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E-safety talk

This week is Coding week!  Our internet safety officers have been to each class to remind us all of the importance of staying safe online! 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 25 April 2017

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How big is your digital footprint ?

We learnt about our digital footprint and the importance of keeping ourselves safe online! 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 9 February 2017

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Futur digital leaders !!

As well as learning about E-Safety we had a fantastic time exploring the wonderful creative space ! 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 9 February 2017

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Online safety training

We learnt so much at UKFast today about online safety ! 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 9 February 2017

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E-Safety Champions

Congratulations to our year 5 E-Safety Champions! 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 9 February 2017

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Year 6 safer Internet day

#emojis 

#besafe 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 7 February 2017

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Safer Internet day

Each class will  share their learning experiences during Friday Assembly 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 7 February 2017

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Safer Internet day

Each class has worked hard on a project to reinforce safer Internet day ! 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 7 February 2017

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Safer Internet day

Safer Internet day 2017 

The Power of Image 

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Posted by Miss Moran and Mrs Breen on 7 February 2017

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Writing in Reception

Observing real quality story building and writing in reception. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 22 June 2016

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Tudor Medicine

In Year 3 making medicine to cure ailments. This one was for stomach ache. It's smells awful. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 12 May 2016

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Present From Nursery

Today I received a cress seed and prayer from the nursery.....

Dear God

Please send lots of sun and showers to help my seeds grow into flowers.

Amen

Thank you so much. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 15 April 2016

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Young Architects

Working with young architects in Year 4 designing new playgrounds. Shame we can't afford a swimming pool........

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 7 April 2016

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So Who's Dum?

And who's Dee? 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 3 March 2016

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RE with the Nursery

As part of our RE curriculum the Nursery acted out the Wedding at Cana. A brilliant way to understand a very important story. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 26 February 2016

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Nursery's Dragon

Getting ready for Chinese New Year in the Nursery! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 4 February 2016

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3D Shapes in a Year 2D

Year 2D have been making 3D shapes. Here are two triangular prisms! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 27 January 2016

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Bean Bags

The Nursery came to visit with the bean bags they have made using the sewing machine. Very talented children.  

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 25 January 2016

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A Special Visitor....

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 19 December 2015

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Santa Dash

Running and Netball Clubs ready for the Santa Dash. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 16 December 2015

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Christmas Tree

Thank you to the Nursery for decorating our tree and to the Motor Corner for donating it. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 4 December 2015

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Toy Library

Nursery are going on the minibus to the Toy Library. We see all very excited! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 24 November 2015

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Measuring with Year 2

We even work on non uniform day.

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 20 November 2015

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Year 4 Assembly

Thank you to Year 4S for a fabulous Remembrance Assembly. Very respectful, a great way to remember. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 14 November 2015

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Building a Wall

Working hard in the workshop with Nursery, building a wall. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 2 October 2015

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Happy New (school) Year!

I had a visit today from the new nursery children. 

It's really great to be back!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 8 September 2015

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Summer Fun Club Begins

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 20 July 2015

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Building a Bug's House

Today I spent a wonderful time building a bug's house with reception. Thank you Miss Carr. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 2 July 2015

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Keeping Cool in Nursery

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 1 July 2015

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Observing in Nursery

Today I was in the Nursery watching the children acting out the Lightkeeper's Lunch using our new pulleys.

Brilliant!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 30 June 2015

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Fun in Ireland

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 1 June 2015

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Fun in the Lakes

All the children, and staff, had a wonderful time in the Lakes this week. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 22 May 2015

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Violin Assembly Part 1

Thank you chldren and Mrs Ali for a fantastic violin assembly. We are now looking forward to part 2 next week. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 15 May 2015

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EYFS Tree

Not sure who is going to have more fun on our new tree. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 15 May 2015

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A Visit from Nursery

Today I had a visit from Nursery who brought a present with them. Thank you so much. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 11 May 2015

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Reading With Reception

Today I was reading outside with Reception. Owen told me to 'watch out for the diagraph!' 

Amazing!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 8 May 2015

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Reading with Nursery

Hiding in the Nursery, listening to a wonderful story. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 30 April 2015

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Girl's Football

On Monday both girl's football teams played at Lostock College. They ended up playing each other in a thriller. Thankfully it ended up a draw!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 22 April 2015

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Choir

Today I was outside with the choir making the most of the sunshine. Brilliant!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 21 April 2015

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Gardening With Nursery

Making the grounds beautiful with nursery. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 16 April 2015

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KS1 Maths Meeting

Thank you to all the parents who attended the KS1 Maths Meeting on Wednesday. 

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Posted by Year 5 on 1 April 2015

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Caritas Bunny Hop

As part of our Caritas fundraising EYFS completed a sponsored bunny hop! 

Well done everyone. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 25 March 2015

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Greek Temples

I popped into Year 5 this morning as they were peer assessing their Greek Temples made for homework. 

As ever. A great effort. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 25 March 2015

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Stations of the Cross

Today our painting project began in earnest. With the help of Christine Towers we are painting the Stations in the style of different artists. 

Watch this space.....

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 23 March 2015

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Eclipse Assembly

As part of our outdoor eclipse assembly we watched two of our fantastic Irish dancers. 

Thank you and well done girls. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 20 March 2015

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Prayer Leaders

This morning I was in Year 3/4 listening to the Prayer Leaders telling the children about God's love, in preparation for Sunday's Gospel. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 19 March 2015

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World Book Day

Batman & Robin. Or is it Del Boy and Rodney? 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 5 March 2015

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The Hidden Gem

The stations at the Hidden Gem. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 27 February 2015

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St Luke's

Looking at Harold Riley's Stations at St Luke's. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 27 February 2015

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Snowman

First snowman of the year made by Year 5! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 29 January 2015

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Number Day Wake Up and Shake Up

Today all the children dressed up for our maths week. 

As always a great effort. Well done everyone. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 24 October 2014

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PE with Nursery

Wow! Only 4 weeks in school and Nursery children can get fully changed for PE! 

Well done children (and Mrs Elsey and Mrs Karran). 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 1 October 2014

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Back to School

Lunchtime with some children exploring our new markings. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 3 September 2014

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Mr Rhythm

In his final wake up shake up Mr Doherty won staff dancer of the year. 

Well done MD! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 18 July 2014

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Manchester Mini Games

At the opening ceremony Niamh was chosen to carry the baton for Trafford. 

Well done Niamh! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 15 July 2014

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Manchester Mini Games

At the Manchester Mini Games with our girls, the Trafford Netball Champions!

Good luck girls! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 15 July 2014

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Nursery at St Antony's

As part of their course students invited our Nursery children into St Antony's for baking and craft. We had a great time. Thank you St Antony's. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 9 July 2014

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Rugby

At rugby with Year 4. We certainly have some talented girls and boys. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 3 July 2014

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Year 6 Residential

We have just enjoyed a fabulous week with the Year 6 in the Lake District. 

Once again they were a credit to their families and school with exceptional behaviour. 

Well done children. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 28 June 2014

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Year 2/3 Rugby

Having great fun with Year 2/3 and Salford Reds! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 8 May 2014

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Stations of the Cross

On Monday afternoon of Holy Week Father Michael took all Key Stage 2 into church to carry out work on the Stations of the Cross.

As always they worked very hard and with great enthusiasm. 

Thank you Father Michael. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 14 April 2014

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Manchester United

On Saturday we took 26 year 3 and 4 children to Old Trafford to watch United. Thankfully on this occasion they won! 

The children, as always, were very well behaved and had a great time! 

Well done children. 

 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 31 March 2014

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Year 1 at Manchester United

This week I had the pleasure of taking some Year 1 children to a Manchester United football festival. While there they met Fred the Red and saw the Premiership Trophy. Possibly for the last time in a while! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 26 March 2014

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Mud!

I had a wonderful time this afternoon with the Nursery children in the allotments and mud kitchen. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 17 March 2014

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Violin Assembly 2

On Friday Mrs Ali and the older children treated us all to a fantastic violin assembly. It was a pleasure to see how their skills have developed. Well done to them and thank you to Mrs Ali for all her hard work. 

A concert for parents will take place in July. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 8 March 2014

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My Favourite Children's Book

Once again I took the opportunity to dress up as a character from my favourite book as a child 'James and the Giant Peach.' Here I am with Mr Smith dressed as Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. (Or is it the Ugly Sisters?)

A great day!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 6 March 2014

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World Book Day Wake Up and Shake Up

All the children looked great today for World Book Day Wake Up and Shake Up!!

A great sight!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 6 March 2014

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Violin Assembly

Half of our amazing violinists treated the school to a great conert in assembly. They were fabulous especially as some were only 4! 

The other half will perform in March and all the children will perform for their parents and families in July. Well to them and thank you to Mrs…

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 9 February 2014

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Manchester United

On Wednesday night we took 33 children to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play Sunderland. As ever the children were very well behaved and really enjoyed the trip, apart from the result obviously!

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 24 January 2014

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Father Christmas

Father Christmas came to school today to visit all the children. 

Thankfully they are ALL on the 'nice' list. Thank you Santa! 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 19 December 2013

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Cally the Guide Dog

After singing beautifully at Sainsbury's we took the choir to choose a puppy on behalf of all the children. 

In 2014 we will be sponsoring a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 19 December 2013

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Cornerstone

Today the School Council delivered our donations of tinned and dried food to the Cornerstone Centre in Manchester. 

Thanks to everyone for your generosity. A record year for donations. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 25 October 2013

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Walking Bus

Researchers from Salford and Edinburgh Universities joined the Walking Bus to finalise the Walking Bus App they have developed. They filmed the children and parents using the App to track the bus on its route. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 11 October 2013

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Children's Book Week

In assembly we discussed some of my favourite books ready for Children's Book Week next week. We looked at Mr Stink and You Choose.

To celebrate next week we are asking the children to bring in their favourite books to share with their class mates. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 4 October 2013

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School Council

Today in assembly we discussed the School Council and the qualities needed to be a good councillor. The children in Year 2-6 are now invited to apply, please click here for more information. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 20 September 2013

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George's Swim!

One of our pupils is fundraising for Aspire (spinal cord injuries) by swimming the equivalent length of the English Channel on 1st December.

If you would like to sponsor this amazing young man please click here http://www.justgiving.com/ACS2013-GeorgeGarnett

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 20 September 2013

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Roald Dahl

In assembly this week we talked about Roald Dahl as today would have been his birthday. We talked about all of his books and stories and I dressed as a giant peach as this was my favourite book as a child.

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 13 September 2013

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Violin

Apologies but due to the unprecedented demand we have not been able to finalise numbers for violin lessons as yet.

Lessons will begin on Friday as planned and confirmation of costing and dates will follow as soon as possible.

Thank you. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 12 September 2013

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Friend's Meeting

Tonight at 8pm there will be a PTA/Friends meeting in the Urmston Working Men's Club. We will discuss upcoming events and light refreshments will be available. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 11 September 2013

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Before School Club

Before school club runs each day from 8am. There is flat rate charge of £2. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 11 September 2013

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First Assembly

On Friday we had our first assembly of the year. The children told me all about the Golden Rules and how to get House Points. 

We now look forward to another great year. 

Well done children. 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 6 September 2013

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Welcome Back

Welcome back to school, I do hope you all enjoyed a safe and relaxing holiday. It was a joy this morning to see all the children looking so smart and eager to begin a new year here at school. 

Please see the letters and term dates sections on the website for all news and events this…

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 4 September 2013

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