and lollies to everyone. The weather was fantastic and the event was a great success as you can imagine. Here are some pictures from the afternoon...
We were treated to a wonderful performance from our Year 5 and 6 clarinet and flute players this morning. They have worked with Miss Dunning, our instrument teacher, since being in Year 4 to become fantastic musicians. We were pleased to see so many parents in attendance to watch the performance. Well done to the children involved...
Our annual Summer fair was a great success today with lots of parents and children turning out despite the odd spot of rain. Our parent group have worked hard to help organise the event and make it such a success. We are pleased to announce that we managed to raise over £800! Congratulations to Talhah and Maryam for winning the huge chocolate cakes in the raffle!
Last week we had our Achieve It week where each class worked together to create a stall for the fair and make the products to sell and prepare advertising materials to promote it.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the fair.
Some of our Year 6 children have been practising their times tables skills using the Times Tables Rock Stars website and we are pleased to see that we have topped the league for schools in the local area. It takes our children an average of 4.08 seconds to answer any given times table question - what an achievement!
Here is the current league table for 21st June 2017.
Today we are having our annual Summer Readathon where we celebrate reading for pleasure across school. The morning started with a fantastic assembly from Year 6 who have memorised some extremely long Roald Dahl poems from Revolting Rhymes and performed them brilliantly to parents. Each class has a challenge to make sure that at least one person must be reading throughout the day. Our Year 6 Reading Inspectors will be checking on them to see if they can manage it. Last year we even had children reading whilst eating their school dinners!
Each class has also received a mystery book which they will open and enjoy at some point in the day. To end the day each teacher has chosen a book to read to whichever children want to listen to it from across school. At the end of the day we will also be holding a book sale in the conference room. Come along after school and pick up a great book from under £3.
Our Summer Readathon is always a great event and is an important reminder of the joys of reading. Hopefully your children will come home tonight with an increased enthusiasm for reading!
We had a lovely message from one of our volunteers who took part in our book swap afternoon -
"Delightful group. You have the most courteous youngsters ever. A real pleasure to read with them, Mr Wood"
Thank you to all the parents who supported our recent coffee morning and book sale and a huge thanks, in particular, to our parent group who helped to organise the event. We managed to raise £435 for school and were pleased to see so many children buying books to read at home.
We are pleased to announce that we feature in Oldham's Knowledge Primary magazine for this term. Knowledge Primary is a magazine that celebrates the best practice from across all of Oldham's primary school so it is a real honour to feature in it. Here is the article about our Dream It week and the focus on careers education that we have, in particular, during this week...
Last week five of our children from Y5 and Y6 attended an exciting sporting event at The Radclyffe School in Oldham. They took part in a range of different sports including fencing, football, archery and boxing. As always, the children were great role models for our school and really enjoyed themselves.