Nail biting netball

In very crisp, cold conditions the Parkroyal netball team faced top of the league Marlborough in what turned out to be an exciting nail biter of a match. 

The first quarter belonged to Parkroyal with an excellent start to the match after Lucy scored two quick goals. The second and third quarters were a turn around for Marlborough with some very fast play down the court and brilliant shooting from their GA. The final quarter saw Parkroyal come to within two goals but there just weren't enough minutes left on the clock to pull ahead. Final score for the A team was 9-11; an outstanding performance by all and according to the Marlborough coach, their most competitive match of the season so far!

The B team took to the court next against a mixture of Marlborough A and B players. They worked fantastically as a team, trying to put into practice the skills learnt during training. For many of the team it was their first time out on court in a competitive match and they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

Congratulations to Noah and David who won player of the match for their teams respectively.

Team support! Go Parkroyal!!

Team support! Go Parkroyal!!

Team talk

Team talk

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Year 1 have got the moves!

Today year one started a new PE topic learning a dance based on our story Handa's Surprise. We were thinking about moving and travelling like different characters and animals from the story.

 

Can you guess what animal we were moving like in these videos? 

1GH  

1BW  

Cheeky monkey Daphne swinging from tree to tree! 🐵 

Cheeky monkey Daphne swinging from tree to tree! 🐵 

Balancing our 'baskets' on our head.  

Balancing our 'baskets' on our head.  

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Great monkey Heath!  

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Action shot - 1BWs finest monkeys!  

 

Year 5 Challenge Day at Macclesfield Academy

Someone 'borrowed' the Academy Rock Van over the summer holidays.  

Who were they? 

 

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Year 5 used their Spanish skills to work out the main suspect. 

Where did the van go? 

 

Geography knowledge put to the test.

Geography knowledge put to the test.

What was the van used for? 

 

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Mathematic puzzles needed to be solved, as a team, to collect vital pieces of information. 

 

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Brain food was provided by the Academy, to keep us going!

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After lunch, Year 5 teams collated all their group information and carefully began to write a crime report. 

 

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Finally, each team presented their report.

Had they solved the crime?

 

 

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Yes, they did! 

Budding authors in the making!

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On November 29th, our head boy, head girl and deputies attended a workshop for able writers at Ash Grove school.  It was presented by Colin R. Parsons who has written many children's stories about fantasy, sci-fi and the supernatural.


Colin shared how he started on the road to writing and introduced the children to some of his stories and characters, as well as giving them some valuable tips for story writing. The children were then encouraged to write their own stories. The workshop finished with feedback and a Q and A session.

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Food Glorious Food....

14 hungry pupils visited the catering department at Macclesfield College to critique dishes created by the college catering students. Following a visit to the school kitchen at Parkroyal and some invaluable nutrition advice from Mrs Barber, the students were tasked with creating a healthy menu suitable to serve as school meals which the pupils were asked to taste and give feedback on the dishes. There was a wonderful selection of main meals, puddings and snacks including sweet and sour chicken, fish goujons, cottage pie, pasta, lemon posset, flapjacks and much more. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed all the food and gave some extremely useful feedback to the students. One of the lecturers John said

'Your students are a credit to the school. So well behaved and full of confidence. I hope that we can call on your services next year'.

Senses Show and Tell

Year 1 have been learning about their senses in science so Mrs Hunt and Mrs Wright invited the children to bring in something that they liked the look of, sound of, smell of, taste of or feel of.  

We used lots of brilliant language like sweet, juicy, soft, rough, bumpy, loud, twinkly and smelly!  

 

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We like the look of these toys.  👀

 

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We like how all of these feel.  ✋🏽

 

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These all smell lovely!  👃🏼

 

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These all sounded different. 👂🏾 

 

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These taste juicy! 👅 

New books.

You can't beat a nice new book to read; following feedback from pupil voice, the Enrichment team have made a start to the new reading area by ordering new titles from up to date authors.

We shall be adding to these over the school year by organising events for you to be involved in and running the 'GOLDEN BALL' monthly draw to help generate funds.  As always we thank you for continuing to support the Enrichment banking and events team.

We shall be adding to these over the school year by organising events for you to be involved in and running the 'GOLDEN BALL' monthly draw to help generate funds.

 As always we thank you for continuing to support the Enrichment banking and events team.

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