Whole School

Exploring world religions

This week has given each class the chance to dig deeper into their RE curriculum, to better understand the cultures and beliefs of people that we see around us.

 

On Tuesday, we were delighted to welcome Imran Kotwal. Imran led a whole school assembly on the ‘5 pillars of Islam’. He was very knowledgable and the children were extremely engaged. 

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 With assistance, Imran showed artefacts that were important to him in his life as a Muslim. 

With assistance, Imran showed artefacts that were important to him in his life as a Muslim. 

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 The reception children had a fun day making prayer mats, similar to the ones brought byImran, and they can be seen displayed outside their classrooms. 

The reception children had a fun day making prayer mats, similar to the ones brought byImran, and they can be seen displayed outside their classrooms. 

 

In Year 2, the children studied the Jewish faith, learning the names of some of the key artefacts for that faith...kippah, tallit, Torah and yad. We talked about Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath, with the help of this stunning ‘challah’ bread kindly made by Flour Water Salt. Thank you so much. 

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The children talked about celebration for the Jewish faith, and reflected on celebrations in their own life, writing on a balloon or candle explaining why they were important to them. 

 

On Wednesday morning, Rev Andy Williams from the Macclesfield Team Parish, All Saints Church, joined us for a whole school assembly to give his thoughts on some important artefacts for Christians, with his cross, bible and candle.  

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 Yaya really enjoyed her work on a Tuesday, so she drew a mosque and a prayer mat in her own time.

Yaya really enjoyed her work on a Tuesday, so she drew a mosque and a prayer mat in her own time.

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On Wednesday, Year 3 we’re researching facts and the Jewish Torah and the way the Jewish people live. 

 Rev Andy Williams visited Year 2 to talk about the importance of light to a Christian, including stars, candles and stained glass windows.    

Rev Andy Williams visited Year 2 to talk about the importance of light to a Christian, including stars, candles and stained glass windows. 

 

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 Year 2 later made and painted their own candle, on which to show how light was important to them. 

Year 2 later made and painted their own candle, on which to show how light was important to them. 

The Reception classes enjoyed a  ‘7 day’s of Creation’ day in which they enjoyed activities linked to the 7 days of the Jewish and Christian creation story

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In Year 1, the children learned about weddings and marriage. Rev Andy Williams joined Year 1 to talk about why weddings take place in churches. The Year 1 staff also had the opportunity to recreate a joyous moment when they tried on their own wedding dresses to show the children! As you might spot on one of the photos, the children also wrote a recipe for a marriage.

 

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Global Garden Day!

What a wonderful day we have had today! It really was like gardening in Uganda with this heat!  Firstly in our whole school assembly we looked at at Peters Projection Map of the world and then some images of Africa.  Some of the images were not at all what we expected and we were very surprised. 

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Then Year 4s learnt a gardening method that is about 5 times more effective that the practices we normally use in this country and they learnt about how we can reuse and recycle lots of equipment.  They built 'bag gardens' which should last up to 5 years! 

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Year 4 showed amazing team working skills, enthusiasm and hard work all day!  They are looking forward to planting the 'bag gardens' up next week.  

A mile a day, a different way!

Day 1

Year 5 decided to march...... 

 

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Year 3 shared the mile with a partner..... 

 

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1BW decided to march, accidentally recreating a famous album cover! 

 

 Knees up 1GH! 

Knees up 1GH! 

Day 2

Year 6 began the day running their mile. 

 

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Year 4 cheered when they finished their mile today! 

 

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Miss Johnson challenged Year 5 to race their daily mile...... 

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2JB finished their mile quicker than Mr Beevers! 

 

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Day 3

Phase 3 took up the challenge together.... 

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Year 5 used their PE session to do another mile, each lap unique to themselves!

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Year 1 decided to do their laps as different animals. See if you can spot the cheeky monkeys and tall giraffes! 

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Reception enjoyed their mile in the sunshine. 

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Day 4

Year 1 decided to blast some music out and dance their way around for their mile! 

 

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It was also the furthest we'd done! Go Year 1! 

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'.

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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October 'Golden ball' winners are...

Edie 6BU and Elizabeth 4SC (members of the Enrichment team), drew the following lucky numbers today for October's prize draw:

WELL DONE.

First prize £40         82  Jack 5BJ

Second prize £23    7  Kitty 5BJ

Third prize  £15        43  Mr Ransom

If you would like to join, letters will be in childrens book bags this week and at our school office.  The Children's Enrichment team run this monthly fundraiser and appreciate all the support you give.

Thank you.

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Parent's pictures shared of your Grow a £1 process.

Thank you for sharing your 'Grow a £1' pictures. It's great to see you having fun whilst making your £1 pound grow.

 

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Leo making a very professional finish to his Halloween Slime! 

  Abbey and Kitty both from 5BJ, busy decorating their chocolate penguin cupcakes.

Abbey and Kitty both from 5BJ, busy decorating their chocolate penguin cupcakes.

  Eliza from 2MN ready to sell her delicious homemade cakes at the Park Tavern with Mum.

Eliza from 2MN ready to sell her delicious homemade cakes at the Park Tavern with Mum.

  Charlotte 5BJ very carefully putting together an ingredients list for her teams chocolate penguin cakes and making sure they stay within the budget. 

Charlotte 5BJ very carefully putting together an ingredients list for her teams chocolate penguin cakes and making sure they stay within the budget. 

  Poppy 5BJ and younger brother Leo in Reception, having fun putting the mixture together ready for the Halloween slime pots! 

Poppy 5BJ and younger brother Leo in Reception, having fun putting the mixture together ready for the Halloween slime pots! 

News of your 'Grow a £1' so far.

The Enrichment Banking and Events team have been impressed by so many budding business minded pupils growing their £1.

97 students completed application forms to grow a £1 back in September. We have had teams of siblings, friends and individual pupils growing their £1 in so many different ways. 

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The project will be closing on the 2nd November. All £1 loans with need to be returned with any profit made to the enrichment post box outside Mrs Savage's maths room.

We can't wait to share the total made by pupils and photos of all the exciting enterprise schemes.

Thank you for giving the project a try and working hard to grow your £1.

The Enrichment Team students.

Another great cross country performance!

 Some of the Year 5 and 6 winning team members

Some of the Year 5 and 6 winning team members

 Year 3/4 girls battling it out

Year 3/4 girls battling it out

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Pupils from Years 3,4,5 and 6 joined 15 other schools at the Macclesfield Athletics track on Wednesday to compete in the last race meet of this term.

As always, every member of the Parkroyal team gave a brilliant individual performance against some very tough competition. Here are the final finish positions

Y3/4 girls - Maisie 30, Matilda 42, India 44, Merryn 48, Lola 55, Leah 68, Daisy 86, Isabelle 87

Y3/4 boys - Nolen 46, Adam 47, Alfie 68, Josh 70, Morgan 94, Austin 102, Elias 108

Y5/6 girls - Lucy 3, Dot 10, Yasmin 12, Mikayla 25, Amelie 28, Astrid 43, Tilly 53, Rosalynn 70

Y5/6 boys - Noah 6, Calum 13, Hamish 14, Freddy 24, Daniel 27, Ethan 53, Dennis 64

Huge congratulations to the Year 5/6 girls who secured 1st place school for the second time scoring just 25 points and to the Year 5/6 boys who moved up the podium to win 2nd place school with a brilliant 33 points. Well done everyone and thanks to all our parents and carers for your fantastic support at the event.

Mrs Smith and Mrs Morgan

Head Boy And Head Girl

 The Head Boys And Girls   

The Head Boys And Girls

 

The new school year has rolled around, and that means big changes. Today, funnily enough, on Friday the 13th the winners for Head boy and Head girl were announced. Every single child who wrote a letter did extremely well. As Mrs Beaumont has already said, it is hard to deal with rejection, but unfortunately that's just part of life. I think everyone who wrote an application should be proud. Mrs Beaumont found it so hard to decide, she had to have two extra winners who would become deputy heads! It was tense, and after a long X-Factor style wait, the winners were announced: Ben Coldwell and Robyn Laird, along with Anya Wolverson and Hugo Beswick as the deputies.

We are all very proud of them, and I'm sure they'll proceed to do great things. 

Here are a few quotes from the successors: Ben says, "I was so suprised and excited for what's to come." Robyn says, "I'm really happy and I can't believe it's really happening!" They all seem very proud of what they achieved. I'm not suprised!

Family quiz night and Hot Pot supper.

Enrichment team’s ‘Family Quiz Night & Hot Pot Supper’

Thursday 19th October 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

 

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As a group we have decided to host the above event.  We will be serving a Hot Pot Supper with crusty bread and pickled vegetables.

The cost of a ticket to enter the quiz and for a delicious Hot Pot Supper will be £5.00 per adult and £2.00 per child. The children's meal includes a soft drink. We are happy for you to bring your own bottle (alcoholic or not) to enjoy with your meal. Teams are a maximum of 5 people.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance, and we ask for all slips to be returned by Friday 13th October. A free raffle ticket will be issued with all Hot Pot suppers served, for our end of evening raffle.

We hope you will support our evening as we have worked extremely hard as a team to organise this event and all money raised will help to continue enriching our school.

Many thanks,

Phase 3 Enrichment Banking and Events team.

'Golden ball' winners May - September

Here are our winning  'Golden Ball' numbers  from May to September 2017.

  May : 1st  34 Mrs Taylor  £29, 2rd 5 Mrs Groves £15, 3nd 76 Mrs Drabble £10    June: 1st  32 Miss Parton £29, 2nd 82 Miss Gardner £15, 3rd 85 Mrs Barber £10    July: 1st 61 Mrs Ray £29, 2nd 83 Mrs Savage £15, 3rd 14 Mrs Randells £10    August: 1st 145 Chloe Savage £40, 2nd 156 Mrs Beaumont £23, 3rd 86 Miss Williams £15    September: 1st 28 Mrs Goodwin £40, 2nd 126 Eleanor Stallman Y1 £23, 3rd 88 Mrs Dunkley £15.    

May : 1st  34 Mrs Taylor  £29, 2rd 5 Mrs Groves £15, 3nd 76 Mrs Drabble £10

June: 1st  32 Miss Parton £29, 2nd 82 Miss Gardner £15, 3rd 85 Mrs Barber £10

July: 1st 61 Mrs Ray £29, 2nd 83 Mrs Savage £15, 3rd 14 Mrs Randells £10

August: 1st 145 Chloe Savage £40, 2nd 156 Mrs Beaumont £23, 3rd 86 Miss Williams £15

September: 1st 28 Mrs Goodwin £40, 2nd 126 Eleanor Stallman Y1 £23, 3rd 88 Mrs Dunkley £15.