Keep on Running!

Last Saturday, the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships, held at Heaton Park, brought an end to this year’s cross country season. Over the last three months, several of our children have demonstrated great spirit and determination by attending cross country races at Buille Hill Park and other locations; to represent St Philip’s in the Salford Cross Country Championships. All the children did extremely well in (at times) extremely harsh conditions, but a special congratulations go to Niall and Isobel, who came in second position overall in Salford and were specially selected to represent Salford at the Greater Manchester Championships. Well done children; we are extremely proud!

Chinese New Year! 🎉🏮🎊🇨🇳👘

The whole school had an absolute ball celebrating Chinese New Year! Calligraphy, Chinese paper folding, lantern making and traditional lion dancing were just some of the excellent activities taking place around the school. A huge thank you to all the parents who supported the day; it was clear a huge effort had been made judging by the fantastic outfits the children arrived to school in. A whole school Lion Dance performance, courtesy of the Manchester Chinese Cultural Centre, left children completely mesmorised; some of our staff and children also had the opportunity to take part in it too. Have a peek at some of the highlights in the video below.


Father Christmas has chosen Class 4 to house an elf during Advent. He watches to see if we’re naughty or nice. Each evening he flies all the way back to the North Pole with his Christmas magic to report back to St. Nick! He sent him to us on December 1st. We thought very carefully about what we could name him. After lots of deliberation, we decided on Elvis Buddy! He loves his name.

There is only one rule we must follow to see Elvis Buddy tomorrow.

We mustn’t touch him as his magic might go and Santa won’t hear all he has seen or he knows.

He will listen to us and we can tell him our wishes.

The gleam in his eye and his little bright smile shows us he is listening and noting our file.

Each day Elvis Buddy gets up to mischief in and around our classroom. Take a peek at his antics so far…

CAFOD Fundraising

Throughout December our classes have been raising money for the charity CAFOD. Each class tried to do something different to raise their funds including; trying to break world records, undertaking ‘bush tucker trials’, making popcorn for a film afternoon and holding a WWII day. Proceeds from the events allowed each class to choose an item from CAFOD’s World Gifts catalogue which supports families and communities in developing countries. The children greatly enjoyed sharing their love and kindness to those in need this Christmas.






Sports Day 2013

Today, 15th July, pupils participated in a sports day event. This is the first time in recent years that such an event has taken place and it was a great success! Pupils enjoyed a variety of activities and participated in teams. Their attitude and sportsmanship were commendable. A fun day was had by all! Photographs from KS1 will folow ASAP…









Jubilee Celebration Day

The whole school have gathered together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The children and staff have dressed in red, white and blue for the day and have enjoyed a traditional street party and disco. Enjoy the photos and the bank holiday celebrations!

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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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