Year 1 Podcasts…

Pupils in Year 1, Mrs Welsh’s class, have been learning how to write and record a Podcast. Using the theme of the Queen’s Jubilee, the children worked in groups and composed their own music. They then wrote their own Jubilee messages and then read them out ‘over’ the music they created. Many thanks to Mrs Constadine for leading this task. A future in radio production may on the horizon…

Lledr Hall Days Three and Four…


Pupils (and staff!) from Year 6 greatly enjoyed their once-in-a-lifetime experience at Lledr Hall last week. They participated in orienteering, hiking, canoeing, lake swimming, adventure playgrounds, night-line and much, much more. Mr Cooper’s class will be editing a short commemorative film after the holidays, but we thought we’d upload some photographs to keep you going until then!

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Lledr Hall Day 1 and 2

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The weather is glorious here in North Wales and the children are all having a fantastic time together. We arrived in time for lunch yesterday and have already worked on team-working activities, orienteering and ‘low rope exercises’. This morning we used our map reading skills to climb a mountain, eating our packed lunch whilst enjoying views over Snowdonia.

Year 2 Visit Stockley Farm

Year 2 recently visited Stockley Farm. We had a great time and did lots of fun and interesting things:

  • We went on a nature walk
  • We fed pigs, goats and lambs
  • We held cuddly, soft rabbits and guinea-pigs
  • We played on the adventure playground
  • We had fun on the bouncy castle
  • We learnt about the dairy where the cows are milked
  • We had a ride in a tractor
  • We met the cows, sheep, horses and birds of prey

We hope you enjoy looking at our photos!

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Relay of Prayer Assembly

As you are aware from previous posts, our school has recently been involved in the Relay of Prayer event organised by Salford Diocese. Each school had to learn about a country participating in this year’s Olympic Games and St. Philip’s RC had to study Palestine. The final stage of the process was for pupils from our school to visit St. Thomas of Canterbury, where they led an assembly on Palestine and passed on the torch of prayer. Many thanks to Mrs McNeill and Mrs Aldred for planning and preparing the assembly!

Torch of Prayer

As you are aware, the Torch of Prayer is travelling round all schools in the Salford Diocese to recognise and celebrate all the countries participating in the Olympic Games this summer.
Each school is praying for the country they have been allocated, and learning about the geography, culture and traditions of that country. St Philip’s received the Torch of Prayer from St Anne’s Crumpsall, who presented a beautiful assembly on Singapore. They left a generous gift of bookmarks for every child in our school, depicting messages and greetings in Chinese writing (one of Singapore’s main languages) with personal note on the reverse.
We then travelled to St Thomas of Canterbury to present our assembly on Palestine. The assembly was vibrant, informative and hugely enjoyable – a particular thank you to Mrs McNeill, Mrs Aldred and the children who took part.
Over the last few weeks at St Philip’s, every class has been involved in the Torch of Prayer project and has been researching Palestine. The children have learnt that there is a strong tradition of art and craft, have made soap, candles, clay pots and plaques, learnt how to weave and appliqué, embroidered designs to symbolise crops and stitched images representing aspects of Palestinian culture, written poetry inspired by their research and learnt how to print ‘by hand’. We gave some examples of all our work as gifts to St Thomas’.

We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our assembly!
Look out for the video which will be posted onto the Blog soon.

 Miss G Haigh
RE Co-ordinator