Friday 28th February
Year 5's residential
Year 5 had a fantastic few days at Robinwood. They took part in lots of different activities and were all very brave! Well done everyone!
Monday 10th - Friday 14th February
This week we have held our aspirations week in school. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of all our visitors who gave up their time to come into school to talk to and do workshops with the children. We had a range of people from air hostess and firefighters to florists and midwifes. The children have absolutely loved learning about different careers and finished the week by coming into school dressed up as who they aspire to be when they grow up. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came into school, to all the parents and carers for their support and last but not least to our deputy head teacher Mrs Chambers who worked hard to plan the week. THANK YOU!
Tuesday 11th February
Our talented KS2 artists...
Four of our talented artists spent the afternoon in an art workshop at St Richards school today. They were tasked with creating a scene to represent our school values. They chose to include our value superheroes in their design and received some great feedback. Well done!
Tuesday 4th February
A huge well done to our Y5 boys swim team who made it through to the Wigan grand final today! We have the fifth best swim team in Wigan! Well done Lucas for winning silver in freestyle too!
Monday 20th January
Year 5 & 6 Sportshall Athletics
Our excited Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics team at today's Wigan East event! Well done to everyone who took part :)
Saturday 11th January 2020
A Running Success @ the ATSA Cross Country Event for Garrett Hall
Congratulations to our KS2 Cross Country team who were successful in winning many trophies and medals at the ATSA Cross Country event today! The children were simply amazing! Some of our children finished in the top 4 overall and some the top 6 which is fantastic. A HUGE thank you to Mr Parr and Mrs Southern who gave up their Saturday morning to accompany the children to the competition and also to all the parents and carers who came along too. Your support at these events is greatly appreciated.
Monday 24th February
Those Pesky Pirates!
Our Reception came back to school today to find that their class treasure chest had been stolen! They are very excited for their new topic 'Pesky Pirates' We will keep you updated as the children make 'WANTED' posters to find the pirate and access lots of hands on learning opportunities and continuous provision themed around 'pirates'
Thursday 13th February
Tonight we held our valentines discos for children from Reception- Year 6. A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and to all the staff and friends of school who helped out on the evening. We have hopefully raised lots of money for the Friends of School fund which all goes directly back into improving school life for our children. A great night of fun was had by all.
Wednesday 12th February
Rotary Shoe Box appeal
A big thank you to all of our wonderful parents, carers and staff who made a box for the Rotary Shoe Box appeal - we have collected 78 boxes. Well done everyone!
Thursday 6th February
EYFS Chinese New Year Celebration Day
Our Reception children have had a lovely day celebrating their 'Chinese New Year Day'. The children enjoyed trying a range of Chinese foods, lion dancing, dragon crafts and came to school dressed in the lucky colours of red, gold and yellow!
Wednesday 22nd January
Anti Crash Crew Update
The Power of the Pupil Voice
Our school is a part of a group called 'The Anti Crash Crew'. Over the last year and a half a group of our year 6 pupils have been attending meetings to try and tackle the issue of road safety in our community along with 4 other schools. As a result the Council has authorised a zebra crossing to be installed outside St. Ambrose Barlow Primary School in Astley - work should commence in February. This means that the children in our community will now have a safe place to cross!There is still a lot more work to be done - watch the space for more news on pupil power!
Thursday 16th January 2020
Year 5 RE Competition
Our Year 5 children have really enjoyed creating entries for the National Association of Teachers of RE "Spiritual Arts" 2020 competition. This week our entrants have worked on finishing touches and they are ready to go! Good luck everyone!
Wednesday 26th February
History Time Travellers' Club
This week in our Time Travellers' History Club we have been researching our family name meaning and designing our own family crests!
Friday 14th February
Road Trip USA!
Both of our Year 4 classes performed their class assemblies about their topic Road Trip USA. The children from both classes were amazing. Well done everyone!
Thursday 13th February
Our anti-idling campaign...
Thank to Matthew from Wigan Air Quality Team for coming into school today to help spread our anti-idling message & a huge thank you to all of our parents for bring so receptive when we came round to spread the word.
Tuesday 11th February
Reception's Dragon Egg Hatches!
Well what a surprise we have had in Reception this morning! Our dragons egg has started to hatch! We had to ring a dragon expert to come and collect the egg
Wednesday 5th January
Our 5/6 badminton team win GOLD!
Huge congratulations to our Gold medal winning Year 5/6 Badminton Team!
Friday 24th January
Chinese New Year Celebrations!
On Friday our year 4 children had a fantastic time celebrating Chinese New Year. Thank you so much to one of our kind families for our special treats! The children loved learning about the Chinese Zodiac and traditions. They truly enjoyed bringing in the year of the rat! Happy Chinese New Year!
Friday 17th January 2020
Well done to our Year 2 football team who won the tournament at The Cliff training ground today. They are off to MUFC's first team's training centre Carrington next for the finals!
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Reception find a dragons egg!
Our Reception children returned to school today after the Christmas holidays and discovered a huge dragons egg in the classroom. The egg came with a note asking the children to take care of the egg and not to touch it. This has prompted fantastic discussion amongst the children about what may be inside and ways to care for it. This marks the start of our brand new topic 'Do Dragon's Exist?' We are looking forward to seeing what happens next and the children's writing too! Very exciting!