Summer Leaping into Learning Days 2021
Columba enjoyed learning all about pirates while being one themselves this Summer term. They walked the plank, looked for treasure and even danced like pirates dance. The children were able to take on the role of a pirate with ease after learning about them in such detail.
In the summer term, Perseus dressed up to participate in their very one Brazilian carnival. After learning all about the Brazilian culture during the Summer term, Perseus were able to create the most authentic carnival possible. We created our very own brazilian drums, learned a genuine Brazilian dance and even tasted real Brazilian food at our carnival. Everyone had a magnificent time but enjoyed making the Brazilian chocolate truffles the most even if they were very messy!
Squirrel Hayes Sports Day 2021
Sports day 2021 was a little different this year due to COVID-19 as we weren't able to have parents spectating. However, we still made this day as enjoyable as possible and the children had a wonderful time competing in a range of sporting events. Each class cheered on their own team and motivated them to do their best in each race.
Joe Wicks Children in Need 24 hour challenge 2020
At Squirrel Hayes, we joined Joe Wick's for his Children in Need challenge. Joe Wick's is the nation's favourite virtual PE teacher who worked out for an incredible 24 hours for Radio 2's BBC Children in Need challenge 2020. He completed a range of activities from cycling to yoga, boxing to rowing and of course his signature HIIT workouts which we joined in live online!
Autumn Leaping into Learning Days 2020
For our topic of 'The Emperor's New Land', we had a fun filled day participating in many activities linked to our topic. We made our own scutums (shield) to prepare for our battle in the afternoon. Carefully, we looked at roman numerals and explored these using lolly pop sticks. With our partners, we learned about the skills that the obedient Roman soldiers needed and ordered these by most importance and presented our findings to the class. Finally, we participated in a mega battle against our friends after forming the turtle formation we had learned about in our learning.
Young Voices 2019
Our 'Young Voices' choir recently attended the MEN Arena to be part of the largest school choir concert in the world. The squirrel choir of 11, had been practicing the songs and dance routines since September along with many other schools.
There were over 6000 pupils that attended the evening performance and we sang with 80's pop star Tony Hadley. We also got to dance with Urban Strides and even the parents joined in too !! It was a very long day but we all had an amazing time and loved taking part in the experience. We can't wait for next year!
Rotary Christmas Paintings
Before Christmas, the Biddulph Rotary club asked all the learners to paint or draw a Christmas scene. All learners took part and some of the designs were used to decorate the Town Hall at Christmas.
Children in Need
For Children in Need, the whole school took part in an assault course and learners contributed to a collection in aid of the charity. The activity was enjoyed by all of the learners.
Thank you to parents and carers for their kind contributions.
Remembrance Day 2018
Celebrating 100 Years since the end of WW1.
Bright poppy collages were created by Early Years, Year 1 created huge poppies for the windows and made soldiers, Year 2 cut and painted poppies and wrote imaginative acrostic poems, Year 3 created life size images of soldiers filled with painted poppies and wrote shape poems about the war and Year 4 created some amazing sunset art work.
All the classes took part in an assembly with parents and carers where we sang songs from the war and shared our learning.
Our artwork and poems are on display in our library area along with the unknown soldier.