Life in a Victorian School
When class 1JH delivered their class assembly they showed us all the harsh realities of life in a Victorian school. They told us about all the work they have done around their Victorians topic and made us all thankful that we’re in a modern day school.
Week of Wonder 3 – The Arts
Our 3rd Week of Wonder was a fun filled week packed with art, drama and music activities. Our brass and ukulele players started the week for us with a superb concert for family members, we had music workshops, and musicians from Salford University and Stockport Music Service joined us. Parents have brought their skills into school and, in conjunction with teachers, have run art and drama lessons across all classes. All in all we had an amazing week!
Reception children are thrilled with their Dinosaur Topic. They learnt about the work of a paleontologist and handled real fossils and dinosaur bones.
Victorians at Tatton Hall
To help their Victorians topic come alive, Y1&2 visited Tatton Hall to experience how Victorian servants lived, how they should behave and the chores they were expected to perform. The children made beds, polished silver, scrubbed floors and prepared meals.
Mexican Day and The Mayans
Y5 had a Mexico Day to launch their new topic of learning all about the Mayans. The children explored Mayan artefacts and photographs, sampled tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole, played the Mexican bean game and limbo, created their own sombreros and even took part in some Mexican dancing.
Children have been putting their hearts and souls into all the Christmas productions they have performed for their families. They have been an absolute joy to watch! Afterwards, parents, grandparents and carers had a chance to get together for a chat and a cup of tea and mince pie in the school hall.
Science Outreach Project
Y5 took part in the project at Cheadle Hulme School. They had an enlightening day investigating shadows, ordering planets in size and hunting for facts about space.
Week of Wonder 2 – Health and Well-being
The children had a fantastic week for our second week of wonder. They loved mixing up classes to work with children of different ages, as well as moving around the school to engage in a range of keeping active sessions including yoga, zumba and mini athletics. The children also looked at the food we eat: one group investigated how much sugar is in foods and another group made fruit salad. Our work for anti-bullying week included work on celebrating difference, accepting people for who they are and knowing what is, and what is not bullying. Our Pyjama Day finale today, raising money for Children in Need, was a success and a great opportunity for the children to learn about the importance of sleep.
Lum Head Remembers
We remembered the centenary of the end of WW1 in a special assembly and were joined by families, friends and some of our neighbours, some of whom shared family memorabilia from WW1. Remembering the sacrifice together was very moving and deepened the children’s understanding of the horrors endured. Singing songs from WW1 helped us reflect on resilience and camaraderie, while placing the poppies we have made at the front of school gave each child an opportunity to personally mark the centenary of armistice 1918. Thank you to all the children and to Ms Wynter and Ms Nolan for putting it all together. We hope you like our own poppy field.
Week of Wonder 1 – Black History
The children enjoyed their first Week of Wonder and have had some awesome experiences. The children were particularly excited about the work they did with DrumRoots, getting active with African drumming and dance.