Friday 7th December
Christmas Jumper Day!
We held our annual Christmas jumper day on Friday the 7th December. We had lots of amazing jumpers-some that even lit up and sang! Thank you to everyone who got involved. The children looked fantastic.
Monday 2nd - Friday 7th December
Year 6 Bikeability!
Some of our Year 6 children completed their Bikeability course this week. Bikeability is based on the government approved National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches young children the necessary skills to ride confidently on today's roads. It is a life long skill that can be instilled at a young age encouraging a healthy lifestyle, boosting confidence and developing independence. A big thank you for the Bkeability trainers for working with our children throughout the week.
Friday 16th November
Do what you please for Children in Need!
We held a 'do what you please' non-uniform day to raise money for Children in Need. Children were asked to donate £1.00 to wear their own clothes. We raised a fantastic £463.70 from non-uniform. A huge thank you to everyone who donated money for this. Some of our wonderful year 6 children also decided to run a cake sale. Children brought in cakes that the had baked at home to sell on the playground. We raised a further £270.24 from the cake sale which is amazing.
Our grand total raised for Children in Need is £733.94. A HUGE thank you to everyone involved!
Wednesday 7th November
Year 1 Visits Imagine That!
Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Imagine That! in Liverpool as part of their 'superheroes super me' topic. They explored their senses in the science area, made their very own bath bombs and slime, painted fridge magnets and watched an exciting science show. The children also explored the activity village where they role played in the village supermarket, vets, hairdressers, pizza parlour, construction yard and much more! Lots of fun for everyone involved!
Friday 2nd November 2018
Well done to our KS2 kurling team who enjoyed taking part in the 'Kurling festival' this afternoon. We were so proud of how well they played and the determination they showed. It's great to see children enjoying a different type of sport-one that's usually seen during the winter Olympics!
Friday 2nd November 2018
KS1 pumpkin carving contest..
We had some amazing entries for our annual pumpkin carving contest! Thank you so much to everyone who helped their child to carve and create a pumpkin. We had some fantastic and VERY creative designs this year! We have raised around £30 and this will be used to fund some new wet playtime equipment for the children such as colouring books, pens and board games.
Tuesday 18th December
We are Wigan Observer's School of the Week...
You can obtain a copy of the photograph in the newspaper on Tuesday 18th December.
Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th December
KS1 Christmas Nativity... It'sssss Christmassss
A HUGE well done to all the children who performed this years nativity this week. It was simply amazing. Beautiful singing, amazing dancing, fantastic speaking and some wonderful solo artists. A big thank you to all our KS1 staff who worked incredibly hard to put together the production and all of the costumes etc.
Friday 7th December 2018
Thank you for all the coloured donations for the Christmas hampers this year. We were able to make a fantastic and jam packed hamper for each year groups colour. The winners have been notified. A list of winners can be found on the school newsletter. Well done to everyone who won a hamper :-) We hope you enjoy them over the festive period!
Monday 3rd December
KS2 Dodgeball Team
Well done to our KS2 dodgeball team who represented Garrett Hall at Fred Longworth High School today. You were amazing!
Wednesday 28th November 2018
2nd place for Garrett Hall!
A huge congratulations to our KS2 dance team who came 2nd in the KS2 dance tournament at 180 Dance, Tyldesley this afternoon, with their "Garrett Hall does strictly come dancing" routine!The children have worked tirelessly on their routine for the past 5 weeks...giving up many of their lunch times to practise the dance. We are very proud of them. Another trophy for the Garrett Hall cabinet.
Friday 16th November 2018
Well done Anya!
A huge well done to Anya Butterworth who was one of the nominees for the Disabled Achiever of the Year Award at the Greater Sports event last week. Sadly Anya didn't win but we are incredibly proud of her achievements this year. Mr Parr and Mr Webster accompanied Anya to her award ceremony. A fabulous night had by all!
Friday 9th November 2018
A fantastic performance of 'Road to Respect'
Today the children and staff enjoyed a fantastic performance of 'Road to Respect' by Altru Drama which fit this years anti-bullying week theme of 'respect'. The story told of a young girl called Taylor who bullied two children in her class because they were different to her. The performance looked at the themes of cyber-bullying, verbal bullying and physical bullying. It really made the children think about their actions and how they might make others feel. A fantastic performance as usual which kick started our anti-bullying week perfectly!
Friday 7th December
KS2 Choir sing for the community...
A huge well done to the KS2 Garrett Hall choir who sang at St George's Rotary Community Carol Service last night - they sounded wonderful. A big thank you to the choir and Miss Worrall for giving up their time to attend the service in the evening. Well done everyone.
Monday 19th November 2018
Year 5/6 Basket Ball Team
Well done to our Year 5/6 basketball team who took part in the ATSA basketball competition last week. They showed great team spirit and determination throughout!
Thursday 15th November 2018
A BIG thank you!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated an advent calendar for Atherton and Leigh foodbank. We collected a whopping 171 calendars and these have now been dropped off at the foodbank. W are positive that these will help many families in their next food parcel and we hope they put a smile on many children's faces on the 1st December!
Monday 12th November 2018
Odd socks rock!
Today we kick started our whole school anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks. Children and staff came to school in odd socks to show that we respect each other. This morning the children enjoyed their Monday morning assembly with Mrs Beaty which was centered around the theme of 'respect' for ant-bullying week. This week each class will be teaching anti-bullying through a text in their English lessons.
Thursday 1st November 2018
I ain't afraid of no ghosts!
Our KS2 children enjoyed dressing up for our annual KS2 disco. The children all had a wonderful time and we were certainly spooked by some of the wonderful costumes! A big thank you to the friends of school for once again supporting the Halloween disco and for all the staff who volunteered their time to help out.
Thursday 8th November 2018
Garrett Hall remembers...
We are proud to showcase our beautiful poppy installation as a tribute to all who lost their lives in World War One. Our tribute marks this years centenary. Each child at Garrett Hall painted a poppy (using the bottom of a plastic bottle) and each poppy is now hung on our display which cascades down the front of our school. We have also included tributes to some of the men that fought and died during the war who were from Tyldesley.
Lest we forget.