Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Triathlon @ Hough End 🏊🏽‍♀️🚴🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️🏅

What a fantastic experience! All the children that took part in the Brownlee Foundation triathlon had a ball. Even though it wasn’t a competitive event, they cheered each other on and supported their team mates all the way through.

They all completed the triathlon – although some were more exhausted than others – they all have a medal to prove it. I can’t wait for next year. It was such good fun! I think you’ll agree, the pictures show just how much the children enjoyed it.

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Super SFA

I’ve been really impressed with how thoughtful and developed the children’s responses have become this week! Keep up the excellent work!

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Thinking outside the box

This week SFA has started….and that means team building! I was really impressed with the children thinking outside the box during our tower challenge.

Friday, September 6th, 2019

A Fantastic First Week!

Year 6S, what can I say, what an amazing first week back- you have been an absolute please! it has been so lovely meeting and getting to know you all. In our learning we have been reading numbers to 10, 000, 000- yes you heard it right- TEN MILLION! In our literacy work we have been looking at personification poetry from a readers and a writers perspective. Have an amazing weekend and keep up with the excellent work!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

A Tour Around Old Trafford

This year we have been lucky to work with a football coach from Manchester United. He very kindly organised a trip for the children to visit Old Trafford.  We had a great time and we were able to learn loads of interesting facts.

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

John Rylands Library Trip

A couple of weeks ago the children were able to go to John Rylands Library to learn about the Peterloo Massacre.  They had a lot of fun and found out lots of information whilst carrying out a history investigation. Have a look at what they got up to…

 

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

A Trip to the Powerhouse Library

A couple of weeks ago we walked to the library for an induction.  The children had a great time and really enjoyed looking at all the different books. They were really excited when they got to choose a book to bring back to school and they have been hooked on reading ever since. If you get a chance, especially during the summer holidays, try to visit the library and borrow a few books. If you’ve lost your library card signing up is really quick and easy.

 

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Eid Assembly and Party

Thank so you much for all your help and support. The Eid Assembly was fantastic and we couldn’t have done it without you. It was a fantastic day and we had a great time at our Eid party and community get together in the afternoon.

 

 

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Art as Activism Workshop at Manchester International Festival

On Sunday 7th July, Lotte, our artist in residence and the person who has created so many of our amazing corridor displays, will be doing a workshop as part of the opening weekend of MIF.  Lotte has been working on an Art as Activism project with our school for a couple of years now and she will be debuting a workshop this weekend.  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work with Lotte so here are some more details about the event and the artist herself…

During the MIF opening weekender you can join Lotte on Sunday the 7th July for some  Art as Activism: Banner Making at Manchester Art Gallery- part of Tania Bruguera’s world premier of ‘ School of Integration’.

Art as Activism: Banner Making

By Lotte Karlsen

Manchester Art Gallery, Sunday 7 July

3.30-5.00pm

Book a place here

Class Description

An introduction to the Art as Activism toolkit – message making and banner design. Students are invited to take part in making a group banner, displaying a collective message to promote the School of Integration’s ethos.

Two banners will be produced to be displayed on the railings of the gallery.

Additional to displaying the collective message, all students are invited to add their own personal touch by adding further writing, drawings or symbols to the banner with non-permanent felt tip pens. Why non-permanent? The idea is to take advantage of the Manchester rainy weather and deliberately make the felt tip colours run, weathering it into something unexpected. Individual contributions will become one colourful integrated background.

Class Exercise

20 min – Art as Activism introduction and message making

70 min – Banner design and making

Class Notes

Teacher’s Biography

Lotte Karlsen’s Art as Activism toolkit was originally designed as an educational resource to instruct children about how the arts intersect with and can be used to support causes of liberty and justice, in alignment with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The toolkit  was born out of the 2018 UK Women’s Centenary as well as Alexandra Arts’ Pankhurst in the Park 2014-18, a socially-engaged platform for female artists in Manchester’s Alexandra Park. Pankhurst in the Park involved an extensive programme of local arts events and an international artist residency, accompanied by St. Mary’s CE Primary school’s UNICEF Rights Respecting initiative. St. Mary’s is significant as it auspiciously sits right next to the birthplace of iconic Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

Text below from https://mif.co.uk/whats-on/school-of-integration/

Tania Bruguera’s powerful, provocative and inspiring new work draws us nearer to those who’ve made this city their home, inviting us to discover and embrace the diversity in our midst.

During MIF19, the school will offer over 80 classes on a wide-ranging curriculum that includes food, customs, ethics, politics and many other forms of knowledge – classes given by local people originally from countries around the world, from Zimbabwe to Tibet. These are not only instructional lessons, but something more personal and vivid. Each teacher will pass on their own experiences, sharing skills, knowledge and culture in a different kind of communal integration and learning experience in the heart of Manchester.

Open and free to all, School of Integration fosters cohesion and builds bridges of cultural understanding – encouraging us to eliminate the idea of strangeness and cherish a plurality of voices, and integrating us with the world.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Even Teachers Study at the Weekend!

What a fabulous day today has been! Mrs Worsley and I have been to the People’s History Museum to learn about The Peterloo Massacre and what we can do to enhance the topic for our Y5 students.

We’ve got some fabulous, new ideas so watch out kids!

Oh, and we also got matching tattoos 🤣

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