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School closes on Friday 26th May 2023 for the half term holidays. School reopens on Monday 12th June 2023

Thursday, 10 December, 2015 - 15:55

Stella group have been really busy this half term. The whole class have made huge improvements in their handwriting. Everyone is very proud of their achievements and Josh, Lewis, Thane and Dylan are starting to join their letters.
For PSHE lessons, we have been watching ‘Strumbie Island’. This helps us to recognise and understand our emotions and to learn how to express ourselves. The main character, Billy, travels to an Island where he meets lots of characters including Dol and Stomp!

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 12:05

In our class we are all massive fans of food so we have decided that everyTuesday, we are going to cook up a storm in the kitchen! You should check back every now and then for our Picasso recipe of the month.
This month we have made Chicken Stew and dumplings, which is a variation of Jamie Oliver’s recipe and our very own ‘Chef Ross’. The class gave this an 8/10.
We also made Tudor Pie which was one of Henry VIII’s favourite dishes so you could say this dish is fit for a king…… We scored this a massive 10/10.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 15:57

The Mondrian group have been very busy since the beginning of term learning all about Piet Mondrian. We have enjoyed creating Mondrian based art and our artwork will be displayed on the ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’ Scarecrow, which will be making its way round all the SEN Schools in Tameside, and displayed at the ‘Operation Farm’ Festival in Hyde Park on Sunday 18th October.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 15:36

During this half term, Da Vinci class have been exploring what it would be like to have their own business. The class first had to decide on a business that would be both easily manageable and profitable. Several ideas were raised but eventually the decision was made to create a business selling breakfast sandwiches.
We are now in our third week of business and it is going great! The bacon sandwich is a big seller. Already we have raised enough money to donate some of our profits to the charity, chosen by the pupils, and buy a new board game for the class.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 14:26

Warhol group have been busy during the first autumn term. We have been learning about a famous artist called Andy Warhol. We are continuing to work really hard in Art. We will all complete a ‘Discover Arts Award’ as part of our topic work based on Andy Warhol.
In Literacy we are studying ‘The Jungle Book’ as part of our classic non-fiction theme. In Numeracy we are learning about place value with six digit numbers and using these six digit numbers in mental and written addition.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 14:15

Our group is called Stella. We are named after a famous artist. We have been researching facts about Frank Stella for our display.
We created our own 3D Mosaics just like Frank Stella!
We have a Super Star work display in class for staff to show the fantastic work the children have completed.
Bobbie has been joining Stella Class to help us learn and to share our feelings.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 13:49

In Banksy we have been looking at modern art. We experimented with ‘Tower Art’. We had no idea what would happen. Very cautiously we began pouring paint. The results were amazing!
We then took photographs and edited them in ‘Lunapic’, an online photo editor, to produce some prints. We hope these prints will be available to buy at the Christmas fair.

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 - 14:32

Our new group, The Jackson Pollocks, are settling into life ‘through the double doors’ in Key Stage 3.
Year 7 is a little bit different as we are getting used to changing spaces in the afternoons and meeting new teachers. We now have specialist staff for Food Technology, Design & Technology, Science and Sport.

Wednesday, 23 September, 2015 - 13:47

Just a few pictures to show what we have been upto since the start of term!!

Monday, 6 July, 2015 - 12:09

‘Pick and Mix’ has been very much the pupil’s own idea. It all started with the opening of a book shop in our classroom SLA. This gradually grew to a larger book shop in the Music Room.

The pupils then wanted a till so Ms McDonough managed to source a till from the ‘Rock Boutique’ who kindly gave the pupils the till. They sent a thank you card to her.

They then decided that they wanted to have an even bigger shop selling more than just books. This all came about after our ‘up cycling’ project when we bought things at one price, improved them and sold them for a profit.

Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 15:07

Palm Group took part in Broadbottom's annual scarecrow hunt. Pupils were equipped with a map and camera and tasked with finding the 13 signposts which were numbered and named. The pupils then had to orienteer themselves around the village, find the signs and write down the name of that scarecrow. These forms have been entered into the Broadbottom festival which took part on Saturday 27th June 2015.

Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 12:27

On Friday 12th June, due to good behaviour the pupils of Willow class and 2 pupils from Sycamore group went to the park. At the park we had ice-cream, played on the play area and went on a walk through the woods. Everyone had such a good time!

Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 12:14

We have had a really exciting few weeks and Acorn group have been busy learning about The Land Before Time. We have studied fossils and dinosaurs. We really enjoyed looking at and making our own fossils .
We have also been busy working on our Arts Award Discover, entering a competition to paint a portrait of the Mayor! We have started studying the artist Julain Opie, and we have completed our work on Picasso. Our pictures and Art log books will be on display sometime in July.

Thursday, 18 June, 2015 - 14:31

Oak group walked up Kinder Scout on 11th June with Steve Dempsey - they had a fantastic time!!

Friday, 8 May, 2015 - 10:23

Palm group took part in the mosiac trail at Gamesley Woodlands which had been created by local people.
The trail is a circular path where there are 15 mosaics hidden amongst the woodlands. The pupils were split into two groups with staff and were given a sheet and camera they then had to find as many as they could. One group found 13 the other 14
We are hoping to create our own mosaic as part of the Arts awards based on the artist Gustav Klimt. .

Friday, 1 May, 2015 - 15:54

We recently had a visit from the Mayor of Tameside who presented Palm group with an Artsmark Gold plaque. During the visit the Mayor met the pupils and staff of Palm in the Conference Room where our Artwork is on display. Tyler sold his table from our recent up-cycling project to the Mayor and this is being donated to Reubens Retreat which Nicola is very appreciative of. We have also been invited to the Mayor’s Parlour on the 18th May.

Thursday, 30 April, 2015 - 14:57

Oak Class Walked up Kinder Scout in preparation for their Snowdon Camp.

Friday, 20 March, 2015 - 12:19

On the 18th March 2015 three pupils from Palm class visited the Trafford Centre for a once in a life time opportunity.
The pupils went to the Thomas Cook store to meet an astronaut, James F. Reilly to listen to his experiences in outer space.
They also took part in a Question & Answer session with James.

Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 14:10

Well, here in ‘Beech’ we had a great time getting ‘Keen to be Green’ last half term.
We learned all sorts of interesting new facts. For example, did you know there is no new water? Seriously, there isn’t!! It’s the first example of global recycling… we found that out in our ‘WaterWorks’ lessons.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 - 11:56

During the topic ‘Keen to be Green’ we investigated how we can help save endangered animals that live on land and in the sea by RECYCLING. We found out that a lot of sea creatures such as sea horses, turtles and sharks are in danger of dying out because of the pollution that goes into the water.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 - 11:50

As part of our topic work for ‘Keen to be Green’ we have been learning about how we can RECYCLE to help us look after our planet.
We collected lots of recycleable materials such as cardboard, plastic, glass and paper and we looked at how we could reuse it to make something else. We used glass bottles with water in to make tunes by giving each bottle a number.

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 14:22

Last term Palm, a group of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils, began a project on the Holocaust.
During the course of this project, we read the novel and watched the film ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. We also read other poems, stories, and excerpts that provided the pupils with a glimpse of life during the Holocaust.

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 14:15

Acorn group have been busy during the first Spring half term. We have been learning about the environment and endangered animals in our Topic work ‘Keen to be Green’.
We have worked really hard to complete an Arts Award Discover unit, and have learned about the artist Pablo Picasso and presented our work to the whole school during our class assembly. We actually entered some of our art work into a national competition!! Fingers crossed we win!

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 13:46

Birch group have been busy during the first Spring half term. We have been learning about the environment and endangered animals in our Topic work ‘Keen to be Green’.
We are continuing to work really hard to complete an Arts Award Discover unit, and have learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy (see pictures below) and Pablo Picasso and presented our work to the whole school during our class assembly. We actually entered some of our art work into a national competition!! Fingers crossed we win!

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 12:10

As Part of our ‘KEEN TO BE GREEN’ topic Oak Class decided to take an item which had been thrown away and turn it into a useful piece of furniture. We selected an old wooden cable reel, cleaned it up and then work began to turn it into a small table.
The reel was painted blue to match the classroom. We decided to transform the top using old CDs. These were cut into small pieces and arranged on the top. We then grouted around the pieces to remove any sharp edges.

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 11:42

Last half term we read the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We did lots of literacy work about the book and made comparisons between the book and the film. We also acted out the opening scenes. Joe played the role of Stanley Yelnats, Jorden was the bus driver and Scott played the security guard. Here are a few photos. We hope you like them.

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