Following an informative assembly about poverty, Year 7 launched an appeal for items to be donated in support of the Rucksack Project for the Wellspring. Staff, parents and pupils have all been very generous and it was really amazing to see just how much our school community gave. Miss Hammond and Mrs Pittman would like to thank everyone for their support.

Over the past few weeks our Year 9 pupils have taken part in a Christmas cake decorating competition. Students had to come up with a design and then decorate their cake. Some baked their own full size Christmas cake while other worked as teams to produce mini cakes. The results were very impressive and it will be a tough choice deciding the winner.

The Baby department had a lovely day for their Christmas party. We had a play in our Winter Wonderland, sang Christmas songs and had a little boogie! At lunchtime, the children enjoyed a variety of different party foods before receiving a visit from Father Christmas.

Oh dear, it looks like Elvis the Elf has been up to naughty tricks in Early years this week. We think he is trying to trick us and get us on Santa’s naughty list!!!! That is never going to happen because all the children are far to kind and helpful. I think next week we are going to have to show Elvis just how good we are because we want Santa to come on Christmas Eve.

The children at Baby Nursery have been very festive the last couple of weeks and they have enjoyed taking part in lots of different Christmas activities. They have especially enjoyed playing in the Winter Wonderland and helping to decorate the nursery tree.

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy; Dawn and Sam have created Santa’s Grotto in our role-play area. We held three Parent Workshops this week where parents came in to help make and wrap the presents, decorate the tree and write Christmas cards.

We had a special delivery from Santa, he sent us Elvis the Elf, to make sure that we are being kind and helpful (all so we can get on that special list). Each night he will fly to the North Pole and tell Santa all about what we have been doing.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice visit to Simply Books in Bramhall on 30.11.17.The winners of the Halloween Story competition chose their prizes and we had ice cream and drinks to celebrate!

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1 month 3 weeks ago

Recently a few of our pupils who are studying BTec Music went to The Manchester Academy to look into the music industry and how live music venues are managed.

They were given a tour by the Head of Events & Venues and were given access to all areas, including the room that Ed Sheeran and Prince both used when they had gigs there!

The trip inspired the students to consider careers in live music, but also gave insight into what it takes to make sure such events run smoothly.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

This Thursday, 30th November 2017, Ramillies Hall School will be holding an Open Morning from 9:30 until 12:00. Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to have a tour of the school and speak to our pupils, parents, and Headteacher.

We are a small independent mainstream school who specialises in supporting children with dyslexia and other associated learning difficulties. We offer small class sizes and a tailor-made education to ensure all our children reach their full potential.

For more information, please contact the school office on 0161 485 3804 (option 1) or email study@ramillieshall.co.uk

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1 month 4 weeks ago

Early Years helped to raise money for Children in Need by wearing ‘Red, yellow or spotty’ clothes. We decorated small cakes and we visited the Junior school with a letter to invite them to come and buy our cakes, as well as our families. We even made spotty paper to decorate the top to sell our cakes from!

During the week, we had fun painting Pudsey bear pictures and hanging them on the walls for the day. Then during Thursday night, they all escaped to the field. Therefore, on our Friday welly walk, we went to bring them back. We even invited some of the toddlers along to help! However, we still had time to say hello to the horses as they wait for us to come.

The whole nursery raised £95 in total as the other department had activities going on as I am sure you have seen.

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1 month 4 weeks ago

Last week the children in Baby Nursery had lots of fun helping to raise money for ‘Children in Need’. They were very busy throughout the week baking cakes to sell and on Friday they enjoyed dressing up in red, yellow and spotty clothes. They took part in lots of fun and ‘spotty’ activities and an exciting day was had by all.

Thank you to all of the parents who bought and baked cakes and for all of your wonderful donations.

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1 month 4 weeks ago

The Toddlers have been outside practicing their balancing skills. A couple of the children even tried walking sideways on the beams.

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1 month 4 weeks ago

Today some of our Year 8s and 9s went to the National Football Museum in Manchester. After eating their packed lunches, there was some food left over.

Outside the museum there was a homeless man who the children quickly noticed and two pupils, Nathan and Sean asked Mrs Archer if they could give the remainder of their untouched food and drink to the man. Mrs Archer took the boys to him, where the man gratefully took the food and expressed his gratitude.

Mrs Archer advised the group that this was a lovely act of kindness, but reminded the pupils that they should not approach strangers unless accompanied by an adult.

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1 month 4 weeks ago

Last week our Juniors organised an event for Children in Need and raised a fantastic £168.29. They arranged a cake sale, Name Pudsy's Cousin competition, Hook a Bag and Guess the Number of Buttons in the Jar. Children and staff were also encouraged to wear something spotty and bring in a donation.

On Monday the Juniors, along with Mrs Archer, took the proceeds down to the RBS in Cheadle Hulme, where Kate the cashier helped them to count the funds and fill in a paying in slip.

Well done Juniors for organising a successful event.

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2 months 16 hours ago

Next Thursday, 30th November 2017, Ramillies Hall School will be holding an Open Morning from 9:30 until 12:00. Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to have a tour of the school and speak to our pupils, parents, and Headteacher.

We are a small independent mainstream school who specialises in supporting children with dyslexia and other associated learning difficulties. We offer small class sizes and a tailor-made education to ensure all our children reach their full potential.

For more information, please contact the school office on 0161 485 3804 (option 1) or email study@ramillieshall.co.uk

Ramillies Hall School and Nursery

2 months 16 hours ago

Next Thursday, 30th November 2017, Ramillies Hall School will be holding an Open Morning from 9:30 until 12:00. Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to have a tour of the school and speak to our pupils, parents, and Headteacher.

We are a small independent mainstream school who specialises in supporting children with dyslexia and other associated learning difficulties. We offer small class sizes and a tailor-made education to ensure all our children reach their full potential.

For more information, please contact the school office on 0161 485 3804 (option 1) or email study@ramillieshall.co.uk

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2 months 1 week ago

On Thursday, 9th November, Brian Thompson who attended Ramillies in the late 1930’s, came into school to talk to the pupils about the school in those times. Mr Thompson recounted tales of how the school settled into its new environment having moved from Cheadle House in 1935. The pupils were fascinated by his stories of life at Ramillies in those early days and about his exploits after school, joining the RAF and his career at Hewlett Packard in the States. We are all immensely grateful to Mr Thompson for taking the time to visit us.

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2 months 1 week ago

The Early Years children learnt about Remembrance Day this week. We talked about why people were wearing flowers (poppies) on their clothes. This started from one child asking why Sam had a flower on.

We used the internet to find out and had a power point to help us understand all about it. Next, we made our own poppies, by colouring, sticking or printing with paint. We made poppy shaped biscuits and iced them with red and black icing. However, I think the children enjoyed eating them more!

As our own thank you to the soldiers when we went on our welly walk we all took a poppy with us. At 11 o clock we stood in a circle, with our poppies on the ground, and did a minute silence. Afterwards we made a wreath with the poppies before playing and exploring the field.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

Over the last two weeks, the Early Years children have been busy and up to lots of different activities to do with the season.

On the 31st October, we had a DARK DAY and the children came dressed up ready for the fun to begin. They painted and carved pumpkins. There were spiders everywhere and even a spider counting game. We made pumpkin soup with the bits out of the pumpkins and had it for tea, with treats too. Afterward we all went on a dark walk with torches and wearing glow bands to light the way.

On Monday 6th November, the children were so excited to talk about the bonfires and fireworks that they had all seen. So we spent the day tasting food, apple bobbing, making fireworks using chalks or paint. We even made firework pictures using our number and shape knowledge.

There is never a dull moment in the Early Years department!

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2 months 2 weeks ago

MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE BUILDING- This half term in History our Year 8s have been learning about how and why the Normans built the Motte and Bailey castles, a fast build, for protection against Saxon attack. Our pupils enjoyed a lesson of castle construction, where in pairs the brief was to build a Motte and Bailey castle out of a cardboard box, this gave them a greater understanding of what the Normans were trying to achieve.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - On Thursday, 28th September 2017, the whole school got ready for a busy day with a performance of The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, Open Morning and a McMillian Cake Sale. However, this didn't quite go to plan with one of the performers taking ill. Luckily one of our pupils alerted staff to the man in distress which enabled the relevant help to be sought and he made a fast recovery and the performance was rescheduled to take place on 9th October.

On the Monday afternoon M&M Productions arrived with four cast members, some of who played five different characters. The children thoroughly enjoyed this magical theatrical performance, with such a small cast. Afterwards workshops were held and the children attempted different acting techniques including learning various accents. Thank you to M&M productions for a fantastic afternoon.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

HALLOWEEN STORY WRITING COMPETITION - PART 1
Scare the students, terrify the teachers, petrify the parents….. The English department, encouraged by Wadi, have launched a writing competition.

The pupils have been planning scary stories and will be writing them over the holidays.

We will choose a winner for every year group and then Joanne Welch, the author will choose the three best stories and those winners will enjoy a trip to Simply Books in Bramhall to buy a book of their choice.

The competition closes on 6th November. The results will follow next half term in the Autumn 2, 2017 Newsletter.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

MANCHESTER AIRPORT COMMUNITY READING CHALLENGE - We have been invited by the Manchester Airport Community Programme to take part in a special reading challenge. Joanna, a Community Relations Officer from Manchester Airport visited us on Monday,16th October, to launch the challenge. We are the first school in the area to take part. The children were given a record sheet, on which they will note down three books that they choose to read over the half term holiday. There are also a number of fun activities for them to do, including reading a book in an unusual place. This is all to encourage them to enjoy reading. During the visit, the children were given a free bookmark and book by David Walliams.
After half term, Joanna will be returning to School to award certificates and badges to those children who have completed the challenge.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

WHOLE SCHOOL - JUNK FOOD CAFÉ AND THEATRE TRIP
Following the very successful Junk Food Project lunch at Ramillies, last Christmas, we were all invited, courtesy of Ben’s Mums; Nikki and Cate, to go to the New Junk Food cafe on Oxford Street in Manchester for lunch, followed by a trip to the theatre. To add to this experience Miss Hammond’s Year 11 BTEC Food students, Harry, Alex, Niall, Maleehah, Adam and Leila were invited to help prepare, cook and serve the meal, alongside the professional team of chefs. The Real Junk Food project was created to help prevent waste of perfectly good food and for those who visit their café, they have a pay as you feel policy. Their motto is ‘Feed bellies, not bins!’.

First thing on Thursday, 19th October Miss Hammond and our BTEC pupils, went to the Junk Food Café to help prepare the special harvest lunch. At 10.45am the remainder of our pupils and staff went by coach to meet Cate, Nikki and our Year 11 pupils. Our BTEC Pupils were complimented by the Junk Food team for their fantastic cook, serving skills, willingness and their good manners.

All of the pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the selection of food – a delicious curry, chicken stew and cheesy pasta - many had seconds, some even thirds! The pudding was extra special as the apples in the crumble had fallen down from Mrs Archer’s tree in the high winds this week!

From the Junk Food project we drove to the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme to watch a remarkable play called Child of the Divide. The story told of the harrowing experience of one small Hindu child who was separated from his family at the time of the partition of India and Pakistan. Nikki’s brother directed the play so we felt very lucky to be part of the audience. We had discussed this story in detail in our English lessons this week so that the pupils had some background knowledge and understanding of the history, geography and politics of the time. It was an important lesson for us all.

We all had a fantastic day! A huge thank you is due to both Cate and Nikki for organising the meal and theatre trip. And a big thank you also to Mrs. Archer who put the plans into fruition. we are all extremely grateful!

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2 months 2 weeks ago

HARVEST & THE WELLSPRING - On Friday, 20th October before we broke for half term we held our Harvest Festival. A spokesperson named Brendan from the Wellspring in Stockport, came to discuss their project, a local centre for homeless and disadvantaged people in Stockport. They are open 365 days a year and their services include: health & mental health services, food & hygiene facilities, support with housing and drug & alcohol services.

Wellspring is always in need of clothing, food and toiletry donations, which can be dropped off at:
The Wellspring,
Harvey St,
Stockport.
SK1 1YD
any day of the year.

Some pupils brought pumpkins into school, for carving, which were displayed on the stage at the festival.

Thank you for the many food donations, these are now with the Wellspring and will be put to good use.

Thank you to all those pupils who took part in the festival it was a great event.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

THE BIG WIDE WORLD - Every year we encourage our Year 11 pupils to undertake work experience placements to prepare them for the future.

We are pleased that one of our pupils is working at Barnardo’s in Cheadle Hulme one afternoon per week. We have a strong connection with this charity as each year some of our senior pupils have worked there. This pupils has settled in very well and is a great salesman and a productive member of their team!

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2 months 3 weeks ago

We’re going on a bear hunt

Last week, at Baby nursery, we had fun reading the "We're going on a bear hunt" story. The children were able to develop their language and many were able to copy expressions from the book such as "splash splosh", "hooooo, wooooo" and "IT'S A BEAR!!!" First, we read the story together while sitting on the floor. The children were then keen to do the actions so we read the book again but this time including actions in our story. They all looked like they enjoyed doing this and listened well to each part as we went along. After toast, we took the story outside by going on our very own bear hunt. We read the story as we walked along doing the actions. The children were very excited when we found the small bear and some of the children decided that the bear needed to splash in the puddles. A couple of the children sat him in the water and then Mark (the groundsman) gave the bear a bath with the jet wash, which they all found fascinating. We then found a big bear and some of the children gave him a big cuddle and said "bear!" When we got back to nursery, we went through the grass, through the deep cold river, through the thick oozy mud ,through the big dark forest, through the swirling whirling snowstorm and then climbed into the narrow gloomy cave and finally found A BEAR!! The bear then spent the rest of day at baby nursery and made himself at home!

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2 months 3 weeks ago

The baby nursery have been very busy this month and they have enjoyed exploring the season of ‘autumn’. They have taken part in lots of exciting activities such as conker rolling, carving out pumpkins, making chocolate hedgehogs, exploring and investigating the autumn tuff tray and mark making using autumn colours. While enjoying the outdoors, they have been on lots of lovely walks to see the horses, looked for the hidden pumpkins, collected leaves and conkers and had lots of ‘autumn’ fresh air. The children have been able to develop their language, physical and social skills, sensory experiences and colour recognition while having lots of fun.

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2 months 3 weeks ago

This week, the children and staff from Baby Nursery enjoyed going for a lovely Autumn walk. The children loved splashing in the puddles, smelling the different flowers and looking for a “little mouse” that lived in a hole. The babies have had lots of fun exploring their senses through pasta play. They first spent time feeling the texture of cooked spaghetti which they found sticky on their fingers. Once everyone had their turn, we decided to add the spaghetti to water. By doing this, the children were able to explore a different texture of spaghetti and enjoyed investigating the coloured water.

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2 months 4 weeks ago

Autumn Happiness (Toddlers)

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2 months 4 weeks ago

Toddlers 2017-18

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2 months 4 weeks ago

Our Toddlers, have been getting into the spirit of autumn and have been looking at pumpkin sizes, colours and patterns. We cut up the pumpkins to explore the inside; we talked about what it looked like and how it felt. We then made pumpkin soup so that the children could see how it tasted.

On Friday, we mashed bananas using a fork, a spoon and a masher. With the mashed banana, we made muffins, which the children took home to enjoy.

Despite the poor weather, we still managed to get outdoors, where the children explored different objects that could be used to roll cars, trains and balls.

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3 months 3 days ago

Early Years- We all had a lovely time walking to Bramhall Park and looking for signs of Autumn. It was a long walk, but we enjoyed a drink and a biscuit when we got there. We then went and visited the ducks and we had a super time playing in the leaves and finding sticks.

A big thank you to all the grownups who made it possible.

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3 months 3 days ago

The wind may have been wild on Monday night but this enabled the Early Years children to have great fun with all the leaves that had blown down. Dermot and Mark made a large pile to explore. We started by jumping through them and then we lifted them up to let the wind blow them away. Some children loved rolling in the leaves or kicking them high with their wellies!

Next, we hunted for red leaves; we only found five in the whole pile. Children sorted the leaves into different colours and shapes and we talked about how they felt; ‘crunchy' and 'crinkly’ were words that some children used. Other children talked about how they felt dry. After all that, the children then piled the leaves back up high, all ready for Dermot and Mark to clear away! Oh what fun it was!

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3 months 3 days ago

Yesterday, the baby nursery has had lots of fun playing outside in the garden and exploring Autumn. They enjoyed playing in and investigating the fallen leaves and looking for all of the hidden pumpkins. The children painted Autumn pictures, developing their colour recognition and enjoyed climbing in and out the cardboard boxes.

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3 months 6 days ago

The toddlers love to go out and explore the grounds, a few of them went on a walk to the field and they were very excited that they found some horses. As some of the horses had patches on their coats a couple of the children were convinced that they looked like cows.

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3 months 6 days ago

The Toddlers are really enjoying the 'We're Going on A Bear Hunt' story so we decided to enhance their learning by doing a sensory bear hunt walk. The children were very keen to participate and loved walking through the different textures in their bare feet. This allowed for us to talk about some of our senses, how it felt, what it sounded like and what it looked like.

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3 months 6 days ago

The Baby Department had lots of fun last week developing health and self-care awareness. We have been doing this by learning how to wash and dry our dolls in the water tray. The children really enjoyed doing this activity and learnt the basics of a babies bath time routine whilst getting wet and making big splashes!

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3 months 6 days ago

MANCHESTER AIRPORT COMMUNITY READING CHALLENGE - Joanna, a Community Relations Officer from Manchester Airport visited us this morning, to launch a reading challenge. We are the first school in the area to take part. The children were given a record sheet, on which they will note down three books that they choose to read over the half term holiday. There are also a number of fun activities for them to do, including reading a book in an unusual place. This is all to encourage them to enjoy reading. During the visit, the children were given a free bookmark and book by David Walliams.

After half term, Joanna will be returning to School to award certificates and badges to those children who have completed the challenge.

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3 months 2 weeks ago

Wow, the Early Years children spent a lot of time learning outside last week. They started with a listening walk, to hear and identify different sounds. Next it was a shapes walk, looking for different shapes in the buildings and grounds. We found squares, circles, rectangles and triangles on the roof. They ending the week by going on a welly walk and finding a muddy puddle to splash in just like Peppa Pig!

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3 months 3 weeks ago

Thank you to all our parents for their generous support of the Year 11 Cake Sale for Macmillan. We raised £105 in the afternoon and this is a great total for our small school. I never cease to be impressed by everyone's enthusiasm and generosity. One Year 11 pupil bought back the remaining cakes she herself had made and paid £5 for them as it was for charity!

Thanks also to the Early Years little people and their parents. The children came to buy a cake each and were lovely.

Thanks to Year 11 themselves who worked hard and were a great team.

Well done, everyone!

Mrs Grant

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3 months 3 weeks ago

Last week our Early Years Department learnt about Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year. They looked at a PowerPoint presentation and went on an apple hunt around the school and nursery gardens.

They tried apples dipped in honey and pomegranates, then used the apples that they had collected to do printing pictures and cutting activities. It was all good fun!

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3 months 3 weeks ago

This week the Toddler Department have been reading one of their favourite stories “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. They also went on their own bear hunt around the grounds.

It is going to be a exciting day at Ramillies Hall School next Thursday 28th September 2017.

Not only do we have our Open Morning but we have M and M productions coming to perform The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which will include workshops after the show. In the afternoon we will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding a cake sale.

It will be a busy day, but one we are all looking forward to!

Next Thursday, 28th September 2017 Ramillies Hall School will be holding an Open Morning. Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to have a tour of the school and speak to our pupils, parents, and Headteacher.
We are an independent mainstream school which specialises in supporting children with dyslexia and other associated learning difficulties. We offer small class sizes and a tailor-made education to ensure all our children reach their full potential.
For more information, please contact the school office on 0161 485 3804 (option 1) or email study@ramillieshall.co.uk

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5 months 2 weeks ago

BEE PROJECT AT RAMILLIES HALL SCHOOL & NURSERY IN CHEADLE HULME - Throughout the Summer Terms Ramillies Hall School and Nursery were involved in a Bee Project to help spread awareness and understanding of the importance of bees. The project helped them to understand that if things do not change bees could become extinct which would be detrimental to the environment. The children learnt what they can do to change this. The bee project was covered as a whole school in Science, Literature, Maths and Motor Skills, and even the Nursery children got involved. Miss Jeacott led our Juniors in creating a giant bee which is to be donated to the Hazel Grove Allotment Society for their Bug Hunt on Sunday, 3rd September 2017. They started making the bee on the lawn in between Nursery and Juniors, on a lovely warm sunny morning with two large balloons and some paper-mache. At the end of the session both the head and body had been made and were left in the sun to dry before construction and decoration took place.

Unfortunately, the rising temperature was not taken into consideration, and by the end of the day the balloons were misshapen and unusable and the giant bumblebee needed to be re-planned. Luckily it didn't take long for Miss J to come up with a new plan; chicken wire and bin liners (black and yellow) which the children tied together. This was to give the bee its colouring. Overall the project was a great success and the bumble bee worked out well in the end. Well done to the Juniors who did not give up and become disheartened when things did not initially go to plan.

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5 months 3 weeks ago

The Nursery had a very successful Teddy Bears Picnic, despite the typical English weather and the turnout of parents was fantastic. The children and their parents enjoyed having a picnic and then taking part in the Fun Day. The staff worked very hard manning the different stalls and the children enjoyed having their faces painted, decorating biscuits, taking part in the doughnut challenge and having fun on ‘hook a duck’. Lots of parents queued to win prizes on the different tombola’s and bought raffle tickets off the lovely Maria for the big main raffle.

Once the nice weather appeared the children enjoyed playing outside, bouncing on the bouncy castle and enjoying an ice cream.

We would like to thank all of the lovely parents and Grandparents for their generous support and donations and after a successful fun day, we raised an amazing £602.00.

A big thank you to the local businesses for their generous raffle prizes: Almond Pubs, Barinda Indian takeaway, The Last Monsoon Indian takeaway and The Beauty Spot Salon.

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5 months 3 weeks ago

Beach Day - Our Early Years children enjoyed dressing up in their shorts, t-shirts, hats and sunglasses. We tried hula dancing to music, made sand castles in the sand pit. To cool down we had a relaxing time in the sunshine with some refreshing ice-lollies.

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6 months 3 days ago

GANGSTA GRANNY - On Thursday 8th June the Juniors, Year 7 and 8’s went by coach to the Opera House in Manchester to see the stage production of David Walliams’, Gangsta Granny. It was heart warming yet funny at the same time. It is about a boy named Ben who is forced to go on his weekly visit to stay at his Granny’s house to find she is more interesting than he initially thought. The pupils said that it was very funny but sad too. All pupils were well behaved and enjoyed their day out.