Maths GCSE
May 21, 2019, 12:21 pm
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Our seven Year Six pupils who are taking their Maths GCSE this summer took the first paper this morning. They sat the exam as “private candidates” at Hulme Grammar School. They tell me they found the paper quite hard but not too bad. That’s probably how it should be- when they tell me it’s “easy” is when I worry more!

Around school this afternoon…
May 14, 2019, 4:07 pm
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Our choir…

Our Science club…

Our drama club…

Music Festival Entry 2019
May 14, 2019, 2:09 pm
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I am pleased to announce that our school choir will be entering the 2019 Oldham Music Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in June. This will be the first time in many years we have entered. Our after school choir is developing very well indeed- they have sung at the Zion Church Christmas Fair, at Medlock Court and Oakdene Nursing Homes, and this will be, I think, a memorable occasion.

The choir will sing three songs in a music theatre style.

International Football Tournament
May 10, 2019, 6:10 pm
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I was so impressed by the footballers this afternoon, and by the attitude of those unfortunately unable to be selected, I shall be running an international themed football tournament after half term. All Year Five and Year Six children who wish to compete will be able to do so and I shall collect names of those interested next week. I am sure our children will have fun representing England, Brazil, Argentina and Spain in a competitive tournament.

Football Friendly
May 10, 2019, 5:57 pm
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Our football team succumbed to a rare defeat today in the friendly match v St. Edward’s. The final result was 7-4 to St. Edward’s so we congratulate them and look forward to playing them again. A special mention is due to Musa and to Bailey for their very good performances.

SATS information
May 3, 2019, 10:09 am
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SATs season is upon us. These are tests set by the DfE which in Key Stage One are used to inform teachers’ assessments, and in Key Stage Two they are reported upon.

There is no reason at all why any of our children should feel stressed by them. Our Year Six pupils usually quite enjoy SATs week, and our Year Two pupils often barely notice they are taking place.

The timetable is as below- for Key Stage One it is more flexible for schools, which probably helps avoid any unwanted anxiety, and government information about SATs is accessible via the link.

2018/19 academic year

Key stage 1

Date Activity
May 2019 Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 10 June 2019 Phonics screening check week

Key stage 2

Date Activity
Monday 13 May 2019 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019 English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2019 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2019 Mathematics paper 3

Easter Bunny Winners
April 30, 2019, 9:03 am
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Our winning children in the Lees and Saddleworth Business Hub Easter Bunny competition:

Rugby request
April 29, 2019, 9:17 am
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I’ve received a request to publicise a local rugby club looking for new players currently in Year Five. I do not know the club, but I am aware of a strong culture of rugby over the years in this area. If your child is in Year Five and interested, you may like to contact the club.

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Extra curricular clubs
April 24, 2019, 10:09 am
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We like to provide a good range of extra curricular clubs (sporting and otherwise) as cheaply as possible so that as many of our children as possible can participate. Below is our current menu, on top of which are some extra Maths & English tuition classes:


Science club (Years 1 & 2): £4 per half term, half price to children for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding

Tennis club (Years 3-5): free

Choir (Years 2-6): free

Drama (Years 3-5): free

Chess ((Years 3-6): £5 per half term. half price to children for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding


Ball games (Years 1-3): £5 per half term, half price to children for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding


Ball games (Years 4-6) £5 per half term, half price to children for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding

Football (Years 5,6): free



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Easter Pebbles competition winners
April 24, 2019, 9:53 am
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The winners of our Easter pebble competition were announced: Frankie-Joe, William, Dominic and Chelsea. Thank you and congratulations to all who entered. The pebbles will make a permanent display in the school courtyard.


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